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Fresh Air

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Arts, Society & Culture, TV & Film

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Top 200 11

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: Meryl Streep / Colson Whitehead

August 13th, 2016

Episode 639 of 730 episodes

Streep talks about learning to sing badly in 'Florence Foster Jenkins,' her natural singing voice, and why sometimes just being Meryl Streep is more nerve-racking than performing. Maureen Corrigan reviews 'You Will Know Me,' a book about the fierce and frenzied world of gymnastics. Finally, novelist Colson Whitehead discusses his latest book — where the Underground Railroad is an actual locomotive that slaves ride to freedom.

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