The Fresh Air Archive is the culmination of many years of work to create a digital database that captures the past, present, and future of Fresh Air. Fresh Air fans and new listeners alike can access the show’s entire catalogue on a dedicated, purpose-built website designed to highlight the breadth and depth of all that Fresh Air has to offer.
The public facing website integrates with the backend Fresh Air Metadata & Archiving system that TelVue helped design and implement for Fresh Air. The backend system allows cataloguing and segmenting episodes with rich metadata, that is then publicly searchable via the new website as well as the WorldCat library database, the largest public access catalog in the world.
With a catalogue of more than 22,000 segments to date and new ones being added each week, the Fresh Air Archive is home to a living history of the American experience as shared by the thought leaders, cultural icons, and storytellers who shaped it. From former Presidents like Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter to writers like Maya Angelou and Philip Roth to entertainers like Madonna and Aretha Franklin, the Fresh Air Archive contains thousands of intimate conversations with some of the most important writers, actors, directors, musicians, comics, journalists, and scholars from the last 40 years and today.