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.

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May 22, 2022 68 min

The weekly round-up of the best moments from DZ's season 237 (5/16/22-5/20/22)

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In this edition of Kathleen Trendedy, Jack and Miles discuss Darvin Ham being up for Lakers head coach, Ugly Sonic shilling merch in the new Chip 'n Dale movie, Nancy Pelosi getting banned from receiving communion in SF archdiocese, Elon Musk "becoming" a republican, CPAC kicking off in Hungary (Home of Viktor Orban), and Denny's "Bring Your Bestie To Work" program.

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In episode 1252, Miles and guest co-host Matt Lieb are joined by comedian and host of The G Word, Adam Conover to discuss… The continued disconnect between legislators and health workers, Freudian Slip of the Century, TOLD YOU SO MOM - video games INCREASE intelligence? And more!

  • The continued disconnect between legislators and health workers
  • Freudian Slip of the Century
  • TOLD YOU SO MOM - video games INCREASE intelligence?
  • LISTEN: Go...

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    In this edition of BoostBird Singing in the Trend of Zeit, Jack and special guest co-host Matt Lieb discuss Rihanna welcoming her first baby with A$AP Rocky, Madison Cawthorn proclaiming it's time for 'Dark MAGA' to take command, Migos possibly breaking up, Monkeypox cases detected in Europe & North America, McDonald's selling off all of their Russian locations, Biden invoking the Defense Production Act for the ...

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    In episode 1251, Jack and Miles are joined by comedian and host of The Downside, Gianmarco Soresi to discuss… Primaries Check In: Progressives actually didn’t do a bad job, Grift Update: MAGA Steaks Edition, Stan Lee Is The Latest Dead Celebrity To Be Digitally-Resurrected and more!

  • Grift Update: MAGA Steaks Edition
  • Stan Lee Is The Latest Dead Celebrity To Be Digitally-Resurrected
  • Stan Lee Files $1B Lawsuit Against POW! Entertainment...
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    Miles and Jack were honored to be joined by the 7-time NBA Champion for the Rockets, Lakers and Spurs, Robert Horry on the latest installment of Mad Boosties. Beyond getting his thoughts and analysis on the current NBA playoffs, including predictions for each Conference Finals series, they dove into some of Rob's greatest moments as a player and plenty more!

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    In this edition of Zeit Boostie Trends Forever, Miles and super producer Anna discuss Martin Shkreli being released from prison early, the hidden forest in a Chinese sinkhole,  Apple getting sued for blowing out a child's eardrums, the Musk/Twitter saga, equal pay for the U.S. Men's AND Women's national teams, and Russian state T.V. not being on board with the invasion.

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    In episode 1250, Jack and Miles are joined by writer, film producer, and comedian Dani Faith Leonard to discuss… The Biggest Water Disaster In US History Coming To California And We Aren’t Ready, Critical Race Theory ESPECIALLY bad when taught to…Black kids?, The Sad State of Meghan McCain’s Literary Career and more!

  • The Biggest Water Disaster In US History Coming To California And We Aren’t Ready
  • Critical Race Theory ESPECIALLY bad...
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    In this edition of Boosties In The Zeit With DiaTrends, Jack and Miles discuss Tucker Carlson calling Dan Crenshaw 'eye patch McCain', GruBHub's 'Free Lunch' promo going terribly, Biden nominating Michael Barr as Fed Vice Chair for crypto supervision (despite an obvious conflict of interest), the NBA draft lottery, Margot Robbie's many trends, and Lionel Messi's future.

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    In episode 1249, Jack and Miles are joined by rapper and host of Hood Politics, Propaganda to discuss... Racist Republican Rhetoric…, Replacement Theory Motivation Behind Buffalo, Pittsburgh, El Paso, Law & Order Tackles Havana Syndrome, For Some Reason and more!

  • Replacement Theory Motivation Behind Buffalo, Pittsburgh, El Paso
  • We Can’t Talk About the Racist Massacre in Buffalo Without Talking About Capitalism
  • Liberals Blocked on...
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    In this edition of Trendything, Trendywhere, All Zeit Once, Jack and Miles discuss the mass shootings in Buffalo and Orange County, the Lunar eclipse, the NBA playoffs, Congress holding a public hearing on UFOs, the new Portola music festival line-up, and Lukashenko urging CSTO to unite against the West.

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    In episode 1248, Jack and Miles are joined by comedian Brian Bahe to discuss… The Baby Formula Shortage is a Real Clusterf--k, America Is Worst Rich Country to Give Birth In Bout To Become Worse, The Perfect Arrival Time for an event and more!

  • The Baby Formula Shortage is a Real Clusterf--k
  • What’s Behind America’s Shocking Baby-Formula Shortage?
  • Whistleblower warned FDA about formula plant months before baby deaths
  • Why US Parents Are ...
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    The weekly round-up of the best moments from DZ's season 236 (5/9/22-5/13/22)

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    In this edition of Mr. Morale and the Big Trenders, Jack and Miles discuss Mr. Morale and the Big Steppers and other new music, the NBA playoffs, Elon Musk saying his Twitter deal is "on hold", Friday the 13th, and Mike Pence caping for Brian Kemp in Georgia,

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    In episode 1247, Jack and guest co-host DJ Danl Goodman are joined by hosts of Just Between Us, Gabby Dunn and Allison Raskin to discuss… Great Resignation is getting older…, Crypto Plunge Continues, The Cause Is The Problem Everyone’s Been Pointing Out For A Year?, First Pictures of Super-Massive Black Hole at center of Milky Way and more!

  • Great Resignation is getting older…
  • Crypto Plunge Continues, The Cause Is The Problem Everyon...
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    In this edition of There Once Was A Crew From Trendtucket, Jack and super producer Becca discuss Top Gun: Maverick, Becca's Streaming Corner, possible features on Kendrick's new album (Andre 3k?), McCarthy and 4 other Republicans subpoenaed my Jan. 6th panel, and TikTok news!

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    Miles and Jack are joined by former college player and current Utah Jazz beat writer for The Athletic, Tony Jones on the latest Mad Boosties. Beyond continuing their playoff breakdown, they also go into some of Tony’s experiences both playing the game and covering the league.

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    In episode 1246, Jack and Miles are joined by comedian Lydia Popovich to discuss… Gen Z and the tech savvy are fighting back against union busting companies, Susan Collins’ cowardice on full display, The Groomer Rhetoric Is Really Scary and more!

  • Gen Z and the Tech Savvy Are Fighting Back Against Union Busting Companies
  • Susan Collins’ Cowardice On Full Display
  • The Groomer Rhetoric Is Really Scary
  • VISIT: https://www.lydiapopovich.com/

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    In this edition of Zeiton Williamson, Jack and Miles discuss Jack Harlow not knowing who Brandy is, Joe Manchin opposing abortion access bill, Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh being killed by Israeli forces, Nike vs. Stock-X, Mike Tyson not facing any charges for delivering a well deserved ass beating, Mountain Dew: Purple Thunder, and Kendrick Lamaar's incipient album.

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    In episode 1245, Jack and Miles are joined by hosts of Better Call Paul, Mesh Lakhani and Paul Sarker to discuss… Streaming Fatigue Is Real, The Right is Trying to Claim Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness and more!

  • Streaming Fatigue Is Real
  • How subscriptions took over our lives
  • The Right is Trying to Claim Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness
  • Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness’ Banned in Saudi Arabia
  • The Scarle...
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