Fresh Air http://iowapublicradio.org en The Story Of Little Feat's Fame, Destruction And Revival http://iowapublicradio.org/post/story-little-feats-fame-destruction-and-revival <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=The+Story+Of+Little+Feat%27s+Fame%2C+Destruction+And+Revival&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA5Njc0ODg4MDEzNDA5MTE5NDRhNDMzYw004)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>TERRY GROSS, HOST: <p>This is FRESH AIR. Our rock historian Ed Ward describes Little Feat as the archetypal '70s band. They had a charismatic front man who was a guitar virtuoso. They wrote wonderful songs and they had an influence far in excess of their record sales. Mon, 01 Sep 2014 17:41:00 +0000 Ed Ward 46062 at http://iowapublicradio.org Dom Flemons Holds On To Those Old-Time Roots http://iowapublicradio.org/post/dom-flemons-holds-those-old-time-roots-0 <em>Prospect Hill</em> is Flemons' first album since leaving the band Carolina Chocolate Drops. By coincidence, the multi-instrumentalist recorded the album the day Pete Seeger died.<p><em>Originally broadcast July 30.</em> <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Dom+Flemons+Holds+On+To+Those+Old-Time+Roots&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA5Njc0ODg4MDEzNDA5MTE5NDRhNDMzYw004)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>DOM FLEMONS: (Scat singing). Mon, 01 Sep 2014 17:41:00 +0000 editor 46063 at http://iowapublicradio.org Florida-Grown Fiction: Hiaasen Satirizes The Sunshine State http://iowapublicradio.org/post/florida-grown-fiction-hiaasen-satirizes-sunshine-state-0 Novelist and <em>Miami Herald</em> columnist Carl Hiaasen writes with passion and purpose about the state he loves. His latest book, <em>Bad Monkey,</em> is an offbeat murder mystery set in Key West.<p><em>Originally broadcast June 13, 2013.</em> <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Florida-Grown+Fiction%3A+Hiaasen+Satirizes+The+Sunshine+State&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDEwNzk4NjQwMDEzNTkxNDE0MTg3ZGYxMA004)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>DAVE DAVIES, HOST: <p>This is FRESH AIR. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 17:14:00 +0000 editor 45988 at http://iowapublicradio.org John Waters Hitchhikes Across America, And Lives To Write About It http://iowapublicradio.org/post/john-waters-hitchhikes-across-america-and-lives-write-about-it-0 The 68-year-old film director hitchhiked from Baltimore to San Francisco for his book <em>Carsick.</em> He says hitchhiking is "the worst beauty regimen ever" and admits he always kept his luggage with him.<p><em>Originally broadcast June 10.</em> <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 17:14:00 +0000 editor 45989 at http://iowapublicradio.org Louis C.K. Reflects On 'Louie,' Loss, Love And Life http://iowapublicradio.org/post/louis-ck-reflects-louie-loss-love-and-life C.K. won an Emmy for outstanding writing in a comedy series for an episode on his FX show <em>Louie</em>. In 2011, C.K. told<em> Fresh Air</em> about making his comedy special and his relationship with other comedians.<p><em>Originally broadcast Dec. 13, 2011.</em> <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 17:57:00 +0000 editor 45846 at http://iowapublicradio.org Aaron Paul On Playing A Meth Dealer On 'Breaking Bad' http://iowapublicradio.org/post/aaron-paul-playing-meth-dealer-breaking-bad-0 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.<p><em>Originally broadcast Sept. 19, 2011. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 17:57:00 +0000 editor 45847 at http://iowapublicradio.org Sarah Silverman Discusses Her Movie 'Jesus Is Magic' http://iowapublicradio.org/post/sarah-silverman-discusses-her-movie-jesus-magic Silverman won the Emmy for best writing for a variety special for her HBO special <em>We Are Miracles</em>. In 2005, she spoke with <em>Fresh Air</em> about her movie based on her acts in New York and Los Angeles.