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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.

Latest Episodes

Pence So Smooth, Best Cruise Ever 10.14.19

EIn episode 494, Jack and Miles are joined by comedian Billy Wayne Davis to discuss the LGBTQ town hall, more whistleblowers coming forward, William Barr meeting with Rupert Murdoch, Senate possibly removing Trump in the end anyway, Lindsay Graham being prank called by Russia, passengers on a Norwegian cruise revolting, why US cities are banning drive-throughs, and more! FOOTNOTES:1. The LGBTQ Town Hall went great for Biden, uh2. 4 winners and 3 losers from the presidential town hall on LGBTQ issues3. More Potential Whistleblowers Are Contacting Congress4. Here's Mike Pence repeatedly dodging @VaughnHillyard's question about whether he was aware his administration was holding up aide to Ukraine as leverage to get the Ukrainian government to investigate the Bidens (via @TheBeatWithAri)5. Trump Lashes Out at Fox News Poll as Barr Meets With Murdoch6. The Senate is likelier to remove Trump after impeachment than you think7. Lindsey Graham dishes on Trump in hoax calls with Russians8. Tr...

73 MIN19 hours ago
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Pence So Smooth, Best Cruise Ever 10.14.19

Weekly Zeitgeist 96 (Best of 10/7/19-10/11/19)

EThe weekly round up of the best moments from DZ's Season 103 (10/7/19-10/11/19.) Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

45 MIN1 days ago
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Weekly Zeitgeist 96 (Best of 10/7/19-10/11/19)

Harry Potter Therapy, Fox vs OAN 10.11.19

EIn episode 493, Jack and Miles are joined by comedian and artist Anna Salinas to discuss the Ellen apology growing legs, Trump impeachment supporters growing, Rudy Giuliani's goons being arrested, the killing of Joshua Brown, Tekashi 6ix9ine getting a large record deal, a new character on Sesame Street, the ultimate Harry Potter convention, and more! FOOTNOTES: 1. I know it's only been a day, but remember this amazing video that was done by @rafaelshimunov? The one Ellen kept having removed?2. Trump supporters outnumbered at anti-impeachment event3. Trump’s Lawyer Raised Prospect of Pardons for Flynn and Manafort4. Police Name Three Suspects in the Killing of Joshua Brown5. Joshua Brown was thrust into a spotlight he didn't want at ex-cop's murder trial. He was killed 10 days later6. TEKASHI 6IX9INE SNITCHES GET MILLIONS ... Scores Massive Record Deal7. Sesame Street takes on opioids crisis as muppet's mother battles addiction8. LeakyCon9. WATCH: Antonio Williams // Kerry McCoy - C...

75 MIN3 days ago
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Harry Potter Therapy, Fox vs OAN 10.11.19

WAGyu Beef, Laws = LOLs 10.10.19

EIn episode 492, Jack and Miles are joined by comedian and Private Parts Unknown co-host Sofiya Alexandra to discuss activists helming ICE agents quit and find new jobs, the existential threat we are currently in with the Trump impeachment inquiry, income inequality being at record levels, some footy drama, more Menghazi allegations against Matt Lauer and James Franco, and more!FOOTNOTES:1. Activists Entice ICE Agents to Quit by Finding Them New Jobs2. White House says it will not cooperate with House impeachment inquiry; Democrats subpoena State Dept. official3. America’s greedy and unpatriotic millionaires and billionaires4. Extreme poverty in America: read the UN special monitor's report5. Historical Highest Marginal Income Tax Rates6. Coleen Rooney accuses Rebekah Vardy of leaking stories to Sun7. Ronan Farrow Book Alleges Matt Lauer Raped NBC News Colleague8. 2 Women Say James Franco’s Acting School Sexually Exploited Them9. Zero stars: is James Franco's starry Zeroville the w...

