How To Be Amazing

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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. Black’s trademark wit and natural inquisitiveness offers a behind-the-scenes viewpoint, along with laugh-out-loud humor and valuable advice from guests who are at the top of their game.

How To Be Amazing: Your handy-dandy guidebook for that thing you do, only better. 

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In this in-depth interview show, Michael Ian 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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From protesting turkey at Thanksgiving, to making a career helping animals, the President and CEO of the Humane Society talks to Michael about how ...

  • Added: Jul 10, 2016
  • Length: 49:50
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The lead singer, co-producer and co-writer of the Scottish pop band Chvrches talks to Michael about her journey from being a law school student and...

  • Added: Jun 23, 2016
  • Length: 56:40
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Dan Savage's authentic openness and empathy informed from growing up a closeted gay in a Catholic family that might not fully accept him made him r...

  • Added: Jun 23, 2016
  • Length: 01:01:11
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Bryan Doerries has become responsible for one of the biggest collaborations in history between the U.S. Military and the arts world using greek tra...

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  • Added: May 27, 2016
  • Length: 56:33
  • Purchases: 1
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Krista Tippett has devoted her professional life to asking the big questions on her show, On Being. Questions about faith and science and love and...

  • Added: May 26, 2016
  • Length: 57:15
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The son of Mel Brooks and Anne Bancroft grew up wanting to prove himself, which he did by writing the bestselling books, "The Zombie Survival Guid...

  • Added: May 11, 2016
  • Length: 54:25
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Suzy Favor-Hamilton went from being a three-time Olympian to a high class escort in Vegas. She tells her fascinating story, and how she got contro...

  • Added: Apr 27, 2016
  • Length: 59:28
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It took Jim Gaffigan years to find his own comedic point of view, but today he's one of the most popular comedians working.

  • Added: Apr 12, 2016
  • Length: 01:02:32
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The record-breaking, six-time Tony Award-winning actress Audra McDonald talks to Michael about her failed auditions, letting go of her idea of perf...

  • Added: Mar 29, 2016
  • Length: 55:25
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In this episode Klosterman discusses his rise from small town boy to finding his place as one of America’s best loved cultural critics.

  • Added: Mar 20, 2016
  • Length: 51:27