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07:59

'Reservation Dogs,' now in Season 2, remains one of the most original shows on TV

John Powers reviews the second season of Reservation Dogs

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43:32

'Lord of the Flies' with teen girls? 'Yellowjackets' actor leans into the role

Melanie Lynskey spoke with Fresh Air producer Ann Marie Baldonado about coming up as an actress in the '90s and 2000s, when she was typecast as the best friend. Now she's the lead in the Showtime series Yellowjackets.

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08:17

'Renaissance' places Beyoncé at the very center of pop music right now

The escapist aesthetic of Renaissance is its own kind of statement — Beyoncé's way of asserting the primacy of Black musical forms throughout American pop history.

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21:30

Remembering NBA legend Bill Russell

Russell, who died July 31, led the Boston Celtics to 11 NBA titles. He was also the first Black head coach in the NBA and a civil rights activist. Originally broadcast in 2001.

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19:13

Remembering Irish musician and folklorist Mick Moloney

Moloney recorded or produced more than 70 albums of Irish music and is credited with bringing traditional Irish music to a wider audience. He died July 27. Originally broadcast in 2006 and 2009.

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52:30

Undercover journalist in Afghanistan finds Taliban are abducting, imprisoning women

Filmmaker Ramita Navai Navai chronicles the Taliban's treatment of women in the new PBS Frontline documentary, Afghanistan Undercover, which she started researching in early 2020.

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07:21

2 podcasts look back at the messy decades of the American counter-culture

Mother Country Radicals explores the history of the militant left-wing group the Weather Underground. I Was Never There tells the story of a regional hippie folk hero who disappeared in the late '80s.

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39:06

College is increasingly out of reach for many students. What went wrong?

Journalist Will Bunch says instead of opening the door to a better life, college leaves many students deep in debt and unable to find well-paying jobs. His new book is After the Ivory Tower Falls.

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12:24

Remembering alternative radio pioneer Larry Josephson

Josephson, who died July 27, started out in 1966 as the host of a free-form morning show on WBAI in New York He later hosted shows and told jokes on many public radio stations.

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52:30

New book chronicles how America's opioid industry operated like a drug cartel

In the new book, American Cartel, Higham and co-author Sari Horwitz make the case that the pharmaceutical industry operated like a drug cartel, with manufacturers at the top; wholesalers in the middle; and pharmacies at the level of "street dealers."

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52:30

How white nationalists in Texas terrorized refugees after the Vietnam War

Kirk Wallace Johnson tells the story of a bitter conflict that arose along the Gulf Coast when Vietnam war refugees began trawling for shrimp in the area. His book is The Fishermen and the Dragon.

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08:13

Bouncily bingeable, 'Uncoupled' delivers exactly what you'd expect from Darren Star

Neil Patrick Harris plays a gay New Yorker whose long-term relationship abruptly ends. While it's tempting to criticize Uncoupled for being superficial, that would be missing the point — and the fun.

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43:17

For Oscar Isaac, life — and acting — is all about impermanence

Isaac says the bonds he makes on set are both meaningful and transient. The actor is nominated for an Emmy for his role in Scenes from a Marriage. Originally broadcast Oct. 21, 2021.

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07:40

Tyshawn Sorey's 'Mesmerism' celebrates the everyday miracle of the jazz rhythm trio

Each player in this trio addresses the beat in a spontaneous way, without constant chaos. A casual romp like this session makes for breezy listening.

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08:55

The immersive novel 'Tomorrow' is a winner for gamers and n00bs alike

Maureen Corrigan reviews the novel Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin.

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34:24

Fresh Air with Terry Gross

New York Times journalist Charles Homans says scores of groups at the state and local levels, with the help of right wing media figures and activists, are taking aim at the electoral system.

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52:30

A brain injury cut short Briana Scurry's soccer career. It didn't end her story

After a traumatic brain injury left her in terrible pain and unable to work, the legendary goalkeeper had to pawn her Olympic gold medals. Scurry charts her pioneering soccer career and her road to recovery in My Greatest Save.

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09:15

The Jan. 6 TV hearings conclude with some really compelling cliffhangers

The Jan. 6 hearings have been packaged like TV shows: Each episode has a plot, and some special guest stars, announced in advance. As a miniseries, the verdict is in: This particular show is a hit.

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42:15

How one author is aspiring to make sex education more relatable for today's kids

For many parents, the idea of having a "sex talk" with their kids is nothing short of cringe-inducing. But sex educator Cory Silverberg says it doesn't have to be that way. He has a new book.

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52:30

As 'Better Call Saul' wraps, Bob Odenkirk reflects on his life-changing heart attack

As the Breaking Bad prequel and spin-off Better Call Saul wraps up its final season, series star Bob Odenkirk and show runner Peter Gould talk about the show.

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