75 MIN4 days ago
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WAGyu Beef, Laws = LOLs 10.10.19

Jokerin’ Off, Ellen Hearts Other Ultra Rich Person 10.9.19

EIn episode 491, Jack and Miles are joined by Ridiculous History and Stuff They Don't Want You To Know's Noel Brown to discuss Betsey DeVos being a fuck up, Gordon Sondland being blocked from testifying, top military officials abandoning Trump, Republicans asking Mitt Romney to primary Trump, a Joker porn spike on PornHub, China continuing to shut down any support for Hong Kong, Ellen Degeneres defending sitting next to George W. Bush at a Cowboys game, and more! FOOTNOTES: 1. BETSY DEVOS COULD FACE JAIL AFTER JUDGE RULES SHE VIOLATED 2018 ORDER ON STUDENT LOANS2. No Wonder Trump Is So Desperate to Stop Gordon Sondland Testifying3. Top Military Officers Unload on Trump4. Why Trump’s Generals Have Abandoned Ship5. “ROMNEY IS THE PRESSURE POINT IN THE IMPEACHMENT PROCESS”: MITT WON’T PRIMARY TRUMP—BUT HE’S TRYING TO BRING HIM DOWN6. 'JOKER' FANS JOKING UP ... Odd Surge of Porn-Related Searches7. Blizzard Suspends Hearthstone Player For Hong Kong Support, Pulls Prize Money8. Yes, ...

68 MIN5 days ago
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Jokerin’ Off, Ellen Hearts Other Ultra Rich Person 10.9.19

POTUS JOKES, China PWNS NBA 10.8.19

EIn episode 490, Jack and Miles are joined by Ridiculous History and Stuff They Don't Want You To Know's Ben Bowlin to discuss the GOP's flip flopping on Trump's call to China to investigate Biden, Trump blaming Ukraine call on Rick Perry, alcohol Tide Pods, James Harden apologizing to China, stories from the Joker screenings over the weekend, and more! Plus Robert Evan's joins to discuss Trump backing Turkey's plans to sweep the American-backed Kurdish forces. FOOTNOTES:1. GOP Can’t Seem To Get On Same Page On Trump’s Call For China To Probe Biden2. This morning in the Florida Keys, @marcorubio was asked about the President calling on China to investigate @JoeBiden - see his answer3. George Stephanopolous presses Republican Rep. Jim Jordan several times about whether he thought it was appropriate for Trump to ask China to investigate Joe Biden. Jordan would not directly respond.4. Asked what he thought about Trump asking China to investigate the Bidens, @GOPLeader McCarthy gasligh...

75 MIN6 days ago
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POTUS JOKES, China PWNS NBA 10.8.19

Sour vs Chocolate Candy, Trump Making Impeachment Profitable 10.7.19

EIn episode 489, Jack and Miles are joined by SpendWell founder Leah Rappaport to discuss Nickelback meme Trump posted, what is going on in Ukraine since the whistleblower complaint, the Trump sons, Trump spending money on Facebook ads to spin the whistleblower story for his followers, Trump's secret vault, the new Joker movie beefing up security at theaters, the best and worst Halloween candy, and more! FOOTNOTES:1. 'Ukraine Gas Exec' in Trump's Nickelback Meme Is Actually Just Your Average American Douchebag2. Explosive Texts Show U.S. Pushed Ukraine To Investigate In Exchange For WH Visit3. Owner of Firm Tied to Hunter Biden Will Be Subject of Ukraine Prosecutor’s Review4. Hunter Biden, the black sheep who might accidentally bring down Trump, explained5. Irony is dead: The Trump sons are doing everything possible to make corruption a major 2020 issue6. Impeachment Drives Trump, Pence to Spend Big on Facebook Ads: Democrats ‘Want to Take Your Vote Away’7. Trump cranks up grievan...

79 MIN1 weeks ago
Comments
Sour vs Chocolate Candy, Trump Making Impeachment Profitable 10.7.19

Weekly Zeitgeist 95 (Best of 9/30/19-10/4/19)

EThe weekly round up of the best moments from DZ's Season 102 (9/30/19-10/4/19.) Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

