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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.

Trump’s Day Of L’s, Carlton Makes ‘Em Pay 12.19.18

December 19, 201865 min
In episode 297, Jack and Miles are joined by comedian Alison Stevenson to discuss a new advertisement asking people to give Trump some love, the Trump administration's weird attempts to raise money, Michael Flynn's delayed sentencing, the dissolution of the Trump Foundation, how Russian social media hacking was aimed towards black voters, Alronso Ribeiro suing Fortnite and NBA2K for stealing his dance, the passing of Penny Marshall, the new Brexit film, and more! FOOTNOTES:1. Trump’s campaign manager asks people to call hotline to say, ‘Thank you, President Trump!’2. Eric Trump’s Attempt To Hawk Christmas Ornaments Leads To Holiday Jeers3. Roger Stone Is Selling ‘Roger’ Stones4. Michael Flynn Is Owed an Apology5. WATCH: Judge Jeanine's EPIC Opening Statement on General Flynn6. Judge Postpones Sentencing of Michael Flynn After Harshly Rebuking Him7. Trump charity agrees to dissolve amid allegations of a 'shocking pattern of illegality'8. Russian 2016 Influence Operation Targeted African-Americans on Social Media9. ALFONSO RIBEIRO Sues Fortnite and NBA 2K Creators ... FOR STEALING CARLTON DANCE10. Remembering Penny Marshall: The Joy of A League of Their Own11. WATCH: Brexit (2019) | Official Trailer | HBO12. Benedict Cumberbatch will star in an HBO movie about Brexit. Here’s why the film is controversial.13. Music's Mystery Mogul: Len Blavatnik, Trump and Their Russian Friends14. WATCH: Parliament - BackwoodsLearn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at to learn about your ad choices when listening to podcasts, visit