Glen Weldon Glen Weldon is a regular panelist on NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour podcast. He also reviews books and movies for NPR.org and is a contributor to NPR's pop culture blog Monkey See, where he posts weekly about comics and comics culture.

Glen Weldon

Panelist, Pop Culture Happy Hour Podcast

Glen Weldon is a regular panelist on NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour podcast. He also reviews books and movies for NPR.org and is a contributor to NPR's pop culture blog Monkey See, where he posts weekly about comics and comics culture.

Over the course of his career, he has spent time as a theater critic, a science writer, an oral historian, a writing teacher, a bookstore clerk, a PR flack, a seriously terrible marine biologist and a slightly better-than-average competitive swimmer.

Weldon is the author of Superman: The Unauthorized Biography, a cultural history of the iconic character. His fiction and criticism have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The New Republic, The Atlantic, Slate, Story, McSweeney's, The Dallas Morning News, Washington City Paper and many other publications. He is the recipient of an NEA Arts Journalism Fellowship, a Ragdale Writing Fellowship and a PEW Fellowship in the Arts for Fiction.

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How The TV And Movies Are Using Gen X Nostalgia

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Rey (Daisy Ridley) may or may not be the title character of Star Wars: The Last Jedi. We're not telling. Jonathon Olley/Lucasfilm hide caption

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Rollicking 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Introduces Welcome Shades Of (G)Rey

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Review: 'The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel'

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The view from the cheap seats (L to R): Molly (Allegra Acosta), Gert (Ariela Barer), Nico (Lyrica Okano), Alex (Rhenzy Feliz), Chase (Gregg Sulkin) and Karolina (Virginia Gardner) in Runaways. Paul Sarkis/Hulu hide caption

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The Search is Over, The Party's Just Begun: Dory (Alia Shawkat), Drew (John Reynolds), Portia (Meredith Hagner) and Elliott (John Early) go shopping for human empathy in the TBS series Search Party. TBS hide caption

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The Phantom Minas?: Amazon announced it will bring a Lord of the Rings prequel to television. (Elijah Wood in The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring) 7831/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images hide caption

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10 Great, Perfect, Solid-Mithril Ideas For 'Lord Of The Rings' TV Spin-Offs

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Comedian/producer Louis C.K., speaking in August at Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles. He admitted this week to sexual misconduct. Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP hide caption

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Standing Up In The World Of Stand-Up: When 'Open Secrets' Finally Go Public

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Stephen Thompson, Linda Holmes, and Glen Weldon on stage during Pop Culture Happy Hour's live show at the Bell House in Brooklyn on June 6, 2017. Annabel Edwards/NPR hide caption

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Pop Culture Happy Hour: Pop Culture Advice, Live From Seattle

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It's Dead ... Wrapped (Up) in Hardcover: A new book provides the narrative closure that this summer's Twin Peaks: The Return (starring Kyle MacLachlan, Laura Dern and David Lynch) eschewed. Showtime hide caption

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In Netflix's Mindhunter, FBI agents Ford (Jonathan Groff) and Tench (Holt McCallany) study those who would kill your friends and family to remind you of their love. Merrick Morton/Netflix hide caption

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