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From their enclave in midtown Manhattan, Michael Moynihan (Vice News, The Daily Beast), Matt Welch (Reason) and Kmele Foster (Freethink) pick apart the news, interrogate their 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?

From their enclave in midtown Manhattan, Michael Moynihan (Vice News, The Daily Beast), Matt Welch (Reason) and Kmele Foster (Freethink) pick apart the news, interrogate their 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?
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From their enclave in midtown Manhattan, Michael Moynihan (Vice News, The Daily Beast), Matt Welch (Reason) and Kmele Foster (Freethink) pick apart the news, interrogate their 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?

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Episodes

106 w/ Ken ‘Popehat’ White and Damon Root “Justice Kennedy Quits, Various Other Things SCOUTS”

6/28/2018
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Foster and Fisher are joined by legendary civil liberties attorney Ken White (of Popehat blogger and Twitter fame) and Damon Root (Reason’s resident SCOTUS journalo and the author of “Overruled”) to chop up the Justice Anthony Kennedy’s surprise retirement announcement, his legacy, and the confirmation shitstorm that’s sure to come. Also on tap: - SPLC’s capitulation to Maajid Nawaz’s defamation suit - SCOTUS upholds the travel ban, busts public sector unions, and tells cops to get a...

Duration:01:34:30

105 w/ Michael Tracey “Immigration Upset, Child Separation, Very Bad Things”

6/21/2018
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(Recorded: January 20th, 2018) w/ Michael Tracey, Roving Journalist and Correspondent @TYTNetwork - Never Give Up - Woke at Whole Foods - Why do they hate Tracey - Eschewing the pretense of objectivity. - The exceptional lying of President Trump. - Trump vs Obama on immigration - On the media and reactions and anti-media animus - Bernie the Trumpist - Tariffs don’t mean the Western alliance is crumbling. - The media needs constant Trumpocalypse -...

Duration:01:42:12

104 “When Trump met Kim, Neo Confederates, Strictly 4 My Sniglets”

6/14/2018
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(Recorded June 13th, 2018) IN THIS DISPATCH: - Is the Western Alliance kaput? Does it matter? - Did Trump hand Kim a propaganda win, and if so, isn’t averting nuclear war the bigger win? - North Korea shares a border with Russia and Rachel Maddow is ON IT - Moynihan shows up late - It’s Trump’s GOP until further notice and they’re cool with “neo-Confederate” candidates, thank you very much - Michelle Wolf “comedically” slams Bari Weiss for something she never did - Welch hates...

Duration:01:56:41

103 w/ Josh Zeeps “Kim Kardashian: Humanitarian, Presidential Privileges, Primate Jokes”

6/8/2018
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INTRO - Australia to Boston accent of the world - Clive James’s death watch - Kanye drops “Ye” - Slavery may be a choice after all - Kat Timpf falls out of a tree… - Jim Acosta was wrong about Kim Kardashian - Bill Clinton is a widower - Bill Clinton is the real victim, but he’s kinda sorry too - Moynihan goes full “fxck your interns” - Free Love - Pardon Me (Myself) - Death By China - Josh Zepps, Globalist - Starbucks/Roseanne/Samantha Bee - BIG SWINGING APE BALLS – (It...

Duration:01:36:51

102 w/ Jacob Mchangama “Clear and Present Danger”

5/29/2018
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(Recorded May 25th, 2018) A conversation w/ Jacob Mchangama, Host of ‘Clear and Present Danger: A History of Free Speech” podcast. (http://www.freespeechhistory.com) - Pronouncing Mchangama - A Bit of Free Speech History - Cartoon Jihad - Panic and Crisis - Culture and Legislation - Filthy Jokes - ‘The Great Awokening’ - An Abrupt Ending “Jacob Mchangama is the founder and executive director of Justitia a think tank focusing on human rights and a Visiting Scholar at Columbia’s...

Duration:01:21:43

101 “Israel vs Palestine, IDW Skepticism, The Very Best Writer Alive”

5/18/2018
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(Recorded May 16th, 2018) - “Are You Black?” - Calling the Cops on Black Kids - Isreal and Palestine: A Primer (Deliberately Calibrated to Infuriate Everyone) - Michael Cohen: Maker of Great Deals - When Everyone Hates (But No One Bothers to Read), Your Work - When Everyone Loves (But No One Bothers to Read), Your Work

Duration:01:55:51

100 “In Defense of Red-Pill Kanye West, Trump Subpoena, Press Freedom Day”

5/4/2018
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(Recorded May 3rd, 2018) 18:00+ Host Grab-Assing 20:00+ Defending Red-Pill Kanye, Why Slavery is Always YOUR fault 36:00+ Morrissey’s Politics, Lennon’s Domestic Violence 40:00+ Coping with Persistent (and almost certainly imaginary) Threats on Your Life 45:00+ Phrase Politics, Welch goes off the reservation 50:00+ Moynihan’s Perpetually Offended 53:00+ Stormy Daniels 74:00+ Inside the Fox Green Room ALSO: - Trade Talk - The Best Tinted Glasses - The WHCD, Press Freedom...

Duration:01:44:26

099 “A Conversation w/ Bret Weinstein and Heather Heying”

5/1/2018
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(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...

Duration:01:45:35

098 “Joy Reid’s LGBT Issues, Kanye’s Red Pill, Black Guys Walks Into a Starbucks”

4/25/2018
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(Recorded: April 24, 2018) Matt’s surprisingly strong opinions about Kanye West’s endorsement of Candace “Red Pill Black” Owens. Joy Reid wasn’t a huge fan of the gays, wrote some questionable things on the subject, and it appears Kmele is ready to forgive her. Rand Paul’s latest flip-flop (Fisher is unimpressed). Trump bros-out with French president Macron. ALSO: Extended notes on the Starbucks Controversy, spontaneous reggae outbursts, impromptu seance, and a surprise...

