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In episode 254, Jack and Miles are joined by comedian Nick Vatterott to discuss Google trends with Amy Winehouse, Tara Reid, Lady Gaga's fiancé Christian Carino, and Nathan Fillion, a culture wars report, Tucker Carlson crying, the right believing in black magic, the push for a civil war, the NYPD covering for Proud Boys, Lindsay Graham's racist jokes, and more! FOOTNOTES:1. Amy Winehouse is coming back as a ‘hologram’ for a 2019 world tour2. Tara Reid, Dog Booted From Plane3. Who Is Lady Gaga’s Fiancé, Christian Carino?4. Tucker Carlson Says He Can No Longer Go To Restaurants Because Activists Keep Yelling At Him5. Officials: NY Man Planned to Blow Self Up in DC Over Country's Direction6. Nathan’s Story7. Trump calls Kavanaugh accusations a 'hoax set up by the Democrats'8. Witchcraft Spells Being Cast Following Kavanaugh Confirmation9. Antifa attacks again — swords and vandalism at New York GOP office 10. Members Of The Proud Boys Violently Beat Up Protesters And Weren’t Arrested. New York Police Won’t Say Why.11. In a now-deleted video, a Proud Boy could be heard shouting, "I had one of their heads and I was just smashing it into the pavement! I ripped that motherfucker's mask off and kicked him right in the head! That son of a bitch! He's a fucking foreigner!"12. A Second American Civil War?13. Armed protesters were on Portland rooftop in August, police now say14. Lindsey Graham jokes about taking a DNA test: "I'll probably be Iranian. That'd be, like, terrible."15. WATCH: The Left: An Unhinged Mob16. Saudi crown prince vows wider probes into Khashoggi case but still denies knowledge of journalist’s fate, Trump says17. WATCH: Dirty Art Club - I'll Meet You In Brasil

R.I.P.ete and Ariana, Psych! Rogue Killer 10.16.18

In episode 253, Jack and Miles are joined by comedian Ryan Singer to discuss the break up of Pete Davidson and Ariana Grande, Meghan Markle's pregnancy, Trump's 60 Minutes interview, Elizabeth Warren's ancestry, Saudi Arabia possibly copping to killing journalist Jamal Khashoggi, the most and least efficient fast food restaurants, Tom Delonge's failing UFO project, and more! FOOTNOTES: 1. And they said it wouldn’t last: Pete Davidson and Ariana Grande have broken up 2. Meghan Markle, Prince Harry announce pregnancy3. Zurawik: Here's what really matters about Trump's '60 Minutes' interview4. Lesley Stahl backing Trump into a corner on Kim Jong-un here is how every journalist should have been pressing him in every situation and needs to press him from now on.5. When Lesley Stahl asks about why Trump never has a bad word to say about Putin, he goes off on everything he thinks he has done to stand up to him and immediately tries to distract with China.6. President Trump to Lesley Stahl: "Lesley, it's okay. In the meantime, I'm president--and you're not."7. Elizabeth Warren Fights Trump’s ‘Pocahontas’ Taunt With DNA Test Proving Native American Roots8. President says at debate he'll offer Warren $1 million to charity if she'll take DNA test, followed by him denying it just moments ago. 9. Trump Says He’ll Only Donate To Charity If He Can Test Elizabeth Warren’s DNA Himself10. Jamal Khashoggi case: All the latest updates11. The Trail of Clues in the Disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi12. Saudis Weigh Saying Journalist Was Killed by Mistake13. The 2018 QSR Drive-Thru Study14. All the dumb things? UFO project has $37 million deficit15. WATCH: Mick Jenkins - Understood

