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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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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Alec Baldwin says his SNL impersonation of President Trump is purposefully exaggerated, a "Macy's Day Parade of Trump." Will Heath/NBC hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend: Alec Baldwin; Valerie June's New Album; Laura Jane Grace

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Ferris takes on real and imagined horrors in My Favorite Thing Is Monsters. Fantagraphics hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend: Illustrator Emil Ferris; 'Devil And Webster'; For-Profit Colleges

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Pete Holmes stars as a devout Christian comic with an upbeat disposition in the HBO's Crashing. McCall B. Polay/HBO hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend: Comic Pete Holmes; Ron Powers Discusses His Sons' Schizophrenia

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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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