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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

Curtains For Weinstein, LEAVE LUCILLE BLUTH ALONE 5.25.18

5/25/2018
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In episode 156, Jack and Miles are joined by comedian Ify Nwadiwe to discuss Harvey Weinstein's arrest, the toxic masculinity still running rampant in Hollywood as seen in the Arrested Development cast interviews, Trump teasing the possible rescheduling of the peace talks summit with North Korea, the federal government losing track of almost 1,500 migrant children, the problem with 'the good guy with a gun' that conservatives and the NRA love so much, a look at the new Han Solo film, and...

Duration:01:03:29

Morgan Free-Menghazi, More Like The Fart Of The Deal 5.24.18

5/24/2018
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In episode 155, Jack and Miles are joined by comedian and Culture King Jacquis Neal to discuss Wired magazine's article on the Pentagon's declassified UFO info, Menghazi with Morgan Freeman, Trump's cancelation of the North Korea peace talks summit plus excerpts from Trump's 'The Art Of The Deal,' the Buck's Sterling Brown being tased by police, Weinstein planning on turning himself in, the controversial new film 'Show Dogs,' and more! Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks...

Duration:01:11:30

80s Babies Broke AF, Massa (NFL) Says No Protesting 5.23.18

5/23/2018
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In episode 154, Jack and Miles are joined by comedian Ever Mainard to discuss the Rihanna version of Laurel vs. Yanny, how the NFL has 'solved' the kneeling 'problem,' how the taxi god Evgeny Friedman has decided to cooperate with the investigation, more information on Michael Cohen and Trump's cover up attempts for their alleged shady behavior, Tomi Lahren's persecution by water, primary watch with the battle of the Stacey's, a new joke-making algorithm on Twitter taking our jobs, a thirty...

Duration:01:05:17

Cohen Claims Onion Headline Lied, ‘Veep’ Officially Less Ridiculous Than Trump 5.22.18

5/22/2018
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In episode 153, Jack and Miles are joined by podcast host and writer J. Keith van Straaten to discuss the McGurk effect, Trump's royal decree on Twitter and Rod Rosenstein's response, the new commemorative coin for the North Korea peace talks that hasn't happened yet, voting machines still having the ability to be hacked and no one in Congress seeming to care, how Michael Cohen thinks The Onion is real, Publix censoring their cakes, & more! Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks...

Duration:01:04:34

NRA Blames Doors and Ritalin, Royal Wedding Beer Pong 5.21.18

5/21/2018
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In episode 152, Jack and Miles are joined by comedian Jamie Loftus to discuss the Santa Fe Texas Shooting and how Ollie North (new NRA President), Dan Patrick (Lt. Governor of Texas) and more want to blame video games, movies, abortion, Ritalin and NOT guns for gun violence, Donald Trump getting cold feet in regards to North Korea and China, Mueller / Trump Investigation continues to accelerate both sides In opposite directions, The Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Ms. Meghan Markle, and...

Duration:01:10:43

Weekly Zeitgeist 24 (Best of 5/14/18-5/18/18)

5/20/2018
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The weekly round up of the best moments from DZ's Season 31 (5/14/18-5/18/18.) 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:00:57:06

Droidsexual, You Thought Laurel Vs. Yanni Was Weird … 5.18.18

5/18/2018
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In episode 151, Jack and Miles are joined by comedian Caitlin Durante to discuss the black magic version of the laurel/yanny debate, Star War's character Lando coming out as pansexual, the one year anniversary of the Mueller investigation, the NRA giving money to schools, bloidwatch, royal wedding prop bets, the death of Young King Dave aka the 'smoking big ole doinks in Amish' man, & more! Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at...

Duration:01:08:07

LeBron Sees The Matrix, C’mon New York Times 5.17.18

5/17/2018
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In episode 150, Jack and Miles are joined by comedian Anna Salinas to discuss the Yanni/Laurel debate, Lebron James freakishly good memory, Hawaii's Kilauea volcano entering a new phase, Sherrod Brown's new tax reform ideas that are actually quite needed, Trump calling Sean Hannity every night to gossip, Pete Davidson's details on what Trump was really like at SNL, the FBI's Crossfire Hurricane investigation, new info on the Royal Wedding, and more! Learn more about advertising on the...

Duration:01:10:54

Do You Hear Laurel Or Yanni? Problematic Tech Giants 5.16.18

5/16/2018
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In episode 149, Jack and Miles are joined by comedian Laci Mosley to discuss Solange's selfie game, the recent primaries across the US and women and progressives sweeping them, North Korea getting cold feet about peace talks with the US, Airbnb and it's history of racism, Uber updating it's sexual harassment/assault claims policy, the infamous yanny/laurel debate of the internet, the dine and dash date scammer, and more! Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at...

Duration:01:06:39

Infinity War Is About The Election, Danger: Poor People Organizing 5.15.18

5/15/2018
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In episode 148, Jack and Miles are joined by comedian Edgar Momplaisir of Culture Kings to discuss Trump bringing more jobs to China and a possible pay to play situation going on, more info on the Israel / Palestine protests at the Gaza Strip, the blocking of the Poor People's Campaign, movies that are capturing the zeitgeist like The Quiet Place, & more! Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm And to learn about your ad choices...

Duration:01:10:07

Gambling Legal, Media Cool With Israel Murdering People 5.14.18

5/14/2018
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In episode 147, Jack and Miles are joined by comedian Kaseem Bentley to discuss the Supreme Court's decision to favor sports betting, the US opening an embassy in Jerusalem, main stream media's coverage of the Palestine / Israel protests, an interesting story involving Qatar, Ice Cube, and Steve Bannon, a NY Times opinion piece on liberals being dumb, & more! Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm And to learn about your ad...

Duration:01:06:58

Weekly Zeitgeist 23 (Best of 5/7/18-5/11/18)

5/13/2018
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The weekly round up of the best moments from DZ's Season 30 (5/7/18-5/11/18.) 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:00:54:27

The Incredible Shrinking Blue Wave, Putin “Scores” 5 “Goals” 5.11.13

5/11/2018
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In episode 146, Jack and Miles are joined by comedian Sara June to discuss the upcoming hurricane season, the disappointing blue wave in midterm elections, the Watergate hangover for the left, NPR's weird conservative bias on certain stories, Putin's hockey game, bloidwatch, & more! 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...

Duration:01:13:51

Spiking The Peace Football, Most Visited Websites In The World 5.10.18

5/10/2018
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In episode 145, Jack and Miles are joined by comedian Ify Nwadiwe to discuss Menghazi with Chris Brown, Stormy Daniels Penthouse interview, North Korea releasing hostages, Michael Cohen's biggest scam, top websites around the world, how Facebook fans the flames of hate in third world countries, & more! Plus super producer Anna joins to discuss the current situation with Iran and Israel. Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at...

Duration:01:00:11

Oh THAT Russian Oligarch… AUSTRALIA IS FAKE 5.9.18

5/9/2018
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In episode 144, Jack and Miles are joined by comedian Brandon Johnson to discuss the recent midterm elections and the women who killed it, Michael Avenetti's receipts on Michael Cohen receiving money from big companies like AT&T along with a Russian oligarch, the dual realities currently existing in America, the new conspiracy from flat earthers that Australia is not real, & more! Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm And to...

Duration:01:10:28

Iran Deal Or No Deal, Met Gala Was A Blast-phemy 5.8.18

5/8/2018
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In episode 143, Jack & Miles are joined by comedian Dani Fernandez to discuss the Hawaii volcano eruption, the Met Gala looks, Menghazi with Eric Schneiderman, Melania Trump copying Michelle Obama yet again, the NRA hiring Oliver North as their president, plus producer Anna joins to discuss the Iran Nuclear Deal and what can happen now that Trump has pulled out, & more! Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm And to learn about...

Duration:01:13:49

Yay Donald Glover, Rude Boy Giuliani Can’t Stop Failing 5.7.18

5/7/2018
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In episode 142, Jack and Miles are joined by comedian Fahim Anwar to discuss Rudy Giuliani continuing to put his foot in his mouth, Don Blankenship's West Virginia senate nomination, Trump's sketchy golf course money that probably came from Russia, DJ Khaled refusing to perform cunnilingus on his wife, Lebron and his buzzer shot, Donald Glover's amazing new music video, the huge party that is the Kentucky Derby, and more! Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at...

Duration:01:06:30

Weekly Zeitgeist 22 (Best of 4/30/18-5/4/18)

5/6/2018
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The weekly round up of the best moments from DZ's Season 29 (4/30/18-5/4/18.) 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:00:55:04

North Korea Predicted The Future? The Coming Vaping Wave 5.4.18

5/4/2018
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In episode 141, Jack & Miles are joined by comedian Eric Lampaert to discuss Big Vape and tobacco companies, the current White House administration being a complete mess (Trump undercutting Giuliani, drama in the EPA and Department of Interior), the propaganda film in North Korea showing the meeting of the US and Kim Jong Un, a look at the Royal Wedding coming up, bloidwatch, & more! Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm And...

Duration:01:10:44

Rudy Giuliani Self Owns, #MeToo: The Talk Show 5.3.18

5/3/2018
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In episode 140, Jack & Miles are joined by comedian Ramin Nazer to discuss new sexual harassment allegations against Charlie Rose and his possible new #metoo show, Rudy Giuliani spilling the beans about Trump paying Michael Cohen back for Stormy Daniels hush money, how Michael Cohen owes a ton of tax-money over taxi scams, the Koch brothers getting up to their usual shady shenanigans, the Karate Kid revival coming to YouTube, & more! Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks...

Duration:01:03:02

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