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Weekly Zeitgeist 57 (Best of 1/7/19-1/11/19)

The weekly round up of the best moments from DZ's Season 64 (1/7/19-1/11/19.)

RIP MacKenzie Bezos’ DMs, Trump Shutdown Survival Guide 1.11.19

In episode 307, Jack and Miles are joined by comedian Candice Thompson to discuss the Bezos divorce, the government shutdown continuing and the Trump Administrations lack of understanding about it, Steve King's idiotic comments about white nationalism, the prediction that the US will drop to the third biggest economy, Facebook no longer being the best place to work, the Oscars deciding to go host-less, Taco Bell cleaning up their act, and more!

FOOTNOTES:

1. THE INNER BEZOS

2. Why the Bezos Divorce Is So Riveting

3. Jeff Bezos, Newly Divorcing, Now Seeing Lauren Sanchez-Whitesell

4. Who Is Lauren Sanchez? All About the News Anchor Dating Billionaire Jeff Bezos

5. Trump walks out of shutdown negotiations after Democrats reject wall money, calls meeting ‘total waste of time’

6. The 'doomsday' scenario: Here's what happens if the shutdown drags on

7. Before Trump, Steve King Set the Agenda for the Wall and Anti-Immigrant Politics

8. United States will drop to become the world's THIRD biggest economy behind China and India by 2030, new financial rankings suggest

9. Projected GDP Ranking (2018-2023)

10. Facebook employees are reportedly outraged at exec appearing at Kavanaugh hearing

11. Facebook is no longer the 'Best Place to Work,' according to new Glassdoor survey

12. After Kevin Hart Debacle, Oscars Forge Ahead Hostless

13. A Hostless Oscars? The Last Time the Academy Tried That, Things Got Ugly

14. Oscars Team Scrambling to Reunite 'Avengers' on Telecast (Exclusive)

15. WATCH: The 11 minutes that ruined Hollywood producer Allan Carr's career forever

16. Taco Bell to test vegetarian menu this year

17. WATCH: Kaina - Cry

Collusion No Longer An Illusion, Manafort Lawyers Self-Own 1.10.19

In episode 306, Jack and Miles are joined by comedian and writer Carmen Angelica to discuss Woodstock 2019, Paul Manafort and the Trump Administration's collusion with Russia, the stuff discussed in Trump's press conference this week, Angela Davis losing a civil rights award for boycotting Israel, the current surplus of cheese in the United States, a nudest restaurant closing down in France, and more!

FOOTNOTES:

1. We’re Getting Another Woodstock, Now With Glamping

2. Manafort Accused of Sharing Trump Polling Data With Russian Associate

3. Paul Manafort Does Indeed Have Gout

4. Marc Thiessen: Trump started the shutdown but Democrats are about to own it

5. What the President Could Do If He Declares a State of Emergency

6. Transcript: Trump's Address On Border Security And Democratic Response

7. Trump’s wall won’t do anything about the opioid epidemic

8. Drug-smuggling tunnel to Mexico found under abandoned KFC in Arizona

9. Trump Administration Finally Adds Drug Czar – But Will He Be Able to Do His Job?

10. Newest shutdown casualty: Trump’s own policies

11. How the shutdown is reaching a breaking point

12. Trump budget would effectively kill drug control office

13. Kellyanne Conway Suggests Ice Cream Can Help Avoid Drug Addiction

14. Angela Davis Says She’s ‘Stunned’ After Award Is Revoked Over Her Views on Israel

15. Statement on the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute

16. Nobody Is Moving Our Cheese: American Surplus Reaches Record High

17. Nude restaurant in Paris clotheses citing lack of business

18. WATCH: The Heliocentrics - Space Time Girl

Millennials Ruining Exhaustion, Mike Pence School Of Bad Improv 1.9.19

In episode 305, Jack and Miles are joined by comedian Megan Gailey to discuss the burnout generation, Trump's lack of knowledge about how the government shut down goes who it impacts, the continuous push for a border wall by the right, the lie Trump told about Syria, Kevin Spacey's delusional come back plan, pizza math, and more! Plus Behind The Bastards Robert Evans and super producer Anna Hossnieh join to discuss the story of the young Saudi woman trying to escape her family.

