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Pop Culture Happy Hour is a lively chat about books, movies, music, television, comics and pretty much anything else that strikes a nerve, all in a weekly roundtable from NPR. Features "Monkey See" blogger Linda Holmes and an occasionally rowdy cast of characters. Join the club at NPR.org/pchh.More from Pop Culture Happy Hour »

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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

Justice League and What's Making Us Happy

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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.

Tom Hanks

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