Pop Culture Happy Hour NPR's entertainment and pop culture round-table podcast features spirited discussions of movies, books, television, nostalgia, and — every time — what's making us happy this week.

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Pop Culture Happy Hour: Road-Testing The Songs Of Summer

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Pop Culture Happy Hour: Cooking Shows Provide Food For Thought

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Pop Culture Happy Hour: The Great Big Stand-Up Roundup

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Pop Culture Happy Hour: The 'Law & Order' Universe

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Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'Tully'

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Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'A Quiet Place'

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William Zabka and Ralph Macchio star in Cobra Kai, which revisits Johnny Lawrence and Daniel LaRusso more than 30 years after The Karate Kid. YouTube Red hide caption

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A Crane Kick Of Nostalgia Right To The Throat: 'Cobra Kai'

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Pop Culture Happy Hour: Our Summer Movie Preview

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Left: The Rolling Stones, from left, Ronnie Wood, Keith Richards, Mick Jagger and Charlie Watts attend the opening night party for "Exhibitionism" at Industria on Nov. 15, 2016, in New York. Right: The Beatles, from left, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr and John Lennon arriving at London Airport after a trip to Paris Feb. 6, 1964. Evan Agostini/Invision/AP; Evening Standard/Getty Images/Evan Agostini/Invision/AP; Evening Standard/Getty Images hide caption

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Pop Culture Happy Hour: Cultural Dichotomies

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Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'Antiques Roadshow'

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Wade (Tye Sheridan) is the teen hero of Spielberg's latest big-budget action flick Ready Player One, based on the novel of the same name. Jaap Buitendijk/Warner Bros. hide caption

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Arcade Firewall: 'Ready Player One' REALLY Loves The '80s

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Sara Gilbert and Roseanne Barr in the return of ABC's Roseanne. Adam Rose/ABC hide caption

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'Roseanne' Returns For A New Conversation

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Bill Hader plays Barry in the new HBO series Barry, created by Hader and Silicon Valley's Alec Berg. John P. Johnson/HBO hide caption

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A Contract Killer Walks Into An Acting Class, On HBO's 'Barry'

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Pop Culture Happy Hour: Musical Discoveries From SXSW 2018

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Bryan Cranston voices the gruff-but-lovable mutt Chief in Wes Anderson's star-studded, stop-motion tale Isle of Dogs. Fox Searchlight hide caption

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The Fast And The Furry Us: Wes Anderson's Masterful 'Isle Of Dogs'

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The Guy (Ben Sinclair) on High Maintenance. David Russell/HBO hide caption

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Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'High Maintenance'

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Director Guillermo del Toro's The Shape of Water won best director and best picture at the 90th Academy Awards. Kevin Winter/Getty Images hide caption

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A Year After Envelope Pandemonium, A Ho-Hum Night Is Just What The Oscars Ordered

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Pop Culture Happy Hour: Regrettable Television Pop Quiz

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Natalie Portman plays Lena in Alex Garland's new film Annihilation. Paramount Pictures hide caption

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Pop Culture Happy Hour: The Mind-Bending Pleasures Of 'Annihilation'

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Figure skater Adam Rippon of the United States celebrates after competing in the team event at the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics. Maddie Meyer/Getty Images hide caption

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Pop Culture Happy Hour: Sports, Zazz And Commerce At The Winter Olympics

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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' Is A Superhero Story You Haven't Seen Before — And It's Thrilling

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