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Pop Culture Happy Hour: Pop Culture Advice, Live From Seattle


Stephen Thompson, Linda Holmes, and Glen Weldon on stage during Pop Culture Happy Hour's live show at the Bell House in Brooklyn on June 6, 2017.

Stephen Thompson, Linda Holmes, and Glen Weldon on stage during Pop Culture Happy Hour's live show at the Bell House in Brooklyn on June 6, 2017.

NPR, Annabel Edwards

Several of us are on vacation this week, so here’s one of our favorite — heretofore unheard — segments from last year’s Pop Culture Happy tour of the West Coast.

Specifically: The great and good Audie Cornish joined us last October for a show at Seattle’s Neptune Theatre, in which we answered listener questions and offered up some pop culture advice on the following topics:

  • Do I need to adjust my ratio of reading articles/listening to podcasts about a given piece of culture vs. personally experiencing that piece of culture?
  • How can I broaden my dumb, shallow partner’s narrow tastes so they can begin to approach my own amazing, enlightened, insightful aesthetic? (Paraphrased. But as you’ll hear: Just barely.)

We’ll be back on Friday, with another favorite episode — and, as always, What’s Making Us Happy.

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