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
September 10, 2020 75 min

In episode 712, Jack and Miles are joined by comedian, The Pen Pals podcast co-host, and Dads: The Podcast co-host Rory Scovel to discuss Bob Woodward releasing audio of his conversation with Trump, orange skies in the west coast from the fires, a GOP staffer telling a cancer survivor that if you're poor then you die, Halloween being canceled in Los Angeles, Borat 2, the Oscars new diversity requirements, and more!


  • LISTEN: Woodward Releases Audio of Trump Privately Admitting Danger of Coronavirus, And His Plans to Downplay It
  • Trump called his 'f***ing generals' a 'bunch of p*****s', Jim Mattis thought the President was 'dangerous and unfit' and Dan Coats thought Putin 'had something on Donald', new Bob Woodward reveals
  • Thick wildfire smoke blocks sun, turns Bay Area sky orange
  • Glowing orange sky, thick smoke: People in the West share surreal scenes of living amid wildfires
  • Cancer survivor pleading for help with health insurance 'angry and hurt' over Tillis staffer's response
  • LA County cancels Halloween, says no trick-or-treating this year
  • Very Nice: ‘Borat 2’ Has Already Been Filmed and Screened
  • The Oscars Will Add a Diversity Requirement for Eligibility
  • Change starts now. We've announced new representation and inclusion standards for Best Picture eligibility, beginning with the 96th #Oscars. Read more here.
  • Oscars reveal new diversity requirements for best picture nominees
  • Kirstie Alley Leads Conservative Backlash to Oscars’ Inclusion Rules: “Dictatorial” and “Anti-Artist”
  • Oscars 2020: Cynthia Erivo 'bittersweet' as only black actor nominee
  • The Oscars nominated ‘Parasite’ but looked right past its all-Asian cast. It’s part of a pattern.
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