A special bonus feed drop from the NPR podcast Pop Culture Happy Hour. Our producer and game show geek Travis Larchuk joined NPR's daily culture show, Pop Culture Happy Hour host Stephen Thompson to talk about the 2020 reboot of Supermarket Sweep, starring Saturday Night Live alum Leslie Jones. Supermarket Sweep features contestants running through a fake supermarket, throwing hams and giant wheels of cheese into their shopping carts.
Comedian Michelle Buteau talks about her new book Survival of the Thickest and her gig hosting the socially-distanced Netflix reality series The Circle. Then she plays a game about Dutch things set to the tunes of Van Halen. Plus, Showtime docu-series Love Fraud directors Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady answer the question, "Is it a Lizard?" And the hosts of the You're Wrong About podcast Sarah Marshall and Michael Hobbes play a game with a mysterious whale named Jonathan Krillton.
Comedian Bowen Yang talks about his work as a cast member on the latest season of Saturday Night Live. Then he plays a quiz about imaginary TV/video game crossovers. Plus, Call Me Kat actors Mayim Bialik and Cheyenne Jackson compete in an audio game about vintage toy commercials. And comedian Baron Vaughn and musician Open Mike Eagle compete in a music parody game about things you definitely remember learning in high school.
Musician Andrew Bird shares how composer Vince Guaraldi's soundtrack for A Charlie Brown Christmas inspired his new holiday album Hark! Oscar Award-winning composers Robert and Kristen Anderson Lopez try to spot fake holiday album titles. The NPR Christmas Carols (NPR employees named Carol) make their debut in a music parody game. Plus, Jonathan Coulton's actual kids help their dad and Ophira Eisenberg translate and navigate the latest teen slang.
The hilarious Richard Kind gets super competitive with comedian Ray Ellin. Actor and former Raiders NFL cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha talks about his new film Sylvie's Love, also starring Tessa Thompson. And comedians Ashley Nicole Black and Chelsea Devantez return to use their brains to answer questions about brains.
Rosie Perez talks about recording PSAs for the New York City Subway, meeting Muhammad Ali, and her role in HBO Max's The Flight Attendant. Plus, Fortune Feimster and Jillian Bell play a game about delicious musicians, and Big Mouth's Ayo Edebiri and comedian Olivia Craighead tackle animal kingdom quandaries.