Alexa, Was My Life Good? JFK: Solved! 10.15.18

In episode 252, Jack and Miles are joined by comedian and Bechdel Cast host Caitlin Durante to discuss new Amazon Echo devices, how Amazon found a way to screw over their warehouse workers, Trump wanting to replace Nikki Haley with a woman because of Kavanaugh, the fact that we are due for another financial crisis, Republican pair posing as communists to make Democratic donation, Democrats needing to push to adopt Australian voter laws, a Mad Max festival in the desert, a new theory about the JFK assassination, a women being kicked off a plane for bringing her emotional support squirrel aboard, bloidwatch, and more! FOOTNOTES:1. Here are the five new Amazon Echo devices available now2. Amazon Warehouse Workers Lose Bonuses, Stock Awards for Raises3. Eyeing midterm gender gap, Trump aides seek woman for U.N. post4. Republican pair apparently pose as communists to make Democratic donation5. Australia election: Why is voting compulsory?6. The Strangest Desert Festival In the World Makes Everyone’s Mad Max Dreams Come True7. Lee Harvey Oswald’s little green book shows JFK wasn't the real target8. Flight Delayed After Woman Brings An ‘Emotional Support Squirrel’ Onboard9. WATCH: Mk.gee - You

Weekly Zeitgeist 45 (Best of 10/8/18-10/12/18)

The weekly round up of the best moments from DZ's Season 52 (10/8/18-10/12/18.)

Fox News Not Sure How Movies Work, Hail Little Caesar 10.12.18

In episode 251, Jack and Miles are joined by comedian, Pop Culture Collaborative fellow, and #GoodMuslimBadMuslim co-host Zahra Noorbakhsh to discuss Google trends, Kanye West's meeting with Trump at the White House, how Georgia's Secretary of State Brian Kemp is blocking over 50k voter registrations as he runs for governor, Trump's call to Fox and Friends, Melania doubling down on her #Metoo comments, Bob Corker's comments on the missing Saudi journalist, Facebook shutting down Facebook accounts used to influence politics, LeBron James sharing wine with his sons, Little Caesars giving away pizza to the needy, and more! FOOTNOTES: 1. Selena Gomez has full support of her friends and family as she seeks treatment2. Jamie Lee Curtis Claps Back At Fox News For Calling Her A Hypocrite On Gun Control3. "That was quite something": Kanye West steals the show at the White House — live updates4. Report: Georgia's Secretary of State Is Blocking 53,000 Voter Registrations as He Runs for Governor5. The takeaways from Trump's 47-minute "Fox & Friends" call6. Melania Trump: I’m one of the most bullied people in the world7. Khashoggi was murdered, Saudis did it, leading Republican says8. SAUDI CROWN PRINCE BOASTED THAT JARED KUSHNER WAS “IN HIS POCKET”9. Americans are now copying Russia and making hundreds of fake Facebook accounts to influence politics10. LeBron James says he shares wine with his sons — ages 11 and 1411. North Dakota Little Caesars has handed out 142,000 slices of pizza to needy people12. Obi Juan - Grand Exchange

Melania “Hot Take” Trump, These 100 Companies Killed The Planet 10.11.18

In episode 250, Jack and Miles are joined by comedian and Reality Bytes co-host Sofiya Alexandra to discuss Hurricane Michael, Melania Trump's comments on the #metoo movement, Trump's mis-leading op-ed on Medicare-For-All, the right fearing for their lives cause of liberals, Trump's behavior leading to the more corrupt behavior across the world, why stocks are dropping, scientists studying the flipping bottle trick, and more! FOOTNOTES:1. Hurricane Michael makes landfall: Florida homes fully submerged – live2. Melania Trump weighs in on the #MeToo movement3. Donald Trump: Democrats 'Medicare for All' plan will demolish promises to seniors4. Democrats seize on cherry-picked claim that ‘Medicare-for-all’ would save $2 trillion5. ERIC HOLDER: WHEN REPUBLICANS GO LOW, ‘WE KICK THEM’6. Hillary Clinton: You 'cannot be civil' with Republicans, Democrats need to be 'tougher'7. Watch Tucker Carlson bumble and stumble and change the subject when he tries to paint "The Left" as a violent mob and his guest brings up Dylann Roof and Charlottesville8. Rand Paul on political climate: 'I really worry that someone is going to be killed'9. Turkish officials say a Saudi murder squad is behind journalist's death10. Bond yields rise to 7-year high. Time to worry?11. Dow falls 832 points in third-worst day by points ever12. Just 100 companies responsible for 71% of global emissions, study says13. The Carbon Majors Database14. Physics holds the key to performing the flipping water bottle trick15. WATCH: Tajima Hal - For A While

