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Pop Culture Happy Hour: SXSW And Hometown Cliches03/27/15
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.
Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'Focus,' Con Men And Rock And Roll
On this week's show, the state of rock and the art of the con — or at least the con-artist film.
Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'Parks And Rec' And 'Better Call...
It's a week of good TV as we say farewell to Pawnee, Indiana and dive into the story of Breaking Bad's grimy defense attorney, who now has his own prequel.
Pop Culture Happy Hour: Our Oscars Omnibus 2015
On this week's show, all eight Best Picture nominees, strong feelings from all concerned, and the rare feeling that a fistfight might be about to ensue.
Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'Jupiter Ascending' And On-Screen...
On this week's show: the Wachowskis' new kooky space adventure, the power of chemistry, and what's making us happy this week.
The Morning After 'The Daily Show' Began To Look To The...
Linda Holmes and Stephen Thompson of Pop Culture Happy Hour talk about the aftermath of Jon Stewart's farewell from The Daily Show and what might come next for him and his show.
A Grammy Wrap-Up, With Soft Music And Extra Beck
Linda Holmes and Stephen Thompson look back at the 2015 Grammys telecast and conclude that it could have used a little more joy.
Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'Empire' And The Importance Of...
This week, our friends Tanya Ballard Brown and Gene Demby join us to talk about Fox's hit show Empire and to follow up on a recent public discussion of the need for diverse radio voices.
Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'Jane The Virgin' And Sexy Sex...
Both the sublime and the ridiculous get thorough airings this week as the team takes on the fine CW show Jane The Virgin and the bonkers sex thriller The Boy Next Door.
Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'Broad City' And Required Reading
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...
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.
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