Weekend Edition: Andrew Scott Discusses His Career and How Cars Evolved into Gendered Technology


Weekend Edition: Andrew Scott Discusses His Career and How Cars Evolved into Gendered Technology

Fresh Air Weekend offers a curated selection of the best interviews and reviews from the past weeks, along with new content specially designed for weekend listening. The weekend show puts a spotlight on interviews with writers, filmmakers, actors, and musicians, and often features live in-studio concert excerpts. This week featured a variety of intriguing topics and guests.

Andrew Scott, known for his role as the “hot priest” in Fleabag, showcases his talent as he humanizes the character of Tom Ripley in the Netflix adaptation of The Talented Mr. Ripley. Scott believes in advocating for his characters rather than passing judgment on them, giving insight into his approach to acting.

In her new novel, author Lionel Shriver skillfully satirizes anti-intellectualism in a fascinating alternative America setting. By tackling the issue of discrimination against those perceived as less intelligent, Shriver’s work sheds light on societal biases and challenges readers to confront their own preconceptions.

Nancy Nichols delves into the gendered nature of cars in her book ‘Women Behind the Wheel,’ exploring how vehicles have been associated with different meanings for men and women. While cars symbolize adventure and power for men, they often represent domestic responsibilities for women, revealing complex societal norms and expectations.

For more in-depth interviews and reviews, you can listen to the original content on Fresh Air’s website. Fresh Air Weekend continues to bring thought-provoking discussions and captivating stories to listeners, offering a unique blend of entertainment and insight.

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