Scott Simon is one of America's most admired writers and broadcasters. He is the host of Weekend Edition Saturday and is one of the hosts of NPR's morning news podcast Up First. He has reported from all fifty states, five continents, and ten wars, from El Salvador to Sarajevo to Afghanistan and Iraq. His books have chronicled character and characters, in war and peace, sports and art, tragedy and comedy.
Two-time Peabody Award-winner Peter Breslow is a senior producer for NPR's newsmagazine Weekend Edition. He has been with the program since 1992. Prior to that, he was a producer for NPR's All Things Considered.
Kara Jackson's had a busy few years. On top of self-releasing her first EP in 2019, she was also named the U.S. National Youth Poet Laureate. And now she's released her first official album ‘Why Does the Earth Give Us People to Love?’ which has received rave reviews from both critics and fans. The record is beautiful and personal, with playful and powerful lyrics.