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Fresh Air Weekend: 'World's End,' Robin Thicke And The 'Sports Gene'

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Fresh Air Weekend highlights some of the best interviews and reviews from past weeks, and new program elements specially paced for weekends. Our weekend show emphasizes interviews with writers, filmmakers, actors and musicians, and often includes excerpts from live in-studio concerts. This week:

An Epic Pub Crawl Gone Wrong Culminates In 'World's End': Five old high school friends reunite to finish a 12-pub crawl they started 20 years earlier in the latest from Simon Pegg, Nick Frost and Edgar Wright — the creators of the zombie send-up Shaun of the Dead and action comedy Hot Fuzz.

Robin Thicke: Smirky But Sincere On 'Blurred Lines': Listen and look past his roué image, and the chart-topper is revealed as an earnest nostalgist.

Talent Or Skill?: Homing In On The Elusive 'Sports Gene': Do big league hitters have naturally faster reflexes? Are African-Americans predisposed to be better athletes? In his new book, Sports Illustrated's David Epstein says science now has answers — or at least insights — to all these questions.

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