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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.

Important Changes For Farm Subsidies, Working Families, And Education

Lori Sanders, associate vice president of federal affairs at the R Street Institute, and Gracy Olmstead, associate managing editor at the Federalist, discuss farming, agriculture subsidies, USDA funding in the Trump budget, and the changing relationship between education and employment. What can the government do to improve the employment system for working parents and their…

Unpacking The Context of U.S.-Russia Relations and Foreign Policy

Paul J. Saunders is Executive Director of the Center for the National Interest and an expert on foreign policy, national security, and Russia. Saunders joins Federalist Radio to address some of the questions and concerns surrounding Russia, Rex Tillerson, General Flynn, and the dissonance between elites and the American people on foreign policy. Saunders explains…

Congressman Dave Brat On Policy, Angry Electorates, And Ethics

Congressman Dave Brat of Virginia’s 7th district joins Federalist Radio Hour to reflect on the last couple months of change and controversy in Congress. Brat discusses health care, tax reform, how to respond to an angry electorate, and the importance of a leader’s faith. Brat sheds light on how negotiations went down among the Freedom Caucus…

Weight Loss, Fitness, Drug Use, And More With Mike Riggs

Mike Riggs is a reporter at Reason Magazine and writes on nutrition and fitness in his newsletter “Protein Pancakes.” Riggs shares his story of transformation and how he quit smoking, drinking, and lost 90 pounds. Riggs explains the history of drug-use and testosterone therapy in the different fitness circles and professional sports. “Things changed dramatically in…

Stephen Hunter Explains His Novels, Movies, Gangsters, and Guns

Stephen Hunter is the author of twenty novels and the retired chief film critic for The Washington Post. He joins the Federalist Radio Hour to discuss writing, movies, guns, and his newest novel in his Bob Lee Swagger series, “G-Man.” Hunter contrasts the feelings of critiquing others’ work and putting his own work out their to be critiqued.…

Pat Buchanan on the Culture War, Populism, and Cable News

In the second half of a two-part interview, Pat Buchanan sits down with Ben Domenech to discuss the his own political career, the role faith plays in politics, and how his own populism compares to what Trump offers. Buchanan’s new book is, “Nixon’s White House Wars.” Buchanan’s speech at the 1992 RNC was a warning…

Pat Buchanan Shares Stories and Memos from Nixon’s White House

Patrick J. Buchanan’s new book, “Nixon’s White House Wars: The Battles That Made and Broke a President and Divided America Forever,” details his time as a speechwriter and senior adviser to President Nixon. Buchanan joins Federalist Radio to share stories from times of both success and defeat in media, politics, and the conservative movement. Buchanan describes…

How One Pro-Life Group is Seeking Out Abortion-Determined Women

The Human Coalition is a non-profit that combines the forces of technology, data, community outreach, and women’s care clinics to reach and serve abortion-determined women. Brian Fisher, president and CEO of The Human Coalition, joins Federalist Radio to share the unique ways they’re fighting the abortion industry and how men can have a role in…

Hadley Heath Manning on Health Policy, Medicaid Reform, and Miss USA

Hadley Heath Manning is a senior policy analyst and director of health policy at the Independent Women’s Forum. Manning shares her insights on Medicaid, the recent healthcare debate, and common sense ways conservatives can improve their health policy messaging. Manning explained alternatives to the current incentives for spending at the state level. “Medicaid needed reform before…

Covering Capitol Hill with the Reporters Behind Politico’s ‘Playbook’

The duo behind Politico’s Playbook and daily audio briefing, Jake Sherman and Anna Palmer, join Federalist Radio Hour to share a behind-the-scenes guide to their daily newsletter and what it’s like to cover Capitol Hill. They also discuss how Trump consumes the news, plus potential picks for the new FBI director. “Every morning, Jake and…