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 272, Jack and Miles are joined by comedian Eric Lampaert to discuss the weekend box office, Ice-T never having eaten a bagel, China's new AI journalists, Trump claiming he doesn't know new acting attorney general Matt Whitaker, a look at Tucker Carlson's life, bloidwatch, and more!
1. Ice-T Says He’s Never Eaten a Bagel
2. China’s state-run press agency has created an ‘AI anchor’ to read the news
In episode 273, Jack and Miles are joined by comedian Jamie Loftus to discuss Stan Lee's passing, NYC's Pink Tax for female commuters, California's largest wildfires to date, the lack of caravan talk now that the midterms are over, the blue wave making its way, the lack of funds in the GOP, Toy Story 4, Papa John's being back in legal trouble, and more!
In episode 274, Jack and Miles are joined by Creature Feature host Katie Goldin to discuss sugar-monitoring groups coming for milkshakes with over a thousand calories, Tucker Carlson's lies, Trump's France trip going poorly, Melania demanding a security aide be fired, the NRA's beef with medical professionals, Keurig and DrinkWorks teaming up to make an automated booze machine, and more!
In episode 275, Jack and Miles are joined by Doctor Mister Cody Johnston to discuss our acting attorney general's working for a company that hawks weird products, conspiracy theories for why Fox News still hasn't tweeted, Trump continuing to throw a tantrum over his weekend, the right giving Democrats a game plan, Republicans screaming about Democrats trying to steal their elections, MTV bringing back Spring Break, Trumpy bear, and more!
In episode 276, Jack and Miles are joined by Yo Is This Racist? podcast host Andrew Ti to discuss a fake band who booked a European tour, Michael Avenatti's questionable arrest, Melania's dismissed of Mira Ricardel from the White House, votes in Florida being disqualified over mismatched signatures, Facebook leaders blatant denial of Russia's influence on their site, the Sour Patch Kids cereal, Australia's existential crisis over onion placement on their sausages, and more!