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

May 29, 2024 22 mins

In this edition of ZEITRIZI, Jack and Miles discuss North Korean poop balloons, a Trump hush money trial update, Biden's Gaza pier breaking immediately, new research into the prevalence of peanut allergies and much more!

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In episode 1683, Jack and Miles are joined by TV writer and creator of Gone Native, Joey Clift, to discuss… Orcas Not Based... Just Bored & Juvenile, Boeing Won’t Fix Its Leaky Shuttle Before Launch, The Reagan Movie Will Be Even Worse Than You Think, “Garfuriosa” Fails At Memorial Day Box Office and more!

  1. Orcas Not Based... Just Bored & Juvenile
  2. Boeing Won’t Fix Its Leaky Shuttle Before Launch
  3. NASA and Boeing Are ...
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In this edition of One Small Trend For A Man, One Giant Leap For Meowkind, Jack and Miles discuss their respective weekends, CNN's coverage of the Trump hush money trial, Google's AI Overview's massive hallucination problem, Trump's icy reception at the Libertarian party convention and much more!

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The weekly round-up of the best moments from DZ's season 339 (5/20/24-5/24/24)

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In episode 1682, Jack and Miles are joined by host of More Than A Movie, Alex Fumero, to discuss… Microplastics Found In Every Human and Dog Testicle Tested, Breaking News: …uhhh…Giants Built All The Cool Buildings Conspiracy Just Dropped? Hulu Is Making A Dating Show For Virgins and more!

  1. Microplastics Found In Every Human and Dog Testicle Tested
  2. Breaking News: …uhhh…Giants Built All The Cool Buildings Conspiracy Just Drop...
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In this edition of BBL Trendy, Jack and Miles discuss the round mound of rebound: BBL Chuck, the untimely death of the Humane AI pin, how weird it is that Laura Trump is the co-chair of the RNC, an update on the Graceland situation, "Fuck The LAPD" T-shirts selling out after the LAPD tries to stop the sale of "Fuck The LAPD" T-shirts and much more!

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In episode 1681, Jack and Miles are joined by comedian and host of Parenting is a Joke, Ophira Eisenberg, to discuss... MAGA Victim Narrative Update, Elvis’ Graceland Home Was Foreclosed By Alleged Scammers and more!

  1. GOP lawmakers conflate standard FBI policies with an assassination attempt on Trump
  2. ‘Pathetic Question!’ Seb Gorka Blasts Reporter Outside Courthouse Who Points Out Trump Is Part of the Ruling Class
  3. Elvis’ Gra...
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In this edition of Who Wants To Go To The 4 SeasTrends Orlando, Jack and Miles discuss the Four Seasons baby, Apple's top ten albums of all time, an update on Gina Rinehart trying to hide her portrait, Amazon's Alexa getting an AI overhaul and much more!

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The guys were pleased to be joined by sports bettor and podcast host Jamieson Welsh on the latest episode. The trio discussed the semi-final outcomes, previewed the conference finals and debated the 'face of the league' for the next 5 years!

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In episode 1680, Jack and Miles are joined by author of Grasping at This Planet Just to Believe, Taz Ahmed, to discuss… Endless Shrimp or Private Equity? ScarJo Has Lawyered Up--OpenAI Acting Dumb, Jesse Watters Mocks “Rage Rituals” Trend... Immediately Gets Owned By Guest and more!

  1. Endless Shrimp or Private Equity?
  2. ScarJo Has Lawyered Up--OpenAI Acting Dumb
  3. Sam Altman's "Human, in person, fantastic experiences" Clip
  4. Jess...
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In this edition of 3Trend Post-It Notes, Jack and Miles discuss Kobayashi retiring from the world of competitive eating, 3M silencing scientists over forever chemicals, Rudy Giuliani selling $30 bags of coffee, the ICC's arrest warrants for Netanyahu and Hamas leaders and much more!

WATCH: Kobayashi vs Giant Bear

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In episode 1679, Jack and Miles are joined by journalist, Jared Holt, to discuss… The Relative Danger Of Conspiracy From Taylor Swift To Stop The Steal, The Resurgence Of Q-Anon and more!

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In this edition of Well, The Trends Start Coming And They Don't Stop Coming, Jack and Miles discuss their respective weekends, Rudy Giuliani getting served with an indictment at his 80th birthday party, Donald Trump's NRA speech, Harrison Butker's weird-ass commencement speech, the Iranian president dying in a helicopter crash, Sean Combs issuing an apology after a video surfaces of him brutally attacking Cassie Ventura, the Megalo...

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The weekly round-up of the best moments from DZ's season 338 (5/13/24-5/17/24)

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Miles and Jack were pleased to be joined by comedian and podcast host Jamel Johnson for this week's episode. The trio discussed the fate of the Cavs, the resiliency of the Knicks, Jokic in the all-time conversation and plenty more!

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In episode 1678, Jack and Miles are joined by comedian, Pallavi Gunalan, to discuss... Billionaire Streisand Effect’s Herself Because She Is Not Used To Being Out Of Control, France Bans TikTok In New Caledonia Right As They Deploy Troops, John Krasinski Is The Worst and more!

  1. Billionaire Streisand Effect’s Herself Because She Is Not Used To Being Out Of Control
  2. France Bans TikTok In New Caledonia Right As They Deploy Troop...
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In this edition of I'm Not Sleeping… I'm MediTrending, Jack and Miles discuss dating apps scamming again (this time with AI), Samsung's iPad ad clapback, Trump's journey towards enlightenment during his hush money trial, Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez splitting up?, the allegations against David Copperfield and much more!

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In episode 1677, Jack and guest co-host Jody Avirgan are joined by hosts of Ridiculous Crime, Zaron Burnett & Elizabeth Dutton, to discuss… Biden Challenges Trump To Two Debates... With Conditions, Your Car Is Definitely Spying On You and more!

  1. Biden and Trump agree to debates in late June and September
  2. It’s Official: Cars Are the Worst Product Category We Have Ever Reviewed for Privacy
  3. Your car wants to know about you...
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In this edition of The Jackoff Trend Motion, Jack and Bryan the Editor discuss King Charles' freaky-ass portrait, the TikTok soy sauce testicle taste test challenge, the death of Chuck-E-Cheese's animatronic band… again, some interesting looking horror movie trailers from horror nepobabies and much more!

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In episode 1676, Jack and Miles are joined by comedian behind the comedy special Daddy Long Legs, Blake Wexler, to discuss… Time To Sh*t The Bed In Fear?--POLLS POLLS POLLS, A Video Portal Was Set Up Between NYC And Dublin... You Will Be Shocked To Hear What Happened, Scam Or Honest Mistake? Vegas Restaurant Promises BLUEY…Ends Up Being Janky, OpenAI Releases Her-Inspired AI Assistant and more!

  1. Time To Sh*t The Bed In Fear?-...
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