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Get obsessed with us. Five days a week, Pop Culture Happy Hour serves you recommendations and commentary on the buzziest movies, TV, music, books, videogames and more. Join arts journalists Linda Holmes, Glen Weldon, Stephen Thompson, and Aisha Harris - plus a rotating cast of guest pop culture aficionados. The Happy Hour team leaves room at the table for exploring a range of reactions and opinions on every bit of the pop universe. From lowbrow to highbrow to the stuff in between, they take it all with a shot of cheer.

Latest episodes

  • The Mitchells Vs. The Machines
    May 7, 2021
  • Rutherford Falls
    May 6, 2021
  • TCM On HBO Max Guide
    May 5, 2021
  • Star Wars And Other Merchandise
    May 4, 2021
  • Shadow and Bone
    May 3, 2021
  • Without Remorse, Michael B. Jordan, And What's Making Us Happy
    April 30, 2021
  • Law And Order: Organized Crime
    April 29, 2021
  • Stowaway
    April 28, 2021
  • Mortal Kombat
    April 27, 2021
  • 2021 Oscars Recap
    April 26, 2021
  • 2021 Oscars Preview And What's Making Us Happy
    April 23, 2021
  • 2021 Oscars Preview And What's Making Us Happy
    April 23, 2021
  • 2021 Oscars Guide: Original Songs
    April 22, 2021
  • 2021 Oscars Guide: Original Songs
    April 22, 2021
  • 2021 Oscars Guide: Animated Features
    April 21, 2021
  • 2021 Oscars Guide: Animated Features
    April 21, 2021
  • 2021 Oscars Guide: Documentary Features
    April 20, 2021
  • 2021 Oscars Guide: Documentary Features
    April 20, 2021
  • 2021 Oscars Guide: International Features
    April 19, 2021
  • 2021 Oscars Guide: International Features
    April 19, 2021
  • Legally Blonde And What's Making Us Happy
    April 16, 2021
  • Made For Love
    April 15, 2021
  • Three Songs For Staring Out The Window
    April 14, 2021
  • Queen Sugar
    April 13, 2021
  • Viola Davis: Essentials
    April 12, 2021
  • The Great Pottery Throw Down, What's Making Us Happy, And Remembering DMX
    April 9, 2021
  • Bad Trip
    April 8, 2021
  • Frances McDormand: Essentials
    April 7, 2021
  • Chadwick Boseman: Essentials
    April 6, 2021
  • The Father
    April 5, 2021
  • Top 10 Muppets And What's Making Us Happy
    April 2, 2021
  • Our Favorite Muppets
    April 1, 2021
  • Godzilla Vs. Kong
    March 31, 2021
  • The Falcon And The Winter Soldier
    March 30, 2021
  • Die Hard
    March 29, 2021
  • Beverly Cleary: Essentials
    March 28, 2021
  • Sound of Metal and What's Making Us Happy
    March 26, 2021
  • King Of The Hill
    March 25, 2021
  • Audience Questions: What Should I Watch?
    March 24, 2021
  • 2020 Best Books: Book Club Ideas
    March 23, 2021
  • Favorite Concert Films
    March 22, 2021
  • Justice League And What's Making Us Happy
    March 19, 2021
  • Raya And The Last Dragon
    March 18, 2021
  • Steven Yeun: Essentials
    March 17, 2021
  • Oscar Nominations 2021
    March 16, 2021
  • 2021 Grammys Recap
    March 15, 2021
  • RuPaul's Drag Race And What's Making Us Happy
    March 12, 2021
  • Antiques Roadshow
    March 11, 2021
  • Ginny And Georgia
    March 10, 2021
  • Delroy Lindo: Essentials
    March 9, 2021
  • The WandaVision Finale
    March 8, 2021
  • Coming 2 America And What's Making Us Happy
    March 5, 2021
  • Regina King: Essentials
    March 4, 2021
  • Three Great Documentaries
    March 3, 2021
  • The United States v. Billie Holiday
    March 2, 2021
  • 2021 Golden Globes Recap
    March 1, 2021
  • Minari And What's Making Us Happy
    February 26, 2021
  • Cinderella
    February 25, 2021
  • I Care A Lot
    February 24, 2021
  • 2020 Best Books: Nonfiction
    February 23, 2021
  • It's A Sin
    February 22, 2021
  • Nomadland and What's Making Us Happy
    February 19, 2021
  • To All The Boys: Always And Forever
    February 18, 2021
  • Shark Tank
    February 17, 2021
  • Supernova
    February 16, 2021
  • Desus And Mero On Politics, Fame And Life In The Pandemic
    February 15, 2021
  • Judas And The Black Messiah And What's Making Us Happy
    February 12, 2021
  • 2020 Best Books: For Music Lovers
    February 11, 2021
  • Superstore
    February 10, 2021
