Fresh Air with Terry Gross

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The award-winning Fresh Air is one of public radio’s most iconic programs. Each week, over 5.5 million people listen to the daily show’s intimate conversations broadcast on 654 stations across the country. Though Fresh Air has been categorized as a “talk show,” it hardly fits the mold.

Host Terry Gross gives interviews as much time as needed, and complements them with comments from well-known critics and commentators. Notable guests on Fresh Air include David Sedaris, Mindy Kaling, Stephen Colbert and Jay Z.

The Fresh Air podcast consistently tops the list of most-downloaded NPR podcasts and was recognized as the most downloaded podcast on iTunes as part of Apple’s “Best of 2017.”

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Rave Reviews

Terry Gross has lent her soothing voice to NPR's Fresh Air since 1975. Widely acknowledged as one of the most skilled interviewers on radio, Gross has consistently convinced the world's most interesting people to reveal their philosophies on life


Terry Gross sets the gold standard for interviews with all kinds of people. Her interviews with authors often manage to bring out a subject or topic that the author has left out of the book or that provides critical context.

The Washington Post

[Gross] is deft on news and subtle on history, sixth-sensey in probing personal biography and expert at examining the intricacies of artistic process.

The New York Times

The smoothness of [Gross’] voice and the ease of her intelligence are a key part of what defines public radio.

The New Yorker

[Fresh Air] is still the best interview show ever, in any medium. And Terry Gross somehow stays effortlessly cool by never worrying about whether she sounds cool.


Fresh Air books damn-near all the having-their-moment people right as their art or idea hits the culture at large.

The Atlantic

Gross may have a smooth, relaxed speaking style, but the way she digs deep into her interview subjects will keep you engaged throughout the conversation.

Business Insider

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The Fresh Air Audience


of NPR podcast users are A25-44

$82.8 K

median HHI of NPR podcast users


of Fresh Air podcast users are college graduates


of NPR podcast users are A25-44

$82.8 K

median HHI of NPR podcast users


of Fresh Air podcast users are college graduates

Source: NPR Podcast Listener Survey, February 2018

Spotlight on Terry Gross

Fresh Air host, Terry Gross

Terry Gross is the host and executive producer of Fresh Air.

Gross, who has been host of Fresh Air since 1975, when it was broadcast only in greater Philadelphia, isn’t afraid to ask tough questions.

Fresh Air with Terry Gross has received a number of awards, including the prestigious Peabody Award in 1994 for its “probing questions, revelatory interviews and unusual insight.” America Women in Radio and Television presented Gross with a Gracie Award in 1999 in the category of National Network Radio Personality. In 2003, she received the Corporation for Public Broadcasting’s Edward R. Murrow Award for her “outstanding contributions to public radio” and for advancing the “growth, quality and positive image of radio.” In 2007, Gross received the Literarian Award. In 2011, she received the Authors Guild Award for Distinguished Service to the Literary Community.

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