Pop Culture Happy Hour
Aug 1, 2014 — Our live show from Comic-Con features a lively chat about fandoms and inclusivity, a blisteringly difficult quiz, and as always, what's making us happy this week.
Jul 25, 2014 — With special guest Barrie Hardymon, the gang discusses the way the middle of the country is portrayed in pop culture. Plus, works in which a single piece is out of place and What's Making Us Happy.
Jul 18, 2014 — It's the second hour of PCHH's June 24 live show, complete with panelist-on-panelist quiz smackdowns, audience questions, and a special announcement for listeners in New York City.
Jul 11, 2014 — The gang, with pal Audie Cornish, records a special live episode at NPR headquarters. Plus: a special announcement about another public appearance, this time at the San Diego Comic Con.
Jul 4, 2014 — On this week's show, we ponder whether there's such a thing as "too old" for youth culture. Then, we remember some of the toys of our youth and wonder how play has changed.
Jun 27, 2014 — On this week's show, Gene Demby joins us to talk about artists who we sometimes love and sometimes don't, and we bring back the Regrettable Television Pop Quiz.
Jun 20, 2014 — On this week's show, we chat about the ubiquitous buddy film and the matter of how culture makes first impressions on us.
Jun 13, 2014 — On this week's show, we break down the non-smash-hit (but really good movie) Edge Of Tomorrow, then take a reader suggestion to talk about noble flops we have known and sometimes loved.
Jun 6, 2014 — On this week's show, we take a tour of Book Expo, the publishing industry's massive trade show. Then we take a listener suggestion and discuss how culture helps us manage and survive times of grief.
May 30, 2014 — The scheduled return of Sailor Moon inspires the gang to discuss the way franchises keep coming back around for new generations. Then it's on to book and album covers — and what's making us happy.