Director Brad Bird decided to cast comedian Patton oswalt as the film's leading rat after watching him perform a stand-up routine about a steak restaurant. He says Oswald, a serious foodie himself, was "perfect for Remy."
Ben Krass of the Krass Brothers clothing store and Aaron Levin of Aron Levin Galleries are businessmen known in Delaware County for their television commercials. They join the show to discuss why they chose to create their own television advertisements, and how the ads have effected their businesses and images.
President and general manager of the PBS affiliate WHYY Jim Karayn discusses the television station's participation in an experiment to run limited ads as an alternative revenue source. Fresh Air invites listeners to call in with their questions and comments.