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Happy 30th, Fresh Air!

Today (May 11) is Fresh Air’s 30th anniversary of being a daily, national program. That’s amazing. That also means Terry has been doing this longer than I’ve been alive.

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Like a lot of people my age, my first memories of NPR were in the backseat of my parents’ car. It wasn’t long before I became a fan myself. The road trip from my hometown in Massachusetts to Philadelphia, where I went to college, was about 5 Fresh Air interviews long. I distinctly remember picking out interviews with Sacha Baron Cohen, Lisa Kudrow, Philip Seymour Hoffman, and Jack Black and loading them onto my pink iPod mini. 

After I graduated and was miserable working in restaurants and retail, Terry’s interviews kept me sane. She kept me company during a time in my life when I felt lost and directionless. I remember Caitlin Moran, Lena Dunham, and Matt Weiner, to name a few.

I started at Fresh Air in May of 2013. I co-write the Fresh Air webpages on with the lovely Bridget Bentz, run the social media, and handle the podcast. 

In the spirit of our anniversary, I thought I’d mention a few of my favorite interviews since I’ve been here, behind-the-scenes. 

  • John Waters: I have listened to this interview so many times, I practically have it memorized. I love how hard he makes Terry snort-laugh with gems like, “In Baltimore, if you’re hitchhiking, you’re a hooker that doesn’t have the Internet.” 

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  • Pastor Nadia Bolz-Weber: Some of my favorite interviews are ones where I’ve never heard of the guest before and then they totally blow me away. Pastor Nadia started a church for outsiders (junkies, drag queens, comedians) and has a really original and inclusive philosophy about faith. 
  • Joaquin Phoenix: I have a special place in my heart for this interview, because the day it aired was the day I was introduced in the credits for the first time. This show was completely bonkers. He was unpredictable and bizarre, but we were all having so much fun listening in while the interview was taping. 

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  • Lynsey Addario: While working as a bad-ass photojournalist in a war zone, Addario was kidnapped with two of her journalist colleagues. She talks about that harrowing experience in this interview. It’s riveting. Plus, as a web producer, putting together a slideshow of her work was a real joy. 
  • Michael K. Williams: Williams, known for playing Omar on The Wire, was a dream guest (open, funny, thoughtful) I love when he called Terry “T,” and talks about how the Rhythm Nation music video inspired him to pursue a career in the arts. His kindness radiates through the speakers.

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I’m sure I’m forgetting tons of other favorites, but those are the ones that came to mind. 

We’ve got plenty of exciting things coming down the pike. Thanks for listening, reading, following the show! We can’t wait to see what you pick as your favorite interviews with the hashtag #freshair30. 


Molly Seavy-Nesper, associate producer at Fresh Air 

Anyone who is considering seeing La La Land (2016, Damien Chazelle), please do it is a genius musical that is much more then just a musical. It’s a beautiful story about following your dreams and how not everything you want is just given to you. Anyone who loves film can really appreciate the thought that has gone into each shot, even the first scene stands out from most movies. A majority of it has such profound undertones of how not everything works out the way you want it to but you have to just go with it and grow up. Anyone who sees this movie can relate to some aspect of it. It takes you to a place where you forget everything around you when you watch it, its magical.The awards it has won it clearly deserves. The acting is amazing, everyone knows that Emma and Ryan are amazing actors and the casting for this film is perfect they work so well together and the chemistry between them is uncanny. I highly suggest you see it, it will forever have a place as one of my favorite movies. 

Brand new movie “Wind” out TODAY in a theater near you! Directed by the renowned legend, Park Jinwoo, the movie explores the hardships and achievements that come with following your dreams. Starring famous actors Cha Eunwoo and Yoon Sanha, they play the main characters who together fight for their undying passion for cinematography and acting. 

“Phenomenal! Absolutely stunning script filled with raw and relatable emotions.” -The Stantagio Times

“Beautiful film production. So much symbolism held even in the most subtle shots!” -The Helbi Post

“Has some of the most heart wrenching and most heartwarming scenes that I will never forget. Cha & Yoon do an outstanding performance!” -The Surprise U Tribune

Gather your family and see “Wind” now!  ☆゚.*・。゚

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Behind Story

Here comes the photos of behind-the-scene.
Don’t forget to follow up VAV everyday!

17.10.23 Vlive <How’s Your Lunch?>

Chattering after Lunchtime, 
<How’s Your Lunch?>





17.10.24 Vlive <Now, With Hyuk : Appealing Time>

And, Finally!!!
VAMPZ already know the leader is a great cook, right?!!!
Chef ST.VAN, is this for real? > <






17.10.25 Vlive <Ronnie On Air : White Day Came Early>

Every episode is intriguingly interesting!!
This time, BaRon’s making Kohakutou aka Jewel Candy





17.10.26 Vlive <Wait-A-Minute : Can’t Believe It’s Healthy AF!>

Mukbang Show with Salad?!




