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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: February 26, 2015 | 10:06 pm - Parks and Recreation and Better Call Saul

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Parks and Recreation and Better Call Saul (2470) February 26, 2015 | 10:06 pm
This week on Pop Culture Happy Hour, NPR Monkey See's Linda Holmes, Glen Weldon, Stephen Thompson, and Barrie Hardymon look back at the legacy of Parks and Recreation. Then they'll discuss Better Call Saul, AMC's spinoff of Breaking Bad. All that, plus What's Making Us Happy.
Small Batch: The Sculptor and Other Graphic Novels (530) February 26, 2015 | 12:01 pm
In this Pop Culture Happy Hour extra, Glen Weldon and Petra Mayer review Scott McCloud's landmark graphic novel The Sculptor. They'll also offer some additional graphic novel recommendations.
Small Batch: The 2015 Oscars (510) February 23, 2015 | 6:49 pm
In this small batch edition of Pop Culture Happy Hour, Linda Holmes and Stephen Thompson wrap up the The 87th Annual Academy Awards.
The 2015 Oscars Omnibus (2927) February 20, 2015 | 4:15 pm
This week on Pop Culture Happy Hour, NPR Monkey See's Linda Holmes, Stephen Thompson, Glen Weldon, and Bob Mondello sit down for the anual Oscars Omnibus. They'll talk about the nine best picture nominations--will Birdman, Boyhood, or another film take home an Academy Award for best picture? All that plus What's Making Us Happy this week.
We Interrupt Our Regularly Scheduled Program To Bring You This Message (129) February 19, 2015 | 4:19 pm
Unfortunatley the Oscars Omnibus will arrive late in your podcast feeds. Linda Holmes and Stephen Thompson explain why.
Jupiter Ascending and On-Screen Chemistry (2649) February 13, 2015 | 1:00 am
This week on Pop Culture Happy Hour, NPR Monkey See's Linda Holmes, Stephen Thompson, Glen Weldon, and Chris Klimek talk about Jupiter Ascending, the latest film from the Wachowski siblings. Then they'll use the premiere of 50 Shades of Grey as an excuse to talk about the importance of on-screen chemistry. All that, plus What's Making Us Happy This Week.
Small Batch: Jon Stewart's Farewell From The Daily Show (428) February 11, 2015 | 11:44 am
In this Pop Culture Happy Hour extra, Linda Holmes and Stephen Thompson talk about the aftermath of Jon Stewart's farewell from The Daily Show and what might come next for him and his show.
Small Batch: The 2015 Grammy Awards (590) February 09, 2015 | 12:07 pm
In this Pop Culture Happy Hour extra, Linda Holmes and Stephen Thompson look back at the 2015 Grammys telecast and conclude that it could have used a little more joy.
Empire and Public Radio Voices (2477) February 06, 2015 | 1:00 am
This week on Pop Culture Happy Hour, NPR Monkey See's Linda Holmes and Glen Weldon are joined by Tanya Ballard Brown and Code Switch's Gene Demby to talk about Fox's hip-hop drama Empire. Then they'll chat about the recent discussions about public radio voices, and broaden the conversation to the variety of voices you hear on the radio. All that, plus What's Making Us Happy.
Small Batch: Super Bowl XLIX (682) February 02, 2015 | 12:22 pm
In this Pop Culture Happy Hour extra, Linda Holmes and Stephen Thompson chat about the Super Bowl. They'll discuss the game, Katy Perry's half time show, and the adorable, adorable puppy.
Jane The Virgin, The Boy Next Door, And Erotic Thrillers (2594) January 30, 2015 | 1:00 am
This week on Pop Culture Happy Hour, NPR Monkey See's Linda Holmes, Glen Weldon, Stephen Thompson, and Barrie Hardymon discuss Jane The Virgin. Then they'll talk about The Boy Next Door and other erotic thrillers. All that, plus What's Making Us Happy.**Pop Culture Happy LIVE: The Oscars Omnibus Featuring Bob Mondello**When: Tuesday February 17th, 2015 at 7:00pmWhere:  Studio 1, NPR Headquarters, 1111 North Capitol Street NE, Washington, DC 20002Tickets go on sale February 3rd at 12PM ET at events.npr.
Broad City and High School Required Reading (43:50) January 23, 2015 | 6:43 am

This week on Pop Culture Happy Hour, NPR Monkey See's Linda Holmes, Glen Weldon, Stephen Thompson, and Margaret H. Willison discuss the offbeat Comedy Central show Broad City. Then they'll talk about high school required reading lists: the books they had to read, the books they wanted to read, and what it all means as adults. All that, plus What's Making Us Happy.

Selma and the Use of Dramatic License in Historical Dramas (42:57) January 16, 2015 | 2:03 am

This week on Pop Culture Happy Hour, NPR Monkey See's Linda Holmes, Stephen Thompson and Glen Weldon are joined by NPR Code Switch's Gene Demby to discussthe Civil Rights Era film Selma. They'll discuss the direction by Ava DuVernay, the Oprah of it all, and how well it brings Martin Luther King, Jr. to life. Then they'll discuss other historical dramas and the advantages and limitations of dramatic license. All that plus What's Making Us Happy this week.

Small Batch: The Oscar Nominations (10:08) January 15, 2015 | 10:53 am

In this Pop Culture Happy Hour extra, Linda Holmes and Stephen Thompson chat about the Oscar nominations. They'll discuss the idiosyncratic men up for nominations and the films, actors, and directors who the Academy decided not to recognize.

Small Batch: The Golden Globe Awards (7:57) January 13, 2015 | 1:24 pm

In this Pop Culture Happy Hour extra, Linda Holmes and Stephen Thompson talk about the Golden Globes. They'll talk about the surprising wins, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler's final night as hosts, and much more.

In One Year, Out the Other: Resolutions And Predictions for 2015 (53:03) January 09, 2015 | 2:03 am

This week on Pop Culture Happy Hour, NPR Monkey See's Linda Holmes, Stephen Thompson, Glen Weldon, and Kat Chow partake in a PCHH New Year's tradition. First, they'll look back on their pop culture resolutions for 2014 before setting some new goals for 2015. Then, they'll relive their predictions for the previous year and then make some guesses about what's to come in 2015. All that plus What's Making Us Happy this week.

Small Batch: The Bachelor (11:42) January 06, 2015 | 12:13 pm

In this Pop Culture Happy Hour extra, Linda Holmes and Stephen Thompson talk about Monday night's three hour premiere of The Bachelor. They'll talk about the Iowa farmer at the center of the fury, the women trying to win his heart, and lots more.

Small Batch: Remembering Stuart Scott (6:03) January 05, 2015 | 2:03 pm

Stephen Thompson and Gene Demby remember influential ESPN sportscaster Stuart Scott, who died yesterday at the age of 49.

Live At The Sixth & I: A Few Quizzes And A Few Questions (38:39) January 02, 2015 | 1:43 am

This week you'll hear the second half of our live show at the Sixth & I in Washington, D.C. First, a few quizzes, featuring our friends Matt Thompson, Kat Chow, Bob Mondello and Audie Cornish. Then, Linda Holmes, Stephen Thompson and Glen Weldon answer some audience questions.

Into The Woods and Movie Franchises (40:41) December 26, 2014 | 1:43 am

This week on Pop Culture Happy Hour, NPR Monkey See's Linda Holmes, Stephen Thompson, Glen Weldon and Bob Mondello discuss Disney's film adaptation of the Broadway musical Into The Woods. Then they'll discuss movie franchises--why do some take off while others never fail to leave the ground? All that, plus What's Making Us Happy.



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