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, more than 6.2 million people listen to the weekday show’s intimate conversations broadcast on 649 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 named among the most downloaded podcasts on iTunes as part of Apple’s “Best of 2016.”

Source: ACT 1 based on Nielsen Audio Nationwide Fall 2016, Persons 12+. © 2016 The Nielsen Company. May not be quoted or reproduced without the prior written.

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

TIME

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.

TheWrap

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

Reach active & engaged users

68%

of Fresh Air podcast listeners are employed full time (30+ hours per week)

87%

of NPR podcast listeners are A18-54

53%

of NPR podcast listeners have a HHI of $75+

88%

of Fresh Air podcast listeners are college graduates

68%

of Fresh Air podcast listeners are employed full time (30+ hours per week)

87%

of NPR podcast listeners are A18-54

53%

of NPR podcast listeners have a HHI of $75+

88%

of Fresh Air podcast listeners are college graduates

Source :Knight Podcast User Survey, Edison Research, June 2017.

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.

Discover more about Terry Gross on NPR.org.

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