Guest Speaker: Glen Weldon, host of NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour podcast


Assistant Professor Steven Leyva's "The Evolution of Batman in the Media" course welcomes guest speaker, Glen Weldon.

As co-host of NPR’s Pop Culture Happy Hour podcast, Glen Weldon reviews books, movies, comics and more for the NPR Arts Desk.

Over the course of his career, Weldon has spent time as a theater critic, a science writer, an oral historian, a writing teacher, a bookstore clerk, a PR flack, a completely inept marine biologist and a slightly better-ept competitive swimmer.

Weldon is the author of two cultural histories: Superman: The Unauthorized Biography and The Caped Crusade: Batman and the Rise of Nerd Culture. He has written for The New York Times, The Washington Post, The New Republic, The Atlantic, Slate, McSweeney's and more; his fiction has appeared in several anthologies and other publications. He is the recipient of an NEA Arts Journalism Fellowship, an Amtrak Writers' Residency, a Ragdale Writing Fellowship and a Pew Fellowship in the Arts for Fiction.

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