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
October 8, 2019 75 min

In episode 490, Jack and Miles are joined by Ridiculous History and Stuff They Don't Want You To Know's Ben Bowlin to discuss the GOP's flip flopping on Trump's call to China to investigate Biden, Trump blaming Ukraine call on Rick Perry, alcohol Tide Pods, James Harden apologizing to China, stories from the Joker screenings over the weekend, and more! Plus Robert Evan's joins to discuss Trump backing Turkey's plans to sweep the American-backed Kurdish forces. FOOTNOTES: 1. GOP Can’t Seem To Get On Same Page On Trump’s Call For China To Probe Biden 2. This morning in the Florida Keys, @marcorubio was asked about the President calling on China to investigate @JoeBiden - see his answer 3. George Stephanopolous presses Republican Rep. Jim Jordan several times about whether he thought it was appropriate for Trump to ask China to investigate Joe Biden. Jordan would not directly respond. 4. Asked what he thought about Trump asking China to investigate the Bidens, @GOPLeader McCarthy gaslights: "You watch what the president said -- he's not saying China should investigate," he says. 5. Scoop: Trump pins Ukraine call on Energy Secretary Rick Perry 6. Profit, not politics: Trump allies sought Ukraine gas deal 7. America's Kurdish allies risk being wiped out – by Nato 8. President Endorses Turkish Military Operation in Syria, Shifting U.S. Policy 9. Glenlivet introduces alcoholic Tide Pods and we're all thinking the same thing 10. JAMES HARDEN APOLOGIZES TO CHINA After Rockets GM's Pro Hong Kong Tweets 11. WATCH: James Harden issues apology after tweet by team manager Daryl Morey 12. Box Office: ‘Joker’ Smashes October Record With $96 Million Debut 13. Moviegoer At Times Square Theater Reportedly Escorted Out Of ‘Joker’ Screening After Cheering On-Screen Murders 14. 2 men arrested during ‘Joker’ screening at AMC theater in Chicago 15. ‘Joker’ Audience Self-Evacuates Long Beach Theater Because Of “Suspicious Subject” 16. 'Noxious substance' released at Kitchener cinema where Joker, Downton Abbey playing 17. These Fake Joker Signs At Movie Theaters Are Getting Out Of Hand 18. WATCH: Little Simz - Venom Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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