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Michael Che and Colin Jost are head writers for Saturday Night Live, and anchors of the show's Weekend Update. They’re preparing for a new season of Saturday Night Live, and they’re getting ready to host the Emmy Awards Monday Night.  Join us.

On the next Fresh Air - we begin a week of Emmy nominated guests - starting with John Oliver, host of HBO’s Last Week Tonight, who talks with Terry about taking a close & comic look at current events.  Also Brian Tyree Henry, who plays the rapper Paper Boi on the FX series Atlanta on the impact of music in his life, from marching band to his parents vinyl collection.   Join us.


We remember chef, author, and television personality Anthony Bourdain.  He was found dead today of suicide. He was 61. On his Peabody-and Emmy-award winning CNN series Parts Unknown he traveled around the world to learn about diverse cuisines and cultures.  He worked in restaurants for decades.  His memoir Kitchen Confidential, which grew out of an unsolicited New Yorker article, made him famous.