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.

Stephen Colbert says working without a live audience has been challenging during the pandemic: "There's some vital performance adrenaline spark that's missing." Scott Kowalchyk/CBS hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend: Stephen Colbert; Celebrating 50 Years Of NPR

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Saidu Tejan-Thomas Jr. was born in Sierra Leone and came to the U.S. when he was 8. He regrets that he no longer has an accent. "The accent is like a reminder of who you are and it's a reminder of where you come from," he says. Aundre Larrow/Spotify hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend: Podcaster Saidu Tejan-Thomas Jr.; Actor Courtney B. Vance

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Twyla Tharp won the Tony Award for Best Choreography in 2003 for her work on the musical Movin' Out. James Nederlander/PBS hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend: Twyla Tharp; Henry Louis Gates Jr.

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"Queer people love country music," singer-songwriter Brandi Carlile says. "... We just don't think that it's going to open its doors to us. And when it does, it's wildly satisfying." Austin Hargrave/AUGUST hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend: Singer Brandi Carlile; Cookbook Author Reem Kassis

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Jurnee Smollett, Jonathan Majors and Courtney B. Vance star in HBO's Lovecraft Country. HBO hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend: Following Migratory Birds; 'Lovecraft Country' Creator

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The Oscar-nominated Disney/Pixar film Soul centers on Joe (voiced by Jamie Foxx), a middle school band teacher who longs to be a jazz musician. Disney hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend: 'Soul' Filmmakers; The 'Afterlife' Of Incarceration

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Kazuo Ishiguro won the Nobel Prize for literature in 2017. His previous novels include The Remains of the Day and Never Let Me Go. He also writes lyrics for jazz singer Stacey Kent. Andrew Testa for the New York Times/Penguin Random House hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend: 'Unorthodox' Author Deborah Feldman; Novelist Kazuo Ishiguro

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Jon Batiste performs at a voter registration event in Brooklyn, N.Y., in June 2020. Kevin Mazur/Getty Images hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend: Musician Jon Batiste; Magician Derek DelGaudio

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Tim O'Brien was a foot soldier during the Vietnam War. "The problem for me really is that I questioned the rectitude of the war," he says. "I thought I was doing the wrong thing by being there." Courtesy of Gravitas Ventures hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend: Author Tim O'Brien; Behind The Scenes Of The Capitol Insurrection

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Sacha Baron Cohen, shown here in 2019, has been nominated for three Golden Globe Awards: two for acting in and producing Borat Subsequent Moviefilm and another for his supporting actor role in The Trial of the Chicago 7. Valerie Macon/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend: Sacha Baron Cohen; Tackling Police Reform From The Inside

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Rashida Jones says that growing up with two famous parents (Quincy Jones and Peggy Lipton) gave her a "very healthy perspective on fame." She's pictured above at the 2019 Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, Calif. Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for The Recording Academy hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend: Actor Rashida Jones; U.S. Vulnerability To Cyber Attack

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Infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci says President Biden told him from the outset: "We're going to make some mistakes along the way. We're going to stumble a bit. And when that happens, we're not going to blame anybody. We're just going to fix it." "Boy, was that refreshing," Fauci says. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend: Dr. Anthony Fauci; How Women Police Differently

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The author's grandparents, Russell and Mary Shorto, socialize at Club Harlem in Atlantic City, N.J., in the mid-1950s. Courtesy of Russell Shorto hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend: Ellen And Ben Harper; Inside A 'Smalltime' Mob Operation

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Fresh Air Weekend: China's 'Surveillance State'; Understanding The Human Voice

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With the pandemic, many people are turning to at-home workouts and walks in their neighborhoods. That's good, says Exercised author Daniel Lieberman. "You don't have to do incredible strength training ... to get some benefits of physical activity." Grace Cary/Getty Images hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend: Director Paul Greengrass; Debunking Myths About Exercise

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Fran Lebowitz talks about a wide variety of topics — including her stint as a New York City cab driver — in the Netflix series Pretend It's a City. Netflix hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend: Fran Lebowitz; The Legacy Of Activist William Monroe Trotter

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Dr. Sanjay Gupta is CNN's chief medical correspondent. Simon & Schuster hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend: Neurosurgeon Sanjay Gupta; Philippine Journalist Maria Ressa

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Nina Totenberg became NPR's legal correspondent in 1975. "In the beginning, NPR was a tiny little place," she says. Wanyu Zhang/NPR hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend: Nina Totenberg; 'Watchmen' Writer Cord Jefferson

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(Clockwise from upper left) Eugene Levy in Schitt's Creek, Leslie Odom Jr. in Hamilton, Anya Taylor-Joy in The Queen's Gambit, Jurnee Smollett in Lovecraft Country, Sacha Baron Cohen in Borat Subsequent Moviefilm, and Kristen Bell in The Good Place. Pop TV, Disney , Phil Bray/Netflix, Eli Joshua Ade /HBO, Amazon Studios, Colleen Hayes/NBC hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend: The Best TV, Music And Movies Of 2020; Remembering Jazz Legends

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Riz Ahmed plays plays a drummer who goes deaf in Sound of Metal. Amazon Studios hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend: Riz Ahmed; Best Books Of 2020; Rock Photographer Bob Gruen

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Kate Winslet and Saoirse Ronan star as Mary Anning and Charlotte Murchison in Ammonite. Neon hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend: Kate Winslet; Loudon Wainwright III And Vince Giordano

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Love ... Actually? Nicole Kidman and Hugh Grant play a married couple whose relationship is not what seems in The Undoing. Nicotavernise.com/HBO hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend: Hugh Grant; The Sanitation Crisis Affecting The Rural Poor

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