Trump Admin’s Only Popular Member Quits, 12 Years Left? 10.10.18

In episode 249, Jack and Miles are joined by visual artist and The Soft Spot co-host Meg Molloy to discuss the effects of Taylor Swift's political post, Kanye West's meeting with Trump, the false narrative that the republicans outmaneuvered the democrats, Nikki Haley's resignation, the fact that we only have a twelve year window to deal with climate change according to scientists, the disappearance of a journalist at the hands of Saudi's government, conspiracy theorists embracing the microwave attacking diplomats theory, Pizza Hut and Cinnabon joining forces, and more! FOOTNOTES: 1. Taylor Swift: Voter Registration Spike Follows Star’s Political Awakening2. Kanye West will meet with Trump at the White House to talk prison reform, violence in Chicago3. Haley: Kushner Is ‘Such A Hidden Genius That No One Understands’4. April 25, 2018 - Trump Gets Better Grades On North Korea, Quinnipiac University National Poll Finds; But Voters Say Trump Is Making World Less Safe5. Is Nikki Haley the most popular politician in America?6. Majority of top U.S. newspapers fail to mention landmark climate change report on their homepages7. Khashoggi Disappearance Is Part of a Ruthless Saudi Campaign to Crush Dissent8. Oprah, Rupert Murdoch, Harvard: Saudi Prince’s U.S. Tour9. Trump’s Publisher Pal Puts Saudi Propaganda Magazine in U.S. Supermarkets10. Saudi women's rights activist arrested as long-time driving ban lifted11. Trump Gives Dictators the Green Light12. Conspiracy Theorists Are Embracing A Microwave Theory About US Diplomats Injured In Cuba13. Pizza Hut and Cinnabon combine forces to make home cinnamon-roll delivery a reality14. WATCH: LION BABE - Rockets (Official Audio) ft. Moe Moks

Fox: KANYE > TAYLOR SWIFT, Banksy Banksy’s It Up On A Banksy 10.9.18

In episode 248, Jack and Miles are joined by Kinda Dating podcast host Natasha Chandel to discuss website traffic rankings, Venom and A Star Is Born crushing the box office, a new story that reveals that dogs aren't as smart as we thought, Taylor Swift finally getting political, all the state deadlines for registering to vote, Kanye West's clear mental health issues, a new poll showing the gender gap when it comes to party support, Banksy's newest Banksy idea, and more! FOOTNOTES: 1. Top Websites Ranking2. 'Venom' breaks records, 'A Star Is Born' shines at the box office3. Your Dog May Be Smart, but She’s Not Exceptional4. What Made Taylor Swift Finally Get Political?5. How to Register to Vote: Deadlines for Each State6. Fox News guest @charliekirk11 loved when Kanye went on a pro-Trump rant—but now wants Taylor Swift to shut up? The hypocrisy is staggering 7. Pete Davidson Issues Mental Health Plea to Kanye West on SNL8. Survey of battleground House districts shows Democrats with narrow edge9. Why putting £1m through the shredder is Banksy’s greatest work10. WATCH: Wayne Snow - Nothing Wrong

Susan Collins: Feminist ICON, Hooters Going Extinct 10.8.18

In episode 247, Jack and Miles are joined by comedian, writer, and You're Making It Worse podcast co-host H. Alan Scott to discuss Russian bots entering the culture wars, Krispy Kreme coming to Ireland, the film A Star Is Born with super producer Anna Hossnieh, Susan Collins decision to vote for Kavanaugh or not, Hooter's starting to lose steam, bloidwatch, and more! FOOTNOTES: 1. Weaponizing the haters: The Last Jedi and the strategic politicization of pop culture through social media manipulation.2. BRETT KAVANAUGH HAS HUGE OPPOSITION IN THE U.S.—BUT RUSSIAN STATE PROPAGANDA LOVES DONALD TRUMP'S NOMINEE3. Krispy Kreme closing overnight 'Drive-Thru' after residents share extraordinary footage of 'honking cars'4. I Was Brett Kavanaugh’s College Roommate5. Brett Kavanaugh: Susan Collins announces decision as hundreds protest – live updates6. Hooters is closing restaurants. Is its offensive uniform to blame?7. WATCH: Sixtoo - "Boxcutter Emporium Pt. 3"

Weekly Zeitgeist 44 (Best of 10/1/18-10/5/18)

The weekly round up of the best moments from DZ's Season 51 (10/1/18-10/5/18.)

