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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October 26, 2020 13 min

On this edition of Trend's Eyes Like A Doll's Eyes Jack and Miles discuss Jared Kushner suggesting Black people don't want to be successful, The New York Post has endorsed Trump, Republicans are saying "we would have been fine" if they went with Marco Rubio, the Dodgers are one game away from a World Series title, and the Kazakhstan tourist board has adopted the "very nice" tag from Borat.

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In episode 743, Jack and Miles are joined by writer and performer Bushra Burney to discuss the fracking debate, undecided voters, Peggy Noonan terrible and racist op-ed in the Wall Street Journal, armed men appearing polling sites, the Havana Syndrome, and more!

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  • Trump’s Fracking Fixation Is Not Landing in Pennsylvania
  • Undecided voters in pollster focus group describe Trump as 'controlled' and Biden as 'vague'...
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    The weekly round up of the best moments from DZ's Season 156 (10/19/20-10/23/20.)

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    October 24, 2020 1 min

    Adam Devine, Anders Holm, Blake Anderson, and Kyle Newacheck seriously discuss some very important topics.

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    On this edition of In A Geist Room Jack and Miles discuss the incredible athleticism of Mookie Betts, the US is experiencing peak COVID cases right now, Mitch McConnell looks severely ill, and Shaq is kind of an asshole sometimes!

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    In episode 742, Jack and Miles are joined by comedian and Facial Recognition Comedy co-host Fizaa Dosani to discuss Amy Coney Barrett's senate confirmation vote, ICE officers being terrible per usual, the second Trump/Biden debate, the CDC clarifying the 15 minute rule, what we're watching, and more!

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  • Republicans Bulldoze Senate Rules to Advance Amy Coney Barrett Supreme Court Nomination
  • US Ice officers 'used tor...
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    On this edition of Trendy's Baconator Jack and Miles discuss the hashtag #TrumpIsPathetic (very cool), those emails weren't actually from Proud Boys, people are using Kenny Beat's name to make jokes, scientists are studying the Diabolical Iron Clad Beetle for its shell strength, and the next Presidential Debate is tonight!

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    In episode 741, Jack and Miles are joined by Bald Talk hosts Brian Huskey and Charlie Sanders to discuss Daniel Cameron selling Breonna Taylor out to preserve police brutality, voter suppression, Phil Collins suing his ex-wife over an armed occupation and take over of his mansion, and more!

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  • Juror in Breonna Taylor case said grand jury didn't agree fatal shooting was justified
  • 'We will come after you': Voters rep...
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    On this edition of Foucault's Trendulum Jack and Miles discuss the Pope says "homosexuals have a right to be part of the family", Joe Biden's Amtrak train, Odell thinking he's immune from COVID, Quibi shut down, and Rudy tried to pull his lil Rudy out in the new Borat movie???

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    In episode 741, Jack and Miles are joined by comedian Chris Crofton to discuss some Trump 2020 complaints, American's worrying about another civil war, the case that the Pennsylvania Supreme Court decided not to overturn, The Cabin, and more!

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  • On Fox & Friends, Trump says Bill Barr's "gotta act" on the NY Post's Hunter Biden stories, "and this has to be known about before the election."
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    On this edition of Trendomatic For The People Jack and Miles discuss more details in the Jeffrey Toobin situation, the plot of Space Jam 2 leaked, Pat Robertson is doomsaying around Trump getting reelected, and a photo of Ice Cube and 50 Cent was photoshopped to make them look like Trump supporters.

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    October 20, 2020 73 min

    In episode 740, Jack and Miles are joined by comedian Kyle Ayers to discuss Fox News telling Trump to stop talking about Hunter Biden, more republican politicians moving away from Trump, Nate Silver's tips to stay sane in an election, low key conservative Chris Pratt, Facebook killing traffic to left-leaning news sites, the scariest movie ever, and more!

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  • ‘Fox & Friends’ Host Steve Doocy to Trump: Stop Talking About...
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    On this edition of Trend In The Place Where You Love Jack and Miles discuss UEFA allowing some stadiums to have fans for Champions League matches, WalMart has started releasing Black Friday ads, Jeffrey Toobin exposed himself over Zoom, citizens of Boston are voting in the most Boston fashion, and the Dodgers are going to World Series!

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    In episode 739, Jack and guest host Jamie Loftus are joined by animator and Stories with Sapphire's Sapphire Sandalo to discuss Amy Coney Barrett's constitution, California's ballot box saga, Trump's attack on voting, popular Halloween costumes, and more!

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  • Which Constitution Is Amy Coney Barrett Talking About?
  • California Republicans spark national feud over 'harvesting' ballot boxes
  • ‘Unmasking’ probe c...
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    The weekly round up of the best moments from DZ's Season 155 (10/12/20-10/16/20.)

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    On this edition of Zeit Emitting Diode Jack and Jamie Loftus discuss Biden getting better ratings for his Town Hall, Mariah Carey has a new book out, there is no record of Biden EVER using the term "super predator", Dwyane Wade crashed a wedding proposal, a news anchor in Boston was fired for her cameo in 'Hubie', and the Babylon Bee is FIRING off hilariously bad, fake articles.

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    In episode 738, Jack and Miles are joined by writer Jason Pargin to discuss Covid-19 spreading, Joe Biden and Trump's town halls, the pitfalls of polling, what we're watching on Netflix, and more!

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  • Wearing a neck gaiter may be worse than no mask at all, researchers find
  • Neck Gaiters May Protect Against COVID-19 Spread
  • One client in one spin studio that followed all the rules triggers a coronavirus outbreak with at lea...
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    On this edition of The Daily TreNBA Jack and Miles discuss NBA stuff, Tiffany Trump's birthday party, an alleged copy of a Hunter Biden laptop hard drive has been "found", Dianne Feinstein says Lindsey Graham did a great job (?!?), and there is NO Thursday Night Football.

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    In episode 737, Jack and Miles are joined by performer and activist Behzad Dabu to discuss polls for the 2020 election, Trump begging women to like him, Trump retweeting conspiracy theories about Obama Bin Laden, Amy Coney Barrett's confirmation hearing answers, Beverly Hills shutting down Halloween, and more!

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  • Pennsylvania polls: Rust Belt state becomes a battleground over election security
  • ‘Hilariously Embarrassing’: W...
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    On this edition of I Got Trends In Low Places Jack and Miles discuss Stevie Nicks lacing up some rollerskates, Amy Coney Barrett doesn't have very good answers at her hearing, Macron announces public health emergency once again as cases spike, internet assholes are body shaming Billie Eilish, and Ice Cube is helping out the Trump campaign.

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