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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January 18, 2022 26 min

In this edition of Cheer: SeasTrend 2, Jack and Miles discuss the USPS taking orders for free covid tests, Carhart requiring workers to get vaxx'd, Daniel Radcliffe playing Weird Al in "Weird: the Al Yankovic Story", Microsoft acquiring Activision/Blizzard, and Cheif Justice Neil Gorsuch refusing to wear a mask

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In episode 1065, Jack and Miles are joined by comedian and writer Ellory Smith to discuss Oh cool, DOJ actually went after the Oathkeepers, Video Game Console Trackers are Helping People Find Covid Tests Better Than the Government, The Queen’s Guilty Pleasure Is My Pet Peeve: Guilty Pleasures That Wouldn’t Make Me Feel Guilty, The Scream Franchise Has Always Been Political and more!

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    In this edition of MichiTrend, Jack and Miles discuss who the next Bond should be, the 7 hour line for the Figment popcorn bucket, Britney vs. Jamie Lynn, the (lack of a) Voting Rights bill, Kanye vs. Pete Davidson, and hundreds of medical experts declaring Joe Rogan a menace to public health

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    In episode 1064, Jack and Miles are joined by poet and podcaster Chelsey Weber-Smith to discuss Something something voting rights something something not enough votes, McConnell vs Trump, Someone Needs to Start Making a Prince Andrew Documentary Right Now, New Havana Syndrome Cases In Paris and Geneva, SoS Blinken Throwing Up Hands and more!

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  • McConnell vs Trump
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    In this edition of Zeit Inch Nails, Jack and Super Producer Becca discuss the Supreme Court blocking the vaccine mandate, alternative uses for Viagra, Jason Momoa and Lisa Bonet splitting up, Kanye West punching a fan, and MGK and Megan Fox getting engaged.

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    In episode 1063, Jack and Miles are joined by comedian Steven Wilber to discuss Reminder - Trump and co can not stand being scrutinized over election fraud claims, Prince Andrew Going to Trial?, No, I do not like the idea of an NFT restaurant, yet here we are, The Oscars Will Once Again Have a Host and more!

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  • Prince Andrew Going to Trial?
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    In this edition of The Zeithouse, Jack and Miles discuss anti-vaxxers force-femming themselves, Matt Gaetz's ex-GF testifying in court, Lula da Silva running for president of Brazil, Boris Johnson's BYOB parties, Batfans being pissed the new Batman movie is PG-13, Biden's approval rating dipping, and the trailer for 'Cheer' S2

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    In episode 1062, Jack and Miles are joined by comedian, actor, podcaster and host of Natch Beaut Jackie Johnson to discuss The Vaccine Police guy has a way to unfuck yourself from the COVID…, Speaking of vaccinations…Quebec launches genius plan to increase rates, Pink And Gen Z Yellow Give Way To Something Something Purple...? and more!

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    In this edition of Tale As Old As Zeit, Jack and Miles discuss Rachel Maddow being too SCARED to debate Madison Cawthorn, Maya Angelou being the first Black woman featured on the US quarter, Kool Moe Dee's rapper report card, Reese Witherspoon's predictions for the future of the metaverse, the Brooklyn student walkout, and United reporting no COVID deaths after vaccine mandate.

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    In episode 1061, Jack and Miles are joined by comedian Teresa Lee to discuss WHY ISN’T BIDEN DOING ANYTHING ABOUT MANDATES? Because corporations, fool, Florida Low Death Rate Stories Continue to Persist Even Though We Know How They’re Hacking the System, Girl Scout Cookie Season Is Here, And It’s Different Depending Where You Live and more!

  • WHY ISN’T BIDEN DOING ANYTHING ABOUT MANDATES? Because corporations, fool
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    In this edition of Trendowjackets, Jack and Miles discuss beloved public figures Robert Durst AND Bob Saget passing away, the new show 'Yellowjackets', NBA news, Clay Aiken running for congress, Sen. Scott Baldwin saying teachers should be 'impartial' when teaching about Nazis, and the Golden Globes happening.

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    In episode 1060, Jack and Miles are joined by co-hosts of the Was I In A Cult? podcast Tyler Measom and Liz Iacuzzi to discuss Ted Cruz - Texas’ Human Invertebrate, What 2022 Will Bring According to Movies (Hello, Cannibalism) and more!

  • Ted Cruz - Texas’ Human Invertebrate
  • What 2022 Will Bring According to Movies (Hello, Cannibalism)
  • Decades ago, movies imagined a futuristic 2022
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    The weekly round-up of the best moments from DZ's Season 216 (1\4\22-1\7\22)

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    In this editon of Trend It Go, Jack and Miles discuss the passing of Sidney Poitier, the new Pixar film "Turning Red", the upcoming Mario Kart game, the sentencing of Ahmaud Arbery's murderers, the new The Weeknd album "Dawn FM", and Taco Bell doing wings now.

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    In episode 1059, Jack and Miles are joined by super producer, podcaster, streamer, and musician DJ Danl Goodman to discuss Good news! Two non-shitty American doctors are developing a FREE vaccine, Digest of Jan 6 Coverage / Reactions: Division Is Not The Problem, It’s The Both Sidesing Rhetoric, End the world now: Logan Paul may have wasted millions on fake Pokemon Cards, The Metaverse Sucks – But Not Because of Walmart and more!

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    In this edition of Trend Don't Break, Jack and Miles discuss Biden's Jan. 6th speech, the Hamilton cast helping commemorate Jan. 6th for some baffling reason, Elmo v. Rocco, the Ghislane Maxwell trial, Aaliyah's upcoming posthumous album, and an update on the Novak Djokovic situation

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    In episode 1058, Jack and Miles are joined by comedian and host of the Blakes Takes for God's Sakes Podcast Blake Wexler to discuss Jan 6 - a year later…, And the most Googled chain restaurant is…, Yellowstone Is Apparently Very, Very Popular and more!

  • Jan 6 - a year later…
  • Trump cancels Jan. 6 event amid GOP complaints
  • Yellowstone Is Apparently Very, Very Popular
  • And the most Googled chain restaurant is….

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    In this edition of Zeiterman: Into The Trenderverse, Jack and Miles discuss Chicago cancelling public school classes, the Pope criticizing couples who don't have kids, Homer Plessy being posthumously pardoned, Merrick Garland vowing to pursue Jan. 6th inquiry 'at any level', Bossip's brilliant headline, KFC debuting plant based 'Beyond Fried Chicken' menu, and Novak Djokovic's visa problems.

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    In episode 1057, Jack and Miles are joined by comedian, actor, and writer Greta Titelman to discuss RIP Betty White, Majorly Tainted Goon gets booted from social media, fights with Dan Crenshaw, TikTok check - parents smearing “shit” on their kids, Car Crash Deaths Are Up With Fewer Cars On The Road, Wheel of Fortune is a Goddamn Trainwreck and more!

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    In this edition of Just Two Trend Boyz In A Zeitilac, Jack and Miles discuss people watering down their COVID tests, Sen. Tim Kaine being among the motorists snowed in on I-95, Aaron Rodgers (NOT) loving Atlas Shrugged, Elmo v. Rocco, the US reporting a million new daily COVID cases, and how "fake" diamonds just aren't the same as the "real" thing (despite being molecularly identical).

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