Ron Barr interviews sharp shooting point guard B.J. Armstrong about how he prepared for his career after professional basketball, an athlete’s overall attitude towards the media, and the criticism placed on athletes by media characters who have no playing experience. This interview took place on June 29th, 2006.
Ron Barr interviews Canadian Hall of Famer Bill Wennington about his success with the Chicago Bulls, the team’s chemistry and cohesiveness, and the discipline imparted by coach Phil Jackson. This interview took place on October 22nd, 2004.
Ron Barr interviews two-time Defensive Player of the Year Dennis Rodman about his book Dennis Rodman: I Should Be Dead Right Now, his soft side, and him not needing basketball to be famous. This interview took place on December 20th, 2005.
Ron Barr interviews one of the best small-forwards of all time Scottie Pippen about being named NBA’s all defensive team 8 times, the lessons he learned from the late Dennis Johnson, and the outlandish summer jobs he worked to fund his education. This interview took place ok September 19th, 2008.
Ron Barr interviews Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr about starting his coaching career, choosing the Warriors over the Knicks, and the importance of having a talented roster with high characters players. This interview took place on May 20th, 2014.
George Miller launched his directing career with the first Mad Max movie — and 40 years later, Mad Max: Fury Road is his most acclaimed yet. Also, the singer Lorely Rodriguez has her mother to thank for becoming the pop sensation Empress Of. Plus, the writer Terence Winter on HBO's new series about 1970s rock 'n roll, Vinyl.
Reality is catching up to science fiction. But there are still new science-fiction writers who are thinking the unthinkable and daring to go beyond the limits of our imaginations.
Shadi Hamid, senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and author of the forthcoming book, Islamic Exceptionalism; Tom Gjelten, religion correspondent for NPR; and Farhana Khera, president and executive director of Muslim Advocates. Next, a conversation about the Superbowl's most anticipated commercials with Jeanine Poggi, reporter for Ad Age, Stuart Elliott, writer for Media Village, and Jason Deland, founding partner of advertising firm Anomaly. And finally, a conversation with Amos Gitai, the director of Rabin, The Last Day.
Reading books isn't always the best way to learn. Some things you need to learn from your elders, and their wisdom has often been passed down through the generations. We celebrate traditional ways of knowing – from the Potawatomi knowledge of the plant world to the Norwegian folk wisdom of how to chop and burn wood. Also, a plea for Africans to reclaim their local knowledge.
Analysis of yesterday's Iowa caucuses. Charlie is joined by Matthew Dowd, chief political analyst for ABC News; Frank Bruni, columnist at The New York Times; David Axelrod, senior political commentator at CNN; and Susan Glasser, editor of POLITICO. Next, a conversation with Michael Milken, one of the biggest medical philanthropists in the country, on medical research today.
Live coverage of the Iowa Caucuses, with Al Hunt of Bloomberg News; Judy Woodruff of PBS Newshour; Katty Kay, anchor for BBC World News America; Robert Draper, writer for the New York Times Magazine; and Dan Senor, former adviser to Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan
Ron Barr interviews three-time Super Bowl champion quarterback Troy Aikman about getting involved in broadcasting after his playing days, his ability to balance information and entertainment, and being critical of teams without being disrespectful as an analyst. This interview took place on June 5th, 2007.
Ron Barr interviews all-time NFL rushing leader Emmitt Smith about what he appreciates most about his NFL accomplishments, the importance of staying healthy throughout his career, and being called too small and too slow as a college/high school player. This interview took place on March 18th, 2013.
Ron Barr interviews one of the greatest NFL players ever Jerry Rice about his book Go Long, the endeavors of his post-NFL life, and his strive towards perfection as a player. This interview took place on January 19th, 2007.
Ron Barr interviews three-time Super Bowl MVP Joe Montana about how quickly his football career came and went, the advice he gives to young players, and business aspects of the game now compared to his rookie year. This interview took place on May 17th, 2005.
Ron Barr interviews “Broadway Joe” Namath about the difficulties of writing a book about his life, the heavy immigrant population of his hometown Beaver Falls, and the impact that his hometown’s diversity had on the rest of his life. This interview took place on November 15th, 2006.
Emmy award-winning journalist Charlie Rose has been praised as "one of America's premier interviewers". Each night, as host of his PBS program, Charlie Rose engages America's best thinkers, writers, politicians, athletes, entertainers, business leaders, scientists, and other newsmakers in one-on-one interviews and roundtable discussions.
