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.... Show More
October 19, 2018 68 min

In episode 256, Jack and Miles are joined by comedian Julian McCullough to discuss a profile on Heidi Cruz, Ted Cruz's wife, Facebook's inflated video metrics, the boost of racism in the GOP, how a group of black senior citizens were ordered off a Georgia bus taking them to vote, the mainstream media taking Trump's side in regards to Elizabeth Warren's DNA test, the parts of the world where the resource wars will be fought, updates on the murder of Saudi journalist Khashoggi, the saddest profession, Fran Drescher and Cardi B bringing back 'The Nanny,' a 'Real World' reboot, and more!

FOOTNOTES:

1. There's now a 'Golden Girls'-inspired cereal and it's flying off the shelves

2. Heidi Cruz Didn’t Plan for This

3. Facebook may have knowingly inflated its video metrics for over a year

4. Democrats mount a Midwestern comeback

5. Thomas Homan: “This caravan issue lays at the feet of the Democratic Party up on the Hill.”

6. Mary Ann Mendoza: “Until our politicians really make a stand…we’re going to continue to see these caravans of people because we have politicians like Nancy Pelosi who encourage them to keep making this trek.”

7. Black senior citizens ordered off Georgia bus taking them to vote

8. White? Black? A Murky Distinction Grows Still Murkier

9. Here’s Where the Post-Apocalyptic Water Wars Will Be Fought

10. When the (Empty) Apartment Next Door Is Owned by an Oligarch

11. Kelly, Bolton Get in Profane Shouting Match Outside the Oval Office

12. Treasury Secretary Mnuchin pulls out of investment conference, rebuking Saudi regime

13. What we know about the 15 Saudis said to have played a role in Jamal Khashoggi’s disappearance

14. Survey Finds Widespread 'Moral Distress' Among Veterinarians

15. Fran Drescher Says She's 'Talking' to Cardi B's Team About Casting Rapper in a Nanny Reboot

16. ‘Real World’ Reboot Coming to Facebook Watch

17. WATCH: Jordan Rakei - Midnight Mischief (Tom Misch Remix)

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