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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. First he read the Thomas Hardy classic, Jude the Obscure.He had help from Jen Kirkman, Mike Birbiglia, Michael Showalter, and even his teenage daughter. Now he's back with a new book to read out loud and comment as he goes. Support this show and access bonus content: https://www.patreon.com/michaelianblack
 
What started with a social media post has become a movement, and now a podcast. On I Weigh, Jameela Jamil challenges society’s definition of worth through weight by asking different thought-leaders, performers, activists, influencers, and friends about how they are working through their past shames to find where their value truly lies. With hilarious and vulnerable conversations, I Weigh will amplify and empower diverse voices in an accessible way to celebrate progress, not perfection.
 
After 25 years at the Late Night desk, Conan realized that the only people at his holiday party are the men and women who work for him. Over the years and despite thousands of interviews, Conan has never made a real and lasting friendship with any of his celebrity guests. So, he started a podcast to do just that. Deeper, unboundedly playful, and free from FCC regulations, Conan O’Brien Needs a Friend is a weekly opportunity for Conan to hang out with the people he enjoys most and perhaps fin ...
 
A show about clinical depression...with laughs? Well, yeah. Depression is an incredibly common and isolating disease experienced by millions, yet often stigmatized by society. The Hilarious World of Depression is a series of frank, moving, and, yes, funny conversations with top comedians who have dealt with this disease, hosted by veteran humorist and public radio host John Moe. Join guests such as Maria Bamford, Paul F. Tompkins, Andy Richter, and Jen Kirkman to learn how they’ve dealt with ...
 
Every author has a story beyond the one that they put down on paper. The Barnes & Noble Podcast goes between the lines with today's most interesting writers, exploring what inspires them, what confounds them, and what they were thinking when they wrote the books we’re talking about. Subscribe to discover intriguing new conversations every week.
 
Speed dating! Song writing! Day trading! Mind reading! All mini-adventures you’ll take with Topher Grace and a different celebrity guest each week. Topher and executive producer Sim Sarna tackle everything from taking a lie detector test to having a seance to learning how to beatbox…and each time their guest has absolutely no idea what’s in store for them!
 
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The last time Mike and Aisling Bea spoke, Aisling was frantically making pizza from scratch for one of Mike's Worldwide Comedy Pizza Party virtual shows. Now that the dough has settled, they dig in for a conversation about introverts vs. extroverts, why it's tough to follow an Irish comedian in Ireland, and Mike's wife's misunderstanding about the …
 
Comedian, storyteller, and writer/director Mike Birbiglia joins Jameela this week to discuss what got him into comedy, being a "good person to bully" in high school, approaching "the hill" (middle age), why he changed his mind about having children, and his sleep disorder which inspired his film Sleepwalk With Me. Check out Mike's podcast, Working …
 
This week, we are bringing you an wonderful episode from our Stitcher Premium exclusive series - Ask Jameela Anything. Jameela is joined by singer-songwriter Meghan Tonjes to answer listener questions about Anxiety around being weighed, dealing with body image with sex and intimacy, dealing with chronic illness and pain, how to deconstruct sex from…
 
Actor, comedian, and writer Seth Rogen feels fantastic about being Conan O’Brien’s friend. Seth sits down with Conan to talk about getting started in comedy writing jokes for a mohel, close encounter with Nic Cage and George Lucas, and incredible pornographic discoveries. Later, Conan enlists his team in an attempt to showcase his vocal sound effec…
 
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This week, Hillary dedicates the episode to answering listener questions. She’s joined by one-of-a-kind (and hilarious) co-host, The Late Late Show’s James Corden. Together, they tackle wide-ranging topics like overcoming self doubt, solving pressing national security issues, bringing back Broadway, and building up to a two-minute plank. James Cord…
 
Comedian Eric Andre is Conan O’Brien’s friend, and he feels titillated by that. Eric sits down with Conan to talk about showcasing unity and an uplifting spirit with his new film Bad Trip, how street pranks can bring out the best of humanity, and the ways in which performing comedy can mess with one’s head. Later, Conan gives us live updates on his…
 
This week Mike is joined by British comic Nish Kumar and they discuss Brexit, the craft behind building a one person show, and the time Nish was told by a heckler to “go home” when he was pretty close to his home. Nish divulges his lifelong goal to not be Batman or even Robin, but rather the other guy. The sidekick of the sidekick. Find out why Nis…
 
For many of us, the past year has prompted a paradigm shift in how we think about our community, our economy, and even our democracy. This week, we hear from three people who have led the way in forging new ways of thinking about the world around us. Hillary talks to Pulitzer Prize-winning author Isabel Wilkerson about how a rigid hierarchy of cast…
 
