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.

Maggie Gyllenhaal stars as a sex worker who gets off the streets by becoming an actress in — and then a director of — porn films in HBO's The Deuce. She's also a producer on the series. Paul Schiraldi/HBO hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend: Maggie Gyllenhaal; Breaking Free From The Purity Movement

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Khalida Brohi grew up Kotri, Pakistan, and was the first girl in her village to go to school. Ramin Talaie/Getty Images hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend: Women's Rights Activist Khalida Brohi; 'Blaze'; John Kerry

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John Oliver's HBO show, Last Week Tonight, returned for its fifth season in February. HBO hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend: John Oliver; Allison Janney; A Tribute To Roger Miller; Neil Simon

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André Holland did research with the Equal Justice Initiative in order to prepare for his role as a lawyer on the Hulu series Castle Rock. Patrick Harbron/Hulu hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend: Actor André Holland; 'Crazy Rich Asians' Author Kevin Kwan

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Aretha Franklin sings in the studio during during her early career at Columbia Records. Frank Driggs Collection/Getty Images hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend: Aretha Franklin; 'Crazy Rich Asians'; 'A Girl's Guide To Missiles'

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Jennifer Fox's film, The Tale, has been nominated for an Emmy Award for best television movie. Fox wants the film to change people's understanding of child sexual abuse: "Let's use my story to change the world." Kyle Kaplan/HBO hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend: A 'Tale' Inspired By Real-Life Trauma; Reducing Mass Incarceration

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Michael Scott Moore was captured by pirates after traveling to Somalia to write a book about the history of piracy in the Horn of Africa. Chris Pizzello/AP hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend: Captured By Somali Pirates; Actor Tony Shalhoub On 'Mrs. Maisel'

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Fresh Air Weekend: 'Miseducation Of Cameron Post' Creators; Writer Michael Arceneaux

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Writer and director Bo Burnham talks with Elsie Fisher on the set of Eighth Grade. Burnham says the anxiety he felt as a young performer helped him understand the social pressure teenage girls can experience. Linda Kallerus/Courtesy of A24 hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend: 'Eighth Grade' Director Bo Burnham; Punk Pioneer Viv Albertine

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President Trump has the phone numbers of prominent Fox News personalities, says Vanity Fair's Gabriel Sherman. "He will call them to suggest story ideas or to compliment them, and when they go on the air, they are thinking of ways to speak directly to the president." Richard Drew/AP hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend: Trump And Fox News; The Science Behind Fish Oil Supplements

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W. Kamau Bell's new Netflix comedy special is Private School Negro. He says that for him, the word "negro" feels "classically, importantly black." KC Bailey/Netflix hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend: Comic W. Kamau Bell; Musician Frank Newsome

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Fresh Air Weekend: John Prine; Novelist Stephen McCauley

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Ethan Hawke stars as as a troubled minister who counsels a parishioner (Amanda Seyfried) in First Reformed. Photo courtesy of A24 hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend: Paul Schrader And Ethan Hawke On 'First Reformed'; Michael Chabon

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Nick Offerman plays Frank Fisher, a single dad, in Hearts Beat Loud. "This is the largest role, by far, I've ever had in a film," he says. Eric Lin/Gunpowder & Sky hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend: Baseball's Keith Hernandez; Actor Nick Offerman

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David Sedaris' new book of stories covers his beach house, his family and getting older. His best advice for aging well? Try "being rich." Ingrid Christie/Little, Brown and Company hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend: David Sedaris; 'Vogue' Titan André Leon Talley

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Krysten Ritter stars in the Netflix series Jessica Jones. Her novel Bonfire was published in 2017. David Giesbrecht/Netflix hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend: Journalist Ronan Farrow; Actress Krysten Ritter

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Annette Bening plays Irina Arkadina, an aging actress, in a screen adaptation of Anton Chekhov's play The Seagull. Nicole Rivelli/Sony Pictures Classics hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend: Actress Annette Bening; Comic Tig Notaro

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In addition to making music, Tracey Thorn also writes a column for the British publication New Statesman. Edward Bishop/Courtesy of Merge Records hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend: Singer-Songwriter Tracey Thorn; Chef Lidia Bastianich

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Jake Tapper is CNN's chief Washington correspondent and the host of The Lead and State of the Union. His novel, The Hellfire Club, is set in 1954 Washington, D.C. Corey Nickols/Getty Images for Pizza Hut hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend: CNN's Jake Tapper; Poet Gregory Pardlo

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James Comey served director of the FBI from Sept. 4, 2013, until his dismissal on May 9, 2017. Elias Williams for NPR hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend: James Comey; 'Atlanta' Actor Brian Tyree Henry

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"It's a very natural process for me to write a song where there's absolutely no filter and really get down and peel all the different layers of the onion until I get to the heart of the matter," says Everett. Gus Black/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend: Eels Founder Mark Oliver Everett; 'Legion' Star Dan Stevens

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Correspondent Roy Wood Jr. reacts to 2016 presidential election returns on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah. Jason Kempin/Getty Images for Comedy Central hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend: 'Daily Show' Correspondent Roy Wood Jr.; Growing Up Undocumented

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