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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Songs We Love: Hope Sandoval, 'Let Me Get There (Feat. Kurt Vile)'

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Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'The Magnificent Seven' And 'Fleabag'

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Pop Culture Happy Hour: Emmys, Comedy And Your Spooky Grandpa

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Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'Documentary Now!' And Life Onscreen

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