The one-hour program features Terry Gross' in-depth interviews with prominent cultural and entertainment figures, as well as distinguished experts on current affairs and news.
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Amir 'Questlove' Thompson is the drummer, producer, DJ, and co-founder of the band the Roots. They are the house band for The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. The Roots is considered one of the most sonically inventive hip-hop acts, blending hip-hop with the soul and R&B. Thompson has a new book about chefs and creativity, Something to Food About. Terry interviewed Questlove on Sunday, April 24 in front of a live audience on stage at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.
Recently on Fresh Air:
The Roots' drummer discusses the artistry involved in creating a great meal. "I'm more obsessed with the journey ... than the destination," Questlove says. Originally broadcast April 27, 2016.
Marc Maron talks about sobriety and his "uncomfortable" comfort zone. Linguist Geoff Nunberg weighs in on the phrase "I feel like." Rabbi Susan Silverman discusses anxiety, faith and adoption.
In 2013, a documentary team followed former Congressman Anthony Weiner in his bid to become mayor of New York. When a scandal hit, the cameras kept rolling. Film critic David Edelstein reviews Weiner.
The star of the new Netflix series Lady Dynamite has used comedy to address her serious struggles with OCD, bipolar disorder and suicidal thoughts. Originally broadcast July 18, 2013.
New Yorker writer Jane Mayer discusses conservative activist James O'Keefe's latest botched sting operation, and the new kind of political opposition research O'Keefe pioneered.