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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

Big D Toilet, Small D Energy; If A Mid Life Crisis Were A Toy 11.15.18

11/15/2018
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In episode 275, Jack and Miles are joined by Doctor Mister Cody Johnston to discuss our acting attorney general's working for a company that hawks weird products, conspiracy theories for why Fox News still hasn't tweeted, Trump continuing to throw a tantrum over his weekend, the right giving Democrats a game plan, Republicans screaming about Democrats trying to steal their elections, MTV bringing back Spring Break, Trumpy bear, and more! FOOTNOTES: 1. WATCH: Time-Lapse: Lose Yourself in...

Duration:01:16:18

NRA vs Legitimate Science, Keurig ‘Cept For Booze 11.14.18

11/14/2018
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In episode 274, Jack and Miles are joined by Creature Feature host Katie Goldin to discuss sugar-monitoring groups coming for milkshakes with over a thousand calories, Tucker Carlson's lies, Trump's France trip going poorly, Melania demanding a security aide be fired, the NRA's beef with medical professionals, Keurig and DrinkWorks teaming up to make an automated booze machine, and more! FOOTNOTES: 1. Sugar-monitoring group goes after “freakshakes” that contain over 1,000 calories 2. I...

Duration:01:12:18

Papa John Go Away, Stan Lee Come Back! 11.13.18

11/13/2018
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In episode 273, Jack and Miles are joined by comedian Jamie Loftus to discuss Stan Lee's passing, NYC's Pink Tax for female commuters, California's largest wildfires to date, the lack of caravan talk now that the midterms are over, the blue wave making its way, the lack of funds in the GOP, Toy Story 4, Papa John's being back in legal trouble, and more! FOOTNOTES: 1. A Marvel Of A Man: Stan Lee Dead At 95 2. THE PINK TRANSIT TAX: WOMEN SPEND MORE THAN MEN TO GET AROUND NYC 3. Eerie video...

Duration:01:06:34

Sad Boy Tucker, Already With The Xmas Music? 11.12.18

11/12/2018
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In episode 272, Jack and Miles are joined by comedian Eric Lampaert to discuss the weekend box office, Ice-T never having eaten a bagel, China's new AI journalists, Trump claiming he doesn't know new acting attorney general Matt Whitaker, a look at Tucker Carlson's life, bloidwatch, and more! FOOTNOTES: 1. Ice-T Says He’s Never Eaten a Bagel 2. China’s state-run press agency has created an ‘AI anchor’ to read the news 3. And here is future United States Attorney General Matthew Whitaker...

Duration:01:09:56

Weekly Zeitgeist 49 (Best of 11/5/18-11/9/18)

11/11/2018
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The weekly round up of the best moments from DZ's Season 56 (11/5/18-11/9/18.) 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:01:06:04

R(U)(S)si(A), Oprah’s Favorite Things (For Rich Slobs) 11.9.18

11/9/2018
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In episode 271, Jack and Miles are joined by podcaster Yusong Liu to discuss RBG's fall, the White House releasing a doctored video to attack Jim Acosta, Trump's attempt to push back on the Mueller investigation by making his friend the acting attorney general, another mass shooting in America, the left's witchcraft, Oprah's favorite thing list with super producer Anna Hossnieh, and more! FOOTNOTES: 1. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Hospitalized With 3 Broken Ribs 2. Reporters condemn White...

Duration:01:08:16

This (Jeff) Session’s Over, Chasing The Perfect Wave 11.8.18

11/8/2018
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In episode 270, Jack and Miles are joined by writer Jason Pargin to discuss Jeff Session's resignation, Rod Rosenstein leaving the Mueller probe, Trump's post-election press conference, voter demographics in the context of higher education, a Breaking Bad movie, most Googled Thanksgiving foods, and more! FOOTNOTES: 1. ContraPoints 2. Jeff Sessions Forced Out As Attorney General After Constant Criticism From Trump 3. Trump's chaotic post-midterms press conference – video highlights 4....

Duration:01:12:58

Blue Wave-ish, Sandler’s Still Got It 11.7.18

11/7/2018
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In episode 269, Jack and Miles are joined by comedian Sofiya Alexandra to discuss Adam Sandler's new Netflix special, midterm elections, the GOP's list of things they need to respond to once the Democrats take the house, aliens, and more! FOOTNOTES: 1. The Unexpected Humanity Of Adam Sandler’s New Netflix Special 2. Scoop: Republicans secretly study their coming hell 3. 2018 Election: Live Coverage And Results 4. It’s official: Democrats will control the House 5. Fox Rebukes Sean...

Duration:01:04:01

Queen Of The Zeitgeist, What To Worry About On Election Day 11.6.18

11/6/2018
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In episode 268, Jack and Miles are joined by comedian and host of the Alchemy This! podcast Kevin Pollak to discuss the Bohemian Rhapsody film, Trump's behavior during midterms, Brian Kemp's office investigating the Democrats, why people like death metal, the calming game of Tetris, and more! FOOTNOTES: 1. ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Rocks With $50 Million, ‘Nutcracker’ Crumbles 2. ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Rules International Box Office With Killer $72 Million 3. Sacha Baron Cohen: I quit Freddie...

Duration:01:15:31

Oprah vs Fox, Real Housewives Of The Vatican 11.5.18

11/5/2018
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In episode 267, Jack and Miles are joined by writer, activist, and co-host of the #GoodMuslimBadMuslim podcast Tanzila "Taz" Ahmed to discuss Fox News being annoyed at Oprah for getting involved in Georgia, the UK possibly changing laws because too many people getting wasted at the airport, Nigerian security forces blaming Trump for their behavior, midterm polls, Steve King losing his mind on a questioner, the battle between the two Pope's, your first movie soundtrack love, bloidwatch and...

