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.


Why We Watch Sports, Remembering Philip Seymour Hoffman, and Poisoning the Well

February 7th, 2014

Episode 346 of 627 episodes

This week on Pop Culture Happy Hour, NPR Monkey See's Linda Holmes, Trey Graham, Stephen Thompson and Glen Weldon talk about why we watch sports. Why are some people drawn to events like the Super Bowl or Olympics, while others don't see the appeal of being "temporarily, adjacently victorious?" They'll also take a moment to remember the late Philip Seymour Hoffman. Then they'll examine the idea of poising the well--can one observation change your opinion about a piece of pop culture? All that plus What's Making Us Happy this week.

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