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The Fifth Column

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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…



Latest Episodes

  • 188 “On Anti-Racism II w/ Glenn Loury, John McWhorter, Coleman Hughes, Thomas Chatterton Williams”
    June 1, 2020 at 10:15 am

    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: /Glenn LouryProfessor of the social sciences and economics at Brown UniversityThomas Chatterton WilliamsAuthor, "Self-Portrait in […]

  • 187 w/ Bari Weiss "Karens in the Ramble, Section 230"
    May 28, 2020 at 8:34 pm

    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 […]

  • 186 w/ Balaji Srinivasan, Conor Friedersdorf - "Predicting Pandemics, Fixing Journalism"
    May 25, 2020 at 8:24 am

    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 […]

  • 185 w/ Ethan Strauss - "What's the Matter With Michael Jordan"
    May 17, 2020 at 11:48 am

    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 DurantRecorded: May 13th 2020Published: May 17th 2020 See for privacy and opt-out information.

  • 184 w/ Rep Justin Amash - "The Case for the Spoiler*"
    May 6, 2020 at 10:33 am

    w/ Rep Justin Amash US Congressman (Michigan's 3rd Congressional District) and 2020 Libertarian Presidential HopefulU.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 […]

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