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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... @wethefifth www.wethefifth.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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... @wethefifth www.wethefifth.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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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... @wethefifth www.wethefifth.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Twitter:

@wethefifth

Language:

English


Episodes

343 w/ Mike Pesca (ex-Slate, The Gist podcast) "Inexplicable Offense, Boring Exile, Triumphant Return"

1/20/2022
Almost a year after being run out of Slate for possession of an unpopular opinion, journalist and podcaster Mike Pesca joins the Fifth for his first post-controversy conversation on how it all went down, when banal opinions became "harassment," and what we can expect from the The Gist 2.0. but not sayingapprochal See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:01:42:45

342 "Positively Apocalyptic, Momentarily Conspiratorial, Just Keep Doing the Thing"

1/14/2022
Recorded: Jan 13th, 2022 Published: Jan 14th, 2022 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:01:42:28

341 w/ Matt Rosenberg (NYT) "A Coup'niversary, Domestic Lefty Neocons, Kidz n' Racecraft"

1/8/2022
He's brilliant. He has a Pulitzer Prize, And he's totally jacked. New York Times reporter Matthew Rosenberg, who was at the Capitol on January 6, 2021 and could definitely kick your ass, joins the Fifth to reflect on the riot, coup, insurrection, revolution, putsch, mass hate crime...whatever you want to call it. But hang around after the Rosenberg Coup Hour for a freewheeling postgame meditation on legal crime in New York City, upbraiding Moynihan for his bad parenting skills, and the...

Duration:02:22:17

340 "Merry Kovid Kwanzaa, Madden the Death Merchant, the Flatbush Remonstrance"

12/29/2021
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Duration:01:44:28

339 w/Rep. Peter Meijer - "The RINOvirus, Insurrection Deflection, DeSantis Claus's Xmas Miracle!"

12/17/2021
Back for his third (we think?) visit, the scourge of crackpots and charlatans, America's greatest ginger, and our favorite congressman...Rep. Peter Meijer! less See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:02:10:18

338 "Jussie's Truth, Putin's NATO, China's Games"

12/10/2021
Jussie Smollett's years-long legal drama careening toward its conclusion. New York City enacts the countries most expansive (and ill-conceived) COVID restrictions. While the Biden Administration sends diplomatic shots at Xi in China and navigates an increasingly tumultuous situation with Putin in Russia. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:01:54:02

337 w/ Steve Kornacki "Virginia is for Republicans, Dukakis's Carcasses, Waukesha Restraint"

11/26/2021
Joining us for his third appearance on the Fifth, one of the sexiest men on planet Earth, the man with his own cam, the smartest and least partisan person on cable news...Massachusetts's own Steve Kornacki! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:01:42:08

336 w/ Jonathan Adler "Bannon, Rittenhouse, and the Courts"

11/19/2021
w/ Jonathan Adler, Johan Verheij Memorial Professor of Law @ Case Western Reserve University - Three Stacks - Kanye ♥️ Drake - Steve Bannon's Day in Court - Google That - Hurry Up, Charge Him! - Black Panthers, Communist and MAGA Corps (Oh, My) - Seeing What We Want - Rittenhouse Rorschach - (Still More) Media Malpractice Recorded: November 17th, 2021 Published: November 19th, 2021 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:01:54:09

335 "Assata Shakur Elementary School-- Class of 2021"

11/7/2021
Recorded: 11/5/21 Published: 11/7/21 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:01:43:34

334 w/ Zaid Jilani "Jeff Toobin, Fapping Antifascist; The Terror Parents of Northern Virginia; A Bad Bisexual in a Bad Vest"

10/28/2021
w/ Zaid Jilani, former reporter at The Intercept and current substacker (inquiremore.com) Recorded: 10/28/21 Posted: 10/28/21 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:01:42:48

333 w/ Ethan Strauss "Locker Room Culture Wars, When Jokes Are Pretty Much Murder"

10/16/2021
w/ Ethan Strauss, (HNIC @ "House of Strauss" / Substack) Recorded: 10/16/21 Published: 10/14/21 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:01:48:32

