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Michael Ian Black on being a better man

Michael Ian Black on being a better man

Update: 2022-06-064
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Sean Illing talks with comedian and author Michael Ian Black about his book A Better Man, in which Black writes a letter to his son about masculinity, vulnerability, and the importance of empathy, among other things. They open the conversation discussing the tragic mass murder that took place at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas. Black was inspired to write this book in the wake of the 2018 school shooting in Parkland, Florida, and America's mass shootings are a subject throughout his book. Sean and Michael talk about how to confront these events as fathers of boys, the myth of what it means to be a "real man," and the elusive importance of deep, male friendship.

Host: Sean Illing (@seanilling), Interviews Writer, Vox

Guest: Michael Ian Black (@michaelianblack), comedian; author

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Michael Ian Black on being a better man

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