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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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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kmele 2020

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these blokes taught me how to think for myself

Welch only had 2 drinks?

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Thanks guys for bringing us for more B. Weiss.

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kmele 2020

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these blokes taught me how to think for myself

Welch only had 2 drinks?

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Thanks guys for bringing us for more B. Weiss.
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The Fifth Column - Analysis, Commentary, Sedition

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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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Rank #1: 121 “On Anti-Racism w/ Glenn Loury, John McWhorter, Coleman Hughes, Thomas Chatterton Williams”

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Kmele facilitates a wide-ranging conversation on race, racism, and anti-racism. With: Glenn Loury - Professor of the social sciences and economics at Brown University - Host, The Glenn Show @ bloggingheads.tv Thomas Chatterton Williams- Author, "Losing My Cool"- Contributing writer @ New York Times Magazine. - National Fellow at New America, where he’s completing a new book project about ‘being the black father of white-looking children in Paris’. John McWhorter - Professor of Linguistics, Philosophy, and Music at Columbia- Host, Slate’s "Lexicon Valley" Podcast- Writes for the Atlantic

Coleman Hughes- Undergraduate Philosophy major at Columbia University, and a columnist at Quillette 

Recorded:11/17/2018Published:  11/22/2018

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Nov 22 2018

1hr 30mins

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Rank #2: 144 - w/ Coleman Hughes "Reparations, Congressional Testimony, Rap Battles"

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w/ Coleman Hughes

- Everyone Told Coleman Not To Testify

- Age, Experience, Credentials

- Lethal Weapons, Imaginary Friends

- “Shame Shame”

- Full Puerto Rican

- Moral Alchemy

- Coleman Reads His Mentions

- We, They, Us

- Candace Owens, Lil Pump, And The Decline of Western Civilization

Recorded: 6/21/2019

Published: 6/24/2019

www.wethefifth.com

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Jun 24 2019

1hr 31mins

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Rank #3: 084 w/ John McWhorter “Linguistics, Race, Antiracism” (Special Dispatch)

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(Recorded, November 2017)

An expansive exchange with renowned social commentator and linguist, John McWhorter. McWhorter is a Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University. He's the author of twenty books including "Words on the Move" (2017), "Talk Back, Talking Black" (2017), and "Losing the Race" (2000).

Also Referenced:“Antiracism: Our Flawed New Religion” (2015 - The Daily Beast)“How to Listen to Donald Trump Every Day for Years” (2017 - The New York Times)"Tragically Unfit to Be President" (2017 - The New York Times)

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Dec 08 2017

1hr 36mins

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Rank #4: 098 “Joy Reid's LGBT Issues, Kanye's Red Pill, Two Black Guys Walk Into a Starbucks”

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(Recorded: April 24, 2018)

 Matt's surprisingly strong opinions about Kanye West's endorsement of Candace "Red Pill Black" Owens.Joy Reid wasn't a huge fan of the gays, wrote some questionable things on the subject, and it appears Kmele is ready to forgive her. Rand Paul's latest flip-flop (Fisher is unimpressed).Trump bros-out with French president Macron. ALSO: Extended notes on the Starbucks Controversy, spontaneous reggae outbursts, impromptu seance, and a surprise cameo. "You already know it's THE FIFTH, baby!" - A Very Wise Man

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Apr 25 2018

1hr 40mins

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Rank #5: 001 "Terrorism, Trump and OJ's Still Totally Innocent” - The Fifth Column

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Surprise -- It's the first full episode of The Fifth Column (pardon our dust)!

This week; Media coverage (or lack thereof) of terrorism in the wake of recent attacks in Brussels and beyond, The FBI vs Apple, Trump vs "Respectability Politic" and "Hillary Clinton: Super Duper Honest or Naw?". Moynihan, Welch and Foster discuss...

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Apr 02 2016

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Rank #6: 163 "Kamala Quits, NATO Splinters, Impeachments for All"

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Description: 

- [ GRRT, BAOW ]

- Dragonball Z

- Kamala Drops Out, A Narrative Quickly Take Shape

- A De-platforming in South Bend

- 1619 and Historical Skepticism

- Are the Democratic Primaries Racist? (Can We Call It Seeding or Naw?)

