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.

Episodes

December 9, 2022 59 min

In episode 1388, Jack and Miles are joined by comedian and host of Blake's Takes For God's Sakes, Blake Wexler to discuss...Brittney Griner getting released from a Russian gulag, Jesse Waters: Profound Knower of Female Desires, Republicans trying to figure out what the hell happened, and the new killer Santa movie (now with more copaganda!)

 

1.Brittney Griner freed from Russian prison in exchange for Viktor Bout

2. WNBA st...

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In this edition of Zeit Up Your Geist, Jack and Miles discuss the release of Brittney Griner, Steph Curry: the S.I. Sportsperson of the Year, the "Respect for Marriage" act, an potential 'Rush Hour' sequel in the works, the NYT journalist walkout, and the North Carolina power plant shootings!

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In episode 1387, Jack and Miles are joined by hosts of Matter of Degrees, Dr. Leah Stokes and Dr. Kathrine Wilkinson, to discuss… Climate Change As Mass Mental Health Event, Pretty Thorough Takedown of Effective Altruism, TGI Friday’s Mozz Sticks Got No Mozz--a Lawsuit Against the Manufacturer Claims and more!

  • Pretty Thorough Takedown of Effective Altruism
  • TGI Friday’s Mozz Sticks Got No Mozz--a Lawsuit Against the Manufacturer Clai...
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    Jack and Miles were pleased to be joined by The Athletic’s Law Murray on today’s episode. They dove into that resilient roster and whether the Clippers need to consider any moves in the future. The trio also discussed AD’s resurgence and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander’s ascension!

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    In this edition of Trend Nog, Jack and DJ Danl discuss Warnock winning Georgia, the passing of Judge Mills Lane, top 10 lists of 2022, the rumblings about 'Avatar 2', Time Magazine's Person of the Year, Kirk Cameron's new children's book, and SF hitting the pause button on their killer police robots!

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    In episode 1386, Jack and Miles are joined by journalist and host of A Tradition of Violence, Cerise Castle, to discuss… Georgia Run-Off is Full of Self Owns and Grifting…, The State of Policing and Human Caging In This Country, That AI Selfie Art App Is Also Pretty Creepy and more!

  • Georgia Run-Off is Full of Self Owns and Grifting…
  • Mike Lee, Burgess Owens are raising money for Herschel Walker’s Senate campaign — and keeping half of...
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    In this edition of Trendily Ratajkowski, Jack and Miles discuss Emily Ratajkowski and Pete Davidson, Mitch McConnell getting snubbed at the Jan. 6th gold medal ceremony, the Iran mass strike, the A/V Club's favorite X-Mas movies, MTG "calling out" the racism of Nick Fuentes, Harrison Ford's many hats, and the passing of Kirstie Alley!

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    December 6, 2022 66 min

    In episode 1385, Jack and Miles are joined by host of When You're Invisible, Maria Fernanda Diez, to discuss… Elon/GOP Thinks You Have a Constitutional Right to See Hunter Biden’s Genitalia, Speaking of the Constitution - Trump Says D*ck Pics are Grounds to Overturn an Election, When You’re Invisible And Class In America and more!

  • Speaking of the Constitution - Trump Says D*ck Pics are Grounds to Overturn an Election
  • LISTEN: Th...

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    In this edition of Jesus, Mary and JosTrend, Jack and Miles discuss Joe Mazola only recognizing ONE royal family, Iran's Morality Police, Justice Gorsuch accusing Colorado of forcing a Christian baker to undergo a "reeducation program", a World Cupdate, the GMA3 scandal, and RealID getting pushed back again!

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    In episode 1384, Jack and Miles are joined by comedian, Gabe Mollica, to discuss… Zero COVID and Labor Exploitation Has Given Way to the White Paper Protests, New George Saunders Book And Mainstream Media’s Myth About Trump, Lindsay Lohan’s Pepsi-Milk Is Here To Save Christmas and more!

  • Zero COVID and Labor Exploitation Has Given Way to the White Paper Protests
  • China’s Blank-Paper Protests Are Only a Beginning
  • New George Saunders Boo...
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    December 4, 2022 53 min

    The weekly round-up of the best moments from DZ's season 265 (11/28/22-12/2/22)

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    In this edition of David BeckTrend, Jack and Miles discuss the best tap water, the rise of hatespeech Twitter, Kanye's Infowars appearance, Steph Curry's insane workouts, the power of the unconscious mind, and the new Chat GPT AI!

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    In episode 1383, Jack and guest co-host Matt Lieb are joined by Sports Reporter, TV Presenter, and host of Benched with Bonnetta, Rachel Bonnetta, to discuss… Water Sommeliers Are A Thing, There’s A Whole Lot Of Real-Life Drama Going On Over At The Christmas Story House and more!

  • Water Sommeliers Are A Thing
  • Bottled Waters: Our Blind Taste Test
  • A blind water taste test to end all debate of the best bottled water
  • There’s A Whole Lot Of...
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    In this edition of Ichabod SeasTrend, Jack and super producer Anna discuss the Joe Biden stabbing labor unions in the back, the trailer for 'Cocaine Bear', Spotify Wrapped 2022, a World Cupdate, and how it's OUR fault for inflation!

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    In episode 1382, Jack and Miles are joined by journalist, comedian, and host of The Bitchuation Room, Francesca Fiorentini, to discuss… ACAB Includes Whatever the F*ck these Robots Are in San Francisco, Biden Christmas Decorations = Satanic Plot? 

  • ACAB Includes Whatever the F*ck these Robots Are in San Francisco
  • Police Use of Robot to Kill Dallas Suspect Unprecedented, Experts Say
  • First lady Jill Biden chooses ‘We the People’ as ...
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    December 1, 2022 43 min

    Jack is back this week and the guys were pleased to be joined by Detroit News beat writer Mike Curtis on today's episode! The trio discussed the start of the season for the Pistons and that exciting young core as well as plenty more action from around the league!

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    In this edition of Let's Trend The Zeit Together, Jack and Miles discuss the new 'Super Mario' trailer, Hakeem Jeffries taking over for Nancy Pelosi, the 'colossal failure' of Amazon's Alexa, an update on the rail workers strike, and 'Gaslighting' getting named the word of the year!

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    In episode 1381, Jack and Miles are joined by activist, advocate, survivor, and host of Survivors Heal, Oya L. Sherrills, to discuss… RNC Creates Advisory Group to Find Out Why Racism, Misogyny, & Homophobia Unpopular, Taste Test: Ketchup and more!

  • RNC Creates Advisory Group to Find Out Why Racism, Misogyny, Homophobia Unpopular
  • Fox Host To Women: “Stop Chopping Your Hair Off”
  • Heinz Is Not America’s Best Ketchup
  • LISTEN: Out Of My...

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    In this edition of Billy McFarTrend, Jack and Miles discuss Dr. Oz begging to get back on TV, whether LeBron is washed and other NBA news, the "Ex-Law Enforcement Worker" who murdered a whole family and kidnapped a child, Billy McFarland back with another scam, and "Liver King" Brian Johnson getting busted with $12k in human growth hormones!

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    In episode 1380, Jack and Miles are joined by comedian, Ian Lara, to discuss… Global Fascist Movement Taking Shape, Aspiring Fascists Meet with Florida Man - GOP ‘Outrage’ v Believable, Fascists Still Figuring Out How to Take Over…, Scorsese’s Fake Film (And Why The Mandela Effect Might Just Be Lazy Merch) and more!

  • Global Fascist Movement Taking Shape
  • What “longtermism” gets wrong about climate change
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