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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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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.)


Media Files:
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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.)


Media Files:
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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.


Media Files:
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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.


Media Files:
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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.


Media Files:
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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.


Media Files:
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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.


Media Files:
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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.


Media Files:
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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.


Media Files:
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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.


Media Files:
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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.


Media Files:
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Captain America: Civil War

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

Code Switch's Gene Demby joins Stephen Thompson and Glen Weldon for a discussion of the new Marvel blockbuster Captain America: Civil War. Then, Linda Holmes interviews Joe and Anthony Russo about directing Captain America and many beloved television comedies. Plus, what's making us happy this week.


Media Files:
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Free Comic Book Day and Keanu

Fri, 06 May 2016 00:01:12 -0400

NPR Books editor Petra Mayer joins the panel for a preview of Free Comic Book Day. Then, they discuss Keanu, the new action comedy from the team behind Key and Peele. Plus, what's making us happy this week.


Media Files:
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Silicon Valley and Bob's Burgers

Fri, 29 Apr 2016 00:01:11 -0400

Writer Danielle Henderson joins the gang for a discussion of the HBO comedy Silicon Valley. Then, Stephen Thompson interviews Loren Bouchard, the creator of Bob's Burgers. Plus, what's making us happy this week.


Media Files:
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Small Batch: Beyoncé's 'Lemonade'

Mon, 25 Apr 2016 13:32:00 -0400

NPR Music's Kiana Fitzgerald reviews Beyonce's new album Lemonade. Fitzgerald says the story Beyonce is telling this time, that of a woman wronged, is universal, but the way she's delivered it is a crystal-clear representation of the black female experience. (The review originally aired on Morning Edition on April 25, 2016.) Live show tickets available at: vulturefestival.com


Media Files:
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Summer Movie Preview

Thu, 21 Apr 2016 21:59:33 -0400

Pop Culture Happy Hour Producer Emeritus Mike Katzif joins the gang for a summer movie preview. They'll discuss what they most want to see. They will also predict the biggest box office hits and bombs. Plus, what's making us happy this week.


Media Files:
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Small Batch: Remembering Prince

Thu, 21 Apr 2016 17:46:00 -0400

Linda Holmes and Stephen Thompson discuss the way Prince changed music, supported other artists, defied creative constraints and challenged the notion of what it means for a pop singer to rebel.


Media Files:
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Small Batch: Comedian Josh Gondelman

Tue, 19 Apr 2016 14:00:10 -0400

Linda Holmes chat with Josh Gondelman, and stand-up comedian and writer for Last Week Tonight with John Oliver. His album Physical Whisper is available now.


Media Files:
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The Mindy Project and Romantic Comedies

Fri, 15 Apr 2016 00:00:14 -0400

All Things Considered host Audie Cornish and librarian Margaret Willison join Linda Holmes and Glen Weldon for a discussion of The Mindy Project and romantic comedies. Plus, what's making us happy this week.


Media Files:
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Small Batch: Ta-Nehisi Coates on Black Panther

Wed, 13 Apr 2016 15:30:10 -0400

All Things Considered host Audie Cornish chats with Ta-Nehisi Coates about writing the latest iteration of Marvel's Black Panther. Marvel's Black Panther. The first issue is out now and features illustrations by artist Brian Stelfreeze. (A shorter version of this interview aired on All Things Considered on April 6, 2016.)


Media Files:
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Best Bad Movies and a Quiz

Fri, 08 Apr 2016 00:00:01 -0400

Trey Graham returns to PCHH for a discussion of the best bad movies. Then, Glen Weldon tests the panel in a top-secret quiz. Plus, what's making us happy this week.


Media Files:
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Small Batch: The Real Housewives of Potomac

Fri, 01 Apr 2016 15:00:24 -0400

Brittany Luse and Eric Eddings, hosts of the For Colored Nerds podcast, join Linda Holmes for a chat about the Real Housewives of Potomac.


Media Files:
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Batman V Superman and Pop Culture Objects

Fri, 01 Apr 2016 00:00:29 -0400

Writer Chris Klimek joins Linda Holmes, Stephen Thompson, and Glen Weldon for a discussion of Batman V Superman and how to build a better blockbuster. They also discuss pop culture objects they wish they owned. All that, plus What's Making Us Happy.