<p><em>Originally broadcast Nov. 09, 2005</em>. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 17:57:00 +0000 editor 45848 at http://iowapublicradio.org At 71, Elvin Bishop Is Still Vigorous, And Can Do Wrong Right http://iowapublicradio.org/post/71-elvin-bishop-still-vigorous-and-can-do-wrong-right <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=At+71%2C+Elvin+Bishop+Is+Still+Vigorous%2C+And+Can+Do+Wrong+Right&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAzODUzOTQwMDEyNDk2NzQ5ODE5OTFmNQ004)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>TERRY GROSS, HOST: <p>This is FRESH AIR. If you've seen the new hit movie "Guardians Of The Galaxy," you've heard some old Elvin Bishop music. His 1975 hit "Fooled Around And Fell In Love" is on the soundtrack. Bishop has been making blues rock with a wry sense of humor since the '60s. Tue, 26 Aug 2014 17:45:00 +0000 Ken Tucker 45792 at http://iowapublicradio.org From Walter White To LBJ, Bryan Cranston Is A Master Of Transformation http://iowapublicradio.org/post/walter-white-lbj-bryan-cranston-master-transformation-0 While <em>Breaking Bad</em> fans were watching him portray Walt in the series' final episodes, Cranston was already reinventing himself — playing Lyndon B. Johnson in the play <em>All the Way</em><em>. </em><p><em>Originally broadcast March 27.</em> <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. Tue, 26 Aug 2014 17:45:00 +0000 editor 45793 at http://iowapublicradio.org Allison Janney On Sex, Sorkin And Being The Tallest Woman In The Room http://iowapublicradio.org/post/allison-janney-sex-sorkin-and-being-tallest-woman-room-0 Allison Janney has been nominated for Emmys for her roles on <em>Masters of Sex</em> and <em>Mom</em>. She says her relationships with her family members helped inform her characters.<p><em>Originally broadcast Aug. 4.</em> <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. Mon, 25 Aug 2014 17:25:00 +0000 editor 45788 at http://iowapublicradio.org Seth Meyers' 'Late Night' Challenge: What To Do With His Hands http://iowapublicradio.org/post/seth-meyers-late-night-challenge-what-do-his-hands-0 Meyers is hosting the Emmys Monday. In April, he told <em>Fresh Air</em> why he left a dream job at <em>Saturday Night Live</em>'s <em>Weekend Update</em> to take over <em>Late Night</em> from Jimmy Fallon. Meyers says not having a mic in hand — like he did in standup — took some adjusting.<p><em> Originally broadcast April 23.</em> <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. Mon, 25 Aug 2014 17:25:00 +0000 editor 45789 at http://iowapublicradio.org Fresh Air Weekend: 'The Simpsons' And Author Stephan Eirik Clark http://iowapublicradio.org/post/fresh-air-weekend-simpsons-and-author-stephan-eirik-clark Fresh Air Weekend<em> highlights some of the best interviews and reviews from past weeks, and new program elements specially paced for weekends. Our weekend show emphasizes interviews with writers, filmmakers, actors, and musicians, and often includes excerpts from live in-studio concerts. This week:</em><p><strong>Prepare For 'The Simpsons' Marathon With Interviews From The 'Fresh Air' Archives: </strong>Starting Thursday, FXX will air all 552 episodes of <em>The Simpsons</em> in the longest single-series marathon in TV history. Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:32:00 +0000 editor 45729 at http://iowapublicradio.org Fresh Air Weekend: 'The Simpsons' And Author Stephan Eirik Clark Werner Herzog's Audacious Early Films Showcased In New Boxed Collection http://iowapublicradio.org/post/werner-herzogs-audacious-early-films-showcased-new-boxed-collection There are lots of good filmmakers, but only a handful are always, unmistakably themselves. One of these is Werner Herzog, the 71-year-old German director who now lives in L.A. Herzog has done things nobody else would do for a film — like trying to tug a 350-ton steamship over a small mountain. This has made him notorious as a wild, love-him-or-hate-him monomaniac — an image he's been canny enough to milk.