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07:22

A director critically reexamines his 1980s childhood in 'Armageddon Time'

Armageddon Time, which opens in theaters this week, is based on events from James Gray's 1980s childhood in Flushing, Queens, and features performances by Anne Hathaway, Jeremy Strong and Anthony Hopkins.

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08:13

Celeste Ng's powerful new dystopian novel reflects our headlines back to us

Our Missing Hearts imagines a world of governmental cruelty — and the armies of citizens who both facilitate and resist. It's a masterful work that epitomizes the possibilities of storytelling.

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33:08

With 'Succession', Matthew Macfadyen finds himself a long way from Mr. Darcy

The British actor played a brooding Mr. Darcy in the '05 film adaptation of Pride & Prejudice. Now he's won an Emmy for playing a scheming Midwesterner on Succession.

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22:30

Fresh Air's summer music interviews: Rap icon Jay-Z

In 2010, Jay-Z reflected on growing up in Brooklyn surrounded by drugs and violence. "One day, your best friend could be killed. The day before, you could be celebrating him getting a brand-new bike."

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12:17

Jonathan Banks embraces 'not being very pretty' as 'Breaking Bad' hitman

The actor played the character of Mike Ehrmantraut for 13 years – first on the TV series Breaking Bad, then on its spinoff, Better Call Saul, which ended earlier this week. Originally broadcast in 2015.

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22:29

'Fresh Air' remembers actor Anne Heche

Heche died at age 53 from injuries she sustained in a car accident. She was best known for her roles on the soap opera Another World and films Donnie Brasco and Wag the Dog. Originally broadcast in 2000.

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52:30

How the Trump White House misled the world about its family separation policy

The Atlantic's Caitlin Dickerson spent 18 months filing lawsuits for documents to put together the story of the Trump administration's policy of separating migrant families at the border.

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42:15

How one author is aspiring to make sex education more relatable for today's kids

For many parents, the idea of having a "sex talk" with their kids is nothing short of cringe-inducing. But sex educator Cory Silverberg says it doesn't have to be that way. He has a new book.

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41:58

This author's 'Normal Family' includes a sperm donor dad and 35 siblings

Chrysta Bilton's mother is a lesbian and her father was a sperm donor. She writes about her unusual upbringing in Normal Family.

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52:30

Raising kids is 'Essential Labor.' It's also lonely, exhausting and expensive

During the pandemic, when schools and day care facilities shut down abruptly, millions of parents — especially mothers — dropped out of the workforce to pick up the slack. Author Angela Garbes was one of them.

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52:30

Anchor Katy Tur revisits her high-flying childhood — and the hurt that lingers

In her new memoir, Rough Draft, Tur looks back on her childhood, and reflects on her difficult relationship with her father — Zoey Tur, who came out as a trans woman in 2013 — a person she describes in her memoir as talented and charismatic, but also volatile and, at times, abusive.

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42:19

Comedy writer Jessi Klein reflects on the disorienting experience of new motherhood

Klein was the head writer of Inside Amy Schumer and is one of the lead voices in the animated Netflix series Big Mouth. She has a new book of essays about motherhood called I'll Show Myself Out. Klein talks about how having a baby made her feel like a stranger in her own body and life. "There's just no way to comprehend how completely your old identity vanishes," Klein says.

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