Media Files:
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SXSW Wrap and Songs That Changed Our Lives

Fri, 25 Mar 2016 00:01:00 -0400

All Things Considered Audie Cornish and NPR Music's Katie Presley join the PCHH gang for a look at the 2016 SXSW Festival. Then, they'll discuss the songs that change their lives. All that, plus what's making us happy.


Media Files:
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Small Batch: Glen Weldon's 'The Caped Crusade'

Wed, 23 Mar 2016 11:03:00 -0400

All Things Considered host Audie Cornish chats with Glen Weldon about his new book "The Cape Crusade." It traces the evolution of Batman, and argues that his various iterations over the years are a sort of Rorschach test for America's cultural mood. (A shorter version of this interview aired on All Things Considered on March 23, 2016.)


Media Files:
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Hamilton

Fri, 18 Mar 2016 00:00:00 -0400

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...


Media Files:
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Hamilton's Leslie Odom Jr., Kanye, and Gilmore Girls

Fri, 11 Mar 2016 00:00:00 -0500

While our panel recovers from our New York field trip, we bring you three great conversations. First, NPR Music's Daoud Tyler-Ameen talks to Leslie Odom Jr., who plays Aaron Burr in the hit Broadway musical Hamilton. Then, host Linda Holmes talks with WNYC's Sean Rameswaram about Kanye West and his new ablum The Life of Pablo. Then, Linda chats with Latino USA's Daisy Rosario about the Gilmore Girls reboot.


Media Files:
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Small Batch: American Crime

Wed, 09 Mar 2016 00:00:22 -0500

In our first dispatch from New York, Linda Holmes chats with culture writer Danielle Henderson about American Crime, ABC's acclaimed anthology series.


Media Files:
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Downton Abbey and Nostalgia as a Genre

Fri, 04 Mar 2016 00:00:00 -0500

All Things Considered host Audie Cornish and Weekend Edition Books Editor Barrie Hardymon join Linda Holmes and Glen Weldon for a look back at Downton Abbey. Then, they discuss nostalgia as a genre, covering everything from Mad Men to Galavant to American Crime Story. All that, plus What's Making Us Happy.


Media Files:
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Small Batch: The 2016 Oscars

Mon, 29 Feb 2016 17:00:00 -0500

Linda Holmes, Stephen Thompson, and Code Switch's Gene Demby chat about the 88th Academy Awards, including Chris Rock's monologue, Lady Gaga and Joe Biden's friendship, and the orchestra's questionable music choices.


Media Files:
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The Oscars Omnibus 2016

Fri, 26 Feb 2016 00:00:00 -0500

All Things Considered's film critic Bob Mondello joins the panel for the annual Oscars omnibus. The gang discuss all the best picture nominees, a number of the performances, and recommend some movies that the academy overlooked.


Media Files:
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Small Batch: Harper Lee and To Kill A Mockingbird

Fri, 19 Feb 2016 17:52:00 -0500

In this Pop Culture Happy Hour extra, Linda Holmes and Barrie Hardymon of NPR's Weekend Edition about the book that was, for most of her life, Harper Lee's only published novel.


Media Files:
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Hail, Caesar! and Entertainment About Entertainment

Fri, 19 Feb 2016 00:00:00 -0500

Film critics Bob Mondello and Chris Klimek join Linda Holmes and Glen Weldon for a discussion of the new Coen brothers film Hail, Caesar! Then the panel chats about why Hollywood loves to make films and television about the entertainment business.


Media Files:
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Small Batch: The 2016 Grammy Awards

Tue, 16 Feb 2016 16:02:00 -0500

Linda Holmes and Stephen Thompson talk about how awards themselves went more or less as expected. But two performances, one from Broadway's Hamilton and one an extended medley by Kendrick Lamar, overwhelmed everything that surrounded them.


Media Files:
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Awards Show Expectations and Product Placement

Fri, 12 Feb 2016 00:00:00 -0500

Alex Kapelman, host of the Pitch podcast, joins the gang for a discussion of what they want and expect from award shows. Then they'll chat about product placement in pop culture. All that, plus What's Making Us Happy.


Media Files:
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Small Batch: Super Bowl 50

Mon, 08 Feb 2016 16:10:00 -0500

Linda Holmes and Stephen Thompson chat about Super 50, including the game itself, Beyoncé stealing the halftime show, and some memorable commercials.


Media Files:
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Small Batch: Super Bowl Snacks

Fri, 05 Feb 2016 16:04:00 -0500

Dan Pashman from The Sporkful podcast joins Linda Holmes and Stephen Thompson for a chat about the eternal question: If you're watching the Super Bowl, what are you eating while you do?


