Stephen Thompson Stephen Thompson is an editor and reviewer for NPR Music, where he writes the advice column The Good Listener and fusses over comma placement. He is also a frequent panelist on All Songs Considered, and appears every week on Pop Culture Happy Hour.
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Russell Martin of the Toronto Blue Jays chose the Nicki Minaj song "Truffle Butter" for his walk-up music. Jason Miller and Ethan Miller/Getty Images hide caption

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The Giant Foam Finger: What's Your Walk-Up Music?

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Pop Culture Happy Hour: Stephen Colbert's Return And Great Talk-Show Guests

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Serena Williams serves to Roberta Vinci during their Women's Singles Semifinals match of the 2015 US Open on Friday. Alex Goodlett/Getty Images hide caption

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The Giant Foam Finger: If Serena Williams Loses, Is It Still The U.S. Open?

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Pop Culture Happy Hour: Labor Pains And Inspirations

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Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'Mr. Robot' And Title Sequences

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Small Batch: The VMAs, From Speeches To Singing To Squads

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