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Fresh Air Weekend: Mark Mulcahy, Netflix And 'Getting On'

Alex Borstein (left) and Niecy Nash star as nurses in the HBO comedy series <em>Getting On, </em>which was modeled after the hit BBC series of the same name.
Alex Borstein (left) and Niecy Nash star as nurses in the HBO comedy series <em>Getting On, </em>which was modeled after the hit BBC series of the same name.

Fresh Air Weekend highlights some of the best interviews and reviews from past weeks, and new program elements specially paced for weekends. Our weekend show emphasizes interviews with writers, filmmakers, actors, and musicians, and often includes excerpts from live in-studio concerts. This week:

Mark Mulcahy Is The 'Moving Forward Type': The smart songwriter behind the much-beloved "Hey Sandy" returns after eight years. Dear Mark J. Mulcahy, I Love You is full of smart wordplay and Mulcahy's unmistakable voice, but it's also driven by loss.

Netflix Built Its Microgenres By Staring Into The American Soul: Fresh Air tech contributor Alexis Madrigal counted 76,897 microgenres on the online streaming and DVD rental service, many of which are bizarrely personalized (Violent Action Thrillers Starring Bruce Willis, Tearjerkers From The 1970s). He says the company "knows you."

'Getting On' With It: A New HBO Show Doesn't Tiptoe Around Death: Set in the geriatric extended-care wing of a California hospital, Getting On is a different kind of workplace comedy. Mark V. Olsen and Will Scheffer adapted the show from a BBC series of the same name, and added new material largely inspired by experiences they had with their own mothers.

You can listen to the original interviews here:

  • Mark Mulcahy Is The 'Moving Forward Type'
  • Netflix Built Its Microgenres By Staring Into The American Soul
  • 'Getting On' With It: A New HBO Show Doesn't Tiptoe Around Death
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