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 211, Jack and Miles are joined by writer and Behind The Bastard's host Robert Evans to discuss the Paul Manafort trial, a recap of this past weekend's DefCon, Trump's lack of knowledge when it comes to time zones and how countries are pronounced, Bob Goodlatte's son calling him out, some stories Robert's been following including the state of the Kurds in Northern Iraq, how 'The Meg' has been a huge box office success, some drink related stories, and more!

FOOTNOTES:

1. Behind The Bastards: No Matter How Much You Hate Paul Manafort, You Should Hate Him More (And Here’s Why) Part 1

2. Behind The Bastards: No Matter How Much You Hate Paul Manafort, You Should Hate Him More (And Here’s Why) Part 2

3. Manafort Lawyers Rest Without Calling Witnesses in Fraud Trial

4. The Most Terrifying Device Hacks From This Year’s Def Con

5. Trump’s diplomatic learning curve: Time zones, ‘Nambia’ and ‘Nipple’

6. In Politics, No One Can Call You Out Like Your Family

7. Up to 1,000 more U.S. troops could be headed to Afghanistan this spring

8. With ISIL gone, Iraqi Kurds still battle a weak economy

9. 6 Insanely Post-Apocalyptic Realities of the Ukraine Revolt

10. ‘The Meg’ Is a Surprise Box-Office Monster

11. Man fills water cup with soda and things go unnecessarily haywire from there

12. Why You Should Think Twice Before Ordering Coffee or Tea on a Plane (Video)

13. A Brief History of Vice: How Bad Behavior Built Civilization by Robert Evans

14. WATCH: Ravyn Lenae – Sleep Talking (Official Music Video)

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