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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 and co-host Miles Gray 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 and co-host Miles Gray 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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English


Episodes

ATT Service Trendtage 2/22: ATT, Biden Impeachment, Best Casting Oscar, Dunkin Donuts, IRS, Starbucks Pork Latte

2/22/2024
In this edition of ATT Service Trendtage, Jack and Miles discuss the ATT service outage, Biden's impeachment inquiry collapsing, the new "Best Casting" category at the 2025 Oscars, Dunkin Donuts' caffeinated energy drinks, the IRS reporting that *gasp* rich people don't pay enough taxes, Starbucks' new pork flavored latte (a Chinese exclusive) and much more! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:24:02

MJGMB #101: Playoff Push and Lakers Talk with Claire De Lune

2/22/2024
Jack and Producer Jabari were pleased to be joined by recording artist and NBA writer Claire De Lune on today's episode! The trio wrapped up an eventful All-Star Weekend before transitioning to the second-half playoff push around the league! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:34:53

Embryos Got Rights? Measles Are So Hot Right Now 02.22.24

2/22/2024
In episode 1629, Jack and Miles are joined by producer of The Puzzler, Jody Avirgan, to discuss… Trump Launches The Bachelor--But For Vice Presidents, Frozen Embryos Are Literal Children According To The Alabama Supreme Court, How Will New York Ever Survive Without Dilbert And The Shark Tank Guy? Measles: The 2024 Comeback No One Wants and more! Trump Launches The Bachelor--But For Vice PresidentsTrump confirms names on VP shortlist: ‘They’re all good, they’re all solid’Frozen Embryos Are Literal Children According To The Alabama Supreme CourtAlabama’s supreme court ruled embryos are ‘extrauterine children’. IVF patients are worriedDoctors and patients fearfully proceed with IVF after Alabama court rules embryos are childrenAlabama’s Assault on IVF Is Even Worse Than It SoundsHow Will New York Ever Survive Without Dilbert And The Shark Tank Guy?Remembering When Kevin O'Leary Totally Tanked on Jeopardy!Truckers Pour Cold Water on Pro-Trump New York Boycott: 'Not Happening'Measles: The 2024 Comeback No One WantsMeasles cases rose 79% globally last year, WHO says. Experts explain why.History of MeaslesKindergarten routine vaccination rates fell for second straight year, CDC warnsYou could get the measles, even if you’re vaccinatedMeasles and Misinformation Are Two Huge Public-Health ThreatsHow the anti-vaccine movement is downplaying the danger of measlesAre Biden’s immigration policies allowing dangerous diseases into our country?Migrants bussed from the border is not just an immigration crisis. Think public health.Measles outbreak in US due to unvaccinated citizens, not illegal immigrantsArizona measles outbreak: immigration workers blamed for refusing vaccines LISTEN: Augusta, GA by The Poets of Rhythm See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:56:26

The Beatles Group MasterbaTrend 2/21: Alex Jones, Trump, Beyonce, Malia Obama, The Beatles

2/21/2024
In this edition of The Beatles Group MasterbaTrend, Jack and Miles discuss… Alex Jones getting his estate liquidated to pay Sandy Hook families, Trump: The Debt King, Beyonce's #1 country hit, Malia Obama's directorial debut… not going over well, the FOUR upcoming Beatles movies and much more! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:22:09

Taylor Swift CIA Theory Climbing The Charts, NYPD PropaDancers 02.21.24

2/21/2024
In episode 1628, Jack and Miles are joined by comedian, DeAnne Smith, to discuss… More People Believe The C.I.Taylor Conspiracy Than They Do The Flat Earth…, Putin “Foe” Alexei Navalny Mysteriously Died In Prison, The NYPD Dance Team Pisses Off Literally Everybody and more! More People Believe The C.I.Taylor Conspiracy Than They Do The Flat Earth…Putin “Foe” Alexei Navalny Mysteriously Died In PrisonWhat we know about Alexei Navalny's death in Arctic prisonAlexei Navalny death latest: X restores wife Yulia’s account as Putin brings new case against critic’s brotherBiden blames Putin over Navalny death and urges US to send billions to UkraineTrump compares Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny's death to his own legal woesThe NYPD Dance Team Pisses Off Literally EverybodyNYPD reacts to criticism over dance teamDefund the Police Dance TeamThe N.Y.P.D. Dance Team Walks the Beat and Feels It TooNYPD Dance Team performs on PIX11Why Does the NYPD Think Dance Teams Are Street Gangs?Follow: Mohanad Elshieky on Instagram!Follow: Lisa Timmons on Instagram! LISTEN: Kepler-22b by King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:01:01:51

