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
July 24, 2019 73 min

In episode 439, Jack and Miles are joined by writer, podcaster, and film critic Vince Mancini to discuss laugh tracks, a preview of the Mueller testimony, Joe Biden's prep for the upcoming debates, the mail bomber's Trump obsession, the fall of the Commerce department, Louisiana officers being fired for their Facebook posts attacking AOC, China investing in the US movie industry, why Leonardo DiCaprio doesn't want to talk about Titanic, and more!

FOOTNOTES:

1. Canned laughter 'makes jokes funnier'

2. With Three Simple Answers, Mueller Can Speak Volumes

3. Nadler: DOJ directive to Mueller is part of 'ongoing cover up' from Trump administration

4. Biden, Scrutinized for Crime Bill, Unveils Plan to Reduce Mass Incarceration

5. Biden announces plan to counteract mass incarceration

6. Here Are the Lineups for the Next Democratic Debates

7. Mail Bomber’s Trump Obsession Contributed To Radicalization, Lawyers Say

8. TRUMP’S COMMERCE SECRETARY KEEPS FALLING ASLEEP DURING MEETINGS

9. ‘It’s a disaster over there’: Commerce reaches new heights of dysfunction

10. 2 Louisiana police officers fired over Facebook post suggesting Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez should be shot

11. Japanese And Taiwanese Flags Removed From Maverick's Jacket In New Top Gun

12. Leonardo DiCaprio (sort of) addresses the Titanic door controversy with Jack's death

13. Could Jack Have Fit on the Titanic Door? Let's Examine the Modern Cinema Debate of Our Time Through the Years

14. Watch Kate Winslet prove once and for all there was room on the door for Jack in ‘Titanic’

15. WATCH: Kilo Kish - San Pedro

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