The first part of This American Life last week is on the political life of Jerry Springer. The episode is a repeat from 2004, but I had not heard it before. Several people from Jerry Springer's "former" life as a politician describe his enormous success as a politician in Ohio. You probably remember hearing several years ago about his potential bid for office in 2004, and he actually came really close to running... Definitely an interesting episode!
He is in town this week as part of UW's all-campus party. It does not say what he will be speaking about, but it might be worth checking out.