  • Desus & Mero Writer Josh Gondelman On Making A Late Night Talk Show During COVID-19
    February 9, 2021
  • 2021 Super Bowl
    February 8, 2021
  • Malcolm & Marie And What's Making Us Happy
    February 5, 2021
  • 2021 Sundance: Best Movies
    February 4, 2021
  • Bling Empire
    February 3, 2021
  • Our Favorite Cicely Tyson Performances
    February 2, 2021
  • Derek DelGaudio's In & Of Itself
    February 1, 2021
  • Lupin And What's Making Us Happy
    January 29, 2021
  • All Creatures Great And Small
    January 28, 2021
  • Almost Famous
    January 27, 2021
  • Search Party
    January 26, 2021
  • 2020 Best Books About Families
    January 25, 2021
  • WandaVision and What's Making Us Happy
    January 22, 2021
  • Locked Down
    January 21, 2021
  • Cobra Kai
    January 20, 2021
  • Promising Young Woman
    January 19, 2021
  • One Night In Miami And What's Making Us Happy
    January 15, 2021
  • 2020 Best Books About America
    January 14, 2021
  • Dickinson
    January 13, 2021
  • Bring It On
    January 12, 2021
  • Sylvie's Love
    January 11, 2021
  • Great 2020 Movies You May Have Missed And What's Making Us Happy
    January 8, 2021
  • Showgirls
    January 7, 2021
  • Bridgerton
    January 6, 2021
  • Card Sharks
    January 5, 2021
  • 2020 Best Books: Love Stories
    January 4, 2021
  • Our 2021 Pop Culture Resolutions And What's Making Us Happy
    December 31, 2020
  • Our 2021 Pop Culture Predictions
    December 30, 2020
  • Coco
    December 29, 2020
  • Soul
    December 28, 2020
  • Wonder Woman 1984 And What's Making Us Happy
    December 24, 2020
  • The Midnight Sky
    December 23, 2020
  • Tenet
    December 22, 2020
  • 2020 Pop Culture Favorites
    December 21, 2020
  • Ma Rainey's Black Bottom And What's Making Us Happy
    December 18, 2020
  • Small Axe
    December 17, 2020
  • The Flight Attendant
    December 16, 2020
  • Taylor Swift's Evermore
    December 15, 2020
  • 2020 Best Books: Realistic Fiction
    December 14, 2020
  • The Prom and What's Making Us Happy
    December 11, 2020
  • Bad Bunny
    December 10, 2020
  • Saved By The Bell
    December 9, 2020
  • Mariah Carey
    December 8, 2020
  • Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World
    December 7, 2020
  • Mank And What's Making Us Happy
    December 4, 2020
  • 2020 Christmas Movies and TV: Happiest Season, Hallmark, And More
    December 3, 2020
  • BTS
    December 2, 2020
  • 2020 Best Books: Fantasy And Sci-Fi
    December 1, 2020
  • The Mandalorian: Baby Yoda And More
    November 30, 2020
  • The Conspiracy Against Hip-Hop
    November 27, 2020
  • The Emperor's New Groove and What's Making Us Happy
    November 25, 2020
  • Hillbilly Elegy
    November 24, 2020
  • Megan Thee Stallion
    November 23, 2020
  • Animaniacs And What's Making Us Happy
    November 20, 2020
  • The West Wing
    November 19, 2020
  • The LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special
    November 18, 2020
  • Supermarket Sweep
    November 17, 2020
  • Fargo
    November 16, 2020
  • Ted Lasso And What's Making Us Happy
    November 13, 2020
  • SNL
    November 12, 2020
  • HGTV And Home Makeover Shows
    November 11, 2020
  • Next
    November 10, 2020
  • Remembering Jeopardy! Host Alex Trebek
    November 9, 2020
  • 2020 Comedy Special Recommendations And What's Making Us Happy
    November 6, 2020
  • The Vow And Seduced: Two NXIVM Docuseries
    November 5, 2020
  • The Queen's Gambit
    November 4, 2020
  • 2020 Election Day Distractions
    November 3, 2020
  • Remembering Sean Connery
    November 3, 2020
  • Ariana Grande's Album Positions
    November 2, 2020
  • Great British Baking Show And What's Making Us Happy
    October 30, 2020
  • Borat 2
    October 29, 2020
  • The Witches
    October 28, 2020
  • 3 Great Horror Movies For Scaredy Cats
    October 27, 2020
  • Bad Hair
    October 26, 2020
  • Rebecca And What's Making Us Happy
    October 23, 2020
  • David Byrne's American Utopia
    October 21, 2020
  • Pop Culture Happy Hour Goes Daily
    October 19, 2020
  • The Trial Of The Chicago 7 And What's Making Us Happy
    October 16, 2020
  • Is 'The Good Lord Bird' A White Savior Story, or Something Different?
