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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: October 19, 2017 | 10:00 pm - Shark Tank and What's Making Us Happy

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Displaying episodes 832 through 812
Shark Tank and What's Making Us Happy (1843) October 19, 2017 | 10:00 pm
NPR White House correspondent Tamara Keith joins the panel to talk about the oddly successful and often bizarre ABC series that brings entrepreneurs to beg for money from rich people.
Tom Hanks (1819) October 17, 2017 | 10:01 pm
Actor Tom Hanks talks to host Linda Holmes about his new short story collection Uncommon Type, the cosmos, David S. Pumpkins, Nora Ephron, men dancing in shrimp costumes, and how the film industry is changing.
Will & Grace and What's Making Us Happy (1739) October 12, 2017 | 10:00 pm
NBC's Will & Grace is back for at least two revival seasons, more than 10 years after it went off the air the first time. But is the sitcom still relevant in 2017? Guests: Tobin Low and Kathy Tu, Co-Hosts of Nancy from WNYC Studios.
The Good Place (1029) October 10, 2017 | 10:00 pm
A discussion of the NBC comedy The Good Place, which stars Kristen Bell and Ted Danson. We're big fans of the show, and it's from one of the creators of Parks and Recreation and Brooklyn Nine-Nine. It's funny and weird and packed with jokes, and it's all about the afterlife. Guest: Producer Emeritus and Music Director Mike Katzif.
Blade Runner 2046 (1232) October 05, 2017 | 10:00 pm
Writer Chris Klimek joins Stephen Thompson and Glen Weldon to discuss Denis Villeneuve's
Blade Runner 2046 (1232) October 05, 2017 | 10:00 pm
Writer Chris Klimek joins Stephen Thompson and Glen Weldon to discuss Denis Villeneuve's sequel to the Ridley Scott cult classic Blade Runner.
Blade Runner 2049 (1232) October 05, 2017 | 10:00 pm
Writer Chris Klimek joins Stephen Thompson and Glen Weldon to discuss Denis Villeneuve's sequel to the Ridley Scott cult classic Blade Runner.
The Princess Bride And Remembering Tom Petty (1388) October 03, 2017 | 10:01 pm
This year The Princess Bride turns 30, so we decided to discuss the film and its enduring legacy. Plus, we take a moment to remember rock legend Tom Petty, who died Monday at the age of 66. Guest: Code Switch's Kat Chow.
Battle of the Sexes and What's Making Us Happy (1553) September 28, 2017 | 10:00 pm
The new film, starring Emma Stone as Billie Jean King and Steve Carell as Bobby Riggs, the players facing off in one of the most famous tennis matches in history. Plus, what's making us happy this week. Guest: Writer Katie Presley.
Movie Roundup: Lego: Ninjago, Kingsman: The Golden Circle, And Mother! (1387) September 26, 2017 | 10:00 pm
Linda Holmes, Stephen Thompson, and Glen Weldon discuss three recent releases then look back at their summer box office predictions.
Movie Roundup: The LEGO Ninjago Movie, Kingsman: The Golden Circle, And Mother! (1387) September 26, 2017 | 10:00 pm
Linda Holmes, Stephen Thompson, and Glen Weldon discuss three recent releases then look back at their summer box office predictions.
Fall Movie Preview (2821) September 21, 2017 | 10:01 pm
As summer gives way to fall, blockbusters give way to award contenders. Critics Linda Holmes, Bob Mondello, Tasha Robinson, and Bilal Quershi share some of the best, buzziest and otherwise noteworthy films coming to theaters.
Fall Movie Preview (2821) September 21, 2017 | 10:01 pm
As summer gives way to fall, blockbusters give way to award contenders. Critics Linda Holmes, Bob Mondello, Tasha Robinson, and Bilal Quershi share some of the best, buzziest and otherwise noteworthy films coming to theaters.
Emmy Awards 2017 (1100) September 18, 2017 | 2:35 am
NPR's TV critic joins the gang for a look at this year's Emmy Awards. The Handmaid's Tale, Big Little Lies, Saturday Night Live, Veep and Atlanta all won multiple awards in major categories, on a night that rarely strayed far from current events. Also, we take a moment to remember actor Harry Dean Stanton.
The Deuce and What's Making Us Happy (1710) September 14, 2017 | 10:01 pm
The gang tackles David Simon's new HBO drama about the rise of the adult-film industry in New York's Times Square. And, as always, What's Making Us Happy this week. Guests: Weekend Edition Books Editor Barrie Hardymon and Writer Katie Presley.
People We're Pulling For (1044) September 12, 2017 | 10:01 pm
It's Been a Minute host Sam Sanders and writer Katie Presley join Glen Weldon and Stephen Thompson for an old favorite: People We're Pulling For. The panel explains why props to a comedian, a TV mogul, a wonderfully eccentric author and a deeply dry character actor all get our stamp of approval.
People We're Pulling For (1044) September 12, 2017 | 10:01 pm
It's Been a Minute host Sam Sanders and writer Katie Presley join Glen Weldon and Stephen Thompson for an old favorite: People We're Pulling For. The panel explains why props to a comedian, a TV mogul, a wonderfully eccentric author and a deeply dry character actor all get our stamp of approval.
Outlander (1749) September 07, 2017 | 10:01 pm
Weekend Edition Book Editor Barrie Hardymon and librarian Margaret Willison chat with Linda about Outlander, a sexy time-travel fantasy series currently airing on Starz. The series is based on a popular series of romance novels by Diana Gabaldon.
Outlander (1749) September 07, 2017 | 10:01 pm
Weekend Edition Book Editor Barrie Hardymon and librarian Margaret Willison chat with Linda about Outlander, a sexy time-travel fantasy series currently airing on Starz. The series is based on a popular series of romance novels by Diana Gabaldon.
Mother-Daughter Directors Nancy Meyers and Hallie Meyers-Shyer (866) September 05, 2017 | 10:01 pm
Nancy Meyers is the filmmaker behind comedies like Something's Gotta Give and It's Complicated. Now her daughter, Hallie Meyer-Shyer, is joining the family business with her debut film Home Again, which stars Reese Witherspoon. Host Linda Holmes talks to the mother-daughter team about working together, the challenges of making an indie rom-com, and building worlds through beautiful homes.


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