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In episode 279, Jack and Miles are joined by comedian Teresa Lee to discuss the weekly Google trends skim, a deeper look at the attack on diplomats in Cuba, Democrats gripe with Nancy Pelosi, the 30th anniversary of Lunchables, Thanksgiving plans, and more! FOOTNOTES:1. Tech’s ‘FAANG’ stocks have lost more than $1 trillion and counting from highs amid tech rout2. Chiefs vs. Rams was an incredible (college) football game3. Tekashi 6ix9ine Faces 32 Years to Life in Prison on Racketeering, Firearm Charges4. The Mystery of the Havana Syndrome5. Pelosi’s bid for speaker imperiled as public opposition grows6. Happy 30th birthday to Lunchables, the lazy, still-popular lunch kit7. WATCH: NICKELUS F - I AIN'T CRIED YET

Colin Jost: Working Class Hero, How To Ruin McDonald’s Fries 11.20.18

In episode 278, Jack and Miles are joined by comedian Nick Turner to discuss an Instagram mother shouting out her son his birthday, new Cheesy Bacon Fries at McDonalds, criticism Colin Jost is receiving for his comments about Amazon HQ coming to New York, plus a call with Jose Ortiz Jr., Executive Director of the NYC Employment and Training Coalition, to discuss the problems that comes along with Amazon entering the city, the White House Correspondent's Dinner deciding to no longer have comedians on, the conspiracy theory about the take down of Gary Hart, and more!FOOTNOTES: 1. Omg this Instagram mommy blogger is celebrating her sons bday by writing about how out of all her kids, he “statistically” performs the worse on her Instagram. And she’s worried one day it will ruin his self esteem2. McDonald’s teases with Cheesy Bacon Fries3. 'Saturday Night Live' Star Colin Jost Comes Under Heavy Criticism Over 'Weekend Update' Comments4. The New York Hustle of Amazon’s Second Headquarters5. AMAZON HQ2 WILL COST TAXPAYERS AT LEAST $4.6 BILLION, MORE THAN TWICE WHAT THE COMPANY CLAIMED, NEW STUDY SHOWS6. Michelle Wolf: WH Correspondents’ Association ‘Cowards’ For Ditching Comedy7. Was Gary Hart Set Up?8. WATCH: Little Dragon - Lover Chanting (Official Video)

Jennifer Lawrence: Mexican Icon, The Weed Bubble Is Here 11.19.18

In episode 277, Jack and Miles are joined by comedian Yusef Roach to discuss an essay on fake Australian accents, Dior and Jennifer Lawrence being accused of cultural appropriation, the White House agreeing to reinstate Jim Acosta's press pass, marijuana prices falling, and more! FOOTNOTES: 1. Your Fake Australian Accent Is Terrible, Mate2. Jennifer Lawrence Dior ad for taking inspiration from Mexican women without featuring them3. This Beautiful ‘Vogue’ Spread Dives Into the World of Escaramuza, an All-Female Horseback Riding Sport4. Dior Faces Backlash for Featuring Jennifer Lawrence as the Face of Its Escaramuza-Inspired Collection5. Bihor, not Dior: check out the new campaign reclaiming Romanian folk style6. Cultural appropriation in fashion is nothing new 7. Victoria's Secret Saves Dark Skinned Models for "Wild Things" Segment8. Swedish Instagram Model Insists She’s Not Pretending to Be Black9. Fox News, other outlets back CNN’s lawsuit against Trump administration10. White House agrees to 'temporarily reinstate' Acosta's press pass11. Marijuana is getting cheaper. For some states, that’s a problem.12. WATCH: Yazmin Lacey - 90 Degrees

Weekly Zeitgeist 50 (Best of 11/12/18-11/16/18)

The weekly round up of the best moments from DZ's Season 57 (11/12/18-11/16/18.)

