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Pop Culture Happy Hour is a lively chat about books, movies, music, television, comics and pretty much anything else that strikes a nerve, all in a weekly roundtable from NPR. Features "Monkey See" blogger Linda Holmes and an occasionally rowdy cast of characters. Join the club at NPR.org/pchh
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Latest episode: April 28, 2016 | 10:01 pm - Silicon Valley and Bob's Burgers

671 episodes

Displaying episodes 671 through 651
Silicon Valley and Bob's Burgers (3120) April 28, 2016 | 10:01 pm
Writer Danielle Henderson joins the gang for a discussion of the HBO comedy Silicon Valley. Then, Stephen Thompson interviews Loren Bouchard, the creator of Bob's Burgers. Plus, what's making us happy this week.
Small Batch: Another Round's Heben Nigatu and Tracy Clayton (1001) April 27, 2016 | 9:00 am
Linda Holmes chats with Heben Nigatu and Tracy Clayton, the hosts of BuzzFeed's Another Round podcast.
Small Batch: Beyoncé's 'Lemonade' (321) April 25, 2016 | 11:32 am
NPR Music's Kiana Fitzgerald reviews Beyonce's new album Lemonade. Fitzgerald says the story Beyonce is telling this time, that of a woman wronged, is universal, but the way she's delivered it is a crystal-clear representation of the black female experience. (The review originally aired on Morning Edition on April 25, 2016.) Live show tickets available at: vulturefestival.com
Summer Movie Preview (3017) April 21, 2016 | 7:59 pm
Pop Culture Happy Hour Producer Emeritus Mike Katzif joins the gang for a summer movie preview. They'll discuss what they most want to see. They will also predict the biggest box office hits and bombs. Plus, what's making us happy this week.
Small Batch: Remembering Prince (700) April 21, 2016 | 3:46 pm
Linda Holmes and Stephen Thompson discuss the way Prince changed music, supported other artists, defied creative constraints and challenged the notion of what it means for a pop singer to rebel.
Small Batch: Comedian Josh Gondelman (734) April 19, 2016 | 12:00 pm
Linda Holmes chat with Josh Gondelman, and stand-up comedian and writer for Last Week Tonight with John Oliver. His album Physical Whisper is available now.
The Mindy Project and Romantic Comedies (3052) April 14, 2016 | 10:00 pm
All Things Considered host Audie Cornish and librarian Margaret Willison join Linda Holmes and Glen Weldon for a discussion of The Mindy Project and romantic comedies. Plus, what's making us happy this week.
Small Batch: Ta-Nehisi Coates on Black Panther (1608) April 13, 2016 | 1:30 pm
All Things Considered host Audie Cornish chats with Ta-Nehisi Coates about writing the latest iteration of Marvel's Black Panther. Marvel's Black Panther. The first issue is out now and features illustrations by artist Brian Stelfreeze. (A shorter version of this interview aired on All Things Considered on April 6, 2016.)
Best Bad Movies and a Quiz (2462) April 07, 2016 | 10:00 pm
Trey Graham returns to PCHH for a discussion of the best bad movies. Then, Glen Weldon tests the panel in a top-secret quiz. Plus, what's making us happy this week.
Small Batch: The Real Housewives of Potomac (1001) April 01, 2016 | 1:00 pm
Brittany Luse and Eric Eddings, hosts of the For Colored Nerds podcast, join Linda Holmes for a chat about the Real Housewives of Potomac.
Batman V Superman and Pop Culture Objects (2711) March 31, 2016 | 10:00 pm
Writer Chris Klimek joins Linda Holmes, Stephen Thompson, and Glen Weldon for a discussion of Batman V Superman and how to build a better blockbuster. They also discuss pop culture objects they wish they owned. All that, plus What's Making Us Happy.
SXSW Wrap and Songs That Changed Our Lives (3073) March 24, 2016 | 10:01 pm
All Things Considered Audie Cornish and NPR Music's Katie Presley join the PCHH gang for a look at the 2016 SXSW Festival. Then, they'll discuss the songs that change their lives. All that, plus what's making us happy.
SXSW Wrap and Songs That Changed Our Lives (3066) March 24, 2016 | 10:01 pm
All Things Considered Audie Cornish and NPR Music's Katie Presley join the PCHH gang for a look at the 2016 SXSW Festival. Then, they'll discuss the songs that change their lives. All that, plus what's making us happy.
Small Batch: Glen Weldon's 'The Caped Crusade' (952) March 23, 2016 | 9:03 am
All Things Considered host Audie Cornish chats with Glen Weldon about his new book "The Cape Crusade." It traces the evolution of Batman, and argues that his various iterations over the years are a sort of Rorschach test for America's cultural mood. (A shorter version of this interview aired on All Things Considered on March 23, 2016.)
Hamilton (3021) March 17, 2016 | 10:00 pm
Look around, look around at how lucky we are to be alive right now: We didn't want to throw away our shot at talking about Lin-Manuel Miranda's acclaimed musical Hamilton. We decided OK, so we're doing this. But we had to wait for it. Then, a few weeks ago, Code Switch's Gene Demby joined us in the greatest city of the world so we could finally be in the room where it happens. Just you wait, just you wait...
Hamilton (3021) March 17, 2016 | 10:00 pm
Look around, look around at how lucky we are to be alive right now: We didn't want to throw away our shot at talking about Lin-Manuel Miranda's acclaimed musical Hamilton. We decided OK, so we're doing this. But we had to wait for it. Then, a few weeks ago, Code Switch's Gene Demby joined us in the greatest city of the world so we could finally be in the room where it happens. Just you wait, just you wait...
Hamilton's Leslie Odom Jr., Kanye, and Gilmore Girls (3480) March 10, 2016 | 10:00 pm
While our panel recovers from our New York field trip, we bring you three great conversations. First, NPR Music's Daoud Tyler-Ameen talks to Leslie Odom Jr., who plays Aaron Burr in the hit Broadway musical Hamilton. Then, host Linda Holmes talks with WNYC's Sean Rameswaram about Kanye West and his new ablum The Life of Pablo. Then, Linda chats with Latino USA's Daisy Rosario about the Gilmore Girls reboot.
Hamilton's Leslie Odom Jr., Kanye, and Gilmore Girls (3480) March 10, 2016 | 10:00 pm
While our panel recovers from our New York field trip, we bring you three great conversations. First, NPR Music's Daoud Tyler-Ameen talks to Leslie Odom Jr., who plays Aaron Burr in the hit Broadway musical Hamilton. Then, host Linda Holmes talks with WNYC's Sean Rameswaram about Kanye West and his new ablum The Life of Pablo. Then, Linda chats with Latino USA's Daisy Rosario about the Gilmore Girls reboot.
Small Batch: American Crime (863) March 08, 2016 | 10:00 pm
In our first dispatch from New York, Linda Holmes chats with culture writer Danielle Henderson about American Crime, ABC's acclaimed anthology series.
Downton Abbey and Nostalgia as a Genre (2837) March 03, 2016 | 10:00 pm
All Things Considered host Audie Cornish and Weekend Edition Books Editor Barrie Hardymon join Linda Holmes and Glen Weldon for a look back at Downton Abbey. Then, they discuss nostalgia as a genre, covering everything from Mad Men to Galavant to American Crime Story. All that, plus What's Making Us Happy.


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