Rank #1: 012 "Terrorism, Gun Control and Magical Thinking” - The Fifth Column
When responding to acts of terrorism, is it best to:
A) Employ oversimplification, generalized suspicion and hastily drawn conclusionsB) "Act erratically and blindly lash out at everything"
Foster, Welch and Moynihan discuss...
Rank #2: 098 “Joy Reid's LGBT Issues, Kanye's Red Pill, Two Black Guys Walk Into a Starbucks”
Rank #3: 014 w/ Virgina Postrel "Brexit, Benghazi, The BET Awards" - The Fifth Column
Rank #4: 001 "Terrorism, Trump and OJ's Still Totally Innocent” - The Fifth Column
Rank #5: 099 “A Conversation w/ Bret Weinstein and Heather Heying”
(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.
Rank #6: 032 w/ Andrew Schulz “President Trump: Worst Tuesday Ever?" - The Fifth Column
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...
Rank #7: 121 “On Anti-Racism w/ Glenn Loury, John McWhorter, Coleman Hughes, Thomas Chatterton Williams”
Coleman Hughes- Undergraduate Philosophy major at Columbia University, and a columnist at QuilletteRecorded:11/17/2018Published: 11/22/2018
Rank #8: 021 w/ Michael Malice "The Best-Worst Case for Trump/Hillary, Charter Schools are Super Racist" - The Fifth Column
Rank #9: 018 "The DNC Takes Philly , Ted Cruz's Dad Takes Grassy Knoll" - The Fifth Column (Updated)
On The Agenda This Week:
The DNC has developed it's own 'damn email' problem; somehow it involves Russians and a pair of geriatric US presidential candidates.
Trump and Sander's convention speeches are analyzed for an all together different sort of plagiarism; painting by numbers.
Black Lives Matter Moms (pronounced "blim') take center stage at the DNC and thoughts on Europe's worsening terrorism problems. (Updated)
Rank #10: 044 w/ Kevin Williamson "Fear, Loathing and that Muslim Ban" OR "Dangerous Ideas -- Courteously Discussed" - The Fifth Column
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.
Rank #11: 139 w/ Andrew Sullivan "Civil Rights, Immigration, Julian Assange, Too Many Popes"
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
Rank #12: 051 w/ Rep Thomas Massie “Trump Care Postmortem, Protesting Putin, Two Painful Years in Yemen” - The Fifth Column
Rank #13: 144 - w/ Coleman Hughes "Reparations, Congressional Testimony, Rap Battles"
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
Rank #14: 129 w/ Brendan O'Neill “ Yellow Vests, Subway Sandwiches, Mostly Free Speech"
w/ Brendan O'Neill (Editor in Chief, "Spiked")
- Jussie Smollett
- Stories For Every Narrative
- Ralph Northam
- Fancy Dress Parties
- The Weird Man’s Burden
- Anti Semitism, Hate Speech
- Stormy or STORMZY
- Yellow Vests Revolution
Recorded: PM 2/2/2019
Rank #15: 017 "A Very Trump Convention, Ted Cruz Jujitsu" - The Fifth Column
Rank #16: 130 “The Jill Abramson Affair, Jewish Money, Indentured Servitude"
(Plagiarism, Green Room Encounters, and All The Receipts)
- We Need to Talk About Jill Abramson
- Too Important to be a Plagiarist?
- Rep Omar: You Might Be An Antisemitism, But Maybe Not
- Blackface: The Highest Form of Flattery?
- Klobuchar, FTW
- Team AOC's Green New Deal Fiasco
- Moynihan Steps Out of Line
- The Huxtable Compound
- Indentured Servitude
- 22 Savage
- The Red Shoe Diaries
- Emergency Podcasting
Recorded: PM 2/11/2019
Rank #17: 042 w/ Thad Russell "John Lewis: Moral Authoritarian for Hire, CNN vs Trump, Freed Manning" - The Fifth Column
The waning hours of President Obama's tenure, on the eve of Trump-Mageddon, and the hits just keep on coming.
The President-Elect finds himself embroiled in a nasty fight with an almost universally revered CIVIL RIGHTS ICON -- who in this particular showdown may just be playing the part of a cuddly Alex Jones.
And of course, since 'two beefs are always better than one,' Trump is simultaneously mixing it up with CNN too. Is this a prelude to a broader Trumpian assault on the free press!? Maybe? Did you see hopefully?
Plus: Thad Russell makes his pick for the next President of the United States (sort of). Manning gets freed. Matt asks questions about drones and of course other important things happen.
Moynihan is someplace in DC covering the inauguration (or is he ducking Thad)? No problem, we'll just put words in his mouth and strawman the hell out of him.
Rank #18: 043 "Trump Stallone: POTUS, True Believer, First of His Name" - The Fifth Column
A week under our belts and we're still reeling...
A deluge of executive activity, constitutional controversies, 'emoluments'(?!), lawsuits, like -- a lot of lawsuits, sex tapes (well, not yet, but you wouldn't really be surprised by that, would you?), media panics, entirely legitimate media outrage, a twitter beef with geopolitical consequences, more media panics, more very legitimate outrage, a $40-billion-30-foot-high wall, a future entirely devoid of guacamole... and, there's more, but you get the idea... Seriously, it's only been a week!
...time is a flat circle.
Rank #19: 128 “A BOMBSHELL (If True), Punching MAGA Teens, Venezuela"
- Jerry Brown
- BuzzFeed's Bombshell?
- Jason Leopold, Oliver Darcy
- The Temple of Journalism
- Anonymous Sourcing
- Punching Catholic Kids
- Stolen Valor, Callin' Bullshit
- Jill Abramson (Part 2)
- "GUILTY" - By M.C. Moynihan
- On Venezuela
Recorded: 1/22/2019 PM
Rank #20: 070 w/ Jacob Siegel "What Didn't Happen in Boston, Something about Afghanistan"
This episode: non-existent Nazis, overblown Antifa, and Portuguese vagina-walls.
Jacob Siegel was in Boston and Afghanistan, and now he is in Moynihan's chair. He helps the guys figure out what the hell happened in Boston (and why it's not the same as Charlottesville).
PLUS: Is there a "libertarian-to-alt-right pipeline"? Should we take "Internet fascists" seriously? Would going "soft on white supremacists" actually help Trump?
AND... sunk costs in Afghanistan, fights on Planet Libertarian, and Matt doesn't want to punch any grannies.
Happy birthday, Hollywood (wherever he is).