FOOTNOTES:

1. How Millennials Became The Burnout Generation

2. My Family Abducted And Tricked Me Into A Forced Marriage

3. Saudi teenager who fled her family allowed to stay in Thailand for now

4. Flying without a man: The mysterious case of Dina Ali

5. “Which former presidents told President Trump, as he said, that he should’ve built a wall? All their representatives have denied that that was the case.” @halliejackson to @VPMike Pence

6. OH: TRUMP DIDN’T REALIZE A GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN WOULD SHUT DOWN THE GOVERNMENT

7. Millions face delayed tax refunds, cuts to food stamps as White House scrambles to deal with shutdown’s consequences

8. Delta, United, and JetBlue pilots are warning that flying will become more dangerous as government shutdown continues

9. To build the wall, Trump is sacrificing airport security during the government shutdown

10. ‘No different from my original statements’: Trump denies changes to Syria exit plan

11. Fox News host fact-checks Sarah Sanders

12. Kevin Spacey pleads not guilty in Nantucket court to indecent assault

13. Kevin Spacey pulled over for speeding hours after appearing in court

14. Kevin Spacey is plotting a comeback — and ‘is still getting acting offers’

15. An 18-inch pizza has more pizza than two 12-inch pizzas, and people are losing it

16. WATCH: Saba - SIRENS ft. theMIND (Official Video)

R&B Predator(s?), More like Bohemian Crap-City 1.8.19

In episode 304, Jack and special guest host Laci Mosley are joined by comedian Casey Ley to discuss the R. Kelly docuseries, Cynthoia Brown being granted clemency, the video of Drake bringing an underage woman on stage, the sonic attacks in Havana, the Golden Globes, Kevin Hart's lack of an apology, motherfucker-like insults from around the world, and more!

FOOTNOTES:

1. Surviving R Kelly: what we can learn from the shocking new series

2. Gov. Haslam grants clemency to Cyntoia Brown, to be released Aug. 7

3. Drake Kisses, Caresses 17-Year-Old Fan Onstage In Newly Surfaced Video

4. 'Sonic attack' on US embassy in Havana could have been crickets, say scientists

5. The Best and Worst of the Golden Globes

6. Where Are Kevin Hart’s Past Apologies? An Investigation

7. Kevin Hart Responds to Don Lemon’s Comments Over ‘Ellen’ Interview

8. The 9 Most Devastating Insults From Around the World

9. WATCH: LA Priest - Oino (Official Video)

Weekly Zeitgeist 56 (Best of 12/31/18-1/4/19)

The weekly round up of the best moments from DZ's Season 63 (12/31/18-1/4/19.)

Bird Box Office Bonanza, Conservatives Catch Woman Dancing 1.4.19

In episode 302, Jack and special guest host Jamie Loftus is joined by comedian Caitlin Durante in this Bechdal Cast take over to discuss the Bird Box challenge, the Masked Singer television show, the video of Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez that has offended conservatives, all the women who were sworn in to Congress this week, the government shut down, Trump's press briefing, the 2019 Coachella line up, Apple stock going down, a frozen remnant in the Solar System, the hacking of Migos, and more!

FOOTNOTES:

1. Netflix warns against Bird Box challenge as dangerous trend goes viral

2. Who Are The Masked Singer Celebrity Contestants? These Are Our Best Guesses

3. Introducing 'The Masked Singer,' Featuring Television's Hottest Peacock-Hippo Battle

4. Conservatives Have Exposed AOC’s Incredibly Wholesome Past

5. What is the problem here? Do we live in Footloose Town? Was I unaware that we were living in Footloose Town this entire time?

6. New members sworn in to most diverse Congress ever – in pictures

7. Dirty parks, closed museums: The government shutdown grinds on

8. Mitt Romney Says Trump ‘Has Not Risen to the Mantle of the Office’

9. Poll: Iowa Republicans Would Reelect Trump, But They’d Also Welcome a Primary

10. President Trump makes surprise statement in White House briefing room

11. Coachella 2019 lineup: Ariana Grande, Childish Gambino and Tame Impala to headline

12. ‘Idris Elba Performing at Coachella?’ The Story Behind His DJing Career

13. Apple and Samsung feel the sting of plateauing smartphones

14. A year and a half ago, I went on a crazy two and a half week odyssey in support of the @NASANewHorizonsmission. Four countries, two and two half Pacific crossings, two occultations, and two nights on Mauna Kea. #UltimaThule#UltimaFlyby#MU69occ

