Movies, TikTok And Fat Bears! (Oh My!)

747, Fat Bear Week Champion
747, the champion of Fat Bear Week. N. Boak / Courtesty of Katmai National Park and Preserve
747, Fat Bear Week Champion
747, the champion of Fat Bear Week. N. Boak / Courtesty of Katmai National Park and Preserve

Movies, TikTok And Fat Bears! (Oh My!)

What a wild week! And to celebrate the return of another weekend, Nerdette assembled a bunch of fun people to take a look back … in a merry, pop culture kind of way, not a CAPS LOCK newsy way.

Regal Cinemas shut down more than 500 movie theaters this week, so we called up Eliana Dockterman to discuss that big news — and the films we can still look forward to this year. Dockterman writes about movies, pop culture and feminism for Time.

Then, to break down the gloriousness that is Fat Bear Week — you know, the body-positive competition that celebrates the fattest bears in Alaska’s Katmai National Park — we talked with Mike Fitz, the resident naturalist at explore.org.

And for all the rest, we hung out with two of our favorite people: WBEZ education reporter Susie An and Vocalo radio host Jill Hopkins. Join us!