Pop Culture Happy Hour


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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.


Moody Mysteries And More Punching Bags

March 29th, 2013

Episode 301 of 627 episodes

This week on Pop Culture Happy Hour, NPR Monkey See's Linda Holmes and Glen Weldon are joined by producer Jess Gitner and NPR Books editor Petra Mayer. They discuss thenew Sundance miniseries 'Top of the Lake,' a crime drama starringElisabeth Moss and Holly Hunter, directed and written by Jane Campion.They'll talk about the pacing, the acting, and how to best put a drug trip on screen.Then they'll defend some Pop Culture Punching Bags, among them The Monkees, Billy Joel, the Kardashians and the so-called movie flop 'John Carter.' All that, plus What's Making Us Happy This Week.

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