Pop Culture Happy Hour: 2016 Favorites And Unfinished Business Sam Sanders joins the PCHH roundtable for a conversation about some of our favorite writing, television and movies of the year.

Pop Culture Happy Hour: 2016 Favorites And Unfinished Business

Pop Culture Happy Hour: 2016 Favorites And Unfinished Business

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Pop Culture Happy Hour's picks for 2016 include The New Yorker profile of Leslie Jones, Fleabag on Amazon, musician Mitski and HBO's Veep. Valerie Macon/AFP/Getty Images, Courtesy of Amazon, Ben Gabbe/Getty Images, Lacey Terrell/HBO hide caption

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Valerie Macon/AFP/Getty Images, Courtesy of Amazon, Ben Gabbe/Getty Images, Lacey Terrell/HBO

Pop Culture Happy Hour's picks for 2016 include The New Yorker profile of Leslie Jones, Fleabag on Amazon, musician Mitski and HBO's Veep.

Valerie Macon/AFP/Getty Images, Courtesy of Amazon, Ben Gabbe/Getty Images, Lacey Terrell/HBO

[If you're looking for the audio of this week's show, it's in a slightly different place than usual for boring technical reasons — it's over on the right or right above you, depending on how you're viewing this page.]

You know Sam Sanders as the host of the NPR Politics Podcast — a project from which he's about to move on to new and exciting stuff. But you also know him as one of Pop Culture Happy Hour's new fourth chairs of 2016, so who better to join us to talk about some of our favorite things from this year?

My notes from our 2016 Favorites show. NPR/Linda Holmes hide caption

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There is so much good stuff in this show — music from old and new artists, television and film scoring, indie films, documentaries, my favorite food writer, oodles of wonderfully idiosyncratic television — that the best way to show it all to you is to just show you my notes.

After we get through our favorites, we'll catch you up on how some past shows played out, including our summer movie preview and our fall TV pool. And as always, we close with what's making us happy this week — which is also at the bottom of those same notes.

Find us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter: me, Stephen, Glen, Sam, producer Jessica, producer Iman, and executive producer and music director Mike. And thanks to those of you who are supporting your local station — and thus supporting us. Tell 'em we sent you.