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

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

    Love Is Blind And What's Making Us Happy

    Love Is Blind And What's Making Us Happy

    The Netflix plan to take over television has extended to dating shows for a while. But perhaps they've never made one so weird, so baffling, so cringe-inducingly embarrassing for everyone involved as Love Is Blind. And you probably know someone who's watching it. In this series they insist on calling an experiment, couples sit in separate cells that they call pods, where they can hear each other but not see each other. And once they've had a conversation or two, if they're getting along, they get engaged. And only then do they meet. Will any of them make it to the altar?

    • 22 min
    Portrait Of A Lady On Fire

    Portrait Of A Lady On Fire

    Portrait Of A Lady On Fire begins with a woman named Marianne assigned to paint a woman named Heloise. It's the second half of the 18th century, and the portrait is the best way to present Heloise to a man who might marry her. In writer and director Céline Sciamma's film, it's relationships between women that are at the center of the story — a story about art, sex and navigating limited choices.

    • 15 min
    Sonic The Hedgehog, Fan Service, And What's Making Us Happy

    Sonic The Hedgehog, Fan Service, And What's Making Us Happy

    The new movie Sonic the Hedgehog is about this hedgehog — who runs fast. Ben Schwartz voices the Hedgehog, Jim Carrey is the evil Dr. Robotnik, and James Marsden is also in there somewhere.

    • 21 min
    Revisiting To All The Boys I've Loved Before

    Revisiting To All The Boys I've Loved Before

    In 2018, Netflix had a big hit with its adaptation of Jenny Han's YA novel To All The Boys I've Loved Before, a high-school rom-com with a big heart. Stars Lana Condor and Noah Centineo are now back in the sequel To All The Boys: P.S. I Still Love You. Before you check that one out, we wanted to revisit our conversation about the first film. (This episode originally aired on September 5, 2018.)

    • 20 min
    Birds of Prey and What's Making Us Happy

    Birds of Prey and What's Making Us Happy

    Margot Robbie played Harley Quinn in Suicide Squad in 2016. Now, she's back in Birds of Prey. It finds Harley crossing paths with characters played by Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Rosie Perez, and a very bad villain played by Ewan McGregor. The film provides the backstory for the team that will become the Birds of Prey, and it develops the character of Harley beyond her relationship with the Joker.

    • 21 min
    2020 Oscars Recap

    2020 Oscars Recap

    We are wrapping up the 92nd Academy Awards. Parasite took home the Oscar for best picture--the first time a film not in the English language has one the prize. Parasite also took home awards for best director, international feature, and original screenplay. Acting awards went to Brad Pitt, Laura Dern, Joaquin Phoenix, and Renee Zellweger.

    • 16 min

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Sam04MR ,

For a good time, listen

This is a very entertaining round table, and they usually pick really popular shows, films or cultural phenomena. You'll never feel out of the conversation.
I also think the hosts have great chemistry and they are always good pals. I cannot choose a favorite: Linda is always sharp and keeps the flow of the discussion going, Steven is so good natured, and Glenn is always fun and sarcastic but he's not snarky.
I went through all of their old episodes when I first discovered them. Hours and hours of fun during my long commute.

JaimeGandarilla ,

FINALLY some intelligent pop culture show

They go deep into things that gossip and showbiz shows only bicker about

EliaCornelioMarí ,

Excelente podcast

Súper divertido. Lo mejor en pop culture.

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