For today's show, we're reaching into archives again to bring you an interview with Samantha Irby. When we talked to Sam, it was way back in 2012, and she had only recently started working on her book. That book became Meaty, which came out last fall from Curbside Splendor, and it has been hugely successful. You should go buy it and then laugh out loud while reading it in public.
Samantha Irby is a writer and performer who mostly makes jokes about hot dudes, diarrhea, kittens, and magical tacos on the internet at bitchesgottaeat.com. In addition to co-hosting The Sunday Night Sex Show and Guts & Glory, she has performed at Essay Fiesta, Write Club, This Much is True, Grown Folks Stories, The Paper Machete, and Story Club, among others. She opened for Baratunde Thurston during his “How to Be Black” tour. She has been profiled in the Chicago Sun-Times as well as in Time Out Chicago, and her work has appeared on The Rumpus and Jezebel. Samantha writes a comedy advice blog with Ian Belknap