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In episode 214, Jack and Miles are joined by actor and writer Kirby Howell-Baptiste to discuss Elon Musk's absurd behavior, Trump revoking security clearances of certain officials, the cancelation of the military parade, Trump's fight with Vietnam veterans over 'agent orange,' more tapes from Omarosa, the ring of predatory priests in Pennsylvania in the seventies, Mark Walhberg's new film 'Mile 22,' Crazy Rich Asians reactions, and more! FOOTNOTES:1. Blue Zones – Places In the World Where People Live to 100 and Stay Healthy2. WATCH: The Carolina Brogue: Outer Banks Vocabulary3. Elon Musk Details ‘Excruciating’ Personal Toll of Tesla Turmoil4. The billionaire house hostage saga of Azealia Banks, Elon Musk, and Grimes, explained5. Trump gears up to strip more clearances from officials tied to Russia investigation6. Trump blames D.C. officials for postponement of his military parade; Bowser responds his plan was ‘sad’7. Trump and Omarosa Had a ‘F*cking Weird’ Fight With Vietnam Vets8. WATCH: Ride of The Valkyries - Apocalypse Now (1979)9. The Last Battle of the Vietnam War: Agent Orange and Its ‘Presumed Diseases’10. Omarosa releases secret tape of Lara Trump offering her $15K-a-month campaign job11. Grand jury report describes a 'ring of predatory priests' in Pittsburgh in the 1970s12. ‘Mile 22’ Review: Mark Wahlberg Action Thriller Feels Like ‘InfoWars: The Movie’13. Peter Berg asked Mark Wahlberg to tap into 'Bannon intensity' for 'Mile 22'14. WATCH: Tidiani Kone et le T. P. Orchestre Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou - Djanfa Magni

Awww Late Stage Capitalism, Long Live The Queen 8.16.18

In episode 213, Jack and Miles are joined by writer Amy Lam to discuss the legend Aretha Franklin, the new film Crazy Rich Asians, Jason Kessler being humiliated by his father, Alex Jones and InfoWars holding strong, how #MeToo comebacks may be here soon, heartwarming stories that are a disguise for late-stage capitalism, and more! FOOTNOTES: 1. Aretha Franklin, the ‘Queen of Soul,’ Dies at 762. WATCH: Aretha Franklin - Don't Play That Song You Lied3. Crazy Rich Asians isn’t about money, it’s about entitlement—and that’s a good thing4. The organizer of the Charlottesville rally just got humiliated by his own father5. Bans don’t seem to be lessening reach of Alex Jones, InfoWars6. Les Moonves and CBS Face Allegations of Sexual Misconduct7. When Is Time Really Up? #MeToo Movement Grapples With Paths to Redemption8. Men "Brought Down" by the #MeToo Movement Are Back9. Charlie Rose Will Reportedly Host a Show About Men Brought Down by #MeToo10. Matt Lauer still has ties at NBC News, where colleagues believe a professional comeback is possible11. Casey Affleck’s Dark Secret: The Disturbing Allegations Against the Oscar Hopeful12. FX boss on how Louis C.K. could return to TV13. The Redemption Narrative in the 2017 Oscar Nominations14. Mel Gibson has set the blueprint for a #MeToo comeback. Expect other men to follow it.15. Where are they now? Why 'sh---- media men' keep getting second chances16. Donating vacation time to new moms is a trendy co-worker baby shower gift17. I'm Insanely Jealous of Sweden's Work-Family Policies. You Should Be, Too.18. Trump's military parade is now estimated to cost $92 million – $80 million more than earlier estimate19. WATCH: Aretha Franklin- I Never Loved A Man (Demo Version)

White House For Sale, B***h I’m A Cow! 8.15.18

In episode 212, Jack and Miles are joined by comedian Danielle Radford to discuss 'Moo' aka the song of summer, Nicki Minaj's latest album and her Twitter beef with her Ex, Tuesday's Primary Election results, Omarosa revealing audio of President Trump saying the N-word, the last day of the Paul Manafort trial, MoviePass is trading at 5 cents, and More!FOOTNOTES:1. Nicki Minaj Unfazed By Twitter War With Safaree2. The Summer’s Most Important Wind Down Is ‘Mooo!’ by Doja Cat3. 2018 House Race Ratings4. Diverse candidates rule the night and other takeaways from Tuesday's primaries5. Democrats Discard Washington Platform in Bid for House Control Image6. Omarosa reveals audio of Trump campaign aides allegedly discussing potential fallout of N-word7. Reports: Trump Campaign Files Arbitration Against Omarosa8. ‘People are terrified’: Trump staffers live in fear of Omarosa’s next tape9. Manafort defense reminds jurors of government's high burden of proof10. Sarah Sanders apologizes for false claim about African-American jobs11. Prosecution presents closing arguments in Manafort trial12. MoviePass just lost $132 a share and it's trading at 5¢13. Paul Manafort trial Day 12: Defense argues government failed to prove guilt

