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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 For information regarding your data privacy, visit Acast.com/privacy

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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 For information regarding your data privacy, visit Acast.com/privacy

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The Best - Nothing else comes close

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Hands-down The best podcast out there.

Kmele 2024

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MAAN Make America Ancapistan Now

iTunes Ratings

1080 Ratings
Average Ratings
950
51
22
18
39

The Best - Nothing else comes close

By J-Dawg75 - Mar 17 2020
Read more
Hands-down The best podcast out there.

Kmele 2024

By Seer_vision - Mar 07 2020
Read more
MAAN Make America Ancapistan Now
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The Fifth Column - Analysis, Commentary, Sedition

Latest release on Apr 02, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: 032 w/ Andrew Schulz “President Trump: Worst Tuesday Ever?" - The Fifth Column

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The election is finally over, and Donald Trump is President Elect of the United States... "What the hell happend!?" This weighty audio dispatch may help sort out a few things. Moyhinan, Welch and Foster are reunited. Andrew Schulz of the Brilliant Idiots podcast makes a return appearance.

You're going to be fine... Really. everythings gonna be OK. We think...

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Nov 11 2016

1hr 41mins

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Rank #2: 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 #3: 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 #4: 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)

DESCRIPTION:

- 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 #5: 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

1hr 6mins

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Rank #6: 056 “James Comey Gets Sh**canned, Julian Assange is Still at Large” - The Fifth Column

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Is former FBI boss James Comey's unexpected and unceremonious termination a Nixonesque attempt to bury the Russian narrative once and for all... Is it just the latest salvo from a calculating monster with totalitarian asperations... Or maybe the Trump regime is just about as inept as it seems...

PLUS:- Clapper: "You ain't no got'damn journalist, Julian!" Assange: "You's a liar!" - What's this about Sea World!? Sounds Gross. - And Comey may be out, but we'll always have James Taylor (FTW)

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May 11 2017

1hr 57mins

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Rank #7: 163 "Kamala Quits, NATO Splinters, Impeachments for All"

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- [ 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 #8: 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 #9: 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 #10: 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

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Jun 24 2019

1hr 31mins

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Rank #11: 050 "Health Care Pileup, Burn All The Paintings, Donna Brazile's Kinda Sorry" - The Fifth Column

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Health Care Reform, Trump’s Long Game, New York Real Estate Woes & Casual Racism, Burning All the Paintings, Multiple Beers and A Tall Bottle of Johnny Walker Black. Fifty episodes in (sort of) and this is what it's come to. We couldn’t be more proud.
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Mar 25 2017

1hr 45mins

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Rank #12: 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 #13: 011 w/ Anthony Fisher “Penultimate Primary, Shut Up Racist and Remembering Ali” - The Fifth Column

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What the hell happened to Matt? How awful was Bernie Sanders week and why does he hate women? Why you got to be all racist?

 

Foster, Welch and Moynihan discuss… Anthony Fisher (Reason / The Week) drops by.
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Jun 09 2016

1hr 12mins

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Rank #14: 159 - w/ Bari Weiss "How to Fight Anti-Semitism, Shifting Political Baggage"

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Recorded: November 6th 2019

Published: November 9th 2019

GUEST: Bari Weiss

Op-Ed Staff Editor and Writer @ The New York Times

Author, "How to Fight Anti-Semitism" (2019)

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Nov 09 2019

1hr 49mins

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Rank #15: 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 #16: 044 w/ Kevin Williamson "Fear, Loathing and that Muslim Ban" OR "Dangerous Ideas -- Courteously Discussed" - The Fifth Column

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Is it a Muslim Ban? Should America just 'bar the damn door'? Is it racism? Or is it perhaps just more 'what-about-ism'? What is the connection between Trump's Immigration policy and the location of his many real estate holdings? There are perhaps good answers to these questions, I can't promise you'll find them here... but given the other sources you've probably already consulted, you could do so much worse.

Kevin Williamson of National Review sits in.

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Feb 01 2017

1hr 20mins

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Rank #17: 157 - w/ Meghan Daum "The Problem With Everything"

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Recorded: October 18th 2019

Published: October 22nd 2019

GUEST: Meghan Daum

Author, "The Problem With Everything" (2019)

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Oct 23 2019

2hr 15mins

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Rank #18: 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 #19: 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 #20: 052 w/ Eli Lake “Kinda Bombing the Sh*t Out of 'Em Right Now, Something About Susan Rice ” - The Fifth Column

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We knew things were heating up in Syria, but it was still a bit of a shock when Tomahawk missiles started flying all over the place. Fortunately for all involved, Eli Lake was on hand to explain the inner workings of Multi-dimensional Hungry Hungry Hippos (it'll make sense, honest)... and to provide a bit more context for that ‘Susan Rice Unmasking’ story he kinda* broke… And it’s our birthday!
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Apr 07 2017

1hr 40mins

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