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 587, Jack and Miles are joined by The Daily Dive's Oscar Ramirez to discuss what health experts are saying about the coronavirus pandemic, how Jared Kushner is on the case, restaurants that are providing paid sick leave, Democrats trying to help, people buying up grave sites, what to watch while in quarantine, the film Contagion blowing up, and more!


  • White House coronavirus expert Dr. Anthony Fauci says complete US shutdown is 'on the table' and warns the crisis could last TWO MONTHS
  • Inside Jared Kushner’s coronavirus research: A wide net on a giant Facebook group
  • A running list of restaurants and food-related businesses providing paid sick leave for employees
  • McCarthy says Republicans won't support Democrats' coronavirus bill
  • House Democrats’ virus bill: Free testing, paid sick leave
  • The Internet Archive’s VHS Vault will send you on a 90s nostalgia trip
  • Coronavirus: List Of Canceled Or Postponed Hollywood & Media Events
  • Global Film Industry Facing $5 Billion Loss Amid Coronavirus Outbreak
  • Contagion shows the lengths people go to watch a movie they can’t stream
  • ‘Contagion,’ Steven Soderbergh’s 2011 Thriller, Is Climbing Up the Charts
  • A Scientific Adviser On “Contagion” Said People Should Have Taken The Film More Seriously
  • For Me, Rewatching ‘Contagion’ Was Fun, Until It Wasn’t
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