NPR: Pop Culture Happy Hour
Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'Top Five' And The Art Of The...12/19/14
On this week's show: Chris Rock's Top Five, mix tapes and loved music, and what's making us happy this week.
Pop Culture Happy Hour: Live From Sixth And I
Our live show brings us to some consideration of the year that's just ending and some of the firsts that we are sometimes at pains to recall.
Pop Culture Happy Hour: Holiday Encores Edition
This week, we have two past segments to revisit: a look at our favorite and least favorite holiday pop culture, and a listen to some seasonal music.
Pop Culture Happy Hour: Kid Stuff And Leftover Outtakes
On this week's show, Guy Raz of NPR's TED Radio Hour joins us to talk about kids' movies and the cultural fascination with outtakes.
What Happens When You Make A Podcast About Podcasts About A Podcast?
The new podcast Serial is grabby enough that two big culture outlets have their own podcasts about it. Gene Demby and I sit down to talk about that.
A Painful Hollywood Portrait Makes For Great TV On 'The Comeback'
We chat about the return of the terrific if little-seen Lisa Kudrow show The Comeback, which has resurfaced on HBO for a new season after almost 10 years.
Pop Culture Happy Hour: Revived Properties And Cultural Dichotomies
On this week's show, we wonder whether it's ever too late to revisit the past and we dive into some divides that cut deep.
Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'Interstellar' And Other Space Movies
On this week's show, we jump in with Christopher Nolan's new space super-adventure, take on space in general, and talk about what's making us happy this week.
Pop Culture Happy Hour, Small Batch: The Rise Of Fan Fiction
In the wake of news about One Direction erotic fiction, Stephen Thompson sits down with our resident fan-fiction enthusiast, Petra Mayer, to discuss fan-driven writing and the future of publishing.
Pop Culture Happy Hour, Small Batch: Taylor Swift's '1989'
NPR Music's Stephen Thompson and Jacob Ganz discuss one of the year's biggest pop records — its sound, its roll-out, its lyrics and its place in Taylor Swift's catalog.
Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'Dear White People' And The State Of Animation
The panel discusses a new film about black campus life, engages in a wide-ranging discussion of animated TV shows, and expounds on What's Making Us Happy this week.
Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'Whiplash' And Carbon Dating
Audie Cornish joins the show to discuss an Oscar-friendly Sundance hit, what makes certain art a product of its time, and what's making us happy this week.
Pop Culture Happy Hour, Small Batch: Announcing Our Biggest Live Show...
On Dec. 9 at 7 p.m., the Pop Culture Happy Hour crew will appear live at Washington, D.C.'s beautiful Sixth & I synagogue. Tickets go on sale on Wednesday, Oct. 29, at noon ET.
Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'Transparent' And Pop Culture Debuts
On this week's show, NPR's Ari Shapiro joins us to chat about the Amazon show Transparent and about lots of different pop culture debuts.
Pop Culture Happy Hour, Small Batch: A Report From New York Comic-Con
Pop Culture Happy Hour pal Petra Mayer just got back from New York Comic-Con, so we got her to update us briefly on Gillian Anderson, fandom and very big crowds.
Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'Gone Girl' And What Pop Culture Can Teach
On this week's show, we get around to a discussion (as unspoiled as practical) of the film adaptation of Gone Girl, and we talk about what we've learned from movies, books, and television.
Pop Culture Happy Hour, Small Batch: 'Twin Peaks' Returns
Stephen Thompson and Glen Weldon take a few minutes to discuss the resurrection of the David Lynch cult television series Twin Peaks.
Pop Culture Happy Hour, Small Batch: 'House Hunters International'
Glen Weldon and Linda Holmes sit down for a little chat about flats in Paris, bad jokes, and wanting to live abroad but still be at home.
Pop Culture Happy Hour: Denzel Washington And 'Gilligan's Island'
On this week's show, we talk about how The Equalizer fits into the arc of Denzel Washington's long and full career, and we consider absurdist sitcoms as Gilligan's Island turns 50.
Pop Culture Happy Hour: Fall Books And Great Detectives
On this week's show, we dive into some of the fall books we're looking forward to and revel in a chat about detective stories.
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