Writer-director Jordan Peele says that making Get Out represents his "truest passion." Rich Fury/Invision/AP hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend: Jordan Peele; 'Monk Dreams'; Novelist Sebastian Barry

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Samantha Bee doesn't sit behind a desk on her TBS show Full Frontal. She says, "For me, it would've been a crutch." Myles Aronowitz/TBS hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend: Samantha Bee; 'Personal Shopper'; Novelist Mohsin Hamid

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Maj. Mary Jennings Hegar served three tours in Afghanistan. Penguin Group USA hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend: Women In Combat; 'Bette And Joan'; 'The Photo Ark'

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Mahershala Ali has been nominated for an Academy Award for his performance in Moonlight. David Bornfriend/A24 hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend: Actor Mahershala Ali; James Baldwin; Director Raoul Peck

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Tower uses archival film, new interviews and animation to re-create the mass shooting that occurred at the University of Texas, Austin, in 1966. Courtesy of Kino Lorbrer hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend: 'Tower'; 'Lincoln In The Bardo'; Author Bharati Mukherjee

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Fresh Air Weekend: Director Jim Jarmusch; 'The Salesman'; 'Modern Death'

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A guard stands outside the Survival Condo Project, the site of an underground luxury apartment complex north of Wichita, Kan. Dan Winters/The New Yorker hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend: Silicon Valley Survivalists; An LSD Memoir; 'Manchester' Director

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Fresh Air Weekend: School Segregation; A Return To Prayer; Actress Rachel Bloom

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Jeff Bridges (shown with Gil Birmingham) plays an aging Texas ranger investigating a series of small-town bank robberies in Hell or High Water. Lorey Sebastian/Lionsgate hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend: Jeff Bridges; Netflix' 'Unfortunate Events'; Sportscaster Joe Buck

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Lin-Manuel Miranda performs on Hamilton's opening night in August 2015. "It was an enormous challenge to do that show every night," he says. Neilson Barnard/Getty Images hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend: Lin-Manuel Miranda; 'La La Land' Director Damien Chazelle

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Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling dance in the musical, La La Land, critic David Edelstein's pick for the best film of the year. Summit Entertainment hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend: Our Critics Pick The Best Film, TV, Music And Books Of 2016

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Annette Bening and Lucas Jade Zumann play a mother and son in Mike Mills' film, 20th Century Women. Mills says the film was inspired by his own life. Merrick Morton/A24 hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend: Director Mike Mills; Actor Billy Eichner

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Nicole Maines is one of 11 transgender individuals profiled in the HBO documentary The Trans List, which premieres Monday. In 2014, Maines became the first transgender youth to win a discrimination lawsuit. Her case was against a school district, because her middle school wouldn't let her use the girls' bathroom. Timothy Greenfield-Sanders/HBO hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend: Nicole Maines; Sober For The Holidays; Novelist Maria Semple

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Fresh Air Weekend: 'Times' Editor Dean Baquet; Megyn Kelly; The Best Books Of 2016

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Carrie Fisher appears as Princess Leia in the first Star Wars film. "I like Princess Leia," Fisher tells Fresh Air. "I like how she handles things; I like how she treats people." Sunset Boulevard/Corbis via Getty Images hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend: Carrie Fisher; Michael Chabon's 'Moonglow'; Activist Cleve Jones

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Zadie Smith has written several novels, including On Beauty, which was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize in 2005. Dominique Nabokov/Penguin Press hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend: Novelist Zadie Smith; 'Daily Show' Host Trevor Noah

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Amerigo Bonasera (Salvatore Corsitto) kisses the hand of Don Vito Corleone (Marlon Brando) in a scene from Francis Ford Coppola's The Godfather. Mondadori Portfolio via Getty Images hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend: Francis Ford Coppola; Casey Affleck

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For Stephen Colbert, taking over as host of The Late Show was not a hard decision. "I love a live audience," he says. "I love the grind of every day and I love the people I work with." Scott Kowalchyk/CBS hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend: Stephen Colbert; Leonard Cohen's New Album; Donald Glover

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Chris Gethard co-stars in Comedy Central's Broad City and in Mike Birbiglia's film Don't Think Twice. His one-man show, Career Suicide, details his experiences with depression. Atisha Paulson/Chris Gethard hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend: Comic Chris Gethard; Anthony Bourdain

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Juan (played by Mahershala Ali) teaches Chiron (Jaden Piner) how to swim in Moonlight. The film is told with different actors playing Chiron at different stages of his life. David Bornfriend/A24 Films hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend: 'Moonlight' Creators; Mary Oliver's 'Upstream'; 'Black Mirror'

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Gaby Hoffmann plays Ali on the Amazon series Transparent. She says her character was "lost in the woods of being lost" and is now working to become "more focused." Jennifer Clasen/Amazon hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend: Gaby Hoffmann; Lucy Dacus' 'No Burden'; Jonathan Safran Foer

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In his new memoir, Born To Run, Bruce Springsteen reflects on how home, roots and family helped shape him and his music. Will Russell/Getty Images hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend: Bruce Springsteen; The Mysteries And Mechanics Of Dog Noses

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