- A Farewell to NATO? And the WTO? And the EU too?

- "Impeachment", The Board Game

- "The Irishman", A Review

Recorded: December 6, 2019

Published: December 8, 2019

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Dec 08 2019

2hr 12mins

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Rank #7: 139 w/ Andrew Sullivan "Civil Rights, Immigration, Julian Assange, Too Many Popes"

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w/ Andrew Sullivan - Writer at Large for New York Magazine,

- Hating New York

- What Would Hitch Say?

- On Being a Reluctant, Problematic Civil Rights Pioneer

- Surviving a Death Sentence

- Immigration Backlash

- Obama Hated Identity Politics?

- Assange Arrested

- Pope Benedict blames the 60s

- Too Many Popes

- The Comfort of Religious Ritual

Recorded: 4/11/2019

Published: 4/12/2019

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Apr 12 2019

1hr 16mins

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Rank #8: Episode 167 w/ Noah Rothman “ The Case for F*ckin Iran Right Up”

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GUEST: Noah Rothman

Associate Editor@ Commentary -- Contributor @ MSNBC/NBC News

Author: “Unjust: Social Justice and the Unmaking of America” (Jan 2019)

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- Why the Washington Bullets became the Wizard 

- Bomb Iran?

- Will Americans ever support another Middle East War again?

- International commerce —> global middle class —> less war

- Trump thinks China should police the Strait of Hormuz

- What if we did NOTHING?

- Brian Stelter praises Tucker Carlson

- John Bolton might testify

- Moynihan shows up late

- Elizabeth Wurtzel

- Facebooks deep fake 'Problem'

- Thanks for the swags, and the booze

Recorded: January 7, 2019

Published: January 8, 2019

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Jan 08 2020

1hr 37mins

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Rank #9: 108 w/ Jane Coaston "Conservative Proclivities, Ridicule Over Censorship"

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w/ Jane Coaston (Senior Politics Reporter, Vox)

- Jane's Origin Story

- What Conservatives REALLY Want

- 'Locking HER Up'

- Ignoring Michael Cohen

- Facebook's Holocaust Problem

(Recorded Wednesday, July 25th, 2018)

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Jul 27 2018

1hr 32mins

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Rank #10: 069 w/ Deray Mckesson "Unite the Right, with White ISIS"

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The guys take a deep dive into Donald Trump's policy on infrastructure and Nazis.

Matt is back, Moynihan is off drugs and high on life, and Kmele once started a Bible study group.

BONUS: Kmele interviews BLM activist Deray Mckesson, and the conversation gets *dangerous*.

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Aug 17 2017

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Rank #11: Episode 180 w/ Bari Weiss: "We're All Sinologist Now"

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- Gender Traitors

- Teddy Pendergrass

- Trump’s Absolute Authority

- Cutting off WHO Funding

- What a Pandemic Can Teach You

- China and The American Free Press


Recorded: April 15th, 2020

Released: April 17th, 2020

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Apr 17 2020

2hr 2mins

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Rank #12: 099 “A Conversation w/ Bret Weinstein and Heather Heying”

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(Recorded April 22nd, 2018)

A conversation with evolutionary biologists Bret Weinstein and Heather Heying.

- On Free Speech, Campus Culture- Identity- Scientific Investigation & Tabboo Topics- The Intellectual Dark Web- Evolution, Culture, Markets, Media, and The Academy 

In THE SUMMER OF 2017, Bret Weinstein found himself at the center of an ‘equity and inclusion’ maelstrom at Evergreen State College, where he and his wife Heather Heying were both members of the faculty. The resulting scandal would result in the couple parting ways with the school, but not before attracting the attention of national media. Bret and Heather are currently unaffiliated academics in exile who frequently write and speak about their experience at evergreen, the state of American campuses and a host of increasingly controversial issues related to their principal field of study.The pair dropped by the studio to chop it up with Matt Welch and Kmele Foster.

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May 01 2018

1hr 45mins

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Rank #13: Episode 179: "A Most Racist Pandemic, Failure to Test"

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"When America catches a cold, black America... " -- well, we should maybe talk about that.