Facebook Is Trash Part 6,997; XO Fake Tour Life 11.16.18

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! FOOTNOTES: 1. L.A. Band Threatin Faked a Fanbase To Land a European Tour No One Attended2. Avenatti Arrest Draws in Stormy Daniels and Jacob Wohl3. Mira Ricardel, Aide Who Crossed Melania Trump, Is Removed From Her White House Role4. VOTE-BY-MAIL BALLOTS CAST IN FLORIDA5. In Florida Recount, Sloppy Signatures Placed Thousands of Ballots in Limbo6. Russian Influence Reached 126 Million Through Facebook Alone7. Delay, Deny and Deflect: How Facebook’s Leaders Fought Through Crisis8. Sour Patch Kids Cereal Is Real. Here's How to Get It9. The iconic Bunnings sausage sizzle is undergoing a change for safety reasons! 10. Australians Declare Existential Crisis Over Onion Placement11. WATCH: Mack Browne & The Brothers - Bumpy's Lament

Big D Toilet, Small D Energy; If A Mid Life Crisis Were A Toy 11.15.18

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! FOOTNOTES: 1. WATCH: Time-Lapse: Lose Yourself in the Night Sky | Short Film Showcase2. The Acting Attorney General Helped an Alleged Scam Company Hawk Bizarre Products3. Now Accepting Your Conspiracy Theories for Why Fox News Hasn't Tweeted in Almost a Week4. Five days of fury: Inside Trump’s Paris temper, election woes and staff upheaval5. Trump, stung by midterms and nervous about Mueller, retreats from traditional presidential duties6. Fox News Once Again Forgets That "Radical New Democratic Ideas" Are Really Popular7. Hundreds of voting machines sat unused in Georgia as voters waited on long lines: report8. Hell fucking yeah MTV is bringing back Spring Break9. HOW TRUMPY BEAR DIVIDED THE WORLD—AND CONQUERED THE INTERNET10. WATCH: Trumpy Bear Official Commercial!11. Pro-Trump website selling Lego-like 'MAGA' border wall play set12. Mansur Brown - Shiroi

NRA vs Legitimate Science, Keurig ‘Cept For Booze 11.14.18

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! FOOTNOTES: 1. Sugar-monitoring group goes after “freakshakes” that contain over 1,000 calories2. I was at the protest outside Tucker Carlson’s house. Here’s what actually happened.3. Trump's Paris trip marked by missed moments -- and a dire warning4. President Trump blames Secret Service for canceling cemetery trip in France5. In a stunning move, Melania Trump calls for ouster of a top national security aide6. NRA's enemies list: Most of America7. Reducing Firearm Injuries and Deaths in the United States: A Position Paper From the American College of Physicians8. Surprise: Physician Group Rehashes Same Tired Gun Control Policies9. Why Can't the U.S. Treat Gun Violence as a Public-Health Problem?10. Nurses, surgeons fire back at NRA with pictures of gun trauma: '#ThisIsMyLane'11. Drinkworks and Keurig have created a pod-based cocktail machine12. Creature Feature Podcast13. WATCH: Che Vuole Questa Musica Stasera - Peppino Gagliardi14. The Daily Zeitgeist Merch on Tee Public15. Tickets for Daily Zeitgeist Live show at UCB Sunset in Los Angeles

Papa John Go Away, Stan Lee Come Back! 11.13.18

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! FOOTNOTES: 1. A Marvel Of A Man: Stan Lee Dead At 952. THE PINK TRANSIT TAX: WOMEN SPEND MORE THAN MEN TO GET AROUND NYC3. Eerie video shows burned, abandoned cars after thousands fled Butte County wildfire4. KIM & KANYE HIRE PRIVATE FIREFIGHTERS ... Save Neighbors' Homes Too5. Woolsey Fire torches 91,572 acres, destroys 370 homes from coast to canyons6. With midterms done, where's the caravan talk?7. Money troubles: The GOP’s problem with cash8. WHEN DOES A SPORK BECOME SENTIENT? INSIDE THE EXISTENTIAL “TOY STORY 4” TEASER9. WATCH: Toy Story 4 | Official Teaser Trailer10. Papa John's Franchisees Call in Specialist Lawyer as Sales Sag11. WATCH: Tierra Whack - Bugs Life

