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Solo: A Star Wars Story and What's Making Us Happy

Never tell him the odds: L3-37 (Phoebe Waller-Bridge), Han Solo (Alden Ehrenreich) and Lando Calrissian (Donald Glover) in Solo: A Star Wars Story. Lucasfilm/Disney hide caption

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Solo: A Star Wars Story and What's Making Us Happy

The odds of successfully telling the origin story of the Star Wars trilogy's lovable rogue are approximately 3,720 to 1. After a sluggish start, Solo: A Star Wars Story beats those odds. Guest: NPR Music's Daoud Tyler-Ameen.

Solo: A Star Wars Story and What's Making Us Happy

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The Royal Wedding

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The Royal Wedding

Normally, royal weddings are like the Oscars: a lot of pomp, but no real surprises. But when Prince Harry married Meghan Markle, the audience sat up and took notice. Guests: Weekend Edition Editor Barrie Hardymon and Librarian Margaret Willison.

The Royal Wedding

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Deadpool 2 and What's Making Us Happy

Ultraviolent super-mercenary Deadpool (Ryan Reynolds) references a film that many people will recognize — that's kind of his whole deal — in Deadpool 2. Twentieth Century Fox hide caption

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Deadpool 2 and What's Making Us Happy

Ryan Reynolds once again assumes the role of a deadly mercenary who makes many references to various pop culture properties while disemboweling folk a lot. Guests: Writer Chris Klimek and Daisy Rosario of NPR Member Station WAMU.

Deadpool 2 and What's Making Us Happy

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The Half-Hour Drama Flourishes With 'Vida'

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The Half-Hour Drama Flourishes With 'Vida'

The new Starz half-hour drama tells the story of two young women who learn a lot about their mother when they go home to deal with the consequences of her death. Guest: Daisy Rosario of NPR Member Station WAMU.

The Half-Hour Drama Flourishes With 'Vida'

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Tully and What's Making Us Happy

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Tully and What's Making Us Happy

Written by Diablo Cody and directed by Jason Reitman, the film stars Charlize Theron in an often brutal look at the emotional and physical tolls of parenthood. Guest: Weekend Edition Editor Barrie Hardymon.

Tully and What's Making Us Happy

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Killing Eve
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Killing Eve

BBC America's cat-and-mouse spy show is a classic genre piece executed very well. We talk about its tension and its great lead performance from Sandra Oh on this week's episode. Guest: Code Switch's Kat Chow

Killing Eve

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A Quiet Place and What's Making Us Happy

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A Quiet Place and What's Making Us Happy

The shush-iest film to become a hit in quite some time gets some overdue attention from the panel on this episode. Guest: Writer Meryl Williams.

A Quiet Place and What's Making Us Happy

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Leaving 'Hamilton' And 'Failing Up' With Leslie Odom Jr.

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Leaving 'Hamilton' And 'Failing Up' With Leslie Odom Jr.

Broadway's original Aaron Burr sits down with host Linda Holmes to talk about his new book, how it feels to hear ugly things about your career, and what he wants to do now that he couldn't before.

Leaving 'Hamilton' And 'Failing Up' With Leslie Odom Jr.

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Avengers: Infinity War and What's Making Us Happy

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Avengers: Infinity War and What's Making Us Happy

The Avengers try to keep a space-tyrant from performing cosmic genocide. The film doubles down on character interactions both familiar and unfamiliar. Guest: Code Switch co-host Gene Demby.

Avengers: Infinity War and What's Making Us Happy

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Scandal

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Scandal

After seven seasons, Shonda Rhimes' roller-coaster of a drama screeches to a final halt as Olivia Pope and the team try to get out of one last scrape and Olivia tries to make it to Vermont. Guests: All Things Considered host Audie Cornish, NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans, and NPR Music's Sidney Madden.

Scandal

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