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Pop Culture Happy Hour



Pop Culture Happy Hour is a lively chat about books, movies, music, television, comics and pretty much anything else that strikes a nerve, all in a weekly roundtable from NPR. Features "Monkey See" blogger Linda Holmes and an occasionally rowdy cast of ch



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Judith Light From 'Transparent,' 'Ugly Betty' And 'Who's The Boss?'

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 00:01:20 -0400

Actress Judith Light talks to host Linda Holmes her roles as Shelly Pfefferman on Transparent, Angela Bower on Who's The Boss?, and Karen Wolek on One Life To Live.


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A Guide to Stephen King

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 00:01:16 -0400

Dark Tower is a snooze, so instead we talk about some of our favorite Stephen King books and film adaptations. Guests: Weekend Edition Books Editor Barrie Hardymon and The Verge's TV and Film Editor Tasha Robinson.


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Detroit

Wed, 09 Aug 2017 00:01:19 -0400

We discuss Kathryn Bigelow's new film Detroit. Its intense and unsettling depictions of police brutality in the summer of 1967, Detroit got under the panel's skin in different ways. Guests: Gene Demby (NPR's Code Switch) and Aisha Harris (Slate).


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Insecure

Fri, 04 Aug 2017 00:01:29 -0400

We check back in on Issa Rae's HBO comedy series Insecure as it kicks off its tighter, more assured second season. Plus, What's Making Us Happy this week. Guest: Brittany Luse, co-host of The Nod podcast.


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Atomic Blonde

Wed, 02 Aug 2017 00:00:26 -0400

Film critic Chris Klimek joins us to talk Atomic Blonde, a stylish and visceral spy thriller set in 1989 Berlin. It co-stars Charlize Theron and a really impressive wig.


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Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

Fri, 28 Jul 2017 00:01:26 -0400

We review the bonkers space opera Valerian, a passion project of director Luc Besson. Guest: Aisha Harris, host of Slate's Represent podcast.


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Girls Trip

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 11:20:00 -0400

The "surprising" success of the raunch-com Girls Trip didn't particularly surprise us; we talk about precisely where this "out-of-nowhere" hit came from. Guests: Code Switch's Gene Demby and Slate's Aisha Harris.


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Dunkirk

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 00:00:02 -0400

NPR Music's Daoud Tyler-Ameen joins the panel for a discussion of the new film Dunkirk, Christopher Nolan's World War II epic.


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Twin Peaks: The Return

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 11:32:00 -0400

We sort out the adventures of Dale Cooper and the other residents of Twin Peaks: what works, what doesn't, and whether there's such a thing as "understanding." Plus, we remember George Romero, Martin Landau, and celebrate a new Doctor. Guests: NPR TV critic Eric Deggans and The Verge's TV and Film Editor Tasha Robinson.


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Baby Driver and When Auteurs Meet Film Franchises

Fri, 07 Jul 2017 00:01:00 -0400

First, a discussion of Baby Driver, Edgar Wright's fun new action film with Code Switch co-host Gene Demby and It's Been a Minute host Sam Sanders. Then, Code Switch co-host Shereen Marisol Meraji and the panel dive into what happens when auteur directors helm big film franchises. Plus, what's making us happy this week.


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Pop Culture Summer Stories And 'Playing House'

Fri, 30 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0400

This week, All Things Considered host Audie Cornish joins the panel to chat about how they spent their summers growing up. Plus, a conversation with best friends Jessica St. Clair and Lennon Parham of USA's Playing House.


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GLOW And Lena Waithe

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0400

This week, the panel discusses Netflix's new wrestling comedy GLOW with NPR's Code Switch Kat Chow. Then, we bring you a conversation we recently had in Los Angeles with Master of None actress and writer Lena Waithe.


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Wonder Woman And The Tony Awards

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0400

This week, the panel talks about Wonder Woman — or Diana, Princess of Themyscira — with NPR Books Editor Petra Mayer. Then, they shift the spotlight to the stage to talk about the Tony Awards with critics Trey Graham and Chris Klimek.


