Pop Culture News and commentary on popular culture trends. Download the Pop Culture podcast.

"I'm meant to make people happy. That's my job," says Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon. Theo Wargo/Getty Images for NBC hide caption

toggle caption
Theo Wargo/Getty Images for NBC

Jimmy Fallon On The School Of 'SNL' And His Tendency To Smile Too Much

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/557331357/557472852" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Kristen Bell as Eleanor and Ted Danson as Michael in The Good Place. Colleen Hayes/NBC hide caption

toggle caption
Colleen Hayes/NBC

Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'The Good Place'

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/556991117/556998374" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

On his podcast, Marc Maron (pictured here in Los Angeles in 2013) often asks guests what their parents do. "It's a very defining thing," he says. Kevin Winter/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Kevin Winter/Getty Images

Marc Maron On Robin Williams, Barack Obama And Learning To Be A Good Listener

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/556212489/556795289" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Q-Tip of A Tribe Called Quest performs onstage at FYF Fest in July in Los Angeles. Christopher Polk/Getty Images for FYF hide caption

toggle caption
Christopher Polk/Getty Images for FYF

Q-Tip Says His New Kennedy Center Role Helps 'Institutionalize Hip-Hop'

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/556546495/556546496" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Faces Places co-directors JR and Agnes Varda (along with composer Matthieu Chedid, right) at this year's Cannes film festival. Venturelli/WireImage hide caption

toggle caption
Venturelli/WireImage

Agnes Varda And JR: The Cinematic Odd Couple Behind 'Faces Places'

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/555730013/556546502" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Kenan Thompson Becomes Longest-Serving Cast Member On SNL

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/556230541/556230542" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

'The Apprentice' Creators Look Back

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/555949712/555949713" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Boston College quarterback Doug Flutie poses with New Jersey Generals head coach Walt Michaels (left) and Generals owner Donald Trump at a news conference in New York on Feb. 5, 1985. Marty Lederhandler/AP hide caption

toggle caption
Marty Lederhandler/AP

Playboy founder Hugh Hefner often spoke of how he would one day be entombed in the plot he'd bought next to Marilyn Monroe. Her crypt is at the Westwood Village Memorial Park in Los Angeles. Mel Bouzad/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Mel Bouzad/Getty Images

"Take me to my agent, boy!": Crystal (played by Isabelle Cornish) and Lockjaw the teleporting bulldog (played by A Bunch of Pixels) in Marvel's Inhumans. Marvel Television/ABC hide caption

toggle caption
Marvel Television/ABC

In 2007, members of "SixofOne" — a fan club of the television series The Prisoner — re-enacted the game of human chess from the episode "Checkmate," while the sinister Rover (center) looked on. Bruno Vincent/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Bruno Vincent/Getty Images

Number Six At 50: The 50th Anniversary Of 'The Prisoner'

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/554067095/554424253" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript