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

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Fresh Air for December 31, 2010

Sarah Silverman won an Emmy in 2008 for her video I'm F******* Matt Damon, which appeared on the Jimmy Kimmel Live show. Steve Agee hide caption

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Sarah Silverman: Playing The Dummy For Laughs

Sarah Silverman: Playing The Dummy For Laughs

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Joan Rivers says that she would like a "77th facelift" for her 77th birthday. The brash comedian stars in a new documentary about her career in comedy. Seth Keal/IFC Films hide caption

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Comedian Joan Rivers, Still A 'Piece Of Work'

Comedian Joan Rivers, Still A 'Piece Of Work'

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Fresh Air for December 30, 2010

Jay-Z tells Terry Gross one of his earliest rhymes, which he wrote when he was just 9: 'I'm the king of hip-hop / Renewed like the Reebok / The key in the lock / Words so provocative/ As long as I live." The hip-hop artist says that when he looks back on that rhyme now, he thinks, "Wow, that was pretty prophetic." Jay Mohegan via Random House hide caption

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Jay-Z: Interviewed And 'Decoded'

Jay-Z: Interviewed And 'Decoded'

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When James Murphy was 22, he was offered a writing job on the sitcom Seinfeld but turned it down to focus on his musical career. Ruvan Wijesooriya hide caption

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Inside LCD Soundsystem With Frontman James Murphy

Inside LCD Soundsystem With Frontman James Murphy

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Fresh Air for December 29, 2010

Sondheim, shown here in 1974, won the Pulitzer Prize in Drama for Sunday in the Park with George. He has also received eight Tony Awards, eight Grammy awards and a Kennedy Center Honor. Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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At 80, Musical-Theater Icon Stephen Sondheim Looks Back

At 80, Musical-Theater Icon Stephen Sondheim Looks Back

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A New York Times/CBS News poll found that 30 percent of people under 45 said the use of devices like smart phones and personal computers has made it harder to concentrate. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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The Price Of Putting 'Your Brain On Computers'

The Price Of Putting 'Your Brain On Computers'

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Fresh Air for December 28, 2010

In July 2009, Time magazine held an online poll asking who America's most trusted newscaster was; Jon Stewart won with 44 percent of the vote. Comedy Central hide caption

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Jon Stewart: America's Ruling King Of Fake News

Jon Stewart: America's Ruling King Of Fake News

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Comedian Aziz Ansari won the Jury Award for "Best Standup" in 2006 at HBO's U.S. Comedy Arts Festival. Andrew H. Walker/Getty hide caption

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The Rise Of 'Parks' Funny Tool Aziz Ansari

The Rise Of 'Parks' Funny Tool Aziz Ansari

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Futurama's clueless starship commander Zapp Brannigan is just one of the many cartoon characters voiced by Billy West over the years. Matt Groening/Twentieth Century Fox hide caption

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The Many (Cartoon) Faces Of Actor Billy West

The Many (Cartoon) Faces Of Actor Billy West

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Fresh Air for December 27, 2010

Keith Richards is ranked 10th onĀ  Rolling Stone's list of the 100 greatest guitarists of all time. Deborah Feingold hide caption

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Keith Richards On 'Life' With The Rolling Stones

Keith Richards On 'Life' With The Rolling Stones

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Brian May wrote "We Will Rock You," "I Want It All," "Fat Bottomed Girls" and "Tie Your Mother Down," among other Queen hits. courtesy of Queen hide caption

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The Modern-Day Renaissance Man In Queen's Brian May

The Modern-Day Renaissance Man In Queen's Brian May

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