Fresh Air Weekend: 'O.J.: Made In America'; Margaret Glaspy's Album; 'Sweetbitter' Ezra Edelman and Jeffrey Toobin discuss ESPN's new documentary series about O.J. Simpson. Ken Tucker reviews Emotions and Math. Stephanie Danler's novel draws from her work in restaurants.

Fresh Air Weekend: 'O.J.: Made In America'; Margaret Glaspy's Album; 'Sweetbitter'

Fresh Air Weekend: 'O.J.: Made In America'; Margaret Glaspy's Album; 'Sweetbitter'

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O.J. Simpson returns to Rich Stadium for his induction into the Buffalo Bills Wall of Fame in 1980. The five-part documentary series, O.J.: Made in America, is available to stream from ESPN. M. Osterreicher/ESPN Films hide caption

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O.J. Simpson returns to Rich Stadium for his induction into the Buffalo Bills Wall of Fame in 1980. The five-part documentary series, O.J.: Made in America, is available to stream from ESPN.

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Fresh Air Weekend highlights some of the best interviews and reviews from past weeks, and new program elements specially paced for weekends. Our weekend show emphasizes interviews with writers, filmmakers, actors and musicians, and often includes excerpts from live in-studio concerts. This week:

New 5-Part Series Considers The 'Perfect Perversity' Of The O.J. Simpson Case: "He was acquitted of the crime he was guilty of and convicted of a crime he's innocent of," says legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin. He and director Ezra Edelman discuss O.J.: Made in America.

Margaret Glaspy Draws On 'Emotions And Math' For Her Debut Album: Singer-songwriter Glaspy plays a variety of instruments, but concentrates mainly on guitar on her new album. Critic Ken Tucker says Emotions and Math blends complexity with "deceptive directness."

Former Restaurant Worker Serves Up Industry-Inspired Fiction In 'Sweetbitter': Stephanie Danler drew on her own experiences to write her novel about a young woman working at an upscale restaurant in New York. "It's so physically punishing," she says of her work as a server.

You can listen to the original interviews here:

New 5-Part Series Considers The 'Perfect Perversity' Of The O.J. Simpson Case

Margaret Glaspy Draws On 'Emotions And Math' For Her Debut Album

Former Restaurant Worker Serves Up Industry-Inspired Fiction In 'Sweetbitter'