This may not be popular on this thread but here goes: I can listen to Savage in small doses, but not for an extended period of time. He can be giving a very well-reasoned monologue and then suddenly veer off into a story about what he ate last night. To be honest, I don't give a shit about meatballs or Teddy for that matter.
Furthermore, Savage seems to be just phoning it in at this point. If he does any show prep whatsoever, I wouldn't know it by his constant meandering from one topic to another. If a host takes calls in the first segment of their broadcast, you know they're either a fill-in or they haven't prepared any material.
And Michael's views are often very schizophrenic . One moment he can be praising Mitt Romney and the next he's calling him Ramney in the bleating voice of a sheep.
I have a love/hate relationship with Dr. Savage that often finds me turning off his program after only a few minutes into his broadcast. Maybe I'm the exception to the rule, but I find Dr. Savage's move hasn't reinvigorated his creative juices.