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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

Hurricane Free Yacht, Scooters Are The New Velocipede 9.20.18

9/20/2018
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In episode 236, Jack and Miles are joined by comedian Ryan Singer to discuss Kylie Jenner's first experience with cereal and milk, the new Space Jam sequel that was announced, more on the Kavanaugh situation, whether or not Bert and Ernie were in a loving relationship, Sony re-releasing the PlayStation Classic, modern-day scooters vs 19th-century velocipedes, and more! FOOTNOTES: 1. Kylie Jenner gave us the courage to admit some of the foods we've never eaten 2. LeBron James Sets 'Black...

Duration:01:12:23

YETI Persisted, MAGA = Mushrooms Are Genitals, Actually 9.19.18

9/19/2018
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In episode 235, Jack and Miles are joined by comedian Billy Wayne Davis to discuss Trump's penis, what conservatives are saying about the sexual assault accusations against Kavanaugh, the Emmy's, Elon Musk's new money guy, Sean Penn's thought's on #MeToo, and more! FOOTNOTES: 1. How Will the President Respond to His Penis Being Described as “the Mushroom Character From Mario Kart”? 2. Nike's New Ad Campaign Celebrates Women Of Mexico 3. @IngrahamAngle played calls from rape victims last...

Duration:01:15:19

Brett Kavanaugh: Mayor Of Keg City, ‘Apprentice’ Creator Literally Fights Tom Arnold 9.18.18

9/18/2018
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In episode 234, Jack and Miles are joined by comedian Wayne Federman to discuss Tom Arnold's fight with Mark Burnett, Senators on both sides delaying the vote on Kavanaugh because of the recent discovery, Trump's war against women, Roger Stone's associate Randy Credico, a new study that finds four distinct personality 'types,' Mark Wahlberg's morning schedule, and more! FOOTNOTES: 1. Tom Arnold and Mark Burnett in Physical Altercation at Evening Before Emmy Party 2. LAPD on Tom...

Duration:01:11:52

Flu Shot Ya? America’s Strongest Brands 9.17.18

9/17/2018
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In episode 233, Jack and Miles are joined by comedian and Natch Beaut Podcast host Jackie Johnson to discuss Drake's new girlfriend, Nike stock booming, Paul Manafort's decision to take a plea deal, Andrew Cuomo beating Cynthia Nixon in the New York primaries, why you should get your flu shot, new theories about how Russia is behind the Cuba 'attacks,' how booze industry heirs are investing in marijuana, the new strongest brands poll, bloidwatch, and more! FOOTNOTES: 1. Here’s Everything...

Duration:01:20:54

Weekly Zeitgeist 41 (Best of 9/10/18-9/14/18)

9/16/2018
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The weekly round up of the best moments from DZ's Season 48 (9/10/18-9/14/18.) Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm And to learn about your ad choices when listening to podcasts, visit https://www.howstuffworks.com/privacy.htm#ad-choices

Duration:00:59:49

Wine Not? McHostile Work Environment With Cheese 9.14.18

9/14/2018
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In episode 232, Jack and Miles are joined by comedian Amanda Salvatore to discuss a wine glass holder for your shower, how the Department of Homeland Security transferred millions from the Coast Guard to ICE, Trump continuing to deny the real death toll from Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico, updates on whether or not Brett Kavanaugh will be confirmed, Facebook allowing conservative sites to fact check them, sexual harassment complaints at McDonalds, the recasting of Henry Cavill, Conan...

Duration:01:15:41

Grift-eth Paltrow, Disaster Dogwhistles 9.13.18

9/13/2018
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In episode 231, Jack and Miles are joined by Culture King podcast's co-host Edgar Momplaisir to discuss Hurricane Florence updates, the Trump Administration's transferring al to of money from FEMA to ICE to detain immigrants, Paul Manafort's possible plea deals, new Trump documentaries coming out soon, Norm MacDonald's thoughts on Louis CK and Roseanne, comparisons between Trump and Gwyneth Paltrow and her wellness site Goop, and more! FOOTNOTES: 1. Hurricane Florence Live Updates: 3...

Duration:01:16:25

There You Are Lady Gaga; Wait, Ted Cruz … Sucks? 9.12.13

9/12/2018
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In episode 230, Jack and Miles are joined by comedian Yusef Roach to discuss the new Apple iPhone releases, Cynthia Nixon's bagel of choice, the killing of Botham Jean, midterm updates with Ted Cruz and Beto O'Rourke, the passing of Mac Miller, Hurricane Florence's path, Lady Gaga's break out moment in the A Star Is Born trailer, and more! FOOTNOTES: 1. iPhone 2018 launch: new products to expect from Apple 2. Stop crapping on Cynthia Nixon—lox and capers on a cinnamon-raisin bagel tastes...

Duration:01:15:19

John Legend EGOT, Les Moonves HE GONE 9.11.18

9/11/2018
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In episode 229, Jack and Miles are joined by comedian and Culture King's host Jacquis Neal to discuss Hurricane Florence, Les Moonves exiting CBS and his work to destroy Janet Jackson's career, a look at the effects of 9/11, the US Open Final with Serena Williams and Naomi Osaka, the woman who dips her chicken wings into her soda, John Legend joining the EGOT club, Colin Kaepernick boosting Nike's sales, and more! FOOTNOTES: 1. Hurricane Florence, now a Category 4 storm, on track to hit...

Duration:01:15:39

Trump Disappears People From Rallies, Dictionary Adds New Words 9.10.18

9/10/2018
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In episode 228, Jack and special guest host Laci Mosley are joined by actor and writer Lucas Neff to discuss Barack Obama's speech at University of Illinois, Trump staffer's switching out indifferent people behind him at his rallies, how Trump wants Sessions to investigate who wrote the NY Times op-ed, Elon Musk's appearance on The Joe Rogan Experience, new words in the dictionary, Jared Kushner having his 'Veep' moment, Domino's Pizza offering free pizza for life for tattoo's of the logo's,...

Duration:01:20:25

Weekly Zeitgeist 40 (Best of 9/3/18-9/7/18)

9/9/2018
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The weekly round up of the best moments from DZ's Season 47 (9/3/18-9/7/18.) Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm And to learn about your ad choices when listening to podcasts, visit https://www.howstuffworks.com/privacy.htm#ad-choices

Duration:00:53:59

White House Goes Coup Coup, Kamala Harris Has Receipts 9.7.18

9/7/2018
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In episode 227, Jack and Miles are joined by comedian Max Silvestri to discuss Democrats grilling Brett Kavanaugh at his senate committee hearing, the death of Burt Reynolds, the New York Times anonymous op-ed piece from someone inside the Trump Administration, the normalization of Trump's corruption, Qatar lobbying to hang out with Trump, India abolishing gay sex ban, the signs of gentrification, and more! FOOTNOTES: 1. WATCH: Brett Kavanaugh admits there are no laws governing the male...

Duration:01:04:47

Alex Jones vs Rubio, Kanye vs Drake: FIGHT! 9.6.18

9/6/2018
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In episode 226, Jack and Miles are joined by comedian and Bechdel Cast co-host Caitlin Durante to discuss Kanye's apology to Drake, updates from Brett Kavanaugh's senate confirmation hearing, the Marco Rubio and Alex Jones spat, how the Republican Party is shrinking, some more take aways from Bob Woodward's book 'Fear,' incumbent Mike Capuano being beat by a progressive, the new Nike commercial with Colin Kaepernick, racist robocalls hitting Florida, how super-environmentalists don't vote,...

Duration:01:09:48

Nike’s Profitable Wokeness, Justice KavanaUGHhhhhh 9.5.18

9/5/2018
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In episode 225, Jack and Miles are joined by Go Fact Yourself's J. Keith van Straaten to discuss Colin Kaepernick's Nike sponsorship, polls showing that Democrats are gaining advantage in midterms, the Kavanaugh hearing, Bob Woodward's new book 'Fear,' Crazy Rich Asians breaking records, the devastating museum fire in Brazil, the New Yorker Festival controversy, Damien Chazelle's new film 'First Man,' and more! FOOTNOTES: 1. @TuckerCarlson: Colin Kaepernick sitting during the national...

Duration:01:13:28

Turns Out This Trump Guy’s A Real A***ole, Japan Goes Clear 9.4.18

9/4/2018
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In episode 224, Jack and Miles are joined by comedian Madison Shepard to discuss Brett Kavanaugh's upcoming Supreme Court confirmation hearings, a 1950's murder case that could influence the Mueller case, Eminem's new album, the funeral of queen Aretha Franklin, California's latest legislative wins, Japan's pushing for clear beverages, In n Out supporting the GOP, and more! FOOTNOTES: 1. The Jesus de Galindez Case 2. What to expect from Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court confirmation...

Duration:01:18:39

Indica vs Sativa, Best Fast Food Fries 9.3.18

9/3/2018
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Happy Labor Day! On this bonus episode, Jack and Miles answer fan questions from the Daily Zeitgeist Reddit. FOOTNOTES: 1. Urinal Hand Washing Fail Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm And to learn about your ad choices when listening to podcasts, visit https://www.howstuffworks.com/privacy.htm#ad-choices

Duration:00:53:46

Weekly Zeitgeist 39 (Best of 8/27/18-8/31/18)

9/2/2018
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The weekly round up of the best moments from DZ's Season 46 (8/27/18-8/31/18.) Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm And to learn about your ad choices when listening to podcasts, visit https://www.howstuffworks.com/privacy.htm#ad-choices

Duration:00:58:20

“SERENA” Is “QUEEN," Don McGone 8.31.18

8/31/2018
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In episode 224, Jack and Miles are joined by writer Amy Lam to discuss Serena Williams and her amazing outfits, attack ads against Beto O'Rourke by Ted Cruz, money laundering and Chris Christie, Trump blaming NBC for fudging a taped interview, the top student loan official resigning, the dine-and-dasher finally being arrested, the reward for naming your child after the KFC Colonel, and more! FOOTNOTES: 1. The Furor Over Serena William’s Catsuit Continues Tennis’ Policing of Black Women’s...

Duration:01:07:25

Maria > Katrina, Pumpkin Spice Latte SZN 8.30.18

8/30/2018
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In episode 223, Jack and Miles are joined by comedian Derrick Lemos to discuss Pumpkin Spice Latte season, Magic For Humans on Netflix, a student being charged with battery for stealing a MAGA hat, Kremlin's continued work in DC, Trump's words for evangelicals, Florida mayor surfing in on the populist wave, Hurricane Maria causing as many deaths as 9/11, Kanye West's defense of his comments this year, and more! FOOTNOTES: 1. Pumpkin spice lattes — and the backlash, and the backlash to the...

Duration:01:14:06

Sex Crim Out On Good Behavior, Trump Learned What Google Is 8.29.18

8/29/2018
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In episode 222, Jack and Miles are joined by comedian and Bechdel Cast co-host Caitlin Durante to discuss the rise of consumer confidence, the popularity of unboxing videos, Louis C.K's return to the stage, Google searches about Trump, Lindsay Graham's current opinion on Jeff Sessions, the new 7-Eleven delivery app, how America uses it's land, how alcohol isn't healthy at all, and more! FOOTNOTES: 1. US consumer confidence rises to 18-year high 2. How Unboxing Videos Soothe Our...

Duration:01:09:35