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The Fifth Column

Kmele Foster, Michael Moynihan, and Matt Welch

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Your weekly rhetorical assault on the on the news cycle, the people who make it, and occasionally ourselves. Kmele Foster (Freethink), Michael Moynihan (Vice), and Matt Welch (Reason) talk and laugh and drink their way to at least quasi-sanity in a world gone mad, often with the aid of clean and articulate guests. Weekly Members Only subscription edition often comes with listener mail and professional-quality (if inappropriate) singing. Analysis. Commentary. Sedition. wethefifth.substack.com
 
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Another two-parter: the first half with our new favorite lefty Lara Bazelon, professor at the University of San Francisco School of Law, journalist, feminist, novelist, controversialist. After Lara leaves, probably to free someone from prison, the lads take the second half of the show to catch up on the stupid and depressing news of the week. - Baa…
 
We’re unlocking this subscriber-only podcast, recorded back in January, just to give you freeloaders a taste of what lurks behind the paywall. It’s not only those amazing bonus episodes, wherein the morons from The Fifth Column yammering and stammering through the most important issues facing civilization. But occasionally one-on-one interviews wit…
 
- Mean Babies w/ Pink Eye - Tity Boi - Dangerous Misinformation - Show Tunes - Cinco de Mayo - Live From New York, Again - Apartheid Daydream - Combating Misinformation - The Sims 2 - Anatomy of Tribal Hysteria - Everyone Starts to Say It - Its Own Reward - From Cuba to the Marshall Islands - Entangling Alliances Recorded: April 29th, 2022 Publishe…
 
Ulysses for kidz Stop complaining. It's a secret. It's all over, folks. Barack solved misinformation The Fairness Doctrine was dumb then. It's even dumber now BTW, they're *all* liars Defining misinformation (down) Sarah Hepola, author of the memoir Blackout and this great Atlantic piece Moynihan v. Hepola on drinking She started drinking at 7?? Wh…
 
- A Very Bad Week - Best, Final - Like, Literally the Holocaust - F*ck You Money - Narrative Malfunction - Round the Water Cooler - How America Got Stupid - Going Solo - Automotive Analogy - Expanding Nato, Deploying Nukes - The Bully Decides Recorded: April 14th, 2022 Published: April 15th, 2022 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out inform…
 
- Take Em' To Church - Okay, Groomer - How "Lion King" Made Kmele Trans - Troll Culture - Mr. Cooper's Pronouns - Elon's New Gig - BLM House Flippin' - The Purpose Driven Journalist - Louie CK and The Larger Truth*** - Mr Perfect - The Truth About Ukraine - Red Dawn x 1,000 - Obamacare 2022 - Covid Zero - That Time Welch Got Us Canceled - Howard St…
 
Slappy White and the Hot Takes Birthdays Was the Worst Days: Six Years of the Fifth Hey Twitter World (The Ballad of OJ Simpson) Jon Stewart’s excruciatingly dumb show on race A Ben Dreyfuss tweetstorm America: From James Madison to Madison Cawthorn Sex party etiquette A seven hour gap, a laptop that keeps on giving, and an ex-prez who won't go awa…
 
On casualties, causation, and delusion Is there a risk of overcorrection in Ukraine? Sanctions, free trade, and nukes The power of historical grievance Kmele and Matt...disagree on corporations taking sides in wars Also, the war in Ukraine is not about your dumb culture war issues The Ketanji Brown Jackson Show Ma'am, where do you stand on NAMBLA? …
 
Kmele got a new baby! Welch is doing -- something. And a disheveled, bleary-eyed Moynihan checks in from Europe -- where he's been bouncing between checkpoints and bunkers in Ukraine. The dude is earning his WHOLE paycheck this week. Recorded: March 14th, 2022 Published: March 15th, 2022 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Th…
 
Does the media have this conflict wrong? The privatization of protest Europe shutting down shitty, Kremlin-funded media Wait, did Matt Taibbi just say he was warming to intervention? Verdict: unclear No due process for shitty, Kremlin-funded oligarchs America's overlooked role in the beginnings of Putinism Could Russia have been democratic? Mearshe…
 
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