Fresh Air Weekend: Antonio Banderas; Conan O'Brien Banderas explains how a heart attack brought him closer to his Pain and Glory character. O'Brien says that hosting a podcast allows him to "mind meld" with guests in a way he can't on TV.
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Fresh Air Weekend: Antonio Banderas; Conan O'Brien

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Fresh Air Weekend: Antonio Banderas; Conan O'Brien

Fresh Air Weekend: Antonio Banderas; Conan O'Brien

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Antonio Banderas won the best actor award at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival for his performance in Pedro Almodóvar's new film, Pain and Glory. Manolo Pavón/Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics hide caption

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Antonio Banderas won the best actor award at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival for his performance in Pedro Almodóvar's new film, Pain and Glory.

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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:

How A Heart Attack Brought Antonio Banderas Closer To 'Pain And Glory': The Spanish actor says he had always been slow to cry, but things changed after a recent cardiac event. He channels his heightened emotions in a new film, another collaboration with Pedro Almodóvar.

'Conan O'Brien Needs A Friend' Is A Joke Name For A Podcast — Sort Of: The late-night host says that hosting a podcast allows him to "mind meld" with guests in a way he can't on TV: "I can sit down and we can just go down a deep, deep, deep well, and it's fascinating."

You can listen to the original interviews and review here:

How A Heart Attack Brought Antonio Banderas Closer To 'Pain And Glory'

'Conan O'Brien Needs A Friend' Is A Joke Name For A Podcast — Sort Of