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Fresh Air Weekend: 'The Outsider' Actor Ben Mendelsohn; Trump's 'Hit List'

An HBO adaptation of Stephen King's novel <em>The Outsider</em> follows police detective Ralph Anderson (Ben Mendelsohn) and private eye Holly Gibney (Cynthia Erivo) as they investigate the murder of an 11-year-old boy.
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An HBO adaptation of Stephen King's novel The Outsider follows police detective Ralph Anderson (Ben Mendelsohn) and private eye Holly Gibney (Cynthia Erivo) as they investigate the murder of an 11-year-old boy.

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:

'Outsider' Actor Ben Mendelsohn On Australian Machismo And Mastering Accents: In the HBO series, which was adapted from Stephen King's novel, the Australian actor plays a detective trying to solve a murder — and resisting the idea that the killer may be a supernatural entity.

'Royal Albert Hall' Album Captures Bryan Ferry In All His Contradictory Glory: Best known as the lead singer for Roxy Music, Ferry released two solo albums in the '70s filled with covers. A marvelous new concert album features Ferry performing many of these songs live.

Understanding Trump's 'Hit List': Experience Matters Far Less Than Loyalty: Axios reporter Jonathan Swan says the president has "crossed a psychological line" since impeachment, developing a list of disloyal officials to oust — and suggesting loyalists to replace them.

You can listen to the original interviews and review here:

'Outsider' Actor Ben Mendelsohn On Australian Machismo And Mastering Accents

'Royal Albert Hall' Album Captures Bryan Ferry In All His Contradictory Glory

Understanding Trump's 'Hit List': Experience Matters Far Less Than Loyalty

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