Weekend Edition Saturday
Weekend Edition Saturday

Weekend Edition Saturday 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.

Airs on:
SAT 5am-10am
7 min

Edmund White's new novel 'A Previous Life' is a steamy, but very real, romance story

Scott Simon asks Edmund White about his new novel, "A Previous Life."
3 min

Craft brewers jump on the non-alcoholic bandwagon

Non-alcoholic beer sales are booming as people embrace Dry January or just cut back on their drinking. Craft brewers are also getting into the action.
3 min

This TikTok creator makes the recipes she finds on gravestones

Scott Simon talks with University of Maryland graduate student Rosie Grant about her TikTok account, ghostlyarchive, and the food she's cooked from recipes found on gravestones.
2 min

Opinion: Sea shanties written for the digital age

Scott Simon imagines a world where beleaguered IT workers gained the recognition they deserve through the use of sea shanties.
5 min

Saturday sports: Olympics in less than 2 weeks; no Djokovic at Australian Open

Two television networks are keeping key on-air personnel in the U.S. for the Winter Olympics. Also, the Australian Open proceeds without the top-ranked male player.
4 min

Rural residents can't get their medicines or COVID-19 help with pharmacies shuttering

Rural residents are waiting in line for hours to get prescriptions filled because pharmacies are closing down or limiting hours. Pharmacy companies blame high insurance fees and employee burnout.
3 min

Ethnic tensions are mounting in Bosnia-Herzegovina again

A quarter century after the end of a brutal civil war in Bosnia-Herzegovina, tensions are once again on the rise and threatening to tear apart the multi-ethnic government.
3 min

Zen Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh dies at 95

Thich Nhat Hanh, a Zen Buddhist monk who was known worldwide as a pioneer of mindfulness, has died at the age of 95.