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 498, Jack and Miles are joined by Worst Year Ever and Some More News co-host Katy Stoll to discuss the new Clueless reboot, who is ignoring Bernie and who is endorsing him for president, Rudy Giuliani's mess of a Twitter, Trump's new illuminati team, the millennial urban lifestyle, Barney The Dinosaur being rebooted, a Mattel Barbie film, and more! FOOTNOTES: ‘Clueless’ Drama Series Reboot With Mystery Twist Fro... Read more

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October 18, 2019 72 min

In episode 497, Jack and Miles are joined by comedian Brandie Posey to discuss Mick Mulvaney blowing the whistle on himself, Wall Street analysts making chess moves, Trumps "victory" in Syria and his letter to Erdogan, his meeting meltdown, Facebook pushing responsibility to the user, a memorial to Elijah Cummings, and more! FOOTNOTES: Mulvaney Confesses to Quid Pro Quo: "Get Over It" Would Trump quit? One Wall St... Read more

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In episode 497, Jack and Miles are joined by The Baddest Bitch In The Room Sophia Chang to discuss billionaires being shady, the Democratic debates, Trump meeting with Harry Dunn's parents, Facebook ruining internet content with their lies, radio stations not playing Tekashi 6ix9ine, and more! FOOTNOTES: Bill Gates Met With Jeffrey Epstein Many Times, Despite His Past LEBRON JAMES NEW COMMENTS ON CHINA CONTROVERSY: Can We Fo... Read more

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In episode 496, Jack and Miles are joined Couples Therapy co-host Andy Beckerman to discuss Lebron James' comments about Houston Rockets GM and China, John Bolton firing off, foreign policies worst nightmares coming true, Taco Bell recalling bad meat, Airline food getting an upgrade, the new film Dolittle, Coca Cola Tic Tacs, and more! FOOTNOTES: LeBron James Calls Houston Rockets GM ‘Misinformed’ Over Tweet That Could Cost NB... Read more

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In episode 495, Jack and Miles are joined by writer and Night Call podcast co-host Emily Yoshida to discuss Bernie Sanders coming for Elizabeth Warren, Mike Bloomberg considering running in 2020 election, the disturbing propaganda video of Trump killing his opponents, Gordon Sondland testifying, PG&E's power outages, police departments in Pennsylvania being concerned about THC-laced candy being handed out on Halloween, and ... Read more

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In episode 494, Jack and Miles are joined by comedian Billy Wayne Davis to discuss the LGBTQ town hall, more whistleblowers coming forward, William Barr meeting with Rupert Murdoch, Senate possibly removing Trump in the end anyway, Lindsay Graham being prank called by Russia, passengers on a Norwegian cruise revolting, why US cities are banning drive-throughs, and more! FOOTNOTES: 1. The LGBTQ Town Hall went great for Biden, uh 2.... Read more

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In episode 493, Jack and Miles are joined by comedian and artist Anna Salinas to discuss the Ellen apology growing legs, Trump impeachment supporters growing, Rudy Giuliani's goons being arrested, the killing of Joshua Brown, Tekashi 6ix9ine getting a large record deal, a new character on Sesame Street, the ultimate Harry Potter convention, and more! FOOTNOTES: 1. I know it's only been a day, but remember this amazing vid... Read more

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October 10, 2019 75 min

In episode 492, Jack and Miles are joined by comedian and Private Parts Unknown co-host Sofiya Alexandra to discuss activists helming ICE agents quit and find new jobs, the existential threat we are currently in with the Trump impeachment inquiry, income inequality being at record levels, some footy drama, more Menghazi allegations against Matt Lauer and James Franco, and more! FOOTNOTES: 1. Activists Entice ICE Agents to Quit by F... Read more

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In episode 491, Jack and Miles are joined by Ridiculous History and Stuff They Don't Want You To Know's Noel Brown to discuss Betsey DeVos being a fuck up, Gordon Sondland being blocked from testifying, top military officials abandoning Trump, Republicans asking Mitt Romney to primary Trump, a Joker porn spike on PornHub, China continuing to shut down any support for Hong Kong, Ellen Degeneres defending sitting next to Geor... Read more

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October 8, 2019 75 min

In episode 490, Jack and Miles are joined by Ridiculous History and Stuff They Don't Want You To Know's Ben Bowlin to discuss the GOP's flip flopping on Trump's call to China to investigate Biden, Trump blaming Ukraine call on Rick Perry, alcohol Tide Pods, James Harden apologizing to China, stories from the Joker screenings over the weekend, and more! Plus Robert Evan's joins to discuss Trump backing Turkey'... Read more

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In episode 489, Jack and Miles are joined by SpendWell founder Leah Rappaport to discuss Nickelback meme Trump posted, what is going on in Ukraine since the whistleblower complaint, the Trump sons, Trump spending money on Facebook ads to spin the whistleblower story for his followers, Trump's secret vault, the new Joker movie beefing up security at theaters, the best and worst Halloween candy, and more! FOOTNOTES: 1. 'Ukra... Read more

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In episode 488, Jack and Miles are joined by comedian Daniel Van Kirk to discuss Mike Pence being involved with the whistleblower complaint, the odd markings in the Ukraine call transcript, Corey Lewandowski's slurring appearance on Fox Business, Jacob Wohl's new dumb scheme that makes Elizabeth Warren look great, Matt Damon's bad deal, the new Coke energy drink, and more! FOOTNOTES: 1. Trump admits he pushed Ukraine f... Read more

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In episode 487, Jack and Miles are joined by Bechdel Cast co-host Jamie Loftus to discuss Trump's alligator moat idea, update on the whistleblower story, Trump's boast of annual growth, Bernie Sanders taking a health break, the sentencing of Amber Guyger, the most realistic psychopaths in portrayed in films, how lying to your kids can make them liars, declaring war on baby boomers, and more! FOOTNOTES: 1. Shoot Migrants’ ... Read more

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October 2, 2019 83 min

In episode 486, Jack and Miles are joined by Behind The Bastards / It Could Happen Here / Worst Year Ever host and writer Robert Evans to discuss Mayor Pete's favorite things, Mark Zuckerberg's thoughts on Elizabeth Warren, Mike Pompeo rejecting the Democrats demands for state department officials to testify, Trump threatening more violence, Trump's approval ratings, the Ukrainian orphan being found, Dunkin Donuts Hallo... Read more

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In episode 485, Jack and Miles are joined by trans super model and comedian Arisce Wanzer to discuss a possible new Uber recording option, the State Department investigating Hillary's email's again, the Trump administration taking to the news to defend the whistleblower situation, Trump's civil war threats, divestment as a solution to climate change, personality being an indicator of the music folk listen to, and more! ... Read more

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In episode 484, Miles and special guest host Jamie Loftus is joined by Ethnically Ambiguous co-host Shereen Younes to discuss Hailey and Justin's wedding, the career of Ukraine's president Volodymyr Zelensky, Trump administration slashing refugee numbers allowed in for resettlement, AOC's new plan for inequality, the American Library Association canceling Melvil Dewey, and more! FOOTNOTES: 1. JUSTIN & HAILEY BIEBER... Read more

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