<p>Herzog rose to fame as part of the New German Cinema, a '70s boom that also included Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Wim Wenders and Margarethe von Trotta. Fri, 22 Aug 2014 19:51:00 +0000 John Powers 45651 at http://iowapublicradio.org Werner Herzog's Audacious Early Films Showcased In New Boxed Collection Werner Herzog Talks About Madmen And Caves In Interviews From 'Fresh Air' Archives http://iowapublicradio.org/post/werner-herzog-talks-about-madmen-and-caves-interviews-fresh-air-archives <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Werner+Herzog+Talks+About+Madmen+And+Caves+In+Interviews+From+%27Fresh+Air%27+Archives&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAxODg3MTg0MDEyMTg2NTY3OTI5YTI3ZA004)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>DAVID BIANCULLI, HOST: <p>Many of the films mentioned in John's review and included in the new Werner Herzog box set star the same actor - Klaus Kinski, who died in 1991. Kinski usually portrayed larger-than-life characters driven by obsessions or plagued by demons. Fri, 22 Aug 2014 19:51:00 +0000 editor 45649 at http://iowapublicradio.org Benjamin Booker Is Raw, Yet Disciplined On Debut Album http://iowapublicradio.org/post/benjamin-booker-raw-yet-disciplined-debut-album There's something about a rapidly strummed guitar chord followed quickly by an urgent vocal that is one definition of an effective rock song, and <em>Fresh Air</em> critic Ken Tucker thinks he's found quite a few examples of this on Benjamin Booker's self-titled debut album. 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. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. Fri, 22 Aug 2014 19:51:00 +0000 Ken Tucker 45650 at http://iowapublicradio.org GlobalPost CEO Shares Details Of Fight To Save James Foley http://iowapublicradio.org/post/drawn-conflict-journalist-james-foley-loved-telling-these-stories During the nearly two years that journalist James Foley was held hostage in Syria, before he was killed by the Islamic State this week, Phil Balboni worked hard to get him released.<p>Balboni is the co-founder and CEO of the online international news company GlobalPost, which Foley was freelancing for at the time of his capture, in November 2012. Foley also was freelancing for GlobalPost when he was captured in Libya by dictator Moammar Gadhafi's forces, in 2011, and held for 44 days.<p>The video of Foley's beheading, which was posted Tuesday on YouTube, shows another U.S. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 18:34:00 +0000 editor 45579 at http://iowapublicradio.org GlobalPost CEO Shares Details Of Fight To Save James Foley Nostalgic For Noir? Feiffer's 'Kill My Mother' Is A Toxic Treat http://iowapublicradio.org/post/nostalgic-noir-feiffers-kill-my-mother-toxic-treat <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Nostalgic+For+Noir%3F+Feiffer%27s+%27Kill+My+Mother%27+Is+A+Toxic+Treat&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAyMTYxNjk3MDEyNzE5NzkyNzY1MDMyYQ004)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>TERRY GROSS, HOST: <p>This is FRESH AIR. Cartoonist, playwright, screenwriter and children's book illustrator and author Jules Feiffer has won a Pulitzer Prize, an Academy Award and an Obie. What worlds are left for him to conquer? Thu, 21 Aug 2014 18:34:00 +0000 Maureen Corrigan 45580 at http://iowapublicradio.org A Sleek And Busy Walk With Jean-Luc Ponty http://iowapublicradio.org/post/sleek-and-busy-walk-jean-luc-ponty French jazz violinist Jean-Luc Ponty played the Monterey Jazz Festival in 1967, which led to his getting an American record contract, and playing with George Duke, Frank Zappa, and the Mahavishnu Orchestra. Then he started his own jazz-rock fusion bands. <em>Fresh Air</em> critic Kevin Whitehead says before Ponty came to the States, he already had his concept. