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.

Humans would do better to accept many of the life forms that share our space, than to scrub them all away, says ecologist Rob Dunn. Basic Books hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend: Bugs And Bacteria In Your Home; Actor Steven Yeun

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After Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico, José Andrés worked to feed those in need. Echo hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend: Turning To Religion After Tragedy; Chef José Andrés

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Director Jonah Hill (right) speaks with actors Lucas Hedges and Sunny Suljic on the set of Mid90s. Hill says the film was inspired in part by his own experiences as a teenage skateboarder. Tobin Yelland/A2 hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend: Jonah Hill; How Newt Gingrich Set The Stage For Trump

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"I don't think a day goes by where I don't realize how lucky I am," McCarthy says of playing complex characters, like literary forger Lee Israel in Can You Ever Forgive Me?. Evan Agostini/AP hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend: Melissa McCarthy; Actor/Director Paul Dano

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Ryan Gosling plays astronaut Neil Armstrong in Damien Chazelle's new film, First Man. Daniel McFadden/Universal Studios and Storyteller Distribution Co. LLC hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend: 'First Man' Director Damien Chazelle; Leonard Cohen's 'Flame'

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Paul Giamatti and Kathryn Hahn play a couple who are desperate to have a child in the Netflix film Private Life. Jojo Whilden/Netflix hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend: Infertility And 'Private Life'; Evan Osnos On Mark Zuckerberg

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Jon Batiste performs with The Dap-Kings at the Monterey Jazz Festival in Monterey, Calif. on Sept. 22, 2018. Eva Hambach/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend: Jon Batiste; Robbie Fulks And Linda Gail Lewis

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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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