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    • Writers Speak

    • A Collection of Interviews with Writers on Fresh Air with Terry Gross
    • By: Terry Gross
    • Narrated by: Terry Gross
    • Length: 3 hrs and 24 mins
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    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.

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    • Writers Speak

    • By S. Perreten on 02-27-05
    • A Collection of Interviews with Writers on Fresh Air with Terry Gross
    • By: Terry Gross
    • Narrated by: Terry Gross
    • Length: 3 hrs and 24 mins
    • Release date: 12-11-03
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 54 ratings

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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, 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.

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    • A great interview and a great place to start

    • By Anderson on 04-16-12

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    • Fresh Air, Madeline Albright

    • By: Terry Gross
    • Narrated by: Terry Gross
    • Length: 51 mins
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    Former US Secretary of State Madeline Albright on this edition of Fresh Air. Before being appointed by President Clinton in 1996, she served as the US Permanent Representative to the United Nations. She also served in Clinton's cabinet and on the National Security Council. Albright's new memoir is entitled Madam Secretary.

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    • Fresh Air, Frank Burd and Ed Klein, June 26, 2007

    • By: Terry Gross
    • Narrated by: Terry Gross
    • Length: 51 mins
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    Hear teachers Frank Burd and Ed Klein, and rock critic Ken Tucker on this edition of Fresh Air. Frank Burd and Ed Klein are Philadelphia public school teachers who were attacked on the job. They talk about the difficulties of teaching in inner-city schools.

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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, Sarah Silverman and Tom Parker Bowles, October 3, 2007

    • By: Terry Gross
    • Length: 51 mins
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    Hear comedian and actress Sarah Silverman and British food critic Tom Parker Bowles on this edition of Fresh Air. The second season of The Sarah Silverman Show begins tomorrow on Comedy Central (Wednesdays @ 10:30). Silverman's one-woman off-Broadway show, Jesus is Magic, was made into a film. Silverman's satire is ribald and rude, controversial, and almost nothing is off limits, including jokes about September 11th, AIDS, and the Holocaust.

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    • Fresh Air, Garrison Keillor and Jhumpa Lahiri

    • By: Terry Gross
    • Narrated by: Terry Gross
    • Length: 51 mins
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    Writer and radio host Garrison Keillor and writer Jhumpa Lahiri on this edition of Fresh Air. Garrison Keillor's new book is Love Me: A Novel. It's about the ambitions of a frustrated writer who publishes a piece in the New Yorker, writes a disappointing debut novel, and ends up penning an advice column in the local newspaper.

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    • Fresh Air, Dave Grohl, October 22, 2007

    • By: Terry Gross
    • Length: 51 mins
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    Hear guitarist, songwriter, and actor Dave Grohl of the band Foo Fighters on this edition of Fresh Air. Previously, Dave Grohl was the drummer for the grunge band Nirvana. He formed Foo Fighters after the death of Kurt Cobain in 1994. The band has a sixth album, Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace. It includes a song he wrote in tribute to two miners trapped in a mine collapse in Australia.

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    • Fresh Air, Dennis Lehane and Gina Gallo

    • By: Terry Gross
    • Narrated by: Terry Gross
    • Length: 46 mins
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    Crime novelist Dennis Lehane and former Chicago policewoman Gina Gallo on this archive edition of Fresh Air. Dennis Lehane's written five novels featuring the working-class Boston private detective team of Patrick Kenzie and Angela Gennaro. They include A Drink Before the War, Darkness Take My Hand, Sacred, Gone, Baby, Gone, and Prayers for Rain.

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    • Fresh Air, Dennis Lehane, Tom Shales and James Andrew Miller

    • By: Terry Gross
    • Narrated by: Terry Gross
    • Length: 51 mins
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    Crime novelist Dennis Lehane, TV critic Tom Shales and author James Andrew Miller on this edition of Fresh Air. Dennis Lehane's written five novels featuring the working-class Boston private detective team of Patrick Kenzie and Angela Gennaro. They include A Drink Before the War, Darkness Take My Hand, Sacred, Gone, Baby, Gone, and Prayers for Rain.

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    • Fresh Air, Dennis Lehane and Phil Jackson

    • By: Terry Gross
    • Narrated by: Terry Gross
    • Length: 35 mins
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    Crime novelist Dennis Lehane and Los Angeles Lakers coach Phil Jackson on this edition of Fresh Air. Dennis Lehane's written five novels featuring the working-class Boston private detective team of Patrick Kenzie and Angela Gennaro. They include A Drink Before the War, Darkness Take My Hand, and Prayers for Rain. Lehane abandons the duo for his newest book about the affect of abduction on a group of boys. It's a thriller, Mystic River.

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    • Fresh Air, Bob Newhart

    • By: Terry Gross
    • Narrated by: Terry Gross
    • Length: 45 mins
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    Comic Bob Newhart on this archive edition of Fresh Air. He's been a part of the American comedy landscape since 1961 when his debut comedy album The Button-Down Mind of Bob Newhart became a surprise hit. Since then he's starred in three TV shows, including the Peabody award winning original The Bob Newhart Show, and appeared in numerous films. There's a new Rhino anthology of his classic routines, Something Like This...The Bob Newhart Anthology.

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    • Fresh Air, Peggy Orenstein, July 17, 2007

    • By: Terry Gross
    • Narrated by: Terry Gross
    • Length: 51 mins
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    Hear writer, editor, and speaker Peggy Orenstein, rock critic Ken Tucker, and book critic Maureen Corrigan, on this edition of Fresh Air. Peggy Orenstein has spoken about issues affecting girls and women in the past. She's also a contributing editor for The New York Times Magazine. Her article about the use of donor eggs for in vitro fertilization is in the Sunday, July 16th, edition of the magazine.

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    • Fresh Air

    • Laughs
    • By: Terry Gross
    • Narrated by: Terry Gross
    • Length: 3 hrs and 38 mins
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    In this special compilation, you'll hear exhilarating excerpts from classic interviews with 14 stars of comedy, including Tracey Ullman on her zany characters, Chris Rock on growing up small and black in a white neighborhood, Carol Leifer on the inspiration for her brand of cabaret comedy, and Henny Youngman on his famous line, "Take my wife, please."

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Confused and disappointed

    • By N. S. W. on 04-22-10

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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, John McWhorter and Joel Meyerowitz

    • By: Terry Gross
    • Narrated by: Terry Gross
    • Length: 47 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Linguist John McWhorter and photographer Joel Meyerowitz on this editin of Fresh Air.

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    • Fresh Air, David Sedaris

    • By: Terry Gross
    • Narrated by: Terry Gross
    • Length: 1 hr
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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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    • False advertising

    • By Christine on 07-28-11

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    • Fresh Air, John Lithgow and J.J. Sedelmaier

    • By: Terry Gross
    • Narrated by: Terry Gross
    • Length: 1 hr
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    Actor John Lithgow and Animation Director J.J. Sedelmaier on this edition of Fresh Air. John Lithgow is one of the stars of the animated hit movie Shrek. His comedy TV series Third Rock from the Sun just finished its run on NBC. Lithgow also writes children's books. He's just published the book Marsupial Sue, and he has released a new CD of music for children called Farkle and Friends. Lithgow is currently performing his children's material live in concert.

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

    • By: Terry Gross
    • Length: 51 mins
    • Unabridged
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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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