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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June 25, 2024 79 mins

In episode 1697, Jack and Miles are joined by hosts of Mystery AI Hype Theater 3000, Prof. Emily M. Bender & Dr. Alex Hanna, to discuss… AI Is Breaking The Internet and The World AI, Debunking Lies About AI Magic, Dangerous And Harmful Ways AI Is Actually Being Used and more!

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In this edition of F Everything Else… Trend, Trend, Trend, Trend, Jack and Miles discuss Trump and his melting brain, Dave Grohl drawing the ire of Swifties, the internet arguing over toilet stall etiquette, Trump jinxing the Florida Panthers in the Stanley Cup Finals, Seinfeld "roasting" pro Palestinian protesters on his Australia tour and much more!

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The weekly round-up of the best moments from DZ's season 343 (6/17/24-6/21/24)

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In episode 1696, Jack and Miles are joined by comedian behind the stand-up special Rose Gold and co-host of Dumb People Town, Daniel Van Kirk, to discuss… Trump’s First Slip In The Polls... Kind Of, RFK Jr Doesn’t Qualify For CNN Debate, Sports Betting Site Releases Conspiracy Theory Map, The Mets’ Grimace Era Comes to An End and more!

  1. Trump’s First Slip In The Polls... Kind Of
  2. If Everyone Voted, Would It Benefit Biden? Not An...
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In this edition of The Pop Out: Ken & Trends, Jack and Miles discuss Kendrick Lamar's legendary "Pop Out" concert, what happens when 20 comedians got AI to write their routines, Neflix branded popcorn, the passing of Donald Sutherland, the "attack" on Stonehenge and much more!

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In episode 1695, Jack and Miles are joined by comedian behind the comedy special Live From the Big Dog, Blair Socci, to discuss… Biden: 1 For Them 1 For You, America Is In Desperate Need Of More Immigrants, Cheating Husband Wants To Sue Apple Because His iPhone Had Receipts On It and more!

  1. Biden: 1 For Them 1 For You
  2. America Is In Desperate Need Of More Immigrants
  3. Do Immigrants and Immigration Help the Economy?
  4. Benefits of Imm...
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This week's episode features a great Finals wrap-up and lookahead at the coming summer around the league with Bleacher Report's Molly Morrison!

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In this edition of TrendBA Finals TrendVP JayTrend Brown, Jack and Miles (grudgingly) discuss the 2024 NBA champions: the Boston Celtics, Justin Timberlake getting arrested for DWI, a boffo box office update, Netflix's half assed social media activations, this years EGOT candidates and much more!

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In episode 1694, Jack and Miles are joined by Executive Director of Civil Rights Corps and author of Usual Cruelty, Alec Karakatsanis, to discuss... Prisoners Need “Stamps” For Email? Awful Crime Reporting and more!

  1. Elon Musk's Juiceless "Emergence"

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In this edition of Vampire WeekTrend, Jack and Miles discuss their respective weekends, the latest right wing anti-woke grift: Freedom20, Israel's psy-op to garner Black American's support for their genocide, McDonald's discontinuing their drive-thru AI chatbot, Biden vs. Trump: November Take Your Time (feat. Sinclair Broadcasting) and much more!

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The weekly round-up of the best moments from DZ's season 342 (6/10/24-6/14/24)

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In episode 1693, Jack and Miles are joined by comedian behind the comedy album Daddy Long Legs, Blake Wexler, to discuss… Trump Goes On Begging Tour In DC To Have His Charges Overturned, The Right Is Definitely Coming For IVF... Maybe Divorce Too? North Dakota Just Became The First State To Approve An Age Limit For Politicians and more!

  1. Trump Goes On Begging Tour In DC To Have His Charges Overturned
  2. Southern Baptists’ Vote on ...
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In this edition of Save Us, Trendington 3, Jack and Miles discuss the Supreme Court protecting abortion medication, the trailer for 'Paddington 3', Sony purchasing Alamo Drafthouse and the vertical integration of the film industry, Trump dunking on Milwaukee, a Minnesota woman facing 30 years in prison for… bong water?, and much more!

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In episode 1692, Jack and Miles are joined by writer and comedian behind the album Everything I Know How To Do, Clare O'Kane, to discuss… MAGA World: Hunter Biden Is Guilty…Sh*t…Uhhh…F**k…Hmmm, The ChatGPT oF Streaming? Ashton Kutcher And The Tribeca Film Festival Really Want A.I. Movies To Happen and more!

  1. MAGA World: Hunter Biden Is Guilty…Sh*t…Uhhh…F**k…Hmmm
  2. Hollywood Nightmare? New Streaming Service Lets Viewers Create Th...

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In this edition of Who Is A Rodent Trend, Jack and Miles discuss the internet being horny for "Hot Rodent Men", Kevin Spacey turning in a great performance on Piers Morgan, the great Taco Bell art heist, the Chic-Fil-A "summer camp", Bryan Johnson claiming to have "cured" aging and much more!

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The guys were very pleased to be joined by journalist and NBA analyst Sarah Todd on the latest episode. The trio discussed Boston's 2-0 lead, the Porzingis health concerns and whether the Mavs can turn things around back in Dallas for Games 3 & 4!

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In episode 1691, Jack and Miles are joined by host of Otherworld, Jack Wagner, to discuss… Otherworld Questions, UFOs, Are Ghosts Real? And more! 

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In this edition of Hunter BidTrend Is Guilty, Jack and Miles discuss Hunter Biden's felony convictions, Trump trying to weasel out of the debates, Justice Alito's wife complaining about pride flags, Apple's new AI integration with OpenAI, Martha's Vineyard running out of weed, Taylor Swift NOT being in the new Deadpool movie and much more!

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In episode 1690, Jack and Miles are joined by media critic and musician, münecat, to discuss… The Manosphere and more!

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In this edition of All Cops Are Bad Boys, Jack and Miles discuss their respective weekends, Israel "rescuing" hostages… by doing more war crimes, Trump's Las Vegas 'Shark vs. Battery' rant,  people rage quitting Adobe products over AI concerns, a boffo box office update, Julia Louis-Dreyfus' thoughts on Seinfeld's woke war and much more!

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