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Michael Ian Black’s New Interview Show, “How to Be Amazing,” Now Available Exclusively at

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Audible, Inc., the world’s largest seller and producer of downloadable audiobooks and other spoken-word content, today announced the release of a new, in-depth interview show created and hosted by comedian Michael Ian Black that enlightens listeners on How To Be Amazing. In the show, Black gets today’s most fascinating celebrities and newsmakers to reveal exactly how they became successful in their respective fields.

The first four episodes are available as a free download at The collection includes:

  • Episode 1: Best-selling author of Eat, Pray, Love Elizabeth Gilbert discusses her creative process-where ideas come from, how she works, and how her childhood experiences continue to influence her adult life.
  • Episode 2: Tony Award-winning lyricist Lin-Manuel Miranda (In the Heights) discusses his meteoric rise on the Broadway scene at a very young age.
  • Episode 3: Tavi Gevinson, who at the age of 18 oversees a staff of 50 people at Rookie magazine, shares how she successfully navigates a life that would challenge many people twice her age.
  • Episode 4: Actor, comedian, and author Bob Odenkirk talks about his professional journey, from brash young writer for Saturday Night Live, to working as one half of the HBO cult comedy series Mr. Show with Bob and David, to becoming a break-out star in the hit series Breaking Bad, which spawned his own series, Better Call Saul.

Subsequent episodes of How To Be Amazing, including interviews with Kevin Smith, Amy Schumer, Carl Tanner, Miranda July, Brian Greene and more, will be available at on a semi-weekly basis through the remainder of the calendar year.

“There’s a real advantage to doing this show in audio,” said Michael Ian Black. “Audio is such an intimate format, both in terms of the interview itself and how it’s conducted. It’s so personal and so physically close. There are no lights or technicians hovering around, there’s no mark that you have to hit. It’s very straightforward. And then on the flipside, from the listener’s point of view, it’s also very intimate. You’re inside the conversation in almost a literal way. Also, I can wear whatever I want and I don’t have to shave; nobody knows.”

“We are delighted to share Michael Ian Black’s interview show with our listeners,” said Audible Publisher and EVP Beth Anderson. “Who wouldn’t want to eavesdrop on these informative and amusing conversations with truly interesting people?”

Audible invented and commercialized the first digital audio player in 1997, and has since been at the forefront of the explosively growing audiobook download segment. In 2014, listeners around the world downloaded 1.2 billion hours of audio from outlets; Audible members downloaded an average of more than 17 books over the course of the year. More than half of current Audible members are first-time audiobook buyers.


Audible, Inc., an, Inc. subsidiary (NASDAQ:AMZN) , is the leading provider of premium digital spoken audio information and entertainment on the Internet, offering customers a new way to enhance and enrich their lives every day. Audible’s mission is to establish literate listening as a core tool for anyone seeking to be more productive, better informed, or more thoughtfully entertained. Audible content includes more than 180,000 audio programs from leading audiobook publishers, broadcasters, entertainers, magazine and newspaper publishers, and business information providers. Audible is also the preeminent provider of spoken-word audio products for Apple’s iTunes(R) Store.

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