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This week in comedy podcasts: WTF, Comedy Bang! Bang! and In Conversation with Jeff Garlin


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On Monday on WTF, Marc Maron talked to director Noah Baumbach about his latest movie, “Frances Ha,” which touched a real nerve with Marc, as did Noah’s other films like “The Squid and the Whale,” “Greenberg” and “Margot at the Wedding.” They talked about why Noah’s movies cut so close to the bone, plus Noah discussed what it’s like to collaborate with Wes Anderson. Download here. On Thursday, Marc traveled to the home of Sam Simon, co-creator of a little show called “The Simpsons,” who was also worked as the producer/show-runner on ‘Taxi,” and was the facilitator of countless television projects. They talked about Sam’s cancer diagnosis and what has changed in his life since finding out. Marc and Sam also discuss weed, vegetarianism, whales, poker, Groucho, Elvis, money and the meaning of it all. It’s a conversation for the ages. Download the conversation here and subscribe to WTF here.

Over on Comedy Bang! Bang!, the crew is recreating a momentous recording that occurred in the Earwolf studios two years ago. Now, all the participants have returned to recreate the magic. Adam Scott, Harris Wittels, and Chelsea Peretti are all on board for the Farts & Procreation threequel! Prepared to be mesmerized by the Farts Crew. Download here.

On In Conversation with Jeff Garlin, “Mad Men” creator Matthew Weiner sat down with Jeff to talk about a post-Jeopardy winning encounter with Alex Trebek, how “Groundhog Day” played a major inspiration to him to continue to write, and being kicked in the butt by an actor who was on a sitcom he wrote for. Also, he reveals who “the one guy” his wife believed to be the funniest person she’d ever met in her life other than him. Download here.

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The Best Of The Last

Portlandia Goes Out With A Bang

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The end is near. In mere days Portlandia wraps up its final season, and oh what a season it’s been. Lucky for you, you can watch the entire season right now right here and on the IFC app, including this free episode courtesy of Subaru.

But now, let’s take a moment to look back at some of the new classics Fred and Carrie have so thoughtfully bestowed upon us. (We’ll be looking back through tear-blurred eyes, but you do you.)

Couples Dinner

It’s not that being single sucks, it’s that you suck if you’re single.

Cancel it!

A sketch for anyone who has cancelled more appointments than they’ve kept. Which is everyone.

Forgotten America

This one’s a “Serial” killer…everything both right and wrong about true crime podcasts.

Wedding Planners

The only bad wedding is a boring wedding.

Disaster Hut

It’s only the end of the world if your doomsday kit doesn’t include rosé.

Catch up on Portlandia’s final episodes on demand and at

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Your Portlandia Personality Test

The New Portlandia Webseries Is Going Your Way

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Carrie and Fred understand that although we have so much in common, we’re each so beautifully unique and different. To help us navigate those differences, Portlandia has found an easy and honest way to embrace our special selves in the form of a progressive new traffic system: a specific lane for every kind of driver. It’s all in honor of the show’s 8th and final season, and it’s all presented by Subaru.

Ready to find out who you really are? Match your personality to a lane and hop on the expressway to self-understanding.

Lane 10: Trucks Piled With Junk

Your junk is falling out of your trunk. Shake a tail light, people — this lane is for you.

Lane 33: Twins

You’re like a Gemini, but waaaay more pedestrian. Maybe you and a friend just wear the same outfits a lot. Who cares, it’s just twinning enough to make you feel special.

Lane 27: Broken Windows

Bad luck follows you around and everyone knows it. Your proverbial seat is always damp from proverbial rain. Is this the universe telling you to swallow your pride? Yes.

Lane 69: Filthy Cars

You’re all about convenience. Getting your car washed while you drive is a no-brainer.

Lane 43: Newly Divorced Singles

It’s been a while since you’ve driven alone, and you don’t know the rules of the road anymore. What’s too fast? What’s too slow? Are you sending the right signals? Don’t worry, the breakdown lane is nearby if you need it.

Still can’t find a lane to match your personality? Check out all the videos here. And see the final season of Portlandia this spring on IFC.

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Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide

Hits from the '80s are on repeat all Christmas Eve and Day on IFC.

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