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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 24th, 2014
Episode 395 of 596 episodes
This week on Pop Culture Happy Hour, NPR Monkey See's Linda Holmes, Stephen Thompson, Glen Weldon and Audie Cornish talk about the film Whiplash, which Audie nicknamed "Dude Black Swan." Then they'll discuss pop culture carbon dating--why do some pop culture artifacts feel timeless while others feel dated in a matter of years? All that plus What's Making Us Happy this week.Topics covered: Whiplash, J.K. Simmons, Miles Teller, Buddy Rich, sports movies, jazz, Bobby Knight, Smash Mouth, Shrek, Looney Tunes, The Muppet Show, Before Midnight, Richard Linklater, Ethan Hawke, The Sure Thing, Game of Thrones, Mad Men, Pee-wee's Big Adventure, Phil Hartman, Morgan Fairchild, James Brolin, The Normal Heart, Angels in America, Larry Kramer, Notorious B.I.G, Ready to Die, The Breakfast Club, The Sopranos, Purple Rain, Prince, XTC, The Mayor of Simpleton, Bon Iver, Bruce Hornsby, Paul Reubens, Assassins Creed Black Flag, Shadow of Mordor, Starred Up. **Pop Culture Happy Hour Live at the Sixth & I**Date: Tuesday, December 9thTime: 7pmLocation: Sixth & I Historic Synagogue, 600 I St NW, Washington, DC 20001Tickets go on sale Wednesday, October 29th at 12pm EST. You can buy tickets at popculturetickets.org.