Trump’s “Funny” Indian Voice, Has WW3 Already Started? 8.14.18

In episode 211, Jack and Miles are joined by writer and Behind The Bastard's host Robert Evans to discuss the Paul Manafort trial, a recap of this past weekend's DefCon, Trump's lack of knowledge when it comes to time zones and how countries are pronounced, Bob Goodlatte's son calling him out, some stories Robert's been following including the state of the Kurds in Northern Iraq, how 'The Meg' has been a huge box office success, some drink related stories, and more! FOOTNOTES:1. Behind The Bastards: No Matter How Much You Hate Paul Manafort, You Should Hate Him More (And Here’s Why) Part 12. Behind The Bastards: No Matter How Much You Hate Paul Manafort, You Should Hate Him More (And Here’s Why) Part 23. Manafort Lawyers Rest Without Calling Witnesses in Fraud Trial4. The Most Terrifying Device Hacks From This Year’s Def Con5. Trump’s diplomatic learning curve: Time zones, ‘Nambia’ and ‘Nipple’6. In Politics, No One Can Call You Out Like Your Family7. Up to 1,000 more U.S. troops could be headed to Afghanistan this spring8. With ISIL gone, Iraqi Kurds still battle a weak economy9. 6 Insanely Post-Apocalyptic Realities of the Ukraine Revolt10. ‘The Meg’ Is a Surprise Box-Office Monster11. Man fills water cup with soda and things go unnecessarily haywire from there12. Why You Should Think Twice Before Ordering Coffee or Tea on a Plane (Video)13. A Brief History of Vice: How Bad Behavior Built Civilization by Robert Evans14. WATCH: Ravyn Lenae – Sleep Talking (Official Music Video)

OMGarosa, Alt-Right Flight 8.13.18

In episode 210, Jack and Miles are joined by comedian Blake Wexler to discuss Omarosa's messy tapes, the lack of color in the current White House administration, how the Unite The Right Rally 2 went, a piece about Stephen Miller's hypocrisy from his uncle, one mothers brutal take on how millennials ruined mayonnaise, Brett Kavanaugh's credit card debt, the firing of Peter Strzok, national left-handers day, and more! FOOTNOTES:1. Omarosa Manigault Newman: Former aide taped 'Trump phone call'2. #Breaking@OMAROSA provides @NBCNews with this exclusive excerpt of a recording of a phone call that she says she received from President Trump the day after White House Chief of Staff John Kelly fired her.3. Jonathan Karl asked Kellyanne Conway who the most senior African-American aide to the president was now that Omarosa is gone.4. Trump has caused an identity crisis for American militias5. Stephen Miller Is an Immigration Hypocrite. I Know Because I’m His Uncle.6. How Millennials Killed Mayonnaise7. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh piled up credit card debt by purchasing Nationals tickets, White House says8. FBI agent Peter Strzok fired over anti-Trump texts9. The economic consequences of being left-handed: some sinister results10. Left-Handers in Society11. WATCH: Mereba - Black Truck

Weekly Zeitgeist 36 (Best of 8/6/18-8/10/18)

The weekly round up of the best moments from DZ's Season 43 (8/6/18-8/10/18.)

Kanye’s Lost (In Thought), Petty Arabia 8.10.18

In episode 209, Jack and Miles are joined by Ethnically Ambiguous podcast host Shereen Younes to discuss Idris Elba possibly being the next James Bond, Kanye's appearance on Jimmy Kimmel, the dispute between Saudi Arabia and Canada, who Trump's coalition really is, Laura Ingraham's reckless comments on America, Kylie Jenner's birthday party, Macauley Culkin's weird comments about his girlfriend, bloidwatch, and more!  FOOTNOTES:1. Idris Elba the next 007? Movie boss says ‘door open for first black James Bond’2. K. Michelle Reminisces on Best Parts of Dating Idris Elba: 'Amazing Head'3. WATCH: Kanye West on Donald Trump4. The Administration’s Infuriating Both Sides–ing of the Canada–Saudi Arabia Dispute5. Iran and Saudi Arabia: Friends and foes in the region6. How Broad, and How Happy, Is the Trump Coalition?7. Laura Ingraham: "The America we know and love doesn't exist anymore. Massive demographic changes have been foisted on the American people, and they are changes that none of us ever voted for, and most of us don't like ... this is related to both illegal and legal immigration"8. Inside Kylie Jenner’s Star-Studded 21st Birthday Bash With Kris and Caitlyn Jenner9. JRE #1153 - MACAULAY CULKIN10. WATCH: KAMAU - Hey Ya Cover / Interpretation - Live