Killer Selfie! Republicans Energized By Assault 10.5.18

In episode 246, Jack and Miles are joined by writer and Reality Bytes podcast host Courtney Kocak to discuss Chris Evan's retiring as the role of Captain America, updates on the Kavanaugh investigation, selfies causing deaths, how hugs can make you happier, the city of Houston trying to shut down a sex robot brothel, and more! FOOTNOTES: 1. Chris Evans Officially Wraps Playing Captain America2. Chris Evans to Retire as Captain America After 'Avengers 4'3. Democrats’ Kavanaugh assassination is reuniting the right4. Republican enthusiasm surges amid Supreme Court battle5. Brett Kavanaugh, Christine Blasey Ford hearing spurs more division - CBS News Poll6. Is Kavanaugh Helping Republicans’ Midterm Chances?7. Here are the top ways people die while taking selfies and “being cool”8. Hug It Out: Study Shows Hugs Really Do Make Us Happier, Especially On Hard Days9. City Council amends SOB ordinance to block sex doll rental shop10. WATCH: Wild Belle - Keep You (Video)

Most Hated Foods, Trump’s Self-Made Myth 10.4.18

In episode 245, Jack and Miles are joined by comedian Jamie Loftus to discuss the 'Presidential Alert' text message American's received, Adam McKay's new film about Dick Cheney and the Bush Administration, how Trump's brand is suffering since he entered the White House, the GOP's lack of care for women, the truth about Trump receiving a ton of money from his father, the most hated food in each state, and more! FOOTNOTES: 1. Merrill Markoe, Megan Koester to Debut Podcast ‘The Indignities of Being a Woman’ (EXCLUSIVE)2. Cellphone users nationwide just received a ‘Presidential Alert.’ Here’s what to know.3. Christian Bale Is Fully Committed to This Dick Cheney Part and His Transformation Is Proof4. Speed Read: The 5 Richest Bits in Forbes’ Look at Trump the ‘Net Loser’5. Trump Isn’t the Only Republican Mocking Survivors of Sexual Assault6. SRA Poll shows ND Senate race numbers, reaction to Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh case7. Trump Engaged in Suspect Tax Schemes as He Reaped Riches From His Father8. This Map Shows The Most Hated Food In Every State9. WATCH: Cirandar by Seu Jorge

UBoof40’s, Bezos Blesses The Peasants 10.3.18

In episode 244, Jack and Miles are joined by comedian Liz Stewart to discuss Comedy Cellar's new policy cause of Louis CK, more news from Kavanaugh's wild drinking days, how the Trumps think this is a scary time for white men, how Whole Foods employees are considering unionizing since Amazon acquired them, a new Game of Thrones whiskey, and more! FOOTNOTES:1. Louis C.K. Performs Again, but Club Gives Patrons an Out2. Kavanaugh Was Questioned by Police After Bar Fight in 19853. Toobin: Poor plight of white men is ridiculous4. NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist Poll National Survey Results and Analysis5. Poll: Majority of Republicans want Brett Kavanaugh confirmed even if assault accusations are true6. The unbearable corporate spin7. Amazon warehouse workers skip bathroom breaks to keep their jobs, says report8. Amazon's patent for caging workers was "bad" idea, exec admits9. Bernie Sanders introduces the BEZOS Act, slamming Amazon's low wages 10. Amazon is doling out raises of as little as 25 cents an hour in what employees call ‘damage control’11. Whole Foods employees are worried about new owner Amazon — so they’re trying to unionize12. Amazon's Aggressive Anti-Union Tactics Revealed in Leaked 45-Minute Video13. Game of Thrones®- Inspired Whisky Is Here In Celebration Of The Hit TV Series14. WATCH: Maxine Ashley - Happy (With Or Without You) 