51 MIN1 weeks ago
Comments
Weekly Zeitgeist 95 (Best of 9/30/19-10/4/19)

Big Coke Energy, Bodybuilder BAE 10.4.19

EIn episode 488, Jack and Miles are joined by comedian Daniel Van Kirk to discuss Mike Pence being involved with the whistleblower complaint, the odd markings in the Ukraine call transcript, Corey Lewandowski's slurring appearance on Fox Business, Jacob Wohl's new dumb scheme that makes Elizabeth Warren look great, Matt Damon's bad deal, the new Coke energy drink, and more! FOOTNOTES:1. Trump admits he pushed Ukraine for dirt on Biden and calls on China to investigate – live2. Trump involved Pence in efforts to pressure Ukraine’s leader, though officials say vice president was unaware of allegations in whistleblower complaint3. Odd markings, ellipses fuel doubts about the ‘rough transcript’ of Trump’s Ukraine call4. 'Did you have a little merlot?': Fox Business host wonders if Lewandowski is drunk on air5. “IT’S MANAGEMENT BEDLAM”: MADNESS AT FOX NEWS AS TRUMP FACES IMPEACHMENT6. JACOB WOHL MOCKED AFTER CLAIMING ELIZABETH WARREN SEX SCANDAL, SAYS 2020 CANDIDATE HAD AFFAIR WIT...

73 MIN1 weeks ago
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Big Coke Energy, Bodybuilder BAE 10.4.19

Gator Patrol, Don’t Lie To Kids? 10.3.19

EIn episode 487, Jack and Miles are joined by Bechdel Cast co-host Jamie Loftus to discuss Trump's alligator moat idea, update on the whistleblower story, Trump's boast of annual growth, Bernie Sanders taking a health break, the sentencing of Amber Guyger, the most realistic psychopaths in portrayed in films, how lying to your kids can make them liars, declaring war on baby boomers, and more! FOOTNOTES: 1. Shoot Migrants’ Legs, Build Alligator Moat: Behind Trump’s Ideas for Border2. Trump: Democrats wasting time on 'bulls---' with impeachment inquiry3. WATCH: LeBron James says the Heat will win 7 titles4. Opinion: What ever happened to Trump’s boast of 4%, 5% or even 6% growth?5. Bernie Sanders Undergoes Procedure for Artery Blockage, Cancels Campaign Events6. Amber Guyger's offensive text messages are introduced at her sentencing7. Psychiatrists studied 400 movies to find the most realistic psychopath — here are their 6 key takeaways8. Psychopathy and the Cinema: Fact or Fiction...

78 MIN1 weeks ago
Comments
Gator Patrol, Don’t Lie To Kids? 10.3.19

Latest Episodes

Pence So Smooth, Best Cruise Ever 10.14.19

EIn episode 494, Jack and Miles are joined by comedian Billy Wayne Davis to discuss the LGBTQ town hall, more whistleblowers coming forward, William Barr meeting with Rupert Murdoch, Senate possibly removing Trump in the end anyway, Lindsay Graham being prank called by Russia, passengers on a Norwegian cruise revolting, why US cities are banning drive-throughs, and more! FOOTNOTES:1. The LGBTQ Town Hall went great for Biden, uh2. 4 winners and 3 losers from the presidential town hall on LGBTQ issues3. More Potential Whistleblowers Are Contacting Congress4. Here's Mike Pence repeatedly dodging @VaughnHillyard's question about whether he was aware his administration was holding up aide to Ukraine as leverage to get the Ukrainian government to investigate the Bidens (via @TheBeatWithAri)5. Trump Lashes Out at Fox News Poll as Barr Meets With Murdoch6. The Senate is likelier to remove Trump after impeachment than you think7. Lindsey Graham dishes on Trump in hoax calls with Russians8. Tr...

73 MIN19 hours ago
Comments
Pence So Smooth, Best Cruise Ever 10.14.19

Weekly Zeitgeist 96 (Best of 10/7/19-10/11/19)

EThe weekly round up of the best moments from DZ's Season 103 (10/7/19-10/11/19.) Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

45 MIN1 days ago
Comments
Weekly Zeitgeist 96 (Best of 10/7/19-10/11/19)

Harry Potter Therapy, Fox vs OAN 10.11.19

EIn episode 493, Jack and Miles are joined by comedian and artist Anna Salinas to discuss the Ellen apology growing legs, Trump impeachment supporters growing, Rudy Giuliani's goons being arrested, the killing of Joshua Brown, Tekashi 6ix9ine getting a large record deal, a new character on Sesame Street, the ultimate Harry Potter convention, and more! FOOTNOTES: 1. I know it's only been a day, but remember this amazing video that was done by @rafaelshimunov? The one Ellen kept having removed?2. Trump supporters outnumbered at anti-impeachment event3. Trump’s Lawyer Raised Prospect of Pardons for Flynn and Manafort4. Police Name Three Suspects in the Killing of Joshua Brown5. Joshua Brown was thrust into a spotlight he didn't want at ex-cop's murder trial. He was killed 10 days later6. TEKASHI 6IX9INE SNITCHES GET MILLIONS ... Scores Massive Record Deal7. Sesame Street takes on opioids crisis as muppet's mother battles addiction8. LeakyCon9. WATCH: Antonio Williams // Kerry McCoy - C...

