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Fresh Air Weekend: David Sedaris And Matthew Weiner

Fresh Air Weekend highlights some of the best interviews and reviews from past weeks, and new program elements specially paced for weekends. Our weekend show emphasizes interviews with writers, filmmakers, actors and musicians, and often includes excerpts from live in-studio concerts. This week:

'Let's Explore': David Sedaris On His Public Private Life: The best-selling author and humorist has kept journals for 36 years. Those diaries have been the jumping-off point for the personal essays that appear in his collections, includingMe Talk Pretty One Day and now Let's Explore Diabetes With Owls.

Matthew Weiner On 'Mad Men' And Meaning: The creator of the acclaimed AMC series talks about his protagonist — Don Draper — as an aging existentialist looking for meaning in a chaotic world. He says the show's sixth season, set in 1968, is situated in that historical moment for a reason: to reflect a traumatic passage in Don's life.

You can listen to the original interviews here:

  • 'Let's Explore': David Sedaris On His Public Private Life
  • Matthew Weiner On 'Mad Men' And Meaning
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