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

    • By: Terry Gross
    • Length: 51 mins
    • Unabridged
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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, David Sedaris

    • By: Terry Gross
    • Narrated by: Terry Gross
    • Length: 1 hr
    • Original Recording
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
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      5 out of 5 stars 2
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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.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • False advertising

    • By Christine on 07-28-11

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

    • By: Terry Gross
    • Length: 51 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
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      5 out of 5 stars 20
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 20

    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 Archive, Bart D. Ehrman, May 11, 2007

    • By: Terry Gross
    • Length: 51 mins
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      5 out of 5 stars 4
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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, Ira Glass

    • Length: 44 mins
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
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    The host and creator of This American Life Ira Glass on this edition of Fresh Air. His show can be heard on 350 public radio stations nationwide. Glass will talk about how he came to develop the style that defines the show and you'll hear some classic This American Life moments. There's a new double CD of the best shows called Lies, Sissies, & Fiascoes.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Average interview, poor sound quality

    • By Mr. Anonymous on 09-03-11

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    • Fresh Air, David Thomson and Ricky Jay

    • By: Terry Gross
    • Narrated by: Terry Gross
    • Length: 46 mins
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    Film critic and historian David Thomson and sleight of hand expert and actor Ricky Jay on this edition of Fresh Air. David Thomson's latest book is The New Biographical Dictionary of Film. It is an updated version of his Biographical Dictionary of Film, which was first published in 1975. Some of the entries from the Dictionary have been revised and new entries have been added.

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

    • By: Terry Gross
    • Length: 51 mins
    • Original Recording
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      5 out of 5 stars 2
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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, Mark Wahlberg and Colin Firth, February 8, 2008

    • By: Terry Gross
    • Length: 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
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      5 out of 5 stars 3
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Hear actor Mark Wahlberg, actor Colin Firth, and film critic David Edelstein on this edition of Fresh Air. Wahlberg was nominated for an academy award for best supporting actor for his role as a police sergeant in the film The Departed. Then, Colin Firth, who is probably best known for his role as Mr. Darcy in the BBC/A&E production of Pride & Prejudice. Finally, David Edelstein reviews the new documentary Taxi to the Dark Side.

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    • Fresh Air, Gretchen Worden and Ricky Jay

    • By: Terry Gross
    • Narrated by: Terry Gross
    • Length: 51 mins
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    Gretchen Worden, Director of the Mutter Museum in Philadelphia, PA, and sleight of hand expert and actor Ricky Jay on this edition of Fresh Air. Worden has put together a book of photographs of and from the museum's collection of human oddities and outdated medical models.

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    • Fresh Air

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    • By: Terry Gross
    • Narrated by: Terry Gross
    • Length: 3 hrs and 38 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 49
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      4 out of 5 stars 8
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      4 out of 5 stars 9

    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 Archive, Gene Wilder, May 21, 2007

    • By: Terry Gross
    • Length: 51 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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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, Denzel Washington, January 2, 2008

    • By: Terry Gross
    • Length: 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2 out of 5 stars 2
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    Hear actor and director Denzel Washington and book critic Maureen Corrigan on this edition of Fresh Air. Denzel Washington directs and acts in the new film The Great Debaters, inspired by the true story of Wiley College's winning debate team of the early 1930s.

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    • Fresh Air, Karen Armstrong

    • By: Terry Gross
    • Narrated by: Terry Gross
    • Length: 46 mins
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    Religion scholar Karen Armstrong on this edition of Fresh Air. The best-selling author of The History of God and The Battle for God, has a new book, Budda, about the life of Sidhatta Gotam. From North India, Sidhatta Gotama renounced normal life, leaving his wife and child to live alone and attain enlightenment.

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

    • By: Terry Gross
    • Length: 51 mins
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 2

    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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    • Fresh Air, Fran Lebowitz and Anne Lamott

    • By: Terry Gross
    • Narrated by: Terry Gross
    • Length: 1 hr
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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, Armistead Maupin

    • By: Terry Gross
    • Narrated by: Terry Gross
    • Length: 1 hr
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    Writer Armistead Maupin on this edition of Fresh Air. Maupin is the creator of the award-winning newspaper serial turned TV series Tales of the City. His new book, The Night Listener, is his first novel in eight years. It examines the relationship that grows between a cult writer and one of his younger radio fans; critics have noted the autobiographical subtext to the story. Maupin won the 1998 Peabody Award for his work in television and has written several novels and two collections of essays. He lives in San Francisco.

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    • Fresh Air Archive, Angela Lansbury

    • By: Terry Gross
    • Narrated by: Terry Gross
    • Length: 47 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, Fred Kaplan, Bryan Cranston, February 6, 2008

    • By: Terry Gross
    • Length: 51 mins
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    Hear journalist Fred Kaplan, actor Bryan Cranston, and classical-music critic Lloyd Schwartz on this edition of Fresh Air. Fred Kaplan is the "war stories" columnist for Slate, where he covers military issues. In his new book, he looks at the loss of prestige and power of the U.S. abroad and what went wrong and why. It is entitled Daydream Believers: How a Few Grand Ideas Wrecked American Power.

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    • Fresh Air, Philip Roth

    • By: Terry Gross
    • Narrated by: Terry Gross
    • 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, Barry Manilow and Tom Waits

    • By: Terry Gross
    • Narrated by: Terry Gross
    • Length: 50 mins
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    Singer/songwriters Barry Manilow and Tom Waits on this edition of Fresh Air. Barry Manilow made the pop charts in the 1970s and early 80s with love ballads such as "Mandy," "Looks Like We Made It," "I Write the Songs" and "Copacabana (At the Copa)." Before becoming a singer he was Bette Midler's accompanist and arranger.

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