Sad Boy Tucker, Already With The Xmas Music? 11.12.18

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! FOOTNOTES:1. Ice-T Says He’s Never Eaten a Bagel2. China’s state-run press agency has created an ‘AI anchor’ to read the news3. And here is future United States Attorney General Matthew Whitaker promoting advances in hot tub design for scammers World Patent Marketing4. Trump: Whitaker's past comments do not warrant recusal5. Trump claims he doesn’t know his new acting attorney general. A month ago he said he did.6. Mueller Has a Way Around Trump and His Minions7. ‘They were threatening me and my family’: Tucker Carlson’s home targeted by protesters8. Tucker Carlson Attacked the Idea of Diversity in His Latest Hate-Filled Rant9. Tucker Carlson’s Fighting Words10. Tucker Carlson Is Sorry for Being Mean11. Long before Fox News, Carlson was a La Jollan12. WATCH: Gavin McInnes and Tucker Carlson (The Daily Caller )13. WATCH: Hipster Girl - Sango & Xavier Omar

Weekly Zeitgeist 49 (Best of 11/5/18-11/9/18)

The weekly round up of the best moments from DZ's Season 56 (11/5/18-11/9/18.)

R(U)(S)si(A), Oprah’s Favorite Things (For Rich Slobs) 11.9.18

In episode 271, Jack and Miles are joined by podcaster Yusong Liu to discuss RBG's fall, the White House releasing a doctored video to attack Jim Acosta, Trump's attempt to push back on the Mueller investigation by making his friend the acting attorney general, another mass shooting in America, the left's witchcraft, Oprah's favorite thing list with super producer Anna Hossnieh, and more! FOOTNOTES:1. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Hospitalized With 3 Broken Ribs2. Reporters condemn White House decision to bar CNN's Acosta3. White House shares doctored video to support punishment of journalist Jim Acosta4. Trump’s Appointment of the Acting Attorney General Is Unconstitutional5. US Mass Shootings, 1982-2018: Data From Mother Jones’ Investigation6. How gun control works in America, compared with 4 other rich countries7. 12 dead in California bar shooting8. What Do We Know About the Association Between Firearm Legislation and Firearm-Related Injuries?9. WEST VIRGINIA DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATE WAS PAGAN WITCHCRAFT CULT LEADER10. Wicca Emerged as Controversy in West Virginia Election11. Witches cast 'mass spell' against Donald Trump12. Here's Why This Witch Is Preparing for Midterm Elections by Hosting a Hex on Brett Kavanaugh13. Oprah's Favorite Things List14. WATCH: Snoh Aalegra - Sometimes (feat. Logic)

This (Jeff) Session’s Over, Chasing The Perfect Wave 11.8.18

In episode 270, Jack and Miles are joined by writer Jason Pargin to discuss Jeff Session's resignation, Rod Rosenstein leaving the Mueller probe, Trump's post-election press conference, voter demographics in the context of higher education, a Breaking Bad movie, most Googled Thanksgiving foods, and more! FOOTNOTES: 1. ContraPoints2. Jeff Sessions Forced Out As Attorney General After Constant Criticism From Trump3. Trump's chaotic post-midterms press conference – video highlights4. Occupations and Their Ideologies5. I CAN TOLERATE ANYTHING EXCEPT THE OUTGROUP6. America Is Divided by Education7. Exit Polls8. Party Identification Trends, 1992-20179. The Political Divide Over Higher Education in America10. Claritas Prizm11. How unpopular is Donald Trump?12. Bryan Cranston Confirms The ‘Breaking Bad’ Movie Is Happening, And He Would ‘Absolutely’ Star In It13. Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt going to trial in custody case14. What’s the most-Googled Thanksgiving recipe in your state?15. WATCH: Scientist - Taxi to baltimore Dub - 1980

Blue Wave-ish, Sandler’s Still Got It 11.7.18

In episode 269, Jack and Miles are joined by comedian Sofiya Alexandra to discuss Adam Sandler's new Netflix special, midterm elections, the GOP's list of things they need to respond to once the Democrats take the house, aliens, and more! FOOTNOTES: 1. The Unexpected Humanity Of Adam Sandler’s New Netflix Special2. Scoop: Republicans secretly study their coming hell3. 2018 Election: Live Coverage And Results4. It’s official: Democrats will control the House5. Fox Rebukes Sean Hannity’s and Jeanine Pirro’s Participation in a Trump Rally6. Cigar-shaped comet may actually be an alien probe, Harvard scientists suggest7. WATCH: Lil Haiti "HIT THE WAVE" Ft. Kush Flo (Official Video)

