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February 27 2014

19:53

February 08 2014

06:40

John Cage At 100: Remembering A Revolutionary Composer : NPR

September marked the centennial of the birth of composer John Cage and celebrations are being held around the world in his honor. His compositions include spoken texts, radios, toys and the sounds of vegetables being chopped. Cage died in 1992. Fresh Air listens back to an interview with Cage from 1982. http://www.npr.org/2012/10/26/163713450/john-cage-at-100-remembering-a-revolutionary-composer

February 06 2014

21:24

Interview: Ann Patchett, Author Of 'This Is The Story Of A Happy Marriage' : NPR'S Fresh Air

Ann Patchett got married and divorced young. When she met the man who would eventually become her second husband she said: "I'll be true, I'll be faithful, I'll see you every day ... but I don't want to get married and I don't want to live together." Her new book is This Is The Story of a Happy Marriage. http://www.npr.org/2014/01/23/265228054/patchett-in-bad-relationships-there-comes-a-day-when-you-gotta-go

February 05 2014

03:41

Are We Having Fun Yet? New Book Explores The Paradox Of Parenting : NPR

Kids can be magical and maddening. The title of Jennifer Senior's book — All Joy and No Fun — contrasts the strains of day-to-day parenting with the transcendent experience of raising a child. http://www.npr.org/2014/02/04/271416048/are-we-having-fun-yet-new-book-explores-the-paradox-of-parenting

February 04 2014

17:32

Philip Seymour Hoffman On Acting: An 'Exhausting' And 'Satisfying' Art : NPR

It's easy to lose yourself in Philip Seymour Hoffman masterful portrayals, but those performances were anything but effortless. "Like any job," he told Fresh Air's Terry Gross in 2008, it could be exhausting. In our day to day lives, "we're not too introspective," he said. "We don't walk around our lives just constantly trying to delve into the understanding of ourselves unless you're in therapy or something. But that's what actors do, you know? We really explore ourselves and other people." Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead in his Manhattan apartment on Sunday. He was 46. Source: http://www.npr.org/2014/02/03/270954011/philip-seymour-hoffman-on-acting-an-exhausting-and-satisfying-art

January 20 2014

20:54

NPR Fresh Air interview with Gabriel Sherman on his new book profiling the creator of Fox News, Roger Ailes

Gabriel Sherman traces the beginning of Fox News' success back to its wall-to-wall coverage of Monica Lewinsky. He says, "Ratings during the Lewinsky scandal exploded more than 400 percent, so you saw instantly that there was a market for this type of ... television." Sherman's book is called The Loudest Voice In The Room. http://www.npr.org/2014/01/16/263063731/book-chronicles-the-building-of-roger-ailes-fox-news-empire

January 13 2014

22:41

Interview: Sonia Sotomayor, Author Of 'My Beloved World' : NPR

The Supreme Court justice tells Fresh Air's Terry Gross, "In every position that I've been in, there have been naysayers who don't believe I'm qualified or who don't believe I can do the work." She has committed herself to proving those people wrong. http://www.npr.org/2014/01/13/262067546/as-a-latina-sonia-sotomayor-says-you-have-to-work-harder

January 12 2014

00:08

For Key And Peele, Biracial Roots Bestow Special Comedic 'Power' : NPR

Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele each have a white mother and black father, and a lot of the jokes on their Comedy Central show are about race. Peele tells Fresh Air that their backgrounds allow them to do characters others would feel uncomfortable doing. http://www.npr.org/2013/12/31/256605611/for-key-and-peele-biracial-roots-bestow-special-comedic-power

December 23 2013

02:24

Fresh Air on Pope Francis's first year.

Who am I to judge?" With those five words, Pope Francis "stepped away from the disapproving tone, the explicit moralizing typical of popes and bishops," writes columnist James Carroll. Francis made that statement in July, in response to a reporter's question about the status of gay priests in the Church. In a new article about Francis in The New Yorker, Carroll describes the pope as having "unilaterally declared a kind of truce in the culture wars that have divided the Vatican and much of the world."

