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
January 22, 2019 68 min

In episode 313, Jack and Miles are joined by Disgraceland host Jake Brennan to discuss FiveThirtyEight's personality quiz, Democrats' 2020 nominees, Trump directing Michael Cohen to lie to congress for him, William Barr's confirmation hearing, the speculation on what will end government shutdown, a study that links opioid overdoses and doctors who received gifts for their work, a police department in Pennsylvania asking for drunk people to train with, Netflix using real train crash footage, and more!

FOOTNOTES:

1. Most Personality Quizzes Are Junk Science. Take One That Isn’t.

2. Could Dems’ 2020 nominee be someone you’ve never heard of?

3. Why Trump’s Directing Cohen, Others to Lie Would Be Far Worse Than Watergate

4. President Trump Directed His Attorney Michael Cohen To Lie To Congress About The Moscow Tower Project

5. Klobuchar: "A president persuading a person to commit perjury would be obstruction. Is that right?"

6. @LindseyGrahamSC: "If there was some reason to believe that the president tried to coach somebody not to testify or to testify falsely that could be obstruction of justice?"

7. Waiting for a Shutdown to End in Disaster

8. Study Links Drug Maker Gifts for Doctors to More Overdose Deaths

9. Police Seek Volunteers To Drink To Excess

10. Netflix Won't Remove Footage of Real-Life Train Crash From 'Bird Box'

11. lac megantic train crash

12. WATCH: UNKLE - Bloodstain

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