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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February 25, 2024 63 mins

The weekly round-up of the best moments from DZ's season 326 (2/19/24-2/23/24)

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In episode 1630, Jack and Miles are joined by comedian behind the comedy special Spiritually Filthy, Mort Burke, to discuss… Maybe We Need To Reframe The BIDEN IS OLD Conversation, Los Angeles Just Proved How Spongy a City Can Be and more!

  1. Joe Biden Is Picking Cars Over the Planet
  2. Los Angeles Just Proved How Spongy A City Can Be
  3. Mark Zuckerberg Awkwardly Hanging With Volkanovski’s Corner

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In this edition of ATT Service Trendtage, Jack and Miles discuss the ATT service outage, Biden's impeachment inquiry collapsing, the new "Best Casting" category at the 2025 Oscars, Dunkin Donuts' caffeinated energy drinks, the IRS reporting that *gasp* rich people don't pay enough taxes, Starbucks' new pork flavored latte (a Chinese exclusive) and much more!

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Jack and Producer Jabari were pleased to be joined by recording artist and NBA writer Claire De Lune on today's episode! The trio wrapped up an eventful All-Star Weekend before transitioning to the second-half playoff push around the league!

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In episode 1629, Jack and Miles are joined by producer of The Puzzler, Jody Avirgan, to discuss… Trump Launches The Bachelor--But For Vice Presidents, Frozen Embryos Are Literal Children According To The Alabama Supreme Court, How Will New York Ever Survive Without Dilbert And The Shark Tank Guy? Measles: The 2024 Comeback No One Wants and more!

  1. Trump Launches The Bachelor--But For Vice Presidents
  2. Trump confirms names on VP...
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In this edition of The Beatles Group MasterbaTrend, Jack and Miles discuss… Alex Jones getting his estate liquidated to pay Sandy Hook families, Trump: The Debt King, Beyonce's #1 country hit, Malia Obama's directorial debut… not going over well,  the FOUR upcoming Beatles movies and much more!

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In episode 1628, Jack and Miles are joined by comedian, DeAnne Smith, to discuss… More People Believe The C.I.Taylor Conspiracy Than They Do The Flat Earth…, Putin “Foe” Alexei Navalny Mysteriously Died In Prison, The NYPD Dance Team Pisses Off Literally Everybody and more!

  1. More People Believe The C.I.Taylor Conspiracy Than They Do The Flat Earth…
  2. Putin “Foe” Alexei Navalny Mysteriously Died In Prison
  3. What we know about Al...
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In this edition of Scamazon Crime, Jack and Miles discuss their respective long-ass weekends, a deluge of AI-related news, Trump really putting the 'Con' into his SneakerCon appearance, this weeks box office update, and much more!

  1. How I Fell for an Amazon Scam Call and Handed Over $50,000 (thecut.com)
  2. Here's what Jack The Ripper looked like — according to AI (nypost.com)
  3. ‘Madame Web’ flops at the box office - The Washingto...
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February 20, 2024 75 mins

In episode 1627, Jack and Miles are joined by streamer, gamer, and super-producer, DJ Danl Goodman, to discuss… The Future Of Video Games & The Practical Impact Of AI and more!

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The weekly round-up of the best moments from DZ's season 325 (2/12/24-2/16/24)

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In episode 1626, Jack and guest co-host Blake Wexler are joined by writer, producer, columnist, and author of the memoir Why Didn't You Tell Me?, Carmen Rita Wong, to discuss… Russia Space Nuke Meltdown Hits Washington, Applying For Jobs Is Now Even Worse Thanks To “A.I.”, Cybertrucks Are Already Rusting and more!

  1. Russia Space Nuke Meltdown Hits Washington
  2. Applying For Jobs Is Now Even Worse Thanks To "A.I."
  3. AI Chatbots Ar...
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In this edition of Blinding Trendlights, Jack and Bryan The Editor discuss… these dang regulations keeping us from having safer headlights, Trump's Valentines Day love letter fundraiser, Madame Webb getting some last minute dialog tweaks, some BS news of the week and much more!

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February 15, 2024 57 mins

In episode 1625, Jack and Miles are joined by comedian and author of Hello, Friends!, Dulcé Sloan, to discuss… Evangelicals Let Us Know How They Feel About THE WORD OF GOD Or Whatever and more!

  1. Evangelicals Let Us Know How They Feel About THE WORD OF GOD Or Whatever

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In this edition of Your AI GirlTrend…, Jack and Miles discuss your AI girlfriend spying on you, the advent of kissing, the House voting to impeach Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, Tom Suozzi winning George Santos' old seat, and much more!

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The guys were pleased to be joined for their 100th episode by the Andscape writer and ESPN panelist Martenzie Johnson. The trio discussed his Bucks and what to expect come playoffs and all types of All Star Weekend excitement!

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In episode 1624, Jack and guest co-host Andrew Ti are joined by TV writer, comedian, performer, and producer, Joey Clift, to discuss… Jon Stewart’s Daily Show Return Angers Liberals, Biden’s TikTok Flip Flop, Biden Unleashes Dark Brandon Meme At Worst Possible Time, Madame Web Is The “Cats Of Superhero Movies” According To Reviews and more!

  1. Jon Stewart’s Daily Show Return Angers Liberals
  2. Jon Stewart's 'Daily Show' Return Sp...
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In this edition of Fat Trendsday, Jack and Bryan The Editor discuss KFC turning chicken into jewelery, Taco Bell's E3-style keynote, the new 'Golden Bachelorette' series, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin being back in the hospital, a "F*ck You, It's February" box office update, and much more!

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In episode 1623, Jack and Miles are joined by host of Cool People Who Did Cool Stuff and Live Like The World Is Dying, Margaret Killjoy, to discuss… Overview - Why Do We Think We Can’t Help Each Other? The True Story of How Paramedics Were Invented, Don’t Think It’s All Going To Work Out Ok And That Somebody Else Is Going To Fix It For You and more!

  1. American Sirens: The Incredible Story of the Black Men Who Became America's ...
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In this edition of Superb Owl Sundae, Jack and Miles discuss their respective weekends, what the ol' Prezzie Candies were up to over the weekend, the Super Bowl (and all those delicious ads!) and much more!

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The weekly round-up of the best moments from DZ's season 324 (2/5/24-2/9/24)

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