Fresh Air Weekend: 'Daily Show' Correspondent Roy Wood Jr.; Growing Up Undocumented

Mar 31, 2018
Originally published on March 31, 2018 12:22 pm

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:

Comic Roy Wood Jr. Taps Into America's Psyche On 'The Daily Show': Wood says the years he spent performing in comedy clubs in the South and Midwest — sometimes in places where he felt unsafe as a black man — prepared him for his work on The Daily Show.

Steven Spielberg's Fantastical 'Ready Player One' Is A Fatally Overblown Juggernaut: Spielberg's new action-adventure is set in future world where people use virtual-reality goggles to escape a dreary city. Critic Justin Chang calls it both "spectacular — and spectacularly empty."

'Americanized' Recounts What It's Like To Grow Up Undocumented: Sara Saedi was two when her parents fled Iran to California. Her new memoir describes her 18-year-long path to citizenship, and the lingering anxiety of being undocumented.

You can listen to the original interviews here:

Comic Roy Wood Jr. Taps Into America's Psyche On 'The Daily Show'

Spielberg's Fantastical 'Ready Player One' Is A Fatally Overblown Juggernaut

'Americanized' Recounts What It's Like To Grow Up Undocumented

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