1. Big news: CBS just announced Stephen Colbert will replace David Letterman on The Late Show next year. Thoughts?

    You can hear the 2012 Fresh Air interview here

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  1. Posted on 4 April, 2014

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    In Wes Anderson’s latest film, The Grand Budapest Hotel, a writer relates the long and twisting life story of a hotel owner. It’s about youthful love and lifelong obsession, and while the story is original, there’s a credit at the end that reads: “Inspired by the Writings of Stefan Zweig.”

    Last month, Anderson told Fresh Air's Terry Gross that until a few years ago, he had never heard of Zweig — and he's not alone. Many moviegoers share Anderson's past ignorance of the man who was once one of the world's most famous and most translated authors.

    George Prochnik is out to change that. His forthcoming book is called The Impossible Exile: Stefan Zweig at the End of the World. Check out his conversation with NPR’s Robert Siegel here.

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  1. lemonysnicketlibrary:

    nprfreshair's Terry Gross reads from Lemony Snicket's new book File Under: 13 Suspicious Incidents, which we’re sad to announce has published today.

    And as if that weren’t bad enough, you, too, can start reading it here.

    Have you heard Terry’s interview with Lemony Snicket?

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  1. Congratulations to the winners of the 2013 Peabody Awards! 
The list includes Orange is the New Black, Key & Peele,The Bridge,  The Race Card Project, and our friends at This American Life. 
Two of our most talked about interviews of last year were with “the real Piper,” Piper Kerman, and Orange is the New Black show creator Jenji Kohan. 
Other interviews with Peabody winners include Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele of Key & Peele and the star of The Bridge, Demian Bichir.
We’ve also got reviews of Borgen and Six By Sondheim! View in High-Res

    Congratulations to the winners of the 2013 Peabody Awards

    The list includes Orange is the New Black, Key & Peele,The Bridge,  The Race Card Project, and our friends at This American Life

    Two of our most talked about interviews of last year were with “the real Piper,” Piper Kerman, and Orange is the New Black show creator Jenji Kohan

    Other interviews with Peabody winners include Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele of Key & Peele and the star of The Bridge, Demian Bichir.

    We’ve also got reviews of Borgen and Six By Sondheim!

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  1. "The stock market is rigged," Michael Lewis tells Fresh Air's Terry Gross. “It's rigged for the benefit for really a handful of insiders. It's rigged to … maximize the take of Wall Street, of banks, the exchanges and the high-frequency traders at the expense of ordinary investors.”
Lewis is the author of several books about the stock market, including Liar’s Poker and The Big Short. His new book Flash Boys is about the form of computerized transactions known as High Frequency Trading, in which the fastest computers with the most high speed connections get the information first, and make the trade before anyone else can. A nanosecond can make all the difference between how much money is made or lost on any transaction.
Brad Katsuyama (above) figured out how the system is rigged and set out to change it. Lewis explains:

"There is this perception that Wall Street insiders understand how Wall Street works — and it’s false. It’s especially false right now. Here you have this young man, this kid [Katsuyama] at the Royal Bank of Canada who’s engaged in this kind of science experiment in the market. He figures out at least one angle the predators are taking and he goes and talks to not just ordinary investors … the biggest investors, the smartest investors in the world and their jaws are on the floor. … Even these people have no idea what’s going on in the market and are being educated by this Canadian who has basically just arrived on the scene and has decided to make understanding [this] his business."

Photo of President and CEO of IEX Group Brad Katsuyama by Philip Montgomery for The Wall Street Journal View in High-Res

    "The stock market is rigged," Michael Lewis tells Fresh Air's Terry Gross. “It's rigged for the benefit for really a handful of insiders. It's rigged to … maximize the take of Wall Street, of banks, the exchanges and the high-frequency traders at the expense of ordinary investors.”

    Lewis is the author of several books about the stock market, including Liar’s Poker and The Big Short. His new book Flash Boys is about the form of computerized transactions known as High Frequency Trading, in which the fastest computers with the most high speed connections get the information first, and make the trade before anyone else can. A nanosecond can make all the difference between how much money is made or lost on any transaction.

    Brad Katsuyama (above) figured out how the system is rigged and set out to change it. Lewis explains:

    "There is this perception that Wall Street insiders understand how Wall Street works — and it’s false. It’s especially false right now. Here you have this young man, this kid [Katsuyama] at the Royal Bank of Canada who’s engaged in this kind of science experiment in the market. He figures out at least one angle the predators are taking and he goes and talks to not just ordinary investors … the biggest investors, the smartest investors in the world and their jaws are on the floor. … Even these people have no idea what’s going on in the market and are being educated by this Canadian who has basically just arrived on the scene and has decided to make understanding [this] his business."

