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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.

Wall Street, Tax Policy, and Financial Regulations Under the Trump Administration

Jeremy Senderowicz, a New York attorney, joins Ben Domenech in studio to discuss what financial regulation, the SEC, and Wall Street will look like under the Trump administration. From Dodd-Frank to Fannie Mae, there are many financial areas that the new administration could have an enormous impact. Reform conservatives are concerned about Trump’s protectionist policies…

Conversations on General Mattis, Discrimination, and Coping with Grief

Allysen Efferson is a senior contributor at The Federalist and licensed therapist. On today’s Federalist Radio Hour, Efferson and Domenech discuss the appointment of General James Mattis as Secretary of Defense, as well a number of other topics including grief, therapy, protected beliefs and discrimination. Like most of Trump’s other cabinet selections, he is picking…

Are All Of President Trump’s Deals Going To Be Blatant Crony Capitalism?

Peter Suderman, features editor at Reason magazine, joined Senior Writer Mary Katharine Ham in breaking down the current White House transition and the Trump Administration’s cabinet appointments. Suderman also reviews the movies out this month you should see, and later, Bre Payton joins to recap Netflix’s “Gilmore Girls” revival. This week Trump appointed Rep. Tom…

The Smugness of the Press and Decaying American Communities

Will Rahn, digital politics managing editor at CBS News, joins Ben Domenech in studio to discuss his 2016 experience as a DC journalist and the unbearable smugness of the press. They also open the conversation about whether we still need a designated capital city in the modern era, and other ways that technology is disrupting…

Fake News, Presidents Who Tweet, and Media Groupthink with Michael Tracey

Michael Tracey is an independent writer and political reporter who joins today’s Federalist Radio to discuss “fake news,” the unhinged media reactions to Trump, and experimenting in digital media platforms. Donald Trump’s tweets have been consistently treated as breaking news every day sin he was elected. “A lot of these people in the media are…

How Fidel Castro’s Political Persecution Destroyed Cuba

Mike Gonzalez, senior fellow at the Heritage Foundation, joins Ben in studio to discuss how Fidel Castro destroyed the country of Cuba and why the media has been praising the dictator since his death on Friday. “Not only did he repress the Cuban people, he made them flee or put them in prison, and made…

‘Gilmore Girls: A Year In The Life’ Reboot Is Everything Fans Wanted

The long-awaited “Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life” makes its Netflix debut on Friday, Nov. 25. Our Federalist Radio Hour hosts, Mary Katharine Ham and Gracy Olmstead, are also “Gilmore Girls” super fans who discuss their predictions and hopes for the reboot. Senior Contributor Bethany Mandel also joins the conversation to argue which of Rory’s three…

Federalist Radio Special: The Meaning Of Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a uniquely American holiday with rich traditions. Ben talks to Wall Street Journal opinion editor and author Melanie Kirkpatrick about the history and the meaning of Turkey Day. He also reads some of the prescient Thanksgiving proclamations from George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Calvin Coolidge, and Winston Churchill. Kirkpatrick is the author of “Thanksgiving:…

Chef Christopher Kimball Shares Kitchen Tips For The Home Cook

This episode originally aired on in November of 2015. Celebrity chef and culinary media personality, Christopher Kimball joins Federalist Radio to demystify the kitchen. Kimball share tricks and tips to use in preparing our holiday meals this year.  The host of America’s Test Kitchen, editor of Cook’s Illustrated, and most recently the founder of Milk Street Kitchen, Kimball explains…

How President Trump Approaches National Security and Foreign Policy

Rebeccah Heinrichs, foreign policy expert and Hudson Institute fellow, joins Ben Domenech to discuss what national security and foreign policy in the Trump administration looks like. Domenech also responds to this weekend’s freakout over the cast of “Hamilton” lecturing Mike Pence, and the extreme virtue signaling we can expect from the left. “These rights that…