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In episode 292, Jack and Miles are joined by comedian Sara Schaefer to discuss Nicki Minaj defending another sex offender, the business of location based tracking, Trump's showdown with Nancy Pelosi over the border wall, deaths that have occurred at Airbnb's, and more! FOOTNOTES:1. Nicki Minaj Defends Another Sex Offender. This One Happens to Be Her Boyfriend2. Your Apps Know Where You Were Last Night, and They’re Not Keeping It Secret3. Trump Makes Misleading Border Wall Claims Before Meeting With Democrats4. Pelosi, Schumer to meet with Trump, offer $1.3 billion for border as shutdown looms5. Trump says he’s ‘proud’ to shut down government during fight with Pelosi and Schumer6.No, Donald Trump can’t just use Pentagon money for his border wall7. House Minority Leader Pelosi to President Trump on vote for border wall in the House8. "I am proud to shut down the government for border security ... I will take the mantle. I will be the one to shut it down. I’m not going to blame you for it," President Trump tells Senate Minority Leader Schumer in the Oval Office.9. Sen. Schumer: "When the president brags that he won North Dakota and Indiana, he's in real trouble."10. WATCH: Fox legal analyst says he can’t imagine Trump not being indicted11. ‘A Simple Private Transaction’: Trump Lays Out a Defense in a Campaign-Finance Case12. Deaths at Airbnb rentals put spotlight on safety and security13. Sara Schaefer's Easy Page14. WATCH: Kiefer - aaaaa

Worse Job: Oscar Host Or Trump Chief Of Staff? Steph Curry: Moon Hoaxer 12.11.18

In episode 291, Jack and Miles are joined by comedian Paige Weldon to discuss Steph Curry's theory on the moon landing, two jobs we can't fill in the US (Oscars host AND White House Chief of Staff), the failing of an Alt-right convention, Russian spy Matina Butina possibly flipping, Individual 1 starting to panic, a woman divorcing her ghost husband, the creation of digital doppelgängers, the fact that it is harder for children to believe in Santa these days, and more! FOOTNOTES: 1. Stephen Curry: I don’t believe we went to the moon2. DONALD TRUMP LIKES TO HIRE STAFF WHO LOOK LIKE HIM WHEN HE WAS YOUNGER, REPORT SAYS3. OSCARS 2018 Hard to Find New Host ... GIG COMES WITH LOW PAY, LOW REWARD4. Wild theories and empty seats at CPAC-style conference for the MAGA set5. Accused Russian Spy Maria Butina May Be Ready to Cooperate6. Washington Post columnist predicts Trump will resign 10 minutes before Pence so Pence can pardon him7. Louth woman married to ghost of pirate splits from her 300-year-old husband8. A Holocaust Survivor’s Digital Doppelgänger9. Man arrested after telling kids Santa isn't real10. School district apologizes after teacher tells students Santa isn't real11. Is Santa real? A version of Alexa skirts some kid questions12. WATCH: crying while she is combing her hair13. WATCH: Fishmans - Baby Blue

Where IS Everyone In The ‘Avengers 4’ Trailer? WikiStinks 12.10.18

In episode 290, Jack and Miles are joined by Stuff Mom Never Told You's host Anney Reese to discuss the new Avengers trailer, how Chipotle is ruining fast food, Ecuador trying to break up with Julian Assange, more on Trump's White House behavior as Mueller get's ready to turn in his reports, John Kelly's resignation, that a fake Facebook account that helped create the migrant caravan, Grammy award nominations, Kevin Hart stepping down from Oscar hosting duties, and more! FOOTNOTES: 1. The Final Stand Against Thanos Begins in the First Trailer for Avengers 4 2. Despite value deals, fast-food prices are on the rise3. It's Not You, Julian Assange, It's ... Okay, Yeah, IT'S YOU.4. Rex Tillerson on Trump: ‘Undisciplined, doesn’t like to read’ and tries to do illegal things5. Two Big Mueller Filings Are Coming. Donald Trump Is Freaking Out.6. Power Up: Rudy Giuliani talks -- and two lawyers listen7. The White House Has No Plan for Confronting the Mueller Report8. Kelly expected to resign soon, no longer on speaking terms with Trump9. A Mysterious Imposter Account Was Used On Facebook To Drum Up Support For The Migrant Caravan10. Why Taylor Swift’s 2017 album Reputation got a 2019 Grammy nod11. Kevin Hart Steps Down as Oscar Host12. Kevin Hart Is Deleting Old Anti-Gay Tweets After Being Announced As Oscars Host13. Kevin Hart Instagram "apology"14. WATCH: Jorja Smith - On Your Own