Duration:01:13:29

Weekly Zeitgeist 48 (Best of 10/29/18-11/2/18)

11/4/2018
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The weekly round up of the best moments from DZ's Season 55 (10/29/18-11/2/18.) 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:00:53:54

Oprah Vs. Pence, RIP ‘Cado Toast 11.2.18

11/2/2018
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In episode 266, Jack and Miles are joined by comedian Billy Wayne Davis to discuss crazy Red Sox fans throwing full beer cans, trending Halloween costumes, Oprah's face off with Mike Pence in Georgia, Jacob Wohl and Jack Burkman's press conference regarding the women accusing Robert Mueller of harassment, Republicans using fear tactics to get folks to vote for the GOP, a massive walk out at Google over sexual misconduct, Sabra's on-the-go avocado toast, and more! FOOTNOTES: 1. Fan...

Duration:01:07:53

Oprah vs Voter Suppression, It’s Too Late Kanye 11.1.18

11/1/2018
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In episode 265, Miles and special guest co-host Jamie Loftus are joined by writer and performer Sarah Isaacson to discuss Kanye West's claim to be back from the sunken place, Trumps trip to Pittsburgh and his continued hate speech, the poorly planned plot to discredit Robert Mueller by Jacob Wohl, Oprah joining Stacey Abrams on her campaign in Georgia, a woman who has sex with ghosts, a couple dying while trying to take a selfie, and more! FOOTNOTES: 1. Kanye Claims He Is Back From the...

Duration:01:10:59

The Right’s Even Tired Of Fox News, Lena Dunham To Go Full Lohan? 10.31.18

10/31/2018
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Boo! In episode 264, Jack and Miles are joined by writer and Hollywood Handbook podcast co-host Hayes Davenport to discuss how villains in horror movies rarely use guns, Matt Drudge being fed up with Fox News, how a convicted man for anti-Muslim terror plot blaming Trump for his actions, how in the world Shep Smith became the voice of reason on Fox News, Trump's new threat to end birthright citizenship with an executive order, Lena Dunham being tapped to adapt a Syrian refugee story,...

Duration:01:12:33

Jekyll and Himmler, WTF Is Blexit? 10.30.18

10/30/2018
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In episode 263, Jack and Miles are joined by comedian Noah Gardenswartz to discuss Kanye's West's new 'blexit' stance, the Indonesian plane crash, the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting, whether the mainstream media will start acknowledging the blatant racism in this country, Brazil's new far-right president Jair Bolsonaro, the Playstation Classic update, the newly released video game Red Dead Redemption 2 with editor Danl Goodman, and more! FOOTNOTES: 1. Kanye's 'Blexit' T-Shirts Are Lying to...

Duration:01:09:17

Maga Bomber Parody Of Himself, Bieber Burrito Saga A False Flag? 10.29.18

10/29/2018
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In episode 262, Jack and Miles are joined by comedian Vanessa Gritton to discuss Justin Bieber's lack of burrito eating skills, a suspect being arrested in connection to the mail bombs, the inevitable cries of crisis actors and false flags, the dog that tricks people into giving her McDonald's, the 'Clueless' remake, and more! FOOTNOTES: 1. Justin Bieber Burrito Eating 2. Man in Florida arrested, charged in connection with 13 mail bombs sent to public figures 3. Alleged Kroger gunman...

Duration:01:13:13

Weekly Zeitgeist 47 (Best of 10/22/18-10/26/18)

10/28/2018
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The weekly round up of the best moments from DZ's Season 54 (10/22/18-10/26/18.) 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:00:59:40

Bye Megyn, Trump’s JitterBug Is Tapped 10.26.18

10/26/2018
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In episode 261, Jack and Miles are joined by Smart Mouth podcast host Katherine Spiers to discuss Megyn Kelly out at NBC News, more suspicious packages, Google Trends, Trump's (lack of) phone security, who was Dorcas Reilly, Post Malone's Postmates obsession, and more! FOOTNOTES: 1. Megyn Kelly's NBC show has been a ratings nightmare, and was at risk even before she defended blackface 2. Reports: Megyn Kelly Out At NBC News 3. CNN 'bomb' - live: At least six suspicious packages sent to...

Duration:01:10:09

Trump’s Words Have Power, Egg McMuffins On Steroids 10.25.18

10/25/2018
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In episode 260, Miles and special guest co-host Culture King Jacquis Neal are joined by actor and activist Behzad Dabu to discuss Megyn Kelly's apology for her blackface comments, the homemade bombs sent to Obama, Clintons, and others, the caravan coming to scare the GOP, out of control robocalls, McDonalds new breakfast menu items, updates on the WWE Crown Jewel in Saudi Arabia, the Titanic II going to set sail by 2022, a lonely boy's birthday, and more! FOOTNOTES: 1. "I want to begin...

Duration:01:11:35

The News Is A Tarantino Film, Make Groping Legal Again 10.24.18

10/24/2018
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In episode 259, Jack and Miles are joined by comedian Brandon Johnson to discuss 2018 being the year of costumes for black children, Megyn Kelly's thoughts on black face, updates on the Jamal Khashoggi murder, the caravan that is scaring the right, Trump's new idea to give the middle class a tax cut, more GOP family members coming out and demanding we vote DEM, what the Trump organization really does, a man groping a woman on a plane and blaming Trump, Drake beating another Beatles record,...

Duration:01:09:13