Fresh Air Weekend: Actor Rami Malek; The Power Of The Immune System Malek explains how he came to embody Queen's iconic lead singer in Bohemian Rhapsody. John Powers reviews Insurrecto, by Gina Apostol. Daniel Davis explains new developments in immunology.
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Fresh Air Weekend: Actor Rami Malek; The Power Of The Immune System

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Fresh Air Weekend: Actor Rami Malek; The Power Of The Immune System

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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:

'You Better Own This': How Rami Malek Came To Embody Freddie Mercury: Malek sang at the top of his lungs while playing Queen's iconic lead singer in the new biopic Bohemian Rhapsody. Still, he says, "No one can sing like Freddie Mercury."

Witty And Stylish, 'Insurrecto' Offers An Inside View Of The Pain Of Colonization: Gina Apostol's dizzying new novel begin in present-day Manila before diving into the late 19th century — and the tortuous relationship between the U.S. and the Philippines.

'The Beautiful Cure' Reveals The 'Profound' Power Of The Immune System: Immunologist Daniel Davis says scientists are harnessing the power of the immune system to create new medications to fight cancer, auto-immune conditions and other diseases.

You can listen to the original interviews here:

'You Better Own This': How Rami Malek Came To Embody Freddie Mercury

Witty And Stylish, 'Insurrecto' Offers An Inside View Of The Pain Of Colonization

'The Beautiful Cure' Reveals The 'Profound' Power Of The Immune System