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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.

Alexa, Was My Life Good? JFK: Solved! 10.15.18

October 15, 201876 min
In episode 252, Jack and Miles are joined by comedian and Bechdel Cast host Caitlin Durante to discuss new Amazon Echo devices, how Amazon found a way to screw over their warehouse workers, Trump wanting to replace Nikki Haley with a woman because of Kavanaugh, the fact that we are due for another financial crisis, Republican pair posing as communists to make Democratic donation, Democrats needing to push to adopt Australian voter laws, a Mad Max festival in the desert, a new theory about the JFK assassination, a women being kicked off a plane for bringing her emotional support squirrel aboard, bloidwatch, and more! FOOTNOTES:1. Here are the five new Amazon Echo devices available now2. Amazon Warehouse Workers Lose Bonuses, Stock Awards for Raises3. Eyeing midterm gender gap, Trump aides seek woman for U.N. post4. Republican pair apparently pose as communists to make Democratic donation5. Australia election: Why is voting compulsory?6. The Strangest Desert Festival In the World Makes Everyone’s Mad Max Dreams Come True7. Lee Harvey Oswald’s little green book shows JFK wasn't the real target8. Flight Delayed After Woman Brings An ‘Emotional Support Squirrel’ Onboard9. WATCH: Mk.gee - YouLearn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at to learn about your ad choices when listening to podcasts, visit