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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In episode 638, Jack and Miles are joined by the Randy and Jason Sklar to discuss people's lack of social distancing on Memorial Day weekend, misinformation being spread about coronavirus, this week in racist white women behavior, and more!

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  • No social distance here: Videos show Americans packing parks, beaches for Memorial Day
  • Florida scientist says she was ousted after refusing to manipulate state’s COVID-19 data
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    On this edition of JasTrend Vorhees Jack and Miles discuss the Minneapolis Police killing George Floyd, an unarmed black man while in custody, two Tik Tok stars were arrested for drug possession, a video has resurfaced of Jimmy doing blackface in the early 2000's, and SpaceX is going to launch its first manned-mission.

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    In episode 637, Jack, Miles, and Jamie are joined by comedy writer and podcaster Cody Ziglar to discuss Joe Biden talking to Charlemagne the God, Riverdale, Capone, Avatar: The Last Airbender, and more!

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  • @JoeBiden telling a black person this morning the following: "If you have a problem figuring out whether you're for me or Trump, then you ain't black."
  • He Makes Archie Deep and Sabrina Dark. Meet Roberto ...
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    The weekly round up of the best moments from DZ's Season 134 (5/18/20-5/22/20.)

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    On this edition of Don't Trend Too Close To Me Jack and Miles discuss a person threatening self harm atop the Brooklyn Bridge, people think Megan Fox is Filipino, the long time coach of the Utah Jazz Jerry Sloan has passed away, and there's a new trailer for Christoper Nolan's 'TENET'.

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    In episode 636, Jack, Miles, and Jamie are joined by Yo Is This Racist's Andrew Ti to discuss Lori Loughlin finally taking a plea deal, a new model showing we should have closed down a week sooner, self-attestation at companies, The Last Dance but white, what shows to watch on Netflix for Monday's episode, and more!

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  • LORI LOUGHLIN, MOSSIMO GIANNULLI COP PLEA DEALS ...In College Bribery Scandal
  • New Model Finds Shuttin...
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    On this edition of Words With Trends Jack and Miles discuss a Qanon believer challenging an Oregon senator for their seat, the stories of Karl Malone's relationship with his child are coming back up, Amy Klobuchar has submitted herself for vetting to be Joe Biden's VP, and Trump is parroting Breitbart headlines.

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    In episode 635, Jack, Miles, and Jamie are joined by War On Women singer and the author of Making Spaces Safer Shawna Potter to discuss the Trump administration trying to shut down covid-aid, GOP seeking doctors to support their re-opening claims, some covid-19 conspiracy theories, Trump threatening to withhold federal funding for states considering vote-by-mail, Michael Bay planning on filming a pandemic-themed thriller, and more!

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    On this edition of Trends, Romans, Countrymen Jack and Miles discuss the before and after photos of Mike Schultz after his battle with COVID-19, a Cosmic Ray shower is traveling away from Earth (which is unnatural), a number of celebrities have passed away tragically, Matt Lauer has added to the Ronan Farrow discussion,

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    In episode 634, Jack, Miles, and Jamie are joined by comedian Steven Wilber to discuss Jane Roe being paid to say she was pro-life, Georgia needing to repeal it's citizen's arrest statute, the Trump administration firing an inspector general who was investigating Mike Pompeo, Trump claiming to be taking hydroxychloroquine, Scoob!, the one year anniversary of the Game Of Thrones finale, and more!

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  • The woman behind ‘R...
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    On this edition of Don't Trend It All In One Place Jack and Miles discuss Jojo Siwa turning 17, Pier 1 is for real closing this time - actually, Krispy Kreme is offering free donuts to class of 2020 graduates, and MGK is trending because he and Megan Fox are now dating.

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    In episode 633, Jack, Miles, and Jamie are joined by Cracked's Jason Pargin to discuss Trump's approval rating, taking the 'red pill,' and more! Plus super producer Anna Hossnieh joins to recap the The Last Dance.

    FOOTNOTES:

  • How popular is Donald Trump?
  • Swallowing the Red Pill: a journey to the heart of modern misogyny
  • Lilly Wachowski rounds on Ivanka Trump and Elon Musk over Matrix tweets
  • Why we should be worried that I...
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    On this edition of With Trends Like These Jack and Miles discuss a video of a gym in Hong Kong showing the new preventative measures they'll take amid the pandemic, as well as how upscale restaurants will handle service, Harry Styles released a new video for his song "Watermelon Sugar", Moderna has made promising developments in their COVID-19 vaccines, and Jack and Miles discover the very professional Marbula One Marbl...

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    In episode 632, Jack, Miles, and Jamie are joined by comedian and Natch Beaut host Jackie Johnson to discuss Joe Biden's recent gaffes, the NBA possibly coming back, Kroger being shady, and then a discussion of Sleepless, Shrek: The Musical, and The Wrong Missy, and more!

    FOOTNOTES:

  • IN ANOTHER BIDEN GAFFE, FORMER VP SAYS PANDEMIC COST U.S. 85,000 JOBS AND 'MILLIONS' OF LIVES
  • Can the N.B.A. Come Back, and Stay Back?
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    The weekly round up of the best moments from DZ's Season 133 (5/11/20-5/15/20.)

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    On this edition of Crisis on Trendfinite Earths Jack and Miles discuss students struggles to get the AP US history test working online, the Space Force flag is a Star Trek ripoff, the reviews for the new Scooby-Doo movie are predictable, and a Scarface remake is in the works with Luca Guadagnino set to direct written by the Coen brothers.

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    In episode 631, Jack, Miles, and Jamie are joined by Couples Therapy podcast's Andy Beckerman to discuss how outside may be the way to go for quarantine times, how to re-open America, diners using mannequins at tables, and more!

    FOOTNOTES:

  • Indoor transmission of SARS-CoV-2
  • Quarantine Fatigue Is Real
  • How to Reopen America Safely
  • So small restaurants can open, some Cincinnati streets will close - and become outdoor dining spaces
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    On this edition of Trend Dead Redemption 2 Miles and Jamie discuss how Jeff Bezos is on track to become the World's first Trillionaire by 2026, a video from Japan is going viral using blacklight to show how easily germs spread, a live action Percy Jackson series is in development for Disney+, and several Obama hashtags are trending: ObamaGate, ObamaGateGate, and ObamaGreat (the best one).

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    In episode 630, Jack, Miles, and Jamie are joined by The Reddot Comic's Kim Winder to discuss the politics around Tara Reade's accusations, the House Democrat's The Heroes Act, the antics of Robert Pattison, and more!

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  • Tara Reade, Megyn Kelly, and the Politics of Believability
  • The agonizing story of Tara Reade
  • House Democrats Introduce The Heroes Act
  • I Think About This a Lot: The Time Robert Pattinson Blatantly Lie...
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    On this edition of They Zeit Be Giants Jack, Miles, and Anna discuss celebrities tripping (and tripping in general), an altercation at Red Lobster starring peak Karen energy, Paul Manafort has been released from prison while the Judge presiding over Michael Flynn's case is trying to keep the case going, and Trump is threatening Obama with an unknown crime.

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