Weekly Zeitgeist 53 (Best of 12/3/18-12/7/18)

The weekly round up of the best moments from DZ's Season 60 (12/3/18-12/7/18.)

Laws = Low Approval Ratings, John Krasinski Was ROBBED! 12.7.18

In episode 289, Jack and Miles are joined by comedian Kyle Ayers to discuss Trump blaming Mueller for his low approval rating, Trump eyeing his new attorney general, Tucker Carlson coming for Trump, Saudi Arabia helping out Trump's hotels, Golden Globe nominations, Kevin Hart's twitter controversy, and more! FOOTNOTES:1. Trump blames Mueller probe for low approval rating, calling it 'presidential harassment'2. Trump eyes ex-Bush 41 attorney general to succeed Sessions3. Tucker Carlson: Trump is not capable4. At President Trump’s hotel in New York, revenue went up this spring — thanks to a visit from big-spending Saudis5. Saudi-funded lobbyist paid for 500 rooms at Trump’s hotel after 2016 election6. Golden Globe Nominations: Complete List7. Oscar Host Kevin Hart's History of Anti-Gay Tweets Creates New Problem for Academy8. Jason Saenz GoFundMe9. WATCH: Lulu Be. - Rude Tings (Official Audio)

Pre-Mueller Report Jitters, Insane Doctors Suggest 6 Fries Limit 12.6.18

In episode 288, Jack and Miles are joined by comedian Guy Montgomery to discuss Fortnite emotes attracting lawsuits, the break up of Cardi B and Offset, Trump and Michael Cohen's obstruction of justice, the right trying to downplay the Mueller investigation, more on the North Carolinas voter fraud, a new study on French fries, Christmas music that has been #MeToo'd, Peta pushing anti-animal language, and more! FOOTNOTES: 1. Rapper 2 Milly Sues Epic Games For Stealing His Dance2. Cardi B and Husband Offset Split: "We Grew Out of Love"3. Michael Cohen, Trump’s former lawyer, pleads guilty to lying to Congress about Moscow project4. Trump’s latest tweets cross clear lines, experts say: Obstruction of justice and witness tampering5. WHY IT MATTERS THAT TRUMP DENIES RUSSIAN INTERFERENCE6. IS THIS IT?: A TRUMP-HATER’S GUIDE TO MUELLER SKEPTICISM7. Ballot fraud allegations complicate North Carolina congressional election results8. You Don’t Want Fries With That9. Radio station pulls ‘Baby, It’s Cold Outside’ amid #MeToo movement10. 'Baby, It's Cold Outside' Banned From Canadian Radio Stations, Too11. ‘Baby, It’s Cold Outside’: The real story of the song12. PETA offers replacement sayings for the 'anti-animal language' in daily conversations13. WATCH: Pam Amsterdam - Landlord Elijah

