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Today's Pop Five: Jenna T.'s top Gene Wilder roles — Gene Wilder is a brilliant comic, and for this I really need a Pop 25. I very much wanted to choose some of his lesser-known films so that other people could be exposed to more of his filmography, but the truth is, his classics are his classics for a reason.

6 Comedians to Put on Your Radar from ‘2 Dope Queens’ Host Phoebe Robinson

‘MouseChat’ Podcasters Share 13 Insider Tips for Planning Your Disney Vacation

9 Tips on Starting a Meditation Practice From '10% Happier' Host Dan Harris

5 'Game of Thrones' Podcasts For Every Type of Fan — Last weekend, Game of Thrones stormed back into our lives, delivering more head-scratchers than answers (which is how we like it, right?). Fortunately, dozens of podcasts aim to help us unpack every detail. This week on iTunes, several Thrones-themed shows popped up in the top 25.

From 'The West Wing' to 'The Golden Girls': 13 Retro TV Podcasts That Might Spark a Rewatch — When Hrishikesh Hirway and Joshua Malina announced their new West Wing podcast last month, some fans reacted so excitedly, it was as if the show itself were returning to TV. "I thought it would be a fun thing for a small, niche audience," says Hirway, who also hosts the weekly music podcast Song Exploder .

6 Shocking Stories From ‘Myths and Legends’ Host Jason Weiser — Week after week, most of iTunes' most popular podcasts remain the same: Serial, This American Life, Fresh Air, Radiolab. And then there's Myths and Legends . Call it The Little Podcast That Could: Written, produced, and performed by literature and history buff Jason Weiser in Syracuse, N.Y., this indie show about classic folklore is quickly becoming, well, a thing of legend.

13 Questions for ‘Welcome to Night Vale’ Co-Creator Joseph Fink — While Serial may have cornered the market on true-crime audio, nobody owns serialized fiction podcasts like the paranormal horror-comedy Welcome to Night Vale . Started in 2012 by writers Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor, Night Vale's popularity has spawned cross-country tours, a best-selling novel, and Night Vale Presents, a network launched to support other new, independent podcasts from first-time podcasters.

The Moth’s Dan Kennedy Shares 9 Ways to Sharpen Your Storytelling Skills — As the longtime host of podcast and its New York-based StorySLAMs, Dan Kennedy certainly knows a good story when he hears it. Kennedy has spent the last 16 years performing his own work and listening to others share theirs, whether it's during The Moth's prepared main stage events or its looser, put-your-name-in-a-hat slams. "[During] the first story I told on the main stage, I had long bangs that I let down in front of my eyes," Kennedy says.

The Hosts of ‘Stuff You Missed in History Class’ Share 7 Amazing, Oft-Overlooked Women in History — From composers and moonshiners to hoaxes and natural disasters, Holly Frey and Tracy V. Wilson have researched it all. Their popular podcast, Stuff You Missed in History Class , spotlights fascinating historical figures and events that haven't gotten nearly as much attention as they deserve.
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Oct 14, 2016

Saw AMERICAN HONEY & loved its use of music ... takes a page from @CameronCrowe, Sofia Coppola, other masters.

Oct 13, 2016

Dug Ep5 of @netflix's #Easy w/ @marcmaron as a Chicago cartoonist. Joe Swanberg writes/directs; Jeffrey Brown, Chris Ware add magic.

Oct 10, 2016

For anyone craving a change of pace right about now, pls enjoy these pics of Elton John in funny hats.

Oct 08, 2016

sending so much love to you & alison, @jeffzillgitt. ❤️ RT @KingJames: My thoughts and prayers are with you buddy!! 

Oct 08, 2016

Broke my "no museum pix" rule to snap Urs Fischer's wax Julian Schabel @whitneymuseum. His head fell 2 weeks ago.

Oct 05, 2016

@BIGBUSINESS you are too kind!! (and now back to my big ol' pile of stuff to grade...)

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