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Fall Movie Preview

As summer gives way to fall, blockbusters give way to award contenders. Critics Linda Holmes, Bob Mondello, Tasha Robinson, and Bilal Quershi share some of the best, buzziest and otherwise noteworthy films coming to theaters.

Fall Movie Preview

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Emmy Awards 2017

NPR's TV critic joins the gang for a look at this year's Emmy Awards. The Handmaid's Tale, Big Little Lies, Saturday Night Live, Veep and Atlanta all won multiple awards in major categories, on a night that rarely strayed far from current events. Also, we take a moment to remember actor Harry Dean Stanton.

Emmy Awards 2017

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The Deuce takes place in 1970s New York, as pornography is becoming legal. (Pictured: Pernell Walker, James Franco and Maggie Gyllenhaal.) Paul Schiraldi/HBO hide caption

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The Deuce and What's Making Us Happy

The gang tackles David Simon's new HBO drama about the rise of the adult-film industry in New York's Times Square. And, as always, What's Making Us Happy this week. Guests: Weekend Edition Books Editor Barrie Hardymon and Writer Katie Presley.

The Deuce and What's Making Us Happy

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People We're Pulling For

It's Been a Minute host Sam Sanders and writer Katie Presley join Glen Weldon and Stephen Thompson for an old favorite: People We're Pulling For. The panel explains why props to a comedian, a TV mogul, a wonderfully eccentric author and a deeply dry character actor all get our stamp of approval.

People We're Pulling For

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Outlander

Weekend Edition Book Editor Barrie Hardymon and librarian Margaret Willison chat with Linda about Outlander, a sexy time-travel fantasy series currently airing on Starz. The series is based on a popular series of romance novels by Diana Gabaldon.

Outlander

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Mother-Daughter Directors Nancy Meyers and Hallie Meyers-Shyer

Nancy Meyers is the filmmaker behind comedies like Something's Gotta Give and It's Complicated. Now her daughter, Hallie Meyers-Shyer, is joining the family business with her debut film Home Again, which stars Reese Witherspoon. Host Linda Holmes talks to the mother-daughter team about working together, the challenges of making an indie rom-com, and building worlds through beautiful homes.

Mother-Daughter Directors Nancy Meyers and Hallie Meyers-Shyer

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Lake Bell and What's Making Us Happy

Director, writer, and actor Lake Bell talks about the making of her new film I Do... Until I Don't, the way her British friends hang up the phone, and her fascination with unseen voices.

Lake Bell and What's Making Us Happy

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Quoth the Three-Eyed Raven, "Nevermind": In Game of Throne's Season 7 finale, "The Dragon and the Wolf," Bran (Isaac Hempstead Wright) doesn't flake. Helen Sloan/HBO hide caption

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Game of Thrones

Game of Thrones just wrapped its penultimate season, so we sit down for a spoiler-packed discussion with our pals Gene Demby, Barrie Hardymon, and Tasha Robinson.

Game of Thrones

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The MTV VMAs and Taylor Swift

Music writers Sarah Ventre and Marissa Lorusso join us to discuss Taylor Swift's new single and a disjointed MTV Video Music Awards hosted by Katy Perry.

The MTV VMAs and Taylor Swift

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Left to right: Michelle Yeoh in Star Trek: Discovery; Nathalie Kelley and Grant Show in Dynasty; Iain Armitage in Young Sheldon; and Adam Scott and Craig Robinson in Ghosted. CBS/CW/CBS/Fox hide caption

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Fall TV Preview

The broadcast, cable and streaming networks have a lot on tap for the remainder of 2017. We talk about what we are excited to watch and what we think we survive cancellation

Fall TV Preview

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