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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February 25, 2021 18 min

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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    In episode 816, Jack and guest host Laci Mosley are joined by comedian Sara June to discuss the Texas storms, capital police being suspended, the Ample Hills meltdown, ‘Game Of Thrones’ Duo David Benioff & D.B. Weiss' next project, and more!

    FOOTNOTES:

  • Texas Storms, California Heat Waves and ‘Vulnerable’ Utilities
  • 6 Capitol Police officers suspended, 29 others being investigated for alleged roles in riot
  • Pentagon report reveals...
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    The weekly round up of the best moments from DZ's Season 172 (2/16/21-2/19/21.)

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    On this edition of Once In A Zeit Moon Jack and Anna discuss Kim and Kanye officially calling it quits, Fox News threatening that Biblical figures are next to be cancelled and the internet saying "yup, okay", more details have come out about Ted Cruz' Cancun vacation, Johnny Damon getting a DUI, and the new Beyonce Adidas line is dropping today.

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    In episode 815, Jack and Miles are joined by The Reddot's Kim Winder to discuss racism in Georgia, Ted Cruz heading to Cancun, a new Australian law for social networks, Reese's new organic chocolate, the new Mortal Kombat trailer, and more!

    FOOTNOTES:

  • State-Wide Grand Juries; jurisdiction, powers, and duties; provide -CA
  • Is Ted Cruz Hanging Out In Cancun While His Constituents Are Freezing and Starving? [Updated]
  • Australian law...
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    On this edition of We Like The Trend Reddit user u/DeepFuckingValue is in a Senatorial hearing, Meek Mill has a tasteless rap line, Steph Curry is on video game God Mode, Perseverance has successfully landed on Mars, Demi Lovato reveals details about her near overdose in 2018, and the Gender pay gap in Medicine is one the greatest in any industry.

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    February 18, 2021 80 min

    In episode 814, Jack and Miles are joined by comedian Dani Fernandez to discuss student loan forgiveness, the republican civil war, the mayor of Colorado, Texas going on a rant, ground reporting from San Antonio Zeitgang, Fox News' beef with wind power, Rush Limbaugh, the Cruella trailer, and more!

    FOOTNOTES:

  • Study: Student Loans Weigh the Heaviest on Black and Hispanic Students
  • If There Was a Republican Civil War, It Appears to B...
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    On this edition of Mountain Dew: Code Trend Jack and Miles discuss the internet response to Rush's death, Logan Paul is moving to Puerto Rico, Trump's Atlantic City Casino has literally imploded, Prince Philip has been taken to Hospital, and it's Michael Jordan's birthday!

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    February 17, 2021 78 min

    In episode 813, Jack and Miles are joined by comedian Blair Socci to discuss Trump's impeachment acquittal, the criminal lawsuits against Trump, Covid cases dropping in India, The Gorilla Glue challenge, and more!

    FOOTNOTES:

  • Trump's two impeachments hold same lesson: Republicans can't be trusted with our democracy
  • I Don’t Just Want Trump Impeached. I Want Him Jailed.
  • India’s dramatic fall in virus cases leaves experts stump...
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    On this edition of Left To Trend For Yourself Jack and Miles discuss the ice causing power outages across Texas, the not-so-nice 'Cruella' poster, it's Fat Tuesday, and Amy Cooper has had charges dropped against her.

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    In episode 812, Jack and Miles are joined by performer and activist Behzad Dabu to discuss the charges against the Buffalo cops, the Oath Keepers, Ammon Bundy, Nikki Haley breaking from Trump, the Face/Off remake, Gina Carano, and more!

    FOOTNOTES:

  • Charges dismissed against Buffalo cops who shoved elderly protester
  • Jessica Watkins, 'Oath Keepers' Leader, Was Waiting For Directions From Trump Ahead of Inauguration
  • Ammon Bundy, ve...
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    The weekly round up of the best moments from DZ's Season 171 (2/8/21-2/12/21.)

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    In this special Saturday episode of TDZ, Miles and Jack take a look at some of the underrated ways Black Americans created the modern Zeitgeist.

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    On this edition of The Zeit of my Geist Jack and Miles discuss Justin Timberlake's apology, Valentines Day, Joe Biden's deputy press secretary, T.J. Ducklo, being suspended with no pay, Detective Chinatown 3 beating Avengers: Endgame box office record, and a round-up of pizza re-heating techniques.

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