When Malcolm X was assassinated at 39, his book nearly died with him. Today The Autobiography of Malcolm X — a favorite of President Obama and Justice Clarence Thomas alike — stands as a milestone in America’s struggle with race. The Autobiography is also a Horatio Alger tale, following a man’s journey from poverty to crime to militancy to wisdom.
Looking for an alternative to the seriously reliable, soothing yet informative sound of NPR? Try NPR! Prepare to be surprised by this collection of interviews with some of the funniest personalities on the planet, and by the memorable, unbelievable news that delights NPR listeners on the 1st of April each year.
David Brooks of the New York Times discusses his new book, The Road to Character.
Writer Andrew Solomon on this archive edition of Fresh Air. His book on depression, The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression, won a 2001 National Book Award. The work came out of a 1998 New Yorker magazine article. He drew on personal experience as well as interviews with patients, physicians, philosophers and drug designers. (Original Broadcast Date: June 11, 2001)
Based on the NPR series of the same name, This I Believe features 80 Americans, from the famous to the unknown, completing the thought that begins with the audiobook's title. The pieces that make up the program will compel listeners to rethink not only what and how they have arrived at their own personal beliefs, but also the extent to which they share them with others.
"interesting and enjoyable"
Satisfy your hunger for new ideas with this interview show that explores the cutting edge of contemporary thinking in politics, religion, economics, science, the arts, and popular culture. Get the latest episode or subscribe!
"Sometimes great, very uneven"
Hear rock and roll singer/songwriter Tom Petty and rock critic Ken Tucker, on this edition of Fresh Air. This weekend Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers will perform during halftime at the Superbowl. And this spring the band goes back on tour. Petty also has a recurring role in Fox TV's animated show King of the Hill.
In this interview, Dr. Rick Hanson explains that you have enormous power, not only to change your frame of mind, but to physically alter your body, and even the structure of your brain by taking charge of your thoughts. He explains that although your brain is pre-programmed to focus on negative information, you can manage depression or improve your self-confidence in just a few minutes a day.
"not what I expected"
Studio 360 looks at the places "where art and real life collide," exploring the creative influence and transformative power of art in modern life through richly textured stories and insightful conversation. Hosted by Kurt Andersen. Get the latest issue or subscribe!
"Stimulating and Diverse - always interesting"
Writer Stephen King on this edition of Fresh Air. King has just received the Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters at this year's National Book Award ceremony. Author of several best sellers, he is credited with ushering in a whole new era of horror with his first novel, Carrie, published in 1974.
Ron Barr interviews 14-time Grand Slam champion Pete Sampras about his life after tennis, and the relationship between tennis player and tennis coach. This interview took place on July 16th, 2004.
A conversation with Mohamed A. El-Erian, chief economic adviser at Allianz and author of The Only Game in Town: Central Banks, Instability, and Avoiding the Next Collapse. Next, a conversation about China and the global economy with Tung Chee-Hwa, former Chief Executive and President of the Executive Council of Hong Kong.
A conversation Singaporean statesman Lee Kuan Yew. He was the first Prime Minister of the Republic of Singapore, governing for three decades. By the time he chose to step down to enable a stable leadership renewal, he had become the world’s longest-serving Prime Minister.
Whatever happened to psychoanalysis? It used to be the most influential science of the mind, but today its founder, Sigmund Freud, just looks like a sex-obsessed old man. Analyst Adam Phillips says we got Freud all wrong; he remains a radical thinker if we know how to read him. This hour explores the connections between therapy and art.
This audio is like an informal writing clinic, as you listen to these writers talk about their lives, experiences and, of course, their writing. While you are listening, Terry Gross draws out from these great writers the answers to your questions, just as the query begins to form in your own head.
Spanning Lincoln's life - from his early career as a Springfield lawyer, to his presidential reign during one of America's most troubled historical periods, to his assassination in 1865 - these essays, developed from original C-SPAN interviews, provide a compelling, composite portrait of Lincoln, one that offers up new stories and fresh insights on a defining leader.
Opposition research, “oppo” to insiders, has become a standard part of the political campaign process… and the slimiest. In politics, finding the dirt on a candidate is multi-million dollar business, and Alan Huffman has made his fair share of the money after nearly two decades as an opposition researcher. The former journalist has recently co-authored a tell-all book about how the process works. It’s titled We’re With Nobody: Two Insiders Reveal the Dark Side of American Politics.
Cohost of Loveline, Dr. Drew Pinsky and freelance journalist Anne Nivat talks about Chechnya on this edition of Fresh Air. Dr. Drew Pinsky is the cohost of the syndicated sex advice talk show, Loveline.