    October 14, 2020
  • The Forty-Year-Old Version And What's Making Us Happy
    October 9, 2020
  • Latinx Songs That Helped Shape The Decade
    October 7, 2020
  • The Boys In The Band And What's Making Us Happy
    October 2, 2020
  • The Legend Of Korra
    September 30, 2020
  • Enola Holmes And What's Making Us Happy
    September 25, 2020
  • 2020 Emmys Recap
    September 21, 2020
  • Antebellum And What's Making Us Happy
    September 18, 2020
  • Predictions Of How COVID-19 Will Impact Pop Culture
    September 16, 2020
  • Billy Porter On Pose, Kinky Boots And More
    September 14, 2020
  • I'm Thinking Of Ending Things And What's Making Us Happy
    September 11, 2020
  • Avatar: The Last Airbender
    September 9, 2020
  • Mulan And What's Making Us Happy
    September 4, 2020
  • 2020 MTV VMAs
    August 31, 2020
  • Bill And Ted Face The Music And What's Making Us Happy
    August 28, 2020
  • Some Exciting News
    August 27, 2020
  • Lovecraft Country
    August 26, 2020
  • Boys State And What's Making Us Happy
    August 21, 2020
  • Star Trek: Lower Decks
    August 19, 2020
  • 10th Birthday Quiz With Kumail Nanjiani And What's Making Us Happy
    August 14, 2020
  • Why You Should Stream Watchmen
    August 12, 2020
  • P-Valley And What's Making Us Happy
    August 7, 2020
  • Beyonce's Black Is King
    August 5, 2020
  • Indian Matchmaking And What's Making Us Happy
    July 31, 2020
  • Taylor Swift's Folklore
    July 29, 2020
  • First Cow And What's Making Us Happy
    July 24, 2020
  • The Baby-Sitters Club
    July 22, 2020
  • The Old Guard And What's Making Us Happy
    July 17, 2020
  • Floor Is Lava
    July 15, 2020
  • Tracee Ellis Ross On Black-ish And The High Note
    July 13, 2020
  • Taste The Nation And What's Making Us Happy
    July 10, 2020
  • John Wick And What's Making Us Happy
    July 8, 2020
  • Hamilton And What's Making Us Happy
    July 3, 2020
  • I May Destroy You And Remembering Carl Reiner
    July 1, 2020
  • Da 5 Bloods And What's Making Us Happy
    June 26, 2020
  • Giancarlo Esposito On 'Breaking Bad', 'Do The Right Thing' And Facing The Police
    June 24, 2020
  • In 'On The Record,' Black Women's Voices Get A Needed Spotlight
    June 19, 2020
  • The King Of Staten Island And What's Making Us Happy
    June 17, 2020
  • Central Park And What's Making Us Happy
    June 12, 2020
  • The Limitations Of An Anti-Racist Reading List
    June 10, 2020
  • Digging Into Slate's Black Film Canon
    June 7, 2020
  • Ramy And What's Making Us Happy
    June 5, 2020
  • A Guide To HBO Max And What's Making Us Happy
    June 3, 2020
  • The High Note And What's Making Us Happy
    May 29, 2020
  • Why You Should Stream Booksmart, Plus What's Making Us Happy
    May 27, 2020
  • Great Recent Movies We Missed And What's Making Us Happy
    May 22, 2020
  • The Great And What's Making Us Happy
    May 20, 2020
  • The Movies Of 2000 And What's Making Us Happy
    May 15, 2020
  • Never Have I Ever And What's Making Us Happy
    May 13, 2020
  • Normal People And What's Making Us Happy
    May 8, 2020
  • Derry Girls And What's Making Us Happy
    May 6, 2020
  • Michael Jordan Documentary The Last Dance And What's Making Us Happy
    May 1, 2020
  • Nintendo Switch Game Recommendations And What's Making Us Happy
    April 29, 2020
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