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Pop Culture Happy Hour

Updated 22 days ago

Rank #7 in TV & Film category

Music
Society & Culture
TV & Film
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Pop Culture Happy Hour is a fun and freewheeling chat about the latest movies, television, books, comics and music.

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

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By Skye.akimbo - May 15 2019
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Love the show! I’ve become dependent on your recommendations and insights. Thank you!

So so so so gooooood😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍

By fortnite supasta - May 09 2019
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Yay so good 😊 I love to listen to this all day and night

iTunes Ratings

5505 Ratings
Average Ratings
4382
587
200
145
191

😊

By Skye.akimbo - May 15 2019
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Love the show! I’ve become dependent on your recommendations and insights. Thank you!

So so so so gooooood😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍

By fortnite supasta - May 09 2019
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Yay so good 😊 I love to listen to this all day and night

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Pop Culture Happy Hour

Updated 22 days ago

Rank #7 in TV & Film category

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

Rank #1: 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
36 mins
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Rank #2: Stranger Things and Weddings

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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.

Jul 29 2016
42 mins
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Rank #3: The Martian And What We've Learned About Other Jobs

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This week on Pop Culture Happy Hour, NPR Monkey See's Linda Holmes, Glen Weldon, Stephen Thompson and Chris Klimek discuss the fun astronaut flick The Martian. Then they'll discuss what pop culture has taught them about other professions. All that, plus What's Making Us Happy.

Oct 09 2015
45 mins
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Rank #4: 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
28 mins
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Rank #5: Jason Bourne and Suicide Squad

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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.

Aug 05 2016
36 mins
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Rank #6: Labor Pains And Inspirations

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This week on Pop Culture Happy Hour, NPR Monkey See's Linda Holmes, Glen Weldon, Stephen Thompson and Barrie Hardymon celebrate Labor Day with a discussion of childbirth and pregnancy in pop culture. Then it's on to a discussion of times small pop-culture moments have changed the way they behaved and shaped their long-term interests. All that, plus What's Making Us Happy.

Sep 11 2015
48 mins
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Rank #7: Hamilton

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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...

Mar 18 2016
50 mins
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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
41 mins
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Rank #9: The Twilight Zone and What's Making Us Happy

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It's been 60 years since The Twilight Zone first aired, with the voice and eventually the face of its creator, Rod Serling. Now, CBS All Access has brought the anthology series back in a new incarnation. This time, the host is Jordan Peele. He is also an executive producer, and the big cast includes Adam Scott, Kumail Nanjiani, Steven Yeun, Chris O'Dowd, Tracy Morgan, Sanaa Lathan, and a whole lot more.

Apr 12 2019
21 mins
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Rank #10: Ghostbusters and Mr. Robot

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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.

Jul 22 2016
43 mins
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Rank #11: Steven Universe and Board Games

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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.

Aug 12 2016
46 mins
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Rank #12: A Fall Movie and Television Preview

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

Oct 07 2016
52 mins
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Rank #13: 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
22 mins
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Rank #14: HGTV and Cooking Shows

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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.

Sep 09 2016
43 mins
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Rank #15: Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Grease: Live, and Musicals On TV

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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.

Feb 05 2016
46 mins
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Rank #16: PEN15

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The much-praised Hulu series PEN15 is about two middle-school girls who feel like they might never figure out how to grow into adults. The show was created by Maya Erskine, Anna Konkle and Sam Zvibelman. And the hook is that Erskine and Konkle play versions of themselves as kids, awkwardly surrounded by actual tween actors.

Mar 15 2019
26 mins
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Rank #17: The BFG and The Great British Baking Show

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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.

Jul 08 2016
47 mins
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Rank #18: A Conversation With Trevor Noah

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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.

Nov 27 2015
55 mins
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Rank #19: Awards Show Expectations and Product Placement

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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.

Feb 12 2016
41 mins
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Rank #20: 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
33 mins
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