Weekend Edition Saturday

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. The two-hour program is hosted by NPR's Peabody Award-winning Scott Simon.

Drawing on his experience in covering 10 wars and stories in all 50 states and seven continents, Simon brings a humorous, sophisticated and often moving perspective to each show. He is as comfortable having a conversation with a major world leader as he is talking with a Hollywood celebrity or the guy next door.

Weekend Edition Saturday has a unique and entertaining roster of other regular contributors. Marin Alsop, conductor of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, talks about music. Daniel Pinkwater, one of the biggest names in children's literature, talks about and reads stories with Simon. Financial journalist Joe Nocera follows the economy. Howard Bryant of EPSN.com and NPR's Tom Goldman chime in on sports. Keith Devlin, of Stanford University, unravels the mystery of math, and Will Grozier, a London cabbie, talks about good books that have just been released, and what well-read people leave in the back of his taxi. Simon contributes his own award-winning essays, which are sometimes humorous, sometimes poignant.

Weekend Edition Saturday is heard on WUSF and other NPR Member stations across the United States, and around the globe on NPR Worldwide. The conversation between the audience and the program staff continues throughout the social media world.


Saturday 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM on WUSF 89.7

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Scott Simon

Scott Simon is one of America's most admired writers and broadcasters. He has reported from all fifty states, five continents, and ten wars, from El Salvador to Sarajevo to Afghanistan and Iraq. His books have chronicled character and characters, in war and peace, sports and art, tragedy and comedy.

Simon's weekly show, Weekend Edition Saturday, has been called by the Washington Post, "the most literate, witty, moving, and just plain interesting news show on any dial," and by Brett Martin of Time-Out New York "the most eclectic, intelligent two hours of broadcasting on the airwaves." He has won every major award in broadcasting, including the Peabody, the Emmy,... Read More...

From Weekend Edition (Saturday)

  • Saturday Sports: Tensions Among Golden State Warriors Players
    <p>NPR's Scott Simon speaks with ESPN's Howard Bryant about the tensions between Draymond Green and Kevin Durant of the Golden State Warriors. </p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=668856508' />
  • 80 Years Since The Catholic University Of America Vocalized Opposition To The Nazis
    <p>80 years ago a group of Catholic priests got together to denounce the night of mass anti-semitic violence in Germany known as "Kristallnacht" live on the radio. </p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=668856501' />
  • Ancient Babylon In Iraq Restored
    <p>The ancient site of Babylon in Iraq has undergone a lot of damage in recent years but archeologists hope it will still get special status.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=668856494' />
  • 1 Woman Who Lost Her Home To A Fire In 2001 Steps In To Help Victims Of Woolsey Fire
    <p>NPR's Scott Simon speaks with fire survivor Karen Reimus whose house burnt down in San Diego in 2001. She will be volunteering at a local assistance shelter to help survivors of the wildfires.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=668856487' />
  • Facebook Under-Fire Following New York Times Investigation
    <p>A New York Times investigation that ran this week found Facebook failed to counter Russian interference it knew about in the 2016 election. We speak with Rhode Island Congressman David Cicilline. </p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=668856480' />
  • Stacey Abrams Concedes In Georgia Governor Race
    <p>Democrat Stacey Abrams said there was no path to victory in her race against Republican Brian Kemp for Georgia governor. She says Kemp deliberately suppressed her supporters at the polls.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=668856473' />
  • Tensions Mount Between U.S. And Saudi Arabia Over Killing Of Journalist
    <p>NPR's Scott Simon talks about the latest tensions between the U.S. and Saudi Arabia over the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi with former U.S. Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Robert Jordan.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=668856466' />
  • Saturday Politics: Lessons For Democrats And Republicans
    <p>The midterm elections have slowly begun to take shape... and Senior Washington Correspondent Ron Elving thinks they hold lessons for both the GOP and the Democrats. </p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=668856459' />
  • Different Thanksgiving Stuffing From Across The Country
    <p>NPR's Scott Simon looks at unique Thanksgiving stuffing recipes from different U.S. regions.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=668856452' />
  • Book Review: 'My Sister, The Serial Killer'
    <p>NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Nigerian author Oyinkan Braithwaite about her new book, "My Sister, the Serial Killer."</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=668856445' />