NPR Topics: Pop Culture Podcast: Episodes

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
Stories: 1) Dangerous Dad Of 'Scandal' Turns The Tables 2) To Play The Part, Actors Must Talk The Talk — In Chinese 3) 'Mad Black Men': Yes, There Were Black People In '60s Advertising
Stories: 1) Classical Music Piece Enhances Roald Dahl's 'Dirty Beasts' 2) With Humor And A Nod To History, Fallon Takes Over 'The Tonight Show' 3) Here's What Happens When Thousands Play Pokemon Together 4) New Show Challenges Idea That 'Nobody Cares About The Caribbean?'
Stories: 1) Sid Caesar, Who Got Laughs Without Politics Or Putdowns, Dies At 91 2) In 'Whole Gritty City,' Marching Bands Vie For Coveted Mardi Gras Spots 3) Antihero Or Villain? In 'House Of Cards,' It's Hard To Tell 4) From Top Model To Black Panther, Actress Yaya Alafia Is 'Truly African-American'
Stories: 1) Seinfeld, Coca-Cola and Cheerios: Which Super Bowl Ads Scored? 2) Wikipedia Archiving Voices So You'll Always Know How Celebs Sound 3) 'Borgen' Is Denmark's 'West Wing' (But Even Better) 4) 1 Show Left For Jay Leno's 'Tonight Show'
Stories: 1) For Taiwanese News Animators, Funny Videos Are Serious Work 2) New Muslim Ms. Marvel Doesn't Drink, Date Or Eat Bacon 3) Morrie Turner, 1923-2014: Drawing Gentle Lessons In Tolerance 4) The Surprising After Effects Of A Notorious 'Wardrobe Malfunction'
Stories: 1) The Business Of Hip-Hop; Luring Millennials To Life Insurance 2) An Admitted 'Ham' Shares Slices Of Show-Biz Life 3) For 'SNL' Cast Member, The Waiting Was The Hardest Part
Stories: 1) The Few, The Fervent: Fans Of 'Supernatural' Redefine TV Success 2) Is '16 And Pregnant' An Effective Form Of Birth Control? 3) Blogger Reveals Cracks In Codes Onscreen 4) Will Fans Return To A Nicer 'Idol'?
Stories: 1) 'Downton' Returns, And It's As Rich As Ever 2) On TV This Week: 'Babylon' Has Good Fun, 'Detective' Is The Real Deal 3) Revenge Of The 'Nerdist': Chris Hardwick Takes Over Your TV 4) The Cigarette's Powerful Cultural Allure
Stories: 1) Murderous Intent: Go Ahead, Kill That High-Profile TV Character 2) Broadway's 'Spider-Man' Musical Turns Off The Lights At Last 3) Hot On YouTube: Videos About Video Games, And Science, Too 4) Remote Control: It Was Hard To Turn Off The TV In 2013
Stories: 1) A YouTube Powerhouse Looks Beyond Its Gamer Base 2) It's Never Been So Easy, Or Complicated, To Stream Video To Your TV 3) How Blind Voice Over Artist 'Reads' 4) How Close Did 'Captain Philips' Get To The Real Life Piracy Tale?
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