The Fifth Column - Analysis, Commentary, Sedition
191 w/ David French "American Racism, SCOUTS Stuff, Qualified Immunity"
w/ David French, Senior Editor @ The Dispatch and Columnist @ Time
- Help With Your Down Payment?
- A Busy Day For SCOTUS
- 2A, Qualified Immunity (Part I), Expanding Civil Rights
- Thought Crimes
- On Racism (and Anti Racism)
- The Worst Dinner Party
- The Censorship Impulse
- Gone With the Wind, Song of the South
- The Lost Cause... Myth?
- What Northerners Really Want
- Still in Love w/ Daisy Duke
- Anti-racism Must Be Anti-race
- Walk Humbly, Seek Justice, See the Humanity in Your Ops
- Qualified Immunity (Part II) -- Why Qualified Immunity Matters
Recorded: June 15, 2020
Published: June 16, 2020
198 w/ Nancy Rommelmann "There's a Riot Goin' On"
Guest: Nancy Rommelmann, journalist and author of To the Bridge: A True Story of Motherhood and MurderNancy Rommelmann, friend of the Fifth and former resident of Portland, Amerikkka, returns from the ramparts of the revolution with news, anecdotes, and a glimpse at our glorious future. Alis volat propriis. So we asked our very own Lady John Reed just what the hell is happening in the insurrectionist precincts of the Pacific Northwest...Nancy doesn't recognize parts of PortlandWhat everyone is getting wrong about the protests/riots/federal interventionWait, where is the Portland PD?Shares in a homemade body armor business are trading higher today...Why you're not hearing that amazing, hilarious, enlightening conversation we had about the secret app(It's because the SD card ran out of space and no one noticed...)We return after our tech screw up--much, much drunker--to talk history vs. journalismNo one arguing about colonial history knows anything about colonial historyIt sort of falls apart around this point...And by the way: stop telling us what we should care about
197 w/ Glenn Greenwald, Thomas Chatterton Williams "Hypocrisy, Controversy, Cancellations"
Glenn Greenwald,Co-Founder @ The InterceptAuthor, "No Place to Hide"Thomas Chatterton WilliamsContributing Writer @ New York Times MagAuthor, "Self Portrait in Black and White"After a little internet drama related to the Harper's Open Letter, Kmele got together w/ Thomas and Glenn to discuss.Why we needed "A Letter on Justice and Debate"Why Glenn isn't a SignatoryWhat is Cancel CultureDo we really need to talk about this RIGHT NOWEvangelism or ExcommunicationHypocrisy and Healthier ConversationsRecorded July 24, 2020Published July 27, 2020
UNLOCKED - Patreon Dispatch #29 🎁 - The Williamsburg Tapes - This Podcast is Lava
We haven't unlocked a Patreon episode since way back in February. But we (Moynihan) were feeling generous, so here's a paywalled bonus episode from July 13, liberated for all of you cheapskates. You're welcome.If you want a new subscriber-only episode every week (plus slurring live Zoom calls, lost episodes, mail bag episodes, a community of like-minded psychos, etc), subscribe here!--------------For only the second time since the Bat Flu, the lads are back in the same room...and back at the Stupid Table™ in Williamsburg. The energy! The booze! The crosstalk! Kmele singing! Yay! It's an hour and half bull session covering the most important debates in America. Zum beispiel:- Moynihan's new CNBC show "Stock Monstah Dood!"- Getting psyched about--and possibly auditioning for--a show Kmele loves but has never seen- Kmele is Mr. 2X. Moynihan is Mr. Angry Irishman Driver- Understanding the core of the anti-racist project- Matt's formative moment as an 18-year-old journalist- The privileged people who hate really privileged people- Yes, the lads talk about the endless LETTER WARS- Kmele rants about a Jo Jorgensen tweet- What does it mean to be anti-racist?- If they win, we will all will end up living in a joyless world- Back to Bay Ridge (and coming upon a pro-NYPD protest)