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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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A pop culture podcast mainstay

By Mark L. 5555 - Sep 11 2019
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It's remarkable how consistent the show has been year in and year out.

Euphoria

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You guys should talk about the new show Euphoria!

iTunes Ratings

6079 Ratings
Average Ratings
4775
671
233
169
231

A pop culture podcast mainstay

By Mark L. 5555 - Sep 11 2019
Read more
It's remarkable how consistent the show has been year in and year out.

Euphoria

By lily1549 - Jul 30 2019
Read more
You guys should talk about the new show Euphoria!
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Pop Culture Happy Hour

Updated 1 day ago

Rank #1 in Film Reviews category

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

Rank #1: Fall TV Preview

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It's autumn again. And that means we're getting a wave of new television. So it's time for the annual fall TV preview. Whether you like superheros or detectives, broadcast or cable or streaming, we're here to share what we're excited to see.
Aug 30 2019
26 mins
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Rank #2: The Movies Of 1999

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Just about every week, we talk about what we're watching or reading or listening to right now. Today, we're doing something different. We're going back 20 years to talk about some of the movies of 1999, including Drop Dead Gorgeous, Office Space, and The Talented Mr. Ripley. We'll talk about what holds up, what looks really different, and what we miss the most.
Sep 04 2019
18 mins
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Rank #3: 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 #4: 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 #5: 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
38 mins
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Rank #6: 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 #7: 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
24 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: 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 #10: 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
16 mins
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Rank #11: 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
26 mins
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Rank #12: 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
20 mins
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Rank #13: 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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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
24 mins
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Rank #15: 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
34 mins
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Rank #16: 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
33 mins
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Rank #17: 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
47 mins
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Rank #18: 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
31 mins
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Rank #19: 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 #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
40 mins
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