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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

Weekly Zeitgeist 33 (Best of 7/16/18-7/20/18)

7/22/2018
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The weekly round up of the best moments from DZ's Season 40 (7/16/18-7/20/18.) 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:01:02:35

Literal Culture Wars, Tom Cruise Spousal Wishlist 7.20.18

7/20/2018
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In episode 194, Jack and Miles are joined by comedian Dave Huntsberger to discuss a case of reefer madness in Oklahoma, how conservatives are starting to edge towards Putin's ideologies, how white nationalism is on the rise, QAnon merch being sold on Amazon, bloidwatch, and 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:01:12:44

Netflix Is Slipping, Facebook Flirts With The Right 7.19.18

7/19/2018
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In episode 193, Jack and Miles are joined by Jammerz Podcast hosts Wendi Starling and Megan Rice to discuss Reddit google bombing the word idiot with Trump's picture, Netflix stock going down, Mark Zuckerberg continuing to protect the right, diplomatic immunity when it comes to the Russia situation, GOP refusing to spend money on election security even though intelligence says we're in a pre-9/11 moment, conservatives reacting to Sacha Baron Cohen's new show, google trends, the new Chinese...

Duration:01:09:46

Black Mirror Healthcare, Even Russian Media’s Laughing 7.18.18

7/18/2018
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In episode 191, Jack and Miles are joined by pop culture critic Joelle Monique to discuss Google's five billion dollar fine for data mining, insurance companies planning on using our digital footprint to set rates, Russian media's take on the Putin / Trump Helsinki press conference, the blatant corruption in our government, the senate confirming a former Russian bank lawyer, the Paul Manafort trial, MGM resorts plan to sue victims of the Las Vegas shooting, Elon Musk's weird history with...

Duration:01:10:45

Call A Foul? Call The Cops! Trump: “JK Nvrmnd LOLOL” 7.17.18

7/17/2018
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In episode 191, Jack and Miles are joined by comedian Jimmy Pardo to discuss more white people calling the cops on people of color, the media bias chart, updates on the Trump and Putin press conference, the GOP considering having Rod Rosenstein impeached, the Maria Butina spy situation, facts that support the pee tape being real, how UK economists proved that sports really bum us out, and more! Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at...

Duration:01:06:05

And The Treason Is You, Messy Musk 7.16.18

7/16/2018
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In episode 190, Jack and Miles are joined by comedian Josh Androsky to discuss the incident involving proud boys at the Los Angeles bar 'The Griffin,' Elon Musk's comments towards one of the rescue divers in Thailand and the money he donates to Republican PAC's, Trump and Putin's press conference in Helsinki, Michael Jackson being chemically castrated by his father Joe Jackson, Sacha Baron Cohen's new show, and more! Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at...

Duration:01:13:09

Weekly Zeitgeist 32 (Best of 7/9/18-7/13/18)

7/15/2018
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The weekly round up of the best moments from DZ's Season 39 (7/9/18-7/13/18.) 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:00:59:34

Team Kavanaugh vs Team Zeitgeist, The Strzok Hearing = 5 Flame Emojis 7.13.18

7/13/2018
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In episode 189, Jack and Miles are joined by comedians and Couples Therapy Podcast hosts Andy Beckerman and Naomi Ekperigin to discuss their intention to challenge Brett Kavanaugh's daughters to a two on two basketball game, FBI agents Peter Strzok's messy hearing, the Russia probe, Trump disliking women in power, Henry Cavill's weird #metoo comments, Taco Bell and Demolition Man's history, giant avocado's in Australia, and more! Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts...

Duration:01:13:54

Stormy Daniels Felony Motorboating, BUT HIS TEXTS!!! 7.12.18

7/12/2018
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In episode 188, Jack and Miles are joined by comedian Jamie Loftus to discuss the resignation of Papa John's founder, Stormy Daniels arrest, John Kelly's reaction to Trump's NATO blow up, FBI Agent Peter Strzok’s congressional hearing, U.S. Army killing contracts for hundreds of immigrant recruits after promising them citizenship, updates on the Thai soccer team, Build-A-Bear shutting down it's 'pay-your-age' sale, Emmy nominations, the new insane film 'DAU' coming out of Ukraine, and...

Duration:01:12:22

Drake > Beatles? Sacha Baron Cohen: Enemy Of The State 7.11.18

7/11/2018
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In episode 187, Jack and Miles are joined by comedian Alex Schmidt to discuss Sacha Baron Cohen's new show with victims like Sarah Palin, different ways you can die in a heatwave, how Fox New's Kimberly Guilfoyle's relationship with Trump Jr. is a conflict of interest, Trump attempting to blow up NATO, plus his behavior resembling that of a cult leader, how US capitalism hurt Haiti, world cupdate, Johnny Depp attacking crew members on the set of his new movie, Drake breaking Beatles...

