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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.

2018 Year End Lists In Review 12.31.18

December 31, 201870 min
In episode 300, Jack and special guest co-host Jamie Loftus are joined by comedian Yusef Roach to discuss defining events from the year: Walmart's bizarre top selling items in 2018, Time's person of the year list, Google trends from the year, top box office reports from the year, best films of the year, top billboard charts of 2018, top porn searches of 2018, top baby names, popular children's games of the year, and more! FOOTNOTES: 1. Walmart reveals the most bizarre top-selling items of 2018 in every state2. THE GUARDIANS AND THE WAR ON TRUTH3. Year in Search 20184. GIPHY's Top 25 GIFs of 2018 5. Yearly Box Office6. 2018 DOMESTIC GROSSES7. BEST OF 2018: FILM CRITIC TOP TEN LISTS8. YouTube Top 10 Music Videos of 2018 Dominated by Spanish-Language Tracks9. The Human Race Really Outdid Itself with Porn Searches in 201810. The Most Popular Baby Names of 2018 — And The Least11. 100 most popular boys’ names so far in 201812. One of the hottest toys of 2018 is a $50 unicorn that poops glitter slime and it’s ridiculously fun13. How pimples, poop, and brain goo became the hottest toys of 201814. WATCH: Ty Segall - Lowrider (War)Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at to learn about your ad choices when listening to podcasts, visit