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 18:34:00 +0000 Kevin Whitehead 45581 at http://iowapublicradio.org Prepare For 'The Simpsons' Marathon With Interviews From The 'Fresh Air' Archives http://iowapublicradio.org/post/prepare-simpsons-marathon-interviews-fresh-air-archives If you've ever been a fan of <em>The Simpsons,</em> here's your chance to see all 552 episodes of the show in the longest single-series marathon in TV history. They'll be shown back to back, in sequential order, over 12 days and nights on the FXX cable network beginning Thursday.<p><em>The Simpsons</em> holds the record as the longest-running prime-time scripted entertainment series in American TV history. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 19:06:00 +0000 editor 45527 at http://iowapublicradio.org Prepare For 'The Simpsons' Marathon With Interviews From The 'Fresh Air' Archives Cardiologist Speaks From The Heart About America's Medical System http://iowapublicradio.org/post/cardiologist-speaks-heart-about-americas-medical-system As a young doctor working at a teaching hospital, Sandeep Jauhar was having trouble making ends meet. So, like other academic physicians, he took a job moonlighting at a private practice, the offices of a cardiologist. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 19:25:00 +0000 editor 45475 at http://iowapublicradio.org Cardiologist Speaks From The Heart About America's Medical System 'Fresh Air' Remembers Former Vermont Sen. James Jeffords http://iowapublicradio.org/post/fresh-air-remembers-former-vermont-sen-james-jeffords <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=%27Fresh+Air%27+Remembers+Former+Vermont+Sen.+James+Jeffords&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAxODM0MTAzMDEyMTY4NDEzNjUxZmMzYQ004)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>TERRY GROSS, HOST: <p>This is FRESH AIR.<p>(SOUNDBITE OF SONG)<p>SINGING SENATORS: (Singing) God bless America, land that I love. Stand beside her and guide her through the night with the light from above. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 19:17:00 +0000 editor 45476 at http://iowapublicradio.org With Both Farce And Feeling, Currentzis' 'Figaro' Succeeds Magnificently http://iowapublicradio.org/post/both-farce-and-feeling-currentzis-figaro-succeeds-magnificently There are many recordings of Mozart's <em>The Marriage of Figaro. </em>Do we need another? In the case of this new recording led by the young Greek conductor Teodor Currentzis, <em>Fresh Air</em> classical music critic Lloyd Schwartz says, "Absolutely." <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 19:17:00 +0000 Lloyd Schwartz 45477 at http://iowapublicradio.org Seeking Proof For Why We Feel Terrible After Too Many Drinks http://iowapublicradio.org/post/seeking-proof-why-we-feel-terrible-after-too-many-drinks It can be nice to relax with a glass of wine, a beer or a shot of whiskey. But one drink too many, and you may be paying the price.<p>To understand why drinking can make us feel so good and so bad, you have to know a little about science, says journalist Adam Rogers, author of <em>Proof: The Science of Booze</em>.<p>As Rogers notes, researchers have only just begun to explore the mystery of the hangover and share a common language around it.<p>"Hangovers have different symptoms for different people," Rogers tells <em>Fresh Air</em>'s Terry Gross. Mon, 18 Aug 2014 20:09:00 +0000 editor 45429 at http://iowapublicradio.org Seeking Proof For Why We Feel Terrible After Too Many Drinks Box Set Looks Back On Pioneering '5' Royales http://iowapublicradio.org/post/box-set-looks-back-pioneering-5-royales Soul music is often defined as the moment when gospel and blues met and formed a new sound. Ray Charles is often given credit for this, but there were others, most notably the "5" Royales, who had immense success as a live act, but never sold as many records as such a pioneering group should have. With the release of the 131-track collection <em>Soul and Swagger: The Complete "5" Royales</em>, the group has finally gotten the recognition they deserve. <em>Fresh Air</em> critic Ed Ward has the story. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. Mon, 18 Aug 2014 19:40:00 +0000 Ed Ward 45428 at http://iowapublicradio.org 'Sweetness #9' Satirizes Food Wars And Artificial America http://iowapublicradio.org/post/sweetness-9-satirizes-food-wars-and-artificial-america When author Stephan Eirik Clark read <em>Fast Food Nation</em> in 2001, he didn't know it would inspire him to write a fictional account of the food industry.<p>"Flavorings were like gravity or electricity — something that was all around me but that I had never paid any attention to," Clark tells <em>Fresh Air's</em> Terry Gross. Mon, 18 Aug 2014 19:40:00 +0000 editor 45430 at http://iowapublicradio.org 'Sweetness #9' Satirizes Food Wars And Artificial America Fresh Air Weekend: Eric Schlosser, Spoon's New Album And 'The Knick' Creators http://iowapublicradio.org/post/fresh-air-weekend-eric-schlosser-spoons-new-album-and-knick-creators Fresh Air Weekend<em> highlights some of the best interviews and reviews from past weeks, and new program elements specially paced for weekends. Our weekend show emphasizes interviews with writers, filmmakers, actors, and musicians, and often includes excerpts from live in-studio concerts. This week:</em><p><strong>Nuclear 'Command And Control': A History Of False Alarms And Near Catastrophes: </strong>Eric Schlosser, author of <em>Fast Food Nation</em>, spent six years researching America's nuclear weapons. Sat, 16 Aug 2014 17:48:00 +0000 editor 45357 at http://iowapublicradio.org Fresh Air Weekend: Eric Schlosser, Spoon's New Album And 'The Knick' Creators At 49, Jamie Moyer's Pitching Career Goes Into Extra Innings http://iowapublicradio.org/post/49-jamie-moyers-pitching-career-goes-extra-innings-0 In a new memoir called <em>Just Tell Me I Can't</em> Moyer explains how he became a better pitcher in his 40s than his 20s. Moyer's story isn't just the tale of a talented guy who hung on a little longer than others; with the help of a sports psychologist, he managed to gain control of the mental side of his game. <em>Originally broadcast Oct. 2, 2013.</em> <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. Fri, 15 Aug 2014 18:11:00 +0000 editor 45318 at http://iowapublicradio.org In Acting And In Life, Lauren Bacall 'Loved The Idea Of Adventure' http://iowapublicradio.org/post/acting-and-life-lauren-bacall-loved-idea-adventure With her chin down and her eyes up, Lauren Bacall's trademark, sultry <em>look</em> enchanted audiences — and also fellow co-stars, most notably her future husband, Humphrey Bogart. But that powerful glance was actually a technique that 19-year-old Bacall employed to keep herself from shaking with nervousness during the filming of <em>To Have and Have Not</em>.<p>"It was quite a terrifying experience for me," Bacall told <em>Fresh Air's </em>Terry Gross in 1994. "I was this kid and I was scared to death of all these pros around me. ... Fri, 15 Aug 2014 18:11:00 +0000 editor 45319 at http://iowapublicradio.org In Acting And In Life, Lauren Bacall 'Loved The Idea Of Adventure' How 'The Knick' Creators Capture Turn-Of-The-Century Operating Scenes http://iowapublicradio.org/post/how-knick-creators-capture-turn-century-operating-scenes <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=How+%27The+Knick%27+Creators+Capture+Turn-Of-The-Century+Operating+Scenes&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDEwNzk2ODM0MDEzNTkxMjU2MDA2YzI0Nw004)"/></div><p> Thu, 14 Aug 2014 18:49:00 +0000 editor 45258 at http://iowapublicradio.org A Scientist's Mission To Break The Itch-Scratch Cycle http://iowapublicradio.org/post/scientists-mission-break-itch-scratch-cycle <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=A+Scientist%27s+Mission+To+Break+The+Itch-Scratch+Cycle&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDEwNzk2ODM0MDEzNTkxMjU2MDA2YzI0Nw004)"/></div><p> Thu, 14 Aug 2014 18:49:00 +0000 editor 45256 at http://iowapublicradio.org