The Fifth Column

By Kmele Foster, Michael Moynihan, and Matt Welch

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Subscribers: 1257
Reviews: 11
Episodes: 433


 Apr 10, 2024
Three minutes of content per hour

Dan A
 Mar 12, 2024
One of my favorite podcasts! I listen to every single one, this is easily in my top 5 rotation (and I subscribe to a LOT of podcasts)


 Feb 20, 2022


 Sep 9, 2021

David Paul
 Apr 25, 2020
The best podcast. No contest

Description

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.

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Episode Date
#450 - Republican Wine Moms and a Dead Double Murderer
Apr 13, 2024
Members Only #206 - Hitting From the Ladies' Tee
Apr 08, 2024
#449 - The Prince of Tide Pools (w/ Andrew Sullivan)
Apr 04, 2024
Members Only #205 - Almost Lost, Unfortunately Found
Apr 02, 2024
#448 - A Hot Mess (w/ Kat Rosenfield)
Mar 29, 2024
#447 - Sour Lemon and the Blood Libels
Mar 19, 2024
Members Only #204 - Amplification Accusation: The Dumbest Debate Ever?
Mar 18, 2024
#446 - Tik Tok Flip Flop, Porn-Free Texas, Democracy-Free Russia
Mar 16, 2024
#445 - Women Glow, Men Plunder (w/ Josh Szeps)
Mar 07, 2024
#203 - Old Pee Eyes is Back
Mar 06, 2024
#444 - We Sell Sanctuary
Mar 02, 2024
Members Only #202 - The End of Vice
Feb 26, 2024
Members Only #201 - The Sounds of Blackness
Feb 22, 2024
#443 - Take a Load off Fani / RIP Alexei
Feb 16, 2024
Members Only #200 - The Anti-Racist Headset
Feb 14, 2024
#442 - In Defense of Colorblindness (w/ Coleman Hughes)
Feb 11, 2024
Members Only #199 - Why You Should Never Fly Coach
Feb 09, 2024
#441 - Dancing Daggers, Disturbed Dignity & Dozens of Drives to Delaware
Feb 01, 2024
Members Only #198 - Everybody's a Critic (Vol. 144)
Jan 29, 2024
#440 - From Nashua to Haaazzaaa
Jan 24, 2024
Members Only #197 - Grappling Joe, Ending Ron, Inevitable Don
Jan 23, 2024
#439 - Ladies Tees and Democracy Pleas
Jan 21, 2024
Members Only #196 - You Make a Lotta Money
Jan 19, 2024
#438 - Guns & Flip Flops (w/ Tina Nguyen)
Jan 16, 2024
Members Only #195 - No Limit Consultants LLC
Jan 09, 2024
#437 - Gay Divorce
Jan 04, 2024
Members Only #194 - 2023 Was an Inside Job
Dec 29, 2023
Members Only #193 – ‘I Don’t Think Anyone in Israel Right Now Feels Left of Center’ (w/ Asaf Zamir)
Dec 24, 2023
#436 - From Gavin to Gotham
Dec 21, 2023
Members Only #192 - Second Sunday Replay (12/10)
Dec 17, 2023
#435 - TFC's Holiday Racism Spectacular!
Dec 15, 2023
#434 - Crazed Conspiracies, Moral Mulligans, and Indecent Ivies (w/ Shadi Hamid)
Dec 07, 2023
#433 - The Body of a (German) American
Dec 02, 2023
Members Only #191 - Can We Be Trusted? (Ummm...)
Nov 29, 2023
#432 - Worse Than Hitler (A Fifth Column Thanksgiving!)
Nov 23, 2023
Members Only #190 - Tantric Drummers for Freedom
Nov 22, 2023
#430 - The TikTok Jihad w/ Mary Katharine Ham
Nov 18, 2023
Members Only #189 - "Thank You for the A-Bomb" (Second Sunday Rebroadcast)
Nov 16, 2023
#429 - The Kevin Hart Resource Curse
Nov 12, 2023
Members Only #188 - Shine on You Crazy 'Anti-Zionist'
Nov 08, 2023
#428 - Poundtowns and Political Pilgrims
Nov 02, 2023
Members Only #187 - A Break from the Grimness w/ Danny Polishchuk
Oct 31, 2023
#427 - Is Cancel Culture Cancellable? (w/ Greg Lukianoff & Rikki Schlott)
Oct 27, 2023
Members Only #186 - From the Haganah to Häagen-Dazs
Oct 25, 2023
#426 - w/ Matt Duss - Notes from the Other Side
Oct 20, 2023
Members Only #185 - Radicalized by Radicals
Oct 16, 2023
#425 - The Nightmare Scenario (w/ Oren Kessler)
Oct 13, 2023
Members Only #184 - Zoom Rebroadcast - On the Pogrom in Israel
Oct 10, 2023
#424 - w/ Rep. Peter Meijer - McCarthy and His Enemies
Oct 06, 2023
Members Only #183 - UNLOCKED - K&M Live in Philly
Oct 04, 2023
#423 w/Josh Szeps - TED, Just Admit It
Oct 03, 2023
Members Only #182 - The Racist Wolf
Sep 25, 2023
#422 - Introducing The Fifth Column Center for Antiracist Research
Sep 22, 2023
Members Only #181 - From Bob Geldof to Jesus (of Nazareth) to Walt Disney
Sep 20, 2023
#421 - Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice
Sep 17, 2023
Members Only #180 - The Fifth on Zoom! With Ben Dreyfuss! It's a Rebroadcast!
Sep 14, 2023
#420 - Texas Ends New York! Protesters End Climate Change! DOJ Prosecutors End Proud Boys!
