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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.
May 10th, 2013
Episode 307 of 596 episodes
This week on Pop Culture Happy Hour, NPR Monkey See's Linda Holmes, Stephen Thompson, Glen Weldon and special guest Matt Thompson talkabout 'Iron Man 3,' directed by Shane Black and starring Robert Downey, Jr. They'll discuss why the latest installment of the superhero series is about much more than a man and his gadgets. Also, why it surprised the panelists by passing the Bechdel test and featuring minimal robot vs. robot action.Next, they'll discuss pop culture they gave up on, including 'Game of Thrones,' 'American Idol' and 'Breaking Bad.' All that, plus What's Making Us Happy This Week.