Episodes

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

Kmele Foster @ 2022-01-19 22:00:08 -0800

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 about why how it all went down, when banal opinions became "harassment," and what we can expect from the The Gist 2.0. Is Kmele being prioritized for Covid treatment? Because, ya know... Mike Pesca gets pushed out of Slate (for referencing, but not saying, a magic word) Bull Connor's boss, Steve A "harassment-worthy" opinion Was anyone brave and did they call bullshit? Ummm... N-words and Mohammad cartoons Insert $5 for more podcast...

342 "DRAFT"

Kmele Foster @ 2022-01-14 13:00:05 -0800

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

Kmele Foster @ 2022-01-07 16:00:06 -0800

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 secret ghostwriters behind Kmele's Twitter account...*Note: It's someone else's fault, obviously, but allow us to extend a half-hearted apology...

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

Kmele Foster @ 2021-12-29 11:00:05 -0800

A Covid Christmas A Merry Kwanzaa Before you eulogize the dead, I have stupid tweet you should consider Matt sort of emptywheels Harry Reid Planes, Trains, and superspreader events Yes, there are no tests The usual Covid frustrations The Webb Hubbell telescope The Memorial shutdown The non-historians lecture us on history Destroy the idols of Americanism What on Earth is the Flatbush Remonstrance? 61cca4d7640f5d0012e94b6a

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

Kmele Foster @ 2021-12-16 22:00:10 -0800

Back for his third (we think?) visit, the scourge of crackpots and charlatans, America's greatest ginger, and our favorite congressman...Rep. Peter Meijer! Look, it's not a great time for the Republican Party Unity! Now get the fuck out What Rep, Meijer wrong about January 6th Dear Congress: gimme some truth about January 6th Why Nancy Pelosi wanted impeachment to fail To get out of an anti-democratic moment, we must have even less democracy "You voted to impeach and your career has been weird ever since" - Matt Welch Was that terrorism? Or just a bunch of delusional losers Is the...

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