Maria Bamford shines on Never Not Funny and You Made It Weird turns 100

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Best Show rebounds from Sandy, and Professor Blastoff gets the best-of treatment

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The people have the power: an election-day mixlist

Leonard Cohen, “Democracy”
One of several seven-minute epics anchoring Cohen’s 1992 record, The Future, “Democracy” has a line between snark and sincerity that can be hard to parse. On paper, “Democracy” is a hymn to, well, democracy: an ode to the reformers who imagine a better world “on a visionary flood of alcohol”…

How Was Your Week celebrates Halloween in style and Zach Galifianakis makes it weird  

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Chelsea Peretti enters the podcast fray and Lizzy Caplan does it live on J.V. Club

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Podcasts decamp to L.A. Pod Fest, the Tompkast blitzes, and SpongeBob meets Maron

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The mirror has two faces: 15 great movie scenes where characters meet their reflection

1. “You talkin’ to me?,” Taxi Driver (1976)
For much of Taxi Driver, Robert De Niro’s Travis Bickle rages in voiceover against “whores, skunk pussies, buggers, queens, fairies, dopers, junkies,” whatever “scum” he perceives responsible for his marginalization. And when his attempt at romancing a glamorous campaign…

Best Show celebrates an anniversary and Nerdist geeks out with Tom Hanks

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“Our canvas is freedom, your blood is our paint”: 8-plus unfortunate anthems of the Occupy movement

1. Jello Biafra And The Guantanamo School Of Medicine, “SHOCK-U-PY!” 
The earnestness of the Occupy Wall Street movement, coupled with its grassroots foundation and up-with-people message, all but guaranteed a tidal wave of cringe-inducing Occupy anthems. Former Dead Kennedys frontman and longtime leftie agitator Jello…

Joseph Gordon-Levitt charms Nerdist and Gilbert Gottfried is unrepentant on WTF

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The Bugle and Radiolab make triumphant returns, and YMIW has a meeting of podcast minds

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