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When To Break Up With Television And Pop Culture Advice With Mallory Ortberg

Fri, 09 Jun 2017 00:01:00 -0400

This week, we bring you two unaired segments from our fall tour. First, All Things Considered host Audie Cornish helps us figure out when to quit a television show — and when to stick it out to the bitter end. Then, Mallory Ortberg (Slate's Dear Prudence) answers some pop culture advice questions.


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Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and Derivative Culture

Fri, 02 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0400

This week the panel is prepping for a few live shows, so we decided to revisit one of our favorite episodes from 2015. Code Switch's Kat Chow joins us for a chat about the Netflix series Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and and the line between inspired and derivative when it comes to culture.


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Master of None and Snatched

Fri, 19 May 2017 00:00:00 -0400

On this week's show, Gene Demby from NPR's Code Switch and NPR TV critic Eric Deggans join us for a conversation about the second season of Master Of None and the very silly film Snatched.


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The Handmaid's Tale and a New Comedy

Fri, 12 May 2017 00:00:00 -0400

The panel talks about the harrowing TV adaptation of Margaret Atwood's dystopian novel, then switches gears to check in on the NBC comedy Great News, from – among others – executive producer Tina Fey. Guests: Code Switch's Leah Donnella and Weekend Edition Books Editor Barrie Hardymon


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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and W. Kamau Bell

Fri, 05 May 2017 00:01:00 -0400

This week we discuss Marvel's space action-comedy Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2. Plus, a conversation we recently had in Chicago with comedian and writer W. Kamau Bell.


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Summer Movie Preview 2017

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 00:01:00 -0400

All Things Considered Host Audie Cornish joins us for our annual summer movie preview. We break down what we are excited to watch, what we think will smash box office records, and what we think will lose millions of dollars.


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The Fate of the Furious, Plus Clapbacks and Feuds

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 00:01:00 -0400

Code Switch's Gene Demby and critic Chris Klimek join the gang for a discussion of latest installment of the Fast and the Furious franchise. Then, it's time for a discussion of clapbacks and feuds recorded live in Chicago with our NPR's Sam Sanders.


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Changing Colors in Comics and RuPaul's Drag Race

Fri, 14 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0400

The panel is on the road this week, so we are bringing you two special treats. First, you'll hear an episode of Code Switch that explores how comics are used as spaces for mapping race and identity. Then, we revisit our conversation about RuPaul's Drag Race which first aired in 2014.


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S-Town and Chewing Gum

Fri, 07 Apr 2017 00:00:12 -0400

The panel dissects the new podcast S-Town, the latest project from the team behind Serial and This American life. Then, they'll chat about Chewing Gum, a british sex comedy that's now streaming on Netflix. Guest: Librarian Margaret H. Willison.


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Dave Chappelle and CHiPs

Fri, 31 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0400

First we review Dave Chappelle's new Netflix stand-up specials with Code Switch's Gene Demby and For Colored Nerds co-host Brittany Luse. Then, we discuss the action comedy CHiPs with Morning Edition host David Greene. Plus, what's making us happy.


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Beauty and the Beast & SXSW

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 00:01:15 -0400

The panel discusses a tale as old as time, Disney's remake of Beauty and the Beast. Then, they share what bands and films they saw at SXSW. Guest: Katie Presley, Bitch Media's music editor.


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Memes, Fads, Advice, and Neil Gaiman

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 00:01:16 -0400

Comedian Guy Branum joins the panel for a discussion about why some fads and memes endure and others fade away. Then, the panel offer some pop culture advice to listeners. Plus, NPR Books Editor Petra Mayer talks to Neil Gaiman about his new book Norse Mythology.


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Get Out and The Americans

Fri, 10 Mar 2017 00:01:17 -0500

This week, we'll get very unsettled by the very successful film, Get Out, and we'll catch up with the intrigue of The Americans as it returns for its fifth season. Plus, what's making us happy this week. Guests: Code Switch's Kat Chow and Gene Demby.


