NPR: Pop Culture Happy Hour
Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'Broad City' And Required Reading01/23/15
On this week's show, the Comedy Central half-hour Broad City and the many hours we spent reading classics because we had to. (And sometimes wanted to.)
Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'Selma' And Dramatic License
On this week's show, we look at Ava DuVernay's Selma, and then use some questions about that film to look at the issue of factual accuracy in historical dramas more generally.
Small Batch: The Golden Globes
With an extra day to consider, we look at the Golden Globes and what, if anything, we learned.
Pop Culture Happy Hour: In One Year And Out The Other 2015
We sit down with Kat Chow of Code Switch to talk about predictions and resolutions for 2014, and we grade our performance from last year.
Small Batch: 'The Bachelor' Farms Iowa For Fresh Meat
A short edition of Pop Culture Happy Hour takes a look — somehow both rueful and gleeful — at the opening episode of a new season of the silliest dating show we can't believe we watch.
Pop Culture Happy Hour: From Sixth And I, Quizzes And Questions
The second part of our December live show from the Sixth And I synagogue brings quizzes with some of our pals and questions from our audience.
Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'Into The Woods' And How To Make A Franchise
On this week's show, we invite film critic Bob Mondello for a chat about the new adaptation of Into The Woods, and we talk about why some films make for good franchises and others ... don't.
Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'Top Five' And The Art Of The Mixtape
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.
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