NPR: Pop Culture Happy Hour
Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'Transparent' And Pop Culture...10/17/14
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.
Pop Culture Happy Hour: A Fall Films Preview And Betting On New...
On this week's show, we look back on the Toronto International Film Festival, then ahead to the fall season of new television.
Pop Culture Happy Hour: Celebrity Apologies And A Regrettable...
After a few words about Joan Rivers, the gang delves into a conversation about apologies, sincerity, authenticity, free speech and PR. Then we give ourselves a quiz and discuss What's Making Us Happy.
Pop Culture Happy Hour: Repurposing 'The Simpsons' And Busting Out Of A...
On the heels of a recent TV marathon, the gang discusses ways to make old things new again. Then it's on to a conversation about cultural complacency, followed by What's Making Us Happy this week.
Pop Culture Happy Hour: Live From The Bell House, Part 2
An explosion of wonderful special guests, kicked off by Ophira Eisenberg and Jonathan Coulton of NPR's Ask Me Another, highlights the second half of the PCHH live show from Brooklyn.
Small Batch Edition: Undressing 'Project Runway'
Glen Weldon and Linda Holmes take a few minutes to check in on the state of the Bravo-to-Lifetime reality show that dares to ask: Is it shiny enough for Heidi?
The Emmys: Past Winners Trump New Shows; 'Breaking Bad' Takes A Bow
The Emmy Awards are always good to past winners, but Monday's round of victories were about as conservative as it gets. Surprising, given the warm sendoff to a show about a drug dealer.
At The VMAs, Beyonce And Nicki Minaj Play With Personas
On this Small Batch Edition of Pop Culture Happy Hour, Stephen Thompson and Linda Holmes chat about the MTV Video Music Awards, which culminated in some epic Beyonce.
Pop Culture Happy Hour: Rating The Ratings And Whither The Weather Movie
On this week's show, we dive into the tricky land of MPAA film ratings and consider the weather and disaster movies we have known and tried not to know.
Remembering The Big-Hearted Comedy Of Robin Williams
In a short edition of Pop Culture Happy Hour, we pause to remember the very funny, very weird, very musical work of Robin Williams.
Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'Guardians Of The Galaxy' And So Bad It's Good
On this week's show, we talk about the runaway success of Marvel's Guardians Of The Galaxy and tentatively poke around the matter of the "so bad it's good" film, including — yes — storms of sharks.
Pop Culture Happy Hour: Live From San Diego Comic-Con
Our live show from Comic-Con features a lively chat about fandoms and inclusivity, a blisteringly difficult quiz, and as always, what's making us happy this week.
Pop Culture Happy Hour: Culture Between The Coasts And Imperfect Fits
With special guest Barrie Hardymon, the gang discusses the way the middle of the country is portrayed in pop culture. Plus, works in which a single piece is out of place and What's Making Us Happy.
Pop Culture Happy Hour: For Our 200th Episode, Quizzes And A Q&A
It's the second hour of PCHH's June 24 live show, complete with panelist-on-panelist quiz smackdowns, audience questions, and a special announcement for listeners in New York City.
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