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weekend editionSaturday mornings are made for Weekend Edition Saturday, the program wraps up the week's news and offers a mix of analysis and features on a wide range of topics, including arts, sports, entertainment, and human interest stories. The two-hour program is hosted by NPR's Peabody Award-winning Scott Simon.
Drawing on his experience in covering 10 wars and stories in all 50 states and seven continents, Simon brings a humorous, sophisticated and often moving perspective to each show. He is as comfortable having a conversation with a major world leader as he is talking with a Hollywood celebrity or the guy next door.
Weekend Edition Saturday has a unique and entertaining roster of other regular contributors. Marin Alsop, conductor of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, talks about music. Daniel Pinkwater, one of the biggest names in children's literature, talks about and reads stories with Simon. Financial journalist Joe Nocera follows the economy. Howard Bryant of EPSN.com and NPR's Tom Goldman chime in on sports. Keith Devlin, of Stanford University, unravels the mystery of math, and Will Grozier, a London cabbie, talks about good books that have just been released, and what well-read people leave in the back of his taxi. Simon contributes his own award-winning essays, which are sometimes humorous, sometimes poignant.
Weekend Edition Saturday is heard on NPR Member stations across the United States, and around the globe on NPR Worldwide. The conversation between the audience and the program staff continues throughout the social media world.

Weekend Edition

August 02, 2019

Changing Position On Impeachment

A majority of House Democrats are now calling for an impeachment inquiry into President Trump. NPR's Scott Simon talks with Rep. Judy Chu, D-Calif., about why she decided to add her name to that list.
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Mar 22, 2019

Next Steps In The Mueller Report

NPR's Scott Simon talks about the Mueller Report with EmptyWheel.net's Marcy Wheeler, an independent journalist covering national security and civil…
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Oct 19, 2018

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Oct 05, 2018

Saturday Sports: Baseball Playoffs

Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. SCOTT SIMON, HOST: You know what we could all use this week? Sports. (SOUNDBITE OF MUSIC)…
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Oct 05, 2018

Sans Forgetica: A Font To Remember

Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. SCOTT SIMON, HOST: Just in time for midterm exams comes Sans Forgetica. It's a font…
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Sep 28, 2018

The High Drama Of The Wrigley Rat

Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. SCOTT SIMON, HOST: Cheers rolled through Wrigley Field Tuesday night. The Cubs lost that…
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Sep 14, 2018

A Minneapolis Theater 'Prop God' Retires

Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. (SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "DING DONG MERRILY ON HIGH") UNIDENTIFIED SINGERS: (Singing) Ding…
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Sep 14, 2018

Saturday Sports: End Of Baseball Season

Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. (SOUNDBITE OF MUSIC) SCOTT SIMON, HOST: And to the uplifting notes of B.J. Leiderman, who…
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Sep 07, 2018

Emma Thompson On 'The Children Act'

Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. SCOTT SIMON, HOST: In the film "The Children Act," Emma Thompson plays Fiona Maye, a High…
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Sep 07, 2018

The Bug Black Market

Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. SCOTT SIMON, HOST: The black market for insects may have just gotten a whole lot bigger.…
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Sep 07, 2018

Leaving Billions Behind In 'Lake Success'

Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. SCOTT SIMON, HOST: Gary Shteyngart spent a lot of time riding Greyhound buses and hanging…
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Jul 29, 2016

Dentist Protagonists In Literature

Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. SCOTT SIMON, HOST: A correction now. Last week, we spoke with Dave Eggers about his fine…
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