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From their enclave in midtown Manhattan, Michael Moynihan (Vice), Matt Welch (Reason), and Kmele Foster (Freethink) dissect the news, interrogate guests, and question just about everything. The topics are broad, the insights are deep, and the jokes are off color. Reform the system, or burn it to the ground? They discuss... @wethefifth www.wethefifth.com
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The Fifth Column - Analysis, Commentary, Sedition Michael Moynihan (Vice), Matt Welch (Reason), and Kmele Foster (Freethink)

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From their enclave in midtown Manhattan, Michael Moynihan (Vice), Matt Welch (Reason), and Kmele Foster (Freethink) dissect the news, interrogate guests, and question just about everything. The topics are broad, the insights are deep, and the jokes are off color. Reform the system, or burn it to the ground? They discuss... @wethefifth www.wethefifth.com
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    206 w/ Damon Root "Packed Courts, Peaceful Transfers of Power"

    206 w/ Damon Root "Packed Courts, Peaceful Transfers of Power"

    Guest: Damon Root @ Reason Magazine, Author, "A Glorious Liberty: Frederick Douglass and the Fight for an Antislavery Constitution"

    Trump Makes His PickHow Republicans Will Be DisappointedCourt Packing And Other ShenanigansHistorical Context, Oppressing People of ColorCOVID RumorsDebate Night Dog WhistlesWhat Trump Really MeansVote by Mail (But Throw Out the Ballots)The First and Only Lady
    Recorded Oct 1, 2020
    Published Oct 3, 2020

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    • 2 hr 21 min
    205 “If You're Reading This, It's Too Late”

    205 “If You're Reading This, It's Too Late”

    NOTE: This dispatch was beleaguered by technical and logistical challenges. The audio actually turned out pretty good (all things considered), but the entire thing was very nearly scrapped. Those challenges contributed to a delayed-release — and because the world has gone quite mad —the news cycle is evolving rapidly. 
    All the same, still lots of very relevant (even prophetic) stuff in this dispatch, but it was recorded before the Breonna Taylor Grand Jury announcement that inspired a night of protests, riots, and violence. 

    Home ImprovementLatinx, Things You Must Know About The CubanTrust the ProcessDebate PreviewRBGHypocrisy and Norm EviscerationWho to BlameA Loss of Faith, A Looming Election HellscapeAbout that TikTok DealWe Choose Violence1619 Lies, B******t, Stealth Edits, Motivated ReasoningIf The Schools Already Suck, Can 1619 Make Them Worse (or better)National Patriotism CurriculumAll My Critics Are Racist, Which Is Terribly Convenient for Me
    Recorded Sept 20, 2020
    Published Sept 24, 2020

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    • 1 hr 48 min
    204 w/ Steve Kornacki "What's Up With These Polls?"

    204 w/ Steve Kornacki "What's Up With These Polls?"

    Guest: Steve Kornacki, National Political Corespondent @NBC News / MSNBC

    Making TV News During a PandemicDoing Your Own MakeupLast Man in MidtownWe're All You Tubers NowIt'll Be a Blow-Out, Or It'll Be ClosePolls You Can TrustBlack Voters, Impeachment, CollusionState of the PartiesState of the UnionState of the MediaPaper or Plastic
    Recorded Sept 11, 2020
    Published Sept 13, 2020

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    • 1 hr 45 min
    203 w/ Nancy Rommelmann "From Portland to Kenosha to Rochester"

    203 w/ Nancy Rommelmann "From Portland to Kenosha to Rochester"

    Guest: Nancy Romemelmann, journalist and author of To the Bridge: A True Story of Motherhood and Murder
    Moynihan is back from Kenosha, and Nancy Rommelmann returns for an update on the goings-ons in Portland.

    On the ground in KenoshaOn the ground in PortlandMedia Malpractice, Self Deception DC, Rochester, What's NextBiden v Trump*Worse Than Useless Facts*Details That MatterGoing Full MAGA
    Recorded Sept 5, 2020
    Published Sept 6, 2020

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    • 2 hr 12 min
    202 w / Tina Nguyen "Trump on Twitch, Jacob Blake, Kyle Rittenhouse"

    202 w / Tina Nguyen "Trump on Twitch, Jacob Blake, Kyle Rittenhouse"

    w / Tina Nguyen (White House Reporter @ Politico)

    Watching the RNCTrump's on TwitchNasty EmojisThe Fire Next Time (Kenosha Edition)"What's the big deal? Your insurance will pay for it?"Total Failure of Political LeadershipMatt Welch: Snowflake?Marines in Portland? Libertarian Enough?Leaping to Conclusions, Outright LyingIndependent InvestigationsJacob Blake: Things We Don't KnowKyle Rittenhouse: Things We Don't Know
    Recorded Aug 31, 2020
    Published Sept 1, 2020

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    • 1 hr 49 min
    201 w / Coleman Hughes "DNC COVID CON, QAnon Don, Canceling Kmele"

    201 w / Coleman Hughes "DNC COVID CON, QAnon Don, Canceling Kmele"

    w / Coleman Hughes
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    Recorded Aug 21, 2020
    Published Aug 23, 2020

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    • 2 hr 35 min

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DDawgger ,

Where are they?

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Muhdi ,

At least there’s The Fifth Column

I sometimes feel like The Fifth Column is one of the only honest voices left in media, especially when it comes to politics. After reading hundreds of articles every day from every source imaginable, listening to hundreds of podcasts from all over the spectrum, and watching, the disaster, that is television news, in a vein search for some honesty, I find The Fifth Column to be one of the few sanctuaries for my weary mind & soul. I don’t even have to agree with everything they say. But I trust what they’re saying is what they believe and they can back it up with reason and intelligence. I’ve listen for years and while the release of your podcast is somewhat sporadic, your honesty and trustworthiness is rocksolid and I’ve never found it to waiver.

To all the members of the fifth column, thank you. Your podcast gives me hope that there are others who have not been consumed by the madness.

PJayyyG ,

Biden

We all know your opinions about everything Trump says and does. Sure would like to hear an in-depth on Joe Biden. There are two candidates to choose from and it surprises me that you are all keeping Joe in the basement along with the MSM. Joe could become President, ya know. And then what???

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