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The Fifth Column - Analysis, Commentary, Sedition
80 minutes | Jun 9, 2021
310 - "Two Live Shows and a Key West Hangover"
Florida is open for business, so The Fifth Column flung its masks into the garbage and headed to the Sunshine State for back-to-back live shows in Miami (coming soon to Patreon!) and a poolside recording in Key West (hence that hollow sound). Nursing hangovers and gasping in the heat, the lads stumble through the following pressing (and pointless) topics:- Those Miami shows were pretty fun, eh? - Wait, why exactly are we in Florida?- Kmele thinks Creepy Joe wasn't being creepy- The global minimum tax is dumb- Ransomware everywhere - This not wearing masks things is pretty great, innit?- COVID addicts, COVID miscellany- Kmele on the Fauci emails: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯- The end of Tiananmen- State violence works- And so very much more... See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
104 minutes | Jun 2, 2021
309 w/ Jane Coaston "The Argument, The Reckoning, and Unfinished Business"
w/ Jane Coaston @ (Host, "The Argument" @ The New York Times)Take FourFrom Vox to NYT's "Rising Libertarian Star" Coming OutJohn BrownThe Black CommunityAppraisal of America's Racial ReckoningThe New Culture WarAnti-Racist Classrooms and WorkplacesSlightly Off MicWhole Foods Edge LordPanics, Counter-Panics, Counter-Counter-PanicsRecorded: 5.28.2021Published: 6.2.2021 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
118 minutes | May 30, 2021
308 - "A Year of Reckoning, Return to Rambles, Objectivity (or Something)"
Radical HonestyA Year of (Racial) ReckoningLosing the ThreadGeorge FloydAmy Cooper, Christian Cooper... and the other dog walkers?Covering Lab Leaks and UFOsThe Death of TruthThe Myth of ObjectivityJournalism for the Real WorldBoston Basketball (and racial slurs)Trump Grand juryRecorded May 26, 2021 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
128 minutes | May 21, 2021
307 w/ Peter Meijer - "Investigating The Capitol Riot, The Truth About UFOs, Future of the GOP"
w/ Congressman Peter Meijer (R-MI)Crypto BloodbathUFOs -- or are they UAPsThe Jan 6th Commission (Part I)Lori Lightfoot Won't Talk To White JournalistsHomeless in San FranciscoThe White Man's Burden A Call from PeterAbout That VoteThe Revolt of the PublicThe FeelsThe Truth is Out ThereRecorded May 19, 2021 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
109 minutes | May 13, 2021
306 w/ Gustavo Arellano - "Ask a Mexican, Trump's a Mexican, and the Republican Crackup"
The lads (minus Kmele, recently felled by his second Pfizer shot) welcome Los Angeles Times columnist Gustavo Arellano, host of the new LAT podcast "The Times" and author of Taco USA: How Mexican Food Conquered America. Note that after an hour of Gustavo's trademark Southern California/Mexican smack talk--in which he defends Taco Bell, ruminates on "LatinX," explains "Tio Tacos" and "Chicanosauruses," and describes American ethnic tensions that don't involve white people (!)--Moynihan and Welch return to discuss the on-going disasters in Israel, the economy, and the Republican Party. Sure, everything is awful. But as always, The Fifth Column is here to point out just how awful and reassure you that it absolutely won't get better in the near future.Recorded May 12, 2021 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
134 minutes | May 7, 2021
304 - "Systemic and Unspecific, AbasedCamp, The Socialist Network, "
- The Fifth Column live in Miami! Is this the post-COVID Gilluming you’ve been waiting for?- Matt is Drudged: equity v. equality- Racism becomes more systemic, less specific - Basecamp asks employees to leave politics at the door…or head for the door- Are a bunch of smart libertarian legal scholars wrong or super wrong?- The Socialist Network: the GOP wants to compel Facebook to be nice to DJT- The GOP wants to compel Liz Cheney to stop being mean to DJT- Matt and Kmele yell at each other about Hillary Clinton and DJT- And so very much more.... See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
138 minutes | Apr 24, 2021
304 w/ Paul Rossi - "Verdicts, Reckonings, High School Indoctrination"
