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.

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SAT 5am-10am
7 min

Brandon Taylor On His New Story Collection, 'Filthy Animals'

NPR's Scott Simon talks with Brandon Taylor about his new collection of stories, Filthy Animals.
9 min

Revisiting Two Cities At The Front Line Of The War On Drugs

American communities were devastated by addiction and the war on drugs. Now they're struggling for a future but the damage runs deep. Healing and hope often clash with overdose deaths and poverty.
2 min

Opinion: The Song Of A Father's Heartbeat

NPR's Scott Simon shares the story of Lucio Arreola, a father of three who's recovering from a heart transplant and whose family recorded a song for him using his own heartbeat.
3 min

Ebrahim Raisi Poised To Win Iran Election

Iranians have voted for president, and results are coming in. Four candidates were allowed to run. Hardline judge Ebrahim Raisi appears to have won.
8 min

HBO's 'Betty' Highlights The Lives Of Women Skateboarders During The Pandemic

NPR's Scott Simon speaks with executive producer Crystal Moselle about the second season of Betty, an HBO series about real-life skateboarders and their experiences on the streets of New York City.
4 min

Saturday Sports: Rafael Nadal And Naomi Osaka Will Not Compete At Wimbledon

The latest in the NBA playoffs, Rafael Nadal and Naomi Osaka's decisions to miss Wimbledon, and the MLB's continuing crackdown on sticky substances.
3 min

Kids Return To Summer Camp After COVID Kept Them Away Last Year

Casey Klein, director of Geneva Glen Camp in Colorado, talks about what the first weeks of summer camp has been like for kids who missed out last year because of the pandemic.
8 min

How Film Has Shaped The American Image Of Democracy

NPR's Scott Simon speaks to film critics Wesley Morris and Mark Harris about the movies that have shaped how Americans think of democracy for our series "We Hold These Truths."