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 436, Jack and Miles are joined by Culture Kings co-host Jacquis Neal to discuss Trump distancing himself from the 'send her back' chants, William Barr's donations to the Senate Republicans, Hope Hicks getting away with lying, moon landing conspiracies, the upcoming heat wave, McDonald menu failures, A.I. chess, foodie calls, and more!FOOTNOTES:1. Trump distances himself from 'send her back' chants2. William Barr’s donati... Read more

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In episode 435, Jack and Miles are joined by comedian and Lady to Lady podcast co-host Brandie Posey to discuss more on Trump's racism, Rand Paul blocking a bill that would take care of 9/11 First Responders, Congress wanting to solve the Deepfakes problem by 2020, the new FaceApp trend, Harry Styles playing Prince Eric in live action 'Little Mermaid,' and more! FOOTNOTES: 1. Opinion: Report On Racism, But Ditch The Labels2. GOP la... Read more

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In episode 434, Jack and Miles are joined by Lady to Lady podcast co-host Tess Barker to discuss Emmy nominations, Trump doubling down on his racism, Trump's connection to Jeffrey Epstein, what Julian Assange was up to at the Ecuadorian Embassy, Jeremy Renner dropping some Jeep ads, Bastille Day going hard, shows we thought we made up as kids, and more! FOOTNOTES:1. Emmy Nominations 2019: See the Full List of Nominees for TV's Big ... Read more

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In episode 433, Jack and Miles are joined by comedian Matt Lieb to discuss the Chambong, Fox & Friends laughing at Trump's racists tweets, the Trump administration defending Trump's racism, Russian intel planting the Seth Rich conspiracy theory, Scarlett Johansson addressing the backlash against her, the backlash from a black woman playing 007, and more! FOOTNOTES: 1. How to Use a Chambong2. Fox and Friends hosts laugh about Tr... Read more

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In episode 432, Jack and Miles are joined by comedian Danielle Radford to discuss Nancy Pelosi versus women of color, Alex Acosta resigning, Nike's stock going up after the Betsy Ross flag design being pulled, the storming Area 51 Facebook event, what the dudes are into right now, and more! FOOTNOTES:1. ‘Outright disrespectful’: Four House women struggle as Pelosi isolates them 2. CBC lawmakers rip Justice Democrats for targeting b... Read more

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In episode 431, Jack and Miles are joined by comedian Blake Wexler to discuss Big Plastic coming for metal straws, Louisiana flooding three ways, Trump attempting to rig the census, Jeffrey Epstein trying to get out of jail, Boeing being aware of the problems with 737 Max a year before the Lion Air crash, Jason Momoa being body-shamed, Bagel Boss's Youtube page, the new 'just the crust' pizza option, and more! FOOTNOTES:1. Fatal Ac... Read more

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In episode 430, Jack and Miles are joined by comedian Blair Socci to discuss the top baby names in 2019, Tucker Carlson's racist attack on Ilhan Omar, Amy McGrath raising a record amount for Senate campaign, Trump's extremist social media summit, White House refusing to explain Mike Pence's strange plane turnaround, a look out at Jeffrey Epstein and Trump's relationship, and more! FOOTNOTES:1. Here Are The Top Baby Names Of 2019 So... Read more

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In episode 429, Jack and Miles are joined by Coming Out podcast co-host Lauren Flans to discuss Eric Stalwell dropping out of the 2020 presidential race, Elizabeth Warren out-raises Bernie Sanders, Trump's comments about Jeffrey Epstein and Alex Acosta, another white terrorist committing a murderous hate crime, the new Stream Warz, the Look Who's Talking reboot, Stranger Things and all that smoking they're doing, and more! FOOTNOTE... Read more

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In episode 428, Jack and Miles are joined by Night Call's Tess Lynch to discuss the USWNT winning the World Cup, the US census shake up, the arrest of Jeffrey Epstein, the new McDelivery, UFO's spotted over the Grand Canyon, Big Little Lies, and more! FOOTNOTES:1. USWNT wins 2019 Women's World Cup: Breaking down USA soccer's record-setting run by the numbers2. DOJ Shakes Up Team Of Lawyers Representing Trump Admin In Census Case3. ... Read more

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In episode 427, Jack and Miles are joined by Night Call's Molly Lambert to discuss Taco Bell’s ‘Tortillapocalypse,' the US leading in the amount of waste produced, Trump's Facebook ads using models to portray supporters, Gwyneth Paltrow's Goop wellness summit, the 40th anniversary of the Sony Walkman, a woman divorcing her ghost husband, and more! FOOTNOTES: 1. Taco Bell Confirms ‘Tortillapocalypse’ Is Real, Recommends Gorditas Ins... Read more

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The weekly round up of the best moments from DZ's Season 89 (7/1/19-7/5/19.) Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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July 5, 2019 61 min

In this special 5th of July episode, Jack and Miles are joined by Super Producers Danl Goodman and Sophie Lichterman to talk what they personally find overrated and underrated. Happy 4th of July!  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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In episode 426, Jack and Miles are joined by comedian Chris Crofton to discuss where the popular 2020 candidates are in the polls, Fox & Friends defending the border patrol, a look at Jeremy Renner's musical work, a spicy snack power ranking list, and more! FOOTNOTES:1. Biden plummets, Harris vaults to second in major poll2. ‘Her ambition got it wrong about Joe’: Harris faces debate backlash3. Bernie Sanders Falls Short of Mayo... Read more

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In episode 425, Jack and Miles are joined by comedian Charla Lauriston to discuss Trump meeting with Kim Jong Un, Joe Biden sharing his classic 'woke' anecdote, a check in with the crowdfunded border wall, JNCO jeans coming back, Lionsgate opening a theme park in China, why weather forecasting is getting better, and more! FOOTNOTES:1. In New Talks, U.S. May Settle for a Nuclear Freeze by North Korea2. Trump becomes first sitting pr... Read more

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In episode 424, Jack and special guest host Caitlin Durante are joined by Sleepwalkers podcast co-host Karah Preiss to discuss Twitter playing right into Trump's hands, Democratic polls after the debates, Boston approving a straight white parade, New York declaring a climate emergency, and more! FOOTNOTES:1. Twitter will now hide — but not remove — harmful tweets from public figures2. Trump Tweets That Violate Twitter’s Rules Will ... Read more

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In episode 423, Jack and special guest host Sara June are joined by comedian and Bechdel Cast co-host Jamie Loftus to discuss the Taco Bell hotel selling out in two minutes, a new Subway ad, the Democratic debates, The Office leaving Netflix, cocaine being BACK, and more! NOTE FROM SARA: I said on this podcast that Warren does not support Medicare for All, that is INCORRECT, she does and she also supports abolishing private insuran... Read more

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In episode 422, Jack and special guest host super producer Nick Stumpf are joined by Creature Feature podcast host Katie Goldin to discuss the controversial name for Kim Kardashians new shape wear, Trump making a joke about McCain's death, Robert Mueller planning to testify before the House Judiciary and Intelligence committees, Tucker Carlson agreeing with Elizabeth Warren's 'economic patriotism' plan, Charmin's Forever Roll toile... Read more

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In episode 421, Jack and special guest host Daniel Van Kirk are joined by Ridiculous History podcast's Noel Brown to discuss break dancing being provisionally approved for Paris 2024, the media 'Trump slump,' rape accusations against Trump going unnoticed, Trump's verbal attack on Iran, NCAA refusing to pay their athletes, Lee Elementary creating a Lee-off, best ice cream shops per state, the hottest tattoo's on men with super prod... Read more

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