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NPR Topics: Pop Culture Podcast: Episodes

Stories: 1) Who's The Man? Hollywood Heroes Defined Masculinity For Millions 2) 'Sharknado' Part Deux: The Laughably Bad Epic Strikes Back 3) Maggie Gyllenhaal Is 'The Honorable Woman': A Series Both Ruthless And Rewarding 4) 'Guardians' Director: This Movie Needed Me!
Stories: 1) How To Name Your Sequel II: Not Just Roman Numerals Anymore 2) It's Time For Comic-Con! 3) We Can Be Heroes — With Some Glue And A Little Fabric 4) Dressing Up As A T-Rex Is All Part Of The Job
Stories: 1) 'The Strain' And 'Extant' Play On Fears Of Forces Out Of Our Control 2) Eileen Ford, Creator Of The Supermodel, Dies At 92 3) Kids' Films And Stories Share A Dark Theme: Dead Mothers
Stories: 1) The 'Shifting' TV News Landscape: Will It Be Good For Diversity? 2) Why 140 Characters, When One Will Do? Tracing The Emoji Evolution 3) 'Drunk History' Serves An Educational Cocktail, With Comedic Twist 4) Questlove And The Roots: How A Hip-Hop Band Conquered Late Night
Stories: 1) Cory Still ♡s Topanga As A New Generation 'Meets World' 2) Arrivals And Departures: Films Explore The Immigrant Experience 3) Life Is Tough, Says Joan Rivers, So 'You Better Laugh At Everything' 4) Classical Dub-Step Violin Finds Its Audience
Stories: 1) A-List Celebrities Flock To Late-Night 'Graham Norton Show' 2) O.J. And Oscar Trials: A 'Combination Of Celebrity, Wealth And Murder' 3) What Does Body Ink Say About NBA Players' Pain And Personalities? 4) The Return of 'Rectify,' A Critical Darling Sprung From Death Row
Stories: 1) Laverne Cox Loves 'Trouble' 2) Forbidding Fruit: How America Got Turned On To The Date 3) Larry Wilmore Knows: Heavy Lies The Late-Night Mantle 4) Remembering Ruby Dee: 'Think Of Me And Feel Encouraged'
Stories: 1) 'I Kinda Stole The Show': Laverne Cox And The Path To Prestige Television 2) While Broadway Sings Its Praise, The Wigmaker Remains Unsung 3) 'Downton Abbey' Craze Serves Up A Demand For Butlers
Stories: 1) How Soviet Kitchens Became Hotbeds Of Dissent And Culture 2) Remembering The 'Father' Of G.I. Joe 3) Bob Newhart Looks Back On A Career Of One-Sided Conversations 4) Burton Calls On 'Star Trek' Fans To Bring 'Reading Rainbow' To The Next Generation
Stories: 1) TV Networks Double Down On Diversity This Fall 2) New Sitcom 'Unapologetically Embraces' Asian-American Family Life 3) 'The Maya Rudolph Show' And What It'll Take To Bring Back Variety 4) Jeff Goldblum Plays A Jazz Show Almost Every Week. No, Really.
Stories: 1) Louis C.K. Takes On TV Hypocrisy, Aiming Scrutiny Back At Himself 2) Artist H.R. Giger, Creator Of Surreal Biomechanics, Dies 3) How Funny Or Die Makes Room For What Works 4) Son Of? Bride Of? Cousin Of? How Many Godzillas Are There, Already?
Stories: 1) A Film And Fashion Icon On Aging, And The Power Of Turtlenecks 2) Viewers Not Laughing About SNL Slavery Skit 3) 'Hill Street Blues' Created Two Eras For TV Drama: Before And After 4) Lurid Meets Literary In 'Penny Dreadful,' An All-Star Gothic Revue
Stories: 1) Cake Or Death? Gâteau, S'il Vous Plaît! 2) If We'd Only Known About The Impending Spam 3) Meanwhile, In Australia: A Bawdier, Riskier 'Rake' 4) Movie Monsters, Monster Movies And Why 'Godzilla' Endures
Stories: 1) 'Inside Amy Schumer,' Some Surprising Commentary 2) On Television, More Transgender Characters Come Into Focus 3) Where Jokes Go To Die, And Other Observations From Comic John Oliver 4) Debbie Allen On 'Fame,' Stage And Men In Tights
Stories: 1) 'Say Anything' At 25: Nothing Bought, Sold Or Processed 2) Muslim Singer Yuna Moves To John Mayer's Music 3) FX's 'Fargo' Is Neither Remake Nor Sequel 4) Tatiana Maslany On Looking Herself In The Eye
Stories: 1) 'Muses And Metaphor' Kicks Off National Poetry Month 2) How To Kill A Character 3) How 'Soul Train' Shaped A Generation 4) Inflatable Suit Launches Stylist To Stardom
Stories: 1) Fans Of 'The Good Wife' Rocked By [Spoiler Alert] 2) For Actor Michael Peña, A Transformative Role As Cesar Chavez 3) 'The Good Wife' Delivers A Game-Changing Stunner 4) Sex And The Greater 'Good Wife': Archie Panjabi On Keeping That Big Secret
Stories: 1) 'Fresh Air' Remembers Comedian David Brenner 2) When Your Best Friend Is A Star — And You're Her Minion 3) New 'Scandal' Character Ups The Drama And Intrigue 4) Why Comedian Hari Kondabolu Is 'Waiting For 2042'
Stories: 1) Pumping Up A Star: The Leaky Suit That Blew Up A Career 2) Path To Television's Future May Be Paved In Virtual Reality 3) SXSW: Tech Industry Inspires New Shows From HBO, AMC 4) Forget Nancy Drew: Thanks To Fans, 'Veronica Mars' Is Back On The Case
Stories: 1) Best Picture Win For '12 Years A Slave' Sends New Message To Hollywood? 2) Midseason TV: What To Watch And What To Skip 3) When Loved Ones Return From The Dead 4) The Unforgettable Performance Ed Harris Doesn't Remember
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