The Smoking Saw, Shop Til THEY Drop 12.5.18

In episode 287, Jack and Miles are joined by comedian and frequent podcast guest Jamie Loftus to discuss a dating app for the right, how Netflix figuring out how to keep Friends on their streaming service, the White House correcting Trump's comments on the trade wars with China, how Robert Mueller is recommending little to none jail time for Michael Flynn, the Senate agreeing that MBS is behind Jamal Khashoggi's murder, the hacking of the GOP, pregnant women being discriminated against to the point of miscarrying in packing factories, a writer getting death threats over their critique of Ariana Grande's new music video, Sarah Hyland being attacked on Twitter for posting a GoFundMe page for her cousin's death, Kevin Hart stepping up to host the Oscars, and more! FOOTNOTES:1. Righter: The Dating Site for Those Who Can’t Get Laid Because of Their Love of Trump2. Netflix Will Keep ‘Friends’ Through Next Year in a $100 Million Agreement3. White House corrects top aide on China negotiations timeline4. Mueller Recommends No Prison Time For Flynn After His ‘Substantial’ Help5. Saudi crown prince exchanged messages with aide alleged to have overseen Khashoggi killing6. Khashoggi mystery fixes spotlight on Saudi official described as crown prince’s strategist, enforcer7. GOP senators come out and say it: The Trump administration is covering up Khashoggi’s killing8. Exclusive: Emails of top NRCC officials stolen in major 2018 hack9. Miscarrying at Work: The Physical Toll of Pregnancy Discrimination10. LGBT Site Writer Calls Ariana Grande’s New Video ‘Anti-Queer,’ Removes Byline After ‘Death Threats’11. ‘Modern Family’ Star Sarah Hyland Calls Out People With ‘Negative Thoughts’ About Her Cousin’s Death: ‘How Dare You Attack’12. Why Oscar Host Has Become the Least Wanted Job in Hollywood13. Kevin Hart Confirms He’s Hosting the 2019 Academy Awards14. WATCH: Radiant Children - Go Left (Official Audio)

Nerds Settle Movie Debate With Science, One Grande Iced Ariana Please 12.4.18

In episode 286, Jack and Miles are joined by Behind the Bastards host Robert Evans to discuss bronze Nick Offerman, Ariana Grande's music video "Thank U, Next," the death of George H.W. Bush, aggressive voter fraud in North Carolina, the most influential films, directors, and actors of all time according to science, the debt of Milo Yiannopoulos, the ancient city of Matera, Italy, and more! FOOTNOTES: 1. Nick Offerman, painted bronze, slowly sips Lagavulin at a Chicago Blackhawks game2. How the “thank u, next” Video Became Ariana Grande’s Rom-Com Supercut3. Pete Davidson Spotted Dining At NYC Restaurant While ‘Thank U, Next’ Plays4. George H.W. Bush, 41st president of the United States, dies at 945. N.C. election officials plan hearing over fraud concerns in U.S. House race, raising possibility of new election6. Wisconsin Republicans Are Mounting a North Carolina–Style Assault on Democracy7. THESE ARE THE MOST INFLUENTIAL FILMS, DIRECTORS AND ACTORS OF ALL TIME—ACCORDING TO SCIENCE8. Milo Yiannopoulos 'more than $2m in debt', Australian promoters' documents show9. An Ancient Corner of Italy Finds the World on Its Doorstep  10. WATCH: Blended Babies - Let It Snow

Laura Loomer Is a Hero, Make Masculinity Fragile Again 12.3.18

In episode 285, Jack and Miles are joined by comedian and Culture King Edgar Momplaisir to discuss Laura Loomer and her alt-right activism, how Airbnb is moving on to building houses, the MBS and Putin handshake, an ethnics agency coming down on federal workers over saying anything negative about the current administration, Trump and Michael Cohen's matching recollections of the Moscow deal, Amber Guyger finally being charged with murder for shooting Botham Jean, a study on whether Trump supporters have insecurities over their genitals, a 7.0 earthquake that hit Alaska, strange waves felt throughout the world, and more! FOOTNOTES:1. Laura Loomer: Alt-right commentator chains herself to Twitter HQ after being banned but gives up after two hours2. Is Airbnb’s next move building houses?3. Moxy Hotels, Marriott's Millennial-Friendly Answer to Airbnb, Opens in Times Square4. The astounding Putin-MBS high five5. Ethics Agency Warns Federal Workers Not To Discuss Impeachment Or 'Resistance'6. Trump’s Recall of Moscow Deal Matches Cohen’s, President’s Lawyers Say7. How Devin Nunes Helped Robert Mueller8. Grand jury charges former Dallas cop with murder in death of Botham Jean9. Does Donald Trump Appeal To Men With Peener Insecurity? NYU Did Science To It!10. 7.0 earthquake, aftershocks strike Southcentral Alaska; damage reported across region11. Strange waves rippled around the world, and nobody knows why12. WATCH: “Casio” by Jungle

Weekly Zeitgeist 52 (Best of 11/26/18-11/30/18)

The weekly round up of the best moments from DZ's Season 59 (11/26/18-11/30/18.)

