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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.


Senegalese Rap, Julia Child, the Man Who Would Become Jean-Luc Picard, And More!

August 12th, 2009

Episode 19 of 627 episodes

This week: Nora Ephron on writing and directing the new film Julie And Julie, a profile of a socially committed Senegalese rap pioneer, and a truly hilarious look back at a British TV series on acting from the 1980s, which featured a bunch of unknown thespians who are some of today's biggest stars. Now it's been released on DVD, giving you the perfect present for the Patrick Stewart fan in your life. You'll also hear a poignant interview with one of hip hop's first superstars, Kurtis Blow, on the occasion of his 50th birthday, and listen to professional ghostwriters expound upon the pleasures and perils of their profession. "I did anything," one says," to put ramen noodles in my bowl and a roof over my head."

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