Pop Culture Happy Hour

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Pop Culture Happy Hour is a fun and freewheeling chat about the latest movies, television, books, and music.

_The Mandalorian_ is the highest profile and most expensive original series to debut on the Disney+ streaming service. Set in the Star Wars universe soon after the fall of the Galactic Empire, it follows a be-helmeted, be-armored bounty hunter played by Pedro Pascal. He goes rogue to protect the most …
Marriage Story Dec. 11, 2019
What's the opposite of a love story? [It might be the new Noah Baumbach film Marriage Story,](https://www.npr.org/2019/11/14/775397877/a-couple-faces-the- painful-end-of-the-line-in-marriage-story) starring Adam Driver and Scarlett Johansson as a couple we meet when they're just starting their divorce. For the next two hours, we watch them argue and negotiate over how to separate …
Marriage Story Dec. 11, 2019
What's the opposite of a love story? [It might be the new Noah Baumbach film Marriage Story,](https://www.npr.org/2019/11/14/775397877/a-couple-faces-the- painful-end-of-the-line-in-marriage-story) starring Adam Driver and Scarlett Johansson as a couple we meet when they're just starting their divorce. For the next two hours, we watch them argue and negotiate over how to separate …
The movies and the mob have made a winning combination for decades. _The Godfather_ , _Goodfellas_ , _The Departed_ — and that's on top of television projects like _The Sopranos_. Now, Oscar-winning director Martin Scorsese brings you _The Irishman_ , and he's put together quite a cast. Robert DeNiro plays …
The movies and the mob have made a winning combination for decades. _The Godfather_ , _Goodfellas_ , _The Departed_ — and that's on top of television projects like _The Sopranos_. Now, Oscar-winning director Martin Scorsese brings you _The Irishman_ , and he's put together quite a cast. Robert DeNiro plays …
The Morning Show Dec. 4, 2019
Apple TV Plus launched a few weeks ago, and its highest profile series was unquestionably _The Morning Show_. Apple spent a massive amount of money on it and landed a cast that includes Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon and Steve Carell. It's the story of a morning news show that winds …
The Morning Show Dec. 4, 2019
Apple TV Plus launched a few weeks ago, and its highest profile series was unquestionably _The Morning Show_. Apple spent a massive amount of money on it and landed a cast that includes Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon and Steve Carell. It's the story of a morning news show that winds …
Who can possibly play Fred Rogers? That's a question that the new film A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood **** tries to answer with a performance from Tom Hanks as the beloved TV host. In the movie a journalist played by Matthew Rhys has a transformative experience with Rogers that …
Who can possibly play Fred Rogers? That's a question that the new film A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood **** tries to answer with a performance from Tom Hanks as the beloved TV host. In the movie a journalist played by Matthew Rhys has a transformative experience with Rogers that …
Knives Out Nov. 27, 2019
Whodunit? Was it Jamie Lee Curtis? Chris Evans? Michael Shannon? Don Johnson? Toni Collette? This is the question at the center of the marvelous new comedy Knives Out. The film is directed and written by Rian Johnson, of films like Looper and Brick as well as Star Wars: The Last …
Knives Out Nov. 27, 2019
Whodunit? Was it Jamie Lee Curtis? Chris Evans? Michael Shannon? Don Johnson? Toni Collette? This is the question at the center of the marvelous new comedy Knives Out. The film is directed and written by Rian Johnson, of films like Looper and Brick as well as Star Wars: The Last …
1.3 billion dollars will buy a lot of ice. That's how much Frozen made after its release in 2013. The film also gave Disney princess fans two new favorites in sisters Anna and Elsa, and it made a star of Olaf the talking snowman. Now the band is back together …
1.3 billion dollars will buy a lot of ice. That's how much Frozen made after its release in 2013. The film also gave Disney princess fans two new favorites in sisters Anna and Elsa, and it made a star of Olaf the talking snowman. Now the band is back together …
The Crown Nov. 20, 2019
Netflix's _The Crown_ is back for season three, and it's got a fresh polish in the form of a brand new cast playing the British royal family. This time out, the great Olivia Colman steps into Claire Foy's sensible brown shoes as Queen Elizabeth. This season follows the Royals from …
The Crown Nov. 20, 2019
Netflix's _The Crown_ is back for season three, and it's got a fresh polish in the form of a brand new cast playing the British royal family. This time out, the great Olivia Colman steps into Claire Foy's sensible brown shoes as Queen Elizabeth. This season follows the Royals from …
Dolly Parton might be one of the most famous women in the United States. She's one of our great country singers, she produces television including an upcoming Netflix series, and she has her own theme park. And now, inevitably, she's the subject of a podcast. The nine-episode series, Dolly Parton's …
Dolly Parton might be one of the most famous women in the United States. She's one of our great country singers, she produces television including an upcoming Netflix series, and she has her own theme park. And now, inevitably, she's the subject of a podcast. The nine-episode series, Dolly Parton's …
Last Christmas Nov. 13, 2019
There are a lot of Christmas movies with a lot of different inspirations. The new film _Last Christmas_ , is inspired by Wham! song of the same name. The film is directed by Paul Feig and written by Bryony Kimmings and Emma Thompson, and stars Emilia Clarke and __ Henry …
Last Christmas Nov. 13, 2019
There are a lot of Christmas movies with a lot of different inspirations. The new film _Last Christmas_ , is inspired by Wham! song of the same name. The film is directed by Paul Feig and written by Bryony Kimmings and Emma Thompson, and stars Emilia Clarke and __ Henry …
Doctor Sleep Nov. 8, 2019
Stephen King's novel the shining was about a haunted hotel and a boy named Danny Torrance with psychic powers. In 2013, Stephen King wrote a sequel. In that book Danny Torrance is all grown up, but still haunted — literally and figuratively — by the ghosts of his past. He's …