On tonight’s episode, host John Teti talks Emmys and iPhones before jet-setting to L.A. to chat with comedian Maria Bamford, creator of the Netflix original series Lady Dynamite, airing its second season on November 10th.

Also, in our pop-culture crash course, Gateway to Geekery, A.V. Club film editor Alex Dowd breaks down the works of Stephen King. With autumn rapidly approaching, we consult our “food trendologist” Mike Kostyo and The A.V. Club staff on the impact and impressions of the pumpkin spice craze, and Kostyo teams up with Dowd and Teti to tell us what to like.

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