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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.

Keto Is King, Too-Early 2020 Dem Nominee Polls 12.13.18

December 13, 201867 min
In episode 293, Jack and Miles are joined by comedian Sara June to discuss the most Googled foods, a preview of the 2020 candidates, the Google CEO sitting down to testify in front of congress, the fall out of the Trump/Pelosi/Schumer showdown, the silence of Mike Pence, Michael Cohen going to prison, Michael Flynn asking for leniency, Maria Butina flipping, and more! FOOTNOTES:1. Foods we Googled in 2018: Unicorn cake, CBD gummies, keto everything2. Whole Foods Ranked Worst on Cancer-Linked Package Chemicals3. Bernie Sanders still says class is more important than race. He is still wrong4. Bernie’s Plan for Racial Justice5. Cynthia Nixon, like Bernie Sanders before her, has a problem with black Democrats6. It’s time to end the myth that black voters don’t like Bernie Sanders7. After @SteveKingIA raises inscrutable concerns about iPhones, Google CEO Sunday Pichai patiently informs him, "Congressman, iPhone is made by a different company."8. Trump Springs Shutdown Stunt On Chuck and Nancy, Makes Everything Worse9. Trump says he would be 'proud' to shut down the government over border wall funding10. These Tweets About Mike Pence Are Joking That He's Taken A Vow of Silence11. Everybody’s Wrong: Donald Trump Won the Chuck-n-Nancy Meeting, and Here’s Why12. Michael Cohen sentenced to 3 years in prison13. Michael Flynn's lawyers request no prison time, defend cooperation with Mueller team14. Maria Butina, accused Russian agent, reaches plea deal with prosecutors15. WATCH: Sam Gendel - Pure Imagination (Lo Fi)Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at to learn about your ad choices when listening to podcasts, visit