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Pod City: This Week's Most Interesting Podcasts — Every Friday, Whitney Matheson will be rounding up some interesting podcasts from the week.

Stream Baby Stream: ‘Sid’ And Other Stream-Worthy Science Kids — I had several great science teachers growing up, but I'll never forget my first: Mr. Slim Goodbody. Maybe he's not a household name now, but when I was a kid, Slim was an icon of children's television. Clad in a skintight beige unitard painted with human organs, he spoke and sang about digestion, brain function, blood and glands.

The Playboy Library: The T.A.M.I. Show — The movies and TV you need to watch, the music you need to hear, the books and comics you need to read, the games you need to play - The Playboy Library is an ongoing series that offers the 21st century man the pop ammunition to carry himself as a gentleman of culture.

Stream Baby Stream — Decider | Where To Stream TV & Movies on Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Instant, HBO Go

Stream Baby Stream: In Praise Of Peppa Pig — Welcome to Stream Baby Stream, a new weekly column about the strange, endearing and often-surprising world of kids' entertainment. She radiates self-confidence. She's unafraid to get dirty. And she doesn't just laugh, she snorts - loudly and proudly. We should all aim to be a little more like Peppa Pig.

Early Buzz: Patton Oswalt, 'Arrested' artwork and more — Hmm, I may have to look into tickets for the Yo Gabba Gabba! tour. - In case you were wondering what Lynda Carter thinks of the new Wonder Woman costume ... - Reddit has released a handy new Ask Me Anything

Hey, 'Lost' fans: Bid now in a huge charity auction — Dharma beer is back. Just when you thought you'd missed your chance to own a piece of the late, great TV series The and other fan favorites, including Lost, a massive auction has appeared like a pot of gold.

Universal monsters and more — This week we have a few Halloween-themed releases, which blows my mind, since I'm still exposing my knees to the sunlight. A glance at the best discs and digital offerings: Release o' the week: Universal Classic Monsters: Complete 30 Film Collection.

R.E.M.'s Mike Mills talks about Big Star reissues — Though countless musicians credit Big Star as an influence, the Memphis-based group didn't become widely known until years after it disbanded. Some might say Big Star's albums still haven't received their due respect. This week Stax Records reissues remastered versions of Big Star's stellar first two releases, 1972's #1 Record and 1974's Radio City.

See Kat Edmonson's groovy video for 'Rainy Day Woman' — Trends come and go, but certain things will always remain stylish ... like Blow-Up. Michelangelo Antonioni's 1966 film is one of my all-time faves, and it influenced the new music video from singer-songwriter Kat Edmonson. The musician releases her third record this month, and the tunes are inspired by the lush orchestral works we often hear in those hyper-stylized '60s classics.
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Oct 24, 2014

Here's where to read all the stuff I wrote this week (and oh, how I loved just typing that):…

Oct 24, 2014

Thrilled to be writing a new podcast roundup for @mental_floss! Here's the first one:…

Oct 23, 2014

nice! RT @BIGBUSINESS: “@wcp has a feature up this week on the 25th anniversary of 13 Songs…"

Oct 22, 2014

Just spent way too long on Brian Bloom's IMDB page. (He does a lot of voice work now.)

Oct 22, 2014

Yep, I'm finally in @playboy ... to write about the best concert I never attended:…

Oct 21, 2014

Bruce Hornsby and The Range may be the ultimate "heard them yesterday at the grocery store" band. #thewayitis

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