NPR: Pop Culture Happy Hour
Small Batch Edition: We Really, Really Hated 'The...06/03/15
We don't want to hide the ball on this one, so we'll just tell you: we really, really, really didn't like the new show in which families are psychologically tortured over piles of money.
Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'Tomorrowland,' The Future And The...
On this week's show, we tackle Tomorrowland and consider pop culture looks at both the future and the past. And as always, we chat about what's making us happy this week.
Pop Culture Happy Hour: For 'Mad Men' And Letterman, A...
Mad Men just ended after seven seasons; David Letterman is done with late-night TV after 33. The gang discusses both farewells, both legacies, and What's Making Us Happy this week.
Small Batch: 'Mad Max: Fury Road'
Glen Weldon and Chris Klimek discuss Mad Max: Fury Road, director George Miller's cinematic return to a post-apocalyptic wasteland that boasts a weirdly thriving car culture.
Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'Pitch Perfect 2' And Summer Movies
On this week's show: Pitch Perfect 2 is just the beginning of our summer movie preview. Plus, books and music make an appearance as we talk about what's making us happy.
Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'Avengers: Age Of Ultron,' Pop...
This week, we tackle the great big new fightin' superhero movie and consider why pop culture is in the business of appointing and punishing pariahs.
Pop Culture Happy Hour: Food In Pop Culture And Going Back...
On this week's show, we talk about competitive cooking shows, delicious food in the movies, and all the things we've learned about pop culture representations of college.
Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'Daredevil' And Credulity
The gang discusses the new Netflix superhero series, what happens when the audience knows too much and, as always, what's making us happy this week.
Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'The Comedians' And Cameo...
This week's show is all about FX's new Billy Crystal/Josh Gad comedy, the uses and misuses of cameo appearances, and what's making us happy this week.
Small Batch Edition: 'Wolf Hall' On PBS
PCHH pal and book enthusiast Barrie Hardymon joins us to talk Tudors, historical fiction, and expressive eyebrow acting.
Small Batch Edition: Remembering Stan Freberg
Stephen Thompson and Linda Holmes take a few minutes to celebrate the pioneering satirist.
Small Batch: The March Madness Of Friends On Opposite Sides
Two of our Pop Culture Happy Hour regulars find themselves on opposite sides of Monday night's NCAA men's basketball final. Things could get tense.
Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'Kimmy Schmidt' And Derivative...
On this week's show, we're joined by our pal Kat Chow for a talk about the Netflix series Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and the line between inspired and derivative when it comes to culture.
Small Batch Edition: 'Furious 7'
Linda Holmes and PCHH regular Chris Klimek sit down to talk about the crash-'em, bash-'em, smash-'em film Furious 7. Spoiler alert: cars go boom.
Pop Culture Happy Hour: SXSW And Hometown Cliches
Scads of music recommendations, talk of Austin and Portland, and what's making us happy this week.
Small Batch Edition: Talking 'X-Files' With Kumail Nanjiani
On today's Small Batch Edition of Pop Culture Happy Hour, we talk to comedian, actor and podcaster Kumail Nanjiani about the return of The X-Files — a TV show about which he has a podcast.
Pop Culture Happy Hour: Nick Hornby's 'Funny Girl' And...
On this week's show, we read a book — specifically Nick Hornby's Funny Girl. We broaden out from there to film adaptations of books, and as always, we tell you what's making us happy this week.
Small Batch Edition: On Loving Romance With Sarah Wendell
We talk to romance blogger Sarah Wendell about romance fans, romance novels, and some of her top recommendations for fans and new visitors alike.
Pop Culture Happy Hour: Cultural Anniversaries And Great...
On this week's show, live from NPR HQ, we talk with Guy Raz about anniversaries and kid things, and we rattle off our favorite happy-making things.
Pop Culture Happy Hour, Small Batch Edition: 'King Of The...
Pop Culture Happy Hour regulars Stephen Thompson and Glen Weldon talk about the TBS competition show King Of The Nerds.
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