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Pop Culture Happy Hour

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Rank #1 in Film Reviews category

TV & Film
After Shows
Film Reviews
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Pop Culture Happy Hour is a fun and freewheeling chat about the latest movies, television, books, and music.

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Pop Culture Happy Hour is a fun and freewheeling chat about the latest movies, television, books, and music.

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6366 Ratings
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One of my Favorites!

By MPLSMadison - Nov 15 2019
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This is one of my favorite podcasts! More Glen Weldon please.

What’s making me happy...

By swinginglyMKA - Nov 14 2019
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Pop Culture Happy Hour is pure bliss each and every episode. Even topics I’m not all that interested in (they cover everything!!) I still listen and there have been more times than I can count when an episode drove me to watch or listen or read something that I wouldn’t have thought to engage. The rotation of guests mesh perfectly in conversation, wit, knowledge and passions with the regular hosts. This is a must-listen for anyone!

iTunes Ratings

6366 Ratings
Average Ratings
4987
703
243
182
251

One of my Favorites!

By MPLSMadison - Nov 15 2019
Read more
This is one of my favorite podcasts! More Glen Weldon please.

What’s making me happy...

By swinginglyMKA - Nov 14 2019
Read more
Pop Culture Happy Hour is pure bliss each and every episode. Even topics I’m not all that interested in (they cover everything!!) I still listen and there have been more times than I can count when an episode drove me to watch or listen or read something that I wouldn’t have thought to engage. The rotation of guests mesh perfectly in conversation, wit, knowledge and passions with the regular hosts. This is a must-listen for anyone!
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Pop Culture Happy Hour

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Pop Culture Happy Hour is a fun and freewheeling chat about the latest movies, television, books, and music.

Rank #1: Jojo Rabbit And What's Making Us Happy

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Jojo Rabbit is already an Oscar favorite. The dark comedy from director Taika Waititi won the audience award at the Toronto International Film Festival. That's preceded a best picture nomination in 10 out of the last 11 years. Based on a 2004 novel by Christine Leunens, the film follows Jojo, a German boy who remains loyal to Adolf Hitler as World War II winds down. In fact, he envisions the leader as his imaginary friend.

Oct 25 2019

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Rank #2: Avengers: Infinity War and What's Making Us Happy

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The Avengers try to keep a space-tyrant from performing cosmic genocide. The film doubles down on character interactions both familiar and unfamiliar. Guest: Code Switch co-host Gene Demby.

Apr 27 2018

28mins

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Rank #3: Sam Sanders Chats With Guy Branum

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Comedian Guy Branum joins NPR's Sam Sanders to talk about his new book My Life As A Goddess and the many challenges presented by a mostly white, hetero-normative comedy scene.

Dec 12 2018

38mins

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Rank #4: Parasite

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Even if you've seen a lot of movies about class struggle, you can bet you've never seen one like Parasite. From director Bong Joon-ho, it tells the story of two families, one with a lot of money and one that's just struggling to get by. Parasite won the top prize, the Palme d'Or, at this year's Cannes Film Festival, and it's South Korea's entry into this year's Oscars race.

Oct 23 2019

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Rank #5: Our 15 Favorite Things Of 2018

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It's the end of the year, and that makes it the perfect time to talk about the things we loved the most in 2018. From Black Panther, to Crazy Rich Asians, to the viral moments you might have missed, we are rounding up our fifteen favorites of the year. So get ready for a whole lot of recommending.

Dec 21 2018

36mins

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Rank #6: Us

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Us is Jordan Peele's follow up to his 2017 film Get Out. The film stars Lupita Nyong'o as a mother whose whole family is confronted by their own doppelgängers.

Mar 22 2019

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Rank #7: Dolemite Is My Name

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Dolemite Is My Name is a new Netflix biopic about comedian Rudy Ray Moore, who created a flamboyant alter ego and became a blaxploitation legend in the 1970s. The film stars Eddie Murphy, who's joined by a fantastic cast that includes Keegan-Michael Key, Tituss Burgess, Craig Robinson, Mike Epps and Wesley Snipes. It's a behind the scenes look at the making of the 1975 cult hit film Dolemite.

Oct 30 2019

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Rank #8: Summer Movie Preview and What's Making Us Happy

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The panel predicsts the hits and flops, tell you what they're looking forward to, and help you spend that ticket money wisely. Guest: Aisha Harris, host of Slate's Represent podcast.

Apr 20 2018

41mins

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Rank #9: 2019 Oscars Recap

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Green Book is your best picture, and Bohemian Rhapsody and Roma took a bunch of the top prizes, too. And it all got done in a ceremony without a host. We're breaking it all down: the winners, the speeches, the songs, why we're mad, and why we're glad.

Feb 25 2019

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Rank #10: Black Panther and What's Making Us Happy

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Ryan Coogler's Marvel film, set largely in the richly imagined Afro-futurist utopia of Wakanda, is by turns intimate, immediate and — most importantly — new. Guest: Code Switch's Gene Demby.

Feb 16 2018

26mins

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Rank #11: Game Of Thrones

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After eight seasons, 73 episodes, and way too many characters busting out the phrase "bend the knee" all the time, HBO's Game of Thrones has come to an end. And there's a lot to unpack.

May 20 2019

20mins

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Rank #12: Fall TV Preview

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The broadcast, cable and streaming networks have a lot on tap for the remainder of 2017. We talk about what we are excited to watch and what we think we survive cancellation

Aug 25 2017

33mins

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Rank #13: Fall Movie Preview

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We're excited for a whole bunch of new movies this fall. Today, we dive into our 2018 Fall Movie Preview and talk about as many of them as we can — from the big studio flicks to the festival favorites and everything in between.

Sep 28 2018

34mins

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Rank #14: Crazy Rich Asians and What's Making Us Happy

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This week, we talk about the charming romantic comedy Crazy Rich Asians, which has been lauded as groundbreaking for its all Asian and Asian-American cast. Guests: NPR's Mallory Yu and Code Switch's Kat Chow.

Aug 17 2018

24mins

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Rank #15: Fall Movie Preview

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As summer gives way to fall, blockbusters give way to award contenders. Critics Linda Holmes, Bob Mondello, Tasha Robinson, and Bilal Quershi share some of the best, buzziest and otherwise noteworthy films coming to theaters.

Sep 22 2017

47mins

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Rank #16: 'Avengers: Endgame' and What's Making Us Happy

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The Marvel Cinematic Universe has brought us Iron Man movies, Thor movies, Captain America movies, Avengers movies, and many other superhero franchises over the last decade, and they all feed into one epic that ties up many of the loose ends. Today we're talking the juggernaut to end all juggernauts, Avengers: Endgame.

Apr 26 2019

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Rank #17: Game of Thrones

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Game of Thrones just wrapped its penultimate season, so we sit down for a spoiler-packed discussion with our pals Gene Demby, Barrie Hardymon, and Tasha Robinson.

Aug 30 2017

22mins

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Rank #18: Our Summer Movie Preview

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It's time again for our summer movie preview. We'll take a shot at guessing hits and misses, and we'll tell you what we can't wait to see.

Apr 19 2019

33mins

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Rank #19: Star Wars: The Last Jedi and What's Making Us Happy

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Writer/director Rian Johnson joins the Star Wars franchise to deliver a chapter that's fast, fun and freewheeling, even as it introduces surprising nuance to the classic Dark Side vs. Light Side beef. Guest: NPR White House Correspondent Tamara Keith.

Dec 15 2017

31mins

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Rank #20: Doctor Strange and Moonlight

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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.

Nov 11 2016

40mins

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