75 MIN3 days ago
Comments
Harry Potter Therapy, Fox vs OAN 10.11.19

WAGyu Beef, Laws = LOLs 10.10.19

EIn episode 492, Jack and Miles are joined by comedian and Private Parts Unknown co-host Sofiya Alexandra to discuss activists helming ICE agents quit and find new jobs, the existential threat we are currently in with the Trump impeachment inquiry, income inequality being at record levels, some footy drama, more Menghazi allegations against Matt Lauer and James Franco, and more!FOOTNOTES:1. Activists Entice ICE Agents to Quit by Finding Them New Jobs2. White House says it will not cooperate with House impeachment inquiry; Democrats subpoena State Dept. official3. America’s greedy and unpatriotic millionaires and billionaires4. Extreme poverty in America: read the UN special monitor's report5. Historical Highest Marginal Income Tax Rates6. Coleen Rooney accuses Rebekah Vardy of leaking stories to Sun7. Ronan Farrow Book Alleges Matt Lauer Raped NBC News Colleague8. 2 Women Say James Franco’s Acting School Sexually Exploited Them9. Zero stars: is James Franco's starry Zeroville the w...

75 MIN4 days ago
Comments
WAGyu Beef, Laws = LOLs 10.10.19

Jokerin’ Off, Ellen Hearts Other Ultra Rich Person 10.9.19

EIn episode 491, Jack and Miles are joined by Ridiculous History and Stuff They Don't Want You To Know's Noel Brown to discuss Betsey DeVos being a fuck up, Gordon Sondland being blocked from testifying, top military officials abandoning Trump, Republicans asking Mitt Romney to primary Trump, a Joker porn spike on PornHub, China continuing to shut down any support for Hong Kong, Ellen Degeneres defending sitting next to George W. Bush at a Cowboys game, and more! FOOTNOTES: 1. BETSY DEVOS COULD FACE JAIL AFTER JUDGE RULES SHE VIOLATED 2018 ORDER ON STUDENT LOANS2. No Wonder Trump Is So Desperate to Stop Gordon Sondland Testifying3. Top Military Officers Unload on Trump4. Why Trump’s Generals Have Abandoned Ship5. “ROMNEY IS THE PRESSURE POINT IN THE IMPEACHMENT PROCESS”: MITT WON’T PRIMARY TRUMP—BUT HE’S TRYING TO BRING HIM DOWN6. 'JOKER' FANS JOKING UP ... Odd Surge of Porn-Related Searches7. Blizzard Suspends Hearthstone Player For Hong Kong Support, Pulls Prize Money8. Yes, ...

68 MIN5 days ago
Comments
Jokerin’ Off, Ellen Hearts Other Ultra Rich Person 10.9.19

POTUS JOKES, China PWNS NBA 10.8.19

EIn episode 490, Jack and Miles are joined by Ridiculous History and Stuff They Don't Want You To Know's Ben Bowlin to discuss the GOP's flip flopping on Trump's call to China to investigate Biden, Trump blaming Ukraine call on Rick Perry, alcohol Tide Pods, James Harden apologizing to China, stories from the Joker screenings over the weekend, and more! Plus Robert Evan's joins to discuss Trump backing Turkey's plans to sweep the American-backed Kurdish forces. FOOTNOTES:1. GOP Can’t Seem To Get On Same Page On Trump’s Call For China To Probe Biden2. This morning in the Florida Keys, @marcorubio was asked about the President calling on China to investigate @JoeBiden - see his answer3. George Stephanopolous presses Republican Rep. Jim Jordan several times about whether he thought it was appropriate for Trump to ask China to investigate Joe Biden. Jordan would not directly respond.4. Asked what he thought about Trump asking China to investigate the Bidens, @GOPLeader McCarthy gasligh...

