Welcome to our weekend roundup on Fresh Air, where we bring you the highlights of the past week’s interviews and reviews. This week, we delve into the compelling world of Hollywood with Oscar-winning actor Emma Stone and explore the fascinating birth of psychedelic science through the lens of renowned anthropologist Margaret Mead.
Emma Stone: Turning Anxiety into a Superpower
In a candid exploration of mental health, Emma Stone opens up about her personal journey with anxiety. The acclaimed actor, known for her roles in films like “La La Land” and “The Favourite,” shares how acting has become her refuge. Stone, who encountered her first panic attack at the tender age of 7, reveals the transformative power of channeling her “big feelings” into her craft. Join us as we uncover the nuances of Stone’s approach to turning anxiety into a superpower and how the world of acting has provided her with a unique outlet for self-expression.
Feud Unveiled: Truman Capote vs. NYC’s Society Ladies
Dive into the latest FX series that transcends the typical drama of reality television. “Feud” explores the captivating rivalry between literary icon Truman Capote and New York City’s society ladies. With stellar performances from Tom Hollander and Naomi Watts, the eight-part series goes beyond the surface, offering viewers a compelling narrative that goes far beyond the usual dynamics of “the original Real Housewives.” Don’t miss the drama, the intrigue, and the exploration of the complexities that defined this historical feud.
Margaret Mead’s Influence on the Psychedelic Era
In our journey through history, we uncover the fascinating link between anthropologist Margaret Mead and the birth of psychedelic science. Benjamin Breen, a historian, takes us on a captivating exploration of Mead’s early research into psychedelic substances. Discover how her pioneering work paved the way for the psychedelic era and even led to clandestine CIA experiments using psychedelics for interrogation. “Tripping on Utopia” provides a unique perspective on the intersection of cultural anthropology and the exploration of altered states of consciousness.
As we wrap up another week on Fresh Air, we invite you to immerse yourself in these captivating stories. Whether it’s finding inspiration in Emma Stone’s resilience, experiencing the drama of historical feuds, or delving into the unexpected connections between cultural icons and psychedelic exploration, our curated weekend highlights offer a diverse and enriching listening experience. Sit back, relax, and let Fresh Air be your guide to the best of entertainment and insight.