This time John’s monologue is a mixed bag of stories including the looming government shutdown and the dilemma of Kevin McCarthy; the status of the SAG AFTRA strike and the United Auto Workers strike; and Trump’s non-stop running of the mouth slamming General Mark Milley, bragging about abortion bans, and telling House Republicans to shutdown the government. Then, he interviews journalist Sabrina Shankman on climate change and the dangers of increasing heat levels on the planet. Next, he welcomes guitarist and songwriter Vernon Reid and lead vocalist Corey Glover of the band Living Colour. They talk about Rolling Stone co-founder Jann Wenner being removed from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame after his disparaging comments about Black and women musicians. Then finally John promotes an upcoming appearance with Stephanie Miller’s Sexy Liberal Comedy Tour in Los Angeles.