Duration:01:40:01

097 “Facebook Hearings, Gas Attacks, Abortion & Murder, Race & IQ” w/ Kat Timpf and Ben Dreyfuss

4/17/2018
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PROGRAMMING NOTE: Sorry for the unusually tardy release. This conversation was recorded approximately five days ago (prior to the most recent intervention in Syria), but the release was delayed by matters of great significance and urgency (which I won’t bother to outline here). All the same, it’s still a very fine vintage. (Recorded: April 12, 2018) with: Ben Dreyfuss (Mother Jones) and Kat Timpf (Fox News Channel, National Review) - Facebook Congressional Hearings - The...

Duration:01:41:45

096 w/ Amy Chua “Political Tribes: Group Instinct and the Fate of Nations” (Special Dispatch)

4/3/2018
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(Recorded: March 27, 2018) A conversation w/ Amy Chua (@amychua), Yale law professor and author of numerous books including: “Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother”, ”The Triple Package”, ”World on Fire”, and her latest book “Political Tribes: Group Instinct and the Fate of Nations”. “Today, no group in America feels comfortably dominant. Every group feels attacked, pitted against other groups not just for jobs and spoils but for the right to define the nation’s identity. In these conditions,...

Duration:00:55:54

095 “March for Our Lives, How to Journalist, So Moonshined” w/ Tom Slater and Tina Nguyen

3/29/2018
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(Recorded: March 28, 2018) with Tom Slater, Deputy Editor @ Spike’d Tina Nguyen, Politics and Media Reporter @ Vanity Fair Marching for our Lives, Poisoning Spies, Activist Journalist… - Moonshine, Poison (Half a Helping of Each) - Killing Marco Rubio - Teenage Sainted Activist Student Journalist - Making America Great Again + Putting Y’all Back in Chains - Kevin Williamson Moves to The Atlantic (Assorted Persons Freakout) - Garbology - How to Be Pro Brexit w/o Going Full...

Duration:01:42:32

094 w/ Jody Avirgan “Enhanced Interrogation, Free Speech, Twitter Mobs”

3/16/2018
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Recorded: March 15, 2018 We’ve got FiveThirtyEight’s Jody Avirgan in the studio. Matt is on assignment someplace. This Week: Is there a free speech “crisis” on campus? Moynihan and Jody’s considerably different approached to sparking media frenzies. PLUS: Rex, we hardly knew ye (literally). But was he all that stood between us and the CIA’s “enhanced interrogation” dominatrix?

Duration:01:41:52

093 “Flirting w/ North Korea, Back Channeling w/ Stormy Daniels”

3/10/2018
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Recorded: March 1, 2018. Welch, Moynihan, Fisher and Foster are in attendance. An increasingly unlikely Presidential visit to North Korea. A seemingly permeable steel and aluminum tariff. A growing interest in POTUS’s indiscretions w/ a Porn Star And Sam Numbers media psyop and/or breakdown Pertianant Notes: - “A Strange new respect…” - “A tribute vice pays to virtue…” - “The Q got that D…” BTC: 1262cXpJkHECVSiLU5iktcqbCW5oz8tJei ETH: 0xD4BB6B1784541A27FE046AA1963329a9672c3f04

Duration:01:42:25

092 Hopeless Gun Debates, Bulletproof Oscar Predictions w/ Sonny Bunch and Andy Levy

3/2/2018
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Recorded: March 1, 2018. Oscar Talk: Best and Worst, Most Overrated and Ryan Gosling Stick Talk: AR-15s, Scool Shootings, The National Rifle Association, and Due Process. featuring ANDY LEVY Senior Producer of the “S.E. Cup Unfiltered” on HLN SONNY BUNCH Executive Editor @ The Washington Free Beacon Co-Host @ The Weekly SubStandard Podcast

Duration:01:32:48

091 w/ Andy Levy “Black Panthers, Richard Spencer’s Advocate, Ban All the Porn” - The Fifth Column

2/16/2018
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(Recorded: February 13th 2018) “Whenever I hear some bigmouth in Washington or the Christian heartland banging on about the evils of sodomy or whatever, I mentally enter his name in my notebook and contentedly set my watch. Sooner rather than later, he will be discovered down on his weary and well-worn old knees in some dreary motel or latrine, with an expired Visa card, having tried to pay well over the odds to be peed upon by some Apache transvestite.” - Hitch - The Great (XXL) Black...

Duration:01:29:53

090 “About That Nunes Memo, Red Pills and Foreign Policy”

2/2/2018
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Recorded February 1st 2018

Duration:01:49:18

089 w/ Bari Weiss “And Mueller Gets Fired at the End”

1/27/2018
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w/ Bari Weiss (@bariweiss), Staff editor and writer @ New York Times Opinion (Former Wall Street Journal, Tablet Magazine) An expansive, high-quality dispatch that was unfortunately marred by technical mishaps. It’s not actually Fishers fault (quite the contrary in fact). xpan Things improve considerably as the release goes on. Recorded: January 25th, 2018

Duration:01:48:30

088 “Deepest Shithole Imaginable”

1/16/2018
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Moynihan is back, Matt was an illegal immigrant, and Kmele was *front* row for Lebron vs. Steph. Plus: DACA. FISA. Shit. #MeToo. Recorded: January 15, 2018

Duration:01:27:24

087 “Fire & Fury, Prosecuting of James Risen”

1/7/2018
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Recorded: January 5th, 2017 - Kmele’s Axioms of Child Rearing - Long on Fury, Short on Fire - Red Flags, Fake News on Facebook - Trump’s Tax Cut, Regulation Busting - Heather Mac Donald vs. Everybody

Duration:01:38:11