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 588, Jack and Miles are joined by Bechdel Cast's Jamie Loftus to discuss the Fed throwing money in the wrong place, Trump trying to buy the coronavirus antidote, the man who bought seventeen thousand bottles of hand sanitizer, the origin of Draconian, REM blowing up in the charts, fun things to do to kill time, Fiona Apple's advice on how to quit cocaine, why we need to stay in with Arnold, and more!


  • Exclusive: Fed is ‘throwing money in the wrong place,’ says Sheila Bair, former top banking regulator
  • Germany tries to stop US from luring away firm seeking coronavirus vaccine
  • He Has 17,700 Bottle of Hand Sanitizer and Nowhere to Sell Them
  • Man Who Hoarded 18,000 Bottles Of Hand Sanitizer To Resell: I'm Not Sorry
  • Draco (lawgiver)
  • Cool, R.E.M.'s "It's The End Of The World As We Know It" is charting again
  • Fiona Apple says she quit cocaine after "one excruciating night" at Quentin Tarantino's house with Paul Thomas Anderson: "Every addict should just get locked in a private movie theatre with Q.T. and P.T.A. on coke, and they’ll never want to do it again."
  • Fiona Apple’s Art of Radical Sensitivity
  • this gets better with every single second & i will never recover from it
  • ...if I preface the video by saying it’s Arnold Schwarzenegger in his kitchen wearing a Terminator t-shirt and giving coronavirus advice, while feeding a pony called Whisky & a donkey called Lulu.... it is somehow still better than you imagined
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