Stephen Thompson

Stephen Thompson appears in the following:

A review of Space Force's new anthem, 'Semper Supra'

Thursday, September 22, 2022

The Space Force has released their new anthem, "Semper Supra." NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Stephen Thompson from NPR Music to review it.

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

Friday, September 16, 2022

Each week, the guests and hosts on NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour share what's bringing them joy. This week: Sheryl Lee Ralph, Kenan & Kel, and more.

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A look back at the best songs of the summer

Monday, September 05, 2022

As the summer comes to a close, NPR's Stephen Thompson looks back to see which of his predictions for which songs would rule the summer came true.

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

Friday, August 12, 2022

Each week, the guests and hosts on NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour share what's bringing them joy. This week: The Voyeurs, FBoy Island, and more.

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San Diego Comic-Con is back in person (and character!)

Sunday, July 24, 2022

We get the latest from this year's Comic-Con in San Diego. It's being held in person for the first time since the pandemic began.

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

Friday, July 15, 2022

Each week, the guests and hosts on NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour share what's bringing them joy. This week: For All Mankind, The Witcher, the BeReal app, and more.

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

Friday, July 08, 2022

Each week, the guests and hosts on NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour share what's bringing them joy. This week: Rutherford Falls season two, Magic Mike XXL, and more.

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Latest 'Minions' movie set a box office record for the July 4th weekend

Wednesday, July 06, 2022

Minions: The Rise of Gru brought out audiences in droves for the July fourth weekend. Its success is partly due to a TikTok trend.

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It only makes sense that 'Running Up That Hill' is everywhere

Saturday, July 02, 2022

This year's song of the summer comes to you from 1985.

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

Friday, July 01, 2022

Each week, the guests and hosts on NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour share what's bringing them joy. This week: The Valet on Hulu, watching wrestling, and a playlist crafted for the perfect summer vibe.

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Beyonce? Lizzo? Drake? Here are the early contenders for song of the summer

Friday, July 01, 2022

What makes a song of the summer? And are there any early contenders for 2022? NPR Music's Stephen Thompson makes his predictions.

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MUNA releases its latest album just in time for summer

Sunday, June 26, 2022

With electro-pop dance tracks, the band celebrates queer love and joy.

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What to watch, read and listen to this weekend

Saturday, June 25, 2022

Each week, the guests and hosts on NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour share what's bringing them joy. This week: two great newsletters, FX's The Bear, and more.

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On 'The Spur,' Joan Shelley weighs what it takes to be human

Friday, June 24, 2022

Shelley expounds on country living, newly married life and the birth of her daughter. But life's joys are never far removed from the deeply worrying state — and fate — of the world.

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

Friday, June 17, 2022

Each week, the guests and hosts on NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour share what's bringing them joy. This week: BTS, Good Luck To You, Leo Grande, and more.

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The Mountain Goats, 'Training Montage'

Thursday, June 02, 2022

If you're a Mountain Goats fan who's missed the white-knuckle intensity of John Darnielle's earlier work, "Training Montage" provides a bliss-inducingly anthemic payoff.

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What NPR critics are watching, reading and listening to this weekend

Friday, May 27, 2022

Each week, the guests and hosts on NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour share what's bringing them joy. This week: reality television, Eurovision compilations and more.

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'SNL' just wrapped its 47th season: It's time to cruelly rank its musical guests

Monday, May 23, 2022

A cold and methodical ranking of Saturday Night Live performances by Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, Lizzo, Billie Eilish, Young Thug, Arcade Fire, Saweetie, LCD Soundsystem, Camila Cabello and more.

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Aoife O'Donovan: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert

Monday, May 09, 2022

The singer-songwriter assembled her band at a New Hampshire bookstore for a set of warm folk-pop songs.

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

Friday, May 06, 2022

Each week, the guests and hosts on NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour share what's bringing them joy. This week: vintage reads, Elden Ring and something to scratch the Schitt's Creek itch.

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