On this week's show, we talk about grieving and fighting when shows are canceled, we come up with some rules of engagement when it comes to good manners and culture, and we talk about what's making us happy this week.
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.
This week's show brings us back to the Marvel universe and into our own surrenders, and as always, we'll talk about what's making us happy this week.
On this week's show: brick and mortar and buying habits, the pop culture of science and scientists, and what's making us happy this week.
This week's round-table podcast is devoted to our enormous roundup of summer movies, from superheroes to cowboys to beautiful and woozy romances.
On this week's show, the strong sense of place in many parts of pop culture, a nostalgic quiz about the television of the early '90s, and what's making us happy this week.
On this week's roundtable podcast, we talk about the return of Mad Men, the problem of unreliable narrators, and our eternal debts to the great Roger Ebert.
On this week's show, we approach longevity from two angles: what it takes to keep a TV series going for many years, and how you know a sequel is dragging things out much too long.
On this week's show, we take on television's latest cloudy mystery and give a spirited defense to some of our favorite pop culture punching bags.
On this week's show, we talk about how crowdfunding might affect the future of television and how it does or doesn't make sense to send comedies into the ring to duke it out.
On this week's show, we talk about culture across generations and lament a few things that aren't available for our eager consumption. And as always, we tell you what's making us happy this week.
This week, we briefly wrap up the Oscars before moving to an epic earworm war based around commercial jingles. And as always, we close with what's making us happy this week.
The PCHH team takes on all nine Best Picture nominees in a wide-ranging discussion about Steven Spielberg, story structure, the presence and absence of music, and a VIP (Very Important Pigeon).
On this week's show, we break down the Grammy Awards and consider the way pop culture deals with the highest office in the land.
On this week's show, we talk about the Super Bowl, from halftime show to blackout, and we plunge into the heart-infested waters of Valentine's Day and what in pop culture is actually romantic.
On this week's show, 30 Rock and the world of meta humor, a few answers to frequently and occasionally asked questions about the show, and what's making us happy this week.