Cohen, Cohen, Gone; Can We Eat That Giant Cow? 11.30.18

In episode 284, Jack and Miles are joined by comedian Blair Socci to discuss more shady Les Moonves behavior, accusations of misconduct against Tom Brokaw, a quick look at how Alexander Acosta helped cover Jeffrey Epstein's crimes, Michael Cohen's guilty plea, the mess that is Trump's network, that one giant cow in Australia, John Krasinski working out in The Rock's gym, how Hostess Cakes is launching cereals in honey bun and donettes form, Steph Curry being the best, and more! FOOTNOTES:1. 'If Bobbie talks, I'm finished': How CBS boss Les Moonves tried to silence an accuser2. This new Les Moonves story is a case study in how the system works to protect powerful men3. Tom Brokaw Accuser Calls on Comcast to Hire ‘Outside Counsel’ to Investigate NBC Misconduct Claims4. How a future Trump Cabinet member gave a serial sex abuser the deal of a lifetime5. Katie Couric, Woody Allen: Jeffrey Epstein's Society Friends Close Ranks6. A decade before #MeToo, a multimillionaire sex offender from Florida got the ultimate break.7. The one weird court case linking Trump, Clinton, and a billionaire pedophile8. Giuliani accuses Mueller of filing Cohen charges to mar Trump's G-20 summit9. President Donald Trump calls ex-attorney Michael Cohen a "weak person" who is "trying to get a reduced sentence" after Cohen's guilty plea10. Trump’s night-owl calls to Roger Stone in 2016 draw scrutiny in Mueller probe11. Roger Stone associate Jerome Corsi on rejecting Mueller plea12. Meet Knickers, the giant cow that is neither a cow nor a giant13. John Krasinski on Dwayne Johnson's crazy gym: 'It was like alien spaceships had landed'14. Hostess Cakes Launched Cereals In Donettes & Honey Bun Form15. Girl named Riley Morrison asks @StephenCurry30 why his sneakers don’t come in girls sizes. Steph responds.16. WATCH: The Go! Team - Feelgood By Numbers

Bolton Not Fluent In Empathy, Rudolph The Red-Nosed Victim 11.29.18

In episode 283, Jack and Miles are joined by writer and performer Katy Stoll to discuss the darkness of the classic Christmas movie "Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer," more of Paul Manafort's shady behavior, John Bolton's excuse for not listening to the Jamal Khashoggi murder tapes, Fuller House season four, antics Robin Hood bombing at the box office, and more! FOOTNOTES: 1. WATCH: Rudolph, Please2. WATCH: Adults to Rudolph: Stay Away from Our Children3. Viewers Noticed Some Very Disturbing Details In ‘Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer’4. Manafort’s Lawyer Said to Brief Trump Attorneys on What He Told Mueller5. If Manafort is counting on a pardon, he shouldn’t6. National Security Advisor John Bolton says he hasn't listened to the tape of Jamal Khashoggi's killing because it's in Arabic7. Fuller House Made It to a Fourth Season, How 8. ‘Robin Hood': The Biggest Blockbuster Bomb of 20189. WATCH: Robin Hood Teaser Trailer #1 (2018) | Movieclips Trailers10. Review: Taron Egerton and Jamie Foxx headline a radicalized 'Robin Hood'11. History buffs roast costumes in new Robin Hood film12. I replaced the Amazon can you feel it commercial music with the theme from Winter Soldier13. Daily Zeitgeist Merch on Tee Public (Discount code for 25% off: Zeitgang)14. WATCH: 왜 Why?

