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Skyscraper and What's Making Us Happy

Dwayne Johnson (sometimes known as Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson) plays Will Sawyer in Skyscraper, a movie where The Rock fights a skyscraper. Well, sort of. Legendary Pictures hide caption

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Skyscraper and What's Making Us Happy

Dwayne Johnson, AKA The Rock, has fought all kinds of things in the movies. Earthquakes, criminals, zoo animals. And now, he's up against a building. On today's Pop Culture Happy Hour, we're defying gravity and saving our families.

Skyscraper and What's Making Us Happy

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Hannah Gadsby's Netflix Special 'Nanette' With Kumail Nanjiani

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Hannah Gadsby's Netflix Special 'Nanette' With Kumail Nanjiani

Hannah Gadsby's Netflix special arrived in late June and has become a genuine phenomenon. It's an hour that starts as standup and morphs into something else entirely. Guest: Comedian, actor, and Oscar-nominated screenwriter Kumail Nanjiani.

Hannah Gadsby's Netflix Special 'Nanette' With Kumail Nanjiani

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Sharp Objects and What's Making Us Happy

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Sharp Objects and What's Making Us Happy

Before Gillian Flynn wrote Gone Girl, she wrote Sharp Objects. Now, HBO has produced an adaptation starring Amy Adams, Patricia Clarkson, and Chris Messina. Guest: NPR Weekend Edition books editor, Barrie Hardymon.

Sharp Objects

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Jeopardy!

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Jeopardy!

Jeopardy! — the juggernaut, the pop culture monster, the game show to shave your mustache to and then grow it back again. Guest: NPR Music's Marissa Lorusso.

Jeopardy!

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Ant-Man And The Wasp, Plus What's Making Us Happy

Ant-Man (Paul Rudd, L) and The Wasp (Evangeline Lilly, R) find fighting crime is no picnic in Ant-Man and the Wasp. Marvel Studios hide caption

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Ant-Man And The Wasp, Plus What's Making Us Happy

The sequel to 2015's Ant-Man is just as light and inconsequential, but a forgettable villain and an over-complicated plot means it has to work harder — and it shows. Guest: writer Chris Klimek.

Ant-Man And The Wasp, Plus What's Making Us Happy

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The Mister Rogers Documentary 'Won't You Be My Neighbor'

Mr. McFeely (David Newell) and Fred Rogers on set, in the documentary Won't You Be My Neighbor? Lynn Johnson/Focus Features hide caption

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The Mister Rogers Documentary 'Won't You Be My Neighbor'

Using archival footage and new interviews, Morgan Neville's film explores what how Rogers' unusual children's show came to be and what his legacy is for tens of millions of kids who are now tens of millions of grownups. Guest: Daisy Rosario of NPR member station WAMU.

The Mister Rogers Documentary 'Won't You Be My Neighbor'

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The Songs Of Summer

Stephen Thompson and our pals at NPR Music road-test the songs the songs of the summer.

The Songs Of Summer

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Cooking Shows

The panel chats about some of their favorite cooking shows including Top Chef, Chopped and Chef's Table. Guests: Weekend Edition editor Barrie Hardymon and Code Switch's Kat Chow. (This segment originally aired on September 9, 2016.)

Cooking Shows

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Sleep Dino More: Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard) and Owen (Chris Pratt) try not to wake one of Isla Nublar's grumpiest residents in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. Giles Keyte/Universal Pictures hide caption

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Jurassic World, Jurassic Park and What's Making Us Happy

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom takes a bizarre but not unwelcome left turn. How does it compare to 2015's mediocre but hugely successful revival and the original 1993 film? Guest: Chris Klimek.

Jurassic World, Jurassic Park and What's Making Us Happy

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The Great Big Stand-Up Roundup

You can find new stand-up specials just about every week. In fact, you can find so many that it's hard to keep track of them all. So we spent this episode recommending eight standout specials. Guest: Pop Culture Happy Hour producer emeritus and Ask Me Another producer Mike Katzif.

The Great Big Stand-Up Roundup

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