Fresh Air Weekend Fresh Air Weekend is everything you love about Fresh Air — tailored for Saturday and Sunday. It highlights the best interviews and reviews from past weeks, and new program elements specially paced for weekends.

The cast of The Muppets includes (left to right) Floyd Pepper, Fozzie Bear, Lew Zealand, Janice, Swedish Chef, Camilla The Chicken, Dr. Bunsen Honeydew, Gonzo, Scooter and Beaker. Scott Garfield/Disney hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend: Catherine Russell, Bret McKenzie

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Viola Davis earned her first Oscar nomination with a small but memorable role in Doubt; she also has won a pair of Tony Awards for her work on Broadway. Chris Pizzello/AP hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend: Viola Davis, Nathan Englander

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Meryl Streep stars as former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in Phyllida Lloyd's The Iron Lady. The Weinstein Company hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend: Meryl Streep, Yoga

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Baratunde Thurston is an American comedian and the digital director of The Onion. He co-founded the black political blog Jack & Jill Politics. He is also a prolific tweeter. Courtesy of the author hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend: Baratunde, Stew, Leonard Cohen

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Fresh Air Weekend: Glocks, David Milch, The Smiths

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Uncomfortably Numb: For Brandon (Michael Fassbender), the endless pursuit of sex doesn't involve any particular pleasure — only a driving obsession. Fox Searchlight Pictures hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend: Michael Fassbender, Mushrooms

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Oldman played Sirius Black to Daniel Radcliffe's Harry Potter in the blockbuster franchise. Murray Close/Warner Bros. Pictures hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend: Gary Oldman, Rin Tin Tin

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In one episode of Portlandia, Brownstein and Armisen started a grass-roots campaign to prevent the Olympics from ever coming to Portland. IFC hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend: Pamela Adlon, 'Portlandia'

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Larry David returned for an eighth season of Curb Your Enthusiasm this year. David Bianculli called his show "one of the funniest and [most] daringly different shows ever made for TV." HBO hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend: The Critics' Best Of 2011 Lists

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Fresh Air Weekend: Trent Reznor, Elmo

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Louis C.K., born Louis Szekely, is a writer, actor, producer, director and star of the FX series Louie. FX hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend: Louis C.K., Sports Journalism

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Christopher Kimball offers several suggestions for making your fries deliciously crispy. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend: 'Test Kitchen,' Dustin Lance Black

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Michio Kaku is an author and the Henry Semat Professor of Theoretical Physics at the City University of New York. His books include Hyperspace, Visions and Beyond Einstein. Andrea Brizzi/Doubleday hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend: Danny Burstein, Michio Kaku

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Kermit the Frog does the backstage-chat thing with Amy Adams and Jason Segel in The Muppets. Scott Garfield/Disney hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend: Coppola, The Muppets

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Fresh Air Weekend: Regis Philbin, Alexander Payne

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