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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

  • Rutherford Falls Is Your Next Summer Binge Watch
    July 6, 2022
  • Ms. Marvel
    July 5, 2022
  • The Dinosaurs of Jurassic World: Dominion
    July 4, 2022
  • Minions: The Rise Of Gru And What's Making Us Happy
    July 1, 2022
  • Three Songs To Help You Fall Asleep
    June 30, 2022
  • The Black Phone
    June 29, 2022
  • 2022 BET Awards
    June 28, 2022
  • Marcel The Shell With Shoes On
    June 27, 2022
  • Elvis And What's Making Us Happy
    June 24, 2022
  • Star Trek: Strange New Worlds
    June 23, 2022
  • Cha Cha Real Smooth
    June 22, 2022
  • P-Valley
    June 21, 2022
  • Lightyear And What's Making Us Happy
    June 17, 2022
  • Good Luck To You, Leo Grande
    June 16, 2022
  • Watergate In Pop Culture
    June 15, 2022
  • 2022 Tony Awards
    June 14, 2022
  • Obi-Wan Kenobi
    June 13, 2022
  • Jurassic World Dominion And What's Making Us Happy
    June 10, 2022
  • Crimes of the Future
    June 9, 2022
  • This Is Going To Hurt
    June 8, 2022
  • Judy Garland
    June 7, 2022
  • Floor Is Lava
    June 6, 2022
  • Fire Island And What's Making Us Happy
    June 3, 2022
  • American Idol Contestants, Ranked
    June 2, 2022
  • The Bob's Burgers Movie
    June 1, 2022
  • Graduation In Pop Culture
    May 31, 2022
  • Introducing: Everyone & Their Mom
    May 30, 2022
  • Top Gun: Maverick And What's Making Us Happy
    May 27, 2022
  • Harry Styles' Harry's House
    May 26, 2022
  • The Kids In The Hall
    May 25, 2022
  • Men
    May 24, 2022
  • Books We Love: Identity And Culture
    May 23, 2022
  • Downton Abbey: A New Era And What's Making Us Happy
    May 20, 2022
  • Kendrick Lamar's Mr. Morale And The Big Steppers
    May 19, 2022
  • Conversations with Friends
    May 18, 2022
  • The Flight Attendant
    May 17, 2022
  • Eurovision 2022
    May 16, 2022
  • Heartstopper And What's Making Us Happy
    May 13, 2022
  • Bad Bunny's Un Verano Sin Ti
    May 12, 2022
  • We Own This City
    May 11, 2022
  • Books We Love: Nonfiction
    May 10, 2022
  • American Song Contest
    May 9, 2022
  • Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness And What's Making Us Happy
    May 6, 2022
  • Russian Doll
    May 5, 2022
  • Grace And Frankie
    May 4, 2022
  • Ozark
    May 3, 2022
  • Titanic
    May 2, 2022
  • Summer 2022 Preview And What's Making Us Happy
    April 29, 2022
  • X,' horror and pleasure are deeply intertwined
    April 28, 2022
  • A Very British Scandal
    April 27, 2022
  • The Northman
    April 26, 2022
  • Slow Horses
    April 25, 2022
  • The Unbearable Weight Of Massive Talent And What's Making Us Happy
    April 22, 2022
  • Our Flag Means Death
    April 21, 2022
  • Law & Order
    April 20, 2022
  • Moon Knight
    April 19, 2022
  • The Great Pottery Throw Down
    April 18, 2022
  • Pachinko And What's Making Us Happy
    April 15, 2022
  • Jerrod Carmichael: Rothaniel
    April 14, 2022
  • Julia
    April 13, 2022
  • A Cameo Quiz
    April 12, 2022
  • Books We Love: The States We're In
    April 11, 2022
  • Ambulance And What's Making Us Happy
    April 8, 2022
  • Morbius
    April 7, 2022
  • Better Things
    April 6, 2022
  • Starstruck
    April 5, 2022
  • 2022 Grammys Recap
    April 4, 2022
  • Everything Everywhere All At Once And What's Making Us Happy
    April 1, 2022
  • The Lost City
    March 31, 2022
  • Bridgerton
    March 30, 2022
  • Human Resources
    March 29, 2022
  • 2022 Oscars Recap
    March 28, 2022
  • 2022 Oscars Preview And What's Making Us Happy
    March 25, 2022
  • Deep Water
    March 24, 2022
  • 2022 Oscars Guide: Documentary Feature
    March 23, 2022
  • Oscars Best Picture Winners, Ranked
    March 22, 2022
  • Books We Love: Love Stories
    March 21, 2022
  • Master And What's Making Us Happy
    March 18, 2022
  • The Adam Project
    March 17, 2022
  • 2022 Oscars Guide: International Features
    March 16, 2022
  • Severance
    March 15, 2022
  • The Dropout
    March 14, 2022
  • Turning Red And What's Making Us Happy
    March 11, 2022
  • After Yang
    March 10, 2022
  • Bel-Air
    March 9, 2022
  • The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air
    March 8, 2022
  • Kanye West
    March 7, 2022
  • The Batman And What's Making Us Happy
    March 4, 2022
  • A Madea Homecoming
    March 3, 2022
  • 2022 Oscars Guide: Original Songs
    March 2, 2022
  • Books We Love: Ladies First
    March 1, 2022
  • Belfast
    February 28, 2022
  • The Gilded Age And What's Making Us Happy
    February 25, 2022
  • Kimi
    February 24, 2022
  • Euphoria
    February 23, 2022
  • Pam & Tommy
    February 22, 2022
  • Love Is Blind
    February 21, 2022
  • Texas Chainsaw Massacre And What's Making Us Happy
    February 18, 2022
  • We Need To Talk About Cosby
    February 17, 2022
  • Inventing Anna
    February 16, 2022
  • Somebody Somewhere
    February 15, 2022
  • 2022 Super Bowl
    February 14, 2022
  • Marry Me And What's Making Us Happy
    February 11, 2022
  • Peacemaker
    February 10, 2022
  • 2022 Oscar Nominations
    February 9, 2022
  • Mogul Mowgli
    February 8, 2022
  • Drive My Car
    February 7, 2022
  • First Pop Culture Crushes And What's Making Us Happy
    February 4, 2022
  • Janet Jackson
    February 3, 2022
  • Hustlers
    February 2, 2022
  • The Golden Girls
    February 1, 2022
  • 2022 Sundance: Best Movies
    January 31, 2022
  • Wordle And What's Making Us Happy This Week
    January 28, 2022
  • Peloton
    January 27, 2022
  • A Hero
    January 26, 2022
  • The Book Of Boba Fett
    January 25, 2022
  • 2021 Best Books For Music Lovers
    January 24, 2022
  • Abbott Elementary And What's Making Us Happy
    January 21, 2022
  • And Just Like That...