- Welch Makes a Baseball Analogy

- Moynihan helps Governor Cuomo shame the traitorous scum who refuse to STAY IN DOORS

- Amid growing concern about the disproportionate impact COVID-19 may be having on black folks in America -- Kmele has thoughts

- When Billionaires Give Money Away (it's never enough -- and it's never good enough -- for Moynihan?)

- China is Using Fake Numbers

- A Briefing Full of Jim Acostas

- President Trump Lies, Frequently -- Accept When He's Telling the Truth

- Trump's Greatest Failure

- Foreign Policy Tea Leaves

Recorded: April 7th, 2020

Released: April 8th, 2020

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Apr 08 2020

1hr 59mins

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Rank #14: 010 w/ Thaddeus Russell "The Strip Tease Convention, #MehTrump and Russell v Moynihan” - The Fifth Column

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Will Johnson & Weld make it to the presidential debate stage? Just who is this French fellow -- is he really running for POTUS and why's he omitting all the best bits from his Game of Thrones write-ups?

 

Is there any city more remarkable then Orlando, Florida? Yes.

 

Plus: "It's not dodging when Bernie does it!" and "Russel vs Moynihan: This time it's personal".

Foster, Welch and Moynihan discuss... Thaddeus Russell (http://www.thaddeusrussell.com) drops by. 

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Jun 02 2016

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Rank #15: 165 w/Conor Friedersdorf “Mayhem in Jersey City, Foreign Affairs, Gesture Politics”

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GUEST: Conor Friedersdorf

Staff Writer @ The Atlantic

DESCRIPTION:

- Patreon-only Preview

- Chapo Trap vs Conor

- An Underreported Attack in Jersey City

- Afghanistan Mea Culpa

- Something About Impeachment

- Reauthorize Every War, Every Year

- Biden, Dove of the Obama Administration

- Complicated Brexit voters

- Gesture politics

- The Paternalism of Blooombergism

- The Pronoun Talk

- Civility, Without Obsessing Over Identity

Recorded: December 17, 2019

Published: December 18, 2019

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Dec 18 2019

2hr 22mins

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Rank #16: 068 "Criminal Justice, Naughty Texts, Fire & Fury, Diversity Manifesto" (w/ Radley Balko and Thad Russell)

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 Recorded: 8/9/2017

With Us This Week:

Radley Balko - Washington Post Columnist, Author "Rise of the Warrior Cop","Dr Death and The Country Dentist" (Coming - Feb 2018)

Thaddeus Russell - Host of the Unregistered podcast, Author "A Renegade History of the United States"

(Much Topics. Extra Innings) 

- Criminal Justice Reform (Obama's Legacy, Trump's Trajectory, Opioids, Ferguson 3yrs On)

- Foreign Policy Miasma (Venezuela, North Korea, Manafort's Home Searched by FBI)

- A Diversity Memo, Super Angry About A Show That May Never Get Made

Pro Tip: Don't Send Send Photos of Your Junk to CoWorkers Without Their Consent. May not end well. Sure, it could, theoretically work out fine... but above average odds that it won't.

Moynihan, Fisher, Foster are in the building. (Welch is... in Europe... Claims to have no internet access)

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Aug 11 2017

2hr 30mins

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Rank #17: 131 “Jussie Smollett Indicted, Hate Crimes, Hacks in the Newsroom, Bernie"

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- Jussie Smollett, Indicted (Kmele Totally Called That Shit)

- But Then Again, The Whole Gang Totally Called That Shit Too

- Coast Guard Neo-Nazi would-be terrorist arrested

- Kmele and Liz Plank on "Reliable Sources"

- Unreliable hate crime statistics

- Social Justice Judo

- CNN Hires Sarah Isgur Flores

- Bill Moyers, Problematic Icon

- Bernie Sanders, Front-runner

- Some Idiot Wrote This

- Download "Headspace" Today

Recorded: PM 2/20/2019

Published: 2/21/2019

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Feb 21 2019

1hr 58mins

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Rank #18: 148 - w/ Ben Dreyfuss "Mueller Talks, Send Em' Back, Al Franken, A$AP Rocky v. Sweden"

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Guest: Ben Dreyfuss (Editorial Director, Mother Jones)

Description:

- Moynihan in Martha's Vineyard

- Mueller sucks on TV

- Trump’s Razor: The dumbest explanation is the most likely

- “Send them back” — is it racist?

