Fresh Air WeekendFresh 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.
Fresh Air Weekend
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.
"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."
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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.
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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.
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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.
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.
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.
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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.
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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.
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