Stephen Thompson

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What's Making Us Happy: A Guide For Your Weekend Watching, Listening And Reading

Friday, September 10, 2021

Each week, the guests and hosts on Pop Culture Happy Hour share what's bringing them joy. Today it's The Other Two, LuLaRich and a collection of movies starring Josephine Baker.

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What's Making Us Happy: A Guide For Your Weekend Watching, Listening And Reading

Friday, September 03, 2021

Each week, the guests and hosts on Pop Culture Happy Hour share what's bringing them joy. Today it's Marie Kondo's new show Sparking Joy, the latest episode of Ted Lasso, and a graphic novel.

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Johnnyswim, 'Devastating'

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

In the bittersweet "Devastating," husband-and-wife duo Johnnyswim reflects on the joys and hardships that go into a lifetime romantic partnership.

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What's Making Us Happy: A Guide For Your Weekend Watching, Listening And Reading

Friday, August 20, 2021

Each week, the guests and hosts on Pop Culture Happy Hour share what's bringing them joy. Today it's Reservation Dogs, Nine Perfect Strangers, and viral music videos from the band Little Big.

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What's Making Us Happy: A Guide For Your Weekend Watching, Listening And Reading

Friday, August 13, 2021

Each week, the guests and hosts on Pop Culture Happy Hour share what's bringing them joy. Today it's new music from Big Thief, Netflix's Bake Squad and a new article from Priya Krishna.

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Flock Of Dimes: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert

Tuesday, August 10, 2021

Backed by members of Sylvan Esso, Mountain Man, Bon Iver and more, Flock of Dimes' Jenn Wasner performs three songs from her new album, Head of Roses.

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Dinosaur Jr.: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert

Tuesday, August 03, 2021

From an empty Shea Theater in Turners Falls, Mass., the trio plays songs from their new album, Sweep It Into Space, along with two towering classics.

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Billie Eilish, 'Happier Than Ever'

Friday, July 30, 2021

Billie Eilish released five singles in the long run-up to Happier Than Ever, but saved its best song for the album's drop date.

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What's Making Us Happy: A Guide For Your Weekend Watching, Listening And Reading

Saturday, July 24, 2021

Each week, the guests and hosts on Pop Culture Happy Hour share what's bringing them joy. Today it's the Fear Street trilogy, Biz Markie's "Just a Friend," and Viet Thanh Nguyen's book, The Committed.

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Brandi Carlile, 'Right On Time'

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Brandi Carlile describes her forthcoming album, In These Silent Days out Oct. 1, as "drama mixed with joy." The first single sets the tone.

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We Were Promised Jetpacks, 'Fat Chance'

Thursday, July 15, 2021

"Fat Chance" reveals a surprise partway through, emerging as an anthem about overcoming long odds, doing "a complete 180" and climbing out of the ruins, stronger than ever.

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John Linnell, 'TECVM CIRCVMAMBVLARE NOLO'

Friday, July 09, 2021

They Might Be Giants' John Linnell — a lifelong favorite of nerds the world over — has a new song in Latin that will get lodged in your brain for days.

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Courtney Barnett, 'Rae Street'

Wednesday, July 07, 2021

The song nods to pandemic life ("Let's get back to normal") while speaking to the larger idea that our homes and communities offer us shelter from the punishing din of modern life.

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Big Red Machine (Feat. Taylor Swift), 'Renegade'

Friday, July 02, 2021

Taylor Swift's feature on the latest single from Aaron Dessner and Justin Vernon's side project could easily have been a standout track on either of her 2020 blockbusters.

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What's Making Us Happy: A Guide For Your Weekend Watching, Listening And Reading

Friday, July 02, 2021

In our weekly roundup of shows, movies, books and music that brought us joy, Pop Culture Happy Hour recommends: Sex/Life, the Jean Smart renaissance and Arooj Aftab's album Vulture Prince.

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Vistas, 'Young Forever'

Thursday, June 24, 2021

In the Scottish band Vistas' newest single, "Young Forever," singer Prentice Robertson overcomes fear and doubt via the hopeful promise of new love.

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Laura Stevenson, 'State'

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Leaning on quiet-loud-quiet dynamics, "State" makes space for both dreamy tenderness and wall-of-sound catharsis.

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'SNL' Musical Guests, Ranked From No. 1 To Morgan Wallen

Monday, May 24, 2021

Every year, Saturday Night Live showcases some of the biggest stars in pop, rock, hip-hop and more. At the end of each season, we rank them with cold-hearted precision.

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2021 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees

Friday, May 14, 2021

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 2021 class features Tina Turner, The Go-Gos, Jay-Z, Carole King, Todd Rundgren and Foo Fighters. 

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The 2021 Oscars' Best Original Song Nominees, Cruelly Ranked

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

This year's choices include Diane Warren's 12th Oscar nomination, a show-stopper from Eurovision Song Contest and three entries in a subgenre we call "Glorycore."

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