Pop Culture Happy Hour

Pop Culture Happy Hour

Pop Culture Happy Hour

CATEGORY: Arts
Get obsessed with us. Five days a week, Pop Culture Happy Hour serves you recommendations and commentary on the buzziest movies, TV, music, books, videogames and more. Join arts journalists Linda Holmes, Glen Weldon, Stephen Thompson, and Aisha Harris - plus a rotating cast of guest pop culture aficionados. The Happy Hour team leaves room at the table for exploring a range of reactions and opinions on every bit of the pop universe. From lowbrow to highbrow to the stuff in between, they take it all with a shot of cheer.Make your happy hour even happier with Pop Culture Happy Hour Plus! Your subscription supports the podcast and unlocks a sponsor-free feed. Learn more at plus.npr.org/happyhour
  1. November 25, 2022
    33 min
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    Ricki Lake
    The Pop Culture Happy Hour team is off today, so we're bringing you an excerpt of the podcast Raised By Ricki. If you were a fan of Ricki Lake's talk show back in the '90s, this is the podcast for you. Ricki is…
  2. November 24, 2022
    8 min
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    Latinos in Hollywood
    The Pop Culture Happy Hour team is off today, so we're bringing you a story from Mandalit del Barco's radio series about Latinos in Hollywood. Latinos have been a part of Hollywood since the days of silent movi…
  3. November 23, 2022
    21 min
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    Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery And What's Making Us Happy
    What has a murder mystery, a big cast of stars, some amazing fashion, and the deep blue waters of Greece? The eagerly awaited Glass Onion, the follow-up to the 2019 Oscar-nominated comedy Knives Out. Daniel Cra…
  4. November 22, 2022
    16 min
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    2022 Christmas Movie Guide
    It's that time of year again, when many cable outlets and streaming services put on their holiday best. That's right, it's holiday movie season, and we're diving in. From the splashy musical Spirited featuring…
  5. November 21, 2022
    5 min
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    Songs For Cleaning The Bathroom
    Maybe you've got guests coming over for the holidays. Maybe an onslaught of news has kept you glued to the couch or hiding under your covers. Either way, you need to clean the bathroom, and you need a playlist.…
  6. November 20, 2022
    46 min
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    The Color Purple
    In the final chapter of our special documentary series Screening Ourselves, host Aisha Harris recounts the debates ignited by Steven Spielberg's The Color Purple. The 1985 film is remembered as a fan-favorite c…
  7. November 18, 2022
    29 min
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    She Said and What's Making Us Happy
    The film She Said is about the New York Times investigation of movie producer Harvey Weinstein. Zoe Kazan plays Jodi Kantor and Carey Mulligan plays Megan Twohey. Their reporting on Weinstein's sexual miscondu…
  8. November 17, 2022
    24 min
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    Yellowstone
    Even if you don't watch the TV show Yellowstone, there's a good chance you know people who do. The very popular western is entering its fifth season, it's already got multiple spin-offs planned, and it's not sl…
  9. November 16, 2022
    25 min
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    Atlanta
    When the FX series Atlanta arrived six years ago, it was unlike anything else on TV. It depicted its namesake city as a surreal landscape rich with offbeat characters. And it turned its creator and star Donald…
  10. November 15, 2022
    20 min
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    The Crown
    In the latest season of Netflix's The Crown, a new cast steps into the roles of Queen Elizabeth II and her family just in time for the 1990s – and a series of scandals growing out of the bitter separation and d…
  11. November 14, 2022
    16 min
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    Mood
    The excellent BBC America/AMC+ drama series Mood considers how one young woman, at one of her most difficult moments, finds herself making choices she assumed she never would. Its writer and star is Nicôle Leck…
  12. November 13, 2022
    45 min
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    Basic Instinct
    In the second chapter of our special documentary series, Screening Ourselves, host Aisha Harris revisits the politics and legacy of Basic Instinct. Paul Verhoeven's 1992 thriller is a sexy and violent cult clas…
  13. November 11, 2022
    25 min
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    Black Panther: Wakanda Forever And What's Making Us Happy
    Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is the sequel to 2018's Black Panther, which starred the late Chadwick Boseman. This film begins with T'Challa's death and allows its characters time to grieve him, including his…
  14. November 10, 2022
    19 min
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    Love Is Blind
    The reality dating show Love Is Blind is built around a simple premise: Couples date without meeting face to face, fall in love with each other's personalities, and don't meet in person until after they've gott…
  15. November 09, 2022
    20 min
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    Andor
    The new Disney Plus series Andor tells the story of Cassian Andor (Diego Luna), the rebel captain who stole the plans for the Death Star in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. This series takes place years before tha…
  16. November 08, 2022
    18 min
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    Chadwick Boseman
    Chadwick Boseman was a gifted actor who was probably best known for his role as T'Challa in Black Panther and the Marvel Cinematic Universe. We'll be talking about the film Black Panther: Wakanda Forever later…
  17. November 07, 2022
    16 min
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    Weird: The Al Yankovic Story
    You should expect to learn nothing about the life of "Weird Al" Yankovic from the new film Weird: The Al Yankovic Story. That's because in keeping with his history of parody and comedy and sendups, the film, st…
  18. November 06, 2022
    43 min
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    The Godfather
    Today we debut Screening Ourselves, a new documentary series hosted by Aisha Harris. The Godfather is considered an American film classic with an enduring legacy that still shows up in TV, hip hop, and even Mup…
  19. November 04, 2022
    19 min
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    The Banshees Of Inisherin And What's Making Us Happy
    In The Banshees Of Inisherin, Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson play two longtime drinking buddies who face a crisis when one of them decides he really doesn't want to be friends anymore. Set on a fictional isl…
  20. November 03, 2022
    20 min
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    Guillermo del Toro's Cabinet of Curiosities
    The Netflix anthology Guillermo del Toro's Cabinet of Curiosities looks at horror storytelling from many angles. Its eight installments come from different directors, and it includes both new stories and adapta…

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