Fresh Air http://kuow.org en The Story Of Little Feat's Fame, Destruction And Revival http://kuow.org/post/story-little-feats-fame-destruction-and-revival <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=The+Story+Of+Little+Feat%27s+Fame%2C+Destruction+And+Revival&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA5Njc0ODg4MDEzNDA5MTE5NDRhNDMzYw004)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>TERRY GROSS, HOST: <p>This is FRESH AIR. Our rock historian Ed Ward describes Little Feat as the archetypal '70s band. They had a charismatic front man who was a guitar virtuoso. They wrote wonderful songs and they had an influence far in excess of their record sales. Mon, 01 Sep 2014 17:41:00 +0000 Ed Ward 40980 at http://kuow.org Dom Flemons Holds On To Those Old-Time Roots http://kuow.org/post/dom-flemons-holds-those-old-time-roots-0 <em>Prospect Hill</em> is Flemons' first album since leaving the band Carolina Chocolate Drops. By coincidence, the multi-instrumentalist recorded the album the day Pete Seeger died.<p><em>Originally broadcast July 30.</em> <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Dom+Flemons+Holds+On+To+Those+Old-Time+Roots&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA5Njc0ODg4MDEzNDA5MTE5NDRhNDMzYw004)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>DOM FLEMONS: (Scat singing). Mon, 01 Sep 2014 17:41:00 +0000 editor 40981 at http://kuow.org Florida-Grown Fiction: Hiaasen Satirizes The Sunshine State http://kuow.org/post/florida-grown-fiction-hiaasen-satirizes-sunshine-state-0 Novelist and <em>Miami Herald</em> columnist Carl Hiaasen writes with passion and purpose about the state he loves. His latest book, <em>Bad Monkey,</em> is an offbeat murder mystery set in Key West.<p><em>Originally broadcast June 13, 2013.</em> <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Florida-Grown+Fiction%3A+Hiaasen+Satirizes+The+Sunshine+State&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDEwNzk4NjQwMDEzNTkxNDE0MTg3ZGYxMA004)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>DAVE DAVIES, HOST: <p>This is FRESH AIR. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 17:14:00 +0000 editor 40904 at http://kuow.org John Waters Hitchhikes Across America, And Lives To Write About It http://kuow.org/post/john-waters-hitchhikes-across-america-and-lives-write-about-it-0 The 68-year-old film director hitchhiked from Baltimore to San Francisco for his book <em>Carsick.</em> He says hitchhiking is "the worst beauty regimen ever" and admits he always kept his luggage with him.<p><em>Originally broadcast June 10.</em> <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 17:14:00 +0000 editor 40905 at http://kuow.org Sarah Silverman Discusses Her Movie 'Jesus Is Magic' http://kuow.org/post/sarah-silverman-discusses-her-movie-jesus-magic Silverman won the Emmy for best writing for a variety special for her HBO special <em>We Are Miracles</em>. In 2005, she spoke with <em>Fresh Air</em> about her movie based on her acts in New York and Los Angeles.<p><em>Originally broadcast Nov. 09, 2005</em>. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 17:57:00 +0000 editor 40761 at http://kuow.org Louis C.K. Reflects On 'Louie,' Loss, Love And Life http://kuow.org/post/louis-ck-reflects-louie-loss-love-and-life C.K. won an Emmy for outstanding writing in a comedy series for an episode on his FX show <em>Louie</em>. In 2011, C.K. told<em> Fresh Air</em> about making his comedy special and his relationship with other comedians.<p><em>Originally broadcast Dec. 13, 2011.</em> <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 17:57:00 +0000 editor 40759 at http://kuow.org Aaron Paul On Playing A Meth Dealer On 'Breaking Bad' http://kuow.org/post/aaron-paul-playing-meth-dealer-breaking-bad Paul won the Emmy for outstanding supporting actor in a drama series for playing student-turned-drug dealer Jesse Pinkman. In 2011, he said his character was supposed to die in the first season.<p><em>Originally broadcast Sept. 19, 2011. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 17:57:00 +0000 editor 40760 at http://kuow.org At 71, Elvin Bishop Is Still Vigorous, And Can Do Wrong Right http://kuow.org/post/71-elvin-bishop-still-vigorous-and-can-do-wrong-right <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=At+71%2C+Elvin+Bishop+Is+Still+Vigorous%2C+And+Can+Do+Wrong+Right&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAzODUzOTQwMDEyNDk2NzQ5ODE5OTFmNQ004)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>TERRY GROSS, HOST: <p>This is FRESH AIR. If you've seen the new hit movie "Guardians Of The Galaxy," you've heard some old Elvin Bishop music. His 1975 hit "Fooled Around And Fell In Love" is on the soundtrack. Bishop has been making blues rock with a wry sense of humor since the '60s. Tue, 26 Aug 2014 17:45:00 +0000 Ken Tucker 40700 at http://kuow.org From Walter White To LBJ, Bryan Cranston Is A Master Of Transformation http://kuow.org/post/walter-white-lbj-bryan-cranston-master-transformation-0 While <em>Breaking Bad</em> fans were watching him portray Walt in the series' final episodes, Cranston was already reinventing himself — playing Lyndon B. Johnson in the play <em>All the Way</em><em>. </em><p><em>Originally broadcast March 27.