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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.

Big Wine Has Tricked You, Netflix Pisses Off The Internet 8.21.18

August 21, 201867 min
In episode 216, Jack and Miles are joined by comedian Vanessa Gritton to discuss the Rosé conspiracy, Netflix starting to experiment with ads for their other shows, Men Right's Activist joy over the Asia Argento report, Michael Shannon's reaction to questions about Trump, Brett Kavanaugh's shady past, porn star's playing Fortnite, GOP senate candidate Kelli Ward touring with alt-righter Mike Cernovich, and more! FOOTNOTES:1. Smash Mouth Cusses Out Fans Throwing Bread2. Smash mouth singer goes insane at Taste of Foco3. Bribes, Backdoor Deals, and Pay to Play: How Bad Rosé Took Over4. Netflix will now interrupt series binges with video ads for its other series5. Netflix Is Betting Its Future on Exclusive Programming6. Netflix is testing ads for Netflix original content on Netflix7. Netflix Is Running Ads That It Insists Aren’t Ads8. Relax, binge watchers. Netflix is not adding commercials9. 20 NETFLIX HACKS YOU AREN'T USING (BUT SHOULD BE)10. That bucket of KFC in 'Stranger Things' is not a coincidence: Why product placement is back in vogue11. A company owned by Bill Gates is placing companies' products in Netflix and Amazon shows12. The #MeToo Movement Is About More Than One Person: Asia Argento Settled With Sexual Assault Accuser13. Michael Shannon will never, ever play Donald Trump14. A Judge, a Renomination and the Cross-Burning Case That Won't End15. BUSH SEATS JUDGE AFTER LONG FIGHT, BYPASSING SENATE16. Porn Stars Turn To ‘Fortnite’ And Other Big Games As Brand Builders17. Kelli Ward to tour with Pizzagate conspiracy theorist Mike Cernovich. No, really18. MUST WATCH: When @kasie asks GOP Sen candidate Kelli Ward about having an alt-right figure on his state-wide bus tour19. WATCH: Marlowe - Lost ArtsLearn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at to learn about your ad choices when listening to podcasts, visit