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An Illustrated History of Human Vulnerability
The human body in its most vulnerable and disturbing state. Terry Gross talks with medical historian Richard Barnett about his trilogy of illustrated bookson the history of disease, surgery and the latest dentistry. These books include paintings, woodcuts and illustrations, some dating back centuriesof surgical procedures, cancers, leprosy, rotting teeth.

Tue, May 23, 2017 -- 1:00pm


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May 22, 2017
'Twin Peaks' Makes A Moody And Eccentric Return To TV

A quarter of a century later, Showtime has revived the series some fans consider the most inventive of all time. Critic David Bianculli offers his first impressions of Twin Peaks: The Return.

May 22, 2017
Churchill, Orwell And The Fight Against Totalitarianism

Pulitzer prize-winning journalist Tom Ricks says the writings of Winston Churchill and George Orwell still resonate today. Ricks also discusses the generals serving in the Trump administration.

May 20, 2017
Fresh Air Weekend: Comic Hasan Minhaj; Cape Verdean Dance Music; Jill Soloway

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May 19, 2017
A Salute To 30 Years Of 'The Simpsons'

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Ridley Scott's new installment of the Aliens franchise is a face-grabbing prequel featuring two androids. Critic David Edelstein says that though plodding at times, Alien: Covenant does deliver.

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