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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: July 30, 2015 | 9:58 pm - Music, Movies And Music In Movies

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Music, Movies And Music In Movies (2479) July 30, 2015 | 9:58 pm
This week on Pop Culture Happy Hour, NPR Monkey See's Linda Holmes, Stephen Thompson, film critic Bob Mondello, and soon-to-be All Things Considered co-host Ari Shapiro discuss soundtracks, from Top Gun to The Bodyguard. Then they'll discuss movie musicals and whether it's possible to bring the magic from the stage to the silver screen. All that, plus What's Making Us Happy.
The Giant Foam Finger: Why Sports Fans Hate (769) July 26, 2015 | 10:03 pm
In this episode of the Giant Foam Finger, Stephen Thompson and Gene discuss the athletes people hate — and try to get at why.
Trainwreck And Ant-Man (2768) July 23, 2015 | 10:03 pm
This week on Pop Culture Happy Hour, NPR Monkey See's Linda Holmes, Glen Weldon, Stephen Thompson and Mike Katzif discuss Trainwreck, the romantic comedy from Amy Schumer and Judd Apatow. Then they'll discuss Marvel's Ant-Man, starring Paul Rudd. All that, plus What's Making Us Happy.
BoJack Horseman And People We're Pulling For (2548) July 16, 2015 | 10:03 pm
This week on Pop Culture Happy Hour, NPR Monkey See's Linda Holmes, Glen Weldon, Stephen Thompson and Mike Katzif chat about the Netflix animated series BoJack Horseman. Then they'll return to one of our favorite segments, people we're pulling for. All that, plus What's Making Us Happy.
Introducing: The Giant Foam Finger (723) July 13, 2015 | 10:03 pm
Stephen Thompson and Gene Demby kick off our new sports series, The Giant Foam Finger. In our first episode, Stephen and Gene talk about '4th and 26,' an NFL play so infamous it has its own Wikipedia page.
Key & Peele And Pop Culture Critters (2477) July 09, 2015 | 10:03 pm
This week on Pop Culture Happy Hour, NPR Monkey See's Linda Holmes, Glen Weldon, Stephen Thompson and Code Switch's Gene Demby talk about the sketch comedy show Key & Peele. Plus, Minions opens this weekend, so the gang decides to talk about pop culture critters, including Ewoks, Gremlins, and and more. All that, plus What's Making Us Happy.
Small Batch: Terminator Genisys (573) July 07, 2015 | 12:17 pm
In this Pop Culture Happy Hour extra, Glen Weldon talks with Chris Klimek about Terminator Genisys, the latest film in the long-running sci-fi action franchise.
Magic Mike XXL And Catastrophe (2520) July 02, 2015 | 10:03 pm
This week on Pop Culture Happy Hour, NPR Monkey See's Linda Holmes, Glen Weldon, Stephen Thompson, and Margaret Willison discuss Magic Mike XXL. Then they'll discuss Catastrophe, a relationship comedy that is now streaming on Amazon. All that, plus What's Making Us Happy this week.
Small Batch: Audiobooks With Our Favorite Librarian (719) June 29, 2015 | 12:41 pm
In this Pop Culture Happy Hour extra, Linda Holmes and Margaret Willison chat about why they love audiobooks, and share a few of their favorites.
Judy Blume's In The Unlikely Event and Lifetime's UnREAL. (2793) June 25, 2015 | 10:04 pm
This week on Pop Culture Happy Hour, NPR Monkey See's Linda Holmes, Glen Weldon, Stephen Thompson, and Margaret H. Willison discuss Judy Blume's new adult novel In The Unlikely Event. Then they'll discuss Lifetime's new scripted drama UnREAL, a biting look at a reality show that closely resembles The Bachelor. All that, plus What's Making Us Happy this week.