    Photo of President and CEO of IEX Group Brad Katsuyama by Philip Montgomery for The Wall Street Journal

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  1. News: Terry Gross will give the 2014 commencement address at Bryn Mawr College. You can read the announcement here. 

“Whether she’s interviewing a scientist, politician, or rock star, Terry Gross draws out her subjects in a way that gives listeners a real sense of who that person is and what motivates them,” says Bryn Mawr President Kim Cassidy. “Terry is an excellent choice to give this address since learning to ask probing questions is one of the hallmarks of a liberal arts education.” 
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    News: Terry Gross will give the 2014 commencement address at Bryn Mawr College. You can read the announcement here. 

    “Whether she’s interviewing a scientist, politician, or rock star, Terry Gross draws out her subjects in a way that gives listeners a real sense of who that person is and what motivates them,” says Bryn Mawr President Kim Cassidy. “Terry is an excellent choice to give this address since learning to ask probing questions is one of the hallmarks of a liberal arts education.” 

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  1. Posted on 26 March, 2014

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Who needs friends when you’ve got Terry Gross? An illustration by Eleanor Davis: http://nyr.kr/1nYvPYw


No you hang up. No, you! View in High-Res

    newyorker:

    Who needs friends when you’ve got Terry Gross? An illustration by Eleanor Davis: http://nyr.kr/1nYvPYw

    No you hang up. No, you!

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  1. FAW Lineup:
    Dr. Kevin Fong, author of Extreme Medicine: How Exploration Transformed Medicine in the Twentieth Century
    Kayla Williams and Brian McGough on living and loving with PTSD
    Ken Tucker reviews Lake Street Dive

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  1. Happy Birthday Terry Gross, Dave Davies, and Marty Moss-Coane of WHYY’s RadioTimes! Hope your birthday is Fresh Fresh Fresh. 

(Yes, they all have the same birthday, and yes, it’s Valentines day!) 

    Happy Birthday Terry Gross, Dave Davies, and Marty Moss-Coane of WHYY’s RadioTimes! Hope your birthday is Fresh Fresh Fresh. 

    (Yes, they all have the same birthday, and yes, it’s Valentines day!) 

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  1. One thing you might not know about Fresh Air is that many of our team members have been with the show since the beginning—or practically the beginning, over 30 years ago. One of our engineers, Joyce Lieberman, is one of those people. 

Meet Joyce:
"I began working with Terry Gross several years after she started doing her show at WHYY when it was a three-hour, local, live program. I engineered many of them. In 1987 Fresh Air went national on NPR as a live, one-hour, popular culture show. I was selected to be the primary engineer driving the program.
To get ready for a national stage Danny Miller, the Executive Producer, and I went to NPR to get ideas for production, directing and engineering. Then I worked with other engineers to build the room, select the equipment and install everything. Now I am the Radio Engineering Supervisor for WHYY-FM in Philadelphia. I take care of lots of the equipment and systems and drive the show if needed. In this photo I’m at the Amek Angela console in the Fresh Air Control Room in 1990. We moved into a new building in 2000 so the Fresh Air Control Room is different now.”

How she got started:  "I was a volunteer at WHYY when there were mostly volunteers doing programs. I joined a group at WUHY, which is what WHYY was called then, called Radio Free Women. Then I decided to get some engineer training. I went to Philadelphia Wireless Technical Institute, and then the station got a Minority Training Grant from the Corporation For Public Broadcasting to hire a woman in TV and Radio. I got the job and was trained in every job at the station. I was asked to join the staff after the year and a half training was over."  View in High-Res

    One thing you might not know about Fresh Air is that many of our team members have been with the show since the beginning—or practically the beginning, over 30 years ago. One of our engineers, Joyce Lieberman, is one of those people.

    Meet Joyce:

    "I began working with Terry Gross several years after she started doing her show at WHYY when it was a three-hour, local, live program. I engineered many of them. In 1987 Fresh Air went national on NPR as a live, one-hour, popular culture show. I was selected to be the primary engineer driving the program.

    To get ready for a national stage Danny Miller, the Executive Producer, and I went to NPR to get ideas for production, directing and engineering. Then I worked with other engineers to build the room, select the equipment and install everything. Now I am the Radio Engineering Supervisor for WHYY-FM in Philadelphia. I take care of lots of the equipment and systems and drive the show if needed.
     
    In this photo I’m at the Amek Angela console in the Fresh Air Control Room in 1990. We moved into a new building in 2000 so the Fresh Air Control Room is different now.”

