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Fresh Air for June 20, 2014

Fresh Air for June 19, 2014

John Oliver's new political satire Last Week Tonight airs on HBO. Oliver says the network gives him an almost "confusing amount of freedom." Eric Liebowitz/Courtesy of HBO hide caption

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John Oliver Is No One's Friend On His New HBO Show

John Oliver Is No One's Friend On His New HBO Show

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Fresh Air for June 18, 2014

The company Proteus has developed a computer that attaches to a pill and tracks the pill's absorption into the body. The technology has passed clinical trials. iStock hide caption

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Someday Soon You May Swallow A Computer With Your Pill

Someday Soon You May Swallow A Computer With Your Pill

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Fresh Air for June 17, 2014

Joshua Ferris has written two other novels — The Unnamed and Then We Came to the End. Beowulf Sheehan/Courtesy of Little, Brown and Co. hide caption

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Joshua Ferris Takes On Atheism In 'To Rise Again'

Joshua Ferris Takes On Atheism In 'To Rise Again'

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Fresh Air for June 16, 2014

Allison Tolman plays Deputy Sheriff Molly Solverson in the FX TV series Fargo. It's a breakout role for the actress who had done only theater and commercials. Chris Large hide caption

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'Fargo' TV Series Captures The Best And Worst Of America

'Fargo' TV Series Captures The Best And Worst Of America

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