Interviews

RSS Feed
NPR

Despite Steep Odds, DeRay Mckesson Draws Lessons From Mayoral Bid

Maybe the best-known figure to emerge from Black Lives Matter, Mckesson has struggled to turn his online following into electoral success in Baltimore. Still, he says the movement's work isn't done.

NPR

Fresh Air Weekend: W. Kamau Bell; Julian Lage's 'Arclight'; 'Shugs & Fats'

Comic W. Kamau Bell visits places he is afraid to go on his new series. Kevin Whitehead reviews Julian Lage's new album. Nadia Manzoor and Radhika Vaz discuss their sketch-comedy series Shugs & Fats.
NPR

Now Hiring: Low Pay, Terrible Benefits And An Unmatched View On Life

You may not think of tending a drawbridge as a dream job. But "executives who make hundreds of thousands of dollars do not have my view," says Barb Abelhauser. "And I'm getting paid to stop and look."
NPR

Fresh Air Weekend: Samantha Bee; Robbie Fulks' New Album; The 'Start-Up Bubble'

Samantha Bee discusses Full Frontal and the freedom of her 40s. Critic Ken Tucker reviews Robbie Fulks' new album, Upland Stories. Laid-Off Journalist Dan Lyons describes working at a tech start-up.
NPR

For Decades, He Carried Guilt For Another Soldier's Death

Retired Army Col. David Taylor felt responsible for Army Spc. Andy Alaniz's death in the Gulf War. Alaniz's widow, Catherine Alaniz-Simonds, just wants Alaniz to be remembered.
NPR

The 'Larger Than Life' Legend Of The Ballpark Beer Guy

Clarence "Fancy Clancy" Haskett has been selling beer and snacks at Baltimore Orioles games for so long, he's made vending an art form. "My mindset is I'm a professional athlete," he says.
NPR

Country Superstar Merle Haggard Dies At 79

Country music legend Merle Haggard died on Wednesday — his 79th birthday. He'd been fighting various health problems for a long time, but he kept on performing and releasing new albums.
NPR

Fresh Air Weekend: Ray Romano; Internet Etiquette; Baseball Injuries

The comedian tackles a dramatic role in HBO's Vinyl, author Sarah Hepola reflects on a careless Facebook post and columnist Jeff Passan explains why young pitchers are more vulnerable to injury.
NPR

The True Story Of A Fake Presidential Candidate

Yetta Bronstein ran on a platform of national bingo and mink coats for all. So why don't you know her? Well, because she was fake. But the married pranksters behind Bronstein won't let you forget her.
NPR

Ray Romano Gets Deep, Dark And Angsty For Martin Scorsese's 'Vinyl'

Ever since Everybody Loves Raymond, the actor says he has been trying to take on more dramatic roles. In the HBO drama Vinyl, he plays a record company executive who contemplates suicide.

Pages