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.


The Retail And Science Edition

May 3rd, 2013

Episode 306 of 577 episodes

This week on Pop Culture Happy Hour, NPR Monkey See's Linda Holmes, Stephen Thompson, Trey Graham and Glen Weldon talkabout brick and mortar retail in the age of online consumption.Whither the record store, whither the record store jerk?Leading into Free Comic Book Day, they'll discuss how the role of the brick and mortar store has changed in the face of online competition and what we may lose, culturally, without physical spaces to purchase pop culture products. Next, they'll discuss pop culture depictions of science — what shows get it right and what shows get it very wrong.All that, plus What's Making Us Happy This Week.