332 w/ Robby Soave "Tech Panic, Phyrric Stalemate, Bifurcated Holiday"

10/11/2021
w/ Robby Soave, (Senior Editor @ Reason - Author, "Tech Panic") Recorded: 10/6/21 Published: 10/10/21 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:01:32:21

331 w/ Katie Herzog "Once Upon A Time In Williamsburg, Wizard of Ozy"

10/2/2021
w/ Katie Herzog, Host @ "Blocked and Reported" Recorded: 9/30/21 Published: 10/2/21 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:01:58:15

330 w/ Antonio Garcia Martínez "Would Apple Hire Steve Jobs, Conservatives Hate Big Tech"

9/24/2021
W/ Antonio Garcia Martínez, Propritor @ "The Pull Request" Recorded: 9/22/21 Published: 9/24/21 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:01:52:06

329 "Recall Flops, Covid Recount, Forgetting Afghanistan -- Again"

9/17/2021
- Bacon Egg and Cheese (Late Capitalism Edition) - The Met Gala -- America's Most Glamours Tax Shelter - Hetro Negative - No Sex Cults for Kmele - Democrat Wins Most Democratic State - Larry Elder: White Nationalist? - The Republican Trump Conundrum - How Long Can Democrats Run Against Donald Trump - "She was in coach!" - Covid Hospitlziations, Vaccine Booster Controversy - Protecting the Vaccinated - Bob Woodward's New Trump Book - Gen Mark Milley Called the CCP - Trump:...

Duration:01:37:30

328 w/ Josh Szeps “Living in the Lockdown Under”

9/9/2021
-- Aussie Impressions of a Missing Moynihan -- A Gay Dad’s Homophobia -- Australian Federalism; Who Knew? -- Libertarianism, Shmibertarianism! -- Islands Are Weird, Man -- QR Covid Tracking Is Totally Fine -- Concentration Camp or Exercise Yard? -- Anti-Science Quarantines -- What Tucker Carlson Got Wrong -- What Tyler Cowen Got Right -- The CRT/Abortion Parallels -- He’ll Come Visit Just as Soon as He Can Escape! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:01:20:59

327 "Autumn in Kabul, Askew in Texas"

9/3/2021
- Lead Astray - Wrong Line - Blues Traveler - Sugar in his Tank - When in Kabul - Repeal/Replace/Keep the AUMF for another 20 years? - Matt's Basement is Flooding (No, Really) - 1/2 Trimester - The Reverend Dr. James P Eagle Sr - The Rule of Law - Playin Coach - Reading Playboy for the... Ads? Recorded: 9/1/21 Published: 9/2/21 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:01:38:33

326 w/ Eli Lake "Afghan Withdrawal, Pandemic Surrender, Daddy Issues"

8/25/2021
W/ Eli Lake, Opinion Columnist @ Bloomberg - New Dad - Moynihan's Big Night Out - Things to Remember (or Naw) - Meet Gutter (He Kidnaps Kids) - Whose on Top - The Most Inevitable Thing in the World - Hard Limits - Public Sentiments - Vietnam Syndrome - Hip Hop Conservatives - Afghan Clean Up - The Afghanistan Variant Recorded: 8/23/21 Published: 8/25/21 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:02:02:26

325 w/ David French "Systemic Racism, Earnest Disagreement, About Those CRT Bans"

8/10/2021
W/ David French - Various Notes on the Amy Cooper Interview - The Enablers - Earnest Disagreement - The Two Illiberal Wings of Twitter - False Dichotomies, All The Way Down - Negative Partisanship and the Politics of Animosity - When ‘Your’ Base Turns on You - The Home Teams Defect - Structural, Systemic, Real, Imagined - Revising the CRT Bans - The Empty Promise of CRT Published: 8/10/21 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:01:25:47

324 "Simmon's Flu Game, Why Amy Cooper Matters, Bet on the House?"

7/29/2021
Recorded: 7.27.2021 Published: 7.29.2021 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:01:48:21