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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.


Zappa's Fuzzy Legacy And The Fat Profits Of Diet Books

April 15th, 2009

Episode 2 of 627 episodes

NPR's Neda Ulaby and Monkey See blogger Linda Holmes delve into the week's best movies, books and music stories from NPR's Arts Desk. First, NPR's Lynn Neary explores the phenomenon of diet books. Then a report on the fuzzy legacy of music icon Frank Zappa. We hear from the legendary Michael Caine who reflects on a scene he shared with Heath Ledger on the set of The Dark Knight. Plus Stanely Crouch discusses HBO's latest miniseries, No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency. And lastly, musical moments from Jill Sobule and David Was.

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