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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: January 12, 2017 | 10:00 pm - Hidden Figures and One Day at a Time

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Displaying episodes 735 through 715
Hidden Figures and One Day at a Time (2283) January 12, 2017 | 10:00 pm
Brittany Luse, host at Gimlet and co-host of For Colored Nerds, joins NPR's Linda Holmes, Stephen Thompson, and Glen Weldon for a chat about Hidden Figures, the new historical drama starring Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, and Janelle Monae. Then, the panel reviews Netflix's One Day a Time, a well-reviewed remake of the classic Norman Lear sitcom.
Small Batch: The Golden Globe Awards (643) January 09, 2017 | 11:25 am
Linda Holmes, Glen Weldon, and Stephen Thompson wrap up the 2017 Golden Globe awards, including La La Land's sweep, the surprising wins in television, and Meryl Streep's political acceptance speech.
Sherlock, Carrie Fisher, George Michael, and Debbie Reynolds (2596) January 05, 2017 | 10:00 pm
Weekend Edition Books Editor Barrie Hardymon joins the panel for a discussion of mystery series Sherlock, which stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman. Then the panel takes a few moments to remember some of the people who passed away recently, including Carrie Fisher, George Michael, and Debbie Reynolds. Plus, what's making us happy.
Ciao 2016, Hello 2017! (2655) December 29, 2016 | 10:01 pm
Code Switch's Kat Chow joins the panel as they say goodbye to 2016 by revisiting their resolutions and predictions from last year and making new ones for 2017. Plus, what's making us happy.
Ciao 2016, Hello 2017! (2651) December 29, 2016 | 10:01 pm
Code Switch's Kat Chow joins the panel as they say goodbye to 2016 by revisiting their resolutions and predictions from last year and making new ones for 2017. Plus, what's making us happy.
2016 Favorites and Unfinished Business (2631) December 21, 2016 | 1:29 pm
Sam Sanders of NPR's Politics Podcast joins the panel for a roundup of their favorite movies, songs, TV shows, and writing of the year. Then, they revisit some of the things they covered earlier in 2016—big blockbusters and box office flips, TV shows that might survive cancellation, and a Broadway phenomenon that continues to dominate the culture.
Favorite Podcasts of 2016 (1934) December 19, 2016 | 11:30 am
Lauren Ober, the host of The Big Listen, joins Linda Holmes, Glen Weldon, and Stephen Thompson for a roundup of their favorite podcast episodes of the year.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and La La Land (2736) December 15, 2016 | 10:01 pm
NPR Music's Daoud Tyler-Ameen joins the panel for a discussion of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Then, the panel discusses the romantic musical La La Land, which stars Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling. Plus, what's making us happy this week.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and La La Land (2736) December 15, 2016 | 10:01 pm
NPR Music's Daoud Tyler-Ameen joins the panel for a discussion of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Then, the panel discusses the romantic musical La La Land, which stars Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling. Plus, what's making us happy this week.
This Is Us and Speechless (2995) December 08, 2016 | 10:01 pm
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.
Small Batch: Younger (538) December 06, 2016 | 4:00 am
Linda Holmes chats with Emmanuel Hapsis, the host of KQED's The Cooler and a bonafide millenial, about the plausibility of the TV Land show Younger.
Small Batch: Westworld (722) December 05, 2016 | 1:15 pm
Glen Weldon and All Things Considered host Audie Cornish discuss the first season of HBO's densely plotted science fiction series.
Gilmore Girls and Moana (2654) December 01, 2016 | 10:00 pm
Margaret H. Willison and Daisy Rosario join the panel for a discussion of the return of Gilmore Girls that's now streaming on Netflix. Then, they chat about Moana, the new Disney film starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson that features music from Lin-Manuel Miranda. Plus, what's making us happy.
Gilmore Girls and Moana (2654) December 01, 2016 | 10:00 pm
Margaret H. Willison and Daisy Rosario join the panel for a discussion of the return of Gilmore Girls that's now streaming on Netflix. Then, they chat about Moana, the new Disney film starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson that features music from Lin-Manuel Miranda. Plus, what's making us happy.
Romantic Comedies With Kumail Nanjiani (2737) November 22, 2016 | 10:00 pm
Comedian and actor Kumail Nanjiani joins the gang for our live show recorded at the Regent Theater in Los Angeles. First, they discuss romantic comedies, a favorite subject of Kumail and Linda. Then, it's time for a quiz all about disguises. Plus, what's making us happy.
Arrival and Pop Culture Serotonin (2565) November 17, 2016 | 10:00 pm
Critic Chris Klimek joins the panel for a chat about the inventive sci-fi film Arrival. Then, the gang shares some of their picks for pop culture serotonin: music, movies, and comedy albums that will boost your mood. Plus, what's making us happy.
Doctor Strange and Moonlight (2400) November 10, 2016 | 10:00 pm
Code Switch's Gene Demby and Kat Chow join Stephen Thompson and Glen Weldon for a discussion of the trippy Marvel blockbuster Doctor Strange. Then, they chat about the critically acclaimed indie Moonlight. Plus, what's making us happy this week.
Small Batch: The Election and Political Comedy (824) November 06, 2016 | 10:00 pm
Tomorrow is Election Day, so Stephen Thompson and Glen Weldon guide us through the state of political comedy. Topics include Saturday Night Live, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, and Full Frontal with Samantha Bee.
Hamilton: An American Musical (2953) November 03, 2016 | 10:00 pm
The Pop Culture Happy Hour team is recovering from our west coast tour, so we decided to bring you one of our favorite episodes of the year: 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
The Great Halloween Candy Debate with Mallory Ortberg (2386) October 27, 2016 | 10:00 pm
It's a Halloween Spooktacular! We bring you two Halloween-themed segments from our west coast tour: Mallory Ortberg (Dear Prudence, The Toast.) joins us for a Halloween candy debate, and All Things Considered Host Audie Cornish sits down for our super-difficult Halloween quiz. And as always, we close with what's making us happy this week.


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