On this week's show, we dispense with the Oscars, dig deep into RuPaul's Drag Race, and offer some suggestions for when you're stuck on the couch for a while.
Pop Culture Happy Hour
NPR's entertainment and pop culture round-table podcast features spirited discussions of movies, books, television, nostalgia, and — every time — what's making us happy this week.
A reconstituted panel discusses Netflix's latest season-length offering before taking turns defending the seemingly indefensible. Then, as always, it's on to What's Making Us Happy.
On this week's show, we're loving The Lego Movie, and we're pondering the fates of pop culture teenagers. And as always, we talk about what's making us happy this week.
On this week's show, we talk about sports, a great loss, and what happens when you find that your opinions are being influenced by others.
On this week's show, we dive into the Grammy Awards, including the performances, the winners and losers, and the very complicated conversations about cultural spaces that followed.
On this week's show, we consider what the Oscar nominations left out and why it might have happened, and we chat about the think-piece-inspiring HBO show Looking.
On this week's show, we chat about the Golden Globes, both as a ceremony and as a marker of quality (...maybe). We identify some of our cultural anti-blind-spots, and run down what's making us happy this week.
On this week's show, we look ahead to 2014 and make our resolutions and predictions. That goes pretty well! We also look back at how our resolutions and predictions for 2013 turned out. That goes ... a little less well.
It's quiz time in the second half of the Pop Culture Happy Hour live show. We'll bring lots of our friends up to answer questions about crazy SyFy movies, collectibles, weird quotes, and more.
It's Part 1 of our second-ever live show, a year-in-review episode recorded at NPR's Studio One. What we'll remember from 2013, what's changed in the last 20 years, and, as always, what's making us happy.