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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.

John Miller on Journalism Education and the Future of News Media

John Miller, director of the DOW journalism program at Hillsdale College and writer at National Review, joins Federalist Radio Hour to discuss journalism, j-school students, higher education, and technological changes in how we consume books and essays. Miller said he believes that no student should ever major journalism, but that there will be continue to…

Studying Trump’s Foreign Affairs with Russia, China, and Radical Islam

Paul Coyer is a historian, a professor at the Institute of World Politics, and a contributing editor at Providence: A Journal of Christianity and American Foreign Policy.  Coyer discussed the foreign policy challenges facing the new administration including relationships with Russia, China, and radical Islam. Coyer discussed the balance between the dangers of extreme American exceptionalism and the…

Megan McArdle On Valentine’s Day, Marriage, and Tips for the Home Cook

Megan McArdle, columnist at Bloomberg View, joins Federalist Radio to offer her best advice and economical perspective on Valentine’s Day, restaurants, and cooking at home. McArdle and Domenech also discuss what the data says about couples who marry, divorce, or cohabitate. As a self-claimed “food communist”, McArdle explains the most economical ways to eat out…

How American Culture Must Restore Its Schools, Art, Families, and Institutions

Joy Pullmann, managing editor at The Federalist, interviews professor and author Dr. Anthony Esolen on Federalist Radio. Esolen discusses his latest book, “Out of the Ashes: Rebuilding American Culture” and how we can save art, beauty, music from the crumbling institutions of Western civilization and the sexual revolution. Dr. Esolen also shared the story of…

The Biggest Issues Facing Our Navy and Military Strategy Across the Seas

Bryan McGrath is deputy director of the Center for American Seapower at the Hudson Institute. McGrath joins Federalist Radio to discuss a range of national security issues facing our Navy, including the size of its fleet, the Western Pacific, and military technology. McGrath said we have overused the Navy while it’s become progressively smaller. “When the…

The Man Behind the Sting: Fighting Child Slavery in the U.S. and Abroad

Tim Ballard is the founder and CEO of Operation Underground Railroad, an organization dedicated to rescuing victims of human trafficking, child slavery, and bringing justice to their perpetrators. Ballard joins Federalist Radio to discuss the horrific details of this industry and how his team partners with law enforcement on operations around the world. “There are…

Mary Katharine Ham on Tom Brady, Roger Goodell, and Superbowl Halftime Shows

Mary Katharine Ham hosts today’s Federalist Radio to discuss this Sunday’s big game, including the politicized commercials, expectations Lady Gaga’s half time performance, Commissioner Roger Goodell’s latest antics, and of course Superbowl food. Rich Cromwell, senior contributor at The Federalist, explains why America needs to root for the Patriots. Guy Benson, editor at TownHall.com, gives his…

A Historical Look at Totalitarianism Through Vaclav Benda and Charter 77

Flagg Taylor is a professor at Skidmore College and author of the new book, “The Long Night of the Watchman: Essays by Vaclav Benda.” In light of the 40th anniversary of Charter 77, Taylor and Domenech discuss some of the key figures in Czech history and the totalitarian regimes that rose in the wake of…

Who Is Neil Gorsuch? And More on the Future of the Supreme Court

Carrie Severino, chief counsel and policy director of the Judicial Crisis Network, joins Federalist Radio to discuss the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch, his credentials, and the Senate confirmation process. “In [Gorsuch’s] writing style, in the types of arguments he makes, really evokes Justice Scalia,” Severino said. “Very entertaining, very thoughtful and well-argued. His commitment…

What Polling Data Tell Us About Immigration, Policing, and Discrimination

Emily Ekins, research fellow and director of polling at the Cato Institute, shared some of her latest polling data on Federalist Radio. Domenech and Ekins discuss what polling says about immigration, refugees, cops, and the differences between Democratic women and Republican women who say they’ve been discriminated against. Sometimes media coverage or reactions shared on…