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Fresh Air Weekend: Comic Jerrod Carmichael; Musician Richard Thompson

Jerrod Carmichael's new HBO special is <em>Rothanial</em>.
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Jerrod Carmichael's new HBO special is Rothanial.

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:

Comic Jerrod Carmichael bares his secrets in 'Rothaniel': The comic, actor and writer opens up about his name, his family tree and his sexual orientation in a new HBO special. "The more honest I am, the freer I am," Carmichael says.

Fairport Convention band cofounder Richard Thompson looks back on his life in music: The British singer/guitarist talks about his formative years, and about pioneering a new musical genre that blended rock with traditional music of the British isles. Thompson's new memoir is Beeswing.

You can listen to the original interviews and review here:

Comic Jerrod Carmichael bares his secrets in 'Rothaniel'

Fairport Convention band cofounder Richard Thompson looks back on his life in music

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