Fresh Air Weekend: The Love Story Behind 'The Big Sick'; Life After Ballet Hear the Fresh Air program for July 15, 2017

Married co-writers Emily V. Gordon and Kumail Nanjiani based the romantic comedy The Big Sick on their own love story. Angela Weiss/Getty Images hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend: The Love Story Behind 'The Big Sick'; Life After Ballet

Comic Kumail Nanjiani remembers the first time he thought of marrying then-girlfriend Emily V. Gordon: when he saw her in a coma. Ballerina Wendy Whelan fought to retire on her own terms.

Married co-writers Emily V. Gordon and Kumail Nanjiani based the romantic comedy The Big Sick on their own love story. Angela Weiss/Getty Images hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend: The Love Story Behind 'The Big Sick'; Life After Ballet

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