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

    • By: Terry Gross
    • Length: 51 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, 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, 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, David Johansen and Douglas Rushkoff

    • By: Terry Gross
    • Narrated by: Terry Gross
    • Length: 47 mins
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    Singer and musician David Johansen and media anaylist Douglas Rushkoff on this edition of Fresh Air. David Johansen was the lead singer for the 70's pre-punk punk rock band New York Dolls.

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

    • By: Terry Gross
    • Length: 51 mins
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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 Archive: Wallace Shawn and Andre Gregory

    • By: Terry Gross
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    • Length: 1 hr
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    Playwright and actor Wallace Shawn and actor Andre Gregory on this archival edition of Fresh Air. Shawn and Gregory star in the film Vanya on 42nd St, directed by Louis Malle, screenplay adapted by David Mamet from Chekhov's Uncle Vanya. The two also co-wrote and co-starred in the 1981 film, My Dinner with Andre. They have since both worked on many other projects individually in television, theater, and film. Shawn was an obscure playwright until 1981, when his movie, My Dinner With Andre appeared.

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    • Fresh Air, Michael Winterbottom and David Quammen

    • By: Terry Gross
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    • Length: 51 mins
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    British film director Michael Winterbottom and science writer David Quammen on this edition of Fresh Air. Michael Winterbottom's films include Welcome to Sarajevo, 24 Hour Party People, and Wonderland.

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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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    • Fresh Air, Richard Powers, December 7, 2007

    • By: Terry Gross
    • Narrated by: Terry Gross
    • Length: 31 mins
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    Hear author Richard Powers and film critic David Edelstein on this edition of Fresh Air. Richard Powers talks about his novel The Echo Maker. In the book, a 27-year-old man is in a car accident and emerges from a coma with a rare neurological disorder. He can recall most everything about his life, but he believes his family members and closest friends are imposters. The Echo Maker won the National Book Award for fiction in 2006 and has just been released in paperback.

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    • Fresh Air, Chris Butler, Art Caplan, and Sherri Glied

    • By: Terry Gross
    • Narrated by: Terry Gross
    • Length: 51 mins
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    Healthcare executive Chris Butler, University of Pennsylvania's Art Caplan, and Columbia University's Sherri Glied on this edition of Fresh Air. Chris Butler is Chief Marketing Officer for Independence Blue Cross of Southeastern Pennsylvania. The insurer is set to raise its rates as much as 50%. Butler will give a sense of the healthcare industry's viewpoint on rising costs and changes in policy.

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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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    • Fresh Air, Randy Newman and Mel Brooks

    • By: Terry Gross
    • Narrated by: Terry Gross
    • Length: 51 mins
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    Fresh Air continues its Holiday Week of Songs from Broadway and Hollywood with an interview with singer-songwriter Randy Newman and comedian and filmmaker Mel Brooks. Randy Newman is best known for his hit songs "Short People," and "I Love L-A." He's written for a number of films including, Ragtime, Avalon, The Natural, Toy Story, Babe and Seabiscuit. He's received fourteen Oscar nominations and was given the Academy Award in 2002.

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    • You Bet Your Garden, For the Hungry, December 14, 2006

    • By: Mike McGrath
    • Length: 50 mins
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    Noted Alaska gardener, garden writer, and radio host Jeff Lowenfels joins us to talk about how he created the "Plant a Row for the Hungry" program that allows gardeners to help feed people in need.

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    • Fresh Air, David Sedaris and Alan Cumming

    • By: Terry Gross
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    • Length: 1 hr
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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, Khaled Hosseini and Jeffrey Eugenides, August 3, 2007

    • By: Terry Gross
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    • Length: 51 mins
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    Khaled Hosseini's new novel is A Thousand Splendid Suns, and it is currently at the top of the New York Times best seller list. His debut novel, The Kite Runner, about a young man who returns to Afghanistan after a long absence, has been on the best seller list for two years, as both a hardcover and paperback.

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    • Fresh Air, Peter and Bobby Farrelly

    • By: Terry Gross
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    • Length: 51 mins
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    Filmmakers Peter and Bobby Farrell on this edition of Fresh Air. The two brothers have become practically the brand name for bad taste. Their movies Dumb and Dumber, Kingpin, There's Something About Mary, and Shallow Hal, plumbed new depths of tastelessness.

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    • Fresh Air, Don Rickles and Huw Cordey, May 22, 2007

    • By: Terry Gross
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    • Length: 51 mins
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    Hear comic Don Rickles, documentary producer Huw Cordey, and rock critic Ken Tucker on this edition of Fresh Air. He's known for insulting his audiences on stage, but Don Rickles doesn't consider himself an insult comic. His heyday was in the 1950s and 60s, on TV and in Vegas. Frank Sinatra was an early fan and helped get him noticed. Rickles has a new memoir, Rickles' Book: a Memoir.

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    • Fresh Air, John McWhorter and Joel Meyerowitz

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

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