© 2024 Milwaukee Public Media is a service of UW-Milwaukee's College of Letters & Science
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations

Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'Thor: Ragnarok'

Thor (Chris Hemsworth) in <em>Thor: Ragnarok</em>.
Film Frame
Marvel Studios
Thor (Chris Hemsworth) in Thor: Ragnarok.

This spring, we talked to Shereen Marisol Meraji, the co-host of the Code Switch podcast, about why she doesn't really like superhero films but was excited to see what director Taika Waititi did with Thor: Ragnarok. Shereen is a Waititi fan, having loved his work in the past, including the feature films Hunt For The Wilderpeopleand What We Do In The Shadows. Naturally, Shereen was the perfect guest to join us to see how this take on Thor turned out.

We also cover what's making us happy this week. Stephen is happy about a movie he finally got around to enjoying; Glen is happy about a movie he says is "not warm" and "not sweet"; Shereen is happy about a soothing in its new incarnaation; and I am happy about how I made dinner one night recently.

Find us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter: the show, me, Stephen, Glen, Shereen, producer Jessica, and producer emeritus Mike.

Copyright 2021 NPR. To see more, visit https://www.npr.org.

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.