Tuesday

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Performing Arts

From Walter White To LBJ, Bryan Cranston Is A Master Of Transformation

While fans were watching him portray Walt in Breaking Bad's final episodes, Cranston was already reinventing himself — playing Lyndon B. Johnson in the play All the Way. Originally broadcast March 27.

From Walter White To LBJ, Bryan Cranston Is A Master Of Transformation

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Music Reviews

At 71, Elvin Bishop Is Still Vigorous, And Can Do Wrong Right

The white bluesman whose corny jokes have made his music enduring and fun has a new album Can't Even Do Wrong Right. He has a raspy chuckle in his singing, and he plays the guitar precisely.

At 71, Elvin Bishop Is Still Vigorous, And Can Do Wrong Right

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Monday

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Television

Seth Meyers' 'Late Night' Challenge: What To Do With His Hands

Meyers is hosting the Emmys Monday. In April, he told Fresh Air why he left Saturday Night Live's Weekend Update to take over Late Night from Jimmy Fallon in February. Originally broadcast April 23.

Seth Meyers' 'Late Night' Challenge: What To Do With His Hands

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Television

Allison Janney On Sex, Sorkin And Being The Tallest Woman In The Room

Allison Janney has been nominated for Emmys for her roles on Masters of Sex and Mom. She says her relationships with her family members helped inform her characters. Originally broadcast Aug. 4.

Allison Janney On Sex, Sorkin And Being The Tallest Woman In The Room

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Saturday

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FXX started airing all 552 episodes of The Simpsons Aug. 21 in the longest single-series marathon in TV history. AP hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend

Fresh Air Weekend: 'The Simpsons' And Author Stephan Eirik Clark

Fresh Air listens backs to interviews with The Simpsons' creator, writers and actors ahead of the show's marathon on FXX. Author Stephan Eirik Clark talks about his new novel Sweetness #9.

Fresh Air Weekend: 'The Simpsons' And Author Stephan Eirik Clark

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Friday

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Werner Herzog's 1972 film Aguirre, the Wrath of God was shot along the Amazon in Peru. It probes one of the filmmaker's themes: an unsentimental look at humankind's relationship to landscape and nature. Courtesy of The Shout! Factory hide caption

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Movie Reviews

Werner Herzog's Audacious Early Films Showcased In New Boxed Collection

The 71-year-old German filmmaker made daring movies in the 1970s that pushed viewers into unsettling mental spaces. The tremendous boxed set Herzog: The Collection highlights his authentic style.

Werner Herzog's Audacious Early Films Showcased In New Boxed Collection

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Interviews

Werner Herzog Talks About Madmen And Caves In Interviews From 'Fresh Air' Archives

Werner Herzog talked with Fresh Air in 1998 about his volatile relationship with actor Klaus Kinski, who died in 1991. In 2011, Herzog discussed the documentary Cave of Forgotten Dreams.

Werner Herzog Talks About Madmen And Caves In Interviews From 'Fresh Air' Archives

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Thursday

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GlobalPost co-founder and CEO Phil Balboni says what he'll remember about Foley (above) is the way he showed "such incredible courage" as his captors took his life. Steven Senne/AP hide caption

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Middle East

GlobalPost CEO Shares Details Of Fight To Save James Foley

Foley was held hostage in Syria for nearly two years before he was killed by his captors. GlobalPost co-founder Phil Balboni tells Fresh Air's Terry Gross about the efforts to win his release.

GlobalPost CEO Shares Details Of Fight To Save James Foley

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Book Reviews

Nostalgic For Noir? Feiffer's 'Kill My Mother' Is A Toxic Treat

In his first graphic novel, Jules Feiffer, 85, has returned to the seedy comic strips, hard boiled novels and B movies of his youth. Maureen Corrigan says it's "a mulligan stew of murder and desire."

Nostalgic For Noir? Feiffer's 'Kill My Mother' Is A Toxic Treat

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Wednesday

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Television

Prepare For 'The Simpsons' Marathon With Interviews From The 'Fresh Air' Archives

Starting Thursday, FXX will air all 552 episodes of The Simpsons in the longest single-series marathon in TV history. Fresh Air listens backs to interviews with the show's creator, writers and actors.

Prepare For 'The Simpsons' Marathon With Interviews From The 'Fresh Air' Archives

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Tuesday

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Shots - Health News

Cardiologist Speaks From The Heart About America's Medical System

In his new memoir, Doctored, Sandeep Jauhar describes a growing discontent among doctors and how it's affecting patients. He says rushed doctors are often practicing "defensive medicine."

Cardiologist Speaks From The Heart About America's Medical System

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Remembrances

'Fresh Air' Remembers Former Vermont Sen. James Jeffords

Jeffords died Monday at the age of 80. In 2001, the moderate Republican decided to switch to an independent, tipping control to the Democrats. At the time, he explained his decision to Terry Gross.

'Fresh Air' Remembers Former Vermont Sen. James Jeffords

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Monday

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Author Interviews

'Sweetness #9' Satirizes Food Wars And Artificial America

The novel is about a flavor chemist who tests a sweetener on lab rats and monkeys and finds side effects the company covers up. Author Stephan Eirik Clark says he was inspired by Fast Food Nation.

'Sweetness #9' Satirizes Food Wars And Artificial America

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The Salt

Seeking Proof For Why We Feel Terrible After Too Many Drinks

Author Adam Rogers says there are lots of myths about what causes hangovers. His new book, Proof: The Science of Booze, explores these and other scientific mysteries of alcohol's effect on the body.

Seeking Proof For Why We Feel Terrible After Too Many Drinks

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Saturday

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The Titan II intercontinental-range missile, pictured in 1965, sits ready for launch on its 150-feet-deep underground launchpad. "The one warhead on a Titan II had three times the explosive force of all the bombs used by all the armies in the second world war combined — including both atomic bombs," says investigative reporter Eric Schlosser. Keystone/Getty Images hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend

Fresh Air Weekend: Eric Schlosser, Spoon's New Album And 'The Knick' Creators

Eric Schlosser's discusses his new book Command and Control; Ken Tucker reviews Spoon's They Want My Soul; The Knick creators talk about their new drama set in a New York hospital in 1900.

Fresh Air Weekend: Eric Schlosser, Spoon's New Album And 'The Knick' Creators

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Friday

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Remembrances

In Acting And In Life, Lauren Bacall 'Loved The Idea Of Adventure'

Lauren Bacall died Tuesday in New York at the age of 89. In 1994, she talked with Fresh Air about her early career, working with Marilyn Monroe and her intense love affair with Humphrey Bogart.

In Acting And In Life, Lauren Bacall 'Loved The Idea Of Adventure'

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Sports

At 49, Jamie Moyer's Pitching Career Goes Into Extra Innings

In a new memoir called Just Tell Me I Can't, Moyer explains how he became a better pitcher in his 40s than his 20s. Originally broadcast Oct. 2, 2013.

At 49, Jamie Moyer's Pitching Career Goes Into Extra Innings

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