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Paul Scheer to launch new podcasting network from Earwolf Media

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In the insular world of podcasting—particularly the even more insular world of comedy podcasting—Earwolf Media looms large. The podcasting network home of Comedy Bang! Bang!, How Did This Get Made?, Professor Blastoff, and many others, and it’s been one of the catalysts (and beneficiaries) of the podcasting revolution of the past few years. Now parent company Midroll Media is doubling down on the medium: Tuesday, it launches a sister network to Earwolf, this one focusing on pop culture and going by the name Wolfpop.

Helping guide the whole project is actor-comedian (and co-host of How Did This Get Made?) Paul Scheer, who will serve as a sort of creative consultant. He helped coordinate the 13 weekly podcasts Wolfpop is launching with (as well as new ones scheduled to launch in the coming months).

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Watch voice actor Troy Baker discuss what it's like playing Batman and the Joker

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Meet the man behind the voice—or, that is, voices—of some of the biggest characters in video games and animation: Troy Baker.

Speaking to EW at New York Comic Con, Baker discussed his unique opportunity to play both the Joker, which he did in Batman: Arkham Origins, and the Caped Crusader himself, his latest role in the upcoming Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham, which is out on Nov. 11. Baker described his reverence for those who inhabited the roles before him and how he works to bring his own spin to such famous characters. But when he’s not inhabiting superheroes or their arch nemeses, Baker also lends his voice and motion-capture acting to a number of other memorable games.

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This week's best Sound Bites: Taylor Swift, Zach Galifianakis, Conan O'Brien, and more

Every week in Sound Bites, EW checks out the most memorable lines of the week. This week features a zinger by Madeleine Albright directed at Conan O’Brien, Taylor Swift referring to herself as a “nightmare,” and an awkward Jennifer Aniston reference in Zach Galifianakis’ latest episode of Between Two Ferns with Brad Pitt. These are the best quotes of this week gathered from TV, film, music, Twitter, and more.

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PopWatch Confessional: What's the scariest thing you saw as a kid (that wasn't supposed to scare you)?

Ghosts, ghouls, vampires, demons—they’ve been frightening kids for centuries, and with good reason. But children’s brains are strange, malleable places that can perceive even the most unassuming figures—a cute, helpful Jedi Grand Master, a cuddly elephantine creature, a precocious baby dinosaur—as sinister agents of terror. Which brings us to today’s Halloween-inspired PopWatch Confessional: What’s the unintentionally scary thing that frightened you most when you were a kid? (Bonus: Reading through is a great way to stealthily learn how old we all are.)

Ashley Fetters, online news editor: I was about eight when I saw the original Star Wars trilogy for the first time. Not long afterward, I woke up in a cold sweat in the middle of the night, convinced there was an evil, glowing Yoda lurking in my room. Yoda—arguably the nicest character in the entire franchise, and he’s the one I had nightmares about. I try not to read too much into that. READ FULL STORY

Study: Pop stars die 25 years earlier than U.S. population average

The road to pop stardom is paved with a fast-paced lifestyle—one that may be shortening the lifespans of many pop musicians, according to a new study.

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Take a look at Joan Jett's collection for Hot Topic

A collaboration between Joan Jett and Hot Topic feels a little like Britney Spears’ cover of “I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll”—it’s Jett’s punk image repurposed for mall culture.  READ FULL STORY

Taylor Swift named 'welcome ambassador' to New York

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Not only is the first song on Taylor Swift’s 1989 titled “Welcome to New York,” but now Swift is responsible for actually welcoming people to the city: Swift has been named NYC & Company’s “Global Welcome Ambassador.”  READ FULL STORY

Taylor Swift: 'Look at me, I wouldn't survive in jail'

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Taylor Swift may seem invincible in these days leading up to the release of 1989, but she has fears like the rest of us. Well, not exactly like the rest of us.  READ FULL STORY

When Taylor Swift's 'Out of the Woods' meets 'Circle of Life,' everything makes sense

Taylor Swift’s non-offensively generic pop album (that hasn’t even officially released yet) is just ripe for everyone else’s projections, and today has produced one remix that has melded together the queen of cats with the movie all about really big cats.

With its similar power ballad tone, it was probably inevitable that Swift’s “Out of the Woods” would be remixed with Lion King’s “Circle of Life,” courtesy of mash-up master Chambaland. Get ready though; this will probably be the beginning of the long Taylor Swift remix train ride once 1989 actually hits shelves Oct. 27.

Take a listen at Chambaland’s Tumblr.

Roombas, rain, John Cage: A brief inventory of Taylor Swift's influences for 'Track 3'

Taylor Swift, wonder that she is, was able to reach the No. 1 slot on Canadian iTunes with a track consisting of just eight seconds of white noise.  READ FULL STORY

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