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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.

A Baffling New Oscars Category, G.R.E.A.M. 8.8.18

August 8, 201873 min
In episode 207, Jack and Miles are joined by comedian Atsuko Okatsuka to discuss a climate change update, the blue wave coming over the countries primaries, the Mar-A-Lago members running the VA, who Trump is playing golf with, the Oscar's changing it up, what happened to Shaun Weiss of the 'Mighty Duck's', theories about the new 'Mamma Mia!' and more! FOOTNOTES: 1. The time Dave Matthews Band dropped raw sewage on 100 people in Chicago2. California Fire Now the Largest in State History: ‘People Are on Edge’3. Ohio 12 special election: No plan for O'Connor to concede in tight race4. Democratic Party’s liberal insurgency hits a wall in Midwest primaries5. Michigan Dems elect state's first all-female statewide ticket for midterms6. The Shadow Rulers of the VA7. Trump Welcomes Najib Razak, the Malaysian Leader, as President, and Owner of a Fine Hotel8. Najib Razak charged over multibillion 1MDB corruption scandal9. Trump Lawyer Michael Cohen Negotiated $1.6 Million Settlement for Top Republican Fundraiser10. TRUMP GOLF COUNT11. Trump nominates some club members to plum government jobs12. Help us identify Trump’s unknown golf partners13. Oscars Won't Televise All Awards Live, Adds Popular Film Category14. ‘Mighty Ducks’ Star Shaun Weiss’ Slow Fall From Grace15. My my, what the hell is up with the Mamma Mia! timeline?16. WAIT, WASN’T MERYL STREEP’S MOM DEAD IN THE FIRST ‘MAMMA MIA!’ MOVIE?17. 10 THINGS ABOUT ‘MAMMA MIA! HERE WE GO AGAIN’ THAT MAKE NO SENSE18. WATCH: Charlotte Dos Santos - Watching You - Sofie's SOS TapeLearn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at to learn about your ad choices when listening to podcasts, visit