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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July 2, 2020 16 min

On this edition of the Sounds of Zeitence Jack and Jamie discuss Herman Cain testing positive for COVID-19 after attending the Trump rally in Oklahoma, Clone High is getting a reboot, a new study ranks masks on how well they suppress a sneeze, and Yassir Lester's joke tweet has spiraled almost out of control.

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In episode 664, Jack and guest host Jamie Loftus are joined by comedian and Nerdificent co-host Dani Fernandez to discuss the Covid case numbers rising, the St. Louis couple who pulled out their guns on protestors, Trump believing wrestling is real, what gas station snacks they're buying, what we're watching for Monday, and more!

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  • Pandemic caused 18 pc rise in deaths in US: study
  • Official U.S. coronavirus death toll ...
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    On this edition of Good Zeit Moon Jack and Jamie discuss Elon hanging out with Kanye West Olivia de Havilland - the remaining member of Old Hollywood - turns 104 today , Gavin Newsom closes down businesses - once again - after reopening far too early, it's Canada Day, and Beavis and Butthead is being rebooted on Comedy Central.

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    In episode 663, Jack and Scam Goddess Laci Mosley are joined by comedian Billy Wayne Davis to discuss the murder of Elijah McClain by the Colorado police, Trump sharing videos of armed white couple confronting protestors, two Trump tell-all books coming out, Disneyland changing Splash Mountain, and more!

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  • Colorado Police Investigate Officers Over Photos Taken Near Elijah McClain Site
  • Colorado officers probed over photos of t...
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    On this edition of Blame it All on the Zeits on Broadway Jack and DJ Danl discuss Twitch drama around streamers getting paid to do charity streams, comedy legend Carl Reiner has passed away, the Kentucky Democratic Primary is being called for McGrath but the votes are still being counted, and Kelly Anne Conway's daughter, Claudia, is coming out against her and police brutality on Tik Tok (Tac).

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    In episode 662, Jack and guest host Scam Goddess Laci Mosley are joined by comedian and Facial Recognition Comedy's Fizaa Dosani to discuss Trump tweeting out racist videos, Americans refusing to wear masks, Trump's Russia problem, what space smells like, the new MAGA social media app, and more!

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  • Trump Retweets Racist Video Showing Supporter Yelling ‘White Power’
  • Why do so many Americans refuse to wear face masks? Po...
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    On this edition of Zeit of Passage Jack and DJ Danl discuss the couple in St Louis brandishing assault weapons, Reddit has banned several subreddits, Chris Pine was seeing wearing a mask and buying books, and Supreme Court has struck down restrictions on Abortion Clinics!

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    In episode 661, Jack and Miles are joined by comedian Marcella Arguello to discuss Trump realizing he is losing, a spike in coronavirus cause of cities opening up, The Nut Job, Floor Is Lava, and more!

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  • Sad! Trump Seems To Realize He’s Losing And It’s No Fun At All
  • Trump Ignores Virus Spike as U.S. Cases Surge to Record Level
  • Texas Governor Orders Pause On Reopening As COVID-19 Cases Surge
  • Cuomo Rips DeSantis On COVID-19 Spike...
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    The weekly round up of the best moments from DZ's Season 139 (6/22/20-6/26/20.)

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    On this edition of John Dies at the Trend Jack and Miles discuss fans rediscovering the Office episode featuring blackface, 16 players are COVID-19 positive in the NBA, Kanye signed a big deal with GAP, and people think Saweetie invented the McGangBang.

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    In episode 660, Jack and Miles are joined by Inside Voices and Good Christian Fun podcast co-host Kevin T. Porter to discuss Wilmington police being fired over racist comments, third degree racism, racist hiring practices, a cop lying about a tampon in his coffee, Jenny Slate and Kirsten hell leaving roles where the voiced black characters, the Netflix top ten, and more!

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  • Fired Wilmington cop: “We are just going to go out a...
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    On this edition of Zeit Men Can't Jump Jack and DJ Danl discuss the newly announced Pokemon-MOBA, Pokemon Unite, pictures have come out showing the noose in Bubba Wallace's trailer, Splash Mountain is updating to follow the story of the Princess and the Frog, and the Dixie Chicks have dropped the 'Dixie' and are now The Chicks.

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    June 25, 2020 88 min

    In episode 659, Jack and Miles are joined by comedian Danielle Radford to discuss Bill Barr continuing to f*ck the country, the Blackface apology tour by Jimmy Kimmel, Tiny Fey, and more, third degree racism, the massive dust cloud floating across the Atlantic and coming for the Southeast United States, the drive-in movie theater box office, and more!

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  • STATEMENT FOR THE RECORD: Assistant United States Attorney Aaron S. J. Z...
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    On this edition of Beverly Hills Zeit0210 Jack and Miles discuss people assuming Joe Biden is going to crush Trump due to high poll numbers, the 3 men who murdered Ahmaud Arbery have been indicted, Lindsey Graham is scared of Progressives, and California just had its biggest one day increase in Corona Virus cases.

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    In episode 658, Jack and Miles are joined by comedian and Culture Kings podcast co-host Jacquis Neal to discuss Trump slowing down coronavirus testing, Trump facing back-lash for tweeting out race-baiting videos, Facebook advertisers pulling out, a cop 'finding a tampon' in his drink, and more!

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  • 'I don't kid': Trump contradicts aides and insists he meant it when he asked for coronavirus testing to be slo...
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    On this edition of Geist Day for a Zeit Wedding Jack and Miles discuss the 7.4 earthquake that just hit Mexico, Dr. Fauci is "cautiously optimistic" about getting a vaccine before years end, Ron Jeremy has been charged with 4 cases of Sexual Assault, and Winona tells behind the scenes stories of Hollywood and Mel Gibson telling racist and sexist jokes constantly.

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    In episode 657, Jack and Miles are joined by comedian Guy Montgomery to discuss Trump's Tulsa rally, a petition for the city of Columbus to change it's name to Flavortown, Scientology trying to use Covid-19 to recruit, and more!

    FOOTNOTES:

  • How TikTok Users Targeted Trump Rally
  • Organized TikTok campaigns jammed up Trump rally tickets by the hundreds
  • Did TikTokers and K-pop fans foil Trump’s Tulsa rally? It’s complicated.
  • Duval Co...
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    On this edition of Days of Our Zeits Jack and Miles discuss White Lives Matter trending as KPop Stans take over another hashtag to drive it into the ground, Mixer has been absorbed by Facebook Gaming and all former Mixer streamers can go back to Twitch, Director Joel Schumacher has passed away at 80 years old, and Breonna Taylor is no longer trending and her killers still walk free.

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    In episode 656, Miles and guest host Scam Goddess Laci Mosley are joined comedian Mamoudou N'Diaye to discuss AMC's flip-flopping mask policy, navigating Hollywood while Black, junk food making a come back, and more!

    FOOTNOTES:

  • AMC Won’t Require Masks, CEO Says, Fearing ‘Political Controversy’
  • AMC Will Now Require Face Masks, Reversing Policy After Mass Outrage
  • Navigating Hollywood’s Creative Police State
  • Has Pandemic Snacking L...
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    The weekly round up of the best moments from DZ's Season 138 (6/15/20-6/19/20.)

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