Finding the Funny with The Daily Zeitgeist

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Between a bitterly polarized political sphere and once-in-a-lifetime global pandemic, recent headlines have offered little to laugh about. Unless you’ve been getting your news from The Daily Zeitgeist, that is. Hosted by co-founder Jack O’Brien and comedian Miles Gray, this hilarious and self-proclaimed “second rate” podcast is not to be confused with that other daily news pod. In this candid behind-the-scenes discussion, the TDZ hosts will be joined by their Toronto-based writer J.M. McNab to discuss Canadians’ everlasting appetite for U.S. news, how they maintain the show’s invitingly laidback vibe, and how they consistently find the funny in the often-daunting events of the day.

In conversation with Hot Docs Industry Programmer, Julian Carrington.

Originally broadcast on Friday, January 29 at 11:00 AM. Watch on demand until February 28. Closed Captioning will be available on the recording up to 72 hours after the event wraps.

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