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 will 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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In episode 420, Jack and special guest host Sara June are joined by comedian drag queen and Ghosted podcast host Roz Drezfalez to discuss how Oregon has way too much weed, Warner Bro's Media hiring a female CEO, the US military thinking we can win a nuclear win, Pete Buttigieg facing criticism from his own town, mystery investors buying out California's newspapers, 7-Eleven starting to deliver slurpees, Sylvestor Stallone charging ... Read more

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In episode 419, Jack and special guest host Laci Mosley are joined by comedian Tiff Stevenson to discuss some Bachelorette drama with super producer Anna Hossnieh, how the Dominican Republic is canceled, a new member of the hundred billion club, the new scammer in charge of the Department of Transportation, the new Beatles movie, how to get a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame, and more! FOOTNOTES:1. The Bachelorette Contestant Jed... Read more

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The weekly round up of the best moments from DZ's Season 87 (6/17/19-6/21/19.) Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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In episode 418, Jack and Miles are joined by comedian and Bechdel Cast co-host Caitlin Durante to discuss young people growing horns, Iran shooting down a US drone, Joe Biden losing his mind, more on problematic behavior by Tony Robbins, the Jamba Juice Sicko Mode remix, and more! FOOTNOTES:1. Horns are growing on young people’s skulls. Phone use is to blame, research suggests.2. Trump says Iran 'made very big mistake' after downin... Read more

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In episode 417, Jack and Miles are joined by comedian JC Coccoli to discuss Trump starting his 2020 campaign, the Trump administrations thoughts on reparations, the comparison of concentration camps to migrant detention centers, music's influence on sexual behavior, Russia remaking the Chernobyl story to blame the US, and more! FOOTNOTES:1. Inside Trump’s 2020 Campaign Launch in Orlando, It’s Still 20162. More MCCONNELL on reparati... Read more

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In episode 416, Jack and Miles are joined by comedian and Legally Insane podcast co-host Tony Sam to discuss Menghazi with Max Landis and Cuba Gooding Jr., Trump slowly losing his people, OJ Simpson threatening to cut people on Twitter, Kyle Kashuv's Harvard admission being rescinded, and more! FOOTNOTES:1. Eight Women Accuse Hollywood Filmmaker Max Landis of Emotional and Sexual Abuse: ‘We’re Not People to Him’2. Comedian Claudia ... Read more

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In episode 415, Jack and special guest host Billy Wayne Davis are joined by comedian Mano Again to discuss YouTube trying to fix their algorithm, Democrats embarrassing themselves on Twitter, a weird video from Garth Brooks, people who shouldn't be on social media including OJ Simpson and Bill Cosby, the new Taylor Swift video, and more! FOOTNOTES:1. The Most Popular Kids’ Video Site in the World Isn’t for Kids2. This is a whole mo... Read more

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In episode 414, Jack and Miles are joined by I'm Too Effing High podcast's James Mastraieni to discuss Toronto Raptors winning the NBA championship, whether or not Airbud was actually good at basketball, Elizabeth Warren surging in California, Cuba Gooding Jr turning himself in for groping a woman, the new Shaft movie, and more! Plus super producer Anna Hossnieh joins to talk about the Trump Administration making claims about Iran ... Read more

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The weekly round up of the best moments from DZ's Season 86 (6/10/19-6/14/19.) Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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In episode 413, Jack and Miles are joined by writer and performer Rachel Wenitsky to discuss the Keanu Reevesurgence, the 'Tiger Mom' who supported Brett Kavanaugh, Michael Flynn angling for a pardon, Sarah Huckabee Sanders leaving the White House, the office of the special council recommending Kellyanne Conway be removed from office, author Nicholas Sparks being a terrible person, Jessica Biel supporting an anti-vaxxer bill, the B... Read more

