Fresh Air Weekend: James Comey; 'Atlanta' Actor Brian Tyree Henry

Apr 21, 2018
Originally published on April 23, 2018 9:16 am

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:

James Comey To 'Fresh Air': The FBI Isn't 'On Anybody's Side': The former FBI director tells Terry Gross that he wants to sound the alarm about the "forest fire" of the Trump presidency — and also to defend the FBI against charges of partisanship.

Singer-Songwriter John Prine Draws On His Roots With 'Tree Of Forgiveness': Prine keeps his earthiness alive on his first album of new songs in 13 years. Critic Ken Tucker says The Tree of Forgiveness features simple folk arrangements and a jaunty tone.

Actor Brian Tyree Henry On Fame, Authenticity And 'Atlanta': Henry plays Alfred, aka the rapper "Paper Boi," on the FX series Atlanta. As his character becomes more successful, Henry says, he's getting "a little further away from the essence of who [he] is."

You can listen to the original interviews here:

James Comey To 'Fresh Air': The FBI Isn't 'On Anybody's Side'

Singer-Songwriter John Prine Draws On His Roots With 'Tree Of Forgiveness'

Actor Brian Tyree Henry On Fame, Authenticity And 'Atlanta'

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