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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.

Worse Job: Oscar Host Or Trump Chief Of Staff? Steph Curry: Moon Hoaxer 12.11.18

December 11, 201868 min
In episode 291, Jack and Miles are joined by comedian Paige Weldon to discuss Steph Curry's theory on the moon landing, two jobs we can't fill in the US (Oscars host AND White House Chief of Staff), the failing of an Alt-right convention, Russian spy Matina Butina possibly flipping, Individual 1 starting to panic, a woman divorcing her ghost husband, the creation of digital doppelgängers, the fact that it is harder for children to believe in Santa these days, and more! FOOTNOTES: 1. Stephen Curry: I don’t believe we went to the moon2. DONALD TRUMP LIKES TO HIRE STAFF WHO LOOK LIKE HIM WHEN HE WAS YOUNGER, REPORT SAYS3. OSCARS 2018 Hard to Find New Host ... GIG COMES WITH LOW PAY, LOW REWARD4. Wild theories and empty seats at CPAC-style conference for the MAGA set5. Accused Russian Spy Maria Butina May Be Ready to Cooperate6. Washington Post columnist predicts Trump will resign 10 minutes before Pence so Pence can pardon him7. Louth woman married to ghost of pirate splits from her 300-year-old husband8. A Holocaust Survivor’s Digital Doppelgänger9. Man arrested after telling kids Santa isn't real10. School district apologizes after teacher tells students Santa isn't real11. Is Santa real? A version of Alexa skirts some kid questions12. WATCH: crying while she is combing her hair13. WATCH: Fishmans - Baby BlueLearn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at to learn about your ad choices when listening to podcasts, visit