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The Federalist Radio Hour features a conversation on culture, religion, and politics with the editors and writers of The Federalist web magazine. Hosted by Ben Domenech with regular guests Mollie Hemingway and David Harsanyi, the show takes on controversies in America from a contrarian point of view.

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Ben Domenech is the publisher of The Federalist and writes The Transom, a daily subscription email for political insiders. He is also a senior fellow at The Heartland Institute, a former speechwriter and book editor, co-founder of Redstate and former co-host of the award winning Coffee and Markets podcast.

Guy Benson On Georgia’s Special Election and Blaming Political Rhetoric

Guy Benson is the political editor at TownHall.com, Fox News contributor, and co-author of the book, “End of Discussion.” Benson discusses the attack on free speech, political violence, the blaming of rhetoric. “We don’t like the blaming of rhetoric. We view that as a deliberate attempt to delegitimize the other side by saying, ‘Ah-ha, you’re…

Political Violence, Economic Populism, and Corporate Political Power

Christopher Bedford, editor-in-chief of the Daily Caller News Foundation, joins Ben Domenech on today’s show to discuss the escalation of political violence and protesters storming a “Julius Caesar” production. They also touch on how the business sector controlled by elite corporate leaders is another battle in the culture war conservatives have lost. The radical left…

Hemingway and Harsanyi Talk Vinyl Records, Having Children, and New TV

Senior editors Mollie Hemingway and David Harsanyi host Federalist Radio to discuss their record collections, current favorite bands, television shows, and more. “People think that records have a tremendous amount of value. They think, ‘Oh if you have a record collection it’s worth a lot of money,” Hemingway said. “I don’t collect music as a…

How Can Conservatives, Christians, and Environmentalists Co-Exist in Caring For Creation?

Joel Salatin is a self-described Christian libertarian environmentalist capitalist lunatic farmer. He joins Gracy Olmstead, associate managing editor, to make explain why environmentalism should not be reserved for secular liberals, but can be part of a Christian’s calling to stewardship. Salatin’s new book is “The Marvelous Pigness of Pigs: Respecting and Caring for all God’s Creation.” Salatin…

Discussing the Congressional Baseball Shooting and White House Palace Intrigue

Rosie Gray, White House correspondent for The Atlantic, joins Mary Katharine Ham on Federalist Radio. They discuss the breaking news of a shooting at the GOP congressional baseball practice Wednesday morning in Alexandria, Va. Gray also shares her reporting on President Trump’s revolving staff, palace intrigue, and the grueling job of a White House spokesperson.…

Summer Camping, Air Conditioning, And Scandals On ‘Bachelor In Paradise’

Senior writer Mary Katharine Ham and journalist Emily Miller sit down in studio to escape the summer heat. They discuss the war against air conditioning, summer camping trips, and the recently reported scandals taking place on this season of “Bachelor in Paradise.” Why would someone choose to live without air conditioning? “When you don’t have A/C,…

What Did We Learn From The Testimony Of James Comey?

Mollie Hemingway and David Harsanyi discuss the testimony of former FBI director James Comey, the calls for Trump’s impeachment, and other media hysterias. “Now we know, based on Comey’s own testimony that even Comey admits there was no Russia probe into Donald Trump,” Hemingway said. “It also shows, through his own testimony, that Comey was…

Podcast: Best of The Federalist Radio with Eberstadt, Ioffe, and Moore

Hear the best of The Federalist Radio Hour on today’s episode. Host Ben Domenech starts off the show with Nicholas Eberstadt, the Henry Wendt Chair in Political Economy at the American Enterprise Institute and author of Men Without Work: America’s Invisible Crisis. Eberstadt’s book dissects how many of America’s men are out of the workforce,…

Podcast: From White House to Bakery with Mark Furstenburg

Today on the Federalist Radio Hour, join Ben Domenech as he talks with Mark Furstenburg, owner of the bakery Bread Furst and the winner of the 2017 James Beard Foundation award winner for Outstanding Baker. On the show, Furstenburg describes his journey from White House to baker. After starting a bakery that was eventually burned…

Podcast: Discussing “Beach Books” and a declining education system with David Randall

Today on The Federalist Radio Hour, David Randall, the Director of Communications at the National Association of Scholars, joins Joy Pullmann to discuss the association’s newest Beach Book report and the trends such reports reveal. “Beach books” refers to the reading colleges will assign over the summer, most often to the incoming freshman class. Colleges…