Sep 08, 2023
Members Only #179 – The Late Richard Riordan and the Never-Launched L.A. Examiner
Sep 05, 2023
#419 - In Defense of Capitalism...and Sweden's Covid Response (w/ Johan Norberg)
Sep 02, 2023
Members Only #178 - The Blob
Aug 28, 2023
#418 - The State of Debate (w/ Mike Pesca)
Aug 25, 2023
Members Only #177 - Bang , Bang, Bing, Bong, Dong, Dong (Second Sunday Live Rebroadcast)
Aug 24, 2023
#417 - Free Speech in Philly, Volume 1 (Live w/Lara Bazelon and Greg Lukianoff)
Aug 18, 2023
Members Only #176 - A Fantastic Podcast Recorded in Hegemonic English
Aug 14, 2023
Members Only #175 - The Six Million Dollar Racist and a Second-Hand Banana
Aug 07, 2023
#416 - A Sloppy Summer Pod, Recovered
Aug 01, 2023
Members Only #174 - Coast to Coast, Until You Say Stop
Jul 26, 2023
Members Only #173 - VICE Disgrace, Racist Boston, Racist Viruses
Jul 18, 2023
#415 - The Pod of Laughter and Forgetting and Tracy Chapman and Crack and The Three Stooges
Jul 14, 2023
#414 - Clarifications, Curried Goats, Cocaine Capers
Jul 09, 2023
Members Only #172 - We're Literally Shaking / RFK Redux
Jul 04, 2023
#413 - So Many Idiots (w/ Damon Root)
Jul 02, 2023
#412 - An RFK Intervention (w/ Coleman Hughes)
Jun 24, 2023
Members Only #171 - Bobby, Cormac, and Geddy
Jun 19, 2023
#411 - A Conversation with Vivek Ramaswamy
Jun 14, 2023
#410 - The Tightening Noose
Jun 10, 2023
Members Only #170 - Ukraine Calling (w/ Tim Mak)
Jun 09, 2023
Members Only #169 - Loving the Alien, Shooting Matt in His Little Legs
Jun 07, 2023
#409 - Pride Wars, Dumb Tupac, and POC Jim
Jun 02, 2023
Members Only #168 - Trans Pickleball, Debating Thoreau, and Eric Clapton v. Huey Newton
May 30, 2023
#408 - It's For Nobody (w/ Ethan Strauss)
May 25, 2023
Members Only #165 - In Memoriam
May 22, 2023
#407 - The Cruelty, the Conspiracist, and the Report (w/ Eli Lake)
May 18, 2023
#406 - Killing Kaitlin Kollins
May 12, 2023
Members Only #164 - Smooth Criminal
May 08, 2023
#405 - "Death Train, White Fight, The Unfunniest Man in America"
May 04, 2023
Members Only #163 - Danny Aiello, Black Hockey, and Ugly MMA
May 02, 2023
Members Only #162 - Jon Ronson on Neo-Nazi Debutantes, the Oklahoma City Bombing, and "Platforming" Alex Jones
Apr 30, 2023
#404 - The Fall of the House of Tucker and Traffic w/ Ben Smith
Apr 28, 2023
#403 - FIRE in a Crowded Theater
Apr 20, 2023
Members Only #161 - Second Sunday (on the Third Sunday)
Apr 18, 2023
#402 - The Air Force OG, the Tennessee "Three," and a French Protest Spree
Apr 14, 2023
Members Only #160 - Crow's Eagle's Nest
Apr 10, 2023
#401 - Dying, Lying, and Birding (Live at the Ritz)
Apr 06, 2023
Members Only #159 - God Said Be Clean, Sir
Apr 04, 2023
#400 - "Trump Indicted (And It Feels So Good)"
Mar 31, 2023
Members Only #158 - Fact to Face with an Anti-Racist Genius
Mar 28, 2023
#399 - Dumb Debates, Dodgy Dispensaries, Paying Pornstars, Filtered Photons
Mar 23, 2023
Members Only #157 - The Sex Pope Washes Your Feet
Mar 20, 2023
#398 w/Allison Schrager - "The Horrible, No Good Economy: A Primer”
Mar 16, 2023
Members Only #156 - Second Sunday Live! (Rebroadcast)
Mar 13, 2023
#397 - Just Some Bros Mainsplaining Manganese
Mar 09, 2023
Members Only #155 - Passports, Divorces, & Puerto Ricans
Mar 06, 2023
#396 w/ Chris Stirewalt "Fired by Fox, Fixing the News, Eating a McRib"
Mar 01, 2023
Members Only #154 - Konference Kmele, Konservative MJ, and Angela Davis's Debts
Feb 27, 2023
Members Only #153 - Make Way For the Big Boyz
Feb 20, 2023
#395 w/ Katherine Mangu-Ward "Nothing Is True and Debate is Murder"
Feb 16, 2023
#394 w/ Jamie Kirchick "Hammer Time, Larry Craig 2024, TLDR SOTU"
Feb 09, 2023
Members Only #151 w/ Ethan Strauss - DEI Man and the Foreskin Ceiling
Feb 06, 2023
#393 "Black Stalin, Objectivity Is Racist, & Tax Robots Are Super Racist Too"
Feb 02, 2023
Members Only #150 - Memphis Madness, Ubiquitous White Supremacy, and Rope-A-Dope with Mr. Burns
Jan 31, 2023
#392 "Tanks for Victory, Oscars So Boring, and Ben Dreyfuss Is Here to Offend You"
Jan 26, 2023
Members Only #149 - Georgia on Our Minds
Jan 24, 2023
#391 "Debt Drama, DEI, and Deceased Rock* Legends*"
Jan 20, 2023
#390 "Stupid People, Stupid Ideas, and Stupid Solutions" w/ Douglas Murray
Jan 14, 2023
#389 "We Need to Talk About Kevin (w/ former Rep. Justin Amash)
Jan 05, 2023
#388 "Occasionally Honest, Unseasonably Reasonable"
Dec 30, 2022
#387 "Criminally Inclined, Grammatically Policed"
Dec 22, 2022
#386 ""
Dec 16, 2022
#385 "Elon, NHJ, and MJ"
Dec 14, 2022
#384 "The Collapse of Pablo, Anti-Zionist Gimp"
Dec 03, 2022
383 w/ Ethan Strauss "The Realest Jews, God's Favorite, Ben Collins Has... Questions (about himself)"
Nov 23, 2022
382 w/ Nadav Eyal "Revolt and Resurrection: Tel Aviv Edition"
Nov 19, 2022
381 "The Most Important Midterm Elections Ever"
Nov 11, 2022
380 w/ Robert Draper "Democracy is on the Ballot (Cause They Crazy)"
Nov 04, 2022
379 "Midterm Closing Arguments, Killing Kanye" w/ Coleman Hughes and Nick Gillespie
Oct 28, 2022
378 "Nazis and Sycophants and Cynics (Oh My)"
Oct 21, 2022
377 "Racist LA, Racist Brooklyn, Deplorable America"
Oct 13, 2022
376 “All the (Unemployed) Young Dudes”
Oct 07, 2022
375 "You Don't Know What Fascism Is"
Sep 30, 2022
374 "Walls Closing In (Again?)"