    January 20, 2022
  • Great 2021 Music Documentaries
    January 19, 2022
  • Sort Of
    January 18, 2022
  • The Tragedy Of Macbeth And What's Making Us Happy
    January 14, 2022
  • The Weeknd's Dawn FM
    January 13, 2022
  • Station Eleven
    January 12, 2022
  • C'mon C'mon
    January 11, 2022
  • Remembering Sidney Poitier
    January 10, 2022
  • Great 2021 Movies You May Have Missed And What's Making Us Happy
    January 7, 2022
  • Yellowjackets
    January 6, 2022
  • The Lost Daughter
    January 5, 2022
  • Three Favorite Video Game Recommendations
    January 4, 2022
  • Remembering Betty White
    January 3, 2022
  • Our 2022 Pop Culture Resolutions And What's Making Us Happy
    December 30, 2021
  • Our 2022 Pop Culture Predictions
    December 29, 2021
  • Don't Look Up
    December 28, 2021
  • Insecure
    December 27, 2021
  • Licorice Pizza
    December 23, 2021
  • The Matrix Resurrections And What's Making Us Happy
    December 22, 2021
  • Being the Ricardos
    December 21, 2021
  • Nightmare Alley
    December 20, 2021
  • Spider-Man: No Way Home And What's Making Us Happy
    December 17, 2021
  • 2021 Pop Culture Favorites
    December 16, 2021
  • Spotify Wrapped
    December 15, 2021
  • Hawkeye
    December 14, 2021
  • It's A Wonderful Life
    December 13, 2021
  • West Side Story And What's Making Us Happy
    December 10, 2021
  • The Beatles: Get Back
    December 9, 2021
  • Succession
    December 8, 2021
  • The Wheel of Time
    December 7, 2021
  • 2021 Best Books
    December 6, 2021
  • 2021 Best Books
    December 6, 2021
  • The Power Of The Dog And What's Making Us Happy
    December 3, 2021
  • Tick Tick Boom
    December 2, 2021
  • Adele's 30
    December 1, 2021
  • Encanto
    November 30, 2021
  • Remembering Stephen Sondheim
    November 29, 2021
  • Introducing NPR's Book of the Day
    November 26, 2021
  • House Of Gucci And What's Making Us Happy
    November 24, 2021
  • King Richard
    November 23, 2021
  • Cowboy Bebop
    November 22, 2021
  • Ghostbusters: Afterlife And What's Making Us Happy
    November 19, 2021
  • Ghostbusters: Afterlife And What's Making Us Happy
    November 19, 2021
  • Remembering Petra Mayer
    November 18, 2021
  • Silk Sonic
    November 17, 2021
  • Below Deck
    November 16, 2021
  • ABBA
    November 15, 2021
  • Red Notice And What's Making Us Happy
    November 12, 2021
  • Project Runway
    November 11, 2021
  • Passing
    November 10, 2021
  • The Harder They Fall
    November 9, 2021
  • Spencer
    November 8, 2021
  • Eternals And What's Making Us Happy
    November 5, 2021
  • Army Of Thieves
    November 4, 2021
  • Colin in Black & White
    November 3, 2021
  • Judge Judy
    November 2, 2021
  • Film Noir: A Guide
    November 1, 2021
  • Last Night In Soho And What's Making Us Happy
    October 29, 2021
  • The Morning Show
    October 28, 2021
  • Foundation
    October 27, 2021
  • The French Dispatch
    October 26, 2021
  • The Things That Scared Us As Kids
    October 25, 2021
  • The Things That Scared Us As Kids
    October 25, 2021
  • Dune And What's Making Us Happy
    October 22, 2021
  • Three Songs For Cleaning Your Bathroom
    October 21, 2021
  • Auteurs And Film Franchises
    October 20, 2021
  • Impeachment: American Crime Story
    October 19, 2021
  • You
    October 18, 2021
  • The Last Duel And What's Making Us Happy
    October 15, 2021
  • Squid Game
    October 14, 2021
  • MAID
    October 13, 2021
  • Y: The Last Man
    October 12, 2021
  • Soul Train
    October 11, 2021
  • No Time To Die And What's Making Us Happy
    October 8, 2021
  • No Time To Die And What's Making Us Happy
    October 8, 2021
  • 'Venom: Let There Be Carnage' is a chaotic love story
    October 7, 2021
  • The Guilty
    October 6, 2021
  • BeyoncĂ©'s Homecoming
    October 5, 2021
  • Star Wars: Visions
    October 4, 2021
  • The Many Saints Of Newark And What's Making Us Happy
    October 1, 2021
  • The Sopranos
    September 30, 2021
  • Scenes From A Marriage
    September 29, 2021
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