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Radiolab’s Jad Abumrad joins to talk about the show’s process, themes in his science, and his endorsements in art and music. Plus: the first gay Episcopal bishop, Gene Robinson, on how he reads the Bible and what his faith means to him; should kids play contact sports?; the architects behind the Barclays Center on the design of the new Brooklyn attraction; and DJ Spooky is the Met’s first artist in residence, and explains his work in that context.
We're replaying some favorite interviews from the year on this Christmas Eve. First, Neil Young and filmmaker Jonathan Demme talk about the new documentary “Neil Young Journeys.” Then, legendary blues guitarist Buddy Guy reflects on his influential career and colorful life. Lawrence Norfolk discusses his new historical novel, John Saturnall’s Feast, about a young orphan who becomes a great chef. Then Kenny Rogers tells us about his life in music and his new memoir, Luck or Something Like It.
Fresh Air is one of the most popular programs on public radio, breaking the "talk show" mold, and Gross is known for her fearless and insightful interviews with prominent figures in American arts, politics, and popular culture.