Fresh Air opens the window on contemporary arts and issues with guests from worlds as diverse as literature and economics. Terry Gross hosts this multi-award-winning daily interview and features program.
Our bodies are ours, but how we feel about them is largely defined by others — by the things people say, the culture we live in, the me
Air Date: December 7, 2018
The Water We Drink
Most of us take our drinking water for granted — switch on the tap, and out it flows. But in much of the world, that’s not the case.
Air Date: November 30, 2018
The Difference a Gun Makes
A gun can change a moment, a life, a family, an entire neighborhood. Like a catalyst in a chemical reaction, guns have a unique ability t
Air Date: November 22, 2018
We’re Family — But Why?
Ever sit down to Thanksgiving dinner, look around at the shining faces of your family, and think to yourself: “How the heck am I relate
Air Date: November 16, 2018
The Science of Everyday Objects
From penicillin to the moon landing, we have science to thank for humanity’s greatest achievements. But science has also helped advance
Air Date: November 9, 2018
The Skinny on Skin
When’s the last time you saw a get-well card for psoriasis or eczema? Skin’s our biggest organ — and does lots of hard work keeping
Air Date: November 2, 2018
Facing Our Fears
Nerve-racking. Sickening. Facing your fear can be all of that — and sometimes a little thrilling, too.
Air Date: October 26, 2018
Climate change could transform our planet sooner than we thought. A new report from the United Nations says that just 1.5 degrees Celsius
Air Date: October 19, 2018
Check the Label
Who has time to read the small print — to go over all the “stuff” that’s in our food, medicine, or supplements? And what’s carr
Air Date: October 12, 2018
In the Name of Science
Advances in science don’t just happen — sometimes, real progress requires heroic measures. On this show, we explore the lengths peopl
Air Date: October 5, 2018
Different Country, Different Medicine
Medicine, healthcare — even illness — vary from country to country. Those differences are driven by tradition, culture, even politics
Air Date: September 28, 2018
Who’s in Control – Tech or Us?
Technology helps us run our lives, do our jobs, get directions and keep track of our calendars. Right? Or, is technology taking control o
Air Date: September 21, 2018
Feeling Your Age
They call it the golden years, but there’s a reason many of us dread old age — it can mean losing our health, our independence, our m
Air Date: September 14, 2018
Hurricane Maria: Puerto Rico One Year Later
It’s been a year since Hurricane Maria swept through Puerto Rico, destroying lives and reducing many communities to rubble. The storm a
Air Date: September 7, 2018
Science At Work
It’s Labor Day, which means we’re celebrating the hard-working people who keep the engines of productivity humming. On this e
Air Date: August 31, 2018
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