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Big Little Lies and Feud

Fri, 03 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0500

This week, we'll drop in on the volatile suburban surroundings of HBO's Big Little Lies, and we'll consider Ryan Murphy's high-drama look at Hollywood legends in Feud. Guest: NPR Editor Barrie Hardymon.


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Our Oscars Preview

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 16:43:00 -0500

NPR film critic Bob Mondello joins us for our annual Oscars Omnibus: We talk the nominees for Best Picture, some of the hottest races, and make some predictions we may regret later. Plus, what's making us happy this week.


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Justin Timberlake

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 00:01:20 -0500

Morning Edition Host David Greene talks with singer and actor Justin Timberlake about how it feels to be an Oscar nominee, his boy band past, and progress on his upcoming album. (A shorter version of this interview aired on Morning Edition on February 10, 2017.)


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Legion and Planet Earth II

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 00:00:18 -0500

Television critic Alan Sepinwall joins us for a discussion of the new FX series Legion, which is based on an obscure X-Men character and adapted by Fargo's Noah Hawley. Then, they'll chat about Planet Earth II, the BBC nature documentary series that is now airing in the United States.


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Philip Pullman To Follow-Up 'His Dark Materials' Trilogy

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 19:29:00 -0500

Glen Weldon talks to author Philip Pullman about his return to the world of Lyra Belacqua, who we first met in The Golden Compass. The first volume of the new trilogy will be published in October.


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Small Batch: The Grammys

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 17:57:00 -0500

NPR Music's Jacob Ganz and Stephen Thompson join Linda Holmes for a discussion of Beyoncé, Adele, Chance the Rapper, Bruno Mars, and much more.


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The LEGO Batman Movie and MasterChef Junior

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 00:00:02 -0500

NPR Politics Podcast alum Sam Sanders joins the panel for The LEGO Batman Movie. Then, Code Switch's Kat Chow sits in for a chat about MasterChef Junior and other kids reality competition shows. Plus, what's making us happy this week.


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Small Batch: Super Bowl Thoughts, From 'Overdog' Tom Brady To Sparkly Lady Gaga

Mon, 06 Feb 2017 12:18:00 -0500

Code Switch's Gene Demby joins Stephen Thompson and Linda Holmes for a look at Super Bowl LI. The New England Patriots won with a huge fourth-quarter push, and also featured a high-flying halftime show from Lady Gaga, who mixed traditional Americana with doing her own thing.


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Oscar Documentary Roundup and a Foreign Language Film We Love

Fri, 03 Feb 2017 00:00:05 -0500

NPR film critic Bob Mondello joins the panel for a roundup of all the films nominated for the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature: I Am Not Your Negro, OJ: Made in America, Fire at Sea, 13th, and Life, Animated. Then they'll discuss The Salesman, Iran's entry into the best Foreign Language Film category. Plus, what's making us happy this week.


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Riverdale and Other Teen Soaps

Fri, 27 Jan 2017 00:01:27 -0500

Sarah D. Bunting of Previously.TV and the Extra Hot Great podcast joins the panel for a review of Riverdale, the CW's dark and sexy reimagining of Archie Comics (yes, really). Then it's onto other teen soaps from Dawson's Creek, Beverley Hills 90210, and The OC. Plus, what's making us happy this week.


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Rachel Bloom on Mary Tyler Moore

Wed, 25 Jan 2017 22:06:00 -0500

Mary Tyler Moore died Wednesday at 80 years old. Host Linda Holmes talks to Crazy Ex-Girlfriend star and co-creator Rachel Bloom about how one very funny woman of television influenced many others.


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Small Batch: The Oscar Nominations

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 11:27:00 -0500

Stephen Thompson and Glen Weldon round up this year's Oscar nominations. As widely predicted, La La Land racked up the most nominations, while Moonlight made a strong showing, as did Hell or High Water.


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The Young Pope & Hell or High Water

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 00:01:24 -0500

Code Switch Co-Host Gene Demby joins the panel for a discussion of the nutty new HBO series The Young Pope, which stars Jude Law. Then, the panel reviews the wonderful western Hell or High Water, which is the second-best reviewed film on Rotten Tomatoes of 2016.


