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.
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Glen Weldon

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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Alfonso Cuarón's Roma is nominated for 10 Oscars. Carlos Somonte/Netflix hide caption

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Oscars Preview: We Talk Who Will, Who Should And Who Won't Win

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Brittany Luse, Eric Eddings, Glen Weldon, Linda Holmes and Stephen Thompson at the Bell House in Brooklyn on January 12, 2019. Mike Katzif/NPR hide caption

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Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is the subject of the Oscar-nominated documentary RGB. Magnolia Pictures/CNN Films hide caption

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The Documentary And Foreign-Language Oscar Noms: How To Watch, And What You Need To Know

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Know that we still have each other: The members of The Umbrella Academy (l to r: Cameron Brodeur, Aidan Gallagher, Blake Talabis, Dante Albidone, Eden Cupid, Ethan Hwang, Colm Feore) say cheese. Christos Kalohoridis/Netflix hide caption

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In The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part, Batman (Will Arnett) and Wyldstyle (Elizabeth Banks) team up to fight a new enemy. Warner Bros. hide caption

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Gwilym Lee (as Brian May) and Rami Malek (as Freddie Mercury) star in Bohemian Rhapsody, which is nominated for best picture at the 91st Academy Awards. Twentieth Century Fox hide caption

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'Bohemian Rhapsody,' 'Vice' and 'Green Book' Are Best Picture Nominees — Why?

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Batman Through The Ages: The Best — And Worst — Caped Crusaders

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Netflix's Tidying Up With Marie Kondo is a different kind of cleaning show — one that prioritizes self-care. Netflix hide caption

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Why Fox's 'Rent Live' Wasn't Entirely Live For Its Viewers

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Roma got a ton of nominations at this year's Academy Awards, and it more than warrants the praise. Carlos Somonte/Netflix hide caption

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Brooke (Heléne Yorke) and Cary (Drew Tarver) ride the product-placed coattails of their younger brother in The Other Two. John Pack/Comedy Central hide caption

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Siblings Struggle (Hilariously) In Their Kid Brother's Shadow: 'The Other Two'

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Glen Weldon, Linda Holmes, and Stephen Thompson took to Brooklyn's The Bell House on January 12th, 2019 for the Brooklyn Podcast Festival. Mike Katzif /NPR hide caption

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