JB Smoove feels optimistic about being Conan O’Brien’s friend, and Miles Grose feels awkward about being Conan O’Brien’s friend. JB and Miles join Conan to talk about their new podcast May I Elaborate? Daily Wisdom from JB Smoove, using “profounity,” and aphorisms to help Conan appreciate his unique packaging. Plus, Conan and his crew check out fan…
 
Bowen Yang joins Mike this week for an episode that is as hilarious as it is honest. Listen as Bowen and Mike discuss everything from gay conversion therapy and googling yourself to high school theatre fails and psychedelic shrooms. Bowen and Mike work out standup bits and potential sketches you may be seeing on SNL soon. Plus, Mike announces his “…
 
To celebrate Earth Day - activist, actor, and icon Jane Fonda joins Jameela this week to discuss why climate justice is so important, her work at Fire Drill Fridays, Jane's experience with her mental health, that to "know where you're going you need to know where you've been," Jane learning to step outside of her comfort zone, dealing with an eatin…
 
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No one does great things alone. We need friends, spouses, siblings, colleagues, and others we can turn to for support. So on today’s episode, we’re celebrating partnerships. Hillary speaks with Call Your Girlfriend podcast co-hosts Aminatou Sow and Ann Friedman, best friends whose bestselling book, Big Friendship: How We Keep Each Other Close, offe…
 
Writer, comedian, and actress Abbi Jacobson feels scrumptious about being Conan O'Brien's friend. Abbi sits down with Conan to talk about hitting the mainstream with the webseries-turned-sitcom Broad City, exchanging letters with Tom Hanks, and highlights from her experiences working on her latest movie The Mitchells vs. the Machines and the upcomi…
 
Mike welcomes his comedy idol and former boss Conan O’Brien whose hit podcast “Conan O’Brien Needs a Friend” prompted Mike to demand that they actually be friends and that Conan come on Mike’s podcast. What results is a magical discussion of Conan’s early political aspirations, why the class clown never becomes a professional clown, and the contagi…
 
Comedian, podcaster, and tv host Chris Gethard joins Jameela this week to discuss mental health stigma, cover the ways his mental health was shaped by a childhood in a rough environment, share hilarious bully retribution stories, and explore how his relationship with his son has made him understand his father better. Check out Chris' podcast, Beaut…
 
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Hillary loves a problem solver: someone who can not only point to what’s not working, but who will roll up their sleeves and fix it. In this episode, she talks to two leaders with a track record of doing exactly that. We hear from Compton, California mayor Aja Brown who cut unemployment and the homicide rate by half in her first term, and is now pi…
 
Writer and actor Bob Odenkirk feels confused about being Conan O’Brien’s friend. Bob sits down with Conan to talk about making a (literal) mess together during their days at SNL, Bob’s favorite absurd characters to play over the years, and a storied career spanning sketch writing to portraying the iconic Saul Goodman to starring as an action hero i…
 
In anticipation of this week’s “Worldwide Comedy Pizza Party” Mike welcomes one of the most uniquely funny people alive and the two comics go deep on deep dish. Jo explains her controversial take on eating pizza crust first and builds on Mike’s already over the top “onomatopizza” pun. Along the way Jo tells the story of the time she put on a comedy…
 
Publicist and former UK tabloid journalist Dean Piper joins Jameela to discuss the ins-and-outs of tabloid journalism, and the way it impacts the way we view women. They discuss how social media has impacted celebrity journalism and empowered celebrities, the lengths paparazzi go to to "get the shot," the way tabloid journalism creates "build them …
 
How can children thrive during a pandemic? What has this time taught us about the role of education in kids’ lives? And are you a horrible parent, teacher, or caregiver if, at some point in the last year, you were ready to throw in the towel? This week, Hillary talks to Jamel Holmes, a sixth grade special education teacher in the Bronx who has seen…
 
Writer/director/producer Adam McKay feels old-fashioned-twelve-year-old-about-to-have-a-sleepover excited about being Conan O’Brien’s friend. Adam sits down with Conan to talk about birthdays in Worcester, MA, famous pranks from the early days of UCB, the challenge of adapting The Big Short to film, and exploring the untold narratives around basket…
 
These two comedy nerds discuss the elements of math, science, art, and music that go into constructing the perfect joke as they trade collected wisdom about writing from Steve Martin, Mary Karr, Robert Lowell, Philip Roth, and Anne Lamott. They also dig into the rule of 3s, growing up in Massachusetts, the difference between “book smahrt” and “stre…
 
Musician, actor, and Grammy-award winning singer-songwriter Kelly Rowland joins Jameela this week to discuss the recent birth of her baby boy, raising young black men in today's America, her husband's scary experience with the police, the affirmations she teaches to her children, dealing with the media as a pop-star, being a dark-skinned black woma…
 
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