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Fresh Air is a podcast that features in-depth interviews and insightful conversations with a wide range of guests from various fields of expertise. Hosted by Terry Gross, the show provides an engaging mix of cultural commentary, news analysis, and thought-provoking discussions on topics that matter to people around the world. From acclaimed writers and artists to prominent politicians and social activists, every guest on Fresh Air offers unique perspectives on issues that shape our lives. With an emphasis on intelligent, engaging conversation, Fresh Air is the perfect podcast for anyone who loves to be informed, entertained, and challenged by ideas that matter.

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The History Of King Kong & Godzilla

46m · Published 12 Apr 07:00
Godzilla X Kong: The New Empire is the latest film starring two of cinema's biggest monsters. Today we take a look at the first time they were introduced to audiences. Film historian Rudy Behlmer tells us about the 1933 film King Kong. And Steve Ryfle wrote a book about the making of the 1954 Japanese film Godzilla .
Also, film critic Justin Chang reviews Civil War .
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The 'Land Grab' Displacing The Maasai People

43m · Published 11 Apr 18:47
Atlantic journalist Stephanie McCrummen says foreign interests are acquiring Serengeti territory in Northern Tanzania, effectively displacing indigenous cattle-herders from their traditional grazing lands. McCrummen spoke with Dave Davies about the billionaires, conservation groups, and safari tourism in this story.
Also, John Powers reviews the TV adaptation of Viet Thanh Nguyen's Pulitzer Prize-winning book, The Sympathizer .
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The High Pressure Experiments That Made D-Day

44m · Published 10 Apr 19:35
What happens to the body in the deep sea? You need oxygen to survive, but too much oxygen can be deadly. Also, if you rise to the surface too quickly, nitrogen bubbles can form in your body and kill you. We'll talk with author and scientist Rachel Lance, who has conducted research for the military, using a hyperbaric chamber in which the air and the pressure can be controlled to mimic what divers and submarines are exposed to. Her new book is about the scientists whose dangerous experiments about underwater pressure and injury were critical to the success of D-Day. It's called Chamber Divers .
David Bianculli reviews the new series Franklin , starring Michael Douglas as Ben Franklin.
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Internet Brain & The Age Of Overthinking

45m · Published 09 Apr 19:28
Linguist Amanda Montell says our brains are overloaded with a constant stream of information that stokes our innate tendency to believe conspiracy theories and mysticism. Her book is The Age of Magical Overthinking.

Also, Maureen Corrigan reviews Lionel Shriver's new novel, Mania .
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Andrew Scott On 'Ripley,' 'Fleabag' & More

44m · Published 08 Apr 20:45
Andrew Scott (best known as "hot priest" from Fleabag ) plays con artist Tom Ripley in the Netflix adaptation of The Talented Mr. Ripley . He says his job is to advocate for his characters, not judge them. He spoke with Terry Gross about finding soul in comedy and lightness in drama.
Also, Lloyd Schwartz shares a little-known history of "soundies."
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Best Of: Sue Bird / Sleater-Kinney

48m · Published 06 Apr 07:00
NCAA/WNBA star Sue Bird spoke with Terry Gross about her career, coming out publicly, and fighting for equity in women's sports. A new documentary about her last season on the court is Sue Bird: In the Clutch .
Also, we hear from Carrie Brownstein and Corin Tucker, co-founders of the punk band Sleater-Kinney. While they were working on their latest album, Little Rope , Brownstein's mother died in an car accident. They'll talk about how the grief affected the album.
Also, Ken Tucker reviews Beyonce's new album, Cowboy Carter .
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A 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' Appreciation

46m · Published 05 Apr 15:56
HBO's Curb your Enthusiasm comes to an end Sunday night, after 25 years and 12 seasons. We're featuring our interviews with cast members Larry David, Cheryl Hines, Jeff Garlin, Jeff Greene, Susie Essman and more.
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Abortion Rights & The Fetal Personhood Movement

45m · Published 04 Apr 18:46
The Guardian 's reproductive health reporter Carter Sherman says efforts are underway in a number of states to assign fetuses "some kind of rights that we would generally ascribe to a human person."
Also, TV critic David Bianculli reviews Ripley starring Andrew Scott. Film critic Justin Chang reviews Woody Allen's new French-language drama Coup de Chance.
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Capt. Cook's Final Voyage

46m · Published 03 Apr 19:48
"A lot of things started going wrong from the very beginning," historian Hampton Sides says of Cook's last voyage, which ended in the British explorer's violent death on the island of Hawaii in 1779. His book is The Wide Wide Sea: Imperial Ambition, First Contact, and the Fateful Final Voyage of Captain James Cook.
Ken Tucker reviews Beyoncé's album Cowboy Carter .
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'Kids Are Not OK' Says Mental Health Expert

46m · Published 02 Apr 18:55
A global pandemic, school shootings, climate change, war: Children and teenagers are experiencing and being treated for unprecedented levels of anxiety and depression. We talk with founding president of the Child Mind Institute, Dr. Harold Koplewicz, about screen time, suicidal ideation, and testing for ADHD. His latest book is Scaffold Parenting: Raising Resilient, Self-Reliant, and Secure Kids in an Age of Anxiety.

Also, Justin Chang reviews the film La Chimera .
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Fresh Air has 691 episodes in total of non- explicit content. Total playtime is 531:53:05. The language of the podcast is English. This podcast has been added on June 16th 2022. It might contain more episodes than the ones shown here. It was last updated on April 12th, 2024 11:11.

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