Obscure with Michael Ian Black-logo

Obscure with Michael Ian Black

Earwolf

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.
More Information

Location:

United States

Networks:

Earwolf

Description:

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.

Language:

English


Episodes

27. Episode 27 - There's Nothing Wrong With Community Theater

12/14/2018
More
Jude heads back to Marygreen with his tail between his legs. And we learn that Michael's just a human too. This episode is sponsored by RXBAR (www.RXBAR.com/OBSCURE code: OBSCURE).

Duration:00:34:51

26. Episode 26 - Jude the Hack

12/7/2018
More
Michael turns to fellow comedian Guy Branum to help break down Jude’s Latin performance at the local tavern. This episode is sponsored by Away (www.awaytravel.com/obscure code: OBSCURE).

Duration:00:49:23

25. Episode 25 - Jude Is No Jack Reacher

11/30/2018
More
Jude realizes he may never get the higher education he has always wanted, and Michael talks to his old friend David Wain about handling disappointment. This episode is sponsored by Man of the People with Pat Tomasulo (www.wgntv.com/LIVE).

Duration:00:41:09

24. Episode 24 - Jude: The Walking Dead

11/23/2018
More
Ghosts and Zombies and Meth Heads, oh my! This episode is sponsored by Man of the People with Pat Tomasulo (www.wgntv.com/LIVE).

Duration:00:37:53

23. Episode 23 - One Thing We Know about Triangles, They Have Pointy Sides

11/16/2018
More
Michael's invites his wife Martha back to comment on the book's Bizarre Love Triangle. This episode is sponsored by Man Of The People with Pat Tomasulo (www.wgntv.com/LIVE)

Duration:00:44:07

22. Episode 22 - Never Meet Your Heroes

11/9/2018
More
The hilarious Nell Scovell returns to weigh in on Jude’s latest disappointing encounter. This episode is sponsored by Man Of The People with Pat Tomasulo (www.wgntv.com/LIVE) and RXBAR (www.RXBAR.com/OBSCURE code: OBSCURE).

Duration:00:53:14

21. Episode 21 - Jude the...Psycho?

11/2/2018
More
We learn more about Jude's special cousin Sue Bridehead, who is also looking for something new in her life.

Duration:00:34:19

20. Episode 20 - Jude the Stalker

10/26/2018
More
Jude’s interest in his cousin Sue Bridehead leads him to follow her to church. Will he finally speak to her?

Duration:00:38:24

19. Episode 19 - Good Jude Hunting

10/19/2018
More
Jude gets settled in Christminster, and decides to seek out his cousin Sue. This episode is sponsored by Heineken.

Duration:00:34:40

18. Episode 18 - Dreaming Tree

10/5/2018
More
Jude meditates on ancient philosophers, and Michael mediates on modern pop music. This episode is sponsored by Heineken.

Duration:00:35:02

17. Episode 17 - You Have Arrived at Your Destination

9/28/2018
More
Jude arrives in Christminster, and Michael and comedian Maeve Higgins tell ghost stories.

Duration:00:48:16

16. Episode 16 - Recapping with Ruthie

9/21/2018
More
Michael sits down with his teen daughter to catch her up on Jude. This episode is sponsored by Heineken.

Duration:00:29:55

15. Episode 15 - Lonely Days

9/14/2018
More
Comedian Jen Kirkman offers Jude advice on getting through a tough divorce. Meanwhile Jude’s heartbreak over the split worsens when he make a discovery in a local shop.

Duration:00:43:15

14. Episode 14 - Laying the Lard on Thick

9/7/2018
More
Michael breaks out the Victorian dictionary for the first time, and Jude turns to the drink. This episode is sponsored by Heineken.

Duration:00:34:56

13. Episode 13 - JB Twisting the Knife

8/31/2018
More
Friend Kevin Allison guest stars in a drama-filled episode where the pig meets its fate, and Arabella stabs Jude in the back as a friend reveals her secret. This episode is sponsored by Leesa (www.leesa.com/OBSCURE).

Duration:00:35:10

12. Episode 12 - Secret and Lies

8/24/2018
More
Uh oh, Arabella reveals the truth, and Jude realizes a horrible mistake has been made. This episode is sponsored by Leesa (www.leesa.com/OBSCURE).

Duration:00:40:54

11. Episode 11 - Putting the Bread in the Oven

8/17/2018
More
Sex advice columnist Dan Savage weighs in on Jude and Arabella’s relationship. Meanwhile, the pair get hot and heavy when Arabella sends her parents off to town for the afternoon. This episode is sponsored by Leesa (www.leesa.com/OBSCURE).

Duration:00:46:02

10. Episode 10 - Love in the Time of Pig Guts

8/10/2018
More
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

9. Episode 9 - Cruising

8/3/2018
More
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

8. Episode 8 - The Knob of His Stick

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

Duration:00:30:26