Weekend Edition Saturday

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Saturday mornings are made for Weekend Edition Saturday, the program 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. 



  • Saturday Sports: End Of Baseball Season

    NPR's Scott Simon talk with Howard Bryant of ESPN about the end of baseball season and the beginning of the hockey and football seasons.

  • Typhoon Slams Philippines

    A powerful typhoon is making its way from the Philippines to China. The storm is expected to remain strong as it enters the South China Sea.

  • The Bug Black Market

    Thousands of insects were stolen from a Philadelphia museum. North Carolina entomologist Bill Reynolds says one place they could end up is the international black market.

  • The BBC's Slow Radio

    The BBC is offering a path to mindfulness through a new program featuring natural and ambient sounds.

  • Saturday Sports: Colin Kaepernick, U.S. Open

    NPR's Scott Simon talk with Howard Bryant of ESPN about Colin Kaepernick's Nike deal, the start of the NFL season and the conclusion of the U.S. Open.

  • Leaving Billions Behind In 'Lake Success'

    NPR's Scott Simon asks Gary Shteyngart about Lake Success, his new novel in which a hedge fund manager chucks it in and flees on a Greyhound bus for a simpler life with his childhood sweetheart.

  • Emma Thompson On 'The Children Act'

    NPR's Scott Simon sits down with Academy Award-winning actress Emma Thompson. She plays a British judge deciding the fate of a teenage boy in a new movie, The Children Act.