Obscure with Michael Ian Black
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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Ratings & Reviews
4.8 stars from 943 ratings
Good way to get my laughs
This podcast has me laughing out loud. I think some listeners won't enjoy the way Michael Ian Black compares his "travails" with those of Jude, but I think it adds insult to injury (in a tragic and funny way) because it's too obvious that Jude's problems are 1000 times those of Michael Ian...
White Cincinnati guy via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/03/18
I’m loving this!
I’m loving this!
Queenralph via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/03/18
Love this!
Addictive!! Love this!
DODDI_O via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/01/18
Recent Episodes
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Published 12/07/18
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Published 11/30/18
Ghosts and Zombies and Meth Heads, oh my! This episode is sponsored by Man of the People with Pat Tomasulo (www.wgntv.com/LIVE).
Published 11/23/18
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