    How she got started:
     
    "I was a volunteer at WHYY when there were mostly volunteers doing programs. I joined a group at WUHY, which is what WHYY was called then, called Radio Free Women. Then I decided to get some engineer training. I went to Philadelphia Wireless Technical Institute, and then the station got a Minority Training Grant from the Corporation For Public Broadcasting to hire a woman in TV and Radio. I got the job and was trained in every job at the station. I was asked to join the staff after the year and a half training was over."
     

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  1. Thanks for the shout-out, Portlandia

    We’d totally go to a Prairie Home Companion tailgating party. 

    Have you heard  our interview  with Carrie Brownstein and Fred Armisen, the creators and stars of Portlandia? 

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  1. The late Peter O’Toole tells Terry Gross in 1993 about learning to ride a camel for Lawrence of Arabia, and how uncomfortable (and dangerous) it was: 

I loved the desert, I really did. … I was there three months before filming started and the idea was to learn to ride a camel. [It was] impossible. What you see is a European perched uneasily on the top of this huge brute, snorting and galloping. … I found after a while my bottom was bleeding from bouncing up and down on this snorting great dragon.
I went to Beirut — not to gamble this time — but to buy sponge rubber and it was — I remember — mucus membrane pink. And I arrived back to my Bedouin friend with this lump of thick, thick rubber and I stuffed it, shamelessly onto my saddle. … But after a while they looked and they saw it was quite comfy, too, and they could bounce more easily on sponge rubber than you could on wooden hump, so they began to ask me to buy more. So I was requisitioning tons of this damn stuff, yards of it. I think I introduced sponge rubber into Arabian culture. … They called me [in Arabic] “the father of rubber.”




Peter O’Toole’s most iconic role was playing T.E. Lawrence in the 1962 film Lawrence of Arabia. This year, we spoke to author Scott Anderson who wrote a book called Lawrence IN Arabia. The interview goes into detail about Lawrence’s background in archeology and medieval military history and his affinity for Arab culture.

    The late Peter O’Toole tells Terry Gross in 1993 about learning to ride a camel for Lawrence of Arabia, and how uncomfortable (and dangerous) it was:

    I loved the desert, I really did. … I was there three months before filming started and the idea was to learn to ride a camel. [It was] impossible. What you see is a European perched uneasily on the top of this huge brute, snorting and galloping. … I found after a while my bottom was bleeding from bouncing up and down on this snorting great dragon.

    I went to Beirut — not to gamble this time — but to buy sponge rubber and it was — I remember — mucus membrane pink. And I arrived back to my Bedouin friend with this lump of thick, thick rubber and I stuffed it, shamelessly onto my saddle. … But after a while they looked and they saw it was quite comfy, too, and they could bounce more easily on sponge rubber than you could on wooden hump, so they began to ask me to buy more. So I was requisitioning tons of this damn stuff, yards of it. I think I introduced sponge rubber into Arabian culture. … They called me [in Arabic] “the father of rubber.”

    Peter O’Toole’s most iconic role was playing T.E. Lawrence in the 1962 film Lawrence of Arabia. This year, we spoke to author Scott Anderson who wrote a book called Lawrence IN Arabia. The interview goes into detail about Lawrence’s background in archeology and medieval military history and his affinity for Arab culture.

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  1. Today’s guest singer-songwriter Mark Mulcahy with Terry outside the studio! View in High-Res

    Today’s guest singer-songwriter Mark Mulcahy with Terry outside the studio!

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  1. Spend an afternoon with Fresh Air!

Join WHYY and Terry Gross, the Peabody Award-winning host of WHYY’s Fresh Air for Off Air with Fresh Air on Saturday, November 16th at West Chester University’s Asplundh Concert Hall in West Chester, PA.
 During Off Air with Fresh Air, Terry will share some of her adventures hosting Fresh Air, and will play clips of interviews in which things didn’t go as she expected, and/or had surprising consequences. After her talk you can put Terry in the hot seat with a Q and A session.

Tickets and information are here, including VIP tickets for a special reception. View in High-Res

    Spend an afternoon with Fresh Air!

    Join WHYY and Terry Gross, the Peabody Award-winning host of WHYY’s Fresh Air for Off Air with Fresh Air on Saturday, November 16th at West Chester University’s Asplundh Concert Hall in West Chester, PA.


    During Off Air with Fresh Air, Terry will share some of her adventures hosting Fresh Air, and will play clips of interviews in which things didn’t go as she expected, and/or had surprising consequences. After her talk you can put Terry in the hot seat with a Q and A session.

    Tickets and information are here, including VIP tickets for a special reception.

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  1. Behind the scenes at Fresh Air. View in High-Res

    Behind the scenes at Fresh Air.

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