The Daily Zeitgeist
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.

President Christmas-Movie-Villain, Giuliani May Just Be Drunk 12.20.18

December 20, 201866 min
In episode 298, Jack and Miles are joined by Stuff You Should Know co-host and The End Of The World host Josh Clark to discuss Twitter trends including Will Smith as the Genie, the Carlton dance coming from Bruce Springsteen,  Paul Ryan's final speech, James Harden, some more absurd Rudy Giuliani comments about Trump's Russia connections, Trumps disdain for Christmas, Tucker Carlson losing sponsors, Steph Curry's response to his moon landing comments, and more! FOOTNOTES: 1. Take Your First Look at Will Smith as Aladdin's Live-Action Genie2. We Can Thank Bruce Springsteen for the Gift That Is Alfonso Ribeiro's Carlton Dance3. Ryan reflects on 'great and lasting difference' in farewell address to Congress4. The 6 funniest things about James Harden’s double-step-back travel that wasn’t called5. Giuliani indicates conversations with Trump on Trump Tower Moscow occurred later than previously known6. The Damning, Damning Letter7. Rudy Giuliani Is Definitely Losing It8. War on Christmas? Trump Was For ‘Happy Holidays’ Before He Was Against it, and Ivanka Still Is9. Trump Is Milking the War on Christmas for Every Last Penny10. Donald Trump Hates Christmas Parties11. Donald Trump Jr. says his dad ‘regifted’ monogrammed presents — including one that he gave him12. In the 1980s, Donald Trump banned Christmas decorations to harass his elderly tenants13. NEW YORK; DONALD HUMBUG14. "Obviously, they’re men": Tucker Carlson, guest kvetch about "gingerbread people."15. Advertisers are dropping Tucker Carlson's Fox News show after he said immigration makes the US 'dirtier'16. Here Are The Advertisers Boycotting Tucker Carlson’s Show17. Kyrie Irving Responds to Outcry over Stephen Curry's Moon Landing Comments18. The End Of The World with Josh Clark19. WATCH: Sam Gendel & Sam Wilkes - BOALearn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at to learn about your ad choices when listening to podcasts, visit