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Interviews
1:51 pm
Thu July 23, 2015

From Upspeak To Vocal Fry: Are We 'Policing' Young Women's Voices?

Women get policed more often for "vocal fry" and "upspeak" than their male counterparts.
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Originally published on Thu July 23, 2015 5:43 pm

Journalist Jessica Grose is no stranger to criticism of her voice. When she was co-hosting the Slate podcast, the DoubleX Gabfest, she would receive emails complaining about her "upspeak" — a tendency to raise her voice at the end of sentences. Once an older man she was interviewing for an article in Businessweek told her that she sounded like his granddaughter.

"That was the first moment I felt [my voice] was hurting my career beyond just irritating a couple listeners," Grose tells Fresh Air's Terry Gross.

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Movie Interviews
2:09 pm
Wed July 22, 2015

Jake Gyllenhaal On Throwing (And Taking) Punches: 'It's Very Primal'

Jake Gyllenhaal plays boxer Billy Hope in Southpaw.
Scott Garfield The Weinstein Company

Originally published on Wed July 22, 2015 5:04 pm

Actor Jake Gyllenhaal knows what it feels like to take a punch. "It doesn't feel great, you know," he tells Fresh Air's Terry Gross. "I don't like getting hit, but it was important for the movie. At least that's how I justify when I would get hit: 'That was good for the movie.' "

The movie in question is Southpaw, in which Gyllenhaal stars as a boxer who grew up in the foster care system and is struggling to be a father to his daughter.

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Music Reviews
1:29 pm
Wed July 22, 2015

Reissue Of Thelonious Monk's 'Riverside Recordings' Shows A Star On The Rise

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Music Reviews
2:07 pm
Tue July 21, 2015

'Sonic Trickster' Miguel Blends Genres And Melodies On 'Wildheart'

Originally published on Tue July 21, 2015 9:48 pm

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Movie Interviews
2:04 pm
Tue July 21, 2015

A Downtrodden LA Corner Inspires Comedy And Friendship In 'Tangerine'

Actress Mya Taylor and director Sean Baker collaborated on the film Tangerine, a comedy about a friendship between transgender sex workers in Los Angeles' unofficial red-light district.
Rebecca Cabage AP

Originally published on Tue July 21, 2015 9:48 pm

When film director Sean Baker moved to Los Angeles three years ago, he found himself drawn to one of the city's most infamous intersections. The corner of Highland Avenue and Santa Monica Boulevard is "an unofficial red light district," Baker tells Fresh Air's Terry Gross. But Baker's interest in the area went beyond the usual transactions: "I thought there must be some incredible stories that take place on that corner."

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Music
1:31 pm
Mon July 20, 2015

Revisiting The Career Of Gospel-Singer-Turned-Hit-Maker Garnet Mimms

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Movie Interviews
1:31 pm
Mon July 20, 2015

At 76, Actor Ian McKellen Embodies An Older Sherlock In 'Mr. Holmes'

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Fresh Air Weekend
11:55 am
Sat July 18, 2015

Fresh Air Weekend: Amy Schumer And Judd Apatow; Jason Isbell; Ta-Nehisi Coates

Trainwreck, written by Amy Schumer and directed by Judd Apatow, stars Schumer as a woman who lives her life without apologies.
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Fresh Air Weekend 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:

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Movie Reviews
3:13 pm
Fri July 17, 2015

In 'Trainwreck', A Screwball Comedy Fades To Family-Values Formulaic

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Author Interviews
3:13 pm
Fri July 17, 2015

'The Great Fish Swap': How America Is Downgrading Its Seafood Supply

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