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    • Fresh Air, David Sedaris and Alan Cumming

    • By: Terry Gross
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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, Bob Newhart

    • By: Terry Gross
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    • 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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    • All the Wrong Questions
    • By: Lemony Snicket
    • Narrated by: Jon Scieszka, Terry Gross, Sarah Vowell, and others
    • Length: 3 hrs and 1 min
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    Paintings have been falling off of walls, a loud and loyal dog has gone missing, a gurgled message is being transmitted by walkie-talkie - strange things are happening all over the town of Stain'd-by-the-Sea. Called upon to investigate these suspicious incidents, young Lemony Snicket collects clues, questions witnesses, and cracks every case. Join the investigation and tackle the mysteries alongside Snicket, then turn to the back of the book to see the solution revealed.

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    • An enjoyable diversion

    • By bigdjunta on 07-13-18

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    • Fresh Air, Todd Gitlin, Mara Verheyden Hillard, and Bob Edgar

    • By: Terry Gross
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    • Length: 51 mins
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    Todd Gitlin, Mara Verheyden Hillard, and Bob Edgar discuss the peace movement on this edition of Fresh Air. Todd Gitlin was a leader of the peace movement in the 1960s. He is a former president of Students for a Democratic Society, and author of a number of books including The Sixties: Years of Hope, Days of Rage, and Media Unlimited.

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    • Fresh Air, Alan Greenspan, September 18, 2007

    • By: Terry Gross
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    • Length: 49 mins
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    Hear former chair of the Federal Reserve Board Alan Greenspan and book critic Maureen Corrigan on this edition of Fresh Air. Alan Greenspan has written a new memoir, The Age of Turbulence: Adventures in a New World. He headed the Federal Reserve for 18 years, from 1987 to 2006. Then, Maureen Corrigan reviews Two Lives: Gertrude and Alice by Janet Malcolm, about Gertrude Stein and her long-time companion, Alice B. Toklas.

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    • Fresh Air, Joseph Opala and Zainab Bangura

    • By: Terry Gross
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    On this edition of Fresh Air, host Terry Gross and her guests Joseph Opala and Zainab Bangura discuss the controversial efforts to bring peace to Sierra Leone.

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    • Fresh Air

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    • 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."

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    • By N. S. W. on 04-22-10

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    • Fresh Air, Ann Bannon and Marijane Meaker

    • By: Terry Gross
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    • Length: 51 mins
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    We kick off Word for Word Week at Fresh Air, featuring our favorite authors from the past year First up: lesbian pulp fiction. Writer Ann Bannon (her pseudonym) has written a number of books of lesbian pulp fiction, including Odd Girl Out, I Am a Woman, and Journey to a Woman.

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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, Carol Burnett

    • By: Terry Gross
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    • Length: 51 mins
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    Comedienne Carol Burnett on this edition of Fresh Air. Carol Burnett earned wide critical and popular acclaim and an Emmy for her work on The Garry Moore Show (from 1959-62). The Carol Burnett Show debuted in 1967 and won 22 Emmys in a run of more than a decade.

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    • Fresh Air, Tom Fontana and Paul Ekman

    • By: Terry Gross
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    • Length: 51 mins
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    Executive producer and writer of HBO's Oz Tom Fontana and psychology professor Paul Ekman on this edition of Fresh Air. Tom Fontana is responsible for Oz, the realistic drama about life in an experimental unit of a maximum security prison. Fontana also created Homicide: Life on the Street and the 1980s drama set in a city hospital, St. Elsewhere.

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    • Fresh Air, Philip Roth, June 1, 2007

    • By: Terry Gross
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    • Length: 51 mins
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    Hear novelist Philip Roth, film critic David Edelstein, and TV critic David Bianculli on this edition of Fresh Air. The Pulitzer Prize winning author's 27th book, Everyman, is now out in paperback. It's a novel about a 71-year-old, divorced, successful, advertising man and his response to his physical decline and approaching death.

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    • Fresh Air, John Grisham and Elaine Stritch

    • By: Terry Gross
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    • Length: 36 mins
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    Author John Grisham and actress Elaine Stritch on this archive edition of Fresh Air. John Grisham is one of the most popular writers of the legal thriller genre. His most recent book is called The Summons. It's marked a return to the thriller after his novel, A Painted House. The Summons is about two brothers, their recently deceased father, and a mysterious stash of three million dollars.

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    • Fresh Air, Fran Lebowitz and Anne Lamott

    • By: Terry Gross
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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, Patsy Rodenburg

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    Voice and acting coach Patsy Rodenburg on this edition of Fresh Air. She's worked with some of the world's leading English-speaking actors, including Dame Judi Dench, Daniel Day-Lewis, Maggie Smith and Nicole Kidman. Her new book is The Actor Speaks: Voice and the Performer. Rodenburg is the Director of Voice at London's National Theatre and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

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    • Fresh Air, Martin Amis and Lauren Bacall

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    British novelist Martin Amis and actress Lauren Bacall on this edition of Fresh Air.

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    • Fresh Air, Keith Jarrett

    • By: Terry Gross
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    Jazz pianist Keith Jarrett on this archival edition of Fresh Air.

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    • Fresh Air, Edwidge Danticat, September 26, 2007

    • By: Terry Gross
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    Hear Haitian-born writer Edwidge Danticat, jazz critic Kevin Whitehead, and critic-at-large John Powers on this edition of Fresh Air. Edwidge Danticat was raised in Haiti by her uncle until the age of 12, when she came to New York to live with her parents who had immigrated to the US She's the author of a number of novels, including Breath, Eyes, Memory, The Farming of Bones, and The Dew Breaker, as well as the short-story collection Krik? Krak!.

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

    • By: Terry Gross
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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, Nuala O'Faolain

    • By: Terry Gross
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    Irish writer Nuala O'Faolain on this archive edition of Fresh Air. Her latest book is her first novel called My Dream of You.

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