Scamazon Crime? 2/20: AI News, Trump, SneakerCon, Box Office

2/20/2024
In this edition of Scamazon Crime, Jack and Miles discuss their respective long-ass weekends, a deluge of AI-related news, Trump really putting the 'Con' into his SneakerCon appearance, this weeks box office update, and much more! How I Fell for an Amazon Scam Call and Handed Over $50,000 (thecut.com)Here's what Jack The Ripper looked like — according to AI (nypost.com)‘Madame Web’ flops at the box office - The Washington PostSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:51:46

The Democratized Future Of Gaming 02.20.24

2/20/2024
In episode 1627, Jack and Miles are joined by streamer, gamer, and super-producer, DJ Danl Goodman, to discuss… The Future Of Video Games & The Practical Impact Of AI and more! LISTEN: Luv 2 Luv by Mike Nasty See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:01:15:27

Weekly Zeitgeist 309 (Best of 2/12/24-2/16/24)

2/18/2024
The weekly round-up of the best moments from DZ's season 325 (2/12/24-2/16/24) See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:59:24

Cybertruck Bulletproof But Not Waterproof, The Russian Space Nuke Panic 02.16.24

2/16/2024
In episode 1626, Jack and guest co-host Blake Wexler are joined by writer, producer, columnist, and author of the memoir Why Didn't You Tell Me?, Carmen Rita Wong, to discuss… Russia Space Nuke Meltdown Hits Washington, Applying For Jobs Is Now Even Worse Thanks To “A.I.”, Cybertrucks Are Already Rusting and more! Russia Space Nuke Meltdown Hits WashingtonApplying For Jobs Is Now Even Worse Thanks To "A.I."AI Chatbots Are The New Job InterviewersA face-scanning algorithm increasingly decides whether you deserve the jobA Milton resident’s lawsuit against CVS raises questions about the use of AI lie detectors in hiringCybertrucks Are Already Rusting?Are Brand-New Tesla Cybertrucks Rusting in the Rain? LISTEN: Watching You by Charlotte Dos Santos See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:01:04:23

ADB Headlights, Trump Valentine's Fundraiser, Madame Webb, Swedish UFO, Clueless 02.15.24

2/15/2024
In this edition of Blinding Trendlights, Jack and Bryan The Editor discuss… these dang regulations keeping us from having safer headlights, Trump's Valentines Day love letter fundraiser, Madame Webb getting some last minute dialog tweaks, some BS news of the week and much more! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:24:15

Punting The Word of God, Literally 02.15.24

2/15/2024
In episode 1625, Jack and Miles are joined by comedian and author of Hello, Friends!, Dulcé Sloan, to discuss… Evangelicals Let Us Know How They Feel About THE WORD OF GOD Or Whatever and more! Evangelicals Let Us Know How They Feel About THE WORD OF GOD Or Whatever LISTEN: If You Don't Want My Love by Jalen Ngonda See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:57:20

Your AI GirlTrend... 2/14: AI GF Spy, Kissing, Alejandro Mayorkas, Tom Suozzi

2/14/2024
In this edition of Your AI GirlTrend…, Jack and Miles discuss your AI girlfriend spying on you, the advent of kissing, the House voting to impeach Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, Tom Suozzi winning George Santos' old seat, and much more! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:23:23

MJGMB #100: State of the Bucks and All Star Game Talk with Martenzie Johnson

2/14/2024
The guys were pleased to be joined for their 100th episode by the Andscape writer and ESPN panelist Martenzie Johnson. The trio discussed his Bucks and what to expect come playoffs and all types of All Star Weekend excitement! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:32:55

