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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March 5, 2021 16 min

On this edition of The Trial of the Chicago Trenden Jack and Miles discuss Tekashi saying dumb shit and Lil Nas X clapping back, today's the day for Q followers and nothing happened, Elon Musk is NOT dead, former Trump associate Federico Klein has been arrested, and the All Star draft gets a rundown from the boys.

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In episode 825, Jack and Miles are joined by comedian Brandie Posey to discuss French president Macron's battle against opponent Le Pen, the house passing a police reform bill, QAnon Shaman, the Meghan Markle Oprah interview, why McDonald's employees make so much in Denmark, and more!

FOOTNOTES:

  • 'It's over': Macron risks losing left in Le Pen battle
  • Whoops! GOPer Accidentally Voted For Dems’ Police Reform Bill By P...
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    On this edition of Trendustrial Zeit and Magic Jack and Miles discuss Lola Bunny being less sexualized in the Space Jam sequel, Joel Embiid ejected for trash talk, TJ McConnell rare triple-double, Damian Lillard clutch af, Brooklyn Nets crushing it, an evacuation order issued for NZ's North Island following earthquakes/tsunami warning, and vaccine nationalism means that poor countries will be left behind.

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    On episode 824, Jack and Miles are joined by comedian Chris Crofton to discuss the Texas governor lifting mask mandates and more, Stockton's basic-income experiment, Biden's announcement about coronavirus vaccines, Dr. Seuss canceling themselves, and more!

    FOOTNOTES:

  • Texas governor lifts mask mandate and allows businesses to open at 100% capacity, despite health officials' warnings
  • Texas Coronavirus Map and Case Count
  • Stock...
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    On this edition of Michael Zeiton Jack and Miles discuss the new All Peanut Butter Reese's, Kings of Leon are releasing their next album as an NFT, Neera has withdrawn her name from consideration for Budget Chief, and Joe Biden referred to lifting mask restrictions as "Neanderthal Thinking" and you can guess how that's going with Republicans.

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    In episode 823, Jack and Miles are joined by Stuff They Don't Want You To Know and Ridiculous History's Noel Brown to discuss a fifteen dollar minimum wage, the far-right platform Gab, the evil scam that is anti-abortion crisis pregnancy centers, how tech is not making us more productive, Qanon doubting its own conspiracy theories, sneaker resellers, New York streets, and more!

    FOOTNOTES:

  • Who is the Senate parliamentarian and...
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    On this edition of The Trend Of Democracy Jack and Miles discuss the recent performance of Lonzo Ball, Andrew Cuomo is facing sexual abuse allegations, Madison Cawthorn is facing similar predatory sexual allegations, the last of The Wailers, Bunny Wailer, has passed, and Greg Abbott has decided the state of Texas is open 100%.

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    In episode 822, Jack and Miles are joined by American Hysteria podcast host Chelsey Weber-Smith to discuss the George Floyd trial, Biden and Saudi Arabia, CPAC, the right's outrage over the Muppets cancellation, an Illinois Democrat wanting to ban violent video games, and more!

    FOOTNOTES:

  • After backlash, Minneapolis scraps social ‘influencer’ plan for trial over killing of George Floyd
  • Biden Won’t Penalize Saudi Crown Prince Over ...
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    On this edition of Miss Zeitgon Jack and Miles discuss Merrick Garland's confirmation moving forward, people online are talking about the first novel they read, Seth Rogen releasing his weed line, and the Golden Globes were on this weekend.

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    In episode 821, Jack and Miles are joined by There Are No Girls On The Internet's Bridget Todd to discuss the Covid-19 relief bill, CPAC, what's going on with Parler, Criminal Minds, reactions to I Care A lot, and more!

    FOOTNOTES:

  • Biden’s COVID relief bill widely popular among swing voters, Democratic poll finds
  • CPAC’s Golden Trump Statue Highlights GOP’s Literal Idolization Of Ex-POTUS
  • What’s Going On With Parler?
  • ‘We Will Not ...
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    The weekly round up of the best moments from DZ's Season 173 (2/22/21-2/26/21.)

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    On this edition of Daily Zeit Super Star Anna has been suspended from Twitter with no warning or explanation, the White House has started bombing parts of Syria, people have spotted a golden Trump statue being wheeled into CPAC, Ted Cruz is speaking there as well, HBOMax announced a new Tom & Jerry film, John Mulaney has checked out of rehab, and there's a large facility on fire in Compton.

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    February 26, 2021 68 min

    In episode 820, Jack and Miles are joined by writer Dave Schilling to discuss Biden's immigration policy, the Manhattan DA getting ahold of Trump's tax returns, more Marjorie Taylor Greene bullshit, the crypto art market, Lady Gaga's dog walker being shot, and more!

    FOOTNOTES:

  • Yes, Stephen Miller Is Actually Calling Biden’s Immigration Policies ‘Cruel’
  • Manhattan DA Obtains Trump Tax Returns
  • Close ally of Marjorie Taylor Gre...
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    On this edition of Kylo Trend Jack and Miles discuss the South Dakota AG and the person they killed with their car, Trump headlining CPAC, Zachary Ty Bryan assaulting a woman in Oregon, a Turtle was saved from a fire and was given a lil' oxygen mask, and a School Board was caught talking shit live on Zoom about the school children and their parents.

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    In episode 819, Jack and Miles are joined by super producer Anna Hossnieh to discuss the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, Georgia GOP continuing to try and suppress votes, CPAC coming, mainstream media stories, Biden's border facility, how covid will change our architecture, and more!

    FOOTNOTES:

  • New analyses show Johnson & Johnson’s one-dose vaccine works well.
  • Georgia GOP Will Ensure Election Integrity By Making Voting As White...
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    On this edition of Zeits In White Satin Jack and Miles discuss the closure of unique west coast electronics department store Fry's, Tom Morello has a Sirius show on the way, Julius Randle has been popping off recently, there's an un-shorn sheep making the rounds on the internet, the new Blade will be PG-13 (boo) and the new Spider-Man title is Spide-Man: No Way Home (...boo?).

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    In episode 818, Jack and Miles are joined by investigative journalist and Uprising: A Guide From Portland co-host Garrison Davis to discuss Texas corporations screwing over their workers, Rudy Giuliani avoiding process servers, coronavirus disproportionately killing people of color, the Jeep Cherokee, and more!

    FOOTNOTES:

  • Big Texas Corporations Demand Storm Survivors Go Without Pay
  • Giuliani Desperately Tried To Dodge Process Servers ...
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    On this edition of Tell Em Large Marge Trend Ya Jack and Miles discuss Tiger Woods getting in a car accident, Pakistan has introduced a new rollerblading Police force, a DDOS attack has taken down many servers as well as podcast publishing services, Mara Wilson speaks on child fame and trauma in relation to her life and Britney Spears, and new pictures of Jupiter have been released.

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    In episode 817, Jack and Miles are joined by Pod Yourself A Gun co-host Vince Mancini to discuss herd immunity, Trump's return to the spotlight, Trump trying to hide his tax returns, the Republicans deficit fear mongering, Texas regulators needing to go to jail, Nomadland, Taco Bell's chicken sandwich, a UFO update, and more!

    FOOTNOTES:

  • We’ll Have Herd Immunity by April
  • Trump’s Grand Return to the Spotlight Makes a… Ripple
  • Trum...
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    On this edition of Are You Not Trendertained Jack and Miles discuss My Pillow CEO Mike Lindell being sued for $1.3B, Daft Punk are retiring after 28 years, Merrick Garland is Biden's pick for AG, the Sixers are playing well (and other NBA talk), and Coke is showing off a new paper bottle.

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