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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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    • 4.7 • 1.9K Ratings

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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    333 w/ Ethan Strauss "Locker Room Culture Wars, When Jokes Are Pretty Much Murder"

    333 w/ Ethan Strauss "Locker Room Culture Wars, When Jokes Are Pretty Much Murder"

    w/ Ethan Strauss, (HNIC @ "House of Strauss" / Substack)

    Enemy of the SyntaxEthiopian RoyaltyBreaking the Fourth WallLeaving the AthleticNot Just for Sports FansBreaking for Black BodiesNBA Vax MandatesObama Decides to Be Black"Racist" EmailsMoynihan's First JobDouble 0' SistasJokes that Kill (But Not Actually)
    Recorded: 10/16/21
    Published: 10/14/21

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    • 1 hr 48 min
    332 w/ Robby Soave "Tech Panic, Phyrric Stalemate, Bifurcated Holiday"

    332 w/ Robby Soave "Tech Panic, Phyrric Stalemate, Bifurcated Holiday"

    w/ Robby Soave, (Senior Editor @ Reason - Author, "Tech Panic")

    Oral SurgeryBuying Robby's BookHow Facebook (Isn't) Destroying The WorldIncompetent + ill-informedPlease, Think of The Teenagers A Vintage Moral PanicMark Zuckerberg's Body Count Victims + VictorsMessy SpeechWhen Google Becomes Microsoft26 Words (That Created the Internet) About That FBI MemoThe Darkest Day in American HistoryThe Great Culture War VortexAmericas' Dumbest Holiday
    Recorded: 10/6/21
    Published: 10/10/21

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    • 1 hr 32 min
    331 w/ Katie Herzog "Once Upon A Time In Williamsburg, Wizard of Ozy"

    331 w/ Katie Herzog "Once Upon A Time In Williamsburg, Wizard of Ozy"

    w/ Katie Herzog, Host @ "Blocked and Reported"

    Stay in Your HoodSo Many SourcesDog Run ConfidentialWhat Emma KnewKatie's NightmareHow Did You Get This NumberCool OffDenzel Was DrinkingMore ShaftVery Heavily RedactedEven More Heavily RedactedTwo SpiritsWizard of Ozy
    Recorded: 9/30/21
    Published: 10/2/21

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    • 1 hr 58 min
    330 w/ Antonio Garcia Martínez "Would Apple Hire Steve Jobs, Conservatives Hate Big Tech"

    330 w/ Antonio Garcia Martínez "Would Apple Hire Steve Jobs, Conservatives Hate Big Tech"

    W/ Antonio Garcia Martínez, Propritor @ "The Pull Request"

    False StartDriven to DrinkCultural Valley ("Crazy Ones Need Not Apply")Mission ProtocolsThe Full NYT Software DownloadSection 230The Devil in the DetailsA Conservative War on Big TechStormfront / SJWAn Uncertain FutureGOP 🥰 FDRA Crypto First EconomyWe Probably Can't Get Along?Amazon vs. Google vs. Apple vs. FacebookNancy Pelosi: Project Manager?Pull RequestLe Tech BlogRendered Absurd By TimeFrom Nokia to MSNBC to Google Wave..."Will it Pass?" - Infrastructure Edition"Will it Pass?" - George Floyd EditionFalse Stop
    Recorded: 9/22/21
    Published: 9/24/21

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    • 1 hr 52 min
    329 "Recall Flops, Covid Recount, Forgetting Afghanistan -- Again"

    329 "Recall Flops, Covid Recount, Forgetting Afghanistan -- Again"

    - Bacon Egg and Cheese (Late Capitalism Edition)
    - The Met Gala -- America's Most Glamours Tax Shelter
    - Hetro Negative
    - No Sex Cults for Kmele
    - Democrat Wins Most Democratic State
    - Larry Elder: White Nationalist?
    - The Republican Trump Conundrum
    - How Long Can Democrats Run Against Donald Trump
    - "She was in coach!"
    - Covid Hospitlziations, Vaccine Booster Controversy
    - Protecting the Vaccinated
    - Bob Woodward's New Trump Book
    - Gen Mark Milley Called the CCP
    - Trump: 'Withdrawl all the troops. Nuke China. Stop the steal!"
    - Stop the Steal Part Deux
    - As Afghanistan Dispeares from the Headlines
    - Me Love You Long Time
    Recorded: 9/15/21
    Published: 9/16/21

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    • 1 hr 37 min
    328 w/ Josh Szeps “Living in the Lockdown Under”

    328 w/ Josh Szeps “Living in the Lockdown Under”

    -- Aussie Impressions of a Missing Moynihan
    -- A Gay Dad’s Homophobia
    -- Australian Federalism; Who Knew?
    -- Libertarianism, Shmibertarianism!
    -- Islands Are Weird, Man
    -- QR Covid Tracking Is Totally Fine
    -- Concentration Camp or Exercise Yard?
    -- Anti-Science Quarantines
    -- What Tucker Carlson Got Wrong
    -- What Tyler Cowen Got Right
    -- The CRT/Abortion Parallels
    -- He’ll Come Visit Just as Soon as He Can Escape!

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    • 1 hr 20 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
1.9K Ratings

1.9K Ratings

Debydoes... ,

Always love this podcast…

But episode 331 might have just made this my new favorite pod. They keep it hilarious while calling out the hypocrisy. Keep. It. Up.

JimmyFK1 ,

Not as good any

I used to look forward to this podcast, now I can’t get through more than twenty minutes or so. I guess the juvenile libertarianism becomes too much. A long slog of being told that all your concerns lack sophistication, when in fact authentic sophistication is the basis of the concern.

crm@kes6nse ,

Love your podcast!

I love listening to your points of view - especially when you call out the hypocrisy that is going on today . You all make me laugh 😀👏🏼. I’m listening to the most recent one you had with Katie Herzog, laughing at the land acknowledgment that is done here in the Northwest. Thank you!

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