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New TALKBOX EP Drops; Rolling Stone Editor Matt Taibbi Talks Boxing and Trump

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New TALKBOX EP Drops; Rolling Stone Editor Matt Taibbi Talks Boxing and Trump

TALKBOX scored a massive get, getting Rolling Stone editor and NYTimes best-selling author Matt Taibbi in studio on Oct 4.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/talkbox/id1119690078?mt=2#episodeGuid=ca95f3a1827c573f51ac4713a1d0ecec

Here is how I introed the Massachusetts born New Jersey resident:

The man sitting before us at the Everlast studio in midtown Manhattan, the capital of the world, his material pisses me off.

Not in the way that the boys at Goldman get pissed off that until the Global Warming God decides to pull our planet's plug, their identities will be that of being an arm of a “great vampire squid.” And by great, it is understood we mean odious and unconscionable…

No, his best material, the way he artfully and scientifically crafts a phrase with the mixture of the rapidity and fluidity of a Muhammad Ali jab and the concussive force of a George Foreman right cross, it leaves me irked because I know on my best day of wirdsmithery i will never rise to that plateau.

He has been described as the journalistic heir of Hunter S Thompson, and an apt parallel though it should be noted that my sources indicate to me that the only powder Matt Taibbi ingests these days is Emergen C, because he maintains a grueling and prolific schedule. His last book The Divide: American Justice in the Age of the Wealth Gap rightfully took a slot in the NY TIMES best seller rankings. He is a contributing editor at Rolling Stone Magazine, where he files works such as How Trump Lost His Mojo, and he is a husband and father who lives in New Jersey. He is Matt Taibbi, and he kindly joins us for a sit down shoot the shit on TALKBOX. Matt, thanks so much for making the arduous river crossing to spend some time with us.

Editor/publisher Michael Woods got addicted to boxing in 1990, when Buster Douglas shocked the world with his demolition of the thought to be impregnable Mike Tyson. The Brooklyn-based journalist Woods has covered the sport since then, for ESPN The Magazine, ESPN.com, ESPN New York, RING, and he was editor of TheSweetScience.com from 2007-2015. Woods is also an accomplished blow by blow and color man, having done work for Top Rank, DiBella Entertainment, EPIX, and for Facebook Fightnight Live since 2017. He now does work for PROBOX TV, the first truly global boxing network.