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 500, Jack and Miles are joined by comedian Blair Socci to discuss the new Star Wars film, the whistleblower situation testimonies beginning, Trump wanting to sue CNN for being mean, impeachment polls, polling results for the Democratic candidates, how allergies can help stop crime, the Mountain Dew candle, an opioid nightmare haunted house, the dumbest Christmas films coming to Netflix and Hallmark, and more!

FOONOTES:

  • ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ Sets New Record for Most Ticket Pre-Sales in First Hour
  • “All I have to say is in my ten short months in Congress, it’s not even noon and this is my most disturbing day in Congress so far. Very troubling.” - Rep. Andy Levin’s comments after emerging from Bill Taylor’s testimony
  • C Harder - CNN Re Pres Trump, Trump Campaign (10.16.19)
  • Trump is reportedly trying to sue MSNBC and The Washington Post now
  • Do Americans Support Impeaching Trump?
  • Anxious Democratic Establishment Asks, ‘Is There Anybody Else?’
  • All eyes on Iowa — and Buttigieg
  • More sneezing, less crime? Health shocks and the market for offenses
  • You Can Get A Candle That Smells Exactly Like Mountain Dew
  • This town turned its opioid nightmare into a haunted house. And it’s terrifying.
  • FEAR FACTOR: DO SCARE TACTICS KEEP TEENS FROM USING DRUGS
  • Why anti-drug campaigns like DARE fail
  • Hallmark Christmas movies begin before Halloween! Here's how to watch all 40 new titles
  • Every Christmas movie and show coming to Netflix this holiday season
  • Dennis Quaid Gets Into the Holiday Spirit With Netflix's 'Merry Happy Whatever': First Look (Exclusive)
  • Apple Nabbed ‘A Christmas Carol’ Because at That Price, Christmas Is for Streaming
  • Disney Unveils ‘Noelle’ Trailer Starring Anna Kendrick, Bill Hader
  • WATCH: Brad stank - Pond Weed (Official Audio)
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