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.

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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Saoirse Ronan and Laurie Metcalf play a daughter and mother who clash and connect in Lady Bird. Merie Wallace/Courtesy of A24 hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend: Greta Gerwig; 'Darkest Hour'; Director Dee Rees

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The Duffer brothers collaborate on the set of Stranger Things 2. Jackson Lee Davis/Courtesy of Netflix hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend: Helping LA Gang Members; 'Stranger Things 2' Creators

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Lou Reed performs in New York City in 2004. "I wanted to write a book that took Lou ... seriously," says biographer Anthony DeCurtis. Peter Kramer/Getty Images hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend: 'Lou Reed: A Life'; White House Photographer Pete Souza

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Jonathan Groff plays an FBI agent and criminal profiler in the Netflix series Mindhunter. Patrick Harbron/Netflix hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend: Actor Jonathan Groff; Humorist John Hodgman

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John Green's previous books include The Fault in Our Stars and Paper Towns. Richard Drew/AP hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend: Novelist John Green; 'Her Body and Other Parties'; 'Why We Sleep'

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A 3-year-old Amy Tan appears with her brother Peter in this 1955 family photo. Peter died in 1967 after being diagnosed with a brain tumor. Courtesy of Amy Tan hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend: Novelist Amy Tan; 'Death In The Air'; Director Noah Baumbach

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"I'm meant to make people happy. That's my job," says Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon. Theo Wargo/Getty Images for NBC hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend: Jimmy Fallon; Thelonious Monk; Daniel Mendelsohn's 'Odyssey'

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On May 27, 1963, Ali (known then as Cassius Clay) held up five fingers in a prediction of how many rounds it would take him to win against British boxer Henry Cooper. In June 1963, he fulfilled his prediction and was declared the bout winner after five rounds. Kent Gavin/Getty Images hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend: New Muhammad Ali Biography; Roz Chast Draws A Guide To NYC

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Maggie Gyllenhaal plays Candy, a prostitute who hopes to get out of the trade by learning to make porn films, on the HBO series The Deuce. Paul Schiraldi/HBO hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend: 'Deuce' Traces The Birth Of Porn; An Obama Speechwriter Looks Back

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American soldiers advance through a rice paddy during the Vietnam War. PBS hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend: Loudon Wainwright III; 'Jerry Before Seinfeld'; 'The Vietnam War'

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Mike White's other writing credits include The Emoji Movie and several episodes of Freaks and Geeks and Dawson's Creek. Jonathan Wenk/Amazon Studios hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend: Novelist John Le Carré And Director Mike White

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Fresh Air Weekend: Director Elia Kazan; Singer Ronnie Spector; Novelist John Updike

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