Sep 24, 2022
373 "Notes on White Privilege" w/ Adam Davidson and Thomas Chatterton Williams
Sep 17, 2022
372 "The Queen is Dead"
Sep 09, 2022
371 "Triumph of the Shrill, Kmele's Thrill, America is Still Ill"
Sep 02, 2022
370 "Going Commando, Occasionally Reliable Sources"
Aug 27, 2022
369 w/ Lara Bazelon and Hamish McKenzie (Live in collapsing San Francisco!)
Aug 20, 2022
368 w/ Eli Lake "Mar-a-lago Momentos and Nuclear Codes"
Aug 13, 2022
367 w/ Rep Peter Meijer "The Almost Exit Interview"
Aug 04, 2022
366 w/ John McWhorter and Glenn Loury "Racial Identity, Abolition and Reckonings"
Jul 24, 2022
365 w/ David French "People with Capacities, Roe Reconsidered, Malignant Forces"
Jul 16, 2022
364 "Rejecting Boris, Reeducating Macy, Ridiculous Gavin"
Jul 08, 2022
363 w/ Damon Root "Guns, Abortion, The End of All Things"
Jun 25, 2022
362 "Trump's Deranged, Bed Stuy Replacement Theory"
Jun 17, 2022
361 w/ Ilya Shapiro "Free Speech, Free San Francisco, Free Weigel"
Jun 08, 2022
360 "Defamation, Pride, and Very Special Needs"
Jun 04, 2022
359 - A Massacre in Texas, An Incident in the Bronx, A Helicopter to Newark
May 26, 2022
358 - Live at the Comedy Cellar w/ Michael Rapaport and Colin Quinn
May 22, 2022
357 - w/ Lara Bazelon “This Podcast is Violence”
May 13, 2022
356 - UNLOCKED - Things Fell Apart: A Conversation with Jon Ronson
May 10, 2022
355 "Ministry of Truth, Competence Inflation"
May 01, 2022
354 w/ Sarah Hepola "Barack's Misinformation Warfare Unit b/w Teenage Blackout "
Apr 24, 2022
353 "Destroying Democracy, One Tweet At A Time"
Apr 16, 2022
352 "Buzz Lightyear's Gay Conversion Adventure Camp"
Apr 08, 2022
351 "The Problem with Jon Stewart, Will Smith, OJ Simpson, Sex Parties, and Madison Cawthorn"
Apr 02, 2022
350 "Destroying Ukraine, Supreme Confirmation Theater, From Slava to Slavery"
Mar 24, 2022
349 "Moynihan Taps In From Ukraine"
Mar 15, 2022
348 w/ Matt Taibbi "Richard Perle in New Jersey, Putin in Hell, Ukraine in Crisis"
Mar 03, 2022
347 w/ Jamie Kirchick "Ukraine Crisis, The Enemy of My Enemy, National Conservatism"
Feb 23, 2022
346 w/ Jeffrey Sachs - "Total Recall, Escape from San Fransisco, Bans for Days"
Feb 19, 2022
345 w/ Mary Katharine Ham "The Moronic Inferno b/w Hammer of the Gods"
Feb 10, 2022
344 w/Jacob Mchangama "Speech, Sheep, and a Crying Room"
Feb 07, 2022
UNLOCKED 🎁Patreon Special Dispatch #104 - Everyone is Dumb 🎁
Feb 02, 2022
343 w/ Mike Pesca (ex-Slate, The Gist podcast) "Inexplicable Offense, Boring Exile, Triumphant Return"
Jan 20, 2022
342 "Positively Apocalyptic, Momentarily Conspiratorial, Just Keep Doing the Thing"
Jan 15, 2022
341 w/ Matt Rosenberg (NYT) "A Coup'niversary, Domestic Lefty Neocons, Kidz n' Racecraft"
Jan 07, 2022
340 "Merry Kovid Kwanzaa, Madden the Death Merchant, the Flatbush Remonstrance"
Dec 29, 2021
339 w/Rep. Peter Meijer - "The RINOvirus, Insurrection Deflection, DeSantis Claus's Xmas Miracle!"
Dec 17, 2021
338 "Jussie's Truth, Putin's NATO, China's Games"
Dec 10, 2021
337 w/ Steve Kornacki "Virginia is for Republicans, Dukakis's Carcasses, Waukesha Restraint"
Nov 26, 2021
336 w/ Jonathan Adler "Bannon, Rittenhouse, and the Courts"
Nov 19, 2021
335 "Assata Shakur Elementary School-- Class of 2021"
Nov 07, 2021
334 w/ Zaid Jilani "Jeff Toobin, Fapping Antifascist; The Terror Parents of Northern Virginia; A Bad Bisexual in a Bad Vest"
Oct 28, 2021
333 w/ Ethan Strauss "Locker Room Culture Wars, When Jokes Are Pretty Much Murder"
Oct 16, 2021
332 w/ Robby Soave "Tech Panic, Phyrric Stalemate, Bifurcated Holiday"
Oct 11, 2021
331 w/ Katie Herzog "Once Upon A Time In Williamsburg, Wizard of Ozy"
Oct 02, 2021
330 w/ Antonio Garcia Martínez "Would Apple Hire Steve Jobs, Conservatives Hate Big Tech"
Sep 24, 2021
329 "Recall Flops, Covid Recount, Forgetting Afghanistan -- Again"
Sep 17, 2021
328 w/ Josh Szeps “Living in the Lockdown Under”
Sep 09, 2021
327 "Autumn in Kabul, Askew in Texas"
Sep 03, 2021
326 w/ Eli Lake "Afghan Withdrawal, Pandemic Surrender, Daddy Issues"
Aug 25, 2021
325 w/ David French "Systemic Racism, Earnest Disagreement, About Those CRT Bans"
Aug 10, 2021
324 "Simmon's Flu Game, Why Amy Cooper Matters, Bet on the House?"
