Pop Culture Happy Hour No. 283: Hail, Caesar! and Backstage Stories

No Dames!

I’m very happy to be on the panel for this week’s Hail, Caesar!-inspired Pop Culture Happy Hour, my first with my Washington City Paper pal Bob Mondello. In it, Pal-for-Life Glen Weldon tells Bob he “beat [him] to the Hamlet punch,” which is a funny phrase, if you think about it. 

Earlier in this episode, G-Weld beat me to the Sullivan’s Travels punch, but here’s the clip I was going to play.

This episode has some thematic crossover with the Top Five Movies About Movies segment in which I participated on an episode of WBEZ’s Filmspotting from late 2011. My NPR review of Hail, Caesar! — wherein I may have underserved the film’s philosophical payload, unless I didn’t — is here. This was an especially enjoyable episode for me; I hope you all dig it.

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