How About St. Lohan, Kanye For President (Of The Sunken Place) 10.2.18

In episode 243, Jack and Miles are joined by comedian Yusef Roach to discuss Lindsay Lohan's weird white savior behavior on Instagram Live, Kanye West's appearance on SNL, Pete Davidson and his sex life, how the FBI investigation into Kavanaugh is going, Elon Musk stepping down as chairman of Tesla, Papa John looking for buyers, MoviePass still pulling shady shit, the band Korn making their own branded Koffee, Urban Outfitter's new 'Influencer' costume, and more! FOOTNOTES:1. WATCH: Lindsay Lohan Tried to Steal Kids from a Syrian Refugee Family2. Kanye West praised Trump in a meandering speech on SNL. It didn’t air. 3, Pete Davidson and Ariana Grande really love talking about their sex life4. Limits to FBI's Kavanaugh investigation have not changed, despite Trump's comments5. Tesla’s stock (TSLA) surges on Elon Musk’s SEC settlement and anticipation of the quarter’s numbers6. Papa John's asks potential acquirers to submit offers: sources7. MoviePass is now forcing former users to opt out of new plan or risk being charged8. Korn is now in the koffee business for some reason9. Don't Wear This 'Influencer' Halloween Costume Unless Someone Pays You to10. WATCH: Skinshape - detroit

Republicans Lit The Fuse, Facebook Breach #49,587 10.1.18

In episode 242, Jack and Miles are joined by comedian and activist Derrick Lemos to discuss Olive Garden's new lasagna dip, Facebook being breached, more on the Kavanaugh testimony and the delayed vote on the senate floor, a possible civil war in our future, the SEC suing Elon Musk, bloidwatch, and more! FOOTNOTES: 1. Olive Garden Made A Lasagna Dip Served With Pasta Chips2. Facebook Is Breached, Putting 50 Million Users’ Data at Risk3. Hacker says he'll livestream deletion of Zuckerberg's Facebook page4. The Ford-Kavanaugh Hearings Will Be Remembered as a Grotesque Display of Patriarchal Resentment5. Judge Brett Kavanaugh Plagiarizes Clarence Thomas In Denying Sex Assault6. Sen. Graham slams Democrats, vigorously defends Kavanaugh7. A New Citizen Decides to Leave the Tumult of Trump’s America8. Why the SEC Sued Elon Musk, and What It Means for Tesla9. WATCH: Miike Snow - Animal [Mark Ronson Remix]

Weekly Zeitgeist 43 (Best of 9/24/18-9/28/18)

The weekly round up of the best moments from DZ's Season 50 (9/24/18-9/28/18.)

Kavanaugh Testimony: WTF Was That? 9.28.18

In episode 241, Jack and Miles are joined by comedians Jamie Loftus and Noah Gardenswartz to discuss Dr. Christine Blasey Ford's testimony, Brett Kavanaugh's testimony, the Steak Umm's Twitter account going off, and more! FOOTNOTES: 1. Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford testify on sex assault allegations2. Does Brett Kavanaugh like drinking beer? Here, let him tell you.3. Sen. Amy Klobuchar asks Brett Kavanaugh if he has ever blacked out from drinking, and he turns the question back on her.4. The Steak-Umm Twitter Dropped The Most Woke Tweet Rant Of 20185.WATCH: Knox Fortune - Lil Thing

Brett-Ghazi, The Worst Candy Ever (Has Been Saved) 9.27.18

In episode 240, Jack and Miles are joined by comedian and Go Fact Yourself co-host's Helen Hong to discuss the real reason Bradley Cooper decided to make 'A Star Is Born,' Necco Wafers and Sweethearts being saved from candy extinction, Rod Rosenstein's big meeting with Trump, a new accuser coming forward about Brett Kavanaugh plus his weird calendar, an elite class spy giving us a view into rich folk's world, details about the film 'Life Itself,' and more! FOOTNOTES:1. Bradley Cooper reveals Eddie Vedder's surprising influence on 'A Star Is Born'2. Necco wafers and Sweetheart candies saved from dusty extinction3. Rod Rosenstein’s Job Is Safe, for Now: Inside His Dramatic Day4. Avenatti client says Brett Kavanaugh was present while she was "gang raped" during high school5. Arizona prosecutor Rachel Mitchell is GOP choice to question Kavanaugh and accuser at hearing6. Kavanaugh’s 1982 calendar, annotated7. Judicial Crisis Network chief counsel Carrie Severino responds to new allegations against Brett Kavanaugh8. Beware Rich People Who Say They Want to Change the World9. Life Itself10. WORST WIDE OPENINGS11. Melodrama Life Itself Died Gruesomely at the Box Office12. Experts explain how Amazon movie 'Life Itself,' from the creator of 'This Is Us,' became the biggest box-office flop of 201813. ‘Life Itself’ Review: We Have Now Seen the Worst Movie of 201814. Film Review: Life Itself is So Bizarre It Has To Be Seen To Be Believed15. From a Woman: Life Itself Sucks16. Life Itself is a disaster of a movie, caught in a web of its own privilege17. WATCH: DJ Harrison "Erykahs Gun"

