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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.
April 19th, 2013
Episode 304 of 611 episodes
This week on Pop Culture Happy Hour, NPR Monkey See's Linda Holmes, Stephen Thompson, Trey Graham and producer Jess Gitner talkaboutsense of place on the occasion of NPR moving to its new headquarters.How do settings affect the culture we enjoy? And what does it take to capture sense of place in a TV show or film, aside from buildings and external details? They'll talk New York, as portrayed in 'Seinfeld' and 'How I Met Your Mother,' to midwestern towns like Fargo and Pawnee, Indiana from 'Parks and Recreation.'They'll also talk about sense of place in music. Next, Linda concocts an especially difficult quiz about television ratings from this same week 20 years ago.All that, plus What's Making Us Happy This Week.