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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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GLOW And Lena Waithe

This week, the panel discusses Netflix's new wrestling comedy GLOW with NPR's Code Switch Kat Chow. Then, we bring you a conversation we recently had in Los Angeles with Master of None actress and writer Lena Waithe.

GLOW And Lena Waithe

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Wonder Woman And The Tony Awards

This week, the panel talks about Wonder Woman — or Diana, Princess of Themyscira — with NPR Books Editor Petra Mayer. Then, they shift the spotlight to the stage to talk about the Tony Awards with critics Trey Graham and Chris Klimek.

Wonder Woman And The Tony Awards

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When To Break Up With Television And Pop Culture Advice With Mallory Ortberg

This week, we bring you two unaired segments from our fall tour. First, All Things Considered host Audie Cornish helps us figure out when to quit a television show — and when to stick it out to the bitter end. Then, Mallory Ortberg (Slate's Dear Prudence) answers some pop culture advice questions.

When To Break Up With Television And Pop Culture Advice With Mallory Ortberg

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Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and Derivative Culture

This week the panel is prepping for a few live shows, so we decided to revisit one of our favorite episodes from 2015. Code Switch's Kat Chow joins us for a chat about the Netflix series Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and and the line between inspired and derivative when it comes to culture.

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and Derivative Culture

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Alien: Covenant and Veep

Film critic Chris Klimek joins the panel for a chat about the new Ridley Scott film Alien: Covenant and HBO's Veep.

Alien: Covenant and Veep

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Master of None and Snatched

On this week's show, Gene Demby from NPR's Code Switch and NPR TV critic Eric Deggans join us for a conversation about the second season of Master Of None and the very silly film Snatched.

Master of None and Snatched

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The Handmaid's Tale and a New Comedy

The panel talks about the harrowing TV adaptation of Margaret Atwood's dystopian novel, then switches gears to check in on the NBC comedy Great News, from – among others – executive producer Tina Fey. Guests: Code Switch's Leah Donnella and Weekend Edition Books Editor Barrie Hardymon

The Handmaid's Tale and a New Comedy

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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and W. Kamau Bell

This week we discuss Marvel's space action-comedy Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2. Plus, a conversation we recently had in Chicago with comedian and writer W. Kamau Bell.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and W. Kamau Bell

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Summer Movie Preview 2017

All Things Considered Host Audie Cornish joins us for our annual summer movie preview. We break down what we are excited to watch, what we think will smash box office records, and what we think will lose millions of dollars.

Summer Movie Preview 2017

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The Fate of the Furious, Plus Clapbacks and Feuds

Code Switch's Gene Demby and critic Chris Klimek join the gang for a discussion of latest installment of the Fast and the Furious franchise. Then, it's time for a discussion of clapbacks and feuds recorded live in Chicago with our NPR's Sam Sanders.

The Fate of the Furious, Plus Clapbacks and Feuds

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