Queen Of The Zeitgeist, What To Worry About On Election Day 11.6.18

In episode 268, Jack and Miles are joined by comedian and host of the Alchemy This! podcast Kevin Pollak to discuss the Bohemian Rhapsody film, Trump's behavior during midterms, Brian Kemp's office investigating the Democrats, why people like death metal, the calming game of Tetris, and more! FOOTNOTES: 1. ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Rocks With $50 Million, ‘Nutcracker’ Crumbles2. ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Rules International Box Office With Killer $72 Million3. Sacha Baron Cohen: I quit Freddie Mercury biopic after dispute with Queen4. ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Doesn’t Straightwash, but It’s Confused About Freddie Mercury’s Sexuality5. 'Trump has hijacked the election': House Republicans in panic mode6. Brian Kemp’s Office, Without Citing Evidence, Investigates Georgia Democrats Over Alleged ‘Hack’7. Psychologists are trying to figure out why people like death metal8. TINY FINNISH TOWN WINS WORLD CAPITAL OF METAL CROWN9. Can't Stop Worrying? Try Tetris To Ease Your Mind10. A better distraction: Exploring the benefits of flow during uncertain waiting periods.11. WATCH: Sudan Archives - Nont for Sale

Oprah vs Fox, Real Housewives Of The Vatican 11.5.18

In episode 267, Jack and Miles are joined by writer, activist, and co-host of the #GoodMuslimBadMuslim podcast Tanzila "Taz" Ahmed to discuss Fox News being annoyed at Oprah for getting involved in Georgia, the UK possibly changing laws because too many people getting wasted at the airport, Nigerian security forces blaming Trump for their behavior, midterm polls, Steve King losing his mind on a questioner, the battle between the two Pope's, your first movie soundtrack love, bloidwatch and more! FOOTNOTES: 1. Great to join my sweet friend @ainsleyearhardt on @foxandfriends this morning to discuss #Midtermsand what will resonate with the American family voter. 2. Roth: “I think the problem with celebrities…is that they are in a very different financial status than the people that are listening to them. Oprah Winfrey, is one of the wealthiest women in the world, is talking to people in Marietta, Georgia.”3. U.K. might change laws because too many people are getting sloshed at the airport4. Shia group says Nigeria security forces killed scores in protests5. Nigerian army cites Trump's comments to justify shooting protesters6. Go Back To Sleep, Kids: Only One-Third Of Millennials Say They're Definitely Going To Vote In 20187. Steve King blows up at questioner who pressed him on the Pittsburgh massacre 8. POPE VS. POPE: HOW FRANCIS AND BENEDICT’S SIMMERING CONFLICT COULD SPLIT THE CATHOLIC CHURCH9. What's the first movie soundtrack you loved?10. WATCH: Swizz Beatz - Something Dirty/Pic Got Us (Audio) ft. Kendrick Lamar, Jadakiss, Styles P

Weekly Zeitgeist 48 (Best of 10/29/18-11/2/18)

The weekly round up of the best moments from DZ's Season 55 (10/29/18-11/2/18.)

Oprah Vs. Pence, RIP ‘Cado Toast 11.2.18

In episode 266, Jack and Miles are joined by comedian Billy Wayne Davis to discuss crazy Red Sox fans throwing full beer cans, trending Halloween costumes, Oprah's face off with Mike Pence in Georgia, Jacob Wohl and Jack Burkman's press conference regarding the women accusing Robert Mueller of harassment, Republicans using fear tactics to get folks to vote for the GOP, a massive walk out at Google over sexual misconduct, Sabra's on-the-go avocado toast, and more! FOOTNOTES:1. Fan arrested, trophy damaged in beer-throwing incidents2. Heidi Klum truly outdoes herself for Halloween, and other wildly elaborate celebrity costumes3. Oprah vs. Pence Face Off4. @Oprah knocking on doors for @staceyabrams 5. Jacob Wohl's Imaginary Robert-Mueller-Accusing Girlfriend Had To Go Back To Canada We Guess6. The hapless Jacob Wohl / Jack Burkman press conference on Robert Mueller is about to kick off!7. WATCH: Jacob Wohl, Jack Burkman: Woman Accusing Robert Mueller of Rape is Credible8. It is outrageous what the Democrats are doing to our Country. Vote Republican now! 9. Massive Google Walkout Over Sexual Misconduct Marks Tech's 'Time's Up' Moment10.  Sabra Breakfast Avocado Toast11. WATCH: The Avalanches - Because I’m Me (Black Milk Remix)