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Small Batch: DJ Khaled

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Morning Edition host David Greene talks with musician and Snapchat star DJ Khaled about the keys to his success, getting lost in a jet ski, and the importance of comfy pillows.


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Hidden Figures and One Day at a Time

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 00:00:09 -0500

Brittany Luse, host at Gimlet and co-host of For Colored Nerds, joins NPR's Linda Holmes, Stephen Thompson, and Glen Weldon for a chat about Hidden Figures, the new historical drama starring Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, and Janelle Monae. Then, the panel reviews Netflix's One Day a Time, a well-reviewed remake of the classic Norman Lear sitcom.


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Small Batch: The Golden Globe Awards

Mon, 09 Jan 2017 13:25:00 -0500

Linda Holmes, Glen Weldon, and Stephen Thompson wrap up the 2017 Golden Globe awards, including La La Land's sweep, the surprising wins in television, and Meryl Streep's political acceptance speech.


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Sherlock, Carrie Fisher, George Michael, and Debbie Reynolds

Fri, 06 Jan 2017 00:00:05 -0500

Weekend Edition Books Editor Barrie Hardymon joins the panel for a discussion of mystery series Sherlock, which stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman. Then the panel takes a few moments to remember some of the people who passed away recently, including Carrie Fisher, George Michael, and Debbie Reynolds. Plus, what's making us happy.


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Ciao 2016, Hello 2017!

Fri, 30 Dec 2016 00:01:00 -0500

Code Switch's Kat Chow joins the panel as they say goodbye to 2016 by revisiting their resolutions and predictions from last year and making new ones for 2017. Plus, what's making us happy.


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2016 Favorites and Unfinished Business

Wed, 21 Dec 2016 15:29:00 -0500

Sam Sanders of NPR's Politics Podcast joins the panel for a roundup of their favorite movies, songs, TV shows, and writing of the year. Then, they revisit some of the things they covered earlier in 2016—big blockbusters and box office flips, TV shows that might survive cancellation, and a Broadway phenomenon that continues to dominate the culture.


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Favorite Podcasts of 2016

Mon, 19 Dec 2016 13:30:00 -0500

Lauren Ober, the host of The Big Listen, joins Linda Holmes, Glen Weldon, and Stephen Thompson for a roundup of their favorite podcast episodes of the year.


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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and La La Land

Fri, 16 Dec 2016 00:01:00 -0500

NPR Music's Daoud Tyler-Ameen joins the panel for a discussion of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Then, the panel discusses the romantic musical La La Land, which stars Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling. Plus, what's making us happy this week.


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This Is Us and Speechless

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 00:01:18 -0500

All Things Considered host Ari Shapiro joins the panel to disuss This Is Us, NBC's hit family drama. Then, All Things Considered Host Audie Cornish tags in for a chat about ABC's new sitcom Speechless. Plus, what's making us happy this week.


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Small Batch: Younger

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 06:00:17 -0500

Linda Holmes chats with Emmanuel Hapsis, the host of KQED's The Cooler and a bonafide millenial, about the plausibility of the TV Land show Younger.


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Small Batch: Westworld

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 15:15:00 -0500

Glen Weldon and All Things Considered host Audie Cornish discuss the first season of HBO's densely plotted science fiction series.


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Gilmore Girls and Moana

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0500

Margaret H. Willison and Daisy Rosario join the panel for a discussion of the return of Gilmore Girls that's now streaming on Netflix. Then, they chat about Moana, the new Disney film starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson that features music from Lin-Manuel Miranda. Plus, what's making us happy.


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Romantic Comedies With Kumail Nanjiani

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 00:00:11 -0500

Comedian and actor Kumail Nanjiani joins the gang for our live show recorded at the Regent Theater in Los Angeles. First, they discuss romantic comedies, a favorite subject of Kumail and Linda. Then, it's time for a quiz all about disguises. Plus, what's making us happy.


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Arrival and Pop Culture Serotonin

Fri, 18 Nov 2016 00:00:23 -0500

Critic Chris Klimek joins the panel for a chat about the inventive sci-fi film Arrival. Then, the gang shares some of their picks for pop culture serotonin: music, movies, and comedy albums that will boost your mood. Plus, what's making us happy.


