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 2, 2019 86 min

In episode 486, Jack and Miles are joined by Behind The Bastards / It Could Happen Here / Worst Year Ever host and writer Robert Evans to discuss Mayor Pete's favorite things, Mark Zuckerberg's thoughts on Elizabeth Warren, Mike Pompeo rejecting the Democrats demands for state department officials to testify, Trump threatening more violence, Trump's approval ratings, the Ukrainian orphan being found, Dunkin Donuts Halloween costumes, thoughts on the new Joker film, and more!


1. What Pete Buttigieg Watches: Favorite Superhero, 'Game of Thrones' Character and Fictional President


3. Pompeo rejects Dem demands for officials' testimony

4. Pompeo’s inner circle heavy on business, military experience

5. Examining Trump’s Claims About Democrats and Ukraine


7. The Ukrainian Orphan Who Is Actually Maybe an Adult Has Been Found in Indiana

8. Dunkin' set to go trick or treating on Halloween

9. Dunkin' Dropping 'Donuts' from Its Name

10. Dunkin’ Debuts its First Ever Halloween Costume at New York Fashion Week, Available Exclusively to their Instagram Fans in October

11. Aurora Shooting Victims Voice Fears Over 'Joker' in Letter to Warner Bros.

12. Warner Bros. Stands By ‘Joker’ Release, Says the Film Doesn’t Endorse Real-World Violence

13. John Hinckley, Jr. Trial (1982)

14. WATCH: Technova La Em Copacabana (TOWA TEI)

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