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Pop Culture Happy Hour is a feature of NPR's pop culture and entertainment blog Monkey See. We talk about the future of pop culture, and we share what's making us happy this week.

Pop Culture Happy Hour is a feature of NPR's pop culture and entertainment blog Monkey See. We talk about the future of pop culture, and we share what's making us happy this week.
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Pop Culture Happy Hour is a feature of NPR's pop culture and entertainment blog Monkey See. We talk about the future of pop culture, and we share what's making us happy this week.

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Episodes

Black-ish and What's Making Us Happy

11/24/2017
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The panel checks in with the ABC sitcom Black-ish, then share what's making them happy this week. Guests: Brittany Luse and Eric Eddings, co-hosts of The Nod.

Duration: 00:28:56


Lady Bird

11/22/2017
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The panel chats about why they love Lady Bird, the coming-of-age film written and directed by Greta Gerwig and starring Saoirse Ronan.

Duration: 00:23:11


Justice League and What's Making Us Happy

11/17/2017
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The gang discusses DC Comics' latest movie, featuring Batman, Wonder Woman, The Flash, and Cyborg. That, plus What's Making Us Happy this week. Guests: NPR Music

Duration: 00:23:40


Murder On The Orient Express and Cozy Murder Mysteries

11/15/2017
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The panel tackles Kenneth Branagh's new Agatha Christie remake — and picks a few recommendations for when you just want to snuggle under blankets and watch a murder get solved. Guests: Weekend Edition Editor Barrie Hardymon and Librarian Margaret H. Willison.

Duration: 00:18:03


This Is Us, Speechless, and What's Making Us Happy

11/10/2017
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All Things Considered host Ari Shapiro joins the panel to disuss This Is Us, NBC's hit family drama. Then, All Things Considered Host Audie Cornish tags in for a chat about ABC's new sitcom Speechless. Plus, what's making us happy this week. (This episode originally aired on December 6, 2016.)

Duration: 00:45:29


Pop Culture Advice With Audie Cornish

11/8/2017
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The Pop Culture Happy Hour gang answer some pop culture advice questions, including balancing recaps with television consumption and if you should try to expand your girlfriend's pop culture tastes.

Duration: 00:10:52


Thor: Ragnarok and What's Making Us Happy

11/3/2017
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The panel takes on the latest from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, with help from Code Switch co-host and established Taika Waititi fan Shereen Marisol Meraji.

Duration: 00:28:05


Stranger Things 2

11/1/2017
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After a highly successful first season, the Netflix monster mystery returns. But does it overcome the challenges that have plagued sequels for decades? Guest: TV Critic Eric Deggans.

Duration: 00:19:36


American Vandal

10/27/2017
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The panel discusses American Crime, the Netflix mockumentary series that's a hilariously precise dissection of our cultural fascination with true crime narratives. Guest: Mallory Ortberg of Slate's Dear Prudence.

Duration: 00:25:30


John Hodgman

10/25/2017
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Author, comedian, and fake internet judge John Hodgman talks about his new book Vacationland, mediating internet disputes, writing a serious book after a lot of fake facts, and lots more.

Duration: 00:13:59


Shark Tank and What's Making Us Happy

10/20/2017
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NPR White House correspondent Tamara Keith joins the panel to talk about the oddly successful and often bizarre ABC series that brings entrepreneurs to beg for money from rich people.

Duration: 00:30:54


Tom Hanks

10/18/2017
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Actor Tom Hanks talks to host Linda Holmes about his new short story collection Uncommon Type, the cosmos, David S. Pumpkins, Nora Ephron, men dancing in shrimp costumes, and how the film industry is changing.

Duration: 00:30:32


Will & Grace and What's Making Us Happy

10/13/2017
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NBC's Will & Grace is back for at least two revival seasons, more than 10 years after it went off the air the first time. But is the sitcom still relevant in 2017? Guests: Tobin Low and Kathy Tu, Co-Hosts of Nancy from WNYC Studios.

Duration: 00:29:16


The Good Place

10/11/2017
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A discussion of the NBC comedy The Good Place, which stars Kristen Bell and Ted Danson. We're big fans of the show, and it's from one of the creators of Parks and Recreation and Brooklyn Nine-Nine. It's funny and weird and packed with jokes, and it's all about the afterlife. Guest: Producer Emeritus and Music Director Mike Katzif.

Duration: 00:17:26


Blade Runner 2046

10/6/2017
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Writer Chris Klimek joins Stephen Thompson and Glen Weldon to discuss Denis Villeneuve's

Duration: 00:20:47


The Princess Bride And Remembering Tom Petty

10/4/2017
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This year The Princess Bride turns 30, so we decided to discuss the film and its enduring legacy. Plus, we take a moment to remember rock legend Tom Petty, who died Monday at the age of 66. Guest: Code Switch's Kat Chow.

Duration: 00:23:25


Battle of the Sexes and What's Making Us Happy

9/29/2017
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The new film, starring Emma Stone as Billie Jean King and Steve Carell as Bobby Riggs, the players facing off in one of the most famous tennis matches in history. Plus, what's making us happy this week. Guest: Writer Katie Presley.

Duration: 00:26:10


Movie Roundup: Lego: Ninjago, Kingsman: The Golden Circle, And Mother!

9/27/2017
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Linda Holmes, Stephen Thompson, and Glen Weldon discuss three recent releases then look back at their summer box office predictions.

Duration: 00:23:19


Fall Movie Preview

9/22/2017
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As summer gives way to fall, blockbusters give way to award contenders. Critics Linda Holmes, Bob Mondello, Tasha Robinson, and Bilal Quershi share some of the best, buzziest and otherwise noteworthy films coming to theaters.

Duration: 00:47:15


Emmy Awards 2017

9/18/2017
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NPR's TV critic joins the gang for a look at this year's Emmy Awards. The Handmaid's Tale, Big Little Lies, Saturday Night Live, Veep and Atlanta all won multiple awards in major categories, on a night that rarely strayed far from current events. Also, we take a moment to remember actor Harry Dean Stanton.

Duration: 00:18:32

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