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 28, 2022 22 min

In this edition of The SalTrend Witch Zeitals, Jack and super producer Becca discuss the trailer for 'Hocus Pocus 2', EVEN MOAR of Trumps' 1/6 antics being revealed, new stills from the set of 'Barbie', an R. Kelly fan arrested for plotting to storm the prosecutor's office to prevent sentencing, Ghislane Maxwell actually being sentenced, and "real-life rock & roll Ken and Barbie" MGK and Megan Fo...

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In episode 1276, Jack and Miles are joined by storyteller and lead creative strategist for Salted Logic, Hina Wilkerson, to discuss… What’s the plan Dems?, White Christian Men Are So Horny to Be The One Thing They Can’t Be In America- Oppressed for Being White And Christian And Men, Leaked Amazon memo - "We are running out of labor to exploit..." and more!

  • What’s the plan Dems?
  • Democratic women call on Biden, Congress to pro...
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    In this edition of The ExTrendables, Jack and Miles discuss the brutal attack on Rudy Giuliani, packing the Supreme Court, EVEN MOAR new relevations at Coupchella, Kyrie Irvings' trade opportunities, France learning from America's mistakes, and Q finally dropping a new single!

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    Jack and Miles are joined by comedian Nimesh Patel as they talk about life in a Post-Roe America, the abject failure of the fourth estate, Netflix leaning into the culture wars with their new reality show 'Snowflake Mountain and much more!

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    The weekly round-up of the best moments from DZ's season 242 (6/20/22-6/24/22)

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    In this edition of HudsTrend Hawke, Jack and Miles discuss the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade, it's sweeping implications and the media's reaction to it, the Monkeypox epidemic, Stacy Abrams thinking ACAB means "All Cops Are Broke", and the new Elvis movie!

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    Jack and Miles are joined by writer/actor/comedian Jacquis Neal to discuss Fox News caping for Big Vape, the Trumps' vanity and arrogance coming back to bite them in the ass in an upcoming documentary, the mainstream media not being as "left leaning" as it seems and plenty more!

    1. Sean Hannity = Vape Lord

    2. 'Unprecedented' doc is of interest to 1/6 committee

    3. The problem with NY Mag's "Cancelled ...

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    In this edition of The Sixth Trendse, Jack and super producer Becca discuss myriad bad Supreme Court decisions, the sad state of Drake, the sadder state of Brad Pitt, and the even sadderer state of Late Stage Capitalism!

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    Jack and Miles are joined by writer, comedian, and baldness-advocate Kenny DeForest to talk Coupchella (still), former friends saying "I don't know her" to Trump, the fall of Cereal and plenty more! 

  • Ron Johnson Squirms
  • Can Ron DeSantis Displace Donald Trump?
  • DeSantis Declines to Ask Trump for Endorsement
  • Dr Oz Drops Trump Branding
  • We Can't Let Cereal Die
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    June 23, 2022 50 min

    The Finals just wrapped, but Miles and Jack are still bringing it each week throughout the offseason. This week, they were joined by Emmy-Award winning journalist, NBC 12’s Lina Washington to provide final takes on the 2021-22 season.

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    In this edition of Zeit Hard With A Trendgence, Jack and Miles discuss Andrew Gillum getting charged with conspiracy and fraud, JUUL getting banned by the FDA, NBA news, the Senate gun violence bill, a glut of NFL deaths, and voting machine OEMs suing alt-right news outlets for defamation.

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    In episode 1273, Jack and Miles are joined by comedian, filmmaker, writer and co-host of 1Upsmanship, Michael Swaim, to discuss… Texas GOP had a weird weekend…, MSM hiding / downplaying progressive electoral performance, The New Nerf Macot is Freaking Everybody the F-ck Out and more!

  • Texas GOP had a weird weekend…
  • The Democrats Are Fools for Boosting Trumpist Republicans
  • MSM hiding / downplaying progressive electoral performance
  • The N...
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    In this edition of Honestly Trendermind, Jack and Miles discuss credit card companies blocking efforts to track gun sales, Elon Musks' daughter wanting nothing to do with him, the 'abject failure' in Uvalde, Jack's continued bewilderment at the film 'Lightyear', and John Eastman getting all the blame.

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    In episode 1272, Jack and Miles are joined by writer, director, and co-host of 1Upsmanship, Adam Ganser, to discuss… We might get gun laws…but they are arguing over what an abusive partner is, The Biden Shouldn't Run Chorus Getting Louder, No, Disney Didn’t “Castrate” Buzz Lightyear, Matt Damon is the Official Face of Crypto F-ckery and more!

  • We might get gun laws…but they are arguing over what an abusive partner is
  • The Biden Sh...
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    The weekly round-up of the best moments from DZ's season 241 (6/13/22-6/17/22)

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    In this edition of GoldTrend Zeit Warriors, Jack and Miles discuss the conclusion of the NBA Finals, Elon Musk getting sued for pumping and dumping, World Cup 2026, Vince McMahon stepping down as CEO of WWE, Trump admitting his crimes yet again, the new trailer for Nathan Fielder's 'Rehearsal', and Drake's new album.

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    In episode 1271, Jack and guest co-host Jacquis Neal are joined by comedian, producer, and co-host of I'm Sorry, Mohanad Elshieky, to discuss… NASA Is Joining The Hunt for UFOs … Kind Of, Hollywood Blames Hollywood For Gun Violence and more!

  • NASA Is Joining The Hunt for UFOs … Kind Of
  • Hollywood Blames Hollywood For Gun Violence
  • 6 Handguns, 2 ‘Assault Weapons,’ 2 Submachine Guns, Shotgun, Grenade Used in HBO’s ‘True Detective;’ Pr...
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    In this edition of Trends Rights Activist, Jack and super producer Anna Hossnieh discuss Beyonce dropping a new album, Anna's favorite things, the trailer for the NC-17 rated Marilyn Monroe biopic 'Blonde', and the NBA Finals!

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    Miles and Jack were joined by co-host of NBA Finals File and producer of Mad Boosties, Jabari Davis on the latest episode. The trio dove into Steph's signature Finals moment(s), the ascension of Andrew Wiggins, Boston's chances of fighting back and more!

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    In episode 1270, Jack and Miles are joined by hosts of American Prestige, Daniel Bessner and Derek Davison to discuss… Is There Any Hope For A Leftist Movement In The US?, Coupchella Night 3 and more!

  • Coupchella Night 3
  • LISTEN: Les jolies choses by Polo & Pan

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