The Daily Zeitgeist

The Daily Zeitgeist

There’s more news and less comprehension today than any historical period that didn’t involve literal witch trials, and trying to stay on top of it all can feel like playing a game of telephone with 30 people, except everyone’s speaking at the same time and like a third of them are openly racist for some reason. From Cracked co-founder Jack O’Brien, THE DAILY ZEITGEIST is stepping into that fray with some of the funniest and smartest comedic and journalistic minds around. Jack and co-host Miles Gray spend up to an hour every weekday sorting through the events and stories driving the headlines, to help you find the signal in the noise, with a few laughs thrown in for free.

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April 19, 2021 23 min

On this edition of Trendan Frasier Jack and Miles are joined by super producer Anna Hossnieh to discuss "the Bachelor" news, McDonalds' "BTS" meal, the breakaway European Super League, Morrisey being butthurt with the Simpsons, and skydiving being dangerous?

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In episode 890, Jack and Miles are joined by comedian Caitlin Gill to discuss the police defending the shooting of Adam Toledo, thinking of guns like lead poisoning, how Netflix created binge watching, using junk food to promote vaccinations, and more!

FOOTNOTES:

  • Caitlin Gill's Guarantee Shirts!
  • Chicago Police Union head calls Adam Toledo shooting 'justified,' says 'officer's actions actually heroic'
  • Chicago Pol...
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    The weekly round up of the best moments from DZ's Season 180 (4/12/21-4/16/21.)

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    On this edition of ...And Treeeends Jack and Miles discuss National Horny Day, Marjorie Taylor Greene's "Anglo-Saxon" caucus, Helen McCrory passing away, the FedEx mass shooting, police donations to Kyle Rittenhouse, how many T-Rex there might have been, and Grimes' new tattoo.

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    In episode 859, Jack and Miles are joined by Bald Talk's Brian Huskey to discuss the Chauvin defense, the house pushing through legislation for reparations, the Republicans reaction to the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, and more!

    FOOTNOTES:

  • Derek Chauvin’s Legal Defense Is Flimsy Courtroom Whataboutism
  • In Historic Move, House Panel Advances Reparations Legislation to Study Impact of Slavery and Racism
  • U.S. recommends 'pause'...
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    On this edition of Trendia Arie Jack and Miles discuss Disneyland reopening, the Supreme Court expansion bill, NBA news, the Adam Toledo video, and A-Rod/J-Lo have broken up.

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    In episode 858, Jack and Miles are joined by Sparkleside Chats with Magical Girl Ayu's Ayumi Shinozaki to discuss forging vaccine passports, anti-trans bills in Texas and more, Colton Underwood, the new Fast 9 trailer, the scam that is White Claw, and more!

    FOOTNOTES:

  • Ayumi's Print Shop
  • I Forged New York’s Digital Vaccine Passport in 11 Minutes Flat
  • Introducing bills like this serves a purpose even when they’re expected not to ...
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    On this edition of Geist & Dolls Jack and Miles discuss Bernie Madoff passing away, Nomadland's Amazon controversy, Kim Potter's manslaughter charges, Anthony Edwards not knowing who A-Rod is, Texas' rolling blackouts, and Eric Adams' absurd video.

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    In episode 857, Jack and Miles are joined by comedian and Couples Therapy co-host Andy Beckerman to discuss the GOP flip-flopping on corporations, the history of the taser in the context of racial oppression, Biden's unnecessary thoughts on looting, Usher bucks, and more!

    FOOTNOTES:

  • Conservatives: When We Said Corporations Are People, We Didn’t Mean They Could Disagree With Us
  • Black people 'three times more likely' to be T...
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    On this edition of Zeity Tighty, Trendy Loosey Jack and Miles discuss the Johnson & Johnson vaccine being paused, Jaleel White starting his own weed brand "Purple Urkle", NBA news, and the Arclight / Pacific Theater chains are closing.

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    In episode 856, Jack and Miles are joined by American Hysteria's Chelsey Weber-Smith to discuss the killing of Daunte Wright by Minneapolis police, Maryland's sweeping police reform, the police bill of rights, Michigan's covid numbers, France banning short flights, and more!

    FOOTNOES:

  • Police Chief Claims Cop Who Killed Minnesota Black Man Accidentally Fired Gun Instead of Taser
  • Maryland Passes Sweeping Police Reform Legisl...
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    On this edition of Ay, Don't I Got Zeits? Jack and Miles discuss Stallone joining Mar-a-Lago, and not joining Creed III cast, Ted Nugent's Facebook Live video, the latest Minnesota Police shooting, Macaulay Culkin/Brenda Song's first child, NBA news, Hideki Matsuyama winning the Masters, and Kid Cudi's SNL performance.

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    In episode 855, Jack and Miles are joined by comedian Fizaa Dosani to discuss how to convince Republicans to get vaccinated, more Matt Gaetz updates, the capital police investigation, Amazon workers voting on unions, and more!

    FOOTNOTES:

  • America may be close to hitting a vaccine wall
  • Gaetz Paid Accused Sex Trafficker, Who Then Venmo’d Teen
  • Nameless Mass Of Women From Gaetz’s Office Vouch For His Professionalism
  • Second staffer for Matt G...
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    The weekly round up of the best moments from DZ's Season 179 (4/5/21-4/9/21.)

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    On this edition of The Twizeit Saga starring Kristrend Stewart Jack and Miles discuss DMX and Prince Philip passing away, the Carribean volcanic eruption, and the Tiger Woods car accident.

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    April 9, 2021 77 min

    In episode 854, Jack and Miles are joined by comedian Pallavi Gunalan to discuss ending qualified immunity, a round up of GOP denials, Trump's fundraising scams, what celebrities Americans want as their president, the fifth force, the number of billionaires spiking along with extreme income inequality, toxic positivity, and more!

    FOOTNOTES:

  • Ending Qualified Immunity Once and For All is the Next Step in Holding Police Accountable
  • F...
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    On this edition of Zeity Zeity Boss Trends Jack and Miles discuss the Derek Chauvin trial, the South Carolina mass shooting, Outkast > Beatles, and Sony signing with Netflix.

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    In episode 853, Jack and Miles are joined by comedian Steven Wilber to discuss hygiene theater, Canada's vaccine roll out, Matt Gaetz asking Trump for a pardon, the ketchup shortage, tips for getting vaccinated, how movies are doing in theaters versus on streaming, and more!

    FOOTNOTES:

  • End the hygiene theater, CDC says
  • Canada surpasses 1 million confirmed COVID-19 cases since start of pandemic
  • Canada’s Vaccine Mess
  • Canada has reserv...
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    On this edition of Trenderbolts of Zeitning, Very, Very Frightening Me Jack and Miles discuss Scott Rudin being a 'monster', Shaq doing a good deed, Jordan Peterson being butthurt, Amy Poehler’s false fluids, and DoorDash workers gaming the algorithm.

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    In episode 852, Jack and Miles are joined by writer and We Live In A (Film) Society co-host Sharilyn Vera to discuss peeing in bottles at Amazon, Matt Gaetz fighting for revenge porn, a sociologist just now learning about white supremacy, Texas and their packed baseball stadiums, the death of Yahoo Answers, Greg Gutfeld's new late-night show, and more!

    FOOTNOTES:

  • Our recent response to Representative Pocan
  • Amazon apologizes for ly...
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