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

    • By: Terry Gross
    • Narrated 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, Oliver Sacks, October 17, 2007

    • By: Terry Gross
    • Narrated by: Terry Gross
    • Length: 50 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, Garry Shandling, May 7, 2007

    • By: Terry Gross
    • Narrated by: Terry Gross
    • Length: 50 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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    • You Bet Your Garden, Pruning, May 10, 2007

    • By: Mike McGrath
    • Length: 49 mins
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    Put down those pruners and don't touch them again until after Mike McGrath's interview with pruning guru Lee Reich! Reich has written several books - among them The Pruning Book. He'll explain when to prune what, and how much! Later, during the question of the week: watering your garden at the wrong time of day can insure that dread diseases take their toll on your poor plants, and watering too often virtually guarantees a weed-filled lawn.

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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, Michael Chabon and Jon Savage, May 3, 2007

    • By: Terry Gross
    • Narrated by: Terry Gross
    • Length: 51 mins
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    Hear writers Michael Chabon and Jon Savage on this edition of Fresh Air. Michael Chabon won a Pulitzer Prize in 2000 for his novel The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay. His new novel is The Yiddish Policemen's Union: A Novel. His other books include The Mysteries of Pittsburgh and a collection of stories entitled Werewolves in Their Youth. He has also written for many publications, including The New Yorker, Harpers,, and Esquire.

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    • Fresh Air, Paul Mayewski and Sheri S. Tepper

    • By: Terry Gross
    • Narrated by: Terry Gross
    • Length: 44 mins
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    An expert in climate change research, Paul Mayewski and science fiction writer Sheri S. Tepper on this edition of Fresh Air.

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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, Ruth Reichl and Stephen Greenberg

    • By: Terry Gross
    • Narrated by: Terry Gross
    • Length: 45 mins
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    Editor in chief of Gourmet magazine Ruth Reichl and former deputy commissioner of baseball Stephen Greenberg on this archive edition of Fresh Air. Ruth Reichl's is a former restaurant critic for The New York Times and the author of Tender at the Bone: Growing Up at the Table, a memoir of her lifelong passion for food, which was a best seller. She continues her story with the new book Comfort Me with Apples: More Adventures at the Table.

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    • A Chef's Table

    • December 7, 2006
    • By: Jim Coleman
    • Narrated by: Jim Coleman
    • Length: 49 mins
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    It's holiday freak-out time, but on today's show we'll get you through this seasonal panic! Food Network's Barefoot Contessa, Ina Garten, reveals home party tips. Bon Appetit's Barbara Fairchild has some great homemade gift ideas. But, the holidays are for kids so we'll talk to Rozanne Gold about her three ingredient book, Kids Cook 1-2-3. We'll also learn about latkes. Plus Amy Sedaris, Graham Kerr and our annual cookbook round-up.

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

    • By: Terry Gross
    • Narrated by: Terry Gross
    • Length: 50 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, Sheryl Crow, February 5, 2008

    • By: Terry Gross
    • Narrated by: Terry Gross
    • Length: 51 mins
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    Hear singer and songwriter Sheryl Crow, and book critic Maureen Corrigan, on this edition of Fresh Air. Sheryl Crow performs in the studio solo, and with her band. Her new album, Detours, is her sixth studio album. It's also the most politically and personally outspoken record of her career. The first single from the album is "Shine over Babylon", which she describes as a "battle song in the face of fear" over our complicated and troubled times.

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

    • By: Terry Gross
    • Length: 50 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.

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    • Dominated by Dawkins

    • By Greg on 08-07-11

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    • Fresh Air, Martin Amis

    • By: Terry Gross
    • Narrated by: Terry Gross
    • Length: 38 mins
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    Author Martin Amis on this edition of Fresh Air. Amis is considered one of the leading British writers of the late twentieth century and one of the most controversial.

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    • Fresh Air

    • Laughs
    • By: Terry Gross
    • Narrated by: Terry Gross
    • Length: 3 hrs and 36 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, Philip Roth, June 1, 2007

    • By: Terry Gross
    • Narrated by: Terry Gross
    • Length: 50 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 Archive, Angela Lansbury

    • By: Terry Gross
    • Narrated by: Terry Gross
    • Length: 46 mins
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    Veteran actress Angela Lansbury on this archive edition of Fresh Air. She's spent over 50 years in the business on stage, and in film and television. When she was 17 she debuted in Gaslight, and was nominated for an Oscar for her portrayal of Ingrid Bergman's Cockney maid.

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

    • By: Terry Gross
    • Length: 51 mins
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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, David McCullough and Russ Parsons

    • By: Terry Gross
    • Narrated by: Terry Gross
    • Length: 46 mins
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    Historian David McCullough and LA Times food editor Russ Parsons on this edition of Fresh Air McCullough is the Pulitzer-Prize winning author of Truman. His new book is the biography of founding father and second President of the United States. The book is John Adams. Food Editor for The Los Angeles Times, Russ Parsons, examines the science of cooking in his new book, How to Read a French Fry: and other Stories of Intriguing Kitchen Science.

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    • Fresh Air, Linda J. Bilmes and Joseph Stiglitz, March 3, 2008

    • By: Terry Gross
    • Length: 51 mins
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    Hear professor Linda J. Bilmes, economist Joseph Stiglitz, and rock critic Ken Tucker on this edition of Fresh Air. Linda J. Bilmes is professor of public finance at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government. She has collaborated on a new book with Joseph E. Stiglitz, a Nobel Prize winning economist who teaches at Columbia University: The Three Trillion Dollar War: The True Cost of the Iraq Conflict.

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