In The Arm, baseball columnist Jeff Passan explains how competitive pressure on young players is making them more vulnerable.
Jacob Bernstein named his documentary about his mother after an Ephron family saying — "everything is copy," meaning that anything and everything that happens to you is fair game to write about.
Ever since Everybody Loves Raymond, the actor says he's been trying to take on more dramatic roles. In the HBO drama Vinyl, he plays a record company executive who contemplates suicide.
Author Peggy Orenstein says that when it comes to sexuality, girls hear that "they're supposed to be sexy, they're supposed to perform sexually for boys, but ... their sexual pleasure is unspoken."
Author Sarah Hepola has complained for years about the random hatred of the Internet. Then, with one careless post, she became part of the problem.
According to Adam Hochschild, about 2,800 Americans fought in the Spanish Civil War, and some were bombed by Nazis years before the U.S. entered World War II. His new book is Spain in Our Hearts.
Arnaud Desplechin's new film centers on the memories of a middle-aged Frenchman who returns to Paris after years of living abroad. Critic John Powers says My Golden Days is "achingly romantic."
Michael Ian Black talks about masculinity, vanity and his new memoir. Ken Tucker reviews Loretta Lynn's new album, Full Circle. Regina King directs for television, but says "I absolutely love acting."
Screenwriter Phyllis Nagy and director Todd Haynes discuss their Oscar-nominated film based on Patricia Highsmith's 1952 novel, The Price of Salt. Originally broadcast Jan. 6, 2016.
The comic, who died Thursday, told Fresh Air that it took him years to develop a style — and then he got dumped. "That was really the beginning of the Garry Shandling dating years in stand-up."
"When I'm acting, I always imagine myself as looking totally different than the person that appears onscreen," Black says. The comic writes about family, masculinity and vanity in his new memoir.
Director Zack Snyder layers subplot on top of subplot in his film of battling superheroes. Critic David Edelstein says Batman v. Superman is full of fragments and teases, and overall, "just awful."
Author Elaine Kamarck explains superdelegates, the difference between caucuses and primaries, what happens in a brokered convention and how the rules of primaries can sometimes change.
Book critic Maureen Corrigan says each of the "nouveau Gothic" stories in Helen Oyeyemi's new collection leaves a deep impression — like a scar that stubbornly refuses to fade.
Fred Kaplan, author of Dark Territory, traces the history of cyber defense into the current heated debate between the FBI and Apple over the encryption of the iPhone.
Author Petrine Day Mitchum tells Fresh Air's Dave Davies that show business horses have been known to develop an actor's affection for the camera, often coming to life when the director says "action."
When his mother was turning 90, music critic Lloyd Schwartz wrote poems that put her memories into verse. Composer Mohammed Fairouz set three of the poems to music on the new recording, No Orpheus.
King began acting professionally as a teen on the comedy show 227. Now she co-stars in the ABC series American Crime and in the HBO series The Leftovers. "I absolutely love acting," she says.
A revival of the musical She Loves Me recently opened on Broadway. Director Scott Ellis and lyricist Sheldon Harnick (of Fiddler on the Roof fame) join Fresh Air. Originally published March 15, 2016.
Rebecca Traister, author of All the Single Ladies, says the declining marriage rates among adult women reflect expanded choices available to women today. Originally broadcast March 1, 2016.