Fresh Air Weekend: ‘Eighth Grade’ Director Bo Burnham; Punk Pioneer Viv Albertine

Writer and director Bo Burnham talks with Elsie Fisher on the set of Eighth Grade. Burnham says the anxiety he felt as a young performer helped him understand the social pressure teenage girls can experience.

Burnham explores adolescence in the age of social media in his new film. Critic Ken Tucker says there’s “nothing cartoonish” about Gorillaz’s new album. Albertine’s memoir is To Throw Away Unopened.

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Episode 854: The New Socialists

NEW YORK, NY - JULY 12: Congressional nominee Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez stands with Zephyr Teachout after endorsing her for New York City Public Advocate on July 12, 2018 in New York City.

Socialism was political poison in the U.S. for decades. Now it’s gaining ground. Who are these new socialists? And what do they want?

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