How To Be Amazing with Michael Ian Black

100 EpisodesProduced by Michael Ian Black

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. Brought to you by PRX.

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Lynsey Addario

November 14th, 2018

46:20

She’s one of this generation’s pre-eminent photojournalists, who covers wars and conflicts in Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Darfur, among others; during which she’s been kidnapped twice. In this riveting conversation, the …

Kevin Allison

October 31st, 2018

1:00:34

Michael sits down with friend and fellow member of The State for a nostalgic, hilarious, and honest conversation about their time together in the iconic sketch group. For more than a decade after the tv show ended, the …

Maeve Higgins

October 17th, 2018

54:56

The delightful and hilarious Irish-born comedian and writer sits down with Michael to discuss her passion for using her comedic voice to start …

Hank Green

October 3rd, 2018

46:26

In 2007, Hank Green along with his brother John, tried a Youtube experiment - for an entire year they made a video a day together - which they thought was a dumb idea. To their surprise, these videos quickly led to …

Zachary R. Wood

September 19th, 2018

58:55

As president of his college group "Uncomfortable Learning," Zachary R. Wood attempted to bridge the gap between dissenting views by inviting …

Tina M. Tchen

September 5th, 2018

46:52

The former Chief of Staff to First Lady Michelle Obama and leader of the Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund talks about her time at the White House and her childhood growing up in 1960s Ohio as the daughter of Chinese …

Jay and Mark Duplass

August 22nd, 2018

1:00:41

In a very funny, touching, and creatively inspiring interview, the filmmakers discuss their incredibly close brotherly bond, how they never doubted …

Carl Zimmer

August 8th, 2018

59:26

The author of 13 books about evolution, neuroscience, biology, and most recently heredity, as well as the weekly “Matter” science column in the New …

#90 Saru Jayaraman

July 25th, 2018

39:21

The co-founder and president of ROC, Restaurant Opportunities Center United, Saru Jayaraman has devoted her career to improving the lives of restaurant workers. Her activism through legislation, initiatives, and …

#89 Dan Pfeiffer

July 11th, 2018

1:05:46

One of President Obama’s longest-serving staffers, first as Communications Director then as Senior Advisor, and present co-host of the wildly popular …

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