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43:09

'Fleishman Is in Trouble' is a Trojan horse for women's stories, says Lizzy Caplan

Lizzy Caplan-one of the stars of the series Fleischman is in Trouble–talks about marriage, parenthood and middle age. She’s also known for her roles in Mean Girls, Party Down, Freaks and Geeks and Cloverfield. She was nominated for an Emmy for her performance in the series Masters of Sex.

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43:05

Middle age 'is a force you cannot fight,' warns 'Fleishman Is in Trouble' author

The series "Fleishman Is In Trouble" was adapted by our guest, Taffy Brodesser-Akner, from her novel of the same name. The complete season is now streaming on Hulu. Brodesser-Akner is also known for her celebrity profiles in GQ and The New York Times, where she's a staff writer for the magazine.

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09:05

These three new songs will help you grapple with romances of the past

After a decade, Caitlin Rose is "Getting It Right." Weyes Blood's "It's Not Just Me, It's Everybody" is an ethereal ballad. And Carly Rae Jepsen and Rufus Wainwright duet in "The Loneliest Time."

Review
26:56

Actress Sarah Polley

The 24-year-old Polley has acted professionally since the age of 6. She starred in the Atom Egoyan films Exotica and The Sweet Hereafter. She's currently starring in the film My Life Without Me, based on a story by Nanci Kincaid called Pretending the Bed is a Raft. It's about a young, working single mother who learns she's going to die but keeps it a secret. The changes she makes to her life give her a new sense of liberation. Polley also will appear in the upcoming film The I Inside and a remake of the cult horror film Dawn of the Dead.

Interview
50:30

How A Medically Induced Coma Led To Love, Marriage And 'The Big Sick'

It sounds like something dreamed up by a team of romantic comedy writers: A Pakistani-American comic falls in love with an American graduate student, but because of cultural pressures from his family, he is forced to keep the relationship a secret. It is only when she becomes mysteriously ill and is put into a medically induced coma that he decides to tell his family about the woman he loves.

Kumail Nanjiani and Emily Gordon appear together at a film festival.

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