On this week's round-table podcast, we talk about the charm and peril of live events, we take a quiz on the most regrettable television currently circulating, 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.
On this week's show, we bleep-ily tackle the topic of profanity in pop culture, and we chat about stories in movies and television that are rendered obsolete — or are they? — when the world changes around them. As always, we close with what's making us happy this week.
On this week's round-table podcast, we talk about the power and limits of Twitter, the increasing availability of entertainment in languages other than English, and what's making us happy this week.
On this week's show, we tackle sibling relationships and then dive deeply into the world of wacky holiday television, particularly of the schmaltzy variety. And as always, we close with what's making us happy this week.
On this week's show, we return to the topic of pop culture to share with kids. We've got comic books, we've got regular books, we've got board games, movies, music, and lots more.
On this week's show, we dive into the beautiful and challenging film 12 Years A Slave, both in its capacity as a film about slavery and in its capacity as a plain old good movie. We discuss a few rites of passage that seem to us essential, and we close with what's making us happy this week.
On this week's roundtable podcast, we talk about the new Tom Hanks film Captain Phillips, from chase scenes to quiet stoicism (or lack thereof). We also tackle the great big world of pop culture that makes us cry, of which there is ... a lot.
On this week's round-table pop-culture podcast, we dive into one of the biggest movies of the year: Gravity, which is visually gorgeous even when we have questions about the script. We also cover some glorious fiascoes and tell you what's making us happy this week.
On this week's show, we will not spoil Breaking Bad for you while discussing its influence and place in history. We will also not spoil Grand Theft Auto V while explaining how it works on the brain of a fundamentally nonviolent person. As always, we also run down the things that are making us happy this week.
On this week's round-table pop-culture podcast, we sit down for a dissection of the weekend's Emmys, perhaps the grimmest ones ever. But once that's over, we zoom forward into a conversation about that strange sensation known as "the one-hit wonder."
On this week's show, we talk about the shows we think might succeed this fall, including broadcast and cable, sex and cops. Then we look ahead to the fall films that we're looking forward to, and as always, we tell you what's making us happy this week.
Inspired by the trailer for a forthcoming RoboCop reboot, the gang discusses movie franchises that could stand to be revisited. Then, it's on to the A&E reality TV sensation Duck Dynasty, as well as a new round of What's Making Us Happy this week.
The gang looks back on a divisive summer full of loud robot-on-robot movies, and discusses where Woody Allen's latest film fits into his complicated legacy. Plus, of course, an assortment of happy-making things.
With NPR White House correspondent Ari Shapiro, the gang talks VMAs and depictions of government.
This week, we discuss a new film about the world of voiceovers and try to figure out how many band members have to leave before it's not the same band.