Glen Weldon 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.

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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Comic Book Legend Len Wein Dies At 69

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Blood, Sweat, and Pixels chronicles the development process of ten video games, including Halo Wars, Shovel Knight, Destiny and Uncharted 4. Christina Ascani/NPR hide caption

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Quoth the Three-Eyed Raven, "Nevermind": In Game of Throne's Season 7 finale, "The Dragon and the Wolf," Bran (Isaac Hempstead Wright) doesn't flake. Helen Sloan/HBO hide caption

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'Game Of Thrones' Season 7 Finale: 'We've Been Here For Some Time'

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Left to right: Michelle Yeoh in Star Trek: Discovery; Nathalie Kelley and Grant Show in Dynasty; Iain Armitage in Young Sheldon; and Adam Scott and Craig Robinson in Ghosted. CBS/CW/CBS/Fox hide caption

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NPR's Fall TV Preview: 11 New Shows To Watch Out For

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When The Tick (Peter Serafinowicz) attaches himself to Arthur (Griffin Newman), no tweezers in the world can separate them. Jessica Miglio/Amazon hide caption

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He's Big, He's Blue, And Now, He's Bingeable: 'The Tick' Returns

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Solar eclipses like this one have inspired filmmakers as far back as 1907. R. Baer, S. Kovac/AP hide caption

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In Movies, A Solar Eclipse Means Change Is Coming

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Pop Culture Happy Hour: A Look At Literary Adaptations

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