Inside Out, And Moms And Dads In Love (2493) June 18, 2015 | 10:03 pm
This week on Pop Culture Happy Hour, NPR Monkey See's Linda Holmes, Stephen Thompson, Glen Weldon, and Kat Chow discuss the new Disney and Pixar film Inside Out. Spoiler alert: they all loved it, and Stephen cried. Then they'll discuss the romantic lives of moms and dads, and whether if pop culture can let those things coexist. All that, plus What's Making Us Happy this week.
Small Batch: Jurassic World (593) June 15, 2015 | 1:48 pm
In this Pop Culture Happy Hour extra, Linda Holmes and Stephen Thompson chat about the new super-mega-blockbuster dinosaur movie Jurassic World. They'll talk about fun dino stuff, a great performance from a guy in glasses, and two main characters who are severely underwritten.
Spy, Melissa McCarthy, Paul Feig, And Other Directors With Their Muses (2818) June 11, 2015 | 10:03 pm
This week on Pop Culture Happy Hour, NPR Monkey See's Linda Holmes, Stephen Thompson, Glen Weldon and Audie Cornish talk about the new action comedy Spy. They'll chat about the film and why collaborations between Melissa McCarthy and Paul Feig work so well. Then they dive into other actor/director collaborations, and what it means to be a muse. All that plus What's Making Us Happy this week.
Small Batch: Sense8 (568) June 09, 2015 | 12:02 pm
In this Pop Culture Happy Hour extra, Glen Weldon and Audie Cornish sit down to chat about the new Netflix sci-fi series Sense8.
All About Romance Novels (2670) June 05, 2015 | 4:27 am
This week on Pop Culture Happy Hour, NPR Monkey See's Linda Holmes, Petra Mayer, Barrie Hardymon, and Sarah Wendell of Smart Bitches, Trashy Books sit down for a discussion of romance novels. They'll chat about how they discovered the genre, what kind of romances they like, and romance fandom. Then, the gang's romance knowledge is tested in a silly quiz. Finally, they'll offer a multitude of recommendations for new and longtime romance readers.
Small Batch: You Guys, We Really Hated The Briefcase (574) June 02, 2015 | 10:03 pm
In this Pop Culture Happy Hour extra, Linda Holmes and Stephen Thompson chat about the CBS reality show The Briefcase--a series they both really, really hated.
Tomorrowland, Visions Of The Future And The Past (2819) May 28, 2015 | 10:03 pm
This week on Pop Culture Happy Hour, NPR Monkey See's Linda Holmes, Stephen Thompson, Glen Weldon and Bob Mondello discuss the new Disney film Tomorrowland. Then they'll discuss visions of the past and if they are any less of a fantasy than our visions of the future. All that, plus What's Making Us Happy.
A Farewell To Mad Men And David Letterman (2793) May 21, 2015 | 10:11 pm
This week on Pop Culture Happy Hour, NPR Monkey See's Linda Holmes, Glen Weldon, Barrie Hardymon and Code Switch's Gene Demby talk about the end of Mad Men and if Don, Peggy, and Joan get the endings they deserve. Then they'll look back at David Letterman's late night career and share some of their favorite memories. All that, plus What's Making Us Happy.
Small Batch: Mad Max: Fury Road (570) May 21, 2015 | 12:13 pm
In this Pop Culture Happy Hour Extra, Glen Weldon and Chris Klimek discuss Mad Max: Fury Road, director George Miller's cinematic return to a post-apocalyptic wasteland that boasts a weirdly thriving car culture.
Pitch Perfect 2 And A Summer Movie Preview (2726) May 15, 2015 | 7:51 pm
This week on Pop Culture Happy Hour, NPR Monkey See's Linda Holmes, Stephen Thompson, Glen Weldon, and Petra Mayer review the a cappella comedy Pitch Perfect 2. Then they'll dive into a summer movie preview, discussing the big ones, the less big ones, the ones we expect to love, the ones we kind of dread, and many, many sequels to come. All that, plus What's Making Us Happy.


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