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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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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
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John Leguizamo tells Michael how a Latin boy from Queens was able to carve out his own career in what he calls “Hollywon’t.”

  • Added: Mar 03, 2016
  • Length: 38:16
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The best selling author and speaker makes the big subjects like global warming and unfettered capitalism understandable and simple and even offers ...

  • Added: Feb 17, 2016
  • Length: 01:01:49
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After years of covering wars oversee, it was reading the news on Good Morning America that nearly did in newsman Dan Harris after he suffered a maj...

  • Added: Feb 03, 2016
  • Length: 47:01
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Michael talks to the funny, charming and insightful Baratunde Thurston, the co-founded of Cultivated Wit and the About Race podcast, and the author...

  • Added: Jan 20, 2016
  • Length: 01:02:37
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With the publication of her memoir, “You’re Never Weird On The Internet,” Felicia Day walks Michael through how she made her own success on her ter...

  • Added: Jan 06, 2016
  • Length: 01:04:34
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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 fathe...

  • Added: Dec 29, 2015
  • Length: 34:48
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NPR Humorist and Best-selling Author of “Me Talk Pretty One Day” and “When You Are Engulfed in Flames” talks to Michael about his rise to success

  • Added: Dec 22, 2015
  • Length: 43:00
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In his early 20's Alexis Ohanian and his partner Steve Huffman started the popular social media site Reddit.com making him a millionaire at a time ...

  • Added: Dec 10, 2015
  • Length: 59:50
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At the height of his so-called success being one of the top comedians in the US, Goldthwait chucked it all and decide to focus on writing, directin...

  • Added: Nov 25, 2015
  • Length: 59:19
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The best-selling recording artist of such hits as "Girls Chase Boys" and "The Way I Am" talks about not saying yes to the established recording ind...

  • Added: Nov 12, 2015
  • Length: 01:02:19