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Doctor Strange and Moonlight

Fri, 11 Nov 2016 00:00:20 -0500

Code Switch's Gene Demby and Kat Chow join Stephen Thompson and Glen Weldon for a discussion of the trippy Marvel blockbuster Doctor Strange. Then, they chat about the critically acclaimed indie Moonlight. Plus, what's making us happy this week.


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Small Batch: The Election and Political Comedy

Mon, 07 Nov 2016 00:00:18 -0500

Tomorrow is Election Day, so Stephen Thompson and Glen Weldon guide us through the state of political comedy. Topics include Saturday Night Live, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, and Full Frontal with Samantha Bee.


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Hamilton: An American Musical

Fri, 04 Nov 2016 00:00:17 -0400

The Pop Culture Happy Hour team is recovering from our west coast tour, so we decided to bring you one of our favorite episodes of the year: Look around, look around at how lucky we are to be alive right now: We didn't want to throw away our shot at talking about Lin-Manuel Miranda's acclaimed musical Hamilton. We decided OK, so we're doing this. But we had to wait for it. Then, a few weeks ago, Code Switch's Gene Demby joined us in the greatest city of the world so we could finally be in the room where it happens. Just you wait, just you wait...


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The Great Halloween Candy Debate with Mallory Ortberg

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 00:00:23 -0400

It's a Halloween Spooktacular! We bring you two Halloween-themed segments from our west coast tour: Mallory Ortberg (Dear Prudence, The Toast.) joins us for a Halloween candy debate, and All Things Considered Host Audie Cornish sits down for our super-difficult Halloween quiz. And as always, we close with what's making us happy this week.


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Jane the Virgin and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 00:00:01 -0400

The Pop Culture Happy Hour team is traveling this week, so we bring you two of our favorite segments. First, NPR Editor Barrie Hardymon joins the panel for a discussion about Jane the Virgin. Then, Code Switch's Kat Chow and the gang discuss Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.


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Lupita Nyong'o, Cameron Esposito & Rhea Butcher, and the Best of TV

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 00:00:28 -0400

All Things Considered host Ari Shapiro talks with Lupita Nyong'o and Madina Nalwanga, the stars of Queen of Katwe. Then, television critics Matt Zoller Seitz and Alan Sepinwall chat with Linda Holmes about TV (The Book): Two Experts Pick the Greatest American Shows of All Time. Then, Ari Shapiro interviews comedians Cameron Esposito and Rhea Butcher about their show Take My Wife, which is now streaming on Seeso.


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A Fall Movie and Television Preview

Fri, 07 Oct 2016 00:01:00 -0400

NPR Film Critic Bob Mondello joins the panel for a fall television and movie preview. Plus, what's making us happy this week.


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The Magnificent Seven and Fleabag

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 00:00:28 -0400

Writer Chris Klimek and NPR Editor Tanya Ballard join Stephen Thompson and Glen Weldon to review the remake of The Magnificent Seven. Then, they chat about Fleabag, a dark British comedy currently streaming on Amazon. Plus, What's Making Us Happy.


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Emmy Awards, Hari Kondabolu, and Alan Moore

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 00:00:24 -0400

Stephen Thompson and Glen Weldon reflect on this year's Emmy Awards. Then, Morning Edition host David Greene interviews comedian Hari Kondabolu. We close the show with NPR Books Editor Petra Mayer's conversation with writer and comics legend Alan Moore.


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Documentary Now! & A Documentary Roundup

Fri, 16 Sep 2016 00:01:26 -0400

Sam Sanders, Co-Host of NPR's Politics Podcast, joins the panel for a discussion of Documentary Now!, the mockumentary series from Fred Armisen, Bill Hader, and Seth Meyers. Then, the panel rounds up some interesting docs streaming online. Plus, what's making us happy.


