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Fresh Air Weekend: Matthew Weiner, Rachel Maddow

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Fresh Air Weekend: Jonah Lehrer, Sonja Sohn

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Fresh Air Weekend: Drones, Homes & Dave Brubeck

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In his solo show, Shatner shares stories about his childhood, his father, and his lengthy acting career. Joan Marcus hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend: Maya Rudolph, William Shatner

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Fresh Air Weekend: 'Being Flynn,' Barry Blitt

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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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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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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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