Glen Weldon Glen Weldon is a host of NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour podcast. He reviews books, movies, comics and more for the NPR Arts Desk.
Glen Weldon at NPR headquarters in Washington, D.C., March 19, 2019. (photo by Allison Shelley)
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Glen Weldon at NPR headquarters in Washington, D.C., March 19, 2019. (photo by Allison Shelley)
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Glen Weldon

Host, Pop Culture Happy Hour

Glen Weldon is a host of NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour podcast. He reviews books, movies, comics and more for the NPR Arts Desk.

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 completely inept marine biologist and a slightly better-ept competitive swimmer.

Weldon is the author of two cultural histories: Superman: The Unauthorized Biography and The Caped Crusade: Batman and the Rise of Nerd Culture. He has written for The New York Times, The Washington Post, The New Republic, The Atlantic, Slate, McSweeney's and more; his fiction has appeared in several anthologies and other publications. He is the recipient of an NEA Arts Journalism Fellowship, an Amtrak Writers' Residency, a Ragdale Writing Fellowship and a Pew Fellowship in the Arts for Fiction.

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Percy (Taliesin Jaffe), Pike (Ashley Johnson), Grog (Travis Willingham), Vex (Laura Bailey), Keyleth (Marisha Ray) Scanlan (Sam Riegel) and Vax (Liam O'Brien) have +2 swords, will travel. Amazon Studios hide caption

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Alexander Skarsgård stars as Amleth and Anya Taylor-Joy as Olga in director Robert Eggers' Viking epic The Northman. Aidan Monaghan/© 2021 Focus Features, LLC hide caption

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