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HGTV and Cooking Shows

Fri, 09 Sep 2016 00:01:21 -0400

Code Switch's Kat Chow and Weekend Edition Editor Barrie Hardymon join Linda Holmes and Glen Weldon for a discussion of home improvement shows, real estate shows, and cooking shows. Plus, What's Making Us Happy.


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You're The Worst & Mixing Comedy and Drama

Fri, 02 Sep 2016 00:01:20 -0400

Pop Culture Happy Hour Producer Emeritus Mike Katzif joins the panel for a discussion of the FXX comedy You're The Worst. Then, they discuss when the lines get blurred between comedy and drama. And, as always, we close with What's Making Us Happy this week.


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Big News: West Coast Tour!

Thu, 01 Sep 2016 11:55:20 -0400

WEST COAST TOUR! WOOHOO!We are so excited to announce that Pop Culture Happy Hour is coming to the west coast in October. Tickets go on sale Tuesday, September 6th at NPRpresents.org. Here are the dates: Monday, October 17, Neptune Theatre, Seattle, WA. Guest: Audie Cornish. Wednesday, October 19: Revolution Hall, Portland, OR. Guest: Audie Cornish. Friday, October 21: Marines' Memorial Theatre, San Francisco, CA. Guest: Mallory Ortberg. Sunday, October 23: The Regent Theater, Los Angeles, CA. Guest: Kumail Nanjiani. WOOHOO!


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Small Batch: MTV's Video Music Awards 2016

Mon, 29 Aug 2016 13:25:00 -0400

Linda Holmes and Stephen Thompson discuss this year's MTV Video Music Awards. This year's VMAs featured Rihanna, Beyonce, Britney Spears, and several minutes of Kanye West doing whatever he wants — all vying for social-media dominance in the hours, days and weeks ahead.


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Pete's Dragon & Kids and Their Monsters

Fri, 26 Aug 2016 00:00:06 -0400

NPR Music's Daoud Tyler-Ameen joins Linda Holmes, Stephen Thompson, and Glen Weldon for a discussion of the critically acclaimed Disney film Pete's Dragon. Then its onto kids and their monsters, both real and imaginary. And, as always, we close with What's Making Us Happy this week.


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Small Batch: Stranger Things Creators The Duffer Brothers

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 00:00:20 -0400

All Things Considered Host Ari Shapiro talks with Matt and Ross Duffer, the creators of the Netflix summer hit Stranger Things. (A shorter version of this interview aired on All Things Considered on August 19, 2016.)


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Small Batch: A Conversation With Amy Schumer

Tue, 23 Aug 2016 12:05:00 -0400

Morning Edition host David Greene talks with comedian Amy Schumer about her new book, the Girl With The Lower Back Tattoo. (A shorter version of the interview aired on Morning Edition on August 19, 2016.)


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The Get Down and TCA 2016

Fri, 19 Aug 2016 00:00:00 -0400

Writer Kiana Fitzgerald and Brittany Luse, host of Sampler and For Colored Nerds, join Linda Holmes and Stephen Thompson for a chat about the Netflix series The Get Down. Then, Linda gives a roundup of what she learned and saw at the Television Critics Association press tour, which gives critics a first look at fall television. Plus, What's Making Us Happy.


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Small Batch: You're Listening To Delilah

Wed, 17 Aug 2016 13:16:00 -0400

Morning Edition host David Greene talks with late night radio personality Delilah Rene Luke. This year marks 20 years Delilah has been taking calls and making song dedications. (This interview originally aired on Morning Edition on August 16, 2016.)


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Small Batch: Mr. Robot's Sam Esmail

Mon, 15 Aug 2016 19:03:00 -0400

All Things Considered host Ari Shapiro talks with Sam Esmail, the creator of Mr. Robot. (A shorter version of the interview aired on All Things Considered on August 10, 2016.)


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Steven Universe and Board Games

Fri, 12 Aug 2016 00:00:12 -0400

Code Switch's Kat Chow and Gene Demby join the show for thoughts on the groundbreaking Cartoon Network series Steven Universe and various card and board games. And, as always, we close with What's Making Us Happy this week.