Jul 29, 2021
323 w/ Jonathan Rauch "Saving Truth, CRT Martyrs, Equal But Separate"
Jul 09, 2021
322 w/ Chris Rufo "Banning Critical Race Theory, Robin DiAngelo's Retread, Bill Cosby - Free, Guilty"
Jul 02, 2021
321 - "Back to the Ramble, How to Gauge the Age of Outrage, Racist Car Crashes"
Jun 24, 2021
320 w/ Harry Siegel - "Bonfire of Insanity, The Unmaking of a Mayor, CRT IRL"
Jun 19, 2021
310 - "Two Live Shows and a Key West Hangover"
Jun 09, 2021
309 w/ Jane Coaston "The Argument, The Reckoning, and Unfinished Business"
Jun 02, 2021
308 - "A Year of Reckoning, Return to the Ramble, Objectivity (or Something)"
May 30, 2021
307 w/ Peter Meijer - "Investigating The Capitol Riot, The Truth About UFOs, Future of the GOP"
May 21, 2021
306 w/ Gustavo Arellano - "Ask a Mexican, Trump's a Mexican, and the Republican Crackup"
May 13, 2021
305 - "Systemic and Unspecific, AbasedCamp, The Socialist Network, "
May 07, 2021
304 w/ Paul Rossi - "Verdicts, Reckonings, High School Indoctrination"
Apr 24, 2021
303 w/ Alex Nowrasteh - "The Time We Fixed Policing and Immigration"
Apr 16, 2021
302 - "Making Arrangements, Ghost Guns, Pullin' Out"
Apr 09, 2021
301 - "Five Years of Impending Doom, Chauvin on Trial, Blowin Money Fast"
Apr 03, 2021
300 - "A Do Over Episode (Mostly Uncut)"
Mar 27, 2021
229 w/ Jeffrey Sachs - "How to be a Dictator, Anti-Woke Hypocrisy"
Mar 22, 2021
228 w/ Katie Herzog - "1.9 Trillion Reasons to Block and Report You"
Mar 12, 2021
227 w/ Ben Smith - "Sign O’ The Times, Memo to Kendi"
Mar 05, 2021
226 w/ Matt Taibbi - "Why Journalism Got Substack'd"
Feb 26, 2021
225 w/ Martin Gurri - "The Revolt of the Public"
Feb 19, 2021
224 - "MTG v AOC, Merit is so Racist, Determined Incuriosity"
Feb 06, 2021
223 w/ Van Lathan - "Productive Disagreements and Common Ground"
Feb 04, 2021
222 - "Moynihan Squeezes the Short, Cynics and Skeptics"
Jan 30, 2021
221 - UNLOCKED Patreon Episode - Kmele's Victory Lap (Dem Haters)
Jan 25, 2021
220 - The Dawning of Yet Another Terrible Era
Jan 22, 2021
219 - w/ Anna Khachiyan "Double Impeachments, All the Balenciaga You Can Carry"
Jan 15, 2021
218 - "A Slovenly Rebellion (Pass The Tequila)"
Jan 08, 2021
217 - "You Gon Learn, Hawley's Gamble"
Dec 31, 2020
216 - w/ Greg Lukianoff "From Campus to Caliphate"
Dec 26, 2020
215 - "New in Town, Vax Populi"
Dec 19, 2020
214 - w/Ben Dreyfuss "Another Dreyfuss Affair"
Dec 12, 2020
213 - "Da Mystery Of Defunding the Police (while Stopin' the Steal)"
Dec 04, 2020
212 - "A Thanksgiving Miracle"
Nov 26, 2020
211 - w/ Glenn Greenwald "Leaving The Intercept, Crying Like a Baby"
Nov 19, 2020
210 - w/ Jason Stanley "What the Fascist, Covid Season, Race Critical"
Nov 15, 2020
209 - "And The Winner Is..."
Nov 05, 2020
208 - "Techno Fascism, Jerking Jeff, and the Mendacious Media"
Oct 24, 2020
207 "Hunter's Laptop, Ordinary Corruption, Darkest Night"
Oct 20, 2020
206 w/ Damon Root "Packed Courts, Peaceful Transfers of Power"
Oct 03, 2020
205 “If You're Reading This, It's Too Late”
Sep 24, 2020
204 w/ Steve Kornacki "What's Up With These Polls?"