w/ Paul Rossi (Math Teacher and Writer)https://bariweiss.substack.com/p/i-refuse-to-stand-by-while-my-studentsA verdict in the trial of Derek Chauvin, the former officer convicted of murdering George Floyd, is an undeniable milestone for the entire country with wide-ranging implications for American media, politics, and culture. Had things gone differently, America would likely have seen another outbreak of "mostly peaceful protest" -- seasons with healthy smatterings of outright political violence.And in K-12 classrooms across the country, another phase of America's 'racial justice' cultural war continues to play out. Paul Rossi joins our distinguished triumvirate to share details of the still-unfolding drama he incited by voicing opposition to one elite Manhattan private school's critical race theory-inspired antiracism programming.Plus:Adam ToledoMa'Khia Bryant"Kindly Inquisitors"Why one Miami Venue REFUSED to host @wethefifth live recording (Hint: "It's cause somebody got' that transphobia." SMH) Recorded: 4.21.2021Published: 4.23.2021"Just cuz I'm a freak, don't mean that we could hit the sheets" - Gregory Jacobs See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
170 minutes | Apr 16, 2021
303 - w/ Alex Nowrasteh "The Time We Fixed Policing and Immigration"
"What you think all the guns is for?" - Christopher Wallacew/ Alex Nowrasteh (Director of Immigration Studies @ The Cato Institute)A supersized dispatch, because fully resolving the various problems in America's immigration and criminal justice system -- takes a little time. Especially when you're forced to contend w/ WHITE SUPREMACY [Insert Ghost Emoji]. It's kinda like a podcast-mixtape.A - SIDEThe Curious State of US Immigration Reality, Theater, Textbook Political + Bureaucratic Failure The Welfare State vs Open Borders The (Great?) ReplacementAOC's PlanKamala's Rope-A-DopeB - SIDEDMX, Shawn Kemp, Bob MarleyHumble BeginningsThe Defense RestsWhere the Hell is Brooklyn CenterThe Word You're Looking For is "Discharge"Live TweetingWe're Going to South BeachRecorded: 4.14.2021Published: 4.17.20211 Bitcoin = $61,041.60 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
111 minutes | Apr 9, 2021
302 - "Making Arrangements, Ghost Guns, Pullin' Out"
Hunter "Squirtle" BidenMatt "Making Arrangements" Gaetz Adventures in the Havana Hilton?When Everything is Sex Trafficking? (Not Exactly)A New Era of BipartisanshipWin Ben Stein's HeartThe American Metaphor CouncilWho's D riving the Democratic PartyChina and BitcoinSelf Correcting JournalismTweets Bad. Accessory to the murder of a Judge -- we have to be understandingKmele Loves GunsUniversal Basic Income for Mom's of ColorStructural Racism TamagotchiHarrison Bergeron General HospitalRecorded April 8th, 2021Published April 9th, 2021 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
139 minutes | Apr 3, 2021
301 - "Five Years of Impending Doom, Chauvin on Trial, Blowin Money Fast"
(In No Particular Order)Live From New YorkDRINKAOC AMACDC Press Conference Mask EtiquetteDRINKDerek Chauvin on Trial (Week 1)Eight Fingers LeftTar BabiesA Thing Greater Than YourselfVoter Suppression 2.0DRINKCorporate WelfareFive PinocchiosEnding Ken BurnsThe Cowardly DoormenRecorded April 1st, 2021Published April 3rd, 2021 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
117 minutes | Mar 27, 2021
300 - "A Do Over Episode (Mostly Uncut)"
SummaryKmele Loses an Entire DispatchMoynihan's Most Racist VoiceImportant Homework What We Might Have Talked AboutMass ShootingsHate Crime Hysterics and LiesEnding the War in AfghanistanNationa BuildingWhale Watching + 400 Years of SufferingLeaving Sesame StreetRecorded March 25th, 2021Published March 26th, 2021 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
118 minutes | Mar 22, 2021
229 w/ Jeffrey Sachs - "How to be a Dictator, Anti-Woke Hypocrisy"
Guest: Jeffery Sachs, Lecturer in Politics @ Acadia UniversitySnyder CutSympathy for DictatorsUseful Pretense of JusticeHow Did Sachs Get It So WrongState of the New Culture WarFree Speech HypocrisyThe Left Is Worse, Right?Power ImbalanceCoastal MyopiaWhat if We're Wrong (Again*)Recorded March 18th, 2021Published March 22th, 2021 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
108 minutes | Mar 12, 2021
228 w/ Katie Herzog - "1.9 Trillion Reasons to Block and Report You"
