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 will 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
November 8, 2019 76 min

In episode 512, Jack and Miles are joined by comedian and Bechdel Cast co-host Jamie Loftus to discuss Trump's new impeachment plan, Trump supporters saying he can do nothing wrong, Bill Gates coming for Elizabeth Warren, T.I. checking on his daughter's hymen, Four loko seltzer, Starbucks nixing the Gingerbread latte, a reddit thread analyzing James Harden's performance, and more!

FOOTNOTES:

  • Trump wanted Barr to hold news conference saying the president broke no laws in call with Ukrainian leader
  • Trump impeachment: President fumes at report attorney general refused to endorse his Ukraine call
  • Excerpts from Joint Deposition
  • Poll: 62% of Trump supporters say nothing he could do would change opinion
  • Trump Can Now Exit the Paris Accord. It's Still a Bad Idea
  • Bill Gates Goes After Warren on Wealth Tax, Won’t Commit to Backing Her Over Trump: Voting for Whoever’s ‘More Professional’
  • Fun fact about Bill Gates and capitalism. Decades ago he retired and began giving all his money away. He’s famous for that. Today he’s worth more money than the day he stopped working. Neat trick.
  • so much backlash around corbyns stance on billionaires comes from a lack of understanding of just how much a billion really is. there is no justification for wealth like that
  • T.I. Said He Goes To The Gynecologist With His Daughter Every Year To "Check Her Hymen"
  • Four Loko Hard Seltzer and Bud Light Seltzer Are All Too Real
  • Starbucks Isn’t Bringing Back The Gingerbread Latte This Holiday Season
  • I analyzed James Harden's performance in every NBA city to see if there is a correlation between his box score and the city's average strip club rating.
  • Study Affirms Altitude Boosts Denver Nuggets' Home Advantage, But Do Other Factors Blunt The Impact?
  • WATCH: Vinyl Williams – Lansing (Official Video)

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