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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.
October 19th, 2012
Episode 277 of 620 episodes
This week on Pop Culture Happy Hour, NPR'sLinda Holmes,Stephen Thompson,Glen Weldon and guest Barrie Hardymon talk about the nature of suspense, from Hitchcock films to Ben Affleck's 'Argo.' What's the difference between surprise and suspense, and how does it work in film and books? Also, they talk about what makes a good cover song. They share some of their favorites, even some that only exist in their imaginations. All that plus, What's Making Us Happy this week, including Tig Notaro Live, FX's 'The League,' the documentary 'Beauty Is Embarrassing,' and the etymology of "superhero" (or is it super-hero?).
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