Welcome to The Takeaway Weekender podcast! In a special extended interview, actor Wendell Pierce, known for his role as William "Bunk" Moreland on HBO's hit series "The Wire," discusses the unrest in Baltimore, inequality, and police brutality. This weekend The Takeaway also hears from Jodi Rudoren, Jerusalem bureau chief for our partner The New York Times. She drops by our studios at WNYC Radio in New York City to weigh in on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and to reflect on her time working in the region.
Floyd Mayweather Jr., the highest paid athlete in the world, has a long rap sheet for domestic abuse. But it's not keeping him out of the ring, or stopping viewers from paying to watch.
"Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck" is the first fully authorized documentary on the life of Kurt Cobain—it's largely made up of never-before-seen footage. The film's director weighs in here.
For a new generation of young people, the realities of modern dating often mean hooking up with no labels. The winner of The New York Times Modern Love College Essay contest weighs in here.
The Takeaway explores new allegations about the American Psychological Association, the director of a new Kurt Cobain documentary drops by, and we explore dating in the digital age.