15. The Most Distant Place We’ve Visited

16. Did a Brockton man hack the Twitter page of Migos rapper Takeoff?

17. WATCH: Megapuss - Theme From Hollywood

Louis C(old ta)K(es), Twinning App Makes Dystopia Fun 1.3.19

In episode 301, Jack and special guest host Ever Mainard are joined by comedian Jenny Zigrino to discuss Kanye West and Kim Kardashian expecting baby number four, Kanye's anger at Drake, Louis CK's new problematic comedy set, Popsugar's Twinning app leaking people's photos, Trump's pseudo-press conference, Mitt Romney's op-ed in The Washington Post, what movies predicted about 2019, and more!

FOOTNOTES:

1. Kanye West Slams Drake (Again) for Following Kim Kardashian on Instagram: ‘I Feel a Public Apology in Order’

2. Kim Kardashian West is expecting baby No. 4 via surrogate

3. Louis C.K. Mocks Parkland School Shooting Survivors in Recent Set

4. Yes. Every idiot saying “Uh, this is what Louie’s material has always been like, he’s not doing anything different now” is missing the point.

5. Popsugar’s Twinning app was leaking everyone’s uploaded photos

6. Trump's chaotic post-midterms press conference – video highlights

7. Poll: Iowa Republicans Would Reelect Trump, But They’d Also Welcome a Primary

8. Trump’s International Ratings Remain Low, Especially Among Key Allies

9. Mitt Romney: The president shapes the public character of the nation. Trump’s character falls short.

10. 'They're coming:' Flying cars may appear in urban skies by 2023

11. Sheep-Human Hybrids Made in Lab—Get the Facts

12. 6 THINGS MOVIES PREDICT WILL HAPPEN IN 2019

13. The 2020 Tokyo Olympics Were Predicted 30 Years Ago by Akira

14. Bob Einstein Dies: ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ Actor Who Also Played Super Dave Osborne Was 76
15. WATCH: Amber Mark - Lose My Cool (Franc Moody Remix)

One Hundred Percent Accurate Predictions for 2019

In this new year, Jack and Miles are joined by comedian Laci Mosley and super producer Anna Hossnieh to make some super accurate predictions for the year of 2019. 

2018 Year End Lists In Review 12.31.18

In episode 300, Jack and special guest co-host Jamie Loftus are joined by comedian Yusef Roach to discuss defining events from the year: Walmart's bizarre top selling items in 2018, Time's person of the year list, Google trends from the year, top box office reports from the year, best films of the year, top billboard charts of 2018, top porn searches of 2018, top baby names, popular children's games of the year, and more!

FOOTNOTES:

1. Walmart reveals the most bizarre top-selling items of 2018 in every state

2. THE GUARDIANS AND THE WAR ON TRUTH

3. Year in Search 2018

4. GIPHY's Top 25 GIFs of 2018

5. Yearly Box Office

6. 2018 DOMESTIC GROSSES

7. BEST OF 2018: FILM CRITIC TOP TEN LISTS

8. YouTube Top 10 Music Videos of 2018 Dominated by Spanish-Language Tracks

9. The Human Race Really Outdid Itself with Porn Searches in 2018

10. The Most Popular Baby Names of 2018 — And The Least

11. 100 most popular boys’ names so far in 2018

12. One of the hottest toys of 2018 is a $50 unicorn that poops glitter slime and it’s ridiculously fun

13. How pimples, poop, and brain goo became the hottest toys of 2018

14. WATCH: Ty Segall - Lowrider (War)

Top 5 Of Everything 2018

In this bonus holiday episode, Jack and Miles are joined by comedian Billy Wayne Davis to discuss their top five EVERYTHINGS! 

The Most Underrated Things of 2018

In this holiday underrated spectacular, Jack and Miles are joined by comedian Alison Stevenson and super producer Anna Hossnieh to talk about all the things they found underrated in the 2018 year! 

