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SNL alum Sam Jay describes his HBO show BREAK with Sam Jay like a continuation of a conversation she might have at a house party.

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SNL alum Sam Jay describes his HBO show BREAK with Sam Jay like a continuation of a conversation she might have at a house party.

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Fresh Air Weekend highlights some of the best interviews and reviews from previous weeks, as well as new program elements specially paced for the weekends. Our weekend show focuses on interviews with writers, filmmakers, actors and musicians, and often includes clips from studio concerts. This week:

Sam Jay’s “PAUSE” series captures the atmosphere of a debate between friends at a house party: The SNL alum talks with Friends and other comics about queer culture, relationships and racism on his HBO show. Jay’s Comedy Special, 3 a.m., talks about his relationship with his fiancée.

“Crimes of the Future” is a dystopian thriller that goes straight to the heart: David Cronenberg’s film is set in a dark future where humans, having lost the ability to feel physical pain, begin to operate on their own bodies. This film mixes blood and guts with great tenderness.

Inspired by the Sixers, basketball star Dawn Staley forged her own path on the court: Staley has won Olympic gold medals as a player and head coach. She played in the WNBA and is now the head coach of the South Carolina Gamecocks women’s team, which won the NCAA championship in 2022.

You can listen to the original interviews and review here:

Sam Jay’s ‘PAUSE’ series captures the vibe of a debate among friends at a house party

‘Crimes of the Future’ is a heart-pounding dystopian thriller

Inspired by the Sixers, basketball star Dawn Staley forged her own path on the court

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