iStockphoto.com

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

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/343874696/344553351" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

FXX started airing all 552 episodes of The Simpsons Aug. 21 in the longest single-series marathon in TV history. AP hide caption

toggle caption AP

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

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/342223927/342687219" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

The Titan II intercontinental-range missile, pictured in 1965, sits ready for launch on its 150-feet-deep underground launchpad. "The one warhead on a Titan II had three times the explosive force of all the bombs used by all the armies in the second world war combined — including both atomic bombs," says investigative reporter Eric Schlosser. Keystone/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption Keystone/Getty Images

Fresh Air Weekend: Eric Schlosser, Spoon's New Album And 'The Knick' Creators

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/340632426/340910981" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

On Masters of Sex, Allison Janney plays Margaret Scully. Janney was nominated for an Emmy as outstanding guest actress in a drama series for her performance. Frank W Ockenfels 3/Showtime hide caption

toggle caption Frank W Ockenfels 3/Showtime

Fresh Air Weekend: Allison Janney, Jason Hamacher, Pinterest And Interactive TV

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/338863313/339115193" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

George Takei's personal story is illuminated in the new, funny documentary To Be Takei. Victoria Will/AP hide caption

toggle caption Victoria Will/AP

Fresh Air Weekend: George Takei, 'The Honorable Woman,' Dom Flemons

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/336989914/337352612" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

The Beatles perform one of their songs while filming A Hard Day's Night in 1964. Evening Standard/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption Evening Standard/Getty Images

Fresh Air Weekend: 'Trans Bodies, Trans Selves,' 'Hard Day's Night,' Arthur Allen

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/335296617/335585461" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Roger Ebert was surrounded by movie memorabilia in his office. The new documentary Life Itself captures how Ebert lived life and faced death. Kevin Horan/Courtesy of Kartemquin hide caption

toggle caption Kevin Horan/Courtesy of Kartemquin

Fresh Air Weekend: Angela Ricketts; Chaz Ebert And Steve James

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/332301769/332884114" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Ellar Coltrane, who plays Mason in the new movie Boyhood, was 6 years old when director Richard Linklater picked him for the role. Courtesy of Matt Lankes hide caption

toggle caption Courtesy of Matt Lankes

Fresh Air Weekend: Richard Linklater, Strand Of Oaks And Brian Krebs

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/330683535/330961962" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Comedian Joel McHale spoke at the annual White House Correspondents' Association dinner in May. He says everyone wanted to see his jokes ahead of time, but he likes keeping them a secret. Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images

Fresh Air Weekend: Joel McHale, 'Friendship,' And 'The Great Fish Swap'

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/328174585/328842833" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Director Gillian Robespierre (left) co-wrote Obvious Child as a short film in 2009 with an empowered lead female in mind. Jenny Slate, who starred as Donna in the feature film, says she was excited about the role. Courtesy of A24 Films hide caption

toggle caption Courtesy of A24 Films

Fresh Air Weekend: Mary Gauthier, Miranda Lambert, The Women Behind 'Obvious Child'

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/325896064/326433210" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

John Oliver's new political satire Last Week Tonight airs on HBO. Oliver says the network gives him an almost "confusing amount of freedom." Eric Liebowitz/Courtesy of HBO hide caption

toggle caption Eric Liebowitz/Courtesy of HBO

Fresh Air Weekend: John Oliver, Parquet Courts And Joshua Ferris

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/323975385/324243917" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

In addition to managing careers, Gordon (left) was also instrumental in creating personas — he was the one who dreamed up some of Alice Cooper's (right) onstage antics. Dogwoof Films hide caption

toggle caption Dogwoof Films

Fresh Air Weekend: 'Supermensch,' Conference Calls And John Waters

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/321673110/321978030" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Denzel Washington plays Walter Lee, the role played by Sidney Poitier in the 1959 Broadway production of A Raisin in the Sun. Sophie Okonedo, known for her Academy Award nomination for Hotel Rwanda, plays Ruth Younger in her New York stage debut. Brigitte Lacombe hide caption

toggle caption Brigitte Lacombe

Fresh Air Weekend: 'Raisin In The Sun,' 'Orange Is The New Black,' China's 'Ambition'

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/319509404/319794329" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Max Beckmann's biblical and political triptych Departure (right) hangs on the same wall as Adolf Ziegler's Four Elements triptych, which Hitler owned. Both pieces are part of the Neue Galerie's "Degenerate Art" exhibit. Courtesy of Hulya Kolabas for Neue Galerie New York hide caption

toggle caption Courtesy of Hulya Kolabas for Neue Galerie New York

Fresh Air Weekend: Chris O'Dowd, The Nazi War On Modern Art And Cannes

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/317351760/317663111" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

In Louie, Louis C.K. plays a comic who finds comedy in uncomfortable, touchy topics. K.C. Bailey/FX hide caption

toggle caption K.C. Bailey/FX

Fresh Air Weekend: Louis C.K., Miles Davis And A Military Dog

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/314926972/315466041" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">