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    • David Sedaris, Part 1

    • By: Michael Ian Black, David Sedaris
    • Length: 40 mins
    • Original Recording
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      4 out of 5 stars 7
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    NPR Humorist and Best-selling Author of "Me Talk Pretty One Day" and "When You Are Engulfed in Flames," author David Sedaris became a household name in his mid-thirties after public radio broadcast his iconic holiday story "SantaLand Diaries.” 20 years later he now tours the world, selling out venues full of loyal fans. In Part 1 of his interview, Michael talks to David about how he crafts his stories and how his career as a writer and performer became so successful.

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    • David Sedaris, Part 2

    • By: Michael Ian Black, David Sedaris
    • Length: 32 mins
    • Original Recording
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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    In Part 2 of Michael’s interview with Best-selling Author David Sedaris, they talk about growing up Sedaris and how his relationship with his father motivated him to be the writer he is today.

    In this in-depth interview show, Black takes listeners into the minds of some of today’s most fascinating celebrities and newsmakers to discuss the process of how they became, well, amazing.

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    • Hold On with Eugene Mirman, Season 3

    • By: Eugene Mirman, Kristen Schaal, Neil deGrasse Tyson, and others
    • Length: 12 hrs and 15 mins
    • Original Recording
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    [Contains explicit content] Storytelling aficionado and inquisitive host Eugene Mirman (Bob’s Burgers) sits down with special guests and hits “pause” to mine for funny details they might have left out of their true, entertaining, and personal stories. Hilarious tangents, amusing sidebars, and deep digressions abound in this peek at the stories behind the stories.

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    • Neil deGrasse Tyson

    • By: Michael Ian Black, Neil deGrasse Tyson
    • Length: 58 mins
    • Original Recording
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
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    In this wide ranging conversation, the world famous astrophysicist, Director of the Hayden Planetarium, television host, author and all around badass talks to Michael about how his early years opened his mind to the universe and laid the path to his future success. In this candid interview, the two discusses how he deals with fame, why he thinks NASA is so important, and how he approaches science deniers.

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    • Michael Lewis

    • By: Michael Ian Black, Michael Lewis
    • Length: 56 mins
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    The best-selling author of The Blind Side, The Big Short, Moneyball and his newest, The Undoing Project, is known to be a master storyteller. He proves no different in this interview as he tells great stories about his years growing up in New Orleans and how that helped shape his worldview and his approach to writing.

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    • Jim Gaffigan

    • By: Michael Ian Black, Jim Gaffigan
    • Length: 58 mins
    • Original Recording
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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    [Contains explicit content] In his early years as a comedian, Jim Gaffigan struggled to find his own comedic point of view. It took him years to figure out that his best work meant being comfortable as his clean self and having faith that funny is funny, even without profanity. Along with his writing partner, and wife, Jeanie, Gaffigan has become one of the most popular comedians working today.

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    • Andy Cohen

    • By: Michael Ian Black, Andy Cohen
    • Length: 58 mins
    • Original Recording
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      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1

    Michael sits down with the charming author, host of Watch What Happens: Live and executive producer of The Real Housewives for a lively discussion about how his passion for pop culture lead him to his dream job. Cohen dishes about his early days at CBS news, and gets candid about everything from coming out of the closet to handling life in the spotlight.

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    • Amy Schumer

    • By: Michael Ian Black, Amy Schumer
    • Length: 56 mins
    • Original Recording
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      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1

    [Contains explicit content] Michael sits down with his friend and fellow comedian Amy Schumer to discuss her years as a stand-up, her hit Comedy Central show Inside Amy Schumer, and Trainwreck, her upcoming film with Judd Apatow.

    In this in-depth interview show, Black takes listeners into the minds of some of today’s most fascinating celebrities and newsmakers to discuss the process of how they became, well, amazing.

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    • Bob Odenkirk

    • By: Michael Ian Black, Bob Odenkirk
    • Length: 1 hr and 3 mins
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    Michael sits down with actor, comedian, and author Bob Odenkirk to talk about his professional journey starting as a brash young writer for Saturday Night Live, working as one half of the HBO cult comedy series Mr. Show with Bob and David, and becoming a breakout star in the hit series Breaking Bad, which spawned his own series, Better Call Saul. Along the way, Odenkirk realizes that sometimes being a bull in a china shop isn't always the best approach.

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    • Ep. 16: Cuisine with Michelle Buteau (Sounds Like America)

    • By: Michelle Buteau, Michael Ian Black, Jamie Lee, and others
    • Length: 22 mins
    • Original Recording
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    [Contains explicit content] Join comedian and host Michelle Buteau in a deep food coma as she hosts a comedic journey through the underbelly of American cuisine. You'll hear stories about comedians' favorite snacks, guilty pleasures (McRib) and food fantasies. The comedy in this episode was recorded at live venues all around the country.

