Glen Weldon

Panelist, Pop Culture Happy Hour Podcast

Glen Weldon is a regular panelist on NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour podcast. He also reviews books and movies for NPR.org and is a contributor to NPR's pop culture blog Monkey See, where he posts weekly about comics and comics culture.

Over the course of his career, he has spent time as a theater critic, a science writer, an oral historian, a writing teacher, a bookstore clerk, a PR flack, a seriously terrible marine biologist and a slightly better-than-average competitive swimmer.

Weldon is the author of Superman: The Unauthorized Biography, a cultural history of the iconic character. His fiction and criticism have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The New Republic, The Atlantic, Slate, Story, McSweeney's, The Dallas Morning News, Washington City Paper and many other publications. He is the recipient of an NEA Arts Journalism Fellowship, a Ragdale Writing Fellowship and a PEW Fellowship in the Arts for Fiction.

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In Defense Of Bronze: The True Mettle Of The Metal Of The 3rd-Place Medal

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Pop Culture Happy Hour: Getting Punchy With 'Jason Bourne' And 'Suicide Squad'

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Who are these people? It's impossible to tell, they're wearing masks. (Ok yeah it's Burgess Meredith, Frank Gorshin, Lee Meriweather, and Cesar Romero in 1966's Batman.) 20th Century Fox/The Kobal Collection hide caption

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Comic-Con Fans Continue The Epic Battle Between Science And Fiction

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'Game Of Thrones' Evolves On Women In Explosive Sixth Season

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