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Fresh Air Weekend: Questlove's hip-hop history; 'Always Sunny' actor Rob McElhenney

 Rob McElhenney (left) and Ryan Reynolds celebrate the team.
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Rob McElhenney (left) and Ryan Reynolds celebrate the team.

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:

Questlove on hip-hop, history and the first time he heard 'Rapper's Delight': The Roots bandleader says hearing The Sugarhill Gang's 1980 hit felt like a paradigm shift: "Suddenly they start talking in rhythmic poetry and we didn't know what to make of it."

'Always Sunny' creator Rob McElhenney on his pandemic purchase: a Welsh soccer team: McElhenney says he bought the team to “bring hope to a town that had fallen on hard times." The FX series Welcome to Wrexham chronicles the team and its owners and fans.

You can listen to the original interviews and review here:

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