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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.

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.
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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.

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Episodes

Laziness Icon Ben Carson, Captain Marvel Gives MRAs Red Pill Suppository 3.19.19

3/19/2019
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In episode 262, Jack and Miles are joined by comedian Jamie Loftus to discuss Captain Marvel continuing to kill it at the box office, Kirsten Gillibrand announcing her presidential campaign again, Ben Carson's laziness, Trump backing Jeanine Pirro, Beto bringing in the money, The Other Two, Pizza Hut and Little Caesars trying to kill us, a new Bear Grylls interactive Netflix series, and more! FOOTNOTES: 1. 'Captain Marvel' Tops $760 Million Worldwide as Newcomers Overperform 2. Senator...

Duration:01:08:48

Treat Terrorism Like Terrorism, Jexodus? 3.18.19

3/18/2019
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In episode 261, Jack and Miles are joined by comedian Brandon Johnson to discuss James Gunn returning to 'Guardians of the Galaxy 3,' what 'Jexodus' means' the terrorist attack in New Zealand, Trump openly supporting violent acts, American Civil War talks getting louder, Mike Pence's meeting with the Prime Minister of Ireland, and more! FOOTNOTES: 1. Irish Prime Minister with Mike Pence 2. James Gunn Back On as 'Guardians of the Galaxy 3' Director 3. “Jexodus,” the fake departure of...

Duration:01:07:41

Weekly Zeitgeist 66 (Best of 3/11/19-3/15/19)

3/17/2019
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The weekly round up of the best moments from DZ's Season 73 (3/11/19-3/15/19.) Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:58:21

Beto Announces, LaCroix Death Spiral? 3.15.19

3/15/2019
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In episode 260, Jack and Miles are joined by comedian Eli Olsberg to discuss Fox New's favorite type of pie, a check in with the admissions scandal, the House voting to make the Mueller Report public, Ivanka wanting to be president, Matt Whitaker's correcting what he said in his testimony, Beto O'Rourke announcing his plans to run for president, a Georgia legislator introducing the 'testicular bill of rights,' La Croix not doing well, and more! FOOTNOTES: 1. Brian Kilmeade has A Moment...

Duration:01:08:27

Yelp For Shook Ones, Budweiser Meat? 3.14.19

3/14/2019
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In episode 259, Jack and Miles are joined by writer and film critic Vince Mancini to discuss the top cities in the world, Budweiser's new meat line, if Joe Biden should run for president, Facebook being friendlier to Trump than we thought, Elizabeth Warren trying to regulate big tech companies, Trump's shady attempt to buy the Buffalo Bills, Yelp for conservatives, Jacob Wohl faking death threats, Manafort's sentence, and more! FOOTNOTES: 1. QUALITY OF LIVING CITY RANKING 2. No U.S. city...

Duration:01:05:15

Admi$$ion$ $candal, This Bible Is Lit AF 3.13.19

3/13/2019
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In episode 258, Jack and Miles are joined by comedian Sydnee Washington to discuss everyone but the United States grounding the Boeing 737 Max 8, Trump winning a golf tournament he didn't compete in, the wildest admissions scam there is, a new millennial bible, the Mueller Report in book form, and more! FOOTNOTES: 1. China’s ban on the Boeing 737 Max inspires others, ramps up pressure on U.S. regulator 2. What the Lion Air Pilots May Have Needed to Do to Avoid a Crash 3. President Trump...

Duration:00:49:04

Is Trump President In Marvel Universe? Pot Calls Kettle Racist 3.12.19

3/12/2019
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In episode 257, Jack and Miles are joined by Culture King's Edgar Momplaisir to discuss theories on who the president is in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Trump's explanation for calling Tim Cook 'Tim Apple,' inappropriate comments out of the GOP this week, and more! FOOTNOTES: 1. Marvel Presidential Timeline Theory Claims Donald Trump Is Current President in the MCU 2. Captain Marvel’s $455 million worldwide box office haul should all but ensure a sequel 3. Trump Rolls Out New...

Duration:01:14:21

Man In The Mirror, GOP Not Anti-Anti-Semitism 3.11.19

3/11/2019
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In episode 256, Jack and Miles are joined by comedian Eric Lampaert to discuss why it is so hard for people to cancel Michael Jackson, Captain Marvel breaking box office records, the sentencing of Paul Manafort, the house passing a resolution condemning anti-Semitism and anti-Muslim discrimination, Trump taking a selfie with alleged sex trafficker Cindy Yang, Alex Trebek's cancer diagnosis, the hate speech towards Meghan Markle, and more! FOOTNOTES: 1. 'Too big to cancel': can we still...

Duration:01:08:36

Weekly Zeitgeist 65 (Best of 3/4/19-3/8/19)

3/10/2019
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The weekly round up of the best moments from DZ's Season 72 (3/4/19-3/8/19.) Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:55:03

RIP Malls & Cable LOL, Jedi Delusion Syndrome 3.8.19

3/8/2019
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In episode 255, Jack and Miles are joined by comedian and Culture Kings co-host Jacquis Neal to discuss people cutting their cable service, the decline of the mall, Kristjen Nielsen being questioned by the Oversight Committee, Elijah Cummings coming for Brian Kemp, the crisis between Democrats over Ilhan Omar's comments about Israel, Jane Meyer's revealing article about Fox News, Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge coming to Disneyland and Disney World, and more! FOOTNOTES: 1. Nearly 3M Pay-TV...