Exorcisms Are Up! Netflix For Birthers 11.28.18

In episode 282, Jack and Miles are joined by comedian Jono Zalay to discuss Fox New's new Netflix: Fox Nation, evil percolating in the zeitgeist, Trump bragging that he blow's Ronald Reagan away, Scott Pruitt working with 'Fox and Friends' to control the narrative when it came to his appearances, Beto O'Rourke buzz, more shady news out of Russia, Paul Manafort lying to Robert Mueller, a gender reveal party gone wrong, a woman breaking marathon records on Taco Bell, and more! FOOTNOTES: 1. Pre-industrial workers had a shorter workweek than today's2. Why a medieval peasant got more vacation time than you3. Netflix for Conservatives? Fox News Introduces Fox Nation, a Streaming App4. The real resonances, and warnings, of Weimar Germany5. EXPERTISE AND SENSATIONAL REPORTAGE IN WEIMAR BERLIN6. American Exorcism7. Trump brags, ‘I blow Ronald Reagan away’8. ‘Fox & Friends’ Fed Interview Script to Trump’s EPA Chief, Emails Show9. THE CASE FOR BETO O’ROURKE10. Russia-Ukraine Fight Over Narrow Sea Passage Risks Wider War11. Mueller: Manafort Has Lied To Investigators Since Plea Deal12. Manafort held secret talks with Assange in Ecuadorian embassy, sources say13. Border Patrol agent pleads guilty to starting Arizona wildfire14. This Woman Downed Taco Bell to Crush a 273-Mile Record15. Daily Zeitgeist Merch on Tee Public (Discount code for 25% off: Zeitgang)16. WATCH: Fishmans - ナイトクルージング

Nacho Dad’s Pepper Spray, Mueller Report To Be LIT 11.27.18

In episode 281, Jack and Miles are joined by comedian Alison Stevenson to discuss the weekend box office, Melania's White House Christmas decorations, the Mueller Report coming out soon, the US climate report, the situation with the immigrants seeking asylum at the Mexico/US border, Jerry Springer's new show, Google trends and more! FOOTNOTES: 1. Ralph Breaks the Internet2. Creed II3. Melania Trump unveils the 2018 White House Christmas decorations4. Mueller report will be 'devastating' for the president: Frequent Trump defender5. Trump Administration’s Strategy on Climate: Try to Bury Its Own Scientific Report6. U.S. Climate Report Warns of Damaged Environment and Shrinking Economy7. San Ysidro border crossing closed for hours; U.S. officials fire tear gas at migrants8. US agents fire tear gas as some migrants try to breach fence9. Fox & Friends guest defends use of pepper spray on migrant caravan: "It's natural. You could actually put it on your nachos and eat it." 10. Trump’s Cheerleaders Praise the Border Patrol for Tear-Gassing Toddlers11. U.S. closes major crossing as caravan migrants mass at border in Mexico12. Mexico: Tijuana declares humanitarian crisis over migrant caravan13. Health impacts of chemical irritants used for crowd control: a systematic review of the injuries and deaths caused by tear gas and pepper spray14. Jerry Springer Will Return to TV Reborn As Judge Jerry15. Thicc Strip: A Body Positive Strip Show Tickets16. Daily Zeitgeist Merch on Tee Public17. Daily Zeitgeist at Chicago Podcast Festival Tickets18. WATCH: Letherette - Langsette (instrumental)

Amazon’s Top Products (To Fill The Hole In Your Soul) 11.26.18

In episode 280, Jack and Miles are joined by comedian Caitlin Gill to discuss Amazon Best Sellers, the history of Black Friday, and more! FOOTNOTES: 1. Amazon Best Sellers2. How Did ‘Black Friday’ Get Its Name?3. What’s the Real History of Black Friday?4. Wal-Mart worker killed in Black Friday shopping stampede5. Europeans Are Flying Across the Atlantic to Participate in Black Friday6. The classist vilification of the Black Friday shopper7. Congress Establishes Thanksgiving8. What The Media Doesn’t Understand About Black Friday Shoppers9. WATCH: Metallic Taste - Show Me The Body

Weekly Zeitgeist 51 (Best of 11/19/18-11/23/18)

The weekly round up of the best moments from DZ's Season 58 (11/19/18-11/23/18.)

Left-Overs, Unders, Myths

What's overrated? What's underrated? What's your Google search? You have a myth?? Tell it like it is! Comedian Teresa Lee and super producer Anna Hossnieh join Jack and Miles to get down on some leftovers on this special Black Friday bonus episode. 

Lunchables: Ciggs For Kids, Pelosi Not Scared 11.21.18

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