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Pop Culture Happy Hour: Superman And What Gets Better With Age

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On this week's show, the absolutely positively inevitable happens: we invite our pal Chris Klimek in to talk about Man Of Steel, the Superman movie for people who don't think summer blockbusters need to have smiling in them. As many of you know, Glen is, as he puts it, the "unauthor" of Superman: The Unauthorized Biography, and as such, he is full of opinions, but he really allows us to get it out of our systems before jumping in and explaining how this all actually relates to history and stuff.

After that, we take on the topic of Getting Better With Age, a tour of things that we appreciate more as we — and they — get older. From musical selections to Moby-Dick, we've got the whole thing covered.

As always, we close the show with what's making us happy this week. Stephen is happy about a variety of things, including how much everyone is helping him learn to be a better cook. (Within reason.) Chris is happy about a great new song and also a bit of science exploration. Glen is happy about a movie you might or might not have heard about. And I'm happy about a great piece that renewed my faith in discourse — really.

Find us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter: me, Stephen, Glen, Chris, Trey, producer Jess, and esteemed producer emeritus and music director, Mike Katzif.

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Linda Holmes is a pop culture correspondent for NPR and the host of Pop Culture Happy Hour. She began her professional life as an attorney. In time, however, her affection for writing, popular culture, and the online universe eclipsed her legal ambitions. She shoved her law degree in the back of the closet, gave its living room space to DVD sets of The Wire, and never looked back.

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