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Pop Culture Happy Hour #161: Captain Phillips and What’s Making Us Cry

One of the posters Juan Ortiz has created for each episode of original-series "Star Trek."

One of the posters Juan Ortiz has created for each episode of original-series “Star Trek.”

Naturally I thought of a theory about why one of the songs I mentioned on episode #161 of Pop Culture Happy Hour — on which I was honored to be a guest — affects me so profoundly as soon as producer Nick Fountain turned off the mics in NPR’s Studio 46. I didn’t have time to dwell on it then; I had to hightail it back to the H. Carl Moultrie Courthouse, where I was on a semi-authorized extended lunch break from my jury service. Later that day I would recall I had attempted a Jay-Z impression on the show. Brief, aye, but not nearly brief enough. Fortunately for you, gentle listener, the three regulars — Linda Holmes, Stephen Thompson, and Trey Graham — were all on top of their games. My pal-for-life Glen Weldon, their usual fourth man,  was on top of a raft or something, vacationing in Grand Cayman.

You can hear the episode in a web browser here or download it from iTunes here.​

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Being a Scholarly Discourse on the Subject of the Cinema Between Two Gentlemen of Refined and Discerning Tastes Stuck in an Interminable Meeting

Just two guys talkin' movies.

Just two guys talkin’ movies.

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