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Tony Hendra and 'Father Joe'

Tony Hendra, a writer and performer best known for his biting satire, has written a loving memoir called Father Joe: The Man Who Saved My Soul. Hendra, former editor of Spy magazine and National Lampoon, writes of the Benedictine monk who has had a life-long spiritual influence on him. Hear Hendra and NPR's Scott Simon.

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Scott Simon is one of America's most admired writers and broadcasters. He is the host of Weekend Edition Saturday and is one of the hosts of NPR's morning news podcast Up First. He has reported from all fifty states, five continents, and ten wars, from El Salvador to Sarajevo to Afghanistan and Iraq. His books have chronicled character and characters, in war and peace, sports and art, tragedy and comedy.