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

In episode 594, Jack and Miles are back with Jamie Loftus to discuss Greta Thunberg possibly having coronavirus, rent freezes, Trump trying to get America back to business regardless of the warnings, the clear class divide over the stock market, why Trump and Republicans keep referring to covid-19 with racist nicknames, a new Mountain Dew flavor, Jeremy Renner trying to lower his child support payments, fun activities to do while in quarantine, and more!

FOOTNOTES:

  • Greta Thunberg Says It’s ‘Extremely Likely’ That She Had Coronavirus
  • How close is NYC to instituting a rent freeze?
  • California landlord group calls on members to freeze rents and evictions
  • I want it over by EASTER! Donald Trump says the U.S. doesn't shut down for deadly flu and defies doctors' advice that millions could die if he pushes ahead with getting America back to business - in just 19 days
  • Texas Lt. Gov. Urges Old People To Sacrifice Themselves To Save Economy Amid Coronavirus
  • Philadelphia 76ers star @JoelEmbiid has decided to pledge $500K to COVID-19 medical relief—to help survival and protection efforts in the community. AND he’s committed to helping Sixers employees who will suffer financial hardship in light of the franchise’s salary reductions.
  • Devils, Sixers cut some staff salaries for three months
  • Why Trump, The Radical Republicans And Fox News Are Calling It The ‘Chinese Virus’
  • Even a national crisis can’t stop Mountain Dew from innovating
  • Jeremy Renner requests child support reduction due to coronavirus pandemic
  • WATCH: Prefuse 73 - Pentagram
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