- Jane Mayer's Al Franken defense

- Shitty Media Men

- Deletes Jokes

- A$AP Rocky

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Jul 28 2019

1hr 45mins

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Rank #19: 109 "Moynihan Meets D'Souza, NYT Controversy, Manafort on Trial"

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(Recorded Aug 1st, 2018)

- Moynihan Meets D'Souza, Trump Jr

- Kmele Finishes A Story

- Sarah Jeong: Racist or Racist?

- Russian Hacking + Facebook

- QAnon

- Trump, Manafort, Witch Hunt

- Some Idiot Wrote This

- RIP, Andrea Rich

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Aug 04 2018

1hr 46mins

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Rank #20: UNLOCKED - Patreon Dispatch #14 🎁

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The quarantine continues...the Fifth Columnists have thoughts...


- Kmele is the Kurtz/Lauren Hill of Virginia

- Some listener mail

- We have the results! (Calm down Todd)

- Updates on the COVID

- Is it all going to fall apart? Probably

- Are we are at war? Not really

- Some more listener mail

- Some audiobooks to listen to while quarantined

- Some more sports to watch while no sports is happening

- Kmele really needs to bring it back to COVID

- An Italian friend drunk texts, loses her mind

- More disaster socialism

- The most important thing about COVID is what Trump calls it

- Some book recommendations


Released: March 19, 2020

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Mar 21 2020

1hr 55mins

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195 w/ Yascha Mounk "Woke Fragility"

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Two-plus hours with our favorite German, Herr Yascha Mounk, contributing editor at The Atlantic and founder of Persuasion, a publication dedicated to promoting and defending the "values of a free society."

The lads discuss that Harper's letter on cancel culture, signed by Kmele and Yasha (and Salman Rushdie, Martin Amis, JK Rowling, et al); the attempt to cancel people who signed a statement opposing cancelling people; how everyone's still a fascist; the painful absurdity of Robin Diangelo; a Matt and Kmele fight about Trump's Mt. Rushmore speech; the dangers of the populist right; El Chino; and so very much more. 


Recorded July 8, 2020

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Jul 10 2020

2hr 7mins

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194 w/ Wesley Lowery "Moral Clarity, Objectivity, and ALL THE SMOKE"

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w/ Wesley Lowery Correspondent @ CBS - "60 Minutes in 6"

Lowery Wrote A Thing:

"A Reckoning Over Objectivity, Led by Black Journalists" (NYT) - June 23, 2020

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/23/opinion/objectivity-black-journalists-coronavirus.html

Welch Raised Some Objections:

"Journalists Abandoning 'Objectivity' for 'Moral Clarity' Really Just Want To Call People Immoral" (Reason) - June 24, 2020

https://reason.com/2020/06/24/journalists-abandoning-objectivity-for-moral-clarity-really-just-want-to-call-people-immoral/

Some Twitter Drama Ensues.

The Parties Agree to Settle Things Directly.

...And now, here you are. All caught up, ready for the fireworks (literally + figuratively).

Recorded: July 2, 2020

Published: July 6, 2020

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Jul 06 2020

2hr 11mins

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193 w/ Jacob Siegel "Why We Need the NYT, The New Truth"

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w/ Jacob Siegel, Senior Writer @ Tablet

"The New Truth" (June 22nd 2020)

https://www.tabletmag.com/sections/news/articles/new-truth-rationalism-religion

"Journalists Abandoning 'Objectivity' for 'Moral Clarity' Really Just Want To Call People Immoral" (6/24/2020)

https://reason.com/2020/06/24/journalists-abandoning-objectivity-for-moral-clarity-really-just-want-to-call-people-immoral/

- The Lisa "Left Eye" Lopez of Journalism

- The Great Fireworks Conspiracy (continued)

