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 215, Jack and Miles are joined by frequent podcast guest and comedian Jamie Loftus (Happy Birthday!) to discuss the top book charts, the box office charts from the weekend, top music charts, the recent google trends, Rudy Giuliani's appearance on Meet The Press, our generations 'quicksand' metaphor, and more! Plus a call with Jared Holt of Right Wing Watch.
1. Fact-checking Fox News analyst’s pro-Trump book ‘The Russia Hoax’
In episode 216, Jack and Miles are joined by comedian Vanessa Gritton to discuss the Rosé conspiracy, Netflix starting to experiment with ads for their other shows, Men Right's Activist joy over the Asia Argento report, Michael Shannon's reaction to questions about Trump, Brett Kavanaugh's shady past, porn star's playing Fortnite, GOP senate candidate Kelli Ward touring with alt-righter Mike Cernovich, and more!
In episode 217, Jack and Miles are joined by comedian Jackie Rae Aubel to discuss Michael Cohen taking a plea deal, highlights from the MTV Video Music Awards, Trump's addiction to Diet Coke, QAnon supporters wanting to sue the mainstream media, ICE's true plan to strip immigrants of their citizenship, prisoners on strike for unpaid labor and poor prison conditions, Microsoft accusing Russians of attempting to hack right-wing think tanks, and more!
In episode 218, Jack and Miles are joined by comedian Guy Branum to discuss Olive Garden's new pasta pass, Papa John's personal website, the fall out of the Cohen plea and the Manafort trial plus the responses from Trump and Fox News, Duncan Hunter's indictment that went unnoticed, a New York woman who tricked a bunch of men on Tinder, and more!
In episode 219, Jack and guest host super producer Anna Hossnieh are joined by comedian Riley Silverman to discuss Trump's Fox & Friends interview, Jeff Sessions clapping back at Trump, David Pecker flipping on Trump, Lanny Davis asking the American people to fund the truth out of Michael Cohen, how Fox News struggling to understand why we need to raise the minimum wage, the most sexist states in America, Saudi Arabia not standing up to their new 'progressive' ways, a feminism camp for...