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Now displaying: December, 2017
Dec 6, 2017

Terry Gross listens to tons of podcasts — including The Pub — and her own NPR show, Fresh Air, is also one of the most popular podcasts around. And yet, she remains committed to radio, both as a host and as a listener.

“I don’t want a world of just podcasts. I don’t want a world where everything is boutique-y and fragmented,” Gross told me on The Pub. “I want a world where there’s an All Things Considered and a Morning Edition — the kind of things you can only do with the kind of model that NPR has.”

In this, host Adam Ragusea's final episode of The Pub, he has a wide-ranging conversation with Terry Gross about all of the big issues facing public media; also, she turns the tables and asks Adam more than a few questions, because — duh — she’s Terry Gross and that’s what she does.

Also on the show, we take the occasion of the Public Broadcasting Act’s 50th anniversary as an opportunity to drill a live audience in Washington about what public media’s fundamental purpose is supposed to be — to raise the bar, or to fill the gaps?

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