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 220, Jack and special guest host Laci Mosley are joined by super producer Anna Hossnieh to discuss how Crazy Rich Asians is a culture phenomenon, the possible biggest flip in the Trump Organization, how Republicans actually want to impeach Trump more than the Democrats, how stock market buybacks are going down currently, bloidwatch, and more!
1. How ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Hooked A $35M+ #GoldOpen At The Box Office – Update
In episode 221 Jack and Miles are joined by actor Behzad Dabu to discuss John McCain's passing, changing the name of the Richard Russell senate building, GOP's fear of the blue wave, Roger Stone possibly being indicted, the Jacksonville, Florida video game tournament shooting, fantasy football season, True Detective season three, and more!
1. John McCain: Trump not attending late senator's funeral
In episode 222, Jack and Miles are joined by comedian and Bechdel Cast co-host Caitlin Durante to discuss the rise of consumer confidence, the popularity of unboxing videos, Louis C.K's return to the stage, Google searches about Trump, Lindsay Graham's current opinion on Jeff Sessions, the new 7-Eleven delivery app, how America uses it's land, how alcohol isn't healthy at all, and more!
In episode 223, Jack and Miles are joined by comedian Derrick Lemos to discuss Pumpkin Spice Latte season, Magic For Humans on Netflix, a student being charged with battery for stealing a MAGA hat, Kremlin's continued work in DC, Trump's words for evangelicals, Florida mayor surfing in on the populist wave, Hurricane Maria causing as many deaths as 9/11, Kanye West's defense of his comments this year, and more!
In episode 224, Jack and Miles are joined by writer Amy Lam to discuss Serena Williams and her amazing outfits, attack ads against Beto O'Rourke by Ted Cruz, money laundering and Chris Christie, Trump blaming NBC for fudging a taped interview, the top student loan official resigning, the dine-and-dasher finally being arrested, the reward for naming your child after the KFC Colonel, and more!