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Fresh Air Weekend: Aidy Bryant; Priest-Turned-Professor Barbara Brown Taylor
Aidy Bryant discusses SNL, Shrill and losing her fear of being called "fat." Ken Tucker reviews a re-release of Ray Charles' 1962 venture into country. Taylor discusses teaching world religion.
How 'Peasant Food' Helped Chef Lidia Bastianich Achieve Her 'American Dream'
Bastianich grew up eating farm-to-table meals with her Italian family. After they fled Europe as refugees, she drew on those meals in opening her first restaurant. Originally broadcast May 7, 2018.
Remembering Prolific Rock 'N' Roll Drummer Hal Blaine
Blaine, who died Monday, recorded with Elvis Presley, Aretha Franklin, Frank Sinatra, The Beach Boys and many others . Originally broadcast in 2001.
'Ash Is Purest White' Is A Deeply Moving Gangster Romance Spanning 17 Years
Chinese writer-director Jia Zhangke examines upheaval in modern China in his latest film, a gripping drama of crime and punishment about a woman and her gangster boyfriend.
Newly Restored 'Wanda' Revives A Classic Of Women's Cinema
Based on the true story of a crime gone wrong, Wanda is considered a cinematic landmark. The 1970 film, which is now out in a restored version, was written and directed by its star, Barbara Loden.
Aidy Bryant On 'Shrill,' 'SNL' Thrills, And Not Feeling Bad About Her Body
"The second I stopped being afraid of someone calling me fat, I was able to start to focus on my goals and my dreams," Bryant says. She co-writes and stars in the Hulu comedy series Shrill.
Why An ER Visit Can Cost So Much — Even For Those With Health Insurance
Vox reporter Sarah Kliff spent over a year reading thousands of ER bills and investigating the reasons behind the costs, including hidden fees, overpriced supplies and out-of-network doctors.
Meet The Lagoon's Forgotten Lady And See 'The Strangest Movie Never Made'
The Lady from the Black Lagoon tells the story of Milicent Patrick, who designed the Creature's monster suit. Giraffes on Horseback Salad was a Marx Brothers script scenario written by Salvador Dalí.
Trumpeter Steph Richards Follows Her Horn's Lead On 'Take The Neon Lights'
Richards is a musician who's attuned to her instrument's idiosyncrasies and pet sounds. On her new album, she's helped along by the collective sound environment created by her quartet.
'Times' Deputy Counsel On Fighting For Press Freedom In The Trump Era
David McCraw of The New York Times talks about legal issues he's faced on the job — from the president's lawyer threatening to sue for libel to the decision to publish WikiLeaks documents.
For Priest Turned Professor, 'Holy Envy' Is Key To Appreciating World Religions
Ordained Episcopal priest Barbara Brown Taylor says that teaching the different religions of the world changed her students' understanding of faith — as well as her own.
'Manhunt' Highlights The Teamwork That Took Down A Serial Killer
A new British mini-series takes a murder that became a tabloid spectacle in the United Kingdom and transforms it into a deft primer on the unspectacular reality of police work.
Fresh Air Weekend: Florian Henckel Von Donnersmarck; The White House & Fox News
Donnersmarck discusses his film, Never Look Away, about a an artist who grew up in Nazi Germany. New Yorker reporter Jane Mayer says the Trump administration bolsters Fox News — and vice versa.
A Look Back At 'The Godfather,' With Mario Puzo And Francis Ford Coppola
Fresh Air marks the 50th anniversary of the publication of Puzo's novel by listening back to our '96 interview with Puzo, and our '16 interview with Coppola, who adapted the novel into the film.
'Captain Marvel' Falls Short Of Instilling Its Heroine With A Distinctive Personality
The first female-led superhero movie from Marvel Studios is a pleasant, sometimes bland, feature-length introduction to a character who feels more sketched-in than fully realized.