Oprah vs Voter Suppression, It’s Too Late Kanye 11.1.18

In episode 265, Miles and special guest co-host Jamie Loftus are joined by writer and performer Sarah Isaacson to discuss Kanye West's claim to be back from the sunken place, Trumps trip to Pittsburgh and his continued hate speech, the poorly planned plot to discredit Robert Mueller by Jacob Wohl, Oprah joining Stacey Abrams on her campaign in Georgia, a woman who has sex with ghosts, a couple dying while trying to take a selfie, and more! FOOTNOTES:1. Kanye Claims He Is Back From the Sunken Place ... Again2. After Pittsburgh Massacre, Trump Sticks to His Divisive Closing Pitch Ahead of Midterms3. Mueller Wants the FBI to Look at a Scheme to Discredit Him4. Robert Mueller's Office Has Asked The FBI To Investigate Allegations That A Woman Was Offered Money To Accuse Him Of Sexual Harassment5. Oprah Is Going To Georgia To Campaign With Stacey Abrams6. Woman Who Claims To Have Had Sex With 20 Ghosts Now Engaged To One7. WATCH: I Want to Marry and Start a Family With My Ghost Boyfriend | This Morning8. Daredevil couple dies while taking Yosemite selfie, report says9. WATCH: Sunni Colón - Little Things (Prod. Kaytranada)

The Right’s Even Tired Of Fox News, Lena Dunham To Go Full Lohan? 10.31.18

Boo! In episode 264, Jack and Miles are joined by writer and Hollywood Handbook podcast co-host Hayes Davenport to discuss how villains in horror movies rarely use guns, Matt Drudge being fed up with Fox News, how a convicted man for anti-Muslim terror plot blaming Trump for his actions, how in the world Shep Smith became the voice of reason on Fox News, Trump's new threat to end birthright citizenship with an executive order, Lena Dunham being tapped to adapt a Syrian refugee story, Halloween costumes, the Crunch Cup, and more! Happy Halloween! FOOTNOTES: 1. Fox News Slammed By Matt Drudge Over “Bizarre” Synagogue Shooting Segment2. Trump Fan Convicted In Anti-Muslim Terror Plot Asks Judge To Consider Trump’s Rhetoric3. Sentencing Memorandum, Patrick Stein4. Shep Smith on the migrant caravan: "There is no invasion. No one is coming to get you. There is nothing at all to worry about."5. Graham to introduce legislation to end birthright citizenship6. The Fourteenth Amendment Can’t Be Revoked by Executive Order7. Backlash over Lena Dunham script for Syrian refugee film8. Little girl's Halloween costume quite the scare9. CrunchCup - The World's Greatest Portable Cereal Cup10. WATCH: Dan Marino Freak out11. WATCH: Uyama Hiroto - 81 autumn

Jekyll and Himmler, WTF Is Blexit? 10.30.18

In episode 263, Jack and Miles are joined by comedian Noah Gardenswartz to discuss Kanye's West's new 'blexit' stance, the Indonesian plane crash, the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting, whether the mainstream media will start acknowledging the blatant racism in this country, Brazil's new far-right president Jair Bolsonaro, the Playstation Classic update, the newly released video game Red Dead Redemption 2 with editor Danl Goodman, and more! FOOTNOTES:1. Kanye's 'Blexit' T-Shirts Are Lying to You2. Lion Air plane crashes in Indonesia3. Pittsburgh synagogue shooting suspect appears in court4. Asked about Pittsburgh synagogue shooting on @foxandfriends, @KellyannePolls says "what's important is what POTUS has done - he denounced anti-Semitism...he called for the death penalty for this murder. He said the word 'anti-Semitism'"5. 4 things to know about Jair Bolsonaro, Brazil’s new far-right president6. PlayStation Classic Games List Revealed7. Red Dead Redemption 2: Five tips for being the best outlaw you can be8. WATCH: Skinshape - I won't be there