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
November 25, 2019 73 min

In episode 523, Jack and Miles are joined by comedian Andrew Michaan to discuss the top trending stories on the internet, how current 2020 candidates aren't as well-liked as older candidates, Lev Parnas claiming hard evidence, needing more hearings, Trump calling in to Fox & Friends, Rudy Giuliani's son, how Don Trump Jr's book sold so many copies, the new Tesla Cybertruck, and more!

FOOTNOTES:

  • The 2020 Front-Runners Aren’t As Well-Liked As Past Contenders
  • Lev Parnas, shady pal of Rudy Giuliani, claims ‘hard evidence’ of wrongdoing for Trump impeachment inquiry
  • When even Steve Doocy is trying to get you to stop spewing conspiracies
  • TRUMP on Kurt Volker, his former special envoy to Ukraine: "I don't know him."
  • "She wouldn't hang my picture in the embassy ... it took like a year & a half or 2 years for her to get the picture up ... this was not an angel, ok?" -- Trump says one of his big beefs with Ambassador Yovanovitch was that she wasn't eager to hang up his portrait
  • "I do want, always, corruption" -- quite the Freudian slip from Trump
  • Rudy Giuliani’s son Andrew gets $90,700 a year as Sports Liaison for the White House. His job is coordinating professional athletes visiting Trump. His relevant experience? He golfs.
  • What Does Rudy Giuliani’s Son Do?
  • Trump hires Rudy Giuliani's son for White House role
  • Forced Off Duke’s Varsity Golf Team, Giuliani’s Son Files a Lawsuit
  • WATCH: Rudy Giuliani Inauguration Upstaged by Son’s Antics [1994]
  • Yankee Stadium Opening Day
  • Kellyanne Conway’s 'opioid cabinet' sidelines drug czar’s experts
  • New FEC disclosures show a single large RNC payment of $94,800 to Books-a-Million in October, a few days before "Triggered" was released. An RNC spokesman confirmed that the expenditure was connected to their promotion of Don Trump Jr.'s book.
  • The 12 coolest features of Tesla's new $39,900 Cybertruck pickup
  • WATCH: Orchestra Baobab - Ndeleng Ndeleng
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