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Pop Culture Happy Hour

Rank #3 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.

iTunes Ratings

5125 Ratings
Average Ratings
4096
545
176
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Informative, goes beyond

By AnaIsabelV - Feb 07 2019
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This podcast is informative without being redundant, has intelligent and insightful perspectives and build on what other’s are saying. Made me google one thing after another and formulate my own opinion.

Great from Day 1

By pstilley - Feb 06 2019
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Started listening to PCHH the same week it premiered on NPR.org and have been smitten since the start. Linda, Glen & Stephen (the hosts) and their guests are stellar, whip smart, thoughtful & funny. The newer format of shorter & more frequent episodes makes it even easier jump into!

iTunes Ratings

5125 Ratings
Average Ratings
4096
545
176
135
173

Informative, goes beyond

By AnaIsabelV - Feb 07 2019
Read more

This podcast is informative without being redundant, has intelligent and insightful perspectives and build on what other’s are saying. Made me google one thing after another and formulate my own opinion.

Great from Day 1

By pstilley - Feb 06 2019
Read more

Started listening to PCHH the same week it premiered on NPR.org and have been smitten since the start. Linda, Glen & Stephen (the hosts) and their guests are stellar, whip smart, thoughtful & funny. The newer format of shorter & more frequent episodes makes it even easier jump into!

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Pop Culture Happy Hour

Rank #3 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.

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Most Popular Episodes of Pop Culture Happy Hour

Rank #1: Stranger Things and Weddings

Jul 29 2016
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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.

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Rank #2: We Get It Now

Jan 23 2019
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Despite how firm our opinions often seem when we first declare them, there have been times when they've changed. During our recent live show at the Brooklyn Podcast Festival, we took a moment to talk about some things we have different feelings on now then we once did.

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Rank #3: The Martian And What We've Learned About Other Jobs

Oct 09 2015
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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.

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Rank #4: Avengers: Infinity War and What's Making Us Happy

Apr 27 2018
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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.

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Rank #5: Jason Bourne and Suicide Squad

Aug 05 2016
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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.

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Rank #6: Labor Pains And Inspirations

Sep 11 2015
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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.

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Rank #7: Summer Movie Preview and What's Making Us Happy

Apr 20 2018
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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.

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Rank #8: Hamilton

Mar 18 2016
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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...

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Rank #9: Our 15 Favorite Things Of 2018

Dec 21 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.

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Rank #10: Our 15 Favorite Things Of 2018

Dec 21 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.

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Rank #11: Ghostbusters and Mr. Robot

Jul 22 2016
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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.

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Rank #12: Steven Universe and Board Games

Aug 12 2016
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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.

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Rank #13: A Fall Movie and Television Preview

Oct 07 2016
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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.

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Rank #14: Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Movie Merchandise

Dec 18 2015
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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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Rank #15: HGTV and Cooking Shows

Sep 09 2016
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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.

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Rank #16: Making a Murderer, True Crime, and Remembering Alan Rickman

Jan 22 2016
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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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Rank #17: Glass

Jan 18 2019
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In 2000, director M. Night Shyamalan presented Unbreakable, the story of two men whose epic tales of good and evil collided. Then came 2016's Split, a stealth sequel. Now, Shyamalan wraps up the trilogy with Glass.

Play Now

Rank #18: The BFG and The Great British Baking Show

Jul 08 2016
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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.

Play Now

Rank #19: Fall TV Preview

Aug 25 2017
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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

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Rank #20: Game of Thrones

Aug 30 2017
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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.

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Rank #1: 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 #2: We Get It Now

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Despite how firm our opinions often seem when we first declare them, there have been times when they've changed. During our recent live show at the Brooklyn Podcast Festival, we took a moment to talk about some things we have different feelings on now then we once did.

Jan 23 2019
15 mins
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Rank #3: The Martian And What We've Learned About Other Jobs

Podcast cover
Read more

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
Play Now

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
Play Now

Rank #5: Jason Bourne and Suicide Squad

Podcast cover
Read more

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
Play Now

Rank #6: Labor Pains And Inspirations

Podcast cover
Read more

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
Play Now

Rank #7: Summer Movie Preview and What's Making Us Happy

Podcast cover
Read more

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
Play Now

Rank #8: Hamilton

Podcast cover
Read more

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
Play Now

Rank #9: Our 15 Favorite Things Of 2018

Podcast cover
Read more

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
Play Now

Rank #10: Our 15 Favorite Things Of 2018

Podcast cover
Read more

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
Play Now

Rank #11: Ghostbusters and Mr. Robot

Podcast cover
Read more

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
Play Now

Rank #12: Steven Universe and Board Games

Podcast cover
Read more

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
Play Now

Rank #13: A Fall Movie and Television Preview

Podcast cover
Read more

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
Play Now

Rank #14: Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Movie Merchandise

Podcast cover
Read more

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.

Dec 18 2015
50 mins
Play Now

Rank #15: HGTV and Cooking Shows

Podcast cover
Read more

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
Play Now

Rank #16: Making a Murderer, True Crime, and Remembering Alan Rickman

Podcast cover
Read more

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.

Jan 22 2016
41 mins
Play Now

Rank #17: Glass

Podcast cover
Read more

In 2000, director M. Night Shyamalan presented Unbreakable, the story of two men whose epic tales of good and evil collided. Then came 2016's Split, a stealth sequel. Now, Shyamalan wraps up the trilogy with Glass.

Jan 18 2019
25 mins
Play Now

Rank #18: The BFG and The Great British Baking Show

Podcast cover
Read more

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
Play Now

Rank #19: Fall TV Preview

Podcast cover
Read more

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
Play Now

Rank #20: Game of Thrones

Podcast cover
Read more

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
Play Now