Fresh Air Weekend Fresh Air Weekend is everything you love about Fresh Air — tailored for Saturday and Sunday. It highlights the best interviews and reviews from past weeks, and new program elements specially paced for weekends.
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Fresh Air Weekend is everything you love about Fresh Air — tailored for Saturday and Sunday.

"In many ways I appear very good at being social," says comic Hannah Gadsby. "But it's an incredibly exhausting process for me." She found her autism spectrum diagnosis in 2016 helped put her experience into perspective. Ali Goldstein/Netflix hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend: Comic Hannah Gadsby; Behind The Edward Snowden Story

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"If we can erase some of the stigma around [depression and suicide]," says podcast host John Moe, "that person can have at least a better shot at treatment and avoiding this kind of fate." Malte Mueller/fStop/Getty Images hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend: Easing Depression's Darkness; 1 Family's Marijuana Business

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No, these are not Tim Gunn's comfy clothes — he's shown here hosting a charity cocktail reception at his Manhattan apartment in April 2018. But lately the fashion expert has been self-isolating and prioritizing comfort over style. James Devaney/Getty Images hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend: Fashion Expert Tim Gunn; Chef Tom Colicchio

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Devi (Maitreyi Ramakrishnan) becomes temporarily paralyzed after the sudden death of her father in Never Have I Ever. Netflix hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend: Mindy Kaling; Touring The 'End Of The World'

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In the HBO series The Plot Against America, Zoe Kazan plays Bess, a Jewish mother whose family faces antisemitic discrimination. Michele K. Short/HBO hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend: Actor Zoe Kazan; Trans Activist Jennifer Finney Boylan

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The resurgence of family meals is one of the "precious few good things" that's come from the COVID-19 pandemic, says food writer Sam Sifton. supersizer/Getty Images hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend: Food Writer Sam Sifton; Actor Jason Bateman

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Kerry Washington plays Mia Warren, an enigmatic artist and single mother, in the Hulu series Little Fires Everywhere, adapted from Celeste Ng's 2017 novel. Hulu hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend: Kerry Washington; Stephen King

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A reporter wearing a latex glove raises his hand to ask President Trump a question during a coronavirus briefing at the White House on March 16. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend: Max Brooks On COVID-19 Preparedness; Playwright Terrence McNally

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"You can't be a novelist, you can't be a creative person, if you are so cynical about the world that everything you say and write is negative," says novelist James McBride. He won the 2013 National Book Award for his novel The Good Lord Bird. Chia Messina/Courtesy of Riverhead hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend: Writer James McBride; RuPaul

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The Daily Beast listed Marc Maron's Netflix special End Times Fun as one of the 10 best stand-up specials to stream while under coronavirus quarantine. Adam Rose/Netflix hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend: Marc Maron; 'Simpsons' Voice Actor Hank Azaria

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Octavia Spencer plays businesswoman Madam C.J. Walker in the Netflix series Self Made. "I've always felt that her story was germane to who I am as a black woman," Spencer says. Amanda Matlovich/Netflix hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend: Octavia Spencer; Conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin

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Louise Erdrich's new novel is The Night Watchman. Hilary Abe/Harper hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend: Novelist Louise Erdrich; 'Watergate Girl' Jill Wine-Banks

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An HBO adaptation of Stephen King's novel The Outsider follows police detective Ralph Anderson (Ben Mendelsohn) and private eye Holly Gibney (Cynthia Erivo) as they investigate the murder of an 11-year-old boy. Bob Mahoney/HBO hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend: 'The Outsider' Actor Ben Mendelsohn; Trump's 'Hit List'

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Danes was a teenager when she landed a starring role on the series My So-Called Life, about a girl in high school dealing with anxieties about boys, friends, school and parents. Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Glamour hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend: Actor Claire Danes; Rachael & Vilray Sing Swing Standards

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Michael Pollan gave up caffeine entirely for three months while working on his audiobook, Caffeine. "I recommend it," he says of his time without the drug. "I had some great sleeps." But he didn't realize that a temporary "loss of confidence" and lack of focus were withdrawal symptoms. Abdulrhman Al Shidokhi/Getty Images hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend: Trump's 'Disinformation' Campaign; Michael Pollan On Caffeine

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Chinese workers at Fuyao Glass America attend training to learn about American culture. Courtesy of Netflix hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend: 'American Factory' Filmmakers; An Ex-Husband's Secret Addiction

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Bryan Stevenson is the author of the memoir Just Mercy, which was recently adapted into a film starring Michael B. Jordan. Rog Walker/Paper Monday hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend: 'Just Mercy' Attorney Bryan Stevenson; Musician Amy Rigby

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A Very Stable Genius, by Philip Rucker and Carol Leonnig Penguin Press hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend: Journalist Detail 'A Very Stable Genius'; Actor Tim Roth

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Martin Scorsese (center) has been nominated for an Academy Award for best director for The Irishman. The film is up for 10 Academy Awards, including best film. Niko Tavernise/Netflix hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend: Martin Scorsese; 'Boys & Sex'

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Joaquin Phoenix is Arthur Fleck, a party clown and aspiring stand-up comic who struggles with mental illness and turns violent in Joker. Niko Tavernise/Warner Bros. Entertainment hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend: 'Joker' Director Todd Phillips; 'American Oligarchs'

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Adam Sandler stars as a 'high risk, high reward' jewelry store owner in the Safdie brothers' newest film, Uncut Gems. A24 hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend: 'Uncut Gems' Star Adam Sandler; The Best TV Of 2019

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Charlize Theron attends a screening of Bombshell in early December. Theron, who also produced the film, says she wanted to portray the "nuance" of sexual harassment: "It's not black and white," she says. Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend: Charlize Theron; Julie Andrews

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