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In episode 412, Jack and Miles are joined by comedian Ellory Smith to discuss selfies at disaster zones, Trump saluting Rihanna, the Global Peace Index of 2019, 2020 polls numbers, why millennial consumers aren't that great, stories from the Radiohead OK Computer sessions leak, the new Mountain Dew flavor, and more! FOOTNOTES:1. Influencers Catch Heat for 'Insensitive' Chernobyl Selfies (UPDATE)2. Chernobyl writer urges Instagram t... Read more

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In episode 411, Jack and special guest host Laci Mosley are joined by comedian and Bechdel Cast co-host Jamie Loftus to discuss the shooting of David 'Big Papi' Ortiz in the Dominican Republic, the NRA stealing money from themselves, suicides by gun, Trump's tariff's deal for Mexico, Walmart introducing robots to its stores, Kevin Durant's injury, the Poor Man’s Theory Of Pop Culture Success, and more! FOOTNOTES:1. EXCLUSIVE: Ex-Bo... Read more

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In episode 410, Jack and Miles are joined by comedian Eric Lampaert to discuss the new Jamba Juice, Justin Bieber challenging Tom Cruise, people pretending to be black on the internet in the worse way, Beto not doing so hot, a story about Kawhi Leonard and apples, a video game wrap up, and more! FOOTNOTES:1. meet the new jamba: how this iconic brand is growing up with its guests2. Justin Bieber challenges Tom Cruise to MMA fight in... Read more

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In episode 409, Miles and special guest host Jamie Loftus are joined by comedian and Las Culturistas co-host Matt Rogers to discuss Nancy Pelosi delaying a Trump impeachment, The Intercept's Ryan Grim's new book about the Bret Kavanaugh hearings, Barbara Streisand posting photos of her clone dogs, Jezebel's list of actors who are actually not good performers, Beyonce's publicist telling the beyhive to leave Nicole Curran alone, and... Read more

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In episode 408, Miles and special guest host Jamie Loftus are joined by comedian Daniel Van Kirk to discuss Robert Downey Jr. turning into Iron Man, the trade wars with Mexico, the Trump administration cutting funding that gives migrant children basic rights, the straight pride parade, the new X-men movie, and more! FOOTNOTES:1. Robert Downey Jr. Announces Footprint Coalition to Clean Up the World With Advanced Tech2. Rubio and Sco... Read more

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In episode 407, Jack and Miles are joined by comedian and actor Lucas Hazlett to discuss the Uber Eats cravings report, Joe Biden plagiarizing his climate change report, what a referendum on Obama would have looked like, YouTube planning to remove videos pushing extreme views, how AirPods can help with catcalling, Americans spending the same amount on Taco Bell and weed, XBOX body spray, and more! FOOTNOTES:1. Uber Eats Cravings Re... Read more

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In episode 406, Jack and Miles are joined by poet Melissa Lozada-Oliva to discuss Ivanka and John Bolton being booed in the UK, if internet shutdowns are safe, Nancy Pelosi playing 9-D chess, if town halls are helping the 2020 presidential candidates, MTV bringing back Singled Out and Punk'd, a new study about the end of civilization due to climate change, concerning YouTube algorithms, and more! FOOTNOTES:1. The most interesting m... Read more

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In episode 405, Jack and Miles are joined by Yo Is This Racist's Andrew Ti to discuss the new IHOB roll out, Trump in the UK and his new hairstyle, Jared Kushner's Axios interview, movie studios threatening to leave Georgia over their abortion laws, Disneyland's new Star Wars: Galaxy Edge, and more! FOOTNOTES:1. IHOP is changing names and putting a pancake in the middle of a burger2. President Trump's UK state visit3. What Exactly ... Read more

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In episode 404, Miles and special guest host Jamie Loftus are joined by comedian Eli Olsberg to discuss Tiffany Haddish's audition hack, brand's cashing in on pride month, Trump hitting Mexico with a 5% tariffs on all goods, the lonely Keanu Reeves interview, the Whitney Houston hologram tour, and more! FOOTNOTES:1. Tiffany Haddish's Audition Hack Is Just Another Example Of Hollywood's Racist, Sexist Ways 2. "It was my like M.O." #... Read more

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