Best Of: Dave Grohl / Will Smith Image

Best Of: Dave Grohl / Will Smith

27 November 2021 - 50 mins
Podcast Series Fresh Air

Grohl talks about his journey from playing small punk clubs to giant stadiums in his new memoir, 'The Storyteller.' He reflects on how he taught himself drums, his friendship with Kurt Cobain, and reinventing himself after Cobain's death with Foo Fighters.

Also, Justin Chang reviews the new Jane Campion movie 'The Power of the Dog.'

And Smith speaks with guest interviewer Tonya Mosley about how he crafted a joyful image to cover up for a trauma that happened when he was 9. He saw his father beat his mother. He reflects on how that moment has impacted his life. He has a new movie 'King Richard,' and a memoir called 'Will.'

50 mins

Series Episodes

Benedict Cumberbatch

Benedict Cumberbatch

Cumberbatch stars in Jane Campion's Western The Power of the Dog as Phil Burbank, a hyper-masculine cattle rancher living on the plains of Montana in the 1920s. We talk about how body odor helped him channel the character, toxic masculinity, and filming on location in breathtaking landscapes of New Zealand. Cumberbatch also shares stories from his past — like his experiences teaching English at a Tibetan monastery and getting kidnapped in South Africa in 2005.

44 mins

19 January Finished

'Succession' Star Brian Cox

'Succession' Star Brian Cox

Cox says ruthless business tycoon Logan Roy is one of the most extraordinary roles he's ever played: "He is a misanthrope [who] is very disappointed with the human experiment." We talk with the Scottish actor about the musicality of his voice, why he doesn't practice method acting, and growing up in poverty. Also, Justin Chang reviews Asghar Farhadi's new film, A Hero.

46 mins

18 January Finished

Attorney Laura Coates On The Fight For Voting Rights

Attorney Laura Coates On The Fight For Voting Rights

While working for the Department of Justice, attorney Laura Coates says she saw voter rolls being purged and instances where polling places were moved to known Klan locations. She also worked as a prosecutor and had to grapple with her own relationship with law enforcement, as a Black woman. Coates is a CNN analyst and hosts a SiriusXM show. Her new memoir is 'Just Pursuit.'

45 mins

17 January Finished

Best Of: Sidney Poitier / Nicole Kidman

Best Of: Sidney Poitier / Nicole Kidman

Sidney Poitier, who paved the way for Black actors in film, died last week at 94. He was the first Black man to win an Oscar. He spoke with Terry Gross in 2000 about growing up in the Bahamas and breaking into acting. A leading man in the '50s and '60s, some of his best-known films include Lilies of the Field, In the Heat of the Night, Guess Who's Coming to Dinner and To Sir, with Love. In Being the Ricardos, Nicole Kidman shifts back and forth between Lucille Ball and her character Lucy of I Love Lucy. We talk with the Australian actor about the challenges of the role and about ageism in Hollywood.

48 mins

15 January Finished

Remembering Lyricist Marilyn Bergman & Dir. Peter Bogdanovich

Remembering Lyricist Marilyn Bergman & Dir. Peter Bogdanovich

We remember lyricist Marilyn Bergman, half of a songwriting duo with her husband Alan. The songs she and her husband co-wrote won Oscars, Golden Globes and Grammys, and were popularized by Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Fred Astaire and Barbra Streisand, just to name a few. She died last week at 93. Also we remember director and author Peter Bogdanovich whose best-known films include The Last Picture Show, Paper Moon and Mask. He died Jan. 6 at 82. TV critic David Bianculli reviews the 4-part documentary series 'Reframed: Marilyn Monroe.'

45 mins

14 January Finished

The Unreported Civilian Deaths In The U.S. Air War Against ISIS

The Unreported Civilian Deaths In The U.S. Air War Against ISIS

New York Times reporter Dave Philipps says a top-secret special ops unit disregarded official protocols to pick targets for airstrikes, resulting in the death of thousands of farmers and families. Ken Tucker reviews the new album from Neil Young, recorded in a barn in Colorado.

44 mins

13 January Finished

Recommended

Show name

Title

Sub title

Now Playing

The Pat Kenny Show

Live Now: 9AM - 12PM

Presenter logo
Brand

9AM

12AM

Now Playing

The Pat Kenny Show

The Pat Kenny Show

Of The Ball

1 hour left

Today Finished


Next Up

Default

Default

default

0 mins

No Account

Subscriptions to podcast series are only available to users with an account. Sign in or register to subscribe and access your subscriptions.

Register Sign in

Woops!

Error text.