Ken Grifty Jr, Do We Live In A Pizza Bubble? 8.9.18

In episode 208, Jack and Miles are joined by comedian Jamie Loftus to discuss more Papa John awkwardness, a survey for the best full-service restaurants, leaked audio of Devin Nunes from a private fundraiser, Omarosa's tapes, GOP's corrupt members Rep. Chris Collins and Wilbur Ross, free speech arguments about Alex Jones, Trump's following, how Jack would fix the Oscars, and more! FOOTNOTES:1. TAKEAWAYS FROM PAPA JOHN'S AWWWWKWARD EARNINGS REPORT2. Top fast-food, full-service restaurants for customer satisfaction named in new ACSI survey3. In leaked audio from a private fundraiser, Nunes concedes that that if candidate exploited stolen emails that were given to them by a foreign government, "then that's criminal."4. At another point, Nunes suggests that Republicans would more aggressively pursue impeaching Rod Rosenstein, but if they did, "the Senate would have to drop everything they're doing, and then take the risk of not getting Kavanaugh confirmed... it's a matter of time."5. NUNES explicitly links midterm elections w/GOP's ongoing efforts to aid Trump's coverup: "If Sessions won't unrecuse & Mueller won't clear the president, we're the only ones. Which is really the danger...we have to keep these seats. If we don't keep majority, all this goes away."6. Omarosa Secretly Recorded Trump and Played the Audio to Others, Sources Say7. Why Rep. Chris Collins’s insider trading arrest is a huge deal — and also totally unsurprising8. New Details About Wilbur Ross’ Business Point To Pattern Of Grifting9. Free Speech Scholars to Alex Jones: You’re Not Protected10. Will Kicking Alex Jones Off Of Social Media Backfire?!? Nope.11. Giuliani: This Case Isn't Going To Fizzle, It's Going To Blow Up On Mueller12. For Most Trump Voters, ‘Very Warm’ Feelings for Him Endured13. Trump's core support remains solid, but a significant minority of Republicans have soured, study finds14. WATCH: DOWN WITH THE SICKNESS KAROKE15. WATCH: Washed Out - It All Feels Right

A Baffling New Oscars Category, G.R.E.A.M. 8.8.18

In episode 207, Jack and Miles are joined by comedian Atsuko Okatsuka to discuss a climate change update, the blue wave coming over the countries primaries, the Mar-A-Lago members running the VA, who Trump is playing golf with, the Oscar's changing it up, what happened to Shaun Weiss of the 'Mighty Duck's', theories about the new 'Mamma Mia!' and more! FOOTNOTES: 1. The time Dave Matthews Band dropped raw sewage on 100 people in Chicago2. California Fire Now the Largest in State History: ‘People Are on Edge’3. Ohio 12 special election: No plan for O'Connor to concede in tight race4. Democratic Party’s liberal insurgency hits a wall in Midwest primaries5. Michigan Dems elect state's first all-female statewide ticket for midterms6. The Shadow Rulers of the VA7. Trump Welcomes Najib Razak, the Malaysian Leader, as President, and Owner of a Fine Hotel8. Najib Razak charged over multibillion 1MDB corruption scandal9. Trump Lawyer Michael Cohen Negotiated $1.6 Million Settlement for Top Republican Fundraiser10. TRUMP GOLF COUNT11. Trump nominates some club members to plum government jobs12. Help us identify Trump’s unknown golf partners13. Oscars Won't Televise All Awards Live, Adds Popular Film Category14. ‘Mighty Ducks’ Star Shaun Weiss’ Slow Fall From Grace15. My my, what the hell is up with the Mamma Mia! timeline?16. WAIT, WASN’T MERYL STREEP’S MOM DEAD IN THE FIRST ‘MAMMA MIA!’ MOVIE?17. 10 THINGS ABOUT ‘MAMMA MIA! HERE WE GO AGAIN’ THAT MAKE NO SENSE18. WATCH: Charlotte Dos Santos - Watching You - Sofie's SOS Tape

Rick Rolls On Manafort, Pet Cemetery = Military Propaganda? 8.7.18

In episode 206, Jack and Miles are joined by comedian and writer Dan O'Brien to discuss the lack of language for our modern times, Rick Gates testifying against Paul Manafort, the many issues with voting in Georgia primaries, Steven Seagal joining Kremlin, the many films that were made with direct influence from the Pentagon, Johnny Depp's new film being pulled, the failure that is MoviePass and more! Plus super producer Anna Hossnieh comes on to discuss The Bachelorette finale. FOOTNOTES:1. Why Are There So Few Female Magicians?2. LA ‘sterilized’ its streets for the ’84 Olympics—how will it treat the homeless in 2028?3. Los Angeles Could Be One Of The Few Cities The Olympics Can’t Ruin4. Zeynep Tufekci recommends 3 books on how technology shapes us5. The Alarming Way Netflix Customizes Itself To Our Tastes6. Rick Gates Testifies He Committed Crimes With Paul Manafort7. 670 ballots in a precinct with 276 voters, and other tales from Georgia’s primary8. ‘The Bachelorette’ addressed Garrett’s Instagram controversy — but left out a crucial detail9. Fans are upset with Bachelorette Becca Kufrin because of her anxiety-shaming10. Steven Seagal, actor, black belt, and now Kremlin 'special representative'11. Here Are 410 Movies Made Under The Direct Influence And Supervision Of The Pentagon12. Johnny Depp’s Notorious B.I.G. Movie City of Lies Has Been Pulled From Release13. MoviePass Now Limited to 3 Movies Per Month14. WATCH: BADBADNOTGOOD - Boogie No. 69