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Jason Bourne and Suicide Squad

Fri, 05 Aug 2016 00:01:30 -0400

Critic Chris Klimek and NPR Editor Tanya Ballard-Brown join Stephen Thompson and Glen Weldon for a discussion of two summer blockbusters, Jason Bourne and Suicide Squad. Plus, What's Making Us Happy this week.


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Small Batch: MTV Classic

Tue, 02 Aug 2016 07:00:29 -0400

MTV turns 35 years old Monday, and they're marking the occasion with a channel called MTV Classic. The new channel will air MTV programming from the 1990s and 2000s. Audie Cornish and Stephen Thompson discuss the new project. (A shorter version of this conversation aired on All Things Considered on August 1st, 2016.)


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Small Batch: Match Game

Mon, 01 Aug 2016 13:52:00 -0400

ABC recently rebooted the vintage game show with Alec Baldwin as host and celebrity panelists such as Rosie O'Donnell and Tituss Burgess. Here, Glen Weldon and Stephen Thompson offer their thoughts.


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Stranger Things and Weddings

Fri, 29 Jul 2016 00:00:27 -0400

Host Linda Holmes, NPR Music's Stephen Thompson, Librarian Margaret Willison, and Producer Emeritus Mike Katzif chat about the new Netflix series Stranger Things. Then, they'll discuss some of their favorite weddings in television and film. All that plus What's Making Us Happy this week.


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Small Batch: Swiss Army Man

Tue, 26 Jul 2016 10:39:00 -0400

Glen Weldon and Chris Klimek debate the merits of Swiss Army Man, the new indie comedy referred to as the Daniel Radcliffe farting corpse movie.


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Small Batch: Comic-Con Dispatches

Mon, 25 Jul 2016 15:32:00 -0400

In this Pop Culture Happy Hour extra, hear two dispatches from this year's Comic-Con International in San Diego. First, panelist Glen Weldon explores hard science fiction. Then, NPR Books editor Petra Mayer reports on Wonder Woman fandom in honor of her 75th birthday. (Glen Weldon's piece originally aired on Weekend All Things Considered on July 23, 2016. Petra Mayer's piece originally aired on Weekend Edition Sunday on July 24, 2016.)


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Ghostbusters and Mr. Robot

Fri, 22 Jul 2016 00:00:05 -0400

All Things Considered Host Ari Shapiro joins the gang for a discussion of the new Ghostbusters film and the return of the television thriller Mr. Robot.


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On Endings And Road Trips

Fri, 15 Jul 2016 00:01:13 -0400

This week on Pop Culture Happy Hour, we revisit an episode from summer 2012. Linda Holmes talked with Stephen Thompson, Trey Graham and Glen Weldon about pop culture finales — from television shows like Six Feet Under, Community, M.A.S.H., Buffy the Vampire Slayer and LOST to books like Girl With the Dragon Tattoo and comics like Calvin And Hobbes, Sandman and Y: The Last Man. Then, a look at road trips and the pop culture they use to occupy and distract and energy while in the car. All that plus What's Making Us Happy this week.


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Small Batch: Pokemon Go

Wed, 13 Jul 2016 16:55:00 -0400

Pop Culture Happy Hour's Glen Weldon and Stephen Thompson discuss the game: its allure and ubiquity, its backlash and glitches, and its zeitgeist-y collision of gaming, community and nostalgia.


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The BFG and The Great British Baking Show

Fri, 08 Jul 2016 00:00:30 -0400

NPR Books editor Petra Mayer joins the panel to discuss The BFG specifically and Steven Spielberg movies in general. Then they move on to talk of crumpets and The Great British Baking Show.


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The Giant Foam Finger: Who's Afraid of a Superteam?

Thu, 07 Jul 2016 11:34:00 -0400

Pop Culture Happy Hour's Stephen Thompson and Code Switch's Gene Demby discuss Kevin Durant's move to the Golden State Warriors: Is it good for basketball? Is this the wave of the mercenary future?