</em> <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. Tue, 26 Aug 2014 17:45:00 +0000 editor 40701 at http://kuow.org Allison Janney On Sex, Sorkin And Being The Tallest Woman In The Room http://kuow.org/post/allison-janney-sex-sorkin-and-being-tallest-woman-room-0 Allison Janney has been nominated for Emmys for her roles on <em>Masters of Sex</em> and <em>Mom</em>. She says her relationships with her family members helped inform her characters.<p><em>Originally broadcast Aug. 4.</em> <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. Mon, 25 Aug 2014 17:25:00 +0000 editor 40694 at http://kuow.org Seth Meyers' 'Late Night' Challenge: What To Do With His Hands http://kuow.org/post/seth-meyers-late-night-challenge-what-do-his-hands-0 Meyers is hosting the Emmys Monday. In April, he told <em>Fresh Air</em> why he left a dream job at <em>Saturday Night Live</em>'s <em>Weekend Update</em> to take over <em>Late Night</em> from Jimmy Fallon. Meyers says not having a mic in hand — like he did in standup — took some adjusting.<p><em> Originally broadcast April 23.</em> <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. Mon, 25 Aug 2014 17:25:00 +0000 editor 40695 at http://kuow.org Fresh Air Weekend: 'The Simpsons' And Author Stephan Eirik Clark http://kuow.org/post/fresh-air-weekend-simpsons-and-author-stephan-eirik-clark Fresh Air Weekend<em> highlights some of the best interviews and reviews from past weeks, and new program elements specially paced for weekends. Our weekend show emphasizes interviews with writers, filmmakers, actors, and musicians, and often includes excerpts from live in-studio concerts. This week:</em><p><strong>Prepare For 'The Simpsons' Marathon With Interviews From The 'Fresh Air' Archives: </strong>Starting Thursday, FXX will air all 552 episodes of <em>The Simpsons</em> in the longest single-series marathon in TV history. Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:32:00 +0000 editor 40619 at http://kuow.org Fresh Air Weekend: 'The Simpsons' And Author Stephan Eirik Clark Werner Herzog Talks About Madmen And Caves In Interviews From 'Fresh Air' Archives http://kuow.org/post/werner-herzog-talks-about-madmen-and-caves-interviews-fresh-air-archives <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Werner+Herzog+Talks+About+Madmen+And+Caves+In+Interviews+From+%27Fresh+Air%27+Archives&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAxODg3MTg0MDEyMTg2NTY3OTI5YTI3ZA004)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>DAVID BIANCULLI, HOST: <p>Many of the films mentioned in John's review and included in the new Werner Herzog box set star the same actor - Klaus Kinski, who died in 1991. Kinski usually portrayed larger-than-life characters driven by obsessions or plagued by demons. Fri, 22 Aug 2014 19:51:00 +0000 editor 40541 at http://kuow.org Benjamin Booker Is Raw, Yet Disciplined On Debut Album http://kuow.org/post/benjamin-booker-raw-yet-disciplined-debut-album There's something about a rapidly strummed guitar chord followed quickly by an urgent vocal that is one definition of an effective rock song, and <em>Fresh Air</em> critic Ken Tucker thinks he's found quite a few examples of this on Benjamin Booker's self-titled debut album. The 25-year-old guitarist-singer-songwriter has already served as an opening act on Jack White's recent tour, and he may be ready for headliner status. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. Fri, 22 Aug 2014 19:51:00 +0000 Ken Tucker 40542 at http://kuow.org Werner Herzog's Audacious Early Films Showcased In New Boxed Collection http://kuow.org/post/werner-herzogs-audacious-early-films-showcased-new-boxed-collection There are lots of good filmmakers, but only a handful are always, unmistakably themselves. One of these is Werner Herzog, the 71-year-old German director who now lives in L.A. Herzog has done things nobody else would do for a film — like trying to tug a 350-ton steamship over a small mountain. This has made him notorious as a wild, love-him-or-hate-him monomaniac — an image he's been canny enough to milk.<p>Herzog rose to fame as part of the New German Cinema, a '70s boom that also included Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Wim Wenders and Margarethe von Trotta. Fri, 22 Aug 2014 19:51:00 +0000 John Powers 40543 at http://kuow.org Werner Herzog's Audacious Early Films Showcased In New Boxed Collection