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Mike White's other writing credits include The Emoji Movie and several episodes of Freaks and Geeks and Dawson's Creek. Jonathan Wenk/Amazon Studios hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend: Novelist John Le Carré And Director Mike White

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Fresh Air Weekend: Director Elia Kazan; Singer Ronnie Spector; Novelist John Updike

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Ted Kaczynski is flanked by federal agents as he is led from the federal courthouse in Helena, Mont., on April 4, 1996. Kaczynski is now serving a life sentence in prison for the bombings. John Youngbear/Associated Press hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend: Capturing The Unabomber; 'Sour Heart'; Comic Bridget Everett

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Author Max Brooks has done extensive research on preparing for widespread catastrophe. He's now a fellow at the Modern War Institute at West Point. Courtesy of Del Rey hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend: Novelist Max Brooks; 'What She Ate'; Poet Molly McCully Brown

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Tom Perrotta is the author of several novels, including Election and The Leftovers. Ben King/HBO hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend: Tom Perrotta; 'Lost In America'; The 'Battling' Kellogg Brothers

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Former Vice President Al Gore shared a Nobel Peace Prize in 2007 for his work on climate change. Claire Harbage/NPR hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend: Al Gore; Randy Newman's 'Dark Matter'; Ariel Levy On Loss

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Jessica Williams plays a struggling playwright who is trying to get over an ex-boyfriend in The Incredible Jessica James. Netflix hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend: Comic Jessica Williams; 'Chester B. Himes'; Trump And The Media

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Billy Bragg says he initially pursued songwriting as a way to escape working in the local car factory. Andy Whale/Courtesy of Faber & Faber hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend: Billy Bragg On Skiffle; 'Crime And Punishment In Black America'

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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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Haroon Moghul is a fellow in Jewish-Muslim relations at the Shalom Hartman Institute. Rick Bern/Beacon Press hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend: Haroon Moghul; Chuck Berry's Final Recordings; 'Daring To Drive'

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Author Michael Wallis says there are modern lessons to learn from the Donner Party — primarily about the fatal combination of ignorance and arrogance. Above, an undated drawing of the pioneers, looking to make their way West. Bettmann Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend: Revisiting The Donner Party; 'Okja'; Reporting On Extremist Groups

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Roxane Gay is a novelist and short story writer. Her previous books include Bad Feminist, Difficult Women and An Untamed State. She teaches English at Purdue University. Jay Grabiec/HarperCollins hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend: Roxane Gay And Sherman Alexie

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Fresh Air host Terry Gross interviewed former Vice President Joe Biden in front of a live audience at the WHYY studios in Philadelphia on Tuesday. Daniel Burke hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend: Seth Meyers, Joe Biden And A Defense Of Exclamation Points

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Sen. Al Franken's new book is facetiously titled Giant Of The Senate. Twelve hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend: Sen. Al Franken; Humorist David Sedaris

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In the second season of the Netflix series Master of None, Aziz Ansari's character falls in love with his Italian friend Francesca, who is already engaged. Netflix hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend: Aziz Ansari; Harry Styles And Dan Auerbach Go Solo; Pamela Paul

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In Homecoming King, Minhaj talks about growing up caught between cultures. Netflix hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend: Comic Hasan Minhaj; Cape Verdean Dance Music; Jill Soloway

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Before landing her first film role, Gabourey Sidibe struggled to find work. "This is my path, and I'm really grateful that I'm on it," she says of acting. Anthony Harvey/Getty Images hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend: Gabourey Sidibe; 'No One Can Pronounce My Name'; Rhiannon Giddens

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W. Kamau Bell performs at Vulture Festival Comedy Night in New York City in 2014. Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images for New York Magazine hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend: Comic W. Kamau Bell; Kendrick Lamar's 'DAMN.'; The Art Of The Obit

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Dani Shapiro examines her long-time marriage in the memoir, Hourglass. Random House hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend: 'Veep' Executive Producer; 'Hourglass'; MLB's Rick Ankiel

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Alyssa Mastromonaco sits with President Barack Obama aboard Air Force One in 2012. Mastromonaco served as the president's director of scheduling and advance from 2009 until 2011, then became his deputy chief of staff for operations from 2011 until 2014. Pete Souza/The White House hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend: Obama's White House; 'A Quiet Passion'; Updating The Dictionary

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A 2010 memorial service for the Jonestown massacre in Oakland, Calif., featured photographs of the victims. Eric Risberg/AP hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend: Revisiting Jonestown; 'Better Call Saul'; Comic Sasheer Zamata

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