143 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

The Fifth Column - Analysis, Commentary, Sedition Michael Moynihan (Vice), Matt Welch (Reason), and Kmele Foster (Freethink)

    • News & Politics
    • 4.8, 763 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

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
763 Ratings
763 Ratings
DX3X405 ,

no deduction

Kmele stated that UBI would be reduced by other welfare payments. That isn’t the way Yang put it. He describes it as an either/ or, opt in or not choice.

Grandrew77 ,

My favorite podcast

Since I discovered the Fifth Column in 2017, Kmele, Matt, Moynihan, and Fisher have been a consistent light in this dark, cruel world. Their level-headed analysis and commentary regarding current events stands in stark contrast to the increasingly sensationalized news being reported by traditional media. My only critique is that they don’t record often enough to satiate my thirst for rationale discussion with a strong hint of humor. Bravo, gentleman.

brendan1602 ,

You don’t have to be Libertarian to like these guys

There’s no doubt I’m a liberal democrat but I love the takes these guys bring. They offer excellent perspectives and insight into all the ridiculous goings on in today’s political and media world. It can be hard today to find diversity in opinions outside of ones own bubble that is tolerable, much less valuable, but I constantly find myself considering perspectives I hadn’t given thought to previously and using that to evolve and strengthen my personal beliefs.

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