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What's making us happy: A guide for your weekend reading, listening and gaming

Friday, April 01, 2022

Each week, the guests and hosts on NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour share what's bringing them joy. This week: plenty of games and Sailor Moon.

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5 most unexpected moments in Oscars' history

Monday, March 28, 2022

One year the telecast was actually too short. Another time an actor climbed over rows of chairs between him and his Academy Award. Björk laid eggs on the red carpet. Oscar can go weirdly off script.

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'CODA' brings home the Oscar for best picture, a historic win for the Deaf community

Sunday, March 27, 2022

Distributed by Apple TV+, it is also the first best picture win for a streaming service.

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How to watch the Oscars on Sunday night

Saturday, March 26, 2022

The ceremony starts at 8 p.m. ET.

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What's making us happy: A guide for your weekend listening and viewing

Friday, March 25, 2022

Each week, the guests and hosts on NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour share what's bringing them joy. This week: game shows and album recommendations.

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Entries We Love: Caleb Bailey & The Bottom Dollars, 'White Knuckle, Black Lung'

Tuesday, March 22, 2022

With the melancholy wail of the fiddle and the catch of Caleb Bailey's voice, this Tiny Desk Contest entry paints a portrait of a man whose hurt can't be hidden.

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What's making us happy: A guide for your weekend listening and viewing

Friday, March 18, 2022

Each week, the guests and hosts on NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour share what's bringing them joy. This week: nerdy podcasts, chill shows and an unbeatable mashup.

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What's making us happy: A guide for your weekend reading, listening and viewing

Friday, March 11, 2022

Each week, the guests and hosts on NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour share what's bringing them joy. This week: BTS, Sandra Oh and meditations on humor.

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What's making us happy: A guide for your weekend reading, listening and viewing

Saturday, March 05, 2022

Each week, the guests and hosts on NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour share what's bringing them joy. This week: new music from Drug Church, learning to knit and Judy Greer.

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Entries We Love: WillMattSam, 'Lemon Zinger'

Friday, March 04, 2022

With warmth, humor and a compelling list of lemonade alternatives, this trio's Tiny Desk Contest entry, "Lemon Zinger," manages to turn some lemons into pretty good lemonade.

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What's making us happy: A guide for your weekend reading and viewing

Friday, February 18, 2022

Each week, the guests and hosts on NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour share what's bringing them joy. This week: The Secret History, a Futurama reboot and more.

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What's making us happy: A guide for your weekend watching and listening

Friday, February 11, 2022

Each week, the guests and hosts on NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour share what's bringing them joy. This week: Jackass Forever, StraightioLab podcast, and True Blood.

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What's making us happy: A guide for your weekend reading, viewing and gaming

Friday, January 28, 2022

Each week, the guests and hosts on NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour share what's bringing them joy. This week: True Story With Ed & Randall, a web-based game that isn't Wordle, and more.

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Kojaque, 'Town's Dead'

Wednesday, December 29, 2021

A tribute rather than a eulogy, "Town's Dead" is a celebration of Dublin and all its imperfect splendor.

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Fi O'Reilly

Thursday, December 16, 2021

The NPR Music editorial intern shares her favorite albums and songs of 2021.

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PUP, 'Waiting'

Thursday, November 11, 2021

Propelled by raucous drums and gritty guitar riffs, Stefan Babcock's snarled chorus creates a sprawling paeon of fear as he searches for a sense of belonging, one just out of reach.

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Melaner, 'Banana Split'

Thursday, October 28, 2021

Melaner turns up the heat with self-assured lyrics over a delicious discotheque-ready beat.

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