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    • Fresh Air, Oliver Sacks, October 17, 2007

    • By: Terry Gross
    • Narrated by: Terry Gross
    • Length: 51 mins
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    Hear neurologist Oliver Sacks and rock critic Ken Tucker on this edition of Fresh Air. Oliver Sacks' new book is Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain. It's a series of case histories that examine the relationship of music and the mind. Sacks has written eleven books; the most famous are Awakenings, which was made into a film starring Robert DeNiro and Robin Williams, and The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat.

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    • Fresh Air, David Sedaris

    • By: Terry Gross
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    Writer David Sedaris on this edition of Fresh Air. Sedaris is best known for his contributing work with Public Radio's This American Life. He's written three books of essays, Barrel Fever, Naked, and his latest Me Talk Pretty One Day.

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    • By Christine on 07-28-11

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    • Fresh Air Archive, Bart D. Ehrman, May 11, 2007

    • By: Terry Gross
    • Length: 51 mins
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    Audible® was not granted digital rights to today's program. We bring you religion scholar Bart D. Ehrman on this edition of Fresh Air. He chairs the Department of Religious Studies at UNC-Chapel Hill. His new book is Misquoting Jesus: The Story Behind Who Changed the Bible and Why. He studied the ancient texts in their original languages, and in his book, he looks at the mistakes and intentional alterations that were made by early scribes and the impact they have on the Bible today.

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    • Fresh Air, Stephen King

    • By: Terry Gross
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    • Length: 51 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: 51 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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Dominated by Dawkins

    • By Greg on 08-07-11

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    • Fresh Air, Natasha Trethewey, July 16, 2007

    • By: Terry Gross
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    • Length: 51 mins
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    Hear poet Natasha Trethewey and critic-at-large John Powers, on this edition of Fresh Air. Natasha Tretheway was just awarded the Pulitzer Prize for her third collection of poetry, Native Guard. Trethewey grew up bi-racial in Mississippi, and her mother was murdered by her stepfather. These are recurring themes in her poetry; so is the South. The title of her new collection refers to a regiment of African-American soldiers who fought for the Union in the Civil War.

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    • Fresh Air, Robert Schimmel, March 12, 2008

    • By: Terry Gross
    • Length: 51 mins
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    Hear comedian Robert Schimmel and world-music critic Milo Miles on this edition of Fresh Air. Robert Schimmel's new memoir is called Cancer On $5 a Day (Chemo Not Included): How Humor Got Me Through the Toughest Journey of My Life. While the circumstances of Schimmel's life are grim - he was diagnosed with cancer, went through chemotherapy, married and divorced the same woman three times, and lost a son to leukemia - he has managed to find the humor in it all.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent

    • By sb on 12-18-17

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    • Fresh Air, Michael Pollan

    • By: Terry Gross
    • Narrated by: Terry Gross
    • Length: 47 mins
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    Writer Michael Pollan. His book, The Botany of Desire: A Plant's-Eye View of the World takes a look at four plants cultivated by humans: the apple, the tulip, potatoes and marijuana. Pollan demonstrates that plants and humans have developed a reciprocal, co-evolutionary relationship: Do we plant potatoes, or do potatoes seduce us into planting them? Pollan questions the assumption that we are in charge of our agriculture.

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    • Fresh Air, Hard Rock and Heavy Metal, Part 2, August 30, 2007

    • By: Terry Gross
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    • Length: 22 mins
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    Our series on hard rock and heavy metal continues with Robert Plant, the former lead singer of the band Led Zeppelin on this edition of Fresh Air. Robert Plant is an influential pioneer of heavy metal music. Plant co-wrote (with Jimmy Page) one of the most popular and parodied hard rock ballads, "Stairway to Heaven". Led Zeppelin formed in 1968 and broke up in 1980.

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    • Fresh Air, Linda Greenlaw and John Woo

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    Commercial fisherperson Linda Greenlaw and director John Woo in this rebroadcast edition of Fresh Air. Greenlaw has worked on commercial fishing boats for nearly 20 years. She has written about her experience leading a sword fishing boat to Newfoundland in the book The Hungry Ocean, which has just been released in paperback. She is also featured in the best selling book, The Perfect Storm, which is being made into a movie and released this summer.