Sep 13, 2020
203 w/ Nancy Rommelmann "From Portland to Kenosha to Rochester"
Sep 06, 2020
202 w / Tina Nguyen "Trump on Twitch, Jacob Blake, Kyle Rittenhouse"
Sep 01, 2020
201 w / Coleman Hughes "DNC COVID CON, QAnon Don, Canceling Kmele"
Aug 23, 2020
200 w / Andrew Sullivan "Uncancellable Andrew and the Great Media Miasma"
Aug 13, 2020
199 "Nothing to See Here, An Emergency Every Minute"
Aug 09, 2020
198 w/ Nancy Rommelmann "There's a Riot Goin' On"
Jul 29, 2020
197 w/ Glenn Greenwald, Thomas Chatterton Williams "Hypocrisy, Controversy, Cancellations"
Jul 27, 2020
UNLOCKED - Patreon Dispatch #29 🎁 - The Williamsburg Tapes - This Podcast is Lava
Jul 18, 2020
196 w/ Josh Szeps "Covid, Cancellation, and Melanated Peoples"
Jul 16, 2020
195 w/ Yascha Mounk "Woke Fragility"
Jul 10, 2020
194 w/ Wesley Lowery "Moral Clarity, Objectivity, and ALL THE SMOKE"
Jul 06, 2020
193 w/ Jacob Siegel "Why We Need the NYT, The New Truth"
Jul 01, 2020
192 w/ Jane Coaston "One Night In Tulsa, A Fool Proof Plan"
Jun 25, 2020
191 w/ David French "American Racism, SCOUTS Stuff, Qualified Immunity"
Jun 17, 2020
190 w/ Olivia Nuzzi " Insiders Guide to 2020, Defunding the Fuzz"
Jun 12, 2020
189 "A Pandemic, A Civil War, A Great Awokining "
Jun 06, 2020
188 “On Anti-Racism II w/ Glenn Loury, John McWhorter, Coleman Hughes, Thomas Chatterton Williams”
Jun 01, 2020
187 w/ Bari Weiss "Karens in the Ramble, Section 230"
May 29, 2020
186 w/ Balaji Srinivasan, Conor Friedersdorf - "Predicting Pandemics, Fixing Journalism"
May 25, 2020
185 w/ Ethan Strauss - "What's the Matter With Michael Jordan"
May 17, 2020
184 w/ Rep Justin Amash - "The Case for the Spoiler*"
May 06, 2020
183 w/ Glenn Greenwald - "Pandemic Censorship + Close Encounters"
May 02, 2020
182 w/ Jonah Goldberg - "President Goop's Ultralight Beam Vaccine"
Apr 25, 2020
181 w/ Zaid Jilani, Coleman Hughes "On Pandemic Raceism"
Apr 21, 2020
180 w/ Bari Weiss: "We're All Sinologist Now"
Apr 17, 2020
Episode 179: "A Most Racist Pandemic, Failure to Test"
Apr 08, 2020
Episode 178: "The Great American Shut In, Authoritarianism and Liberty Fetishism"
Apr 02, 2020
Episode 177: "More COVIDAPALOOZA, We're Inside the Plane, Matt Lovingly Fingers His Axe"
Mar 27, 2020
UNLOCKED - Patreon Dispatch #14 🎁
Mar 21, 2020
Episode 176: "My Corona; Pat Foster, Armed and in the Wilderness; and Delicious Miami Floor Drugs"
Mar 17, 2020
Episode 175 w/ Ross Douthat "Apocolypse via Decadence, Coronavirus, or Porn"
Mar 14, 2020
Episode 174 w/ Eli Lake "Biden Surges, Chris Matthews, The FBI Scandal"
Mar 06, 2020
Episode 173 w/ Aaron Maté "Bernie's Campaign Math, From Cuba to Medicare for All"
Feb 28, 2020
Episode 172 "The Swamp, The POTUS, The Press" w/ Swin Suebsaeng, Lachlan Markay
Feb 19, 2020
Episode 171 w/ Jesse Singal "Biden's Ebony Firewall, No BBQ Sauce in American Dirt"
Feb 13, 2020
UNLOCKED - Patreon Dispatch #8 🎁
Feb 08, 2020
Episode 170: "Trump’s Best Week Ever, Iowa Pile Up"
Feb 06, 2020
Episode 169: "I'm so sorry this is happening to YOU"
Jan 30, 2020
Episode 168 w/ Miriam Elder: "Does Anything Matter Anymore?"
Jan 18, 2020
Episode 167 w/ Noah Rothman “ The Case for F*ckin Iran Right Up”
Jan 08, 2020
Episode 166: “Buttigieg Loves Drugs, Soleimani Canceled, Media Malpractice”
Jan 03, 2020
UNLOCKED - Patreon Dispatch #4 🎁
Dec 25, 2019
165 w/Conor Friedersdorf “Mayhem in Jersey City, Foreign Affairs, Gesture Politics”
Dec 18, 2019
164 "UK Elections, Afghan Papers, Prophylactic Impeachment"
Dec 14, 2019
163 "Kamala Quits, NATO Splinters, Impeachments for All"
Dec 08, 2019
162 w/ Errol Morris "Steve Bannon, American Dharmam"
Nov 30, 2019
161 "Unimpeachably Guilty, ILoveFiona, Democratic Debate"
Nov 24, 2019
160 "Pub Hopping, Impeachment Hearings, Roger Stone Goes down"
Nov 18, 2019
159 - w/ Bari Weiss "How to Fight Anti-Semitism, Shifting Political Baggage"
Nov 09, 2019
158 - w/ Thomas Chatterton Williams "Unlearning Race"
Oct 31, 2019
157 - w/ Meghan Daum "The Problem With Everything"
Oct 23, 2019
156 - w/ Walt Hickey "China Cancels the NBA, Trump Cancels the Kurds"
Oct 11, 2019
155 - "Unforgivable, The Swampiest Swamp, DC Star Wars Bar"
Oct 04, 2019
154 - "Still Teflon Don, Moynihan's Emmy, Vaping Panic"
Sep 27, 2019
153 - "Moderate Chic, NYT's Kavanaugh Follies, Our Pal Corn Pop"
Sep 19, 2019
152 - w/ Steve Kornacki "Straight News, Political Tribalism, Chappell's Sticks & Stones"
Sep 07, 2019
151 - "That 1619 Project, Liturgical Journalism, The Batshit Presidency"
Aug 26, 2019
150 - "Churn-alism, The Epstein Suicide (?), Effective Conspiracy Mongering"
Aug 18, 2019
149 - w/ Jon Ronson "Porn Stars, Psychopaths, Cancel Culture"
Aug 02, 2019
148 - w/ Ben Dreyfuss "Mueller Talks, Send Em' Back, Al Franken, A$AP Rocky v. Sweden"
Jul 28, 2019
147 - w/ Molly Jong-Fast "Trump's Social Media Summit, Journalistic Scuttlebutt"
Jul 12, 2019
146 - w/ Patrick Radden Keefe "Northern Ireland's 'Troubles' and a notorious murder mystery"
Jul 10, 2019
145 - "Dem Debates, Plan B for Iran, History for Nincompoops"
Jun 27, 2019
144 - w/ Coleman Hughes "Reparations, Congressional Testimony, Rap Battles"
Jun 24, 2019
143 - "How to Get Arrested In Brooklyn, We're All Left Wing Hacks Now"
May 30, 2019
142 - "The Great Deplatforming, Conspiracy Chic, The Mr. Bean Presidency"
May 12, 2019
141 w/ Eli Lake - "Muller Report, Julian Assange, Deep State Grifters "
Apr 25, 2019
140 w/ Ben Dreyfuss - "Muller Who, Jill Abramson's Privilege , True Hollywood Stories"
Apr 19, 2019
139 w/ Andrew Sullivan "Civil Rights, Immigration, Julian Assange, Too Many Popes"
Apr 12, 2019
138 w/ Aaron Maté "Russiagate Victory Lap, Visiting Venezuela, Super Gaye Music"
Apr 04, 2019
137 "Use Your Collusion I and II, Jussie Smollett Walks"
Mar 28, 2019
136 w/ Tina Nguyen "Islamists v White Nationalists, Segregated Schools, 2020 Hopefuls"
Mar 24, 2019
135 "Privileged College Parents, Platform Revoked"
Mar 18, 2019
134 w/ Andrew Yang “The Universal Basic Income (and a few other things besides)"
Mar 11, 2019
133 “Canceling Neverland (and everything else), They're All Socialist Now"
Mar 07, 2019
132 w/ Mark Weisbrot “Venezuela: Failed State or Coup D'etat?"