The ‘Cats’ Of Superhero Movies, Biden On TikTok 02.14.24

2/14/2024
In episode 1624, Jack and guest co-host Andrew Ti are joined by TV writer, comedian, performer, and producer, Joey Clift, to discuss… Jon Stewart’s Daily Show Return Angers Liberals, Biden’s TikTok Flip Flop, Biden Unleashes Dark Brandon Meme At Worst Possible Time, Madame Web Is The “Cats Of Superhero Movies” According To Reviews and more! Jon Stewart’s Daily Show Return Angers LiberalsJon Stewart's 'Daily Show' Return Sparks Backlash From ViewersBiden’s TikTok Flip FlopBiden nets 67,000 TikTok followers in first dayThe Biden Campaign Is Officially Trolling on TikTok NowNintendo: ‘Refrain from bringing politics’ into Animal Crossing gameInside the Biden campaign’s surprising influencer strategyBiden campaign decision to join TikTok raises national security concernsSen. Tom Cotton faces backlash for repeatedly asking TikTok’s CEO about his citizenshipThe Biden Campaign Is Officially Trolling on TikTok NowMajority of Americans say TikTok is a threat to national securityWhy the proposed TikTok ban is more about politics than privacy, according to expertsTikTok and you: Should you delete the app now?President Trump now has a profile on TikTok rival TrillerBiden Unleashes Dark Brandon Meme At Worst Possible TimeRafah was Gaza’s last safe zone. The Israeli assault will lead to a humanitarian disaster thereIsrael kills dozens in Rafah strikes, frees two captivesMadame Web Is The “Cats Of Superhero Movies” According To ReviewsDakota Johnson Just Can’t Be Bothered to Pretend Madame Web Is GoodWhere does the copypasta text about ‘researching spiders in the Amazon with my mom’ come from?Is Spider-Man spinoff Madame Web bad? Listen bud, it’s just radioactive crudYou Know ‘Madame Web’ Is Bad When ‘Morbius’ Starts Trending AgainThere’s a Reason Sony’s Spider-Man Universe Is, Frankly, Bizarre LISTEN: Velvet Blue by Ray Lozano See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:01:03:22

Fat Trendsday 2/13: KFC, Taco Bell, Golden Bachelorette, Lloyd Austin, February Box Office

2/13/2024
In this edition of Fat Trendsday, Jack and Bryan The Editor discuss KFC turning chicken into jewelery, Taco Bell's E3-style keynote, the new 'Golden Bachelorette' series, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin being back in the hospital, a "F*ck You, It's February" box office update, and much more! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:22:35

How To Rationally Prepare For The Apocalypse 02.13.24

2/13/2024
In episode 1623, Jack and Miles are joined by host of Cool People Who Did Cool Stuff and Live Like The World Is Dying, Margaret Killjoy, to discuss… Overview - Why Do We Think We Can’t Help Each Other? The True Story of How Paramedics Were Invented, Don’t Think It’s All Going To Work Out Ok And That Somebody Else Is Going To Fix It For You and more! American Sirens: The Incredible Story of the Black Men Who Became America's First Paramedics by Kevin Hazzard LISTEN: Sal's Groove by Tanhai Collective See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:01:02:21

Superb Owl Sundae 2/12: Super Bowl Ads, Trump, Biden, RFK Jr., Temu

2/12/2024
In this edition of Superb Owl Sundae, Jack and Miles discuss their respective weekends, what the ol' Prezzie Candies were up to over the weekend, the Super Bowl (and all those delicious ads!) and much more! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:53:30

Weekly Zeitgeist 308 (Best of 2/5/24-2/9/24)

2/11/2024
The weekly round-up of the best moments from DZ's season 324 (2/5/24-2/9/24) See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:59:30

Introducing: The History of Curb Your Enthusiasm

2/10/2024
Jeff Garlin and Susie Essman are joined by cast, crew, and superfans of Curb Your Enthusiasm to break down every episode of the HBO show…ever. You can also watch the podcast on YouTube. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:01:46

Biden = Haley Joel Osment In Sixth Sense, Moms For Liberty On Life Support? 02.09.24

2/9/2024
In episode 1622, Jack and Miles are joined by TV producer and one of the hosts of Fixing Famous People, Chris DeRosa, to discuss… Some Nice News: Moms For Liberty Look Like They’re On The Ropes, Biden Keeps Speaking To The Dead, Bachelor Joey Graziadei Confuses Gypsy Rose Blanchard for Ruth Bader Ginsburg and more! Even Moms for Liberty Are Tired of Moms for LibertyMoms for Liberty faces new challenges and growing pushback over its conservative education agendaBiden Keeps Speaking To The DeadIndiana Rep. Jackie Walorski and two staffers killed in car crashBiden asks whether deceased congresswoman is at White House eventBachelor Joey Graziadei Confuses Gypsy Rose Blanchard for Ruth Bader Ginsburg LISTEN: Bumpin' On Haters by Always Proper See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:58:58