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Linda Holmes

Linda Holmes appears in the following:

Tina Fey Accidentally Explains How Netflix Is Like Podcasting

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

On demand is on demand, as it turns out, whether it's video or audio. Even Tina Fey says so.

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Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'Trainwreck' And 'Ant-Man'

Friday, July 24, 2015

This week brings two summer movies into our field of vision: an unconventional romantic comedy and a shrunken (in the good way) superhero adventure.

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Too Good To Be True: TV Reporter Was In On Magicians' Photobomb

Friday, July 24, 2015

Both Sky News and journalist Ashish Joshi have confirmed that the report never aired on the channel, deflating some of the buzz about a magical stunt.

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'I Really Like You': Amy Schumer Makes A Fine 'Trainwreck'

Friday, July 17, 2015

The comedy Trainwreck, written by Amy Schumer and directed by Judd Apatow, takes a few risks with the romantic comedy formula on which it ultimately relies. Plus: LeBron James!

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Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'BoJack Horseman' And People We're Pulling For

Friday, July 17, 2015

This week's show brings an old pal home for a discussion of Netflix's favorite cartoon horse, as well as baseball, Lily Tomlin, graphic novels, other podcasts and more.

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'Sex And Drugs' And Boredom In The Golden Age

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Denis Leary's new FX comedy isn't badly executed, but its concept is reliant on viewers wanting to walk again through some very well-covered territory.

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Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'Key And Peele' And Crowds Of Critters

Friday, July 10, 2015

On this week's show, we look at the sketch comedy returning for its fifth season and the world of minions, Smurfs and trolls.

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A Very Silly '7 Days In Hell'

Friday, July 10, 2015

HBO's mock tennis documentary stars Andy Samberg as a brash American taking on a shy Brit in a fictional 2004 match that lasted a week.

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The Happiest Strippers In Film History Dance Through 'Magic Mike XXL'

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Magic Mike XXL is not much to look at, plot-wise. But it is a lot to look at happy-stripper-wise.

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'Zoo': Welcome, Crazypants Television Of Summer!

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

CBS is bringing to the screen the goofiest, nuttiest animal-conspiracy story ever to feature a lion attacking the grill of a truck.

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Pop Culture Happy Hour, Small Batch Edition: Audiobooks

Monday, June 29, 2015

We have a conversation with one of our favorite regular-book enthusiasts about the special matter of the audiobook.

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Pop Culture Happy Hour: Judy Blume's New Book And Lifetime's 'UnREAL'

Friday, June 26, 2015

On this week's show, a beloved author of books for kids writes another one for adults, and Lifetime sets a drama behind the scenes of a reality dating show.

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The Weird — Weirder? — Thing About The Ferrell-Wiig Lifetime Movie

Friday, June 19, 2015

Despite the big stars, it's hard to make a straight-faced parody of something watched by people who often already think it's a joke.

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Why The Key Character In 'Inside Out' Is The One Who Isn't There

Friday, June 19, 2015

Surprisingly, Pixar's latest goes without an element that almost every adventure movie for kids is sure to provide: a villain.

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Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'Inside Out' And Moms And Dads In Love

Friday, June 19, 2015

On this week's show, we explore Pixar's new exploratory movie about a girl's brain, and we talk about why pop culture often struggles to give parents rich, satisfying romantic lives.

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The Heat Is On With These Summer Romance Novels

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

NPR Books is focusing on romance novels this summer. And our recommendations are not so-called "bodice rippers" or historical romances — they're contemporary.

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'Modern Romance' And The Emerging Audiobook

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Aziz Ansari's Modern Romance is a good example of an audiobook that finds new ways to play with format and style in a way that builds a separate performance rather than just reading aloud.

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Pop Culture Happy Hour, Small Batch Edition: 'Jurassic World'

Monday, June 15, 2015

The new super-mega-blockbuster dinosaur movie has fun dino stuff, a great performance from a guy in glasses, and two main characters who are severely underwritten.

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How 'Silicon Valley' Tells Broad Truths From An Insular World

Friday, June 12, 2015

HBO's sophomore (and occasionally sophomoric) comedy ends on a strong note Sunday night — with plenty of suspense.

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Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'Spy' And Other Director-Actor Pairings

Friday, June 12, 2015

We talk Spy, Melissa McCarthy, Paul Feig, cheap jokes, Alfred Hitchcock, superheroes, Weavers, and lots more on this week's episode.

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