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We Go To First Base With 'Big Mouth'

If you've been longing for a cartoon that covers the really important questions — like how to manage lust, and how to avoid your embarrassing parents — you are in luck. Big Mouth, Netflix's animated comedy series about the horrors of puberty, is back for a second season.

We Go To First Base With 'Big Mouth'

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Tom Hardy stars in Venom, one of the weirder and more unruly superhero movies in recent memory. Sony hide caption

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Venom: Oh It's Gooey, But Is It Good?

In Venom, Tom Hardy plays Eddie Brock, an investigative journalist who's trying to rebound from a major setback in his career. But Eddie's plans are halted when he's overtaken by a violent — and gooey — alien symbiote.

Venom: Oh It's Gooey, But Is It Good?

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Ryan Gosling is Neil Armstrong in Damien Chazelle's First Man. Daniel McFadden/Universal Pictures hide caption

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To The Moon and Back With Ryan Gosling In 'First Man'

First Man tells the story of Neil Armstrong's life in the decade leading up to his walk on the moon. Ryan Gosling stars as Armstrong, and it's directed by Damien Chazelle. It's the second time they're teaming up after the huge commercial and critical success of La La Land.

To The Moon and Back With Ryan Gosling In 'First Man'

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Activism And Identity Meet In 'The Hate U Give'

The Hate U Give finds teenager Starr Carter caught between two worlds — her mostly black neighborhood and a white prep school. When her friend Khalil is killed by a police officer, she's forced to reconcile these two very different parts of her identity. We're joined by Brittany Luse and Eric Eddings, hosts of The Nod podcast.

Activism And Identity Meet In 'The Hate U Give'

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In the latest retelling of the Hollywood classic, Jackson Maine (Bradley Cooper) and Ally (Lady Gaga) are the stars to be born. Warner Bros. hide caption

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We're Off The Deep End And Into 'A Star Is Born'

Lady Gaga stars opposite Bradley Cooper in the latest retelling of A Star Is Born. It's also Cooper's directing debut, with a cast that includes Sam Elliott, Andrew Dice Clay, and Dave Chappelle. We're joined by Ari Shapiro to break down the singing, the glamour, the tears, and the wonder of Sam Elliott's voice.

We're Off The Deep End And Into 'A Star Is Born'

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Anna Kendrick and Blake Lively star in the super-fun thriller A Simple Favor. Peter Iovino/Lionsgate hide caption

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Pop Culture Happy Hour: A Simple Favor

What has Anna Kendrick, Blake Lively, menswear looks, mysteries, and YouTube's most cheerful mom? It's the stylish, mischievous, and sometimes darkly funny thriller A Simple Favor.

Pop Culture Happy Hour: A Simple Favor

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(From left) Kiki Layne and Stephan James in If Beale Street Could Talk, Ryan Gosling in First Man, Amanda Stenberg in The Hate U Give, Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga in A Star Is Born Tatum Mangus/Annapurna Pictures, Universal Pictures and Dreamworks Pictures, Twentieth Century Fox, and Neal Preston/Warner Bros. hide caption

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Pop Culture Happy Hour's 2018 Fall Movie Preview

We're excited for a whole bunch of new movies this fall. Today, we dive into our 2018 Fall Movie Preview and talk about as many of them as we can — from the big studio flicks to the festival favorites and everything in between.

Pop Culture Happy Hour's 2018 Fall Movie Preview

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Pop Culture Happy Hour All-Books Edition: Volume 2

We recommended a lot of stuff during our 'All-Books' episode. So please enjoy this second volume (see what we did there?) of the All-Books Edition of Pop Culture Happy Hour, again led by our extra special panel.

Pop Culture Happy Hour All-Books Edition: Volume 2

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Maya Rudolph and Fred Armisen have some problems to work out in Forever. Colleen Hayes/Amazon hide caption

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Maya Rudolph And Fred Armisen Are In Love 'Forever'

Maya Rudolph and Fred Armisen star in the new Amazon series Forever. The two of them play a middle-aged married couple named Oscar and June, who are in a bit of a rut. Along the way, they find themselves in an unexpected situation that challenges their thinking about the permanence of marriage. Today, we dive into this very curious relationship comedy. Guest: Aisha Harris

Maya Rudolph And Fred Armisen Are In Love 'Forever'

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Barry's Bill Hader accepts the outstanding lead actor in a comedy series Emmy award. Kevin Winter/Getty Images hide caption

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Pop Culture Happy Hour Wraps Up The 2018 Emmys

We're here to fill you in on everything you need to know about the 2018 Emmys. On a night we were constantly reminded how diverse this year's nominations were — the winners were mostly white. The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and Game of Thrones won the top awards. Guest: NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans.

Pop Culture Happy Hour Wraps Up The 2018 Emmys

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