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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.


Dear White People and The Golden Age of Animation

October 31st, 2014

Episode 396 of 578 episodes

This week on Pop Culture Happy Hour, Stephen Thompson and Glen Weldon are joined by NPR Code Switch team members Kat Chow and Gene Demby. First they'll discuss the film Dear White People. Does the satire about race relations on an ivy league campus live up to the hype? Then they'll discuss animation, surveying everything from Bob's Burgers to some of cable's darker corners. All that, plus What's Making Us Happy.Topics Covered: Dear White People, Justin Simien, Tyler James Williams, Tyler Perry, Bob's Burgers, The Flintsones, Rocky and Bullwinkle, The Jetsons, Avatar: The Last Airbender, The Simpsons, The Legend of Korra, Mask, G.I. Joe, He-Man, Sagwa, South Park, Family Guy, Batman: The Animated Series, FOX, American Dad, Momofuku, Sheila E, Prince, Purple Rain, Gravity Falls, Serial, This American Life, Taylor Swift, Aphex Twin, David Rees.