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Fresh Air

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Arts, Society & Culture, TV & Film

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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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Best Of: Benedict Cumberbatch & The Teenage Brain

January 31st, 2015

Episode 175 of 728 episodes

Fresh Air Weekend:Benedict Cumberbatchgained critical acclaim — and a big following — for his role inSherlock. Now he's up for an Oscar for his portrayal of eccentric mathematician Alan Turing inThe Imitation Game. 'American Sniper' isabout a Navy SEAL whose service in Iraq made him a mythic figure has become a cultural lightning rod. But the squabbles are too simple for a low-key movie striking in its lack of stridency. Critic at large John Powers comments. New research shows that teenagers' brains aren't fully insulated, so the signals travel slowly when they need to make decisions. Neuroscientist Frances Jensen, who wroteThe Teenage Brain, explains.

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