Pop Culture Happy Hour: arts, entertainment, discussion, music, and pop culture.
Pop Culture Happy Hour is NPR’s entertainment podcast. Each week, panelists discuss one or two timely pop culture topics and close with “what’s making them happy that week.” (Get ready for that to be a Rec Room topic one day, because it will happen.)
Panelists typically include the podcast’s two creators: Linda Holmes, the editor of NPR’s pop culture and entertainment blog, Monkey See, and Stephen Thompson of NPR Music, who Brandon also mentions this week. Also almost always present is Glen Weldon, who writes about books and comic books for the NPR website and who also writes books about comic books. The fourth (and sometimes fifth) panelist space is now reserved for a guest, but was once occupied by Trey Graham, who mostly contributed to the realm of film, books, and theatre.
Air Time: Thursdays at 2:00 PM