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Terry Gross

Opening the window on contemporary arts and issues with guests from worlds as diverse as literature and economics.

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Book Reviews
2:19 pm
Tue July 7, 2015

Examining The War On Mexican Drug Cartels, Through Film And Fiction

Originally published on Wed July 8, 2015 10:35 am

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Movie Interviews
2:19 pm
Tue July 7, 2015

Filmmaker And Speech Pathologist Weigh In On What It Means To 'Sound Gay'

Filmmaker David Thorpe practices vocal exercises he learned from a speech pathologist in an effort to alter the way he speaks. In Do I Sound Gay?, Thorpe searches for the origin of the "gay voice" stereotype.
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Originally published on Wed July 8, 2015 10:35 am

Is there such a thing as a "gay voice"? For gay filmmaker David Thorpe, the answer to that question is complicated. "There is no such thing as a fundamentally gay voice," Thorpe tells Fresh Air's Terry Gross. But, he adds, "there is a stereotype and there are men, to a greater or lesser extent, who embody that stereotype."

In his new film, Do I Sound Gay?, Thorpe searches for the origin of that stereotype and documents his own attempts to sound "less gay" by working with speech pathologist Susan Sankin.

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Author Interviews
1:01 pm
Mon July 6, 2015

The New Science Behind Our 'Unfair' Criminal Justice System

Originally published on Tue July 7, 2015 9:03 am

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Movie Reviews
1:01 pm
Mon July 6, 2015

Country's Kacey Musgraves Mixes Wit And Sincerity In 'Pageant Material'

Originally published on Mon July 6, 2015 5:11 pm

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Book Reviews
12:15 pm
Mon July 6, 2015

Dead-Cinch Thrillers: 4 Books To Get Your Heart Pounding

Lydia Thompson NPR

Originally published on Mon July 6, 2015 5:37 pm

I've just spent much of the past two weeks on my couch, reading suspense fiction. The result of all that heavy lifting is this list of recommendations — four thrillers, very different in style and MO, but all deadly accurate in their aim to entertain.

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Interviews
10:38 am
Sat July 4, 2015

Fresh Air Weekend: 'Loving Day'; Cable's Faux Newsmen; 'Dope' Director

Mat Johnson is the author of Pym, Drop, Hunting in Harlem and The Great Negro Plot as well as several graphic novels including Incognegro, Dark Rain and Right State.
Meera Bowman Johnson

Originally published on Wed July 8, 2015 11:57 am

Fresh Air Weekend highlights some of the best interviews and reviews from past weeks, and new program elements specially paced for weekends. Our weekend show emphasizes interviews with writers, filmmakers, actors and musicians, and often includes excerpts from live in-studio concerts. This week:

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Movie Interviews
12:20 pm
Fri July 3, 2015

It's All In Your Head: Director Pete Docter Gets Emotional In 'Inside Out'

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Music Interviews
12:20 pm
Fri July 3, 2015

Pokey LaFarge Mines His Midwestern Roots, Finds 'Something In The Water'

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Politics
12:47 pm
Thu July 2, 2015

Was This Past Supreme Court Session 'A Liberal Term For The Ages'?

A man holds an American and a rainbow flag outside the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., after the court legalized gay marriage nationwide.
Jacquelyn Martin AP

Originally published on Fri July 3, 2015 11:42 am

The Supreme Court term that just ended included historic rulings in support of same-sex marriage and the Affordable Care Act. "Political scientists will say that this is a liberal term for the ages," Adam Liptak, the Supreme Court correspondent at The New York Times, tells Fresh Air's Terry Gross.

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Movie Reviews
12:47 pm
Thu July 2, 2015

Not All Sequels Are Equal: Following Up To 'Terminator', 'Magic Mike'

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Television
12:18 pm
Wed July 1, 2015

From SCOTUS To The Confederate Flag, Cable Comedians Keep Tabs On The News

Originally published on Thu July 2, 2015 12:31 pm

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Movie Interviews
12:18 pm
Wed July 1, 2015

'Dope' Director On Geekdom, The N-Word And Confronting Racism With Comedy

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Author Interviews
12:33 pm
Tue June 30, 2015

How A Stolen Backpack In Casablanca Inspired A Novel About Shifting Identity

Originally published on Tue June 30, 2015 2:29 pm

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Music Interviews
12:33 pm
Tue June 30, 2015

Jerry Douglas' Tribute To Bluegrass Legends Lester Flatt And Earl Scruggs

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Author Interviews
12:31 pm
Mon June 29, 2015

Mat Johnson On 'Loving Day' And Life As A 'Black Boy' Who Looks White

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