- The NYT Slack

- All The Smoke

- The New Truth

- Rhetorically Invincible

- White Fragility, The Message of the Cross

- Moral Clarity

- World Heritage Sites

- The Wages of Sin

- Ethical Journalism

Recorded: June 25, 2020

Published: July 1, 2020

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Jul 01 2020

2hr 17mins

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192 w/ Jane Coaston "One Night In Tulsa, A Fool Proof Plan"

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w/ Jane Coaston, Senior Politics Reporter @ Vox


  • Some Sports Stuff
  • TickTock Swiftboats
  • Tulsa
  • Trumps Party
  • What Comes Next
  • Immigration + Visas
  • The Coaston Plan
  • More Black Lives Matter Talk
  • But What About....
  • Unbundling the Police
  • Liking the Neighborhood Cops


Recorded: June 23, 2020

Published: June 25, 2020

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Jun 25 2020

1hr 38mins

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191 w/ David French "American Racism, SCOUTS Stuff, Qualified Immunity"

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w/ David French, Senior Editor @ The Dispatch and Columnist @ Time


  • Help With Your Down Payment?
  • A Busy Day For SCOTUS
  • 2A, Qualified Immunity (Part I), Expanding Civil Rights
  • Thought Crimes
  • On Racism (and Anti Racism)
  • The Worst Dinner Party
  • The Censorship Impulse
  • Gone With the Wind, Song of the South
  • The Lost Cause... Myth?
  • What Northerners Really Want
  • Still in Love w/ Daisy Duke
  • Anti-racism Must Be Anti-race
  • Walk Humbly, Seek Justice, See the Humanity in Your Ops
  • Qualified Immunity (Part II) -- Why Qualified Immunity Matters


Recorded: June 15, 2020

Published: June 16, 2020

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Jun 17 2020

2hr 16mins

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190 w/ Olivia Nuzzi " Insiders Guide to 2020, Defunding the Fuzz"

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w/ Olivia Nuzzi, Washington Correspondent @ New York Magazine


  • An Unprecedented Movement
  • Defunding the Police... Or Just Abolishing Them
  • Canceling Most Things, Razing The Rest
  • Moral Clarity in the News Room
  • Trump on the Campaign Trail, Biden's Strengths
  • Why Trump and Rudy Can't Stop Talking to Nuzzi


Recorded: June 10, 2020

Published: June 12, 2020

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Jun 12 2020

1hr 37mins

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189 "A Pandemic, A Civil War, A Great Awokining "

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  • A Brief History of Right Now
  • Punk Police
  • It Might Actually Be Legal
  • Black on Black on Black
  • Bending the Knee
  • NYT Civil War
  • Essentialism in Practice
  • Law & Order
  • Passover
  • MLK on Riots


Recorded:6/4/2020

Published: 6/6/2020

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Jun 06 2020

2hr 6mins

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188 “On Anti-Racism II w/ Glenn Loury, John McWhorter, Coleman Hughes, Thomas Chatterton Williams”

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Kmele facilitates a follow-up conversation on race, racism, and anti-racism -- this time, in the midst of a global pandemic and increasing social unrest. You can find the first installment in this series of conversations here: http://wethefifth.com/episodes/121

GUESTS /

Glenn Loury

Professor of the social sciences and economics at Brown University

Thomas Chatterton Williams

Author, "Self-Portrait in Black and White: Unlearning Race" and "Losing My Cool"

John McWhorter

Professor of Linguistics, Philosophy, and Music at Columbia

Coleman Hughes

Fellow at The Manhattan Institute

Contributing Editor at City Journal

Recorded:5/22/2020

Published: 6/1/2020

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Jun 01 2020

1hr 36mins

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187 w/ Bari Weiss "Karens in the Ramble, Section 230"

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She wrote a column in the New York Times. She failed to mention her favorite podcast. She mentioned other podcasts. She texted us asking if she could come on the show to apologize. We agreed. Bari Weiss, the genial and gentle bête noire of woke culture, is back...hat in hand, asking for Fifth forgiveness. But she sticks around to discuss lots of other stuff:

- We are all Stasi agents now

- You're both Karens!

- A murder in Minneapolis

- Whose more powerful? Jack Dorsey or one of your senators?

- Should corporations be fact-checking politicians?

