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Mary Beard
We dispel some old myths about ancient Rome with Mary Beard, classics professor at Cambridge University in England, who writes a well-read blog, and is author of a new book about ancient Rome.

Mon, Nov 30, 2015 -- 1:00pm

Recently on Fresh Air:

Nov 28, 2015
Fresh Air Weekend: Singer Cecile McLorin Salvant; 'The Danish Girl'; Sam Phillips

Singer C├ęcile McLorin Salvant says she likes the "husky lows" of jazz. Justin Chang reviews The Danish Girl. Peter Guralnick profiles the founder of the Sun Records label in his book, Sam Phillips.

Nov 27, 2015
Richard Carpenter Weighs In On How To Craft The Perfect Pop Song

In the '70s, Richard Carpenter and his sister, Karen, made up the pop duo the Carpenters. On Dec. 5, PBS will begin airing Close to You: Remembering the Carpenters. Originally broadcast Nov. 25, 2009.

Nov 27, 2015
'Better Call Saul' And 'The Great American Dream Machine' Shine As DVD Box Sets

TV critic David Bianculli shares his enthusiasm for two newly released DVD box sets: season one of Better Call Saul and a four-DVD set of the 1970s PBS variety show, The Great American Dream Machine.

Nov 26, 2015
For Iris DeMent, Music Is The Calling That Forces Her Into The Spotlight

DeMent describes herself as extremely shy, but says that "when the songs started coming to me, I felt I didn't have the option to hide and avoid" the stage. Originally broadcast Oct. 21, 2015.

Nov 25, 2015
High Glamour Infuses A Forbidden Love Affair In 'Carol'

Todd Haynes' new film chronicles a lesbian affair between a middle-aged married woman and a young store clerk. Critic David Edelstein says Carol captures the thrill of a once-forbidden subculture.

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