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    • Harlan Coben

    • By: Michael Ian Black, Harlan Coben
    • Length: 56 mins
    • Original Recording
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      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1
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    Best-selling author Harlan Coben has over 60 million books in 43 different languages. In this episode he talks to Michael in a remarkably practical way about how he does it — his writing process, how he dreams up his wildly imaginative and fun murder mysteries, his approach to marketing his books and more. A not-to-miss episode for anyone who aspires to write or just wants to know how a big best seller is put together.

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    • Dan Savage

    • By: Michael Ian Black, Dan Savage
    • Length: 1 hr
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    [Contains explicit content] America’s leading sex advice columnist known for his popular Savage Love column and podcast talks to Michael about how growing up a closeted gay in a religious Catholic family prepared him for the job of letting people know they are normal, no matter what their sexual interests may be.

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    • Kevin Smith

    • By: Michael Ian Black, Kevin Smith
    • Length: 51 mins
    • Original Recording
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      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    [Contains explicit content] Michael takes listeners into the world of the fascinating and profane indie movie director Kevin Smith, whose first film, Clerks, helped change the world of movie-making.

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    • Mary Roach

    • By: Michael Ian Black, Mary Roach
    • Length: 1 hr and 6 mins
    • Original Recording
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      5 out of 5 stars 3
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    Michael sits down with the investigative journalist and best-selling author of Grunt, Stiff and Bonk for a humorous and insightful conversation about her unique research and writing process. While Roach does not possess a science degree, she has managed to establish herself as one of the country’s leading science writers tackling subjects that are taboo such as the history of research on copulation and the strange lives of our bodies postmortem.

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    • John Leguizamo

    • By: Michael Ian Black, John Leguizamo
    • Length: 49 mins
    • Original Recording
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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    [Contains explicit content] Actor and playwright John Leguizamo has become famous for being an open book, which is apparent in his critically acclaimed one-man shows that chronicle his life from troublemaker to film star. In his conversation with Michael, he talks seriously about how he became a performer, how money and fame were never important, and how a Latin boy from Queens was able to carve out his own career in what he calls “Hollywon’t.”

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great interview!

    • By Marilia on 06-20-17

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    • Elizabeth Gilbert

    • By: Michael Ian Black, Elizabeth Gilbert
    • Length: 55 mins
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    [Contains explicit content] Michael talks to best-selling author of Eat, Pray, Love Elizabeth Gilbert about her creative process - where ideas come from, how she works, and how her childhood colors her adult life.

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    • Navel Gazing

    • True Tales of Bodies, Mostly Mine (but Also My Mom's, Which I Know Sounds Weird)
    • By: Michael Ian Black
    • Narrated by: Michael Ian Black
    • Length: 5 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 203
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      5 out of 5 stars 184
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 182

    Whether it's family history, religion, aging, or his parents, Michael Ian Black always has something to say in the dry, irreverent voice that has captured a fan base of millions. When a medical diagnosis forces him to realize he's not getting any younger, he reexamines his life as a middle-aged guy - of course, in the deadpan wit and self-deprecating vignettes that have become trademarks of his humor.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Man Turns 40, World Ends

    • By Amber on 01-16-16

    Regular price: $17.00

    • Mike Massimino (Audible Exclusive)

    • By: Michael Ian Black, Mike Massimino
    • Length: 50 mins
    • Original Recording
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    It's easy to say why Mike Massimino is amazing — he's been to space. Twice. But the story is bigger than that. It took Astronaut Mike four tries over several years to get accepted into the NASA space program. When his turn finally came to lift off into outer space, nothing prepared him for how amazing a ride it would be.

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    • Lin-Manuel Miranda

    • By: Michael Ian Black, Lin-Manuel Miranda
    • Length: 58 mins
    • Original Recording
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      5 out of 5 stars 2
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    Michael hears from Lin-Manuel Miranda, the Tony Award-winning lyricist whose musical In the Heights catapulted him to the Broadway scene at a very young age. The two discuss his passion for hip-hop music, building a hit Broadway show, working with Neil Patrick Harris and how he was able to combine his love of musical theater and hip-hop to successfully make a career out of doing what he loves.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • "How To Be Awesome" is RIGHT!

    • By James on 05-07-17

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    • Penn Jillette

    • By: Michael Ian Black, Penn Jillette
    • Length: 44 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    [Contains explicit content] Legendary magician and raconteur Penn Jillette has a keen eye for calling out the bullshit around him, but it took a dangerous health scare for him to realize his own eating habits were going to kill him if he didn't make drastic changes to his diet. In this episode he and Michael discuss how his desire to never take the easy route has helped make him a great magician and showman, and pushed him to lose over 100 pounds without surgery.

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