Duration:01:13:09

Kava-Naugh Fam, Netflix Tricky With Thumbnails 7.10.18

7/10/2018
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In episode 186, Jack and Miles are joined by 'Yo Is This Racists?' podcast's co-host and comedian Tawny Newsome to discuss the Thai soccer team being rescued, Trump's pardoning of right wing maniacs, Trump's new Supreme Court Brett Kavanaugh and his politics, the molester doctor who was protected at Ohio State and how he's connected to some Republicans, Justin Bieber's new engagement, former Trump lawyer Ty Cobb living his best live at punk clubs, some movie recommendations, and...

Duration:01:07:42

Cave Boyz II Men, Libs Ruin Stephen Miller’s Sushi 7.9.18

7/9/2018
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In episode 185, Jack and Miles are joined by comedian Laci Mosley to discuss an update on the Thai soccer team stuck in the cave, an update on the civility wars in the US, Michael Cohen's message to Trump about 'truth,' Brexit uncertainty possibly pushing Theresa May out, Paul Manafort's solitary confinement, what Lindsay Lohan's up to, the fast food restaurants per capita list, world cupdate, and more! Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at...

Duration:01:13:40

Weekly Zeitgeist 31 (Best of 7/2/18-7/6/18)

7/8/2018
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The weekly round up of the best moments from DZ's Season 38 (7/2/18-7/6/18.) 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:00:57:54

Putin Is V Normal Guys, La Croix Boiz 7.6.18

7/6/2018
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In episode 184, Jack and Miles are joined by comedian and Culture King Jacquis Neal to discuss updates on the Thai cave situation, the glorious gift of a signed Elton John CD by Trump that Mike Pompeo took to North Korea, the Trump jazz at his campaign rally in Montana, Scott Pruitt's resigning from the E.P.A., Alan Dershowitz horrible experience being shunned at Martha's Vineyard, Menghazi with the La Croix C.E.O. Nick Caporella, Scarlett Johansson's new role as a trans person, and...

Duration:01:16:02

Millennials Are Ruining Babies, Fox News And White House Make It Official 7.5.18

7/5/2018
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In episode 183, Jack and Miles are joined by TomeFoolery podcast host Cody Melcher to discuss the heatwave around the world, the trade wars about to start with China, if the Democrats are leaning too far left, how the White House Communications director was the former number two at Fox News, the new Roe vs. Wade: The Movie being kickstarted, how young people aren't having babies cause they're too expensive, and more! Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at...

Duration:01:11:02

Vice Is The Worst, Tight Little Frog Butts Are The Best 7.4.18

7/4/2018
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In this special 4th of July episode, Jack and Miles are joined by Super Producer Anna and Super Producer Nick to talk what they personally find overrated and underrated. Happy 4th of July! 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:00:56:25

The Best Stoner Restaurant, Trump And Putin 7 Minutes In Heaven 7.3.18

7/3/2018
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In episode 182, Jack and Miles are joined by How Stuff Work's new podcast 'Bechdel Cast' hosts Jamie Loftus and Caitlin Durante to discuss the perfect stoner restaurant, Jessica Simpson's Postmates habits, Mike Pompeo's trip to North Korea and some updates on that front, the Putin and Trump meeting, more Scott Pruitt shenanigans, a Northern California Vice Mayor’s call for ‘Straight Pride American Month,' World Cupdate, an update on the Thai soccer team stuck in a cave, and more! Learn...

Duration:01:07:43

Scorpion-and-on-and-on, Laker Haters: ACTIVATE 6.2.18

7/2/2018
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In episode 181, Jack and Miles (he's back!!!) are joined by comedian Ify Nwadiwe to discuss LeBron James signing on to the Lakers, Drake's new album Scorpion, culture war updates with Michael Cohen, Sean Hannity, Maxine Waters, Trump's interview with Maria Bartiromo, and more, plus some world cupdate, a soccer team that was trapped in a cave for nine days, and more! Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm And to learn about your...

Duration:01:15:33

Weekly Zeitgeist 30 (Best of 6/25/18-6/29/18)

7/1/2018
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The weekly round up of the best moments from DZ's Season 37 (6/25/18-6/29/18.) 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:00:55:38

Hannity Blames Shooting On Left's Rudeness, Drake’s Scorpion Better Than TMZ 6.29.18

6/29/2018
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In episode 180, Jack and special guest co-host Billy Wayne Davis are joined by comedian Brandie Posey to discuss the reviews for Uncle Drew, Brandie's take on the film 'Gotti,' Drake's new album and all the revelations that came with it, details on the mass shooter from Annapolis, how the right responded to the mass shooting incident at the Capital Gazette, updates on the current civility war in America, a possible replacement for Justice Anthony Kennedy, why he may have retired, and...

Duration:01:13:27