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Fresh Air from WHYY, the Peabody Award-winning weekday magazine of contemporary arts and issues, is one of public radio's most popular programs. Hosted by Terry Gross, the show features intimate conversations with today's biggest luminaries.


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The Twitter Paradox

October 26th, 2016

How a platform designed for free speech enables Internet trolls. 'National Review' writer David French describes the hateful tweets he received after he criticized Donald Trump and the alt-right. 'BuzzFeed' reporter Charlie Warzel discusses what Twitter is and isn't doing about trolls.

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Rick Hasen, founder of 'The Election Blog' discusses Donald Trump's warning about potential voter fraud. "He's threatening the bedrock of democracy, and doing it to claim he's not a loser," Hasen says. Also, linguist Geoff Nunberg talks about vulgar language in the 2016 election.

Gethard tells stories of hitting rock bottom in his new one-man off-Broadway show, which is billed as a comedy about "suicide, depression, alcoholism and all the other funniest parts of life."

Playwright Tarell McCraney and filmmaker Barry Jenkins drew on their own childhood experiences in making 'Moonlight,' a film about a boy growing up in a Miami housing project. Maureen Corrigan reviews 'Upstream,' a book of essays by Mary Oliver. The 3rd season of the dystopian series 'Black Mirror,' is soon available on Netflix. Terry spoke to...