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    • Fresh Air, Tom Waits

    • By: Terry Gross
    • Narrated by: Terry Gross
    • Length: 38 mins
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    Singer and Songwriter Tom Waits on this edition of Fresh Air. Since the 1973 release of his first album, Closing Time, Waits has won over fans with his original songwriting and distinctive, gravely vocal style. One reviewer calls Waits "the Ultimate hobo boho, a Jack-in-the-box cum storyteller." Musicians including Johnny Cash, Bruce Springsteen, and Rod Stewart have recorded covers of his songs.

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    • Fresh Air, David Sheff and Nic Sheff, February 26, 2008

    • By: Terry Gross
    • Length: 50 mins
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    Hear authors David and Nic Sheff, and critic at large John Powers, on this edition of Fresh Air. David Sheff and his son, Nic, have both written memoirs. David's new book is called Beautiful Boy: A Father's Journey Through His Son's Addiction. Nic's book is called Tweak. Nic became addicted to meth and was in and out of rehab. David and Nic join us to talk about doing drugs, getting over them, and the effect on family.

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    • Fresh Air, Emmylou Harris and Peter Straub

    • By: Terry Gross
    • Narrated by: Terry Gross
    • Length: 44 mins
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    Singer Emmylou Harris and horror writer Peter Straub on this archive edition of Fresh Air.

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    • Fresh Air, Stephen King

    • By: Terry Gross
    • Narrated by: Terry Gross
    • Length: 50 mins
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    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.

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    • Fresh Air, Richard Dawkins and Francis Collins, March 7, 2008

    • By: Terry Gross
    • Length: 50 mins
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    Hear British scientist Richard Dawkins and geneticist Francis Collins on this edition of Fresh Air. Richard Dawkins is a professor of the public understanding of science at Oxford University. The New York Times has hailed him as a writer who "understands the issues so clearly that he forces his reader to understand them too". In his latest book, he writes about what he sees as the irrationality of a belief in God and sets down his arguments for atheism.

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    • Dominated by Dawkins

    • By Greg on 08-07-11

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    • Fresh Air, Ray Davies, Marianne Faithfull, Pete Townsend, and Colin Blunstone

    • By: Terry Gross
    • Narrated by: Terry Gross
    • Length: 47 mins
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    Musicians Ray Davis, Marianne Faithfull, Pete Townsend, and Colin Blunstone on this special edition of Fresh Air, "The British Invasion." Ray Davies started The Kinks in 1964 with his brother. They are said to be the pioneers of the rowdy garage band genre of rock music. Their many hits included: "You Really Got Me," "Lola," "All Day and All of the Night," and "Tired of Waiting for you."

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    • Fresh Air, Garry Shandling, May 7, 2007

    • By: Terry Gross
    • Narrated by: Terry Gross
    • Length: 51 mins
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    Hear comedian and actor Garry Shandling, rock critic Ken Tucker, and book critic Maureen Corrigan on this edition of Fresh Air. Garry Shandling's 1992-1998 HBO series, The Larry Sanders Show, a parody of talk shows, is now out in a four-DVD box set.

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    • Fresh Air, Dave Grohl, January 4, 2008

    • By: Terry Gross
    • Narrated by: Terry Gross
    • Length: 51 mins
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    Hear guitarist, songwriter, and actor Dave Grohl of the band Foo Fighters, and TV critic David Bianculli, on this edition of Fresh Air. The Foo Fighters' latest album, Echoes, Silence, Patience, & Grace, has been nominated for a Grammy as album of the year. Previously, Grohl was the drummer for the grunge band Nirvana. He formed Foo Fighters after the death of Kurt Cobain in 1994.

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    • Fresh Air, Levon Helm and Jane Rule, December 11, 2007

    • By: Terry Gross
    • Narrated by: Terry Gross
    • Length: 51 mins
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    Hear drummer Levon Helm (formerly with The Band), Canadian author Jane Rule, and TV critic David Bianculli, on this edition of Fresh Air. When The Band supported Bob Dylan on stage in 1965, Time magazine described the combination as "in some ways, the most decisive moment in rock history." They went on to record their own highly influential albums Music From Big Pink and The Band in 1968 and 1969.

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    • Fresh Air, Michael Winterbottom and David Quammen

    • By: Terry Gross
    • Narrated by: Terry Gross
    • Length: 51 mins
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    British film director Michael Winterbottom and science writer David Quammen on this edition of Fresh Air. Michael Winterbottom's films include Welcome to Sarajevo, 24 Hour Party People, and Wonderland.

