The Fifth Column (A Podcast)
The Fifth Column
304 w/ Paul Rossi - "Verdicts, Reckonings, High School Indoctrination"

304 w/ Paul Rossi - "Verdicts, Reckonings, High School Indoctrination"

w/ Paul Rossi (Math Teacher and Writer)

A verdict in the trial of Derek Chauvin, the former officer convicted of murdering George Floyd, is an undeniable milestone for the entire country with wide-ranging implications for American media, politics, and culture. Had things gone differently, America would likely have seen another outbreak of "mostly peaceful protest" -- seasons with healthy smatterings of outright political violence.

And in K-12 classrooms across the country, another phase of America's 'racial justice' cultural war continues to play out. Paul Rossi joins our distinguished triumvirate to share details of the still-unfolding drama he incited by voicing opposition to one elite Manhattan private school's critical race theory-inspired antiracism programming.


  • Adam Toledo

  • Ma'Khia Bryant

  • "Kindly Inquisitors"

  • Why one Miami Venue REFUSED to host @wethefifth live recording (Hint: "It's cause somebody got' that transphobia." SMH)

Recorded: 4.21.2021

Published: 4.23.2021

"Just cuz I'm a freak, don't mean that we could hit the sheets" - Gregory Jacobs

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The Fifth Column (A Podcast)
The Fifth Column
Your weekly rhetorical assault on the on the news cycle, the people who make it, and occasionally ourselves. Kmele Foster (Freethink), Michael Moynihan (Vice), and Matt Welch (Reason) talk and laugh and drink their way to at least quasi-sanity in a world gone mad, often with the aid of clean and articulate guests. Weekly Members Only subscription edition often comes with listener mail and professional-quality (if inappropriate) singing. Analysis. Commentary. Sedition.