Linda Holmes

Linda Holmes appears in the following:

Pop Culture Happy Hour: Memes, Fads And A Chat With Neil Gaiman

Friday, March 17, 2017

This week, we bring you two segments with comedian Guy Branum from our fall tour, and our friend Petra Mayer chats with author Neil Gaiman about Norse mythology.


Remembering Bill Walsh's Way With Words

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Language authority and Washington Post copy editor Bill Walsh died Wednesday after a long career making other people's writing better.


Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'Get Out' and 'The Americans'

Friday, March 10, 2017

It's a week of high tension as the team welcomes Gene Demby and Kat Chow of NPR's Code Switch team to talk about 'Get Out' and the return of 'The Americans.'


Anthology TV Series Undergo Renaissance With 'American Crime,' 'Feud'

Thursday, March 09, 2017

The third season of American Crime debuts this week on ABC. It's one of a number of interesting anthology series on TV now. NPR takes a look at the pros and cons of anthology series.


Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'Big Little Lies' And 'Feud'

Friday, March 03, 2017

Weekend Edition editor Barrie Hardymon joins the panel to talk about the gorgeous and mysterious HBO drama Big Little Lies and the new Ryan Murphy anthology series, FX's Feud.


First Listen: 'Come From Away,' Original Broadway Cast Recording

Thursday, March 02, 2017

Stream songs from the Broadway musical based on a small Canadian town's crazy few days following Sept. 11.


A Shocking Ending Caps A Big Oscar Night For 'Moonlight'

Monday, February 27, 2017

It wasn't a terribly exciting or unusual Academy Awards telecast — until all of a sudden, it made all kinds of history.


'Top Chef' Is Delivering A Satisfying Season Right On Time

Thursday, February 23, 2017

If you need a lift and a bit of diversion, it's not too late to enjoy the last two episodes of an awfully satisfying season of Top Chef.


Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'Legion' And 'Planet Earth 2'

Friday, February 17, 2017

On this week's show, TV critic Alan Sepinwall joins the table to talk about two new shows: FX's 'Legion' and the follow-up to the BBC's beloved 'Planet Earth.'


Do Not Pass Go: Interview With The Monopoly Thimble

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Monopoly is dumping one of its traditional game pieces: the thimble. We reached the thimble for a completely imaginary conversation about obsolescence.


The Purely Accidental Lessons Of The First Black 'Bachelorette'

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Television shows don't have to be good or smart to tell you something about the culture that spawns them, and you might be surprised how much The Bachelor has to say about power.


Pop Culture Happy Hour: LEGO Batman And Kids Who Cook On TV

Friday, February 10, 2017

This week, we've got podcast cousins all over the place including Sam Sanders talking about 'The LEGO Batman Movie' and Kat Chow chiming in on 'MasterChef Junior.'


Super Bowl Thoughts, From 'Overdog' Tom Brady To Sparkly Lady Gaga

Monday, February 06, 2017

Super Bowl LI, won by the New England Patriots with a huge fourth-quarter push, also featured a high-flying halftime show from Lady Gaga, who mixed traditional Americana with doing her own thing.


Oscar Documentaries And A Foreign Language Film We Loved

Friday, February 03, 2017

On this week's show, we run down an impressive list of Oscar-nominated documentary features and dive into Asghar Farhadi's complicated, suspenseful The Salesman.


Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'Riverdale' and Teen Soaps

Friday, January 27, 2017

The CW has brought the Archie comics to television as dark and gritty versions of their paper selves. We talk about this show and about the long history of the high school drama.


'Grey's Anatomy': The Secret Sauce Is Blood ... And Friendship

Thursday, January 26, 2017

The ABC series Grey's Anatomy, set in a hospital full of possibly cursed doctors, has been on TV for 13 seasons. We talk about what has kept it popular with its fans for so long.


A Dog's Actual Purposes, Based On Unscientific Observation Of Real Dogs

Thursday, January 26, 2017

In light of the new film A Dog's Purpose, we consider the actual purposes of dogs. They involve loud noises, tongues, and watching television.


Mary Tyler Moore: On Her Own, Single And Singular

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Actress Mary Tyler Moore helped redefine women's roles on TV. She starred in one of the first hit shows to feature a single career woman — The Mary Tyler Moore Show. Moore died Wednesday at age 80.


'A Funny Ingenue': Rachel Bloom On The Influence Of Mary Tyler Moore

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Mary Tyler Moore died Wednesday at 80 years old. Host Linda Holmes talks to Crazy Ex-Girlfriend star and co-creator Rachel Bloom about how one very funny woman of television influenced many others.


'La La Land' Scoops Up 14 Academy Awards Nominations

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Academy Awards nominations were announced Tuesday with the musical, La La Land, receiving 14 nominations, tying a record.