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Why We Watch Sports, Remembering Philip Seymour Hoffman, and Poisoning the Well

This week on Pop Culture Happy Hour, NPR Monkey See's Linda Holmes, Trey Graham, Stephen Thompson and Glen Weldon talk about why we watch sports. Why are some people drawn to events like the Super Bowl or Olympics, while others don't see the appeal of being "temporarily, adjacently victorious?" They'll also take a moment to remember the late Philip Seymour Hoffman. Then they'll examine the idea of poising the well--can one observation change your opinion about a piece of pop culture? All that plus What's Making Us Happy this week.

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