Stephen Thompson

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A look ahead at some good music coming out in 2022

Wednesday, January 05, 2022

What new music is coming out this year that is worth checking out? A preview of two albums that just might make it on to 2022's best of list.

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What's making us happy: What to watch, read and listen to this weekend

Friday, December 31, 2021

Each week, the guests and hosts on NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour share what's bringing them joy. This week: the trailer for The Northman, the novel The School for Good Mothers and more.

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Yo-Yo Ma (feat. Tunde Olaniran), 'Doorway'

Thursday, December 30, 2021

Pairing the classical cellist with the Michigan iconoclast makes a fair bit of sense: Neither cares much for genre boundaries.

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

Friday, December 17, 2021

Each week, the guests and hosts on NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour share what's bringing them joy. This week: Jackie Kashian's new comedy album, music of Yasmin Williams and more!

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Stephen Thompson

Thursday, December 16, 2021

The Pop Culture Happy Hour host shares his favorite albums and songs of 2021.

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

Thursday, November 25, 2021

Each week, the guests and hosts on NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour share what's bringing them joy. This week: the new album by Snail Mail, the 2020 book Piranesi and more.

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

Friday, November 19, 2021

Each week, the guests and hosts on NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour share what's bringing them joy. This week: the new season of Locke & Key, The Untamed and more.

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Karen Dalton, 'Something on Your Mind (Alternate Take)'

Tuesday, November 09, 2021

Alternate takes are often mere curiosities, but Karen Dalton's country-inflected version of "Something on Your Mind" feels genuinely revealing.

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Spiritualized, 'Always Together With You'

Tuesday, November 02, 2021

Spiritualized's new song slowly blooms into full-blown Technicolor space-rock.

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What's making us happy: What you should watch, read and listen to this weekend

Friday, October 15, 2021

Each week, the guests and hosts on NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour share what's bringing them joy. This week: Spirit Halloween videos, the podcast Suspect, and more.

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Black Country, New Road, 'Chaos Space Marine'

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

The London-based band follows up a sprawling, pan-genre beast of an album from earlier this year by distilling its eclectic sound down to the essentials.

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John Mellencamp & Bruce Springsteen, 'Wasted Days'

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

John Mellencamp and Bruce Springsteen have discographies that go back to the '70s, but have never actually recorded in the studio together until now.

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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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