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.... Show More

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August 4, 2020 74 min

In episode 686, Jack and Miles are joined by comedian Marcella Arguello to discuss the anti-mask movement, celebrities fleeing the United States, Ellen DeGeneres feeling betrayed by the crew she tortured for speaking out, and more!

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  • Mom Influencers on Instagram Are Spreading Anti-Mask Propaganda
  • 5 Questions: Stanford scientists on COVID-19 mask guidelines
  • Still Confused About Masks? Here’s the Science Behind How Face Masks Pr...
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    On this edition of Speed of Zeit Jack and Miles discuss the Back the Blue "mural" showing up in Tampa, the HBO series is coming to a close, The Rock bought the XLF for $15 Million, Bryan Callen has been accused of sexual assault by multiple women, and Jack and Miles discuss basketball.

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    In episode 685, Jack and Miles are joined by comedian and Fight Island podcast co-host Sam Wiles to discuss the USPS needing monetary help, different companies hoping on the Karen train, how the baseball season is going, Spenser Confidential, Last Chance U, and more!

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  • USPS Gift Shop
  • USPS Plans to Slash Hours at Many Post Offices, Hoping to Save A Buck
  • Treasury agrees to lend Postal Service $10 billion in trade for rivals’ shi...
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    The weekly round up of the best moments from DZ's Season 144 (7/27/20-7/31/20.)

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    On this edition of Felt Cute, Zeit Delete Later Jack and Miles discuss Ellen Degeneres might be quitting her show, the NHL is back, the NBA is back, and more files from the Epstein case are being unsealed.

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    In episode 684, Jack and Miles are joined by comedian Greg Edwards to discuss Rep. Gohmert claiming he will take hydroxychloroquine to treat his Covid, Herman Cain passing from coronavirus, Trump floating the idea of delaying the 2020 election, how public opinion has changed on Black Lives Matter, Rush Limbaugh not being able to believe that people support Black Lives Matter, what we're re-watching, and more!

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  • Gohmert S...
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    On this edition of Chairtrend of the OverZeit Committee Jack and Miles discuss the 4.2 Earthquake in LA this morning, the NBA season starts back up today, John Lewis' funeral is happening today, and Inglewood is being gutted in certain areas to build a new stadium.

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    July 30, 2020 71 min

    In episode 683, Jack and Miles are joined by comedian Sara June to discuss Representative Louie Gohmert testing positive for Covid after refusing to wear a mask, tech companies wanting Trump to win, Trump giving up on Michigan, services to call instead of the police, a PPP scammer, and more!

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  • Rep. Gohmert Tests Positive For COVID After Perennially Refusing To Wear Mask
  • GOP Rep. Louie Gohmert Suggests Mask Wearing Gave Him Co...
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    On this edition of Music of the Zeit Jack and Miles discuss Sundar Pichai testifying in front of Congress, Succession is trending for their Emmy noms, today is National Chicken Wing Day, Trump said people in the 'Burbs "wont have to worry" about affordable housing near them, and Starbucks is not doing so hot!

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    In episode 682, Miles and guest host Scam Goddess Laci Mosley are joined by comedian Noah Gardenswartz to discuss William Barr defending the presence of federal law enforcement agents at the Portland protests, Trump's fake Yankee stadium pitch, Trump's campaign and Republican in-fighting, the investigation into Ellen DeGeneres Show's workplace, the one percenters Coachella in the Hamptons, and more!

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  • Barr Expect...
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    On this edition of Trendi Handbags Miles and Laci discuss the next Verzuz battle between 2 Chainz and Rick Ross, Machine Gun Kelly and Megan Fox are officially dating, many awesome people and shows were nominated for Emmy awards, and someone has passed due to Shark attack off the coast of Maine.

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    In episode 681, Miles and guest host Scam Goddess Laci Mosley are joined by comedian and super model Arisce Wanzer to discuss the Covid-19 vaccines, Black activists calling the Portland federal crackdown a distraction, Senator Tom Cotton targeting curriculum on slavery, Post Malone's world beer pong league, what movies are being delayed, and more!

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  • Anatomy Of A COVID-19 Conspiracy Theory
  • Moderna unveiled encouraging coro...
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    On this edition of Zeits Camera Action Miles and Laci discuss Marlins players testing positive for COVID, Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson are now Honorary Greek citizens, Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner had a baby, and today is National New Jersey Day apparently.

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    In episode 680, Jack and Miles are joined by comedian and Who's Your God? podcast co-host Amy Miller to discuss Dr. Fauci's family needing security, new CDC guidelines for opening up schools, what could happen if Trump refuses to step down, Palm Springs, Indian Matchmaking, and more!

    FOOTNOTES:

  • Did Dr. Fauci Create Covid-19?
  • Fauci Says He And His Family Have Been Assigned Security Detail Due To ‘Serious Threats’
  • Fauci: 'I ...
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    The weekly round up of the best moments from DZ's Season 143 (7/20/20-7/24/20.)

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    On this edition of Trend Asunder Jack and Miles discuss the rumor that Paw Patrol is getting cancelled, Halloween Horror Nights is actually cancelled and people are upset, Dave Portnoy of Barstool Sports interviewed Donald Trump and has caused in-fighting at Barstool, and the NY Times is releasing more stories about UFOs.

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    In episode 679, Jack and Miles are joined by writer and Full Court Chat podcast host Dave Schilling to discuss Stephen Miller's grandmother passing from Covid-19, Joe Biden surging in the polls while Florida's governor Ron DeSantis is plunging for his Cover handling, a public health employee from Florida being fired after predicting their coronaries catastrophe, Kayleigh McEnany's explanation of Trump's well wishes ...

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    On this edition of Would You Be My Girltrend Miles and DJ Danl discuss part of the RNC in Jacksonville getting cancelled, Avatar 2 has been pushed back, Taylor Swift is releasing her 8th studio album tonight at midnight (!!!), and Halo Infinite showed some new gameplay at the Xbox presentation.

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    July 23, 2020 76 min

    In episode 678, Jack and Miles are joined by the Forgotten: Women of Juárez's co-host Mónica Ortiz Uribe to discuss the Republicans lack of a Covid-19 bill, Twitter banning QAnon, Trump sending Ghislaine Maxwell his best wishes, Tucker Carlson's many issues, and more!

    FOOTNOTES:

  • 'What in the hell are we doing?' Senate Republicans clash over coronavirus relief
  • The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Dems...
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    On this edition of Don't Trend It All In One Place Jack and Miles discuss the 7.8 earthquake in Alaska that set off tsunami warnings, people are remembering the many forms of the iPod for whatever reason, Donald Glover is going to star in a Lando Disney+ series, and the boys discuss the state of the NBA Bubble.

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