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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'Crazy Rich Asians' Is A Crazy Good Movie

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(Clockwise From Top): The demon Luci (Eric Andre), the elf Elfo (Nat Faxon) and the princess Bean (Abbi Jacobson) head into the woods in Disenchantment. Netflix hide caption

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What's Included In The Latest MoviePass Plan To Save Its Business

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Jason Bateman and Rachel McAdams star in Game Night, one of this year's most surprisingly enjoyable comedies. Warner Bros. hide caption

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Blockers and Game Night: Playing Catch-Up On Comedies We Missed

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Pop Culture Punching Bags

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Oscar statues are seen backstage during the 88th Annual Academy Awards at Dolby Theatre on February 28, 2016 in Hollywood, California. Christopher Polk/Getty Images hide caption

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Changes Are Coming To The Oscars

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Lakeith Stanfield stars as Cassius Green in Sorry to Bother You, rapper Boots Riley's debut film. Peter Prato /Annapurna Pictures hide caption

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Pop Culture Happy Hour: Sorry to Bother You

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"Girls! Girls! Giii-iirls!" (Clockwise from top): Nancy McKeon as Jo, Mindy Cohn as Natalie, Charlotte Rae as Mrs. Garrett, Lisa Whelchel as Blair, Kim Fields Tootie. Frank Carroll/NBC via Getty Images hide caption

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Elsie Fisher plays Kayla, a teenager voted the "most quiet" girl in her class, in the film Eighth Grade. A24 hide caption

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Pop Culture Happy Hour: Eighth Grade

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Explore New Lands, Fight Ancient Monsters And Cook A Lot: We Tackle 'Breath Of The Wild'

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Electric Waterloo: (L to R) Young Tanya (Jessica Keenan Wynn), Young Donna (Lily James) and Young Rosie (Alexa Davies) feel the beat from the tambourine, oh yeah, in Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again. Jonathan Prime/Universal Pictures hide caption

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Cover of Captain Atom #78 (December 1965). Co-created by Steve Ditko, the nuclear-powered hero left a wake of ... stars? Sparkles? Glitter? ... in his fabulous wake. Glen Weldon/Private Collection hide caption

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