Alex Jones Lost The InfoWar, We Are All The Kardashians 8.6.18

In episode 205, Jack and Miles are joined by comedian Kyle Ayers to discuss the Keeping Up With The Kardashian premiere, Alex Jones' podcast being pulled from Apple podcasts and more, how the age of mothers is the cause of the widening gap between the 'two Americas,' how Trump is worried about Donald Trump Jr.'s future, a viral photo of Trump supporters t-shirts from a Ohio rally, Trump hating on LeBron James, and more!FOOTNOTES:1. WATCH: KUWTK | Kim Kardashian to Kourt: "You're the Least Interesting to Look At" | E!2. Apple Banned Alex Jones and Infowars, and Spotify and Facebook Followed Suit3. The Age That Women Have Babies: How a Gap Divides America4. Jobs boom favors Democratic counties, not Trump strongholds5. Trump at a precarious moment in his presidency: Privately brooding and publicly roaring6. WATCH: Seklow compares Flynn to Martin Luther King Jr.7. Photo of Trump supporters' T-shirts from Ohio rally goes viral9. Melania Trump contradicts her husband on LeBron James10. Michael Jordan, Melania Trump praise LeBron James after Donald Trump insults him on Twitter11. WATCH: Rebles - Sweetest Taboo

Weekly Zeitgeist 35 (Best of 7/30/18-8/3/18)

The weekly round up of the best moments from DZ's Season 42 (7/30/18-8/3/18.)

QAnon Doesn’t Hold Up? Christopher Robin = Tragic Not Magic 8.3.18

In episode 204, Miles and special guest host Billy Wayne Davis are joined by Starburns Audio CEO Jason Smith to discuss how Trump is under Russia's control and will never stand up for us, an update on the culture wars and New York Times getting it wrong again, the Trump administration claiming the ACLU needs to be responsible for reconnecting children with their deported parents, the more aggressive attacks on the media from Trump, the real story of Christopher Robin, bloidwatch, and more! 

TDZ Footnotes 8.3.18

Footnotes for episode 204 of The Daily Zeitgeist which aired on 8.3.18.

Trump = Jedi? Drunk Shopping Epidemic 8.2.18

In episode 203, Miles and special guest host Andrew Ti are joined by comedian and travel writer Chelsea Frank to discuss Facebook censoring a legitimate counter protest, the Trump administration moving forward with its plan to relax fuel standards for new vehicles, the stand your ground law not being for POC, Trump trying to convince Mueller that his investigation is just a witch hunt, Trump wanting to give another hundred billion to the rich, Papa John continuing to try and defend himself, Americano drunk shopping, and more! 

TDZ Footnotes 8.2.18

Footnotes for episode 203 of The Daily Zeitgeist which aired on 8.2.18.

Trump Srsly Not Worried, Becky With The Goop Hair 8.1.18

In episode 202, Miles and special guest host Laci Mosley are joined by comedian Barry Rothbart to discuss Facebook taking down pages with foreign influences, Amber Rose's theory that 'Becky with the good hair' is Gwyneth Paltrow, Trump's twitter storm over investigations closing in on him, the reason the right is okay with 3D guns, an ex-cop running a scam on the McDonalds Monopoly game for years, why Missy Elliot deserves the MTV Vanguard award over Jennifer Lopez, and more! 

TDZ Footnotes 8.1.18

Footnotes for episode 202 of The Daily Zeitgeist which aired on 8.1.18.

Christ Based Hate, Is #MeToo Waning? 7.31.18

In episode 201, Miles and special guest host Jamie Loftus are joined by comedian Hampton Yount to discuss how some states are trying to block the proliferation of 3D printed guns, the Koch's self-owning on a study about Medicare For All, Jeff Session's Religious Liberty Task Force, ICE and CBP denying pregnant women medical care, Menghazi with Les Moonves, what the cast of 'That 70's Show' is up to, a candidate in the Virginia fifth district race being a little TOO into Big Foot's penis, and more! 

TDZ Footnotes 7.31.18

Footnotes for episode 201 of The Daily Zeitgeist which aired on 7.31.18.