75 MIN6 days ago
Comments
POTUS JOKES, China PWNS NBA 10.8.19

Sour vs Chocolate Candy, Trump Making Impeachment Profitable 10.7.19

EIn episode 489, Jack and Miles are joined by SpendWell founder Leah Rappaport to discuss Nickelback meme Trump posted, what is going on in Ukraine since the whistleblower complaint, the Trump sons, Trump spending money on Facebook ads to spin the whistleblower story for his followers, Trump's secret vault, the new Joker movie beefing up security at theaters, the best and worst Halloween candy, and more! FOOTNOTES:1. 'Ukraine Gas Exec' in Trump's Nickelback Meme Is Actually Just Your Average American Douchebag2. Explosive Texts Show U.S. Pushed Ukraine To Investigate In Exchange For WH Visit3. Owner of Firm Tied to Hunter Biden Will Be Subject of Ukraine Prosecutor’s Review4. Hunter Biden, the black sheep who might accidentally bring down Trump, explained5. Irony is dead: The Trump sons are doing everything possible to make corruption a major 2020 issue6. Impeachment Drives Trump, Pence to Spend Big on Facebook Ads: Democrats ‘Want to Take Your Vote Away’7. Trump cranks up grievan...

79 MIN1 weeks ago
Comments
Sour vs Chocolate Candy, Trump Making Impeachment Profitable 10.7.19

Weekly Zeitgeist 95 (Best of 9/30/19-10/4/19)

EThe weekly round up of the best moments from DZ's Season 102 (9/30/19-10/4/19.) Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

51 MIN1 weeks ago
Comments
Weekly Zeitgeist 95 (Best of 9/30/19-10/4/19)

Big Coke Energy, Bodybuilder BAE 10.4.19

EIn episode 488, Jack and Miles are joined by comedian Daniel Van Kirk to discuss Mike Pence being involved with the whistleblower complaint, the odd markings in the Ukraine call transcript, Corey Lewandowski's slurring appearance on Fox Business, Jacob Wohl's new dumb scheme that makes Elizabeth Warren look great, Matt Damon's bad deal, the new Coke energy drink, and more! FOOTNOTES:1. Trump admits he pushed Ukraine for dirt on Biden and calls on China to investigate – live2. Trump involved Pence in efforts to pressure Ukraine’s leader, though officials say vice president was unaware of allegations in whistleblower complaint3. Odd markings, ellipses fuel doubts about the ‘rough transcript’ of Trump’s Ukraine call4. 'Did you have a little merlot?': Fox Business host wonders if Lewandowski is drunk on air5. “IT’S MANAGEMENT BEDLAM”: MADNESS AT FOX NEWS AS TRUMP FACES IMPEACHMENT6. JACOB WOHL MOCKED AFTER CLAIMING ELIZABETH WARREN SEX SCANDAL, SAYS 2020 CANDIDATE HAD AFFAIR WIT...

73 MIN1 weeks ago
Comments
Big Coke Energy, Bodybuilder BAE 10.4.19

Gator Patrol, Don’t Lie To Kids? 10.3.19

EIn episode 487, Jack and Miles are joined by Bechdel Cast co-host Jamie Loftus to discuss Trump's alligator moat idea, update on the whistleblower story, Trump's boast of annual growth, Bernie Sanders taking a health break, the sentencing of Amber Guyger, the most realistic psychopaths in portrayed in films, how lying to your kids can make them liars, declaring war on baby boomers, and more! FOOTNOTES: 1. Shoot Migrants’ Legs, Build Alligator Moat: Behind Trump’s Ideas for Border2. Trump: Democrats wasting time on 'bulls---' with impeachment inquiry3. WATCH: LeBron James says the Heat will win 7 titles4. Opinion: What ever happened to Trump’s boast of 4%, 5% or even 6% growth?5. Bernie Sanders Undergoes Procedure for Artery Blockage, Cancels Campaign Events6. Amber Guyger's offensive text messages are introduced at her sentencing7. Psychiatrists studied 400 movies to find the most realistic psychopath — here are their 6 key takeaways8. Psychopathy and the Cinema: Fact or Fiction...

78 MIN1 weeks ago
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