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.


On Fall TV And Whether Criticism Is Too Nice

August 10th, 2012

Episode 267 of 578 episodes

This week on Pop Culture Happy Hour, NPR Monkey See's Linda Holmes,Stephen Thompson, Glen Weldon and guest Barrie Hardymon talk about the fall TV season. What looks awful and what looks interesting? They also discuss Jacob Silverman's recent Slate essay, "Against Enthusiasm." Has book criticism and criticism in general become too nice? All that, plus What's Making Us Happy this week.

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