- Matt explains Section 230

- Moynihan rants about journalists being annoying

- A guest appearance from Nellie Bowles

- A really bad piece about white people and spices

- Kmele squeezes in some China/Hong Kong talk

- And some good news from Spencer!


Recorded: May 27, 2020

Published: May 28, 2020

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May 29 2020

1hr 58mins

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186 w/ Balaji Srinivasan, Conor Friedersdorf - "Predicting Pandemics, Fixing Journalism"

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Balaji Srinivasan (@balajis)

Investor + Entrepreneur, Former CTO @ Coinbase, Partner @ Andreessen Horowitz

Conor Friedersdorf (@conor64)

Staff Writer at The Atlantic, Founding Editor of The Best of Journalism

- How Startups Think About Failure + Survival

- Pandemics, Panics, and Journalistic Incentives

- Forging Societal Truth

- Why the US Failed to Take COVID Seriously

- Why Journalist Hate The Valley

- Believing Half of What You Read

- Epistemology Algorithms 

- A Feature Set for Fixing Journalism

- Looser Arguments

Recorded: May 14th 2020

Published: May 25th 2020

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May 25 2020

1hr 33mins

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185 w/ Ethan Strauss - "What's the Matter With Michael Jordan"

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w/ Ethan Strauss Writer @ Athletic, Author "The Victory Machine: The Making and Unmaking of the Warriors Dynasty" (2020)

- Getting Political

- NBA vs China

- Bad Deals and Bad Economics

- The Incomparable Michael Jordan

- 'What is Best In Life'

- Resuming the NBA Season

- Pissing off Kevin Durant

Recorded: May 13th 2020

Published: May 17th 2020

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May 17 2020

1hr 30mins

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184 w/ Rep Justin Amash - "The Case for the Spoiler*"

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w/ Rep Justin Amash US Congressman (Michigan's 3rd Congressional District) and 2020 Libertarian Presidential Hopeful

U.S. Representative for Michigan's 3rd congressional district since 2011, and currently serving as the first Libertarian Party member of Congress. Amash diagnoses what's wrong with America's politics, parties, and legislative process. And he makes the case for why he's ideally well suited to fix.

Recorded: May 4th 2020

Published: May 6th 2020

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May 06 2020

1hr 7mins

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183 w/ Glenn Greenwald - "Pandemic Censorship + Close Encounters"

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w/ Glenn Greenwald Co-founding Editor @ The Intercept, Host @ "System Update"


A once in a century pandemic is producing unique and daunting challenges to civil liberties around the world. What are the necessary compromises? Where are the non-negotiable red lines? And what are those mysterious bright lights people have been seeing in the night sky? (The last one is easy: visitors from another galaxy, here to share their advanced technology with us... for a price).


ALSO:


- Avoiding a Hot War w/ Red-China

- COVID in Brazil

- Reading the YouTube Comments

- Logging Onto CompuServe to Own The Conservatives

- A Kinder, Gentler Greenwald

- Russia-Gate Revisited

- Why FISA Was Always Bullshit

- 'Just the Tip' Socialism


Recorded: April 30th 2020

Published May 2nd 2020

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May 02 2020

1hr 57mins

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182 w/ Jonah Goldberg - "President Goop's Ultralight Beam Vaccine"

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w/ Jonah Goldberg Editor-in-Chief @The Dispatch, Host @ The Remnant Podcast

President Trump has an inspired idea for arresting a global pandemic. It involves ultraviolet rays, disinfectant washes -- and Welch seems convinced that it also has something to do with "butt stuff" -- which, honestly, it wouldn't be the strangest thing you've heard all day.

ALSO:

- Jonah on Political Homelessness

- Define "Prevaricate"

- Presidential Ineptitude and Slothfulness,

- How Shitty Henchmen Keep America Safe

- Why The CDC is So Popular

- Trump Punching is Boring

- The Most Dangerous Debate

- On Tucker Carlson

- The Best Rescue Package

- Georgia: Open for Business (or something)

- Funding Lockdown Protests  

- The Limits of Mitigation

Recorded: April 23rd 2020

Published April 25th 2020

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Apr 25 2020

2hr 50mins

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Episode 181 w/ Zaid Jilani, Coleman Hughes "On Pandemic Raceism"

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Kmele Foster, Zaid Jilani (@ZaidJilani) and Coleman Hughes (@coldxman) discuss the cacophony of concern about blackness+ racism in the midst of a once in a century global pandemic.