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The State of the Sequel, Independence Day: Resurgence, and a Quiz

Fri, 01 Jul 2016 00:01:26 -0400

Code Switch's Gene Demby joins the panel for a discussion of the state of the sequel and why we decided not to go deep on Independence Day: Resurgence. Then, the gang takes a quiz all about sequel taglines.


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Small Batch: Game of Thrones

Tue, 28 Jun 2016 00:00:17 -0400

The sixth season of HBO's Game of Thrones showed a real evolution in the way the show portrays women and in the season finale, several female characters ascended to power. All Things Considered host Kelly McEvers talks to Glen Weldon and Greta Johnsen, host of the Nerdette podcast, about the show. (This segment originally aired on All Things Considered on June 27th, 2016.)


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Small Batch: UnREAL's Sarah Gertrude Shapiro

Mon, 27 Jun 2016 17:27:00 -0400

Weekend Edition Sunday Host Rachel Martin chats with Sarah Gertrude Shapiro, the co-creator of Lifetime's UnREAL and a former producer of The Bachelor. (A shorter version of the interview aired on Weekend Edition Sunday on June 5, 2016.)


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Finding Dory and Great Voice Acting

Fri, 24 Jun 2016 00:02:15 -0400

Latino U.S.A's Daisy Rosario joins the panel for a discussion of Pixar's Finding Dory, the sequel to Finding Nemo. Then they chat about voice acting, from cartoons to translation to video games. Plus, What's Making Us Happy this week.


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Small Batch: The Outs with Adam Goldman

Tue, 21 Jun 2016 12:02:00 -0400

In this Pop Culture Happy Hour extra, Glen Weldon talks to Adam Goldman, the star and co-creator of the web series The Outs, about what sets the comedy apart and why queer people are superheroes.


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O.J.: Made in America and a Television Quiz

Fri, 17 Jun 2016 00:01:27 -0400

Code Switch's Gene Demby joins the panel for a discussion of ESPN's new documentary miniseries O.J.: Made in America. Then, we bring you a television quiz featuring Audie Cornish, recorded live at the Vulture Festival. Plus, What's Making Us Happy this week.


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Small Batch: 2016 Tony Awards

Mon, 13 Jun 2016 18:53:00 -0400

The shadow of a mass shooting in Orlando cast a pall over the 70th Annual Tony Awards broadcast, but host James Corden offered a spirited paean to "every Broadway would-be." Linda Holmes and Glen Weldon discuss.


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Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping and Making Music Funny

Fri, 10 Jun 2016 00:00:23 -0400

Librarian Margaret Willison joins the gang for a discussion of Popstar, the new movie from the Lonely Island comedy group. The they looka back at other films that find humor in the foibles of musicians. And, as always, What's Making Us Happy this week.


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Small Batch: The Black Film Canon

Tue, 07 Jun 2016 00:00:21 -0400

Slate recently published The Black Film Canon, a list of 50 films by black directors curated by a panel that included Henry Louis Gates Jr., Wesley Morris, and Ava DuVernay. Slate Culture Writer Aisha Harris helped spearhead the project, so she sat down with host Linda Holmes to highlight some of the films on the list.


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X-Men: Apocalypse and Supervillains

Fri, 03 Jun 2016 00:01:19 -0400

Writer Chris Klimek and NPR Music's Daoud Tyler-Ameen join Linda Holmes and Stephen Thompson for a discussion of X-Men: Apocalypse. Then they discuss villains of all kinds and why their motives never seem to make sense. Plus, what's making us happy this week.


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Live At Vulture Festival

Fri, 27 May 2016 00:01:29 -0400

All Things Considered Host Audie Cornish joins the panel for a show recorded live at New York Magazine's Vulture Festival. First, the panel runs with the vulture theme and discuss pop culture artifacts they continue to pick over. Then, it's onto a discussion of the crossover of politics and pop culture. Plus, what's making us happy this week.


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Money Monster and Eurovision

Fri, 20 May 2016 00:00:26 -0400

Weekend Edition Books Editor Barrie Hardymon joins the crew this week. They discuss George Clooney and Julia Roberts in their new movie, Money Monster, before moving on to the sparkling singers of Eurovision.


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