Fresh Air Weekend
Dec 7, 2013 — Director Alexander Payne talks about his new film Nebraska. Alexis Madrigal explores the best way to share photos of his new baby. And Ben Bradlee Jr. talks about The Kid, his new biography of baseball player Ted Williams.
Nov 30, 2013 — The actor's new memoir, A Story Lately Told, ends just as her Hollywood career is taking off. Critic David Edelstein calls Alexander Payne's latest film a "superb balancing act." America's Test Kitchen shares tricks for buying, seasoning and cooking your bird this year.
Nov 23, 2013 — Adam Minter looks at the business of recycling what developed nations throw away, critic John Powers praises two films of excess, and Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele explain how their biracial roots bestow special comedic "power."
Nov 16, 2013 — The veteran actor discusses his new film, Nebraska, Kevin Whitehead reviews a reissue of Ervin's 1960 album The Book Cooks and blogger/illustrator/author Allie Brosh opens up about her crippling depression.
Nov 9, 2013 — A Los Angeles chef explains how the Korean taco pulled its chefs' backgrounds into one food truck offering, Critic John Powers reviews Elena Ferrante's latest book and the author of Everything's Coming Up Profits explains the history of corporate show tunes.
Nov 2, 2013 — Astronaut Chris Hadfield brings lessons from space down to Earth in his new book. Ken Tucker says Brandy Clark's 12 Stories album is "modestly amazing." And Philip Shenon's new book explores how a botched investigation fueled Kennedy assassination conspiracy theories.
Oct 26, 2013 — The new book Wheelmen exposes doping culture and the Lance Armstrong conspiracy. Critic Maureen Corrigan says if you're looking to read "lady things," choose Jezebel over Bridget Jones. And director Steve McQueen and actor Chiwetel Ejiofor talk about the new film 12 Years a Slave.
Oct 19, 2013 — Crystal isn't happy about turning 65, but at least he's finding a way to laugh about it. His new book is called Still Foolin' 'Em: Where I've Been, Where I'm Going, and Where the Hell Are My Keys? And British singer-songwriter Graham Nash has written new memoir Wild Tales: A Rock & Roll Life.
Oct 12, 2013 — Tom Hanks plays Captain Phillips in a high-seas hostage drama. Historian Jill Lepore introduces us to Jane, Ben Franklin's younger sister. And we catch up with child-actor-turned-artist Daniel Radcliffe now that he's in his post-Potter years.
Oct 5, 2013 — Writers Peter Gould and Thomas Schnauz talk about the finale of the AMC series. Dave Holland's Prism features one of the loudest bands of the bassist's career. And in a new memoir, Just Tell Me I Can't, Moyer explains how he became a better pitcher in his 40s than his 20s.