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Best Of: 'Eighth Grade' Dir. Bo Burnham / Punk Pioneer Viv Albertine

Bo Burnham, a former YouTube star, explores coming of age online in his new film 'Eighth Grade.' "This awful D-list celebrity pressure I had experienced onstage has now been democratized," Burnham says. Ken Tucker reviews Gorillaz's album 'The Now Now.' Viv Albertine was the guitarist and lyricist for The Slits, one of the first all-women British punk bands. She talks about her career-long fight against the patriarchy. Her new memoir is 'To Throw Away Unopened.'
00:48:21 7/20/2018

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Sleep scientist Matthew Walker says sleep deficiency is associated with problems with concentration, memory and the immune system ? as well as with shorter lifespans. Walker discusses the effects of caffeine, alcohol and sleeping pills, and also offers some tips to help you sleep better. His book, 'Why We Sleep,' is now out in paperback. (Originally broadcast October 2017) Also, film critic Justin Chang reviews 'Sorry to Bother You' and 'Blindspotting.'
00:48:23 7/20/2018
Carole Cadwalladr's investigation into Cambridge Analytica's role in Brexit led her to Russian connections and the Trump campaign. She says British investigators are working "closely with the FBI." Also, Maureen Corrigan reviews the novel 'The Last Cruise' by Kate Christensen.
00:47:57 7/19/2018
The former YouTube star explores coming of age online in his new film 'Eighth Grade.' "This awful D-list celebrity pressure I had experienced onstage has now been democratized," Burnham says. He talks about living with anxiety, being embarrassed by some of his early material, and why he wrote a film about a 13-year-old girl.
00:48:47 7/18/2018
Dan Kaufman, author of 'The Fall of Wisconsin,' says the state has experienced a conservative transformation in recent years ? despite a tradition of progressive politics dating back to the 19th century. Ken Tucker reviews Gorillaz's album 'The Now Now.' Also, linguist Geoff Nunberg examines the tug-of-war over the English language between the British and Americans.
00:49:16 7/17/2018
Albertine was the guitarist and lyricist for The Slits, one of the first all-women British punk bands. She talks about her early days onstage, finding her mother's diaries, and why she's done with dating and relationships. Her new memoir is 'To Throw Away Unopened.' Also, TV critic David Bianculli reviews the new HBO documentary 'Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind.'
00:49:57 7/16/2018
'Vanity Fair' reporter Gabriel Sherman talks about former Fox News co-president Bill Shine's new role as deputy chief of staff, the president's relationship with Sean Hannity, and the ways in which Trump acts as an "executive producer" of the cable news network. Also, critic David Edelstein reviews the documentary 'Three Identical Strangers' about triplets separated at birth and then reunited. Author Paul Greenberg talks efficacy of fish oil supplements. His new book is 'The Omega Principle.'
00:49:44 7/13/2018
Cartoonist John Callahan was a paraplegic and recovered alcoholic who poked fun at people like himself. He died in 2010; the film 'Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot,' starring Joaquin Phoenix is based his life. He spoke with Terry Gross in '89 and '91. Also, we remember 1950's Hollywood heartthrob Tab Hunter, who died Sunday. He made more than 50 films, including 'Damn Yankees,' 'Battle Cry' and 'That Kind of Woman,' before coming out as gay later in life. He spoke to 'Fresh Air' in 2005. Finally, film critic Justin Chang reviews the new movie 'Eighth Grade,' directed by Bo Burnham.
00:48:33 7/13/2018
'Vanity Fair' reporter Gabriel Sherman says the president is in regular contact with Fox News host Sean Hannity: "They speak almost daily, after Hannity's show, sometimes before, and sometimes for up to an hour a day." Sherman talks about former Fox News co-president Bill Shine's new role as deputy chief of staff, and the ways in which the president acts as an "executive producer" of the cable news network.
00:45:27 7/12/2018
After decades in the militant anti-abortion movement, Rev. Rob Schenck had a change of heart; he now sees abortion as an issue that should be resolved by "an individual and his or her conscience." His new memoir about his conversions over the years is 'Costly Grace.'
00:45:56 7/11/2018
While visiting jails across the country, journalist Alisa Roth witnessed mentally ill inmates in solitary confinement, wearing restrictive jumpsuits and receiving very limited therapy. Roth estimates nearly 50 percent of inmates are mentally ill. Her book is 'Insane.' Also, critic Maureen Corrigan reviews 'My Year of Rest and Relaxation,' a novel by Ottessa Moshfegh.
00:46:57 7/10/2018

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