December 17 2013

22:06

The Coen Bros. On Writing, 'Lebowski' And Literally Herding Cats : NPR

Inside Llewyn Davis -- starring Oscar Isaac and a disobedient cat — is the latest from the filmmaking duo. The brothers talk with Fresh Air's Terry Gross about their writing process ("It's mostly napping") and the cult status of their 1998 film The Big Lebowski ("How do you explain that? I have no idea.") http://www.npr.org/2013/12/17/251638952/the-coen-bros-on-writing-lebowski-and-literally-herding-cats?ft=1&f=13

December 16 2013

23:14

The Camels Were 'Impossible': Peter O'Toole Remembers 'Arabia' : NPR

"I can't imagine anyone whom I'm less like than T.E. Lawrence," O'Toole told Fresh Air's Terry Gross in 1993. The handsome actor — who made his name in the 1962 epic film Lawrence of Arabia — died Saturday at the age of 81. http://www.npr.org/2013/12/16/251610110/the-camels-were-impossible-peter-otoole-remembers-arabia?ft=1&f=13
23:14

The Camels Were 'Impossible': Peter O'Toole Remembers 'Arabia' : NPR

"I can't imagine anyone whom I'm less like than T.E. Lawrence," O'Toole told Fresh Air's Terry Gross in 1993. The handsome actor — who made his name in the 1962 epic film Lawrence of Arabia — died Saturday at the age of 81. http://www.npr.org/2013/12/16/251610110/the-camels-were-impossible-peter-otoole-remembers-arabia?ft=1&f=13
21:42

The Camels Were 'Impossible': Peter O'Toole Remembers 'Arabia' : NPR

"I can't imagine anyone whom I'm less like than T.E. Lawrence," O'Toole told Fresh Air's Terry Gross in 1993. The handsome actor — who made his name in the 1962 epic film Lawrence of Arabia — died Saturday at the age of 81. http://www.npr.org/2013/12/16/251610110/the-camels-were-impossible-peter-otoole-remembers-arabia

December 11 2013

23:17

Need A Read? Here Are Maureen Corrigan's Favorite Books Of 2013 : NPR

Fresh Air's book critic says it's just a fluke that 9 of the 11 titles she picked this year were written by female authors. Her favorites include a jumbo-sized Dickensian novel, a biography of Ben Franklin's sister, a comedy of manners, a stunning Scandinavian mystery and more. http://www.npr.org/2013/12/11/250011700/need-a-read-here-are-maureen-corrigans-favorite-books-of-2013

December 04 2013

20:11

Mark Mulcahy Is The 'Moving Forward Type' : NPR

The smart songwriter behind the much-beloved "Hey Sandy" returns after eight years. Dear Mark J. Mulcahy, I Love You is full of smart wordplay and Mulcahy's unmistakable voice, but it's also driven by loss. http://www.npr.org/2013/12/04/248802299/mark-mulcahy-is-the-moving-forward-type?sc=tw

October 04 2013

16:47

Interview: Jamie Moyer, Author of 'Just Tell Me I Can't' : NPR

In a new memoir called Just Tell Me I Can't Moyer explains how he became a better pitcher in his 40s than his 20s. Moyer's story isn't just the tale of a talented guy who hung on a little longer than others; with the help of a sports psychologist, he managed to gain control of the mental side of his game. http://www.npr.org/2013/10/02/228196553/at-49-jamie-moyers-pitching-career-goes-into-extra-innings

October 02 2013

05:32

How Our Stone Age Bodies Struggle To Stay Healthy In Modern Times : NPR

In The Story of the Human Body, evolutionary biologist Daniel Lieberman explains how our bodies haven't adapted to modern conditions. The result is "mismatch diseases" — ailments that occur because our bodies weren't designed for the environments in which we now live. http://www.npr.org/2013/09/30/227777434/how-our-stone-age-bodies-struggle-to-stay-healthy-in-modern-times

August 18 2013

19:50

Jenji Kohan, creator of "Orange is the New Black" on Fresh Air

August 10 2013

19:15

March 30 2013

04:47

Justin Timberlake Returns To Music With Enthusiasm And 'Experience'

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