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The Story Of Little Feat's Fame, Destruction And Revival

September 1, 2014 - 1:39pm

The archetypal '70s band had a charismatic frontman and wonderful songs, but they also had drug problems and kept breaking up. Their Warner Bros. recordings are in a new box set called Rad Gumbo.

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Dom Flemons Holds On To Those Old-Time Roots

September 1, 2014 - 1:39pm

Prospect Hill is Flemons' first album since leaving the band Carolina Chocolate Drops. By coincidence, the multi-instrumentalist recorded it the day Pete Seeger died. Originally broadcast July 30.

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Florida-Grown Fiction: Hiaasen Satirizes The Sunshine State

August 29, 2014 - 1:14pm

Novelist and Miami Herald columnist Carl Hiaasen writes with passion about the state he loves. His book, Bad Monkey, is an offbeat murder mystery set in Key West. Originally broadcast June 13, 2013.

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John Waters Hitchhikes Across America, And Lives To Write About It

August 29, 2014 - 1:14pm

The 68-year-old film director hitchhiked from Baltimore to San Francisco for his book Carsick. He says hitchhiking is "the worst beauty regimen ever." Originally broadcast June 10.

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Louis C.K. Reflects On 'Louie,' Loss, Love And Life

August 27, 2014 - 1:55pm

C.K. won an Emmy for outstanding writing in a comedy series for an episode on his FX show Louie. In 2011, C.K. told Fresh Air about making his comedy special and his relationship with other comedians.

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Aaron Paul On Playing A Meth Dealer On 'Breaking Bad'

August 27, 2014 - 1:55pm

Paul won the Emmy for outstanding supporting actor in a drama series for playing student-turned-drug dealer Jesse Pinkman. In 2011, he said his character was supposed to die in the first season.

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Sarah Silverman Discusses Her Movie 'Jesus Is Magic'

August 27, 2014 - 1:55pm

Silverman won the Emmy for best writing for a variety special for her HBO special We Are Miracles. In 2005, she spoke with Fresh Air about her movie based on her acts in New York and Los Angeles.

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

August 26, 2014 - 1:44pm

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.

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

August 26, 2014 - 1:44pm

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.

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

August 25, 2014 - 1:24pm

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.

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

August 25, 2014 - 1:24pm

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.

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

August 23, 2014 - 9:03am

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.

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

August 22, 2014 - 3:10pm

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.

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Benjamin Booker Is Raw, Yet Disciplined On Debut Album

August 22, 2014 - 2:34pm

The 25-year-old guitarist-singer-songwriter has already served as an opening act on Jack White's recent tour, and he may be ready for headliner status.

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

August 22, 2014 - 2:31pm

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.

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GlobalPost CEO Shares Details Of Fight To Save James Foley

August 21, 2014 - 2:34pm

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.

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

August 21, 2014 - 2:01pm

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."

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A Sleek And Busy Walk With Jean-Luc Ponty

August 21, 2014 - 2:01pm

Before Ponty came to the States, he already had his concept. Fresh Air critic Kevin Whitehead reviews the digital reissue of Sunday Walk.

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

August 20, 2014 - 2:29pm

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.

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Cardiologist Speaks From The Heart About America's Medical System

August 19, 2014 - 3:01pm

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."

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