The Fifth Column - Analysis, Commentary, Sedition
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
301 - "Five Years of Impending Doom, Chauvin on Trial, Blowin Money Fast"
(In No Particular Order)Live From New YorkDRINKAOC AMACDC Press ConferenceMask 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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