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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.
December 12th, 2014
Episode 408 of 611 episodes
This week on Pop Culture Happy Hour, NPR Monkey See's Linda Holmes, Glen Weldon, Stephen Thompson, and Barrie Hardymon are LIVE from the Sixth & I Historic Synagogue in Washington, D.C. They'll discuss what their takeaways from the year in pop culture before sharing some embarrassing stories about some of their pop culture firsts. All that, plus All that, plus What's Making Us Happy.Topics covered: Beyonce, Taylor Swift, John Legend, Let It Go, Pharrell Williams, Chris Pratt, Serial, The Paying Guests, Sarah Waters, Ali Smith, Department of Speculation, David Mitchell, The Bone Clocks, Jacqueline Woodson, Brown Girl Dreaming, What If, Obious Child, Judy Blume, Wifey, Mary Oliver, Chicago, Iron Maiden, Heather Thomas, Trans Am, Sideshow Bob, Van Halen, Saved By The Bell, Split Enz, Pride and Prejudice, The Lorax, Donald Duck, Encyclopedia Brown, Archie Comics, Legion of Super-Heroes, The Flash, Lord of the Rings, Grey Gardens, The King and I, Transparent, Thom Yorke, Ms Marvel, D4ve, Hip Hop Family Tree, The Gigantic Beard that was Evil, The Wicked and the Divine, Trillium, Here, Boardwalk Empire, Into the Woods, The Next Five Years, Peter Pan.