Mar 04, 2019
131 “Jussie Smollett Indicted, Hate Crimes, Hacks in the Newsroom, Bernie"
Feb 21, 2019
130 “The Jill Abramson Affair, Jewish Money, Indentured Servitude"
Feb 13, 2019
129 w/ Brendan O'Neill “ Yellow Vests, Subway Sandwiches, Mostly Free Speech"
Feb 04, 2019
128 “A BOMBSHELL (If True), Punching MAGA Teens, Venezuela"
Jan 24, 2019
127 w/ Brian Stelter “The Holy Order of Journalism, Excommunicating Steve King"
Jan 18, 2019
126 “Trump's Fence, Dating Ocasio-Cortez, Shaun King's Crusade”
Jan 11, 2019
125 w/ Ben Smith “The (Syrian) Withdrawal Method, Journalistic Imperatives”
Dec 22, 2018
124 w/ Yascha Mounk "The People vs Democracy, Beyond Nationalism and Identity Politics"
Dec 15, 2018
123 w/ Michael Barbaro and Jody Avirgan "Live at the Comedy Cellar in NYC"
Dec 06, 2018
122 w/ Kevin Roose “Russiagate Reloaded, Facebook, Google, China"
Nov 30, 2018
121 “On Anti-Racism w/ Glenn Loury, John McWhorter, Coleman Hughes, Thomas Chatterton Williams”
Nov 22, 2018
120 "Everything* You Need Know About The 2018 Midterms, Serious Journalism, The Beleaguered"
Nov 09, 2018
119 w/ Noah Rothman “Political Violence and The Great Disillusionment”
Nov 01, 2018
118 “A Conversation w/ Sarah Haider: Identity, Apostasy and Islam”
Oct 23, 2018
117 w/ Josh Szeps "Saudi Business, Proud Boys v. Antifa"
Oct 18, 2018
116 w/ Harry Siegel "Soros' Paid Protest Mobs, Team Woke vs Team Resentment"
Oct 12, 2018
115 w/ Bari Weiss "Kavanaugh, Believing Her, Abercrombie & Fitch Forever"
Oct 04, 2018
114 "Notes on Moynihan's European Excursion, The Kavanaugh Hearings"
Sep 20, 2018
113 "McCain's Eulogy, Louis CK's Resurrection, Monkeying Things Up"
Aug 30, 2018
112 "Cohen, Manafort, and the Inveterate Liar Defense"
Aug 24, 2018
111 w/ Jesse Singal "Dangerous Convos, Unite the Right 2, The War on Journalism"
Aug 17, 2018
110 w/ Jessica Tarlov "Purging Alex Jones, Antifa in Portland, Kmele at MSNBC"
Aug 10, 2018
109 "Moynihan Meets D'Souza, NYT Controversy, Manafort on Trial"
Aug 04, 2018
108 w/ Jane Coaston "Conservative Proclivities, Ridicule Over Censorship"
Jul 27, 2018
107 w/ Ben Domenech "On Acting, Russian Indictments, Putin and Trump, Just Say The Word”
Jul 19, 2018
106 w/ Ken 'Popehat' White and Damon Root "Justice Kennedy Quits, Various Other Things SCOTUS”
Jun 29, 2018
105 w/ Michael Tracey "Immigration Upset, Child Separation, Very Bad Things"
Jun 21, 2018
104 "When Trump met Kim, Neo Confederates, Strictly 4 My Sniglets"
Jun 15, 2018
103 w/ Josh Zepps "Kim Kardashian: Humanitarian, Presidential Privileges, Primate Jokes"
Jun 08, 2018
102 w/ Jacob Mchangama "Clear and Present Danger"
May 29, 2018
101 “Israel vs Palestine, IDW Skepticism, The Very Best Writer Alive”
May 18, 2018
100 “In Defense of Red-Pill Kanye West, Trump Subpoena, Press Freedom Day”
May 04, 2018
099 “A Conversation w/ Bret Weinstein and Heather Heying”
May 01, 2018
098 “Joy Reid's LGBT Issues, Kanye's Red Pill, Two Black Guys Walk Into a Starbucks”
Apr 25, 2018
097 “Facebook Hearings, Gas Attacks, Abortion & Murder, Race & IQ” w/ Kat Timpf and Ben Dreyfuss
Apr 17, 2018
096 w/ Amy Chua "Political Tribes: Group Instinct and the Fate of Nations" (Special Dispatch)
Apr 03, 2018
095 "March for Our Lives, How to Journalist, So Moonshined" w/ Tom Slater and Tina Nguyen
Mar 30, 2018
094 w/ Jody Avirgan "Enhanced Interrogation, Free Speech, Twitter Mobs"
Mar 16, 2018
093 "Flirting w/ North Korea, Back Channeling w/ Stormy Daniels"
Mar 10, 2018
092 "Hopeless Gun Debates, Bulletproof Oscar Predictions" w/ Sonny Bunch and Andy Levy
Mar 02, 2018
091 w/ Andy Levy "Black Panthers, Richard Spencer's Advocate, Ban All the Porn”
Feb 16, 2018
090 "About That Nunes Memo, Red Pills and Foreign Policy"
Feb 03, 2018
089 w/ Bari Weiss "And Mueller Gets Fired at the End"
Jan 27, 2018
088 "Deepest Shithole Imaginable"
Jan 16, 2018
087 "Fire & Fury, Prosecuting James Risen"
Jan 07, 2018
086 w/ Tina Brown "The Vanity Fair Diaries and Authentic Bullshit" (Special Dispatch)
Dec 22, 2017
085 w/ Jeffrey Blehar "Roy Moore Takes An L, The End of the Internet"
Dec 16, 2017
084 w/ John McWhorter “Linguistics, Race, Antiracism” (Special Dispatch)
Dec 08, 2017
083 w/ Ben Dreyfuss “Matt Lauer, Sex Panics, Dissecting Project Veritas”
Dec 02, 2017
