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Backflipping Robot Is A Giant Leap For Robot Kind

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 16:39:00 -0500

As it jumps, twists and lands a full backflip, Boston Dynamics' Atlas robot takes another step toward full functionality in a world designed for humans.



Sarah Silverman Asks: 'Can You Love Someone Who Did Bad Things?'

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 10:46:00 -0500

In an emotional monologue, Silverman addressed "the elephant masturbating in the room" and plumbed the anger and sadness she feels about her friend Louis C.K.'s actions.



A Superteam Assembles To Talk 'Justice League'

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 09:21:00 -0500

The Pop Culture Happy Hour gang discusses DC Comics' latest movie, featuring Batman, Wonder Woman, Superman, The Flash and more. That, plus What's Making Us Happy this week.



At the Latin Grammy Awards: A Night of Big Wins and Tributes

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 06:36:00 -0500

Big wins for the megahit "Despacito" came as no surprise at the 18th Annual Latin Grammy Awards.



3 Generations Of Actresses Reflect On Hollywood, Harassment — And Hitchcock

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 16:53:00 -0500

Actress Tippi Hedren talks with her daughter, actress Melanie Griffith, and her granddaughter, actress Dakota Johnson, about how being a woman in Hollywood has — and hasn't — changed over the years.



'Murder On The Orient Express' And Cozy Murder Mysteries

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 05:01:01 -0500

Pop Culture Happy Hour tackles Kenneth Branagh's new Agatha Christie remake — and picks a few recommendations for when you just want to snuggle under blankets and watch a murder get solved.



10 Great, Perfect, Solid-Mithril Ideas For 'Lord Of The Rings' TV Spin-Offs

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 05:00:00 -0500

Amazon Studios is bringing an ongoing Lord of the Rings prequel series to television. The deal includes an option for "a potential additional spin-off series." Tom Bombadil, call your agent.



Standing Up In The World Of Stand-Up: When 'Open Secrets' Finally Go Public

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 16:12:00 -0500

The culture of comedy is one in which women have had little recourse to address sexual misconduct. The now-public allegations facing Louis C.K. suggest this may be changing.



Pop Culture Happy Hour, Redux: 'This Is Us' And 'Speechless'

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 06:00:20 -0500

Listen to two of our favorite segments from last year, featuring two of our favorite fourth chairs (Ari Shapiro and Audie Cornish), about two of our favorite shows.



Spacey Cut From Film; Scenes To Be Re-Shot With Actor Christopher Plummer

Thu, 09 Nov 2017 04:57:00 -0500

In the wake of allegations of sexual abuse against Spacey, director Ridley Scott has decided to sub in Plummer in All the Money in the World, due for release next month.



Caught Up In Anti-Putin Arrests, Pokemon Go Players Sent To Pokey

Wed, 08 Nov 2017 06:07:00 -0500

A group of Pokémon Go players in Moscow were caught in a police dragnet amid a crackdown on anti-Putin protesters. They say they were just playing a game, but Russian authorities aren't listening.



Pop Culture Happy Hour: Pop Culture Advice, Live From Seattle

Wed, 08 Nov 2017 06:00:19 -0500

Live from Seattle's Neptune Theatre, the PCHH crew (feat. Audie Cornish) offer listeners advice about some pop-culture-related topics.



Taylor Swift's Attorney Rebuked Over Letter Demanding Article's Retraction

Mon, 06 Nov 2017 21:54:00 -0500

The lawyer accuses a small website of defaming Swift. The American Civil Liberties Union accuses Swift's team of legal overreach.



'Full Frontal' Writer Ashley Nicole Black On Comedy's Cultural Divides

Thu, 02 Nov 2017 05:01:04 -0400

Black was four years into a Ph.D. program when she decided to pursue a career in comedy. She's now a writer and correspondent on Full Frontal with Samantha Bee.



Vive Les Gourmands! How Six American Expats In Paris Changed How We Eat

Wed, 01 Nov 2017 13:44:00 -0400

A new book chronicles the gastronomic adventures of six influential Americans in the City of Lights and what they brought back to the U.S.