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. September 30, 2022
    23 min
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    Bros And What's Making Us Happy
    In the grand tradition of the modern rom-com, stories about queer couples are still few and far between. Which is part of what makes the new movie Bros so special: Billy Eichner stars as a lanky intellectual wh…
  2. September 29, 2022
    15 min
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    She-Hulk: Attorney at Law
    In the Disney Plus series She-Hulk: Attorney At Law, Tatiana Maslany plays Jennifer Walters, an ambitious, eager lawyer. She's also the Hulk's cousin, and accidentally acquires some of his powers after an accid…
  3. September 28, 2022
    18 min
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    Maury
    For more than three decades, Maury has been a platform for flamboyant guests seeking paternity and lie detector tests for significant others. They've yelled, bawled and kicked over chairs. Now, the show's host…
  4. September 27, 2022
    23 min
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    Mariah Carey
    Mariah Carey's landmark album Butterfly recently turned 25. The album is certified five-times platinum, and includes singles like "Honey" and "My All." The singer-songwriter and pop star seems as omnipresent an…
  5. September 26, 2022
    20 min
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    Don't Worry Darling: Spoiler Episode
    In the new film Don't Worry Darling Florence Pugh plays Alice, a woman living in an idyllic planned community with her husband Jack, played by Harry Styles. But strange things begin to happen that make her susp…
  6. September 23, 2022
    25 min
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    Don't Worry Darling And What's Making Us Happy
    In the new movie Don't Worry Darling, Florence Pugh plays a woman living with her husband (Harry Styles) in an idyllic planned community that looks like it came out of about 1955. But soon, strange things begin…
  7. September 22, 2022
    12 min
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    See How They Run
    The new comedy See How They Run is a whodunit for people who really like a whodunit. Set behind the scenes at a 1950s production of Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap, the film is a murder mystery with a big cast…
  8. September 21, 2022
    16 min
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    Do Revenge
    The new Netflix film Do Revenge takes its cues from a lot of other films. Some are comedies about the psychology of high school, like Clueless and Heathers. Some are more traditional tales of dark plotting, lik…
  9. September 20, 2022
    16 min
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    Reboot
    The new Hulu show Reboot follows a fictional behind-the-scenes attempt to create a gritty update of a TGIF-style family sitcom. The effort is led by Hannah (Rachel Bloom) who is constantly clashing with the sho…
  10. September 19, 2022
    16 min
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    Archer
    The animated comedy Archer explores the exploits of Sterling Archer (H. Jon Benjamin), the world's most dangerous spy. Now in its 13th season, it's a workplace comedy full of guns, sex, and the occasional mad s…
  11. September 16, 2022
    19 min
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    The Woman King And What's Making Us Happy
    The new movie The Woman King tells the story of the Agojie, a real-life group of women warriors who protected a West African kingdom in the 1820s. Directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood, the film stars Viola Davis,…
  12. September 15, 2022
    16 min
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    2022 Fall Guide
    Today, we're telling you what new shows, movies and albums we're excited about this fall.
  13. September 14, 2022
    22 min
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    Serena Williams
    Serena Williams recently played what might be her final professional tennis match. She's had a singular, remarkable career, including 23 singles Grand Slam titles. Along the way, she's had an enormous impact on…
  14. September 13, 2022
    17 min
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    2022 Emmys Recap
    At last night's Emmy Awards, The White Lotus, Ted Lasso, and Succession all picked up major awards. But there were also unexpected wins for Abbott Elementary and Squid Game. And several of those wins came with…
  15. September 12, 2022
    30 min
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    Emmy Nominee Squid Game
    Netflix's Korean drama Squid Game was a worldwide sensation. It's a violent and artful horror series, a survival drama, and a commentary on debt and capitalism. The show earned 14 Emmy nominations, and could ma…
  16. September 09, 2022
    19 min
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    Disney's Pinocchio And What's Making Us Happy
    The new Disney Plus movie Pinocchio is a mostly live-action remake of the 1940 Disney animated classic about a wooden boy who longs to become real, but must first undergo a series of trials and temptations in o…
  17. September 08, 2022
    18 min
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    Queen Elizabeth II
    Queen Elizabeth II died today at the age of 96. She was the longest-serving British monarch, and she was undeniably a major figure in pop culture. Her image on television shows like The Crown, and in movies lik…
  18. September 08, 2022
    19 min
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    Mo
    The excellent new Netflix series Mo is about a man who figures out how to get by: how to find work as someone who can't work legally, how to navigate the asylum process as a Palestinian refugee in Texas, and ho…
  19. September 07, 2022
    21 min
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    Bluey
    The children's TV cartoon Bluey centers on a family of four anthropomorphic dogs. Each episode balances gentle humor with some kind of lesson about emotional intelligence. Bluey is an Australian series that fir…
  20. September 06, 2022
    19 min
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    Mississippi Masala
    The 1991 film Mississippi Masala stars Sarita Choudhury and Denzel Washington as two very beautiful people who meet and unexpectedly find they're just right for each other. Directed by Mira Nair, it's also abou…

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