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.

Bird Box Office Bonanza, Conservatives Catch Woman Dancing 1.4.19

January 4, 201963 min
In episode 302, Jack and special guest host Jamie Loftus is joined by comedian Caitlin Durante in this Bechdal Cast take over to discuss the Bird Box challenge, the Masked Singer television show, the video of Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez that has offended conservatives, all the women who were sworn in to Congress this week, the government shut down, Trump's press briefing, the 2019 Coachella line up, Apple stock going down, a frozen remnant in the Solar System, the hacking of Migos, and more! FOOTNOTES:1. Netflix warns against Bird Box challenge as dangerous trend goes viral2. Who Are The Masked Singer Celebrity Contestants? These Are Our Best Guesses3. Introducing 'The Masked Singer,' Featuring Television's Hottest Peacock-Hippo Battle4. Conservatives Have Exposed AOC’s Incredibly Wholesome Past5. What is the problem here? Do we live in Footloose Town? Was I unaware that we were living in Footloose Town this entire time?6. New members sworn in to most diverse Congress ever – in pictures7. Dirty parks, closed museums: The government shutdown grinds on8. Mitt Romney Says Trump ‘Has Not Risen to the Mantle of the Office’9. Poll: Iowa Republicans Would Reelect Trump, But They’d Also Welcome a Primary10. President Trump makes surprise statement in White House briefing room11. Coachella 2019 lineup: Ariana Grande, Childish Gambino and Tame Impala to headline12. ‘Idris Elba Performing at Coachella?’ The Story Behind His DJing Career13. Apple and Samsung feel the sting of plateauing smartphones14. A year and a half ago, I went on a crazy two and a half week odyssey in support of the @NASANewHorizonsmission. Four countries, two and two half Pacific crossings, two occultations, and two nights on Mauna Kea. #UltimaThule#UltimaFlyby#MU69occ 15. The Most Distant Place We’ve Visited16. Did a Brockton man hack the Twitter page of Migos rapper Takeoff?17. WATCH: Megapuss - Theme From Hollywood Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers