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

In episode 224, Jack and Miles are joined by comedian Madison Shepard to discuss Brett Kavanaugh's upcoming Supreme Court confirmation hearings, a 1950's murder case that could influence the Mueller case, Eminem's new album, the funeral of queen Aretha Franklin, California's latest legislative wins, Japan's pushing for clear beverages, In n Out supporting the GOP, and more!


1. The Jesus de Galindez Case

2. What to expect from Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court confirmation hearings next week

3. Author Sues CIA for Info on Trujillo Victim

4. CIA Archive

5. Eminem’s surprise album Kamikaze is his best in years

6. When We Almost Stopped Climate Change

7. Aretha's Funeral

8. Asian-American Students Suing Harvard Over Affirmative Action Win Justice Dept. Support

9. Trump personally lobbying GOP senators to flip on Sessions

10. Bombshell leak to Toronto Star upends NAFTA talks: In secret ‘so insulting’ remarks, Trump says he isn’t compromising at all with Canada

11. California Just Became The First US State To Condemn Surgeries On Intersex Children

12. California Is About to Abolish Cash Bail. Criminal Justice Advocates Aren’t Happy

13. California passes trio of gun control bills, including lifetime ban on domestic violence convicts

14. Crooked Media on Gillum

15. Clear Beer? Don’t Judge a Drink by Its Color

16. The future is clear: Companies testing transparent beer, coffee in Japan

17. Democratic leader's call for In-N-Out Burger boycott meets its own resistance

18. Brad Pitt's 'Make it Right' foundation faces lawsuit over degradation of New Orleans homes

19. Rot wrecks Brad Pitt's hurricane homes: Actor's charity sues timber firm over claims wood used to rebuild houses in New Orleans was defective

20. Hiatus Kaiyote - 13 By Fire

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