NPR Topics: Pop Culture Podcast: Episodes

Stories: 1) Teaching Science Through Hip Hop 2) 'SNL' Responds To Cast Diversity Criticism...With Jokes 3) Shonda Rhimes Knows Where This 'Scandal' Will End 4) Blockbuster Fades Out, But Some Zombie Stores Will Live On
Stories: 1) Sean Combs' Revolt TV: Puff Daddy Magic? 2) When Celebrity Retirements Don't Quite Stick 3) Medicinal Laughs: Could 'Daily Show' Sour Millennials On ACA? 4) A Comedian's Voyage To 'The Membrane Between Life And Death'
Stories: 1) 'Blockbusters': Go Big Or Go Home, Says Harvard Professor 2) Divide By D'oh! The 'Mathematical Secrets' Of The Simpsons 3) Fusion Wants Young Latinos To Turn On Their TVs 4) Mother And Daughter Play A Remarkable Game Of Dress-Up
Stories: 1) A Peek Into The Private Lives Of 'Burton And Taylor' 2) 'Dancing On The Edge' Is Fun For Both The Eyes And The Ears 3) The New And The Next: Punk Rock Love, A Sensible Scary Movie 4) Comedian Faces His Addictions To Food And Alcohol
Stories: 1) George R.R. Martin, Author And ... Movie-Theater Guy? 2) Electric Football, Invented In 1948, Still Alive And Buzzing 3) The New And The Next: Six-Second Comedy And A Spin On News 4) (Cabbage) Heads Will Roll: How To Make A Food Network 'From Scratch'
Stories: 1) Isabella Rossellini, Getting Animal Again With 'Mammas' 2) 300 Sandwiches: The Secret To Boyfriend's Heart? 3) Reporting On The Shutdown, One Facebook Post At A Time 4) 'The Fade': Four Barbers, Three Continents, One Film
Stories: 1) The Man Who Gets The Science Right On 'The Big Bang Theory' 2) TV Trips Into Fall, But These Days Who Knows Where To Look? 3) 'Trophy Wife' Is More Than Just A Pretty Face On ABC 4) Lots Of New TV Shows Air This Fall But Not Many Are Original
Story: Too many new network sitcoms center on adult children and their crotchety old parents — and even more sitcoms revolve around families. Eric Deggans of the <em>Tampa Bay Times</em> talks to NPR's Steve Inskeep about new fall TV.
Stories: 1) What The $@** Is Up On Cable These Days? 2) Fake 'Twerk Fail' Video Tricks Gullible TV News Networks 3) Hannibal Buress And The Comedy Of The Unexpected 4) The Internet's 'Twerk' Effect Makes Dictionaries Less Complete
Stories: 1) MTV Video Awards Celebrate 30 Years 2) Was Miley Twerking Or Just Trying? 3) Seth Meyers' Prime-Time Political Parody 4) Welcome To 'Night Vale' — Watch Out For The Tarantulas
Stories: 1) Aussie Detective Jack Irish Is More Than Old-School Macho 2) Winona Ryder: With Smaller Roles, A Welcome Return From Exile 3) 'Treme' Cookbook Captures The Flavor Of A Show And A City 4) Blindness Didn't Keep Voice Over Artist From Success
Story: Werner Herzog's latest project is a slight departure for the acclaimed filmmaker: a 35-minute public service announcement on the dangers of texting and driving. Yes, it's long, he says, but the "inner landscape" of great suffering such accidents can cause "can only be shown if you have more time."
Stories: 1) BBC Announces Peter Capaldi Is The Next Dr. Who 2) Fear Of Clowns: Yes, It's Real 3) Laverne Cox: Transgender Actress On The Challenges Of Her 'New Black' Role 4) Science Rap B.A.T.T.L.E.S. Bring Hip-Hop Into The Classroom
Stories: 1) This Summer, Vintage TV Shows Thrive On DVD 2) Lady In Black: 'Burka Avenger' Fights For Pakistan's Girls 3) Tampon Marketing Gets Real For The Social Media Age 4) 'Brony' Convention Takes Off Like Magical Winged Pony
Stories: 1) Seventh Try's The Charm For Hemingway Look-Alike 2) In The Summer, Univision Is Numero Uno 3) 'My Lunches With Orson' Puts You At The Table With Welles 4) Hip-Hop Sign Language Is Hard Work
Stories: 1) Remembering Cory Monteith — Not Finn Hudson In 'Glee' 2) Fangs And Fishnets For The Win: 'Goth Barbie' Is Monstrously Successful 3) Laughs And Drama Behind Bars With 'Orange Is The New Black' 4) Howard Students Go From 'The Sing-Off' To Success
Stories: 1) 'The Bridge:' Mayhem On The Border, With Big Issues At Stake 2) A Zombie Horror Game, Inspired By ... A Nature Documentary? 3) These Stormtroopers' Galactic Mission: Comic-Con 4) Back For More: Sorkin's 'Newsroom' Is A Serious Standout
Stories: 1) For Hannibal & Co., A Horrifying New Stage 2) Broadway's 'First Date': A Greek Chorus Of Emotional Baggage
Stories: 1) Macy Gray: 'I Still See My Voice As Odd' 2) Telemundo's 'La Voz' Hands Latino Kids The Mic 3) Learning What Not To Do From Paula Deen
Stories: 1) Teens Find The Right Tools For Their Social-Media Jobs 2) From Classic Toys To New Twists, Kids Go Back To Blocks 3) Actor James Gandolfini Dies Suddenly While On Vacation 4) 'Dome' Luck: On CBS, A Drama About Getting Stuck With Each Other
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