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Obscure with Michael Ian Black

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Comedian Michael Ian Black is tackling a great work of literature. Actually, Tackling might be too strong a word. More like “light caressing” plus a lot of complaining. He's reading the Thomas Hardy classic, Jude the Obscure, out loud and commenting as he goes. Join Michael, some of his famous (and non-famous) friends and experts as he discovers Jude’s world and a few things about his own. Is it a terrible idea? Probably. But it’s a terrible idea he wants to do with you.

Comedian Michael Ian Black is tackling a great work of literature. Actually, Tackling might be too strong a word. More like “light caressing” plus a lot of complaining. He's reading the Thomas Hardy classic, Jude the Obscure, out loud and commenting as he goes. Join Michael, some of his famous (and non-famous) friends and experts as he discovers Jude’s world and a few things about his own. Is it a terrible idea? Probably. But it’s a terrible idea he wants to do with you.
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United States

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Earwolf

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Comedian Michael Ian Black is tackling a great work of literature. Actually, Tackling might be too strong a word. More like “light caressing” plus a lot of complaining. He's reading the Thomas Hardy classic, Jude the Obscure, out loud and commenting as he goes. Join Michael, some of his famous (and non-famous) friends and experts as he discovers Jude’s world and a few things about his own. Is it a terrible idea? Probably. But it’s a terrible idea he wants to do with you.

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English


Episodes

Episode 10 - Love in the Time of Pig Guts

8/10/2018
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As Jude and Arabella get closer to doing the deed, Michael and his wife, Martha, discuss how they met and fell in love (spoiler alert: there were no pigs involved). This episode is sponsored by Leesa (www.leesa.com/OBSCURE).

Duration:00:45:08

Episode 9 - Cruising

8/3/2018
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While on a Caribbean cruise, Michael notices how whether on a big boat in the ocean, or a small town in Victorian England, little has changed for those looking for love.

Duration:00:34:27

Episode 8 - The Knob of His Stick

7/27/2018
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Ahhh, Arabella! Jude has it bad. Will he throw away his dream for the first girl to catch his eye?

Duration:00:30:26

Episode 7 - Hoity-toity!

7/20/2018
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It’s the Victorian rom-com episode! Starring Jude, with special guest star David Cross. This episode is sponsored by Leesa (www.leesa.com/OBSCURE).

Duration:00:37:54

Episode 6 - Jude, Buck Up!

7/13/2018
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Jude struggles with achieving his goals, which leads Michael to discuss his own life challenges with bestie Michael Showalter. This episode is sponsored by Leesa (www.leesa.com/obscure)

Duration:00:48:16

Episode 5 - A Little Manliness

7/6/2018
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Michael compares the world of Jude the Obscure to River City, Iowa, and he asks writer Nell Scovell if there’s a pill he can take for his Female Problem.

Duration:00:26:03

Episode 4 - Prayer and the Wicked Jew

6/29/2018
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Friend Krista Tippett joins the conversation about what is hope and why it’s so important, not just to poor Jude, but all of us.

Duration:00:41:06

Episode 3 - Jack-Jack

6/22/2018
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Michael realizes that Jude has much in common with his ugly rescue dog, Jack-Jack. This episode is sponsored by Leesa (www.leesa.com/OBSCURE).

Duration:00:31:28

Episode 2 - A Clapper to the Ass

6/15/2018
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It’s hard being stuck in a small town with dreams of bigger things. Sometimes it takes a clapper to the ass to get you on your way. This episode is sponsored by Audible (www.audible.com/OBSCURE or text OBSCURE to 500-500).

Duration:00:29:15

To Begin

6/8/2018
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Michael explains why this is probably a terrible idea, as he begins reading "Jude The Obscure."

Duration:00:27:26

Introducing Obscure

5/22/2018
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Subscribe now - Episode 1 of Obscure premieres June 8th.

Duration:00:02:50