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Pop Culture Happy Hour is a lively chat about books, movies, music, television, comics and pretty much anything else that strikes a nerve, all in a weekly roundtable from NPR. Features "Monkey See" blogger Linda Holmes and an occasionally rowdy cast of characters. Join the club at NPR.org/pchh.More from Pop Culture Happy Hour »

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The Disaster Artist, The Room, and What's Making Us Happy

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The Disaster Artist, The Room, and What's Making Us Happy

James Franco's The Disaster Artist tells the story of the making of The Room, one of the most famous awful movies of all time. The panel sits down to talk about Franco's vision and his muse. Guest: NPR Music's Marissa Lorusso.

The Disaster Artist, The Room, and What's Making Us Happy

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Call Me By Your Name

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Call Me By Your Name

Luca Guadagnino's lush adaptation of Andre Aciman's novel stars Timothee Chalamet as a teenage prodigy who falls in love with a visiting grad student played by Armie Hammer. Guest: All Things Considered Film Critic Bob Mondello.

Call Me By Your Name

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Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

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Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

The panel reviews Martin McDonagh's polarizing new film, which stars Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson, and Sam Rockwell. Guest: Code Switch co-host Gene Demby.

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

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Coco

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Coco

Pixar's latest animated film follows young Miguel through an adventure that teaches him about family and remembrance. Code Switch's Shereen Marisol Meraji joins the panel to talk about the film and the Disney short Olaf's Frozen Advenure.

Coco

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Black-ish and What's Making Us Happy

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Black-ish and What's Making Us Happy

The panel checks in with the ABC sitcom Black-ish, then share what's making them happy this week. Guests: Brittany Luse and Eric Eddings, co-hosts of The Nod.

Black-ish and What's Making Us Happy

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Lady Bird

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Lady Bird

The panel chats about why they love Lady Bird, the coming-of-age film written and directed by Greta Gerwig and starring Saoirse Ronan.

Lady Bird

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Justice League and What's Making Us Happy

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Justice League and What's Making Us Happy

The gang discusses DC Comics' latest movie, featuring Batman, Wonder Woman, The Flash, and Cyborg. That, plus What's Making Us Happy this week. Guests: NPR Music

Justice League and What's Making Us Happy

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Murder On The Orient Express and Cozy Murder Mysteries

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Murder On The Orient Express and Cozy Murder Mysteries

The panel tackles Kenneth Branagh's new Agatha Christie remake — and picks a few recommendations for when you just want to snuggle under blankets and watch a murder get solved. Guests: Weekend Edition Editor Barrie Hardymon and Librarian Margaret H. Willison.

Murder On The Orient Express and Cozy Murder Mysteries

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This Is Us, Speechless, and What's Making Us Happy

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This Is Us, Speechless, and What's Making Us Happy

All Things Considered host Ari Shapiro joins the panel to disuss This Is Us, NBC's hit family drama. Then, All Things Considered Host Audie Cornish tags in for a chat about ABC's new sitcom Speechless. Plus, what's making us happy this week. (This episode originally aired on December 6, 2016.)

This Is Us, Speechless, and What's Making Us Happy

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Pop Culture Advice With Audie Cornish

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Pop Culture Advice With Audie Cornish

The Pop Culture Happy Hour gang answer some pop culture advice questions, including balancing recaps with television consumption and if you should try to expand your girlfriend's pop culture tastes.

Pop Culture Advice With Audie Cornish

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