082 w/ Ajit Pai “Net Neutrality, C***holsters, N*p Sl*ps”
Nov 21, 2017
081.5 w/ Rob Mariani "Milo's (Very Brief) Daily Caller Engagement"
Nov 15, 2017
081 “MAGAversary Shellacking, Dreams & Nightmares, Mr. Trump's Asian Junket"
Nov 11, 2017
080 w/ Josh Zepps “Mueller's Inquest, Silicon Hearings, Proportionate Fear"
Nov 04, 2017
079 “'Allegation & Admission, Baseless or Otherwise” w/ Bill Schulz and Nancy Rommelmann
Oct 28, 2017
078 “'McCain and Bush Sneak Diss Trump, Gold Stars for Niger”
Oct 21, 2017
077 “Bob Corker, Rex Tillerson, This Worst of All Possible Worlds”
Oct 14, 2017
076 “Gun Rights, Filthy Speech, Cordon Sanitaire”
Oct 07, 2017
075 w/ Katherine Mangu-Ward "Limp Tax Plans, Taking a Knee, Russia Takes Baltimore"
Sep 29, 2017
074 "A Clear and Present Dotard: The UN, The Kremlin, Facebook and St. Louis"
Sep 23, 2017
073 w/ David Weigel "Bernie Shapes the Party, Hillary Wrote a Book, A Little Prog Rock"
Sep 16, 2017
072 "Media Panics, Title IX, DACA, The Passion of Bagger Vance"
Sep 08, 2017
071 w/ Ron Bailey "The Politics of Disaster, Better Late Than Never"
Sep 05, 2017
070 w/ Jacob Siegel "What Didn't Happen in Boston, Something about Afghanistan"
Aug 25, 2017
069 w/ Deray Mckesson "Unite the Right, with White ISIS"
Aug 17, 2017
068 "Criminal Justice, Naughty Texts, Fire & Fury, Diversity Manifesto" (w/ Radley Balko and Thad Russell)
Aug 11, 2017
067 w/ Alyona Minkovski “Get Me THE MOOCH, The Story of Lyndon Jumbo Johnson"
Aug 03, 2017
066 “Seriously - Eventually We Get to Health Care, Immigration, Forensics et al”
Jul 20, 2017
065 w/ Eli Lake “Donald Jr Loves It, Moynihan's Great Big Movie Premier”
Jul 14, 2017
064 "It's Blackmail, Presser in Poland, Jay Z: Feminism"
Jul 07, 2017
063 "Bleeding Badly, Why Journalists Screw Up, and Please -- No Cameras"
Jun 30, 2017
062 "Notes on Philando Castile, Otto Warmbier, and Evergreen"
Jun 22, 2017
061 "Tragedy in Alexandria, Interrogating Alex Jones, Maligning Jeff Sessions"
Jun 15, 2017
060 "Corbyn Surprises, Comey Testifies, Maher Apologizes, and Kmele Will Not Shut Up"
Jun 10, 2017
SD2 w/ Timothy Snyder “On Tyranny, Bloodlands, Trump and Hayek”
Jun 09, 2017
059 “Pulling Out, Back Channeling, Graffitied Epithets”
Jun 03, 2017
058 “Mayhem in Manchester, Deals with Devils, and Collusion Most Foul” - The Fifth Column
May 25, 2017
057 w/ Thad Russell “ComeyGate Metastasis, Completely Settling This NATO Business” - The Fifth Column
May 19, 2017
056 “James Comey Gets Sh**canned, Julian Assange is Still at Large” - The Fifth Column
May 11, 2017
055 w/ Jamie Kirchick “Obamacare: Repealed & Reloaded, Europe May Be A Goner” - The Fifth Column
May 05, 2017
054 “100 Days of Pretty Awful, Media Bubbled, Passion of the Nerds” - The Fifth Column
Apr 27, 2017
053 w/ Michael Weiss “The MOAB Doctrine: Technically, Bombing Stuff is A Strategy” - The Fifth Column
Apr 14, 2017
052 w/ Eli Lake “Kinda Bombing the Sh*t Out of 'Em Right Now, Something About Susan Rice ” - The Fifth Column
Apr 07, 2017
051 w/ Rep Thomas Massie “Trump Care Postmortem, Protesting Putin, Two Painful Years in Yemen” - The Fifth Column
Mar 29, 2017
050 "Health Care Pileup, Burn All The Paintings, Donna Brazile's Kinda Sorry" - The Fifth Column
Mar 25, 2017
049 "Is GCHQ Wiretapping the Hell Outta That Thang?, Maddow's ManBearPig Exclusive" - The Fifth Column
Mar 18, 2017
048 "Ok, We Need to Talk About Russia, Worse Than Iraq, Non-troversies" - The Fifth Column
Mar 10, 2017
XXX w/ Dr Henry Louis Gates, Dr George Yancy “Race, History, and Identity” - The Fifth Column [Special Dispatch]
Mar 05, 2017
047 "Trump's Not State of the Union, Patriots & Anecdotes, The End of Ideology" - The Fifth Column
Mar 02, 2017
046 "Flynn Gets Fired, Incompetent Totalitarians, He Totally Called It" - The Fifth Column
Feb 16, 2017
045 w/ Damon Root "When Everything's a Crisis and Everyone's a Nazi..." - The Fifth Column
Feb 11, 2017
044 w/ Kevin Williamson "Fear, Loathing and that Muslim Ban" OR "Dangerous Ideas -- Courteously Discussed" - The Fifth Column
Feb 01, 2017
043 "Trump Stallone: POTUS, True Believer, First of His Name" - The Fifth Column
Jan 27, 2017
042 w/ Thad Russell "John Lewis: Moral Authoritarian for Hire, CNN vs Trump, Freed Manning" - The Fifth Column
Jan 19, 2017
041 "Unsubstantiated, Unverifiable, and Indisputably Entertaining" - The Fifth Column
Jan 11, 2017
040 "Johnny Walker -- Neat, #BLMKidnapping, and y'all still talkin bout Russia?" - The Fifth Column
Jan 07, 2017
039 "Tragedy in Berlin, About That New Cold-ish War, Obama's Failures and Successes" - The Fifth Column
Dec 30, 2016
038 "Russian Hackers, Escalation and Those Damn Emails" - The Fifth Column
Dec 20, 2016
037 w/ Kennedy "Trump's All Conflicted, Russia's All Scary, POTUS is Black" - The Fifth Column
Dec 15, 2016
036 "Fake News All The Way Down? The New Fred Phelps?" w/ Jimmy Failla, Jacob Siegel - The Fifth Column
Dec 09, 2016
035 w/ Glenn Garvin “Pissing on Fidel Castro's Grave, Jill Stein's Recount, and Trump's Tweets" - The Fifth Column
Dec 01, 2016
034 “White Nationalism: The Musical, Bogus News, Yeezus" - The Fifth Column
Nov 22, 2016
033 w/ Kat Timpf “The Passion of Steve Bannon, Ditching the Press Pool, Lebron's Posse" - The Fifth Column
Nov 18, 2016
032 w/ Andrew Schulz “President Trump: Worst Tuesday Ever?" - The Fifth Column
Nov 11, 2016
031 "Weld Says What?, Trump Not At Fault For KKK Support, and Kmele Calls In From Easter Island" - The Fifth Column
Nov 03, 2016
030 w/ Andrew Schulz “Lead Paint, Black Jeopardy, and Netflix & Mass Incarceration" - The Fifth Column
Oct 26, 2016
029 “Pre Debate Jitters, And There's Just Something About Mosul” - The Fifth Column
Oct 19, 2016
028 “Billy Bush: The Real Victim Here, Avoiding World War III" - The Fifth Column
Oct 13, 2016
027 w/ Gary Johnson “Presidential Long Shots, VP Debates," - The Fifth Column
Oct 06, 2016
026 "Kmele's STILL an Uncle Tom, and Yet Another Aleppo Moment" - The Fifth Column
Sep 30, 2016
025 w/ Josh Zepps "Wild Speculation on Tulsa, Terrorism and Denzel" - The Fifth Column
Sep 21, 2016
024 "A Deplorable Basket of Aleppo, Hacked Email and Conspiracy Theories" - The Fifth Column
Sep 15, 2016
023 w/ Andrew Kirell "Trump's Mexican Day trip, Hillary's Alt-Right Syndrome" - The Fifth Column
Sep 01, 2016
022 w/ Buck Sexton "NSA Hacks, The ISIS Blame Game" - The Fifth Column
Aug 25, 2016
021 w/ Michael Malice "The Best-Worst Case for Trump/Hillary, Charter Schools are Super Racist" - The Fifth Column
Aug 18, 2016
020 "Olympic Twerking, Obama's Drone War Playbook, The Clinton Foundation, Ferguson: Two Years Later" - The Fifth Column
Aug 11, 2016
019 "How to Survive a Nuclear Holocaust, Welch-splaining Nato, Kmele's BLM Dust Up " - The Fifth Column
Aug 04, 2016
018 "The DNC Takes Philly , Ted Cruz's Dad Takes Grassy Knoll" - The Fifth Column (Updated)
Jul 27, 2016
017 "A Very Trump Convention, Ted Cruz Jujitsu" - The Fifth Column
Jul 21, 2016
016 "Rumors of Race Wars and POTUS's Solipsistic Eulogy" - The Fifth Column
Jul 13, 2016
015 "Trump’s Star, Hillary’s Email, Jonah Lehrer’s Comeback" - The Fifth Column
Jul 07, 2016
014 w/ Virgina Postrel "Brexit, Benghazi, The BET Awards" - The Fifth Column
Jun 29, 2016
013 "Islamic [REDACTED] and OJ Simpson: Trial of the Millennium" - The Fifth Column
Jun 22, 2016
012 "Terrorism, Gun Control and Magical Thinking” - The Fifth Column
Jun 14, 2016
011 w/ Anthony Fisher “Penultimate Primary, Shut Up Racist and Remembering Ali” - The Fifth Column
Jun 09, 2016
010 w/ Thaddeus Russell "The Strip Tease Convention, #MehTrump and Russell v Moynihan” - The Fifth Column
Jun 02, 2016
009 "Bernie Sanders: Arsonist, Freddie Gray & The Matter of Black Lives” - The Fifth Column
May 25, 2016
008 "Electoral Drive By, Getting Venezuela Entirely Wrong, Backhanded Endorsement” - The Fifth Column
May 18, 2016
007 w/ Charles C.W. Cooke "Fight Club Theoretics, Coates Can't Go Home Again” - The Fifth Column
May 11, 2016
006 "Primary Precognition, Panic at the WHCD” - The Fifth Column
May 04, 2016
005 w/ Andy Levy “Never Ending Primary, The Trump Doctrine, Occam's Razor” - The Fifth Column
Apr 29, 2016
004 “POTUS in Arabia, Creating A Drug Free World” - The Fifth Column
Apr 21, 2016
003 “Clinton vs Sanders, Incarcerating Climate Skeptics and Police Shooting Stats in Chicago” - The Fifth Column
Apr 15, 2016
002 “Sanders, Panamanian Secrets and Cop Shoots Black Dude” - The Fifth Column
Apr 08, 2016
001 "Terrorism, Trump and OJ's Still Totally Innocent” - The Fifth Column
Apr 02, 2016