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The Fifth Column (A Podcast)

The Fifth Column, Matt Welch, Michael C. Moynihan, Kmele

Your weekly rhetorical assault on the news cycle, the people who make it, and occasionally ourselves.


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Latest Issues

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Members Only #206 - Hitting From the Ladies' Tee

Kid rapping Saturday Night Fever is dark, dark movie Girl dadding Anti-communist manifestos On Andrew and Israel Big bombs in Iraq: not so fast, Andrew! The normalization of extremism Don’t be Paul Robeson What it means to be “anti-war’ Deh...

a month ago

Firehose #87: A Range of Views

On the podcast, amongst ourselves, at our workplaces current and former, and betwixt our beloved listeners, we enjoy coming at and hearing about the horrors and amusements of life from a range of different viewpoints. Including—especially!—...

a month ago

#449 - The Prince of Tide Pools (w/ Andrew Sullivan)

Third time’s even more charming! Andrew “Cheech” Sullivan is back, puffing away and ruminating on Israel, Iraq, conservatives, the trans movement, loud music from bluetooth speakers, the awfulness of Trump (who won’t be a dictator, btw), th...

a month ago

Members Only #205 - Almost Lost, Unfortunately Found

Last month’s “Second Sunday” broadcast was fun, boozy, and…almost lost. We won’t point any fingers—though they might be jabbed in the direction of a certain someone during the recording—but through a Peter Jackson-like audio excavation, it ...

a month ago


The writers behind this newsletter.

  • The Fifth Column

    Picking apart the news cycle, interrogating their guests, and always imbibing responsibly. more

  • Matt Welch

    Co-conspirator, The Fifth Column. more

  • Michael C. Moynihan

    Co-host of The Fifth Column Podcast

  • Kmele

    Agitator, Skeptic, Optimist. more

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