The Shape of Water

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The Shape of Water

The panel talks about the Guillermo del Toro film about a woman racing to save her not-quite-human true love from the bad guys. Guest: NPR Arts Desk Correspondent Neda Ulaby.

The Shape of Water

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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.

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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.

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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

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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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Thor: Ragnarok and What's Making Us Happy

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Thor: Ragnarok and What's Making Us Happy

The panel takes on the latest from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, with help from Code Switch co-host and established Taika Waititi fan Shereen Marisol Meraji.

Thor: Ragnarok and What's Making Us Happy

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Stranger Things 2

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Stranger Things 2

After a highly successful first season, the Netflix monster mystery returns. But does it overcome the challenges that have plagued sequels for decades? Guest: TV Critic Eric Deggans.

Stranger Things 2

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American Vandal and What's Making Us Happy

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American Vandal and What's Making Us Happy

The panel discusses American Vandal, the Netflix mockumentary series that's a hilariously precise dissection of our cultural fascination with true crime narratives. Guest: Mallory Ortberg of Slate's Dear Prudence.

American Vandal and What's Making Us Happy

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John Hodgman

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John Hodgman

Author, comedian, and fake internet judge John Hodgman talks about his new book Vacationland, mediating internet disputes, writing a serious book after a lot of fake facts, and lots more.

John Hodgman

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Shark Tank and What's Making Us Happy

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Shark Tank and What's Making Us Happy

NPR White House correspondent Tamara Keith joins the panel to talk about the oddly successful and often bizarre ABC series that brings entrepreneurs to beg for money from rich people.

Shark Tank and What's Making Us Happy

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Tom Hanks

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Tom Hanks

Actor Tom Hanks talks to host Linda Holmes about his new short story collection Uncommon Type, the cosmos, David S. Pumpkins, Nora Ephron, men dancing in shrimp costumes, and how the film industry is changing.

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Will & Grace and What's Making Us Happy

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Will & Grace and What's Making Us Happy

NBC's Will & Grace is back for at least two revival seasons, more than 10 years after it went off the air the first time. But is the sitcom still relevant in 2017? Guests: Tobin Low and Kathy Tu, Co-Hosts of Nancy from WNYC Studios.

Will & Grace and What's Making Us Happy

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The Good Place

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The Good Place

A discussion of the NBC comedy The Good Place, which stars Kristen Bell and Ted Danson. We're big fans of the show, and it's from one of the creators of Parks and Recreation and Brooklyn Nine-Nine. It's funny and weird and packed with jokes, and it's all about the afterlife. Guest: Producer Emeritus and Music Director Mike Katzif.

The Good Place

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Blade Runner 2049

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Blade Runner 2049

Writer Chris Klimek joins Stephen Thompson and Glen Weldon to discuss Denis Villeneuve's sequel to the Ridley Scott cult classic Blade Runner.

Blade Runner 2049

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The Princess Bride And Remembering Tom Petty

This year The Princess Bride turns 30, so we decided to discuss the film and its enduring legacy. Plus, we take a moment to remember rock legend Tom Petty, who died Monday at the age of 66. Guest: Code Switch's Kat Chow.

The Princess Bride And Remembering Tom Petty

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Battle of the Sexes and What's Making Us Happy

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Battle of the Sexes and What's Making Us Happy

The new film, starring Emma Stone as Billie Jean King and Steve Carell as Bobby Riggs, the players facing off in one of the most famous tennis matches in history. Plus, what's making us happy this week. Guest: Writer Katie Presley.

Battle of the Sexes and What's Making Us Happy

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Movie Roundup: The LEGO Ninjago Movie, Kingsman: The Golden Circle, And Mother!

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Movie Roundup: The LEGO Ninjago Movie, Kingsman: The Golden Circle, And Mother!

Linda Holmes, Stephen Thompson, and Glen Weldon discuss three recent releases then look back at their summer box office predictions.

Movie Roundup: The LEGO Ninjago Movie, Kingsman: The Golden Circle, And Mother!

Fall Movie Preview

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Fall Movie Preview

As summer gives way to fall, blockbusters give way to award contenders. Critics Linda Holmes, Bob Mondello, Tasha Robinson, and Bilal Quershi share some of the best, buzziest and otherwise noteworthy films coming to theaters.

Fall Movie Preview

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