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10.23 BaRon & ACE (How’s Your Lunch?)

10.24 ST.VAN (Now, With Hyuk : Appealing Time)

10.25 BaRon (Ronnie On Air : White Day Came Early)

10.26 ACE & JACOB (Wait-A-Minute : Can’t Believe It’s Healthy AF!)

modonoko  asked:

If it's not too much to ask, a tiny Cophine ficlet for all your OB followers would be swell.😚 please don't forget us😢

I’ve got you, buddy. No worries. :) Here’s a little scene I’d love to have when all is said and done on Orphan Black. One can dream, right?

“I never thought I’d be here again.”

Cosima, lying with her hands folded behind her head, swiveled her head away from the night sky and trained her gaze on Delphine. “What? You mean, on a date with a hot, brilliant, wicked cool clone from an illicit scientific conspiracy?”

Delphine chuckled as she shook her head, her golden curls swishing gently against the plaid picnic blanket underneath them.

“I’m glad that hypothermia didn’t damage your self-confidence at all,” she commented wryly. “But, non, I meant Toronto.”

Turning to face Delphine, Cosima planted an elbow on the ground, bracelets jangling as she propped her head up with her palm, dreadlocks draping over her arm. “I didn’t realize you missed the city so much. Though, having been trapped on that godforsaken island, I can see how everything else becomes better by comparison. And I was only there for a few days.”

Delphine playfully smacked Cosima’s arm. “It’s not the city I missed so much as certain people in it.”

“Oh yeah?” Cosima grinned, toothy and wide. “Anyone I know?”

“Sarah, naturally,” Delphine answered, ignoring Cosima’s small frown. “Siobhan and Kira. Alison. Krystal.” She stopped there, delicate fingers absentmindedly plucking at the blanket. She said nothing further and let nature fill the silence: the rustle of leaves overhead, the chirp of hidden crickets in the grass, the soft push and pull of lake water sliding over the rocks beneath the overlook where they lay.

“Is that all?” Cosima asked after several moments ticked by, one eyebrow arched.

“And Scott, of course,” Delphine replied, fighting to keep her expression neutral. “Art. Felix, even, when he’s not rolling his eyes at me.”

Cosima gently poked Delphine’s side in protest, eliciting rare giggles from the usually solemn scientist. “See if I save you from eugenical fanatics ever again.”

“All right, fine,” Delphine conceded, scooting away from Cosima’s fingers. “I suppose you would round out the list.” She smiled at Cosima, whose chest expanded at the sight of the blonde’s dimples and the sparkle in her hazel eyes, even in the darkness.

“I missed you too,” Cosima whispered.

She reached out and trailed her fingers down Delphine’s arm, skimming her bicep and dipping slightly into the pit of her elbow before tracing the ligaments of her wrist and lifting Delphine’s hand.

“I never thought I’d be here again either,” Cosima confessed, interlacing their fingers in a now familiar dance of fluid motion, palms brushing, skin sliding against skin. “I honestly didn’t think I’d live to see another day.”

“But you did, mon amour,” Delphine said, bringing Cosima’s hand closer and pressing a kiss to her knuckles. “And now you’re here.”

“Now we’re here,” Cosima corrected. Together. Against all conceivable odds, they had won. Had survived P.T. Westmoreland and his lackeys, outsmarted Rachel Duncan, exposed Topside. Secured health and safety and the promise of new beginnings for Cosima and her sisters, and even their Castor brothers. It was almost too good to be true.

“Sometimes, I fear this is all a dream,” Delphine said softly, her accent thick with uncertainty. “That I’ll wake up again in that yurt. Alone.”

“It’s not a dream.”

Cosima released Delphine’s hand to cup her cheek, dipping her head forward and brushing their lips together just as the first set of fireworks illuminated the sky. Despite the warmth of the summer evening and the humidity that clung to the air, a shiver ran down Cosima’s spine just from that small bit of contact, from the sharp taste of tobacco smoke and mellow red wine. She pulled back slightly and nuzzled the tip of Delphine’s nose with her own.

“This is real, Delphine,” Cosima said, quietly fierce. “We’re real.” She gazed into Delphine’s eyes, which reflected a myriad of colors from the pyrotechnic display. “No one can take that from us. Not now. Not ever.”

Cosima kissed Delphine again, and Delphine pulled her close, until their bodies were one and the thundering of their hearts competed with the rumbling explosions between the stars.

★ Daily Character Question ★

No Easy Victories
Pick one of your secondary characters:
Write a scene where this character achieves one of their life-long dreams, but they soon realize that it came at a high cost. How do they react to this? Do they think that it was all worth it… or did they waste their time?

Any work you create based off this prompt belongs to you, no sourcing is necessary though it would be really appreciated! And don’t forget to tag maxkirin (or tweet @MistreKirin), so that I can check-out your stories!

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