The Most Overrated Things of 2018

In this Overrated holiday extravaganza, Jack and Miles and joined by comedian and Reality Bytes podcast co-host Sofiya Alexandra and super producer Anna Hossnieh to discuss all the overrated aspects of the 2018 year. 

The Daily Zeitgeist Presents: Santa University Part 2

It's that time of year again! Join Jamie Loftus, Caitlin Durante, Edgar Momplaisir, Anna Hossnieh, Shereen Younes, Jack O'Brien, Miles Gray, Robert Evans, Jacquis Neal, Sophie Lichterman, and Anna Salinas as they do a table read of Santa University, part two! 

Weekly Zeitgeist 55 (Best of 12/17/18-12/21/18)

The weekly round up of the best moments from DZ's Season 62 (12/17/18-12/21/18.)

Noted Hotness Expert Michael Rapaport, Trump Hiding Bad News In The Holidays? 12.21.18

In episode 299, Jack and special guest host Jamie Loftus are joined by Daniel and Jorge Explain the Universe hosts Daniel Whiteson and Jorge Cham to discuss Michelle Obama's Balenciaga boots, Michael Rapaport's comments about Ariana Grande, Trump's decision on Syria, women leaving Trump's camp, a Vanity Fair article about the culture of sexual assault at Georgetown Prep, products being ditched by big brands, Rachel McAdams glamorous breast pumping photos, and more!

FOOTNOTES:

1. Michelle Obama's Balenciaga Thigh-High Boots Are Metallic, $4000, And Absolutely Perfect

2. This Actor's Sexist Tweet About Ariana Grande Is Getting Major Backlash Online

3. No one knows what’s happening with Trump’s Syria decision

4. Trump Administration to Lift Sanctions on Russian Oligarch’s Companies

5. Women Who Love Trump

6. “MEN FOR OTHERS, MY ASS”: AFTER KAVANAUGH, INSIDE GEORGETOWN PREP’S CULTURE OF OMERTÀ

7. Chick-fil-A, Chevy, Apple are among the companies ditching merch next year

8. What’s missing in all the praise of Rachel McAdams’s high-fashion breast pump photo shoot

9. One-Quarter Of Mothers Return To Work Less Than 2 Weeks After Giving Birth, Report Finds

10. WATCH: Reverie - Black Hearts

President Christmas-Movie-Villain, Giuliani May Just Be Drunk 12.20.18

In episode 298, Jack and Miles are joined by Stuff You Should Know co-host and The End Of The World host Josh Clark to discuss Twitter trends including Will Smith as the Genie, the Carlton dance coming from Bruce Springsteen,  Paul Ryan's final speech, James Harden, some more absurd Rudy Giuliani comments about Trump's Russia connections, Trumps disdain for Christmas, Tucker Carlson losing sponsors, Steph Curry's response to his moon landing comments, and more!

FOOTNOTES:

1. Take Your First Look at Will Smith as Aladdin's Live-Action Genie

2. We Can Thank Bruce Springsteen for the Gift That Is Alfonso Ribeiro's Carlton Dance

3. Ryan reflects on 'great and lasting difference' in farewell address to Congress

4. The 6 funniest things about James Harden’s double-step-back travel that wasn’t called

5. Giuliani indicates conversations with Trump on Trump Tower Moscow occurred later than previously known

6. The Damning, Damning Letter

7. Rudy Giuliani Is Definitely Losing It

8. War on Christmas? Trump Was For ‘Happy Holidays’ Before He Was Against it, and Ivanka Still Is

9. Trump Is Milking the War on Christmas for Every Last Penny

10. Donald Trump Hates Christmas Parties

11. Donald Trump Jr. says his dad ‘regifted’ monogrammed presents — including one that he gave him

12. In the 1980s, Donald Trump banned Christmas decorations to harass his elderly tenants

13. NEW YORK; DONALD HUMBUG

14. "Obviously, they’re men": Tucker Carlson, guest kvetch about "gingerbread people."

15. Advertisers are dropping Tucker Carlson's Fox News show after he said immigration makes the US 'dirtier'

16. Here Are The Advertisers Boycotting Tucker Carlson’s Show

17. Kyrie Irving Responds to Outcry over Stephen Curry's Moon Landing Comments

18. The End Of The World with Josh Clark

19. WATCH: Sam Gendel & Sam Wilkes - BOA