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Howard Stern talks about life, death, Donald Trump — and why he can't stand his old narcissism

Howard Stern speaks, which comes as no surprise to the millions of people who listen to him, and last weekend he was speaking to me, saying, "Twenty years ago I had so much more energy and my narcissism was so strong that I really enjoyed talking about myself. But now I realize that I don't like talking about myself so much and that there is great value in listening to other people."

The most successful and influential radio personality of his generation and arguably in the history of the medium, Stern has been talking into microphones for most of his life, which in now in its 65th year. He shows no signs of shutting up.

So, there he was on the telephone from the large Long Island, New York home he shares with his wife Beth and a large number of cats (more on this later), saying, "I now have a chance and the freedom to explore my own curiosity and allow my guests

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