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    • David Sedaris, Part 1

    • By: Michael Ian Black, David Sedaris
    • Length: 40 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8

    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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    • 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
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    [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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    • David Sedaris, Part 2

    • By: Michael Ian Black, David Sedaris
    • Length: 32 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 5

    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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    • Neil deGrasse Tyson

    • By: Michael Ian Black, Neil deGrasse Tyson
    • Length: 58 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • five stars because I couldn't give six

    • By Kenneth B. Sizer II on 10-05-18

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    • Michael Lewis

    • By: Michael Ian Black, Michael Lewis
    • Length: 56 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    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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    • John Leguizamo

    • By: Michael Ian Black, John Leguizamo
    • Length: 49 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    [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
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    [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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    • Lin-Manuel Miranda

    • By: Michael Ian Black, Lin-Manuel Miranda
    • Length: 58 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3

    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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    • Megan Mullally

    • By: Michael Ian Black, Megan Mullally
    • Length: 53 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    [Contains explicit content] After barely paying her rent for years trying to make it as an actress, Megan Mullally hit the big time playing the wealthy, alcoholic socialite Karen Walker on the Emmy Award-winning TV sitcom Will & Grace. Her funny, warm and thoughtful take on fame is nothing less than inspirational.

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    • Mary Roach

    • By: Michael Ian Black, Mary Roach
    • Length: 1 hr and 6 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    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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    • Daniel Kahneman

    • By: Michael Ian Black, Daniel Kahneman
    • Length: 55 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3

    When Michael spoke to Five Thirty Eight's founder Nate Silver, he highly recommended Daniel Kahneman's groundbreaking book Thinking Fast and Slow. Now, Michael talks to Kahneman, the Nobel Prize-winning author and founder of behavioral economics, in a rare interview, in which he not only discusses his best-selling book, but also shares personal stories about growing up Jewish in Nazi-occupied Paris.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Great Interview!

    • By Jonathan Wetenkamp on 11-12-18

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    • Ira Glass

    • By: Michael Ian Black, Ira Glass
    • Length: 1 hr and 9 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    From NPR intern to the creator, host, and Executive Producer of This American Life, one of the most popular shows on public radio, Ira Glass talks about what goes into making his weekly program, his approach to being "the boss" and he shares memories about his work before This American Life. His legendary instincts about what makes great audio come into full play as he offers this show advice on how to edit his interview.

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    • Kevin Smith

    • By: Michael Ian Black, Kevin Smith
    • Length: 51 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    [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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    • Dan Harris

    • By: Michael Ian Black, Dan Harris
    • Length: 44 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 1

    [Contains explicit content] After years of covering wars overseas, it was reading the news on "Good Morning America" that nearly did in newsman Dan Harris after he suffered a major panic attack live on air. His nationally televised wake-up call forced him to stop self-medicating with recreational drugs and start a search for serenity.

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    • Amy Schumer

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

    • By: Michael Ian Black, Jim Gaffigan
    • Length: 58 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    [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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    • A Child's First Book of Trump

    • By: Michael Ian Black
    • Narrated by: Michael Ian Black
    • Length: 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 70
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 66

    What do you do when you spot a wild Trump in the election season? New York Times best-selling author and comedian Michael Ian Black has some sage advice for children (and all the rest of us who are scratching our heads in disbelief) in this perfectly timely parody book intended for adults that would be hysterical if it wasn't so true.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • So funny!!

    • By Carrie Arnold on 07-28-16

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    • Ingrid Michaelson

    • By: Michael Ian Black, Ingrid Michaelson
    • Length: 1 hr
    • Original Recording
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      0 out of 5 stars 0

    [Contains explicit content] Ingrid Michaelson is the best-selling recording artist of such hits as "Girls Chase Boys" and "The Way I Am." While her voice certainly qualifies her as amazing, it's the path she chose to follow as a recording artist that is so interesting. Michaelson bypassed the established labels so that she could release her music on her own and found success as a recording artist on her own terms.

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    • Bobcat Goldthwait

    • By: Michael Ian Black, Bobcat Goldthwait
    • Length: 56 mins
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    In the late 80's and 90's Bobcat Goldthwait was one of the biggest comedians in the US. His trademark voice and sharp black comedy led him to financial success in Hollywood films and videos, but he was miserable. At the height of his so-called success, Goldthwait chucked it all and decide to focus on writing, directing, and most of all, being happy.

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    • Josh Groban

    • By: Michael Ian Black, Josh Groban
    • Length: 1 hr
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    At the age of 17, he walked onto a stage to sing with Celine Dion and a star was born. In the almost 20 years since that moment, Josh Groban has gone on to sell over 25 million records and tour giant arenas all over the world. But while that's amazing enough, in this interview, Michael learns how Groban has taken control of his career and is trying new things (including a run on Broadway), and how despite all his massive success at such a young age, he is a remarkably warm, funny and unpretentious person.

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