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Fresh Air Weekend

Fresh Air Weekend: Dave And Phil Alvin, Adam Rogers And Benjamin Booker

Dave and Phil Alvin talk about singing together again; Adam Rogers discusses his book Proof: The Science of Booze; Benjamin Booker's debut album is raw yet disciplined.

Fresh Air Weekend: Dave And Phil Alvin, Adam Rogers And Benjamin Booker

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Friday

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Author Interviews

John Waters Hitchhikes Across America, And Lives To Write About It

The 68-year-old film director hitchhiked from Baltimore to San Francisco for his book Carsick. He says hitchhiking is "the worst beauty regimen ever." Originally broadcast June 10.

John Waters Hitchhikes Across America, And Lives To Write About It

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Author Interviews

Florida-Grown Fiction: Hiaasen Satirizes The Sunshine State

Novelist and Miami Herald columnist Carl Hiaasen writes with passion about the state he loves. His book, Bad Monkey, is an offbeat murder mystery set in Key West. Originally broadcast June 13, 2013.

Florida-Grown Fiction: Hiaasen Satirizes The Sunshine State

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Thursday

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Television

Edie Falco On Sobriety, The Sopranos, And Nurse Jackie's Self-Medication

Falco plays ER nurse Jackie Peyton, who is competent at her high-stress job but struggles with addiction. Falco was nominated for an Emmy for her role on Nurse Jackie, which is in its sixth season.

Edie Falco On Sobriety, The Sopranos, And Nurse Jackie's Self-Medication

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Television

Jon Hamm On The Evolution Of Don Draper On 'Mad Men'

Hamm has never won an Emmy despite 13 nominations, including two this year for Mad Men. In 2010, Hamm talked with Fresh Air about how Draper was "losing touch" with his life and the world around him.

Jon Hamm On The Evolution Of Don Draper On 'Mad Men'

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Wednesday

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Television

Aaron Paul On Playing A Meth Dealer On 'Breaking Bad'

Paul won the Emmy for outstanding supporting actor in a drama series for playing student-turned-drug dealer Jesse Pinkman. In 2011, he said his character was supposed to die in the first season.

Aaron Paul On Playing A Meth Dealer On 'Breaking Bad'

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Louis C.K. Reflects On 'Louie,' Loss, Love And Life

C.K. won an Emmy for outstanding writing in a comedy series for an episode on his FX show Louie. In 2011, C.K. told Fresh Air about making his comedy special and his relationship with other comedians.

Louis C.K. Reflects On 'Louie,' Loss, Love And Life

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Interviews

Sarah Silverman Discusses Her Movie 'Jesus Is Magic'

Silverman won the Emmy for best writing for a variety special for her HBO special We Are Miracles. In 2005, she spoke with Fresh Air about her movie based on her acts in New York and Los Angeles.

Sarah Silverman Discusses Her Movie 'Jesus Is Magic'

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Tuesday

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Performing Arts

From Walter White To LBJ, Bryan Cranston Is A Master Of Transformation

While fans were watching him portray Walt in Breaking Bad's final episodes, Cranston was already reinventing himself — playing Lyndon B. Johnson in the play All the Way. Originally broadcast March 27.

From Walter White To LBJ, Bryan Cranston Is A Master Of Transformation

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Music Reviews

At 71, Elvin Bishop Is Still Vigorous, And Can Do Wrong Right

The white bluesman whose corny jokes have made his music enduring and fun has a new album Can't Even Do Wrong Right. He has a raspy chuckle in his singing, and he plays the guitar precisely.

At 71, Elvin Bishop Is Still Vigorous, And Can Do Wrong Right

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Monday

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Television

Seth Meyers' 'Late Night' Challenge: What To Do With His Hands

Meyers is hosting the Emmys Monday. In April, he told Fresh Air why he left Saturday Night Live's Weekend Update to take over Late Night from Jimmy Fallon in February. Originally broadcast April 23.

Seth Meyers' 'Late Night' Challenge: What To Do With His Hands

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Television

Allison Janney On Sex, Sorkin And Being The Tallest Woman In The Room

Allison Janney has been nominated for Emmys for her roles on Masters of Sex and Mom. She says her relationships with her family members helped inform her characters. Originally broadcast Aug. 4.

Allison Janney On Sex, Sorkin And Being The Tallest Woman In The Room

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Saturday

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Fresh Air Weekend

Fresh Air Weekend: 'The Simpsons' And Author Stephan Eirik Clark

Fresh Air listens backs to interviews with The Simpsons' creator, writers and actors ahead of the show's marathon on FXX. Author Stephan Eirik Clark talks about his new novel Sweetness #9.

Fresh Air Weekend: 'The Simpsons' And Author Stephan Eirik Clark

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Friday

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Werner Herzog's 1972 film Aguirre, the Wrath of God was shot along the Amazon in Peru. It probes one of the filmmaker's themes: an unsentimental look at humankind's relationship to landscape and nature. Courtesy of The Shout! Factory hide caption

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Movie Reviews

Werner Herzog's Audacious Early Films Showcased In New Boxed Collection

The 71-year-old German filmmaker made daring movies in the 1970s that pushed viewers into unsettling mental spaces. The tremendous boxed set Herzog: The Collection highlights his authentic style.

Werner Herzog's Audacious Early Films Showcased In New Boxed Collection

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Interviews

Werner Herzog Talks About Madmen And Caves In Interviews From 'Fresh Air' Archives

Werner Herzog talked with Fresh Air in 1998 about his volatile relationship with actor Klaus Kinski, who died in 1991. In 2011, Herzog discussed the documentary Cave of Forgotten Dreams.

Werner Herzog Talks About Madmen And Caves In Interviews From 'Fresh Air' Archives

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Thursday

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GlobalPost co-founder and CEO Phil Balboni says what he'll remember about Foley (above) is the way he showed "such incredible courage" as his captors took his life. Steven Senne/AP hide caption

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Middle East

GlobalPost CEO Shares Details Of Fight To Save James Foley

Foley was held hostage in Syria for nearly two years before he was killed by his captors. GlobalPost co-founder Phil Balboni tells Fresh Air's Terry Gross about the efforts to win his release.

GlobalPost CEO Shares Details Of Fight To Save James Foley

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Book Reviews

Nostalgic For Noir? Feiffer's 'Kill My Mother' Is A Toxic Treat

In his first graphic novel, Jules Feiffer, 85, has returned to the seedy comic strips, hard boiled novels and B movies of his youth. Maureen Corrigan says it's "a mulligan stew of murder and desire."

Nostalgic For Noir? Feiffer's 'Kill My Mother' Is A Toxic Treat

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Wednesday

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Prepare For 'The Simpsons' Marathon With Interviews From The 'Fresh Air' Archives

Starting Thursday, FXX will air all 552 episodes of The Simpsons in the longest single-series marathon in TV history. Fresh Air listens backs to interviews with the show's creator, writers and actors.

Prepare For 'The Simpsons' Marathon With Interviews From The 'Fresh Air' Archives

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