233 episodes

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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    • 4.6 • 1.6K 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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    226 w/ Matt Taibbi - "Why Journalism Got Substack'd"

    226 w/ Matt Taibbi - "Why Journalism Got Substack'd"

    Guest: Matt Taibbi @ Contributing Editor @ Rolling Stone. Author, "Hate Inc"

    NiggaratiPrivilege ChildhoodThe Art of the Substack DealThe ShiftAn Active Conspiracy or An Active ConspiracyThe Escape, And Uncertain HorizonIt's Just a Camp, For Kids, So It's FineTrump at CPACA Good ShootBidenomicsListen to Black PeopleDidn't Even Say The Word
    Recorded Feb 24th, 2021
    Published Feb 25th, 2021

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    • 2 hr
    225 w/ Martin Gurri - "The Revolt of the Public"

    225 w/ Martin Gurri - "The Revolt of the Public"

    Guest: Martin Gurri @ Author, "The Revolt of the Public"

    Prophecy, Historical Cycles, and Modest FrameworksFrom Information Monopoly to Information TsunamiPublic DissatisfactionElites in CrisisPublic NihilismHistorical AmnesiaThe Yellow Vests, Jan 6th, 2021Political SectarianismTruth + Objectivity + ResentmentDrama at the New York TimesThe Future of Media and TruthPlato's Perfect Form of JusticeFact Check
    Recorded Feb 17th, 2021
    Published Feb 18th, 2021

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    • 2 hr
    224 - "MTG v AOC, Merit is so Racist, Determined Incuriosity"

    224 - "MTG v AOC, Merit is so Racist, Determined Incuriosity"

    Pump and DumpMatt Bought CrackReal Compton City GsReally Only One Bad WordThe Public InterestIrrelevant ContextMTG vs. AOC: Most Insane? Best Actress?"I Can Only Be a Non-White Person"Why The Culture War MattersMerit: The Racism of Fairness RacistCovid Cumo, And the Incurious Media
    Recorded Feb 3rd, 2021
    Published Feb 5th, 2021

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    • 2 hr 3 min
    223 w/ Van Lathan - "Productive Disagreements and Common Ground"

    223 w/ Van Lathan - "Productive Disagreements and Common Ground"

    Guest: Van Lathan @ "Higher Learning" (Co-Host), Previously @ TMZ
    Kmele and Van connect for a wide-ranging conversation about racism, reconciliation, and finding common ground. It's yet another exercise in constructive disagreement. In fact, it's the back half of a three-hour discussion that managed to feature vanishingly few points of agreement -- and zero personal insults.

    Oculus QuestTHOUGHT Warriors Uncle Tom: A Most Dangerous ManIf Everyone Listened to Kmele...Listing + ReconciliationRepresentationRacecraftStrangefruitMLK and the FBIJuneteenthCandace Owens Brother
    Recorded Jan 27th, 2021
    Published Feb 3rd, 2021

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    • 1 hr 29 min
    222 - "Moynihan Squeezes the Short, Cynics and Skeptics"

    222 - "Moynihan Squeezes the Short, Cynics and Skeptics"

    Make a Mint w/ MoynihanWho's Behind the SqueezeOn the War PathStrange BedfellowsPopularity ContestsEven LibertariansEquity and Private PrisonsComing Attractions
    Recorded Jan 28th, 2020
    Published Jan 29th, 2020

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    • 2 hr 6 min
    221 - UNLOCKED Patreon Episode - Kmele's Victory Lap (Dem Haters)

    221 - UNLOCKED Patreon Episode - Kmele's Victory Lap (Dem Haters)

    It is upon us: that very rare occasion when we unlock a Patreon episode for the masses. 🎁🎁🎁
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    Rather than our typical bullet-pointed show notes, we'll keep this one short and sweet. Because try as they might to pull the conversation away from Kmele's bravura performance on Real Time with Bill Maher, the lads just couldn't manage it. Although they do respond to a listener email about the Pet Shop Boys...and Kmele does says the word kerfluffle.
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    • 1 hr 21 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
1.6K Ratings

1.6K Ratings

beccande79 ,

C’mom

First off... love you guys! Republicans are awful human beings though???? Really? I think of you guys as not making broad sweeping generalizations. Thanks for making a great show though.

moonagedaydream35 ,

Came here for nuanced discussion

And what I got was rampant misogyny. I honestly don’t care if they hate Democrats and Republicans, that’s fine, there’s a lot to dislike about both. But they often characterize women in the public eye as either self-centered, whiny, or melodramatic-as if they deserve every single bad thing that happens to them. It’s gross.

kathrine0418 ,

Great podcast!

Oh Michael thank you for finally saying out loud what has been so infuriating to me. Who cares about the Congress people at the capital who had to evacuate. I care about the poor people who lost everything, and no one in democrat party ever said anything about those poor people but we are outraged about the capital attack, uggghhh! And Matt please explain how the riot would have caused Biden not to become president.

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