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Pop Culture Happy Hour: Unsung Heroes, New Television, And More Blind Spots

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Pop Culture Happy Hour: Unsung Heroes, New Television, And More Blind Spots

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I am happy to report that this week's podcast features ... me, in my triumphant return to the chair I abandoned for three weeks to attend press tour in Los Angeles. Unfortunately, now that I am back, Trey Graham is gone, so we happily welcomed our producer Mike Katzif to an on-air role once again.

This week, we tackle a few unsung heroes of pop culture, from costume designers to people who make letters to something that actually allowed Stephen to talk more about his trip to the White House (just in case you missed the run-up last week).

I puzzled the team (a little) with a few questions about some of the fall television presented to me during my trip, and then we returned to one of the topics we've enjoyed in the past: cultural blind spots we hope to remedy.

And, of course, we have time to talk — as always — about what's making us happy this week.

Please join us on Twitter — follow me, Stephen, Mike, Glen and the absent Trey, or find us on Facebook.

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