Duration:01:07:37

Mueller Fan Theories, LOL GO TO JAIL Paul Manafort 3.7.19

3/7/2019
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In episode 254, Jack and Miles are joined by comedian Matt Lieb to discuss an update on the Papa John scandal, R. Kelly's interview with Gayle King, the Mueller investigation, Trump paying off Stormy Daniels cause he loves his family, Facebook screwing up AGAIN, Roger Stone screwing up AGAIN, new mayo mash-up flavors, dogs eating pot, and more! FOOTNOTES: 1. A timeline of the Papa John's scandal, from the slur to the settlement 2. ‘This is a Renaissance painting’: A photo sums up Gayle...

Duration:01:05:52

QAnon Climbs The Charts, NBA Is Bawlin’ 3.6.19

3/6/2019
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In episode 253, Jack and Miles are joined by comedian Jamie Loftus to discuss the new Game Of Thrones trailer, the QAnon book climbing the charts, science proving anti-vaxxers wrong, the House Judiciary committee announcing investigation, the Islamophobic rhetoric in our government, Kanye West's contract with EMI, Pete Davidson and Kate Beckinsale's kiss, NBA players being unhappy, and more! FOOTNOTES: 1. HBO Drops ‘Game of Thrones’ Final Season Trailer 2. ‘QAnon’ book claiming Democrats...

Duration:01:13:10

What’s A Skittles Party? Salty Spielberg 3.5.19

3/5/2019
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In episode 252, Jack and Miles are joined by comedian and Bechdel Cast co-host Caitlin Durante to discuss The Wandering Earth, Taco Bell being the healthy fast food option, the deaths of Luke Perry and Keith Flint, the wreckage from the tornado in Alabama, Trump's CPAC speech, the new HBO Michael Jackson documentary 'Leaving Neverland,' Fox News shutting down the Stormy Daniels story before Trump's election, Steven Spielberg shading Netflix, and more! FOOTNOTES: 1. China’s blockbuster The...

Duration:01:09:56

#1 King Of All Fun, Lil Tay OK? 3.4.19

3/4/2019
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In episode 251, Jack and Miles are joined by comedian Hana Michels to discuss Instagram flexer Lil Tay breaking her silence, CPAC being a conservative open mic, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry choosing to raise their child with fluid approach, the man Trump hired to bid on his portrait, Sean Hannity denying any working relationship with Michael Cohen, Amazon selling many conspiracy theory literature, fake Amazon reviews, fast food being as unhealthy as ever, and more! FOOTNOTES: 1. Lil Tay...

Duration:01:12:40

Weekly Zeitgeist 64 (Best of 2/25/19-3/1/19)

3/3/2019
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The weekly round up of the best moments from DZ's Season 71 (2/25/19-3/1/19.) Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:51:37

BiTo 2020, Worst Best Picture Oscars 3.1.19

3/1/2019
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In episode 250, Jack and Miles are joined by comedian Atsuko Okatsuka to discuss a mobsters thoughts on if Michael Cohen will survive prison, possible presidential run announcements from Beto and Biden, what is going on between India and Pakistan, Trump's summit with Kim Jong Un, a check in with Mr. Mark 'I Am Not Racist!' Meadows, Pam Northam pulling a Ralph, a weak gun control bill passing, Vulture's list of best picture winners, and more! Plus super producer Anna Hossnieh joins to talk...

Duration:01:14:55

cOhEN iS A LiAr tHo!!! Got Beer? 2.28.19

2/28/2019
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In episode 249, Jack and Miles are joined by comedian Jason Burke and our local counsel Lauren Manso to discuss a man tea bagging some salsa, Representative Matt Gaetz's thoughts on Michael Cohen, Cohen's testimony, Trump's banning some journalists from his meeting with Kim Jong Un, a directors cut of A Star Is Born coming to theaters, beer becoming less popular, and more! FOOTNOTES: 1. Area man teabags salsa 2. Question: "Congressman, does your tweet amount to witness tampering?:" 3....

Duration:01:14:34

Ivanka GETS IT, Both Sides-ing Science 2.27.19

2/27/2019
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In episode 248, Jack and Miles are joined by comedian Billy Wayne Davis to discuss R. Kelly posting bail, McDonald's Spicy McChicken sandwich, Colorado attempting to change the electoral college system, Michael Cohen testifying against Trump, an update on the state of emergency situation, Trump's meeting with Kim Jong Un, Ivanka Trump's ideas on minimum wage, Fox and Friends misinterpreting AOC's words, the new UN ambassador believing in the 'both sides of science,' and more! FOOTNOTES: 1....

Duration:01:11:14

Oscars So … Bearable, So Hanoi-ing 2.26.19

2/26/2019
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In episode 247, Miles and special guest host are joined by The Daily Zeitgeist co-host Jack O'Brien to discuss R. Kelly's indictment, Trump kissing a campaign staffer without her consent, the Academy Awards, Trump's upcoming meeting with Kim Jong Un, Donald Trump Jr.'s problems with Twitter, how Facebook moderates their content, dogs watching Lion King, and more! FOOTNOTES: 1. R. Kelly pleads not guilty to sex abuse. An accuser's attorney says there's more video evidence against him 2....

Duration:01:12:07

Is It Mueller Time? Space Jam Save Us 2.25.19

2/25/2019
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In episode 246, Miles and special guest host Jamie Loftus are joined by actor and Winnetka podcast host Jessica Harper to discuss Steve King planning to run again, Times Up CEO resigning over her son's misconduct, Space Jam 2, the Mueller report coming soon, Michael Cohen testifying soon, Roger Stone being told to shut up, Adam Schiff;s letter to Republicans, North Carolina getting a do-over election, reparations gaining popularity with democratic presidential candidates, Pinterest taking...

Duration:01:10:48