I just started reading Matt Taibbi‘s new book, Insane Clown President, and now I’m even more excited about my vacation as I’ll have time to read the rest of it uninterrupted. He was my special guest on the show today, and our time together flew by. But he did promise to come back after I’ve read the whole thing… so we have that to look forward to!

Taibbi is one of my favorite journalists. He’s the reason I still read Rolling Stone — and during today’s interview, I realized just how important his job is. He mentioned that this election was the fourth one he’s covered…. He has the same job Hunter S. Thompson had — covering presidential elections for that magazine. From that work came Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas and Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail!

And from Matt Taibbi’s work on the 2016 campaign trail, we have Insane Clown President. He’s in great company!

“Boca” Brit Somers was in the studio again today… she will be next week too, as she’ll fill in for me while I’m on vacation 2/14-17, and there’s a lot to learn in my mess that I call a studio! And it’s fun when she hangs with us too!