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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Friday

How 'The Last Of Us' makes an old plot line feel fresh

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Dave Bautista, Abby Quinn, and Nikki Amuka-Bird in M. Night Shyamalan's latest film, Knock at the Cabin. Universal Pictures hide caption

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Universal Pictures

Thursday

Sofia Oxenham and Máiréad Tyers star in Extraordinary. Natalie Seery/Disney+ hide caption

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Michelle Yeoh received a best actress Oscar nomination for Everything Everywhere All At Once. A24 hide caption

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A24

Monday

Mindy Kaling voices the iconic character in the new HBO Max animated series Velma. HBO Max hide caption

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HBO Max

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Alan Cumming hosts the Peacock reality competition show The Traitors. Peacock hide caption

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Peacock

Wednesday

Keyla Monterroso Mejia and Lisa Ann Walter on Abbott Elementary. Mejia is one of the people we're pulling for. Gilles Mingasson/ABC hide caption

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Gilles Mingasson/ABC

Thursday

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Netflix

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Friday

Ralph Fiennes and Anya Taylor-Joy in the film The Menu. Eric Zachanowich/Searchlight Pictures hide caption

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