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Neil Sedaka had more than a dozen hits from 1958 to 1963, but his career slumped with the arrival of the British Invasion. In 1974, he found his way back to the charts with ´´Laughter in the Rain´´. In March of that year, Wink Martindale sat with Sedaka to discuss his early career and his thrilling comeback. Sedaka recounts his early life as a child receiving classical music training and secretly writing pop songs, despite his sister telling him to stick to the classics. Sedaka clearly made the right call, as he went on to achieve great success despite the ups and downs of his career, as he cheerfully details in this enthralling conversation. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Wink Martindale. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/comm/000108/bk_comm_000108_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Writer Neil Baldwin on this edition of Fresh Air. Neil Baldwin is the author of the new book Henry Ford and the Jews: The Mass Production of Hate. In the book he details Ford´s early obsession with moralistic writings condemning Jews for not accepting Christ. Shortly before World War I and continuing into the ´30s, he wrote a series of venomous antisemitic essays in the newspaper The Dearborn Independent (which he owned). In 1928 he collected many of the essays published in 1920 under the title The International Jew: The World´s Foremost Problem. He also published The Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion. Baldwin is executive director of the National Book Foundation. He´s also the author of Legends of the Plumed Serpent: Biography of a Mexican God, Edison: Inventing the Century, and Man Ray: American Artist. (Broadcast date: January 14, 2002) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Terry Gross. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/whyy/020114/rt_whyy_020114_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Neil Gaiman has written dozens of books, comics, TV shows, movies - and now he´s playing Carnegie Hall with a live band. His only complaint: He´s too busy! The band Hurray for the Riff Raff returns folk music to its punk rock roots. And in light of the Slender Man killing, we´ll consider whether the Internet is making it harder to distinguish fiction from reality. [Broadcast Date: June 14, 2014] Get the latest issue or subscribe and have the latest episode delivered to your library on Mondays! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kurt Andersen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/stud/140614/rt_stud_140614_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Because Audible was not granted digital audio rights to today´s issue of Fresh Air, we have selected a great interview with record producer and songwriter Neil Innes and actress Joan Cusack for this edition of Fresh Air. Neil Innes is a founding member of the comedy-rock group ´´The Bonzo Dog Band´´. He´s also a member of ´´The Rutles´´, the band that he and Eric Idle of Monty Python created as a spoof of the Beatles. Innes is considered the ´´seventh python.´´ The Rutles 1978 spoof documentary, All You Need Is Cash, has been released on DVD. Actress Joan Cusack has received two best supporting actress Oscar nominations: in 1988 for her role in Working Girl and in 1997 for her role in In and Out. (Original Broadcast Dates: January 15, 1997 and March 23, 2000) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Terry Gross. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/whyy/040206/rt_whyy_040206_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Writer Neil Baldwin and remembering poet Lucy Grealy on this edition of Fresh Air. Baldwin is executive director of the National Book Foundation and author of the book, Henry Ford and the Jews, in which he details Ford´s early obsession with moralistic writings condemning Jews for not accepting Christ. Grealy died in December 2002 at the age of 39. As a child, she spent five years being treated for cancer, which left her face disfigured. She had over thirty reconstructive procedures and years of living with a distorted self-image. She wrote Autobiography of a Face in 1994, her memoir about coming to terms with looking less than perfect in a society that values female beauty. (Broadcast Dates: January 14, 2002 and January 3, 2003) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Terry Gross. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/whyy/030103/rt_whyy_030103_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.