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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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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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On the Books: An All-Book Edition Of Pop Culture Happy Hour

Today, we take a break from TV and movies to talk about some of our favorite books we've read — and what books we're most looking forward to this fall.

On the Books: An All-Book Edition Of Pop Culture Happy Hour

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NPR Music's Turning the Tables celebrates the music of women and non-binary musicians. NPR hide caption

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Celebrating Women In Music With Turning The Tables

NPR Music's ambitious Turning the Tables series re-imagines the popular music canon by putting women and non-binary musicians at the center. All Songs Considered recently had a great conversation about the project, and today we bring that conversation to your Pop Culture Happy Hour feed.

Celebrating Women In Music With Turning The Tables

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Ariana Grande, one of this year's most celebrated pop stars, performs at the 2018 iHeartRadio Wango Tango. Kevin Winter/Getty Images hide caption

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Need A Boost? Here's Some Pop Culture Serotonin

Not every day can be Friday, not every bit of weather can be sunny and not every plate can have cookies on it. That's why we love our pop culture serotonin — the stuff we watch, read and listen to that boosts our mood and makes us feel better. Today, we share some of our favorites.

Need A Boost? Here's Some Pop Culture Serotonin

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Noah Centineo and Lana Condor star in the Netflix adaptation of the young adult novel To All The Boys I've Loved Before. Netflix hide caption

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Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'To All The Boys I've Loved Before'

The Netflix young adult romance To All The Boys I've Loved Before tells the story of a high school pair who may or may not — but come on, they will — end up together. You've probably seen it on your Twitter feed, and today we assemble a very special panel to talk about it.

Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'To All The Boys I've Loved Before'

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Emma Stone stars in Maniac, one of the fall's most anticipated TV releases. Michele K. Short /Netflix hide caption

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Pop Culture Happy Hour's Fall TV Preview

It's almost the end of the summer, which means it's time for Pop Culture Happy Hour's fall TV preview. We're telling you what new shows we're excited about, and which ones we think are built to last. Guest: NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans.

Pop Culture Happy Hour's Fall TV Preview

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T'Challa/Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman) and Erik Killmonger (Michael B. Jordan) settle their differences, Wakanda style. Matt Kennedy/Marvel Studios hide caption

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'Black Panther'

Ryan Coogler's Marvel film, set largely in the richly imagined Afro-futurist utopia of Wakanda, is by turns intimate, immediate and — most importantly — original. Guest: Code Switch's Gene Demby. (This episode originally aired on February 16, 2018.)

'Black Panther'

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Spike Lee's 'BlacKkKlansman'

BlacKkKlansman tells the story Ron Stallworth — a black police detective who infiltrated the local chapter of the Ku Klux Klan. On today's Pop Culture Happy Hour, we dive into the most talked about Spike Lee movie in years. Guest: Code Switch's Gene Demby

Spike Lee's 'BlacKkKlansman'

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2018 MTV VMAs: The Highs And Lows

Last night the VMAs honored some top songs and artists including Camila Cabello, Jennifer Lopez, Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj. The show also recognized Aretha Franklin—sort of. And trotted out Aerosmith—again. New York Times editor Aisha Harris joins us for a recap.

2018 MTV VMAs: The Highs And Lows

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