McKay Coppins on Paul Ryan, White House Media Coverage, and Tucker Carlson

McKay Coppins, staff writer at The Atlantic and author of “The Wilderness,” joins Federalist Radio to discuss the healthcare fail by Paul Ryan. Coppins also shares about his interactions with Donald Trump and his profile of Fox News host Tucker Carlson. “You can make just as much of a case against House leadership,” he said.…

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Tom Nichols on The Death of Expertise: The Campaign Against Established Knowledge

Tom Nichols is a professor at the Naval War College, Jeopardy champion, and author of the new book, “The Death of Expertise: The Campaign Against Established Knowledge and Why it Matters.” Nichols joins Ben Domenech on Federalist Radio to discuss how increasing access to technology, information, and education has lead to a rejection of experts…

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Vanishing Neighbors, Losing Community, and the Importance of Grit

Marc Dunkelman is the author of “The Vanishing Neighbor: The Transformation of American Community,” and he joins Federalist Radio to discuss an epochal shift in our social landscapes and daily interactions that have always been essential in civil discourse and compromise. Dunkelman discusses how both technology and disappearing institutions have changed the type of people…

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Shane Harris on Wikileaks, Hacking, and FBI Investigating Trump-Russia Links

Shane Harris, senior writer on national security at the Wall Street Journal, joins the Federalist Radio to discuss James Comey’s hearing this week, current FBI investigations, CIA hacking operations, and other Wikileaks stories. “Reporting on this story is like feeling your way around in a dark room,” Harris said. “The sense that I have gotten…

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A Scientific Narrative of Memory, Amnesia, and the Human Brain

Science journalist Michael Lemonick tells the story of Lonnie Sue Johnson, a woman whose unique memory loss has led to groundbreaking studies in neuroscience, learning, and memory. Lemonick is the opinion editor at the Scientific American and his new book is “The Perpetual Now: A Story of Amnesia, Memory, and Love.” After an infection burned…

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Lessons Learned on Faith in Politics in the Obama White House

Senior editor Mollie Hemingway interviews Michael Wear, a former White House staffer serving the President Obama’s faith-based initiatives and evangelical outreach. Wear is the author of “Reclaiming Hope: Lessons Learned in the Obama White House About the Future of Faith in America.” Wear recounts how Obama’s faith messaging and invitations to people of faith was…

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This Week in the Trump Administration with Rebecca Berg

Rebecca Berg is a national political reporter at RealClear Politics and a political analyst at CNN. She sits down with Mary Katharine Ham in studio to recap this week’s news from the White House including Trump’s budget, the health care bill, the upcoming SCOTUS confirmation hearing, and the hiring of Omarosa as an assistant to…

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Don Boudreaux on Free Trade, American Manufacturing, and Economics

Don Boudreaux is a Senior Fellow with the F. A. Hayek Program for Advanced Study in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. He joins today’s Federalist radio to dispel the myths about trade and how it’s impacted middle class living standards. They also discuss the economics of healthcare, manufacturing,…

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Rod Dreher on the Future of Christian Communities in a Post-Christian Nation

Rod Dreher is a senior editor at the American Conservative and author of the new book, “The Benedict Option: A Strategy for Christians in a Post-Christian Nation.” Dreher joins Federalist Radio to explain the ancient ways of the Benedict Option, the roots of religious decline in America, and how Christians can save their culture and…

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Alejandro Villanueva: U.S. Army Ranger and NFL Offensive Lineman

Alejandro Villanueva is an offensive tackle for the Pittsburgh Steelers, former Army Ranger, and Bronze Star recipient. He joins Federalist Radio to discuss his career in the military, the NFL, the transition between the two, and fishing in rural Pennsylvania. Villanueva described growing up on a military base in Spain, watching Marines land and his…

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