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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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Actor Danny Trejo, shown here in 2014, produced the documentary Survivors Guide To Prison, which focuses on injustices within the criminal justice system. Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Disney hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend: Actor Danny Trejo; The Evolution Of Artificial Intelligence

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Luis Alberto Urrea was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize for his 2004 book The Devil's Highway: A True Story, about a group of Mexican men who cross the border into the United States. Joe Mazza/Little Brown hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend: Author Luis Alberto Urrea; Personal Essayist Tim Kreider

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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; Transgender Activist Sarah McBride

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Tara Westover enrolled in school for the first time when she was 17. Paul Stuart /Random House hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend: From Survivalist Childhood To Cambridge; Actor Richard Jenkins

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Everything Happens for a Reason by Kate Bowler Emily Bogle/NPR hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend: Living With Incurable Stage-4 Cancer; Life As A Long Haul Trucker

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Fresh Air Weekend: 17 Brushes With Death; 3 Harlem Renaissance Novels; Jordan Klepper

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"It brings back a lot of shame," Christian Picciolini says of his time fronting a white power punk band. He has since disavowed the white supremacist movement and works to help others disengage from it too. Dennis Sevilla/Hachette Book Group hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend: A Former Neo-Nazi Helps Others Disengage; Girls Auto Clinic Owner

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Daniel Day-Lewis (left) plays a renown fashion designer, and Vicky Krieps is his muse, in Phantom Thread. Laurie Sparham /Focus Features hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend: Director Paul Thomas Anderson; Lessons From The 'Oldest Old'

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Claire Foy plays Queen Elizabeth II in the Netflix series The Crown. Series creator Peter Morgan says he believes the queen is "naturally a shy, retiring person." Netflix hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend: 'Crown' Creator; New Anthology Shows; Recalling School Integration

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Lena Waithe is the creator and executive producer of the Showtime series The Chi. Todd MacMillan/Showtime hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend: 'The Chi' Creator Lena Waithe; 'Mrs. Maisel'; 'Coco' Filmmakers

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Neuroscientist Joseph Jebelli says that while a certain amount of memory loss is a natural part of aging, what Alzheimer's patients experience is different. Roy Scott/Ikon Images/Getty Images hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend: Fighting Alzheimer's Disease; The Golden Age Of Sunday Comics

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Margo Price's new album, All American Made, is out now. Danielle Holbert/Courtesy of the ShoreFire Media hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend: Margo Price; The Best Books Of 2017; 'Rethinking Infidelity'

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Kendrick Lamar performs in New York City on Sept. 14, 2017. Critic Ken Tucker says Lamar's album DAMN captured the collective mood of the year. Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Clara Lionel Foundation hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend: NPR's Robert Siegel; 2017 In Music; 'Quest'

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DeWanda Wise plays Nola, a self-described "sex-positive, polyamorous, pansexual," in the Neflix series She's Gotta Have It. David Lee/Netflix/Courtesy of Netflix hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend: Director Spike Lee; 'Godless' Creator Scott Frank

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James Franco plays eccentric filmmaker Tommy Wiseau in The Disaster Artist. Franco says Wiseau "looks sort of like a mix between a vampire and a pirate and Michael Jackson. ... He has long black hair that looks like it's dyed with magic marker." Justina Mintz/Courtesy of A24 hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend: James Franco; 2017's Word Of The Year; Guillermo Del Toro

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Patton Oswalt co-starred on the comedy series King of Queens and voiced the main character in the Pixar film Ratatouille. More recently, he has appeared in Veep, Justified and Young Adult and other TV and film roles. Elizabeth Morris/Netflix hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend: Patton Oswalt; 'The Shape Of Water'; 'President Show' Stars

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