RELATED POSTS:

"Do COVID-19 Racial Disparities Matter?" - Coleman Hughes

https://quillette.com/2020/04/13/do-covid-19-racial-disparities-matter/

"Don’t Racialize the Pandemic" - Zaid Jilani

https://www.nationalreview.com/2020/04/coronavirus-race-fight-pandemic-dont-get-bogged-down-racial-categorization/

Recorded: April 14th 2020

Published April 20th 2020

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Apr 21 2020

1hr 20mins

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Episode 180 w/ Bari Weiss: "We're All Sinologist Now"

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- Gender Traitors

- Teddy Pendergrass

- Trump’s Absolute Authority

- Cutting off WHO Funding

- What a Pandemic Can Teach You

- China and The American Free Press


Recorded: April 15th, 2020

Released: April 17th, 2020

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Apr 17 2020

2hr 2mins

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Episode 179: "A Most Racist Pandemic, Failure to Test"

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"When America catches a cold, black America... " -- well, we should maybe talk about that.

- Welch Makes a Baseball Analogy

- Moynihan helps Governor Cuomo shame the traitorous scum who refuse to STAY IN DOORS

- Amid growing concern about the disproportionate impact COVID-19 may be having on black folks in America -- Kmele has thoughts

- When Billionaires Give Money Away (it's never enough -- and it's never good enough -- for Moynihan?)

- China is Using Fake Numbers

- A Briefing Full of Jim Acostas

- President Trump Lies, Frequently -- Accept When He's Telling the Truth

- Trump's Greatest Failure

- Foreign Policy Tea Leaves

Recorded: April 7th, 2020

Released: April 8th, 2020

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Apr 08 2020

1hr 59mins

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Episode 178: "The Great American Shut In, Authoritarianism and Liberty Fetishism"

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With more than 80% of Americans under some form of movement restrictions, civil liberties are in retreat, authoritarians are gaining ground, and Kmele is feeling positively messianic.

PLUS "The Fifth Column's Pandemic Shopping Guide: How to beat the system, score hard to find paper products, and avoid deadly CHINESE pathogens"

- Keep Buggering On

Recorded: March 31st, 2020

Released: April 2ndth, 2020

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Apr 02 2020

2hr 26mins

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Episode 177: "More COVIDAPALOOZA, We're Inside the Plane, Matt Lovingly Fingers His Axe"

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- The lads are losing it in quarantine

- New York is "authentic" again / full of crackhead zombies

- Being entrepreneurial in a time of crisis

- So what's happening in COVID world

- And what does Kmele think *now*?

- Is this all capitalism's fault?

- More studies, more confusion

- The shitty media is even shittier than ever

- Hating on De Blasio

- Manufacturing scientific consent

- It's MH370. And we're inside the plane

- A wee bit of mail from a wee Scot Trot 

- Is there anything to talk about *but* COVID?

- Kmele has a new telescope/is a huge nerd in the woods


Recorded: March 26th, 2020

Released: March 27th, 2020

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Mar 27 2020

2hr 3mins

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UNLOCKED - Patreon Dispatch #14 🎁

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The quarantine continues...the Fifth Columnists have thoughts...


- Kmele is the Kurtz/Lauren Hill of Virginia

- Some listener mail

- We have the results! (Calm down Todd)

- Updates on the COVID

- Is it all going to fall apart? Probably

- Are we are at war? Not really

- Some more listener mail

- Some audiobooks to listen to while quarantined

- Some more sports to watch while no sports is happening

- Kmele really needs to bring it back to COVID

- An Italian friend drunk texts, loses her mind

- More disaster socialism

- The most important thing about COVID is what Trump calls it

- Some book recommendations


Released: March 19, 2020

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Mar 21 2020

1hr 55mins

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kmele 2020

By Felix Dzerzhinski - Apr 29 2020
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these blokes taught me how to think for myself

Welch only had 2 drinks?

By RoyalTacoTrux - Apr 18 2020
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Thanks guys for bringing us for more B. Weiss.