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    • Fresh Air, Jerry Linenger

    • By: Terry Gross
    • Narrated by: Terry Gross
    • Length: 39 mins
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    Retired U.S. Navy flight surgeon and NASA astronaut Captain Jerry Linenger on this archive edition of Fresh Air. In his book, Off the Planet: Surviving Five Perilous Months Aboard the Space Station Mir, Linenger chronicles his five months on board the Russian space station "Mir," a ramshackle place he described as "six school buses all hooked together."

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    • Fresh Air, Walter Murch and Robert Moog

    • By: Terry Gross
    • Narrated by: Terry Gross
    • Length: 1 hr
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    Fresh Air rebroadcasts interviews with film editor and sound designer Walter Murch and inventor Robert Moog. Murch re-edited Orson Well's 1958 film Touch of Evil. At the time of the film's initial release the studio remixed the film to Well's displeasure. He fired off a letter with suggested changes. With those notes as their guide, Murch and Rick Schmidlin reconstructed the film to Well's intentions.

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    • Fresh Air, John C. Reilly, Jake Kasdan, and Hugh Martin, December 25, 2007

    • By: Terry Gross
    • Narrated by: Terry Gross
    • Length: 50 mins
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    Hear actor John C. Reilly, director Jake Kasdan, and songwriter Hugh Martin, on this edition of Fresh Air. The new film Walk Hard: the Dewey Cox Story is directed by Jake Kasdan, woke up in the middle of the night a couple years ago and had an idea that his next film would be a fake music biopic called Walk Hard.

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    • Fresh Air, Fran Lebowitz and Anne Lamott

    • By: Terry Gross
    • Narrated by: Terry Gross
    • Length: 40 mins
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    Humorist Fran Lebowitz and writer Anne Lamott on this archive edition of Fresh Air. The Washington Post called Fran Lebowitz "The funniest woman in America." Humorist Lebowitz has come out with her first children's book, Mr. Chas and Lisa Sue Meet The Pandas. In 1978, she wrote the critically acclaimed book Metropolitan Life a collection of witty essays on life. Writer Anne Lamott's new book is Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life.

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    • Fresh Air, Donna Summer and Sean Penn

    • By: Terry Gross
    • Narrated by: Terry Gross
    • Length: 51 mins
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    "Queen of Disco" Donna Summer and actor Sean Penn on this edition of Fresh Air. Donna Summer grew up singing gospel in church choirs in Boston and in her teens joined the German cast of Hair. While abroad, she recorded "Love to Love You Baby", which became a huge hit. She returned to the United States a disco star.

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    • Fresh Air, Lee Kuan Yew and Stan Sesser

    • By: Terry Gross
    • Narrated by: Terry Gross
    • Length: 44 mins
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    Singapore's first Prime Minister and its current Senior Minister Lee Kuan Yew and journalist Stan Sesser on this edition of Fresh Air. A very controversial figure, Lee Kuan Yew formed the People's Action Party and won the first Singapore general election in 1959. Since it was granted independence in 1965, Singapore has gone from British colony to Asian economic powerhouse.

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    • Fresh Air Archive, Brian Greene, May 29, 2007

    • By: Terry Gross
    • Length: 51 mins
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    Audible was not granted digital rights to today's program. Instead we bring you physicist Brian Greene, on this edition of Fresh Air. With his book The Elegant Universe he developed a reputation for explaining complex scientific theories with insight and clarity. The book was the basis of a PBS series. His new book is, The Fabric of the Cosmos: Space, Time, and the Texture of Reality.

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    • Fresh Air, John Waters and Adam Shankman, July 19, 2007

    • By: Terry Gross
    • Narrated by: Terry Gross
    • Length: 49 mins
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    Hear director and choreographer Adam Shankman and filmmaker John Waters on this edition of Fresh Air. Adam Shankman's newest work is Hairspray, the film version of the Broadway musical. Hairspray was originally a John Waters film before its adaptation to the stage. Shankman's previous directing credits include Cheaper By the Dozen 2 and The Wedding Planner.

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    • From the Fresh Air Archive, Eddie Izzard

    • By: Terry Gross
    • Narrated by: Terry Gross
    • Length: 43 mins
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    Because Audible was not granted digital audio rights to today's issue of Fresh Air, we have selected a great interview with British comedian, stand-up performer, and actor Eddie Izzard from the Fresh Air archive.

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    • Fresh Air, Mel Greaves

    • By: Terry Gross
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    • Length: 1 hr
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    Doctor Mel Geaves on this edition of Fresh Air. Greaves is the author of Cancer: The Evolutionary Legacy. He is also professor of cell biology and director of the Leukemia Research Fund Centre for Cell and Molecular Biologoy at the Institute of Cancer Research in London.

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