It's a book club, but funny!
Comedian Michael Ian Black is tackling a great work of literature: Wuthering Heights.
Join Michael's weekly book club as he reads aloud from a classic and asks people like Jen Kirkman, Mike Birbiglia, Michael Showalter, and even his teenage kids to weigh in with their perspectives.
Season 1: Thomas Hardy's Jude the Obscure. The book is bleak, but Michael does a lot of accent work.
Season 2: Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. It's alive, and it's just a big buddy. Also, more accent work.
Season 3: Wuthering Heights. It's a love story? Who knows
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S3 Episode 55 - It's the guns, stupid
Today's episode explores the difference and distinction between fictionalized violence and the real sort. One of them is highly entertaining, the other not so much.
S3 Episode 54 - At long last, "Wuthering Heights" the song
S3 Episode 53 - Tainted Love
In which your narrator struggles to identify the connective themes that make this classic American novel a classic American novel and, sorry to say, comes up short.
S3 Episode 52 - Happy New Year
S3 Episode 51 - Two Devils at Play
Mrs. Dean is laid up for three weeks, leaving young Cathy Jr. with plenty of nightly leisure time.
S3 Episode 50 - You Can't Alter What You've Done
Linton and Cathy Jr. tussle and make up, the weirdos.
How did Michael Ian Black get so smart?
We all know he’s a legitimate idiot (his words). I found out about this podcast only recently and was intrigued because I love Jude the Obscure. Yes, I had read it before this podcast!
Michael is a delightful reader and his insights and interpretations are very wise. [I cringed and got very nervous every time he predicted a murder/suicide.]
I enjoyed almost every aspect of this podcast: the tangents; the landline phone ringing; the sneezing. If I could, though, I would lower the rating by half a star for the number of ads. 4.5 stars.
So smart and funny
Love this podcast. Could never have gotten through Wuthering Heights without it.
Love Michael Ian Black and it’s just fun listening to him read these books!