Guest: Katie Herzog, HOST @ "Blocked & Reported"Keeping SecretsComing 2 AmericaTransphobia is BadA Most Prescient CancelationSay THE WORD, KatieThey'll Never Give You A ResonThe Tax Code is RacistPlato's UtopiaRescue Package in Name OnlyTucker Carlson, Mean PersonTinker Taylor, Toy SoldierVirtual Ball BustingPretending Things Ain't ComplicatedThe Shape of A JokeThe Many Trials of George FloydRIP DCRecorded March 10th, 2021Published March 12th, 2021 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
113 minutes | Mar 5, 2021
227 w/ Ben Smith - "Sign O’ The Times, Memo to Kendi"
Guest: Ben Smith, Media Columnist @ The New York TimesFrom BuzzFeed to The NYTWhen Your Bosses are Kinda THE StoryWhy We Can't Stop Talking About The TimesNewsroom Cultural White Privilege and Employee OrientationResignations*Caliphate vs. 1619"My Notebook Remains Open"Losing the NewsroomYou Will Sign This LetterVanilla MandellaBiggie SmallsWhen Van Met Ibram XSimple, Elegant, Almost Certainly WrongThings Get Worse for CuomoRecorded March 2nd, 2021Published March 4th, 2021 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
120 minutes | Feb 26, 2021
226 w/ Matt Taibbi - "Why Journalism Got Substack'd"
Guest: Matt Taibbi @ Contributing Editor @ Rolling Stone. Author, "Hate Inc"NiggaratiPrivilege ChildhoodThe Art of the Substack DealThe ShiftAn Active Conspiracy or An Active ConspiracyThe Escape, And Uncertain HorizonIt's Just a Camp, For Kids, So It's FineTrump at CPACA Good ShootBidenomicsListen to Black PeopleDidn't Even Say The WordRecorded Feb 24th, 2021Published Feb 25th, 2021 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
121 minutes | Feb 19, 2021
225 w/ Martin Gurri - "The Revolt of the Public"
Guest: Martin Gurri @ Author, "The Revolt of the Public"Prophecy, Historical Cycles, and Modest FrameworksFrom Information Monopoly to Information TsunamiPublic DissatisfactionElites in CrisisPublic NihilismHistorical AmnesiaThe Yellow Vests, Jan 6th, 2021Political SectarianismTruth + Objectivity + ResentmentDrama at the New York TimesThe Future of Media and TruthPlato's Perfect Form of JusticeFact CheckRecorded Feb 17th, 2021Published Feb 18th, 2021 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
124 minutes | Feb 6, 2021
224 - "MTG v AOC, Merit is so Racist, Determined Incuriosity"
Pump and DumpMatt Bought CrackReal Compton City GsReally Only One Bad WordThe Public InterestIrrelevant ContextMTG vs. AOC: Most Insane? Best Actress?"I Can Only Be a Non-White Person"Why The Culture War MattersMerit: The Racism of Fairness RacistCovid Cumo, And the Incurious MediaRecorded Feb 3rd, 2021Published Feb 5th, 2021 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
89 minutes | Feb 4, 2021
223 w/ Van Lathan - "Productive Disagreements and Common Ground"
Guest: Van Lathan @ "Higher Learning" (Co-Host), Previously @ TMZKmele and Van connect for a wide-ranging conversation about racism, reconciliation, and finding common ground. It's yet another exercise in constructive disagreement. In fact, it's the back half of a three-hour discussion that managed to feature vanishingly few points of agreement -- and zero personal insults.Oculus QuestTHOUGHT Warriors Uncle Tom: A Most Dangerous ManIf Everyone Listened to Kmele...Listing + ReconciliationRepresentationRacecraftStrangefruitMLK and the FBIJuneteenthCandace Owens BrotherRecorded Jan 27th, 2020Published Feb 3rd, 2020 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
127 minutes | Jan 30, 2021
222 - "Moynihan Squeezes the Short, Cynics and Skeptics "
Make a Mint w/ MoynihanWho's Behind the SqueezeOn the War PathStrange BedfellowsPopularity ContestsEven LibertariansEquity and Private PrisonsComing AttractionsRecorded Jan 28th, 2020Published Jan 29th, 2020 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
82 minutes | Jan 25, 2021
221 - UNLOCKED Patreon Episode - Kmele's Victory Lap (Dem Haters)
It is upon us: that very rare occasion when we unlock a Patreon episode for the masses. 🎁🎁🎁If you are clever and don't want to miss future locked episodes, subscribe here.---------Rather than our typical bullet-pointed show notes, we'll keep this one short and sweet. Because try as they might to pull the conversation away from Kmele's bravura performance on Real Time with Bill Maher, the lads just couldn't manage it. Although they do respond to a listener email about the Pet Shop Boys...and Kmele does says the word kerfluffle.That is all. Enjoy. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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