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.
In 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!
In 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.
In 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!
In 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!
1. Activists Entice ICE Agents to Quit by Finding Them New Jobs
In 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!