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 224, Jack and Miles are joined by comedian Madison Shepard to discuss Brett Kavanaugh's upcoming Supreme Court confirmation hearings, a 1950's murder case that could influence the Mueller case, Eminem's new album, the funeral of queen Aretha Franklin, California's latest legislative wins, Japan's pushing for clear beverages, In n Out supporting the GOP, and more!
In episode 225, Jack and Miles are joined by Go Fact Yourself's J. Keith van Straaten to discuss Colin Kaepernick's Nike sponsorship, polls showing that Democrats are gaining advantage in midterms, the Kavanaugh hearing, Bob Woodward's new book 'Fear,' Crazy Rich Asians breaking records, the devastating museum fire in Brazil, the New Yorker Festival controversy, Damien Chazelle's new film 'First Man,' and more!
In episode 226, Jack and Miles are joined by comedian and Bechdel Cast co-host Caitlin Durante to discuss Kanye's apology to Drake, updates from Brett Kavanaugh's senate confirmation hearing, the Marco Rubio and Alex Jones spat, how the Republican Party is shrinking, some more take aways from Bob Woodward's book 'Fear,' incumbent Mike Capuano being beat by a progressive, the new Nike commercial with Colin Kaepernick, racist robocalls hitting Florida, how super-environmentalists don't vote,...
In episode 227, Jack and Miles are joined by comedian Max Silvestri to discuss Democrats grilling Brett Kavanaugh at his senate committee hearing, the death of Burt Reynolds, the New York Times anonymous op-ed piece from someone inside the Trump Administration, the normalization of Trump's corruption, Qatar lobbying to hang out with Trump, India abolishing gay sex ban, the signs of gentrification, and more!