Fresh Air with Terry Gross, the Peabody Award-winning weekday magazine of contemporary arts and issues, is one of public radio's most popular programs. Each week, nearly 5 million people listen to the show's intimate conversations broadcast on more than 624 NPR stations across the country, as well as in Europe on the World Radio Network. In 2015, Fresh Air was the No. 1 most downloaded podcast on iTunes.
Though Fresh Air has been categorized as a "talk show," it hardly fits the mold. Its 1994 Peabody Award citation credits Fresh Air with "probing questions, revelatory interviews and unusual insights." And a variety of top publications count Gross among the country's leading interviewers. The show gives interviews as much time as needed, and complements them with comments from well-known critics and commentators.
Fresh Air is produced at WHYY-FM in Philadelphia and broadcast nationally by NPR.
Critics and Commentators
- David Bianculli, TV
- Justin Chang, Film
- Maureen Corrigan, Books
- Kevin Whitehead, Jazz
- Ken Tucker, Rock Music
- Milo Miles, World Music
- Geoff Nunberg, Language
- John Powers, Popular Culture
- Lloyd Schwartz, Classical Music
- Dave Davies, Guest Host
Fresh Air Staff
- Terry Gross, Host and Co-Executive Producer
- Danny Miller, Co-Executive Producer
- Roberta Shorrock, Director
- Audrey Bentham, Technical Director
- Amy Salit, Producer
- Phyllis Myers, Producer
- Sam Briger, Producer and Contributor
- Lauren Krenzel, Producer
- Heidi Saman, Producer
- Therese Madden, Producer
- Molly Seavy-Nesper, Associate Producer of Digital Media
- Mooj Zadie, Associate Producer
- Seth Kelley, Associate Producer
- Thea Chaloner, Associate Producer
Online audio for today's show will be available at 3:00 p.m. ET.