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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.

Recapping the Final Presidential Debate with Andrew Stiles, Charlie Sykes

Ben Domenech, publisher of The Federalist, wraps up the final debate of 2016 and discusses what will happen after November 8th. He is joined by Andrew Stiles, political reporter at Heat Street, and Charlie Sykes, radio host and editor in chief of RightWisconsin.com. The first half hour of the debate was particularly substantial on issues…

Trump’s Next Move, WikiLeaks, and Conservative Media with Lachlan Markay

Lachlan Markay, reporter at the Washington Free Beacon, discussed expectations for the final presidential debate tonight and his reporting on WikiLeaks and the Podesta emails. Ben Domenech and Markay also explain the conservative digital media amidst the mainstream media landscape. What direction will Donald Trump aim his attacks in the last debate against Hillary Clinton?…

Kevin Madden Says 2016 Campaigns Are Driven by Grievances, Not Ideals

Republican Strategist Kevin Madden sits down with Ben Domenech to discuss the frustrations, debates, and impact of the 2016 election compared to past presidential campaigns. This election cycle seems to be driven more by grievances than higher ideals, Madden said. “This is a race to see who hits the bottom last and we may lose…

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Ben Jacobs Talks Trump Rallies, Splintered Media, and Stolen Elections

Ben Jacobs, political reporter for The Guardian, joined Ben Domenech in studio to discuss this week’s election news, the country’s heightened distrust in the media, and Trump’s influence on future politicians and down-ballot Republicans. “There haven’t been people yet conscientiously modeling themselves after Trump, trying to adopt the avatar,” Jacobs said. “Part of it is…

Sexual Assault, Title IX Overreach, and Sexy Harambe with Robby Soave

Robby Soave, associate editor at Reason Magazine, joins Federalist Radio to discuss the latest ludicrous college campus Title IX cases, the victims accusing Donald Trump of sexual assault, and problematic Halloween costumes. Because of Title IX and the Office of Civil Rights, university students have become more aggressive in asking these institutions to prevent harassment. “Not…

Rebranding Conservatism, October Surprises, and Trump’s Alleged Groping

April Ponnuru, senior advisor at the Conservative Reform Network, joined the Federalist Radio Hour to discuss the trouble with the Republican party’s brand, the current meltdowns surrounding the Trump campaign, and other October surprises. With the weight of stagnant wages, rising college tuition, and other economic downturns, working Americans have had a hard time believing conservatives…

What You Need to Know About Cybersecurity, Wikileaks, and Bitcoin

Andrea O’Sullivan is the program manager of the technology policy program for the Mercatus Center where she combines her interests in economics, cryptology, alternate currency, and emerging technologies. She joined Ben Domenech in studio to discuss the recent hackings of government data, Hillary Clinton’s emails, and the future of Bitcoin. Institutions and countries are facing cyber…

Kelly Riddell on Republican Women, GOP Leadership, and Working Class Voters

Kelly Riddell, deputy opinion editor at the Washington Times, joined Ben Domenech on Federalist Radio to discuss how Republicans have failed to communicate with the working middle class and the recent anger and frustration at Donald Trump coming from Republican women. There is a lack of awareness from the establishment that the Republican base really does…

Reviewing the Second Presidential Debate, Trump’s Vulgar Audio, and Oktoberfest

Mollie Hemingway and David Harsanyi give their top takeaways from the second Presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. They also discuss Trump’s vulgar recorded conversation about women in 2005 and some strong opinions on Halloween and Oktoberfest. This debate was unlike anything in all of American political history. “It did seem very surreal…

College Football, Presidential Debates, Birth Control, and Mental Health

Mary Katharine Ham, senior writer, and Gracy Olmstead, associate managing editor, host today’s Federalist Radio Hour to discuss college football, the vice president debate, birth control, mental health, and more. After attending the Georgia-Tennessee football game in Athens on Saturday, Ham retells the story of one of her team’s greatest losses in SEC history. “One…