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    • Fresh Air, David Sedaris and Alan Cumming

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    Writer David Sedaris and actor Alan Cumming, on this edition of Fresh Air. Sedaris is best known for his contributing work with public radio's This American Life. He's written three books of essays, Barrel Fever, Naked, and his newest Me Talk Pretty One Day which was just released in paperback. Scottish actor Alan Cumming co-wrote, co-directed, and is co-starring in the new film The Anniversary Party, along with Jennifer Jason Leigh.

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    • Fresh Air, Bart D. Ehrman, February 19, 2008

    • By: Terry Gross
    • Length: 51 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Hear religion scholar Bart D. Ehrman on this edition of Fresh Air. Ehrman chairs the Department of Religious Studies at UNC-Chapel Hill. His new book is God's Problem: How the Bible Fails to Answer Our Most Important Question - Why We Suffer. He is the author of the best seller Misquoting Jesus: The Story Behind Who Changed the Bible and Why.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A great interview and a great place to start

    • By Anderson on 04-16-12

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    • Fresh Air, Philip Roth

    • By: Terry Gross
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    • Length: 51 mins
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    Novelist Philip Roth on this archive edition of Fresh Air. His book The Human Stain is about a classics professor accused of racism who has a secret about his own ethnic identity. It's just been adapted into a new film starring Anthony Hopkins and Nichole Kidman. The Human Stain won the PENN/Faulkner Award for Fiction.

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    • Fresh Air, David Halberstam, April 24, 2007

    • By: Terry Gross
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    • Length: 51 mins
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    Hear Pulitzer-prize-winning journalist David Halberstam and music critic Milo Miles on this edition of Fresh Air. Halberstam died yesterday from injuries received in a car crash. He was 73. We listen to his interviews on Fresh Air, from 1985 and from June 3, 1993, and January 21, 1999. Halberstam was part of the 1964 Pulitzer-prize winning team that covered the emerging war in Vietnam for The New York Times.

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    • Fresh Air Archive, George Carlin, May 28, 2007

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    Audible® was not granted digital rights to today's program. We bring you comedian George Carlin on this edition of Fresh Air. George Carlin, whose "seven dirty words" routine was the center of a famous obscenity case in the 1970s, talks about his book When Will Jesus Bring the Pork Chops? His other books include Napalm & Silly Putty and Brain Droppings.

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    • Fresh Air, Kenneth Kalmer, M.D.

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    Surgeon Kenneth Kamler, M.D. on this edition of Fresh Air. Dr. Kamler is a surgeon who also climbs mountains. He was team doctor on three expeditions to the top of Mount Everest, including the disastrous 1996 trip during which six people died. Kamler is both storyteller and advisor in his book, Doctor on Everest: Emergency Medicine at the Top of the World - A Personal Account Including the 1996 Disaster.

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    • Fresh Air, Gary Larson and Russ Parsons

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    Far Side cartoonist Gary Larson and Food Editor for the Los Angeles Times Russ Parsons on this edition of Fresh Air.Gary Larson's The Complete Far Side 1980-1994 hits stores this week. It's a two-volume hardcover set that includes every Far Side cartoon ever syndicated.

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    • Fresh Air, Jerry Seinfeld and James Fallows, October 30, 2007

    • By: Terry Gross
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    • Length: 51 mins
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    Hear comic and actor Jerry Seinfeld and journalist James Fallows on this edition of Fresh Air. Jerry Seinfeld stars in Bee Movie, an animated feature. Seinfeld began his career as a stand-up comic and went on to star in the NBC hit television show Seinfeld, which ran from 1989 to 1998. He won a Golden Globe and an Emmy for his work on the show.

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    • Fresh Air Archive, Gene Wilder, May 21, 2007

    • By: Terry Gross
    • Length: 51 mins
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    Audible was not granted digital rights to today's program. We bring you actor Gene Wilder on this edition of Fresh Air. Gene Wilder's birth name was Jerome Silberman. He made his film debut as a kidnap victim in Bonnie and Clyde (1967), but he's best known for his work with Mel Brooks in the films Young Frankenstein, Blazing Saddles, and The Producers.

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    • Fresh Air, Mel Brooks and Gary Sinise

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    The Broadway musical The Producers has opened on Broadway, based on the Mel Brooks movie. It stars Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick.

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