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Jon Stewart's Debut Film Shows 'Humor Survives' In The Bleakest Conditions

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 12:32pm

Rosewater is based on Maziar Bahari's experience of being tortured in an Iranian prison. "His humor sustained him," the Daily Show host says. "And I found that incredibly empowering."

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Author Richard Ford Says 'Let Me Be Frank' About Aging And Dying

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 1:20pm

The Pulitzer Prize-winning writer's new book centers on Frank Bascombe, a 68-year-old man dealing with his aging body, a dying friend and his ex-wife, who has Parkinson's.

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Bob Dylan's 'Basement Tapes' Formed A Legend

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 1:20pm

During a hiatus, some tapes surfaced of new songs Bob Dylan been writing: the infamous Basement Tapes. These songs have been collected in a box set.

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Oliver Lake: New Music Grounded In Old Truths

Tue, 11/11/2014 - 3:50pm

Since the 1970s, Lake has led numerous bands of his own, including an occasional big band, and an organ quartet. That organ group is one to watch.

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Moral Injury Is The 'Signature Wound' Of Today's Veterans

Tue, 11/11/2014 - 3:29pm

Journalist David Wood says "almost everyone" in war has suffered a violation of their sense of right and wrong. As a result, Wood tells Fresh Air, veterans deal with grief, numbness or guilt.

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Accordionist Interprets French Waltz Tradition In 'Musette Explosion'

Mon, 11/10/2014 - 12:57pm

Will Holshouser has played all kinds of music on the accordion, including Cajun, avant garde jazz and indie rock. He joins Fresh Air's Terry Gross in her studio to play features from his new album.

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Superstorm Sandy Inspires Bleak, Poetic Landscapes In 'Let Me Be Frank'

Mon, 11/10/2014 - 12:57pm

In Richard Ford's brilliant collection of four short stories, protagonist Frank Bascombe returns to be "frank" about touchy topics. His awareness, particularly of mortality, is profound and hilarious.

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Fresh Air Weekend: Helene Cooper On Ebola, 'Interstellar' Review, Aasif Mandvi

Sat, 11/08/2014 - 11:04am

New York Times' Cooper talks about reporting on Ebola in Liberia; David Edelstein reviews Interstellar; Mandvi discusses his new essay collection No Land's Man.

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Lee Ann Womack Scales Back And Goes Traditional And Moody

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 12:26pm

Womack, who had the hit "I Hope You Dance," hasn't released a new album since 2008. The sound of her new album The Way I'm Livin' is different from the country music dominating the industry.

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Anjelica Huston Tells Her 'Story' Of Growing Up With A Director Dad

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 12:26pm

The actor's new memoir, A Story Lately Told, covers her early life growing up in Ireland, the daughter of director John Huston. In 1969, the two collaborated on a film, and it was disastrous.

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'We Have Learned Absolutely Nothing': Tom Magliozzi On Decades Of 'Car Talk'

Tue, 11/04/2014 - 1:55pm

"People say, 'Tell us about radio!'" Magliozzi told Fresh Air in 2001. "We have no idea. We sit in front of the microphones and we know nothing about radio." The Car Talk co-host died Monday at 77.

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Aasif Mandvi On Life As A 'No Land's Man' And Impressing Jon Stewart

Mon, 11/03/2014 - 2:05pm

Mandvi, a Daily Show correspondent, was born in India, raised in England and moved to Florida as a teen. His new essay collection reflects on his acting career and his life as an immigrant.

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Lazy About Your Online Passwords? Take Control With These New Tips

Mon, 11/03/2014 - 1:22pm

A couple of hours can go a long way toward making your data secure from criminals. It's a hassle, but you'll be forever safe from malicious forces.

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'The Merry Widow' Opera Resurfaces With Renee Fleming

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 1:32pm

The Metropolitan Opera will be celebrating New Year's Eve with Franz Lehar's The Merry Widow in a new production starring soprano Fleming. But its greatest incarnations have been on film.

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Stephen King On Growing Up, Believing In God And Getting Scared

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 1:32pm

"The more carny it got, the better I liked it," King says of his new thriller, Joyland. King talks with Fresh Air's Terry Gross about his career writing horror, and about what scares him now.

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In The Life Of 'Olive Kitteridge,' It's The Little Things That Add Up

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 1:32pm

The HBO miniseries starring Frances McDormand is based on a collection of stories about residents in a small town in Maine. It's about family, friends and the tenuous relationships that make up life.

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Taylor Swift: The Peppiest Pop Star We Have Right Now

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 1:25pm

1989 sidesteps country music entirely to become Swift's first pure pop album.

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Funny, Dirty, Sad: The 'Holy Trinity' For 'Transparent' Creator Jill Soloway

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 1:24pm

When writer Jill Soloway's father came out as a trans woman, Soloway says, it was a huge relief. And it helped her create the series Transparent about "boundaries, legacy, gender, family."

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With New Campaign Finance Rules, You Can't Really Follow The Money

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 12:39pm

Campaign finance rules allow some groups to not disclose their donors. The New York Times' Nick Confessore says there could be "influence peddling ... because we can't see the money changing hands."

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The Incredible Story Of Chilean Miners Rescued From The 'Deep Down Dark'

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 12:39pm

Hector Tobar had exclusive access to the 33 miners to report his new book detailing the claustrophobic horror they faced when they were trapped for 69 days in 2010. The result is a doozy.

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