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43:49

Yiddish 'Fiddler On The Roof' is a dream come true for its lead actor

The Yiddish language production of the musical is back. Steven Skybell, who plays Tevye, and Joel Grey, who directed the original, explain the musical's resonance. Originally broadcast July 10, 2019.

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43:19

'Sopranos' actor Michael Imperioli grapples with guilt and addiction in 'White Lotus'

Imperioli plays a sex-addicted Hollywood producer on vacation in Sicily in the HBO show. In 2021, he published Woke Up This Morning, an oral history of The Sopranos based on his podcast.

Interview
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52:30

Billy Porter makes peace with himself: 'I set myself free, honey. No more secrets'

Porter won an Emmy for Pose, and a Tony for the Broadway musical Kinky Boots. In addition to performing, he's also a star on the red carpet. His memoir is Unprotected. Originally broadcast in 2021.

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52:30

Remembering Angela Lansbury, a legend of the stage and screen

The Tony Award-winning actor starred in the Broadway musicals Mame, Gypsy and Sweeney Todd, as well as the TV series Murder, She Wrote. Lansbury died Oct. 11. Originally broadcast in 1980 and 2000.

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43:53

'Fresh Air' remembers country superstar Loretta Lynn

Lynn, who died Oct. 4, grew up in poverty in eastern Kentucky and went on to have 16 No. 1 hits. Her life story was portrayed in the 1980 film Coal Miner's Daughter. Originally broadcast in 2010.

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43:17

Rachel Bloom looks back on 'Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,' and moves ahead on 'Reboot'

Bloom talks about writing songs for Crazy Ex-Girlfriend and losing her musical collaborator Adam Schlesinger, who died from COVID-19 complications in March 2020. She stars in the Hulu series Reboot.

Interview
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08:34

'Ramy' wades into murky waters in Season 3, but the comedy is clear as ever

Critic at large John Powers reviews the third season of the acclaimed Hulu comedy-drama series, Ramy.

Review
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33:08

With 'Succession', Matthew Macfadyen finds himself a long way from Mr. Darcy

The British actor played a brooding Mr. Darcy in the '05 film adaptation of Pride & Prejudice. Now he's won an Emmy for playing a scheming Midwesterner on Succession.

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10:00

Viola Davis is 'The Woman King' in an epic story inspired by true events

Justin Chang is the film critic for the LA Times. He reviewed "The Woman King" starring Viola Davis.

Review
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52:30

From 'Dreamgirls' to 'Abbott Elementary,' Sheryl Lee Ralph forged her own path

Veteran actor Sheryl Lee Ralph has been nominated for an Emmy for her role as a tough but loving kindergarten teacher on the comedy series Abbott Elementary. With just a glance, Mrs. Barbara Howard can get an unruly class to quietly sit down or to line up single file — and Ralph is no slouch at classroom management either.

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19:45

Actor Henry Winkler reflects on his career, from the Fonz to 'Barry'

The Emmy-winning actor talks about struggling with typecasting after Happy Days, his family's immigration story and finding out in his 30s that he had dyslexia. Originally broadcast April 11, 2019.

Interview
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23:30

On HBO's 'Barry,' Bill Hader asks, 'Can you change your nature?'

Hader plays a hitman who enrolls in acting classes in the dark comedy, which he co-created. He's been nominated for Emmy Awards for both acting and directing Barry. Originally broadcast June 2019.

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52:30

'A Strange Loop' Creator Michael R. Jackson

The Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical is about a Black gay man working as an usher on Broadway. Michael R. Jackson talks about writing the book, music and lyrics and how his time working as an usher at The Lion King on Broadway inspired it.

Interview
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21:34

Denzel Washington: The Fresh Air interview

Washington was recently awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom. He spoke to Fresh Air in 2008, about the film The Great Debaters, which he directed and starred in.

Interview
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12:13

Remembering character actor Philip Baker Hall

Hall, who died June 12, appeared in the Paul Thomas Anderson films Boogie Nights and Magnolia. He also played a cop on the trail of overdue library books on Seinfeld. Originally broadcast in 2003.

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40:48

Julie Andrews says she's not the squeaky clean lady you might expect

The Sound of Music star will soon be honored with the AFI's Life Achievement Award. In 2008 and 2019, she spoke to Fresh Air about growing up during WWII and performing in her parents' vaudeville.

Interview
42:46

Fresh Air with Terry Gross

Waterston joined the cast of the original NBC series in 1994 on a one-year contract. He wound up staying 16 years, until the series wrapped in 2010. Now the show's back — and so is he. We talk about working into his 80s, Grace and Frankie, and how the 1984 film The Killing Fields changed his life and career.

Interview

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