Michael Ian Black Talks with Jen Spyra on the Talkhouse Podcast

Two very funny people talk about one very funny book (and lots more).

Two very funny people have a very funny conversation on this week’s Talkhouse Podcast: Michael Ian Black and Jen Spyra. Black you probably know as part of the sketch-comedy troupe The State, or from his many podcasts—the latest is Obscure—or maybe one of his books, including last year’s more serious A Better Man. Jen Spyra just released her first book, a collection of darkly hilarious short stories called Big Time. The two were fans of each other’s work before their chat, but you can hear them get to know each other better. They talk about their writing processes, self-doubt, Michael’s poker playing and Cameo birthday-ing, and lots more. Enjoy.

This episode was produced by Kevin O’Connell. The Talkhouse theme is composed and performed by the Range.

(Feature images courtesy of the artists. Edited by Keenan Kush.)

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