Fresh Air For Oct. 30, 2019: 'Mr. Robot' Creator Sam Esmail Hear the Fresh Air program for October 30, 2019

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Mr. Robot creator Sam Esmail says portraying Elliot (Rami Malek) in a hooded sweatshirt was a deliberate choice: "That hoodie made us closer to who Elliot was." Elizabeth Fisher/USA Network hide caption

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'Mr. Robot' Creator Says His Own Anxiety And Hacking Helped Inspire The Show

In college, Sam Esmail shied away from parties and instead took refuge in the the computer lab, where he experimented with hacking. He later built on those experiences to create his hit show.

Mr. Robot creator Sam Esmail says portraying Elliot (Rami Malek) in a hooded sweatshirt was a deliberate choice: "That hoodie made us closer to who Elliot was." Elizabeth Fisher/USA Network hide caption

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'Mr. Robot' Creator Says His Own Anxiety And Hacking Helped Inspire The Show

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Mr. Robot theme
Parallel Universe Mac Quayle
Eye on Me Mac Quayle
Get Packed Mac Quayle
Root Mac Quayle
Ur the God Mac Quayle
Melodia De Arrabal

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