Welcome to The Takeaway Weekender! Our weekend podcast consists of a round up of the week's best interviews and top stories. Catch up on the news you missed with some of these must-hear stories.
This week, Adam Weinstein, a writer for Gawker and long-time gun owner, explained how a tragic shooting in Las Vegas led him to stop and think about what it means to be a good guy with a gun—a motto the NRA has reclaimed in the 21st century. He argues that legality and good intentions don't always prevent tragedy.
Next we hear from Madeleine Marsh, author of "Compacts and Cosmetics." She explains the fascinating history of red lipstick—from the suffragettes to Coco Chanel. The color has a rich history steeped in identity, self-expression, and liberation.
The abortion plotline exists only on the edge of Hollywood. But "Obvious Child," a new film starring actress Jenny Slate and directed by Gillian Robespierre, tackles the taboo subject of abortion in a way they say is both individual and inclusive. They weigh in on their new film and what they hope audiences will get out of it.
Finally, Takeaway Host John Hockenberry shares a special story about veteran journalist Christiane Amanpour—a short tale that you definitely won't hear anywhere else.