Jeremy Renner’s Weird Secret Life, Ted Cruz Meets The World 9.26.18

In episode 240, Jack and Miles are joined by writer, performer, and You're Making It Worse co-host Eliot Glazer to discuss Jeremy Renner's hobbies, Lil Xan overdosing on Flaming Hot Cheetos, a hundred year old man receiving Chick-Fil-A for life, Ted Cruz and his wife being heckled out of a restaurant, Trump being laughed out of the United Nations, Bill Cosby's sentencing, Brett Kavanaugh's demand for a fair process, Michael Avenatti stepping in to give his thoughts on Kavanaugh, Instagram's founders leaving cause of Mark Zuckerberg, Little Baby Bum media, and more!FOOTNOTES:1. Jeremy Renner Debuts 'Heaven' with Sam Feldt at Life is Beautiful Festival!2. Lil Xan Says He 'Ate Too Many Hot Cheetos,' Went to the Hospital3. Chick-fil-A awards free food for life to 100-year-old man4. Ted Cruz Heckled Out of D.C. Restaurant: ‘We Believe Survivors!’5. WATCH: Laughter in UN General Assembly as President Trump touts his administration's progress in past 2 years: "Didn't expect that reaction, but that's OK."6. BILL COSBY, BRETT KAVANAUGH ARE VICTIMS OF 'A SEX WAR' IN D.C., SEXUAL PREDATOR'S PUBLICIST SAYS7. Brett Kavanaugh’s Fox News interview transcript, annotated8. Avenatti promises new Kavanaugh accuser to come forward in next 48 hours9. What does Michael Avenatti have on Brett Kavanaugh? What we know so far.10. Did Instagram’s Founders Leave Because Mark Zuckerberg Meddled Too Much?11. Facebook’s recent ‘bear hug’ of Instagram frustrated its independent founders, leading to their exit12. Why Instagram’s founders are resigning: independence from Facebook weakened13. Little Baby Bum has billions of views on YouTube — and just sold for millions14. WATCH: Lil Xan's Dad - I'm Your Dad

Be(elzebub)yonce, It REALLY WAS Russia 9.25.18

In episode 239, Jack and Miles are joined by comedian and co-host of the You're Making It Worse podcast Brent Sullivan to discuss Beyonce's drummer claiming Bey is a witch and controlling her, Rod Rosenstein's upcoming meeting with Trump, more accusations about Brett Kavanaugh that came out, a new book that confirms that Russia meddled in our election, a neo-Nazi being hired at a police department after being fired from one in a nearby town, HBO planning to leave their sets up in Ireland for tourists to see, how the new Michael Moore filmed bombed, and more!FOOTNOTES:1. Beyoncé’s Former Drummer Claims Singer Molested Her with ‘Dark Magic,’ ‘Extreme Witchcraft’2. Rod Rosenstein Will Meet With Trump to Discuss His Fate3. Brett Kavanaugh Has Already Disqualified Himself4. Senate Democrats Investigate a New Allegation of Sexual Misconduct, from Brett Kavanaugh’s College Years5. How Russia Helped Swing the Election for Trump6. Yale cancels some classes as law students protest Brett Kavanaugh nomination7. Achille police department hires admitted former neo Nazi8. Oklahoma Police Chief Resigns Over Neo-Nazi Ties, Gets Job in Neighboring Police Force9. Dallas man runs Internet skinhead site10. ‘Game of Thrones’ Filming Locations in Northern Ireland to Open as Tourist Attractions11. ‘Fahrenheit 11/9’: Why Michael Moore’s Trump Doc Bombed12. SP12 Beat by Mount Kimbie