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
August 23, 2019 74 min

In episode 459, Jack and Miles are joined by comedian Chinedu Unaka to discuss the new Apple card, the fires burning in the Amazon, Sarah Sanders joining Fox News, Trump denying detainees vaccines, Joe Walsh possibly knocking Trump out of the race, the big business of scavenging, the Spider-man Sony / Marvel debacle, and more!

FOOTNOTES:

1. How to clean your Apple Card

2. Amazon fires: Bolsonaro says Brazil cannot fight them

3. Blame humans for starting the Amazon fires, environmentalists say

4. People are deliberately starting fires in the #AmazonRainforest to illegally deforest indigenous land for cattle ranching

5. Jair Bolsonaro claims NGOs behind Amazon forest fire surge – but provides no evidence

6. Fires in the Amazon, the planet at risk

7. Sarah Sanders becomes the latest ex-Trump official to join Fox News

8. Trump’s new press secretary was arrested for DUI while working on the 2016 campaign during her rocky rise to the White House

9. Opinion: Denying flu vaccinations to border detainees isn’t just cruel, it’s dangerous

10. If Joe Walsh Primaries Trump, Will We Stop Calling Him A Deadbeat Dad?

11. THE GOP SUICIDE SQUAD GEARS UP TO PRIMARY TRUMP

12. How China used Facebook and Twitter to spread disinformation about the Hong Kong protests

13. The Big Business of Scavenging in Postindustrial America

14. Disney-Sony Standoff Ends Marvel Studios & Kevin Feige’s Involvement In ‘Spider-Man’

15. The Secret History of Spider-ManMovies

16. Sony once turned down a chance to buy all of Marvel’s movie rights for only $25 million

17. WATCH: Black Taffy - Lantern Flies In Mist

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