Media Files:
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Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Grease: Live, and Musicals On TV

Fri, 05 Feb 2016 00:00:00 -0500

Code Switch's Kat Chow joins the panel to discuss the musical comedy Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, currently airing on the CW. Then the gang discusses Fox's live staging of Grease and other musicals on television. All that, plus What's Making Us Happy.


Media Files:
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Fred Armisen and Welcome To Night Vale

Fri, 29 Jan 2016 00:00:20 -0500

The PCHH gang couldn't tape a show this week, so instead we bring you two interviews. First, Linda Holmes chats with Fred Armisen about his illustrious career in a never-been-heard outtake from our live show in 2015. Then Linda interviews Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor, the creators of Welcome to Night Vale. Holmes spoke with the writers in late 2015, at an event hosted by Politics & Prose and the Sixth & I.


Media Files:
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Making a Murderer, True Crime, and Remembering Alan Rickman

Fri, 22 Jan 2016 00:00:00 -0500

This week on Pop Culture Happy Hour, NPR Monkey See's Linda Holmes, Glen Weldon, Stephen Thompson and Sarah D. Bunting chat about Making a Murderer and the true crime genre. Then they'll look back at the career of Alan Rickman, who passed away last week at the age of 69. All that, plus What's Making Us Happy.


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The Giant Foam Finger: How Do You Choose Your Favorite Team?

Wed, 20 Jan 2016 12:53:00 -0500

Sometimes, sports fandom comes naturally: We grew up immersed in it, or we get swept up in local fervor. But there's more than one way to become a fan. Stephen Thompson and Gene Demby discuss.


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The Hateful Eight and the Evolving Theatrical Experience

Fri, 15 Jan 2016 00:00:00 -0500

This week on Pop Culture Happy Hour, NPR Monkey See's Linda Holmes, Glen Weldon, Stephen Thompson and Chris Klimek discuss new Quentin Tarantino film The Hateful Eight. Then, from recliners to 30mm to Smell-O-Vision, it's an examination of the ever-changing movie theater experience. All that, plus What's Making Us Happy.


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Small Batch: Comedian John Mulaney

Tue, 12 Jan 2016 00:00:20 -0500

All Things Considered Host Audie Cornish talks with comedian John Mulaney about his new stand-up special The Comeback Kid, his failed network sitcom, and his childhood. (A shorter version of this interview originally aired on All Things Considered on November 16, 2015)


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American Idol and People We're Pulling For

Fri, 08 Jan 2016 00:00:00 -0500

This week on Pop Culture Happy Hour, NPR Monkey See's Linda Holmes, Stephen Thompson, Tanya Ballard Brown, and Marc Hirsh look back at the legacy of American Idol. Then they'll return to one of our favorite segments, people we're pulling for. All that, plus What's Making Us Happy.


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Ciao 2015, Hello 2016!

Thu, 31 Dec 2015 22:48:00 -0500

Monkey See's Linda Holmes, Stephen Thompson and Glen Weldon and guest Kat Chow of NPR's Code Switch say goodbye to 2015, and revisit their resolutions and predictions. And they make new ones for 2016. And no fail, Pop Culture Happy Hour panelists share what's making them happy.


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Melancholidays, Sisters and 2015 Highlights

Thu, 24 Dec 2015 22:47:00 -0500

This week on Pop Culture Happy Hour, librarian Margaret Willison helps NPR Monkey See's Linda Holmes, Stephen Thompson and Glen Weldon get on their melacholidays — yes, it's okay to have a not-so-merry little Christmas. They talk about the Pohler-Fey film, Sisters, their 2015 surprises and, always, what's making them happy.


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Small Batch: Star Wars (The Force Awakens)

Tue, 22 Dec 2015 14:05:00 -0500

By now, billions of people have seen Star Wars: The Force Awakens. We didn't spoil it for you last week. But on this bonus epidose, Linda Holmes and Glen Weldon do nothing but talk spoilers that make you really want to see the movie.


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Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Movie Merchandise

Fri, 18 Dec 2015 00:01:00 -0500

This week on Pop Culture Happy Hour, NPR Monkey See's Linda Holmes, Stephen Thompson, Chris Klimek, and Code Switch's Gene Demby talk about Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Then they'll reveal some of their most beloved and reviled pieces of movie merchandise. All that, plus What's Making Us Happy.


