Recently on Fresh Air:

Jun 27, 2017
'What Would You Do?' Author Wants To Stop Sensationalizing The Donner Party

In The Best Land Under Heaven, Michael Wallis chronicles the saga of a band of pioneers who resorted to cannibalism after getting stranded en route West. He says "there's so much more" to the story.

Jun 27, 2017
In Ambitious 'Okja,' A Teen Attempts To Save Her Super Pig From Slaughter

You'll root for 13-year-old Mija at every step of this new Netflix film. And Okja, the huge, genetically modified pig, is among the most touching and realistic computer-generated characters ever made.

Jun 26, 2017
'One Nation Under Gold' Explores America's Obsession With One Precious Metal

Author James Ledbetter says many of the nation's worst economic catastrophes happened while on the gold standard. His new book traces the fascination with gold as a symbol of permanence and quality.

Jun 26, 2017
There's Plenty Of Variety On Sexmob's Scrappy 'Cultural Capital'

Since the 1990s, New York trumpet player Steven Bernstein has been the ringleader of this occasional quartet. This recent album was recorded at a home studio and its rough-hewn quality is just right.

Jun 24, 2017
Fresh Air Weekend: Roxane Gay And Sherman Alexie

This weekend we talk with the authors of two new memoirs: Gay's Hunger is the book "she wanted to write the least." And Alexie's You Don't Have to Say You Love Me is about growing up on a reservation.

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