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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 18, 2018 | 10:00 pm - The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and What's Making Us Happy

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The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and What's Making Us Happy (1514) January 18, 2018 | 10:00 pm
The gang takes a look at Amy Sherman-Palladino's award-winning comedy, starring Rachel Brosnahan as a '50s housewife-turned-comedian. And, as always, What's Making Us Happy this week. Guests: Writer Katie Presley and Weekend Edition Books Editor Barrie Hardymon.
The Florida Project and Remembering Dolores O'Riordan (1347) January 16, 2018 | 10:00 pm
The panel talks about the Florida Project, Sean Baker's small-scale but memorable film set at a motel near Disney World. Then, we take a moment to remember Dolores O'Riodan, the lead singer of the Cranberries, who died suddenly at age 46. Guest: Code Switch's Gene Demby.
I, Tonya and What's Making Us Happy (1626) January 11, 2018 | 10:00 pm
This week's show takes a look at an emerging awards contender in the acting categories: I, Tonya, the semi-mockumentary retelling of the life of Tonya Harding, controversial figure skater. Guest: Librarian Margaret H. Willison.
The Golden Globe Awards (1148) January 08, 2018 | 2:47 am
Recent stories of sexual harassment and abuse in Hollywood inspired black dresses and unexpected guests at the Golden Globes. Plus, Oprah Winfrey became the first black woman to win the Cecil B. DeMille Award, and she spent nearly all her time talking about the long struggle for justice for women. In the actual awards races, Three Billboards, Ladybird, and Amazon scored.
Pop Culture Resolutions and Predictions, Plus What's Making Us Happy (2910) January 04, 2018 | 10:00 pm
Code Switch's Kat Chow joins the panel as they say goodbye to 2017 by revisiting their resolutions and predictions from last year and making new ones for 2018.
John Cho (1344) January 02, 2018 | 10:00 pm
Host Linda Holmes talks with actor John Cho (Harold and Kumar Go To White Castle, Star Trek) about why he misses doing broad comedies, his decision to join The Exorcist, what it's like being the subject of internet fandom, and his new film Columbus.
Black Mirror and What's Making Us Happy (1583) December 28, 2017 | 10:00 pm
The panel chats about Black Mirror, Netflix's sci-fi anthology series. The fourth season premiers today. Guests: film and theater critic Chris Klimek and Brittany Luse, co-host of The Nod.
Our 15 Favorites Of 2017 (1832) December 26, 2017 | 10:00 pm
The panel runs down their 15 favorite TV shows, movies, books, video games, and trends of 2017.
The Post and What's Making Us Happy (1593) December 21, 2017 | 10:00 pm
The panel chats about the Post, Steven Spielberg's latest film which follows the Washington Post's decision to publish the Pentagon Papers. The movie stars Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep. Guest: All Things Considered Film Critic Bob Mondello.
Our Hanukkah Special (1571) December 19, 2017 | 10:00 pm
While you may have wrapped up your Hanukkah celebrations, we wanted to share a conversation about the role that Hanukkah plays for kids and adults, and some of the pop culture that surrounds it. Guests: Weekend Edition Editor Barrie Hardymon and KJZZ Senior Producer Sarah Ventre.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi and What's Making Us Happy (1860) December 14, 2017 | 10:01 pm
Writer/director Rian Johnson joins the Star Wars franchise to deliver a chapter that's fast, fun and freewheeling, even as it introduces surprising nuance to the classic Dark Side vs. Light Side beef. Guest: NPR White House Correspondent Tamara Keith.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi and What's Making Us Happy (1860) December 14, 2017 | 10:01 pm
Writer/director Rian Johnson joins the Star Wars franchise to deliver a chapter that's fast, fun and freewheeling, even as it introduces surprising nuance to the classic Dark Side vs. Light Side beef. Guest: NPR White House Correspondent Tamara Keith.
The Shape of Water (966) December 12, 2017 | 10:00 pm
The panel talks about the Guillermo del Toro film about a woman racing to save her not-quite-human true love from the bad guys. Guest: NPR Arts Desk Correspondent Neda Ulaby.
The Disaster Artist, The Room, and What's Making Us Happy (1528) December 07, 2017 | 10:00 pm
James Franco's The Disaster Artist tells the story of the making of The Room, one of the most famous awful movies of all time. The panel sits down to talk about Franco's vision and his muse. Guest: NPR Music's Marissa Lorusso.
Call Me By Your Name (1117) December 05, 2017 | 10:00 pm
Luca Guadagnino's lush adaptation of Andre Aciman's novel stars Timothee Chalamet as a teenage prodigy who falls in love with a visiting grad student played by Armie Hammer. Guest: All Things Considered Film Critic Bob Mondello.
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (1700) November 30, 2017 | 10:00 pm
The panel reviews Martin McDonagh's polarizing new film, which stars Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson, and Sam Rockwell. Guest: Code Switch co-host Gene Demby.
Coco (1323) November 28, 2017 | 10:00 pm
Pixar's latest animated film follows young Miguel through an adventure that teaches him about family and remembrance. Code Switch's Shereen Marisol Meraji joins the panel to talk about the film and the Disney short Olaf's Frozen Advenure.
Coco (1323) November 28, 2017 | 10:00 pm
Pixar's latest animated film follows young Miguel through an adventure that teaches him about family and remembrance. Code Switch's Shereen Marisol Meraji joins the panel to talk about the film and the Disney short Olaf's Frozen Advenure.
Black-ish and What's Making Us Happy (1725) November 23, 2017 | 10:00 pm
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.
Black-ish and What's Making Us Happy (1725) November 23, 2017 | 10:00 pm
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.


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