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Creed, Men Crying At Movies, and Visceral Responses

Fri, 11 Dec 2015 00:04:00 -0500

This week on Pop Culture Happy Hour, NPR Monkey See's Linda Holmes, Glen Weldon, Stephen Thompson and Code Switch's Gene Demby talk about Creed, the latest film in the Rocky franchise. Then they'll discuss men crying at movies, and other visceral reactions we have while consuming pop culture. All that, plus What's Making Us Happy.


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The Good Dinosaur, Pixar And Second Thoughts

Fri, 04 Dec 2015 00:04:00 -0500

This week on Pop Culture Happy Hour, NPR Monkey See's Linda Holmes, Glen Weldon, Stephen Thompson and Kat Chow the new Pixar film The Good Dinosaur. Then the gang share some examples of pop culture in which their first impression was completely wrong. All that, plus What's Making Us Happy.


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A Conversation With Trevor Noah

Fri, 27 Nov 2015 00:04:10 -0500

Our panel is on vacation, but that doesn't mean there's no show: in October, host Linda Holmes chatted with The Daily Show's new host Trevor Noah about comedy, diversity, decor, visiting South Africa, and lots more.


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Small Batch: Shonda Rhimes On Her 'Year Of Yes'

Tue, 24 Nov 2015 00:04:14 -0500

All Things Considered Host Audie Cornish talks with Shonda Rhimes, the creator of Grey's Anatomy and Scandal. Rhimes decided to step out of her comfort zone for a year, sparking major changes in her personal and professional life. Rhimes chronicles this year in a new memoir titled Year Of Yes. (A shorter version of this interview originally aired on All Things Considered on November 10, 2015.)


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Master Of None And Neal Shusterman's Challenger Deep

Fri, 20 Nov 2015 00:03:00 -0500

This week on Pop Culture Happy Hour, NPR Monkey See's Linda Holmes, Glen Weldon, Stephen Thompson and Barrie Hardymon chat about Aziz Ansari's new series Master of None, available on Netflix. Then they'll discuss Neal Shusterman's young adult novel Challenger Deep, which recently won a National Book Award. All that, plus What's Making Us Happy.


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Live at The Howard Theatre

Fri, 13 Nov 2015 00:03:00 -0500

In our live show from the historic Howard stage, Fred Armisen of Portlandia and former SNL cast member competes in a Halloween trivia quiz and shares with our audience the techno joys that make him happy.


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Brooklyn Nine Nine and Things We Meant To Do

Fri, 06 Nov 2015 00:03:00 -0500

This week on Pop Culture Happy Hour, NPR's Linda Holmes, Stephen Thompson, Glen Weldon and Mike Katzif talk about what makes Brooklyn Nine Nine a show worth watching. Then, they tackle the meant-to-do pile before What's Making Us Happy.


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A Conversation With Robert Galbraith (aka J.K. Rowling)

Mon, 02 Nov 2015 05:03:00 -0500

In this Pop Culture Happy Hour extra, Barrie Hardymon chats with J.K. Rowling about the new Cormoran Strike mystery novel Career of Evil. Rowling writes these books under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith.


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Empire And Public Radio Voices

Fri, 30 Oct 2015 00:03:46 -0400

This week on Pop Culture Happy Hour, NPR Monkey See's Linda Holmes and Glen Weldon are joined by Tanya Ballard Brown and Code Switch's Gene Demby to talk about Fox's hip-hop drama Empire. Then they'll chat about the recent discussions about public radio voices, and broaden the conversation to the variety of voices you hear on the radio. All that, plus What's Making Us Happy. (Original broadcast date: February 6, 2015)


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Bridge of Spies And The Long, Varied Career Of Tom Hanks

Fri, 23 Oct 2015 00:03:00 -0400

This week on Pop Culture Happy Hour, NPR Monkey See's Linda Holmes, Stephen Thompson, Glen Weldon, and Audie Cornish talk about the new Steven Spielberg film Bridge of Spies. Then they'll examine the long and varied career of Tom Hanks. All that, plus What's Making Us Happy.


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The Giant Foam Finger: What's Your Walk-Up Music?

Mon, 19 Oct 2015 00:03:45 -0400

Four teams remain in the battle to crown a World Series champion. So it's a natural time for Stephen Thompson and Gene Demby to discuss the songs you hear when different players get up to bat.


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