In These Arms The Swell Season
Buy

Buy Featured Music

Song
In These Arms
Album
Strict Joy [Deluxe Edition]
Artist
The Swell Season

Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How?

Love That Conquers The Swell Season
Buy

Buy Featured Music

Song
Love That Conquers
Album
Strict Joy [Deluxe Edition]
Artist
The Swell Season

Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How?

Take The "A" Train Duke Ellington
Flirtibird Duke Ellington & His Orchestra
Buy

Buy Featured Music

Song
Flirtibird
Album
Anatomy of a Murder
Artist
Duke Ellington & His Orchestra

Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How?

A Grand Night for Swinging Mary Lou Williams
Buy

Buy Featured Music

Song
A Grand Night for Swinging
Album
Mary Lou Williams Presents Black Christ of the Andes [Bonus Tracks]
Artist
Mary Lou Williams

Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How?

Lord Of The Dance: Michael Jackson may have been frail during the last few months of his life, but the rehearsal footage in This Is It shows he could still cut a rug with the best of them. Above, Jackson dons his classic fedora to show his crew what a "Smooth Criminal" really moves like. Kevin Mazur/Sony Pictures hide caption

toggle caption Kevin Mazur/Sony Pictures

'This Is It' Offers Rare Peek At The King Of Pop

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/114288045/114312774" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
This Is It Michael Jackson
Buy

Buy Featured Music

Song
This Is It
Album
Michael Jackson's This Is It
Artist
Michael Jackson

Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How?

Monday

View show

Movie Interviews

Tom Hanks Says Self-Doubt Is 'A High-Wire Act That We All Walk'

"No matter what we've done, there comes a point where you think, ... 'When are they going to discover that I am, in fact, a fraud?' " Hanks says. Originally broadcast April 26, 2016.

Tom Hanks Says Self-Doubt Is 'A High-Wire Act That We All Walk'

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/491800907/491828920" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Music Reviews

Hip-Hop Meets Disco On The Electrifying Soundtrack To 'The Get Down'

A new drama series on Netflix chronicles the rise of early hip-hop music in the late '70s. Rock critic Ken Tucker says the show's soundtrack is dense, complex and delightful.

Hip-Hop Meets Disco On The Electrifying Soundtrack To 'The Get Down'

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/491807393/491827718" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
View show

Saturday

View show

Actor John Krasinski spent 2 1/2 years in New York trying to get his acting career off the ground. After landing a few commercials and some "off- off- off-Broadway" plays, he was about to call it quits. But his mother encouraged him to stick it out a little while longer, and three weeks later, he landed the role of Jim on The Office. Matt Sayles/Matt Sayles/Invision/AP hide caption

toggle caption Matt Sayles/Matt Sayles/Invision/AP

Fresh Air Weekend

Fresh Air Weekend: John Krasinski; Lydia Loveless' 'Real'; The Aging Electrical Grid

Actor John Krasinski discusses The Office and his "lottery-ticket life." Ken Tucker reviews Lydia Loveless' latest solo album. Gretchen Bakke says America's current power grid is aging and unstable.

Fresh Air Weekend: John Krasinski; Lydia Loveless' 'Real'; The Aging Electrical Grid

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/491352399/491626711" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
View show

Friday

View show

Author Interviews

Feminist Gloria Steinem Finds Herself Free Of The 'Demands Of Gender'

As she approached 60, the co-founder of Ms. magazine says, she entered a new phase in life, one in which "you can do what you want." Originally broadcast Oct. 26, 2015.

Feminist Gloria Steinem Finds Herself Free Of The 'Demands Of Gender'

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/491349663/491535172" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Movie Reviews

When Barack Met Michelle: 'Southside With You' Recreates The Obamas' First Date

Richard Tanne's new film is a dramatization of Barack and Michelle Obama's first date in 1989. Critic David Edelstein says the movie's mix of politics and romance has a "naive kind of charm."

When Barack Met Michelle: 'Southside With You' Recreates The Obamas' First Date

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/491485929/491535262" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
View show