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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.

The Facts About Poverty 20 Years After Welfare Reform

Scott Winship, Walter B. Wriston Fellow at the Manhattan Institute, joined Federalist Radio to talk about his latest report, “Poverty After Welfare Reform,” that looks at poverty in America 20 years after the landmark antipoverty reform act passed. With so many types of government programs and benefits going in different directions, it can be difficult…

Evan McMullin Says He Sees an Independent Path to the Presidency

Evan McMullin, independent conservative presidential candidate, joined Ben Domenech in studio to talk through his efforts to get on state ballots across the country, his stances on the biggest issues of 2016, and what he hopes to accomplish. “I felt so strongly that this country had to have better options in this election,” McMullin sadi.…

How Did The Zika Virus Spread and How Can We Stop It?

Dr. Anand Parekh, senior advisor at the Bipartisan Policy Center, joined Federalist Radio to discuss the Zika virus including its origin, it’s impact on pregnant women and children, and what lawmakers are or are not doing to combat it. “For the last 18 months this has really been a real pubic health concern, and the…

Russian Bots, Swing States, and ‘The Lesser of Two Evils’ Election

James Hohmann, Washington Post national political correspondent and author of the Daily 202 newsletter, to discuss Russian meddling in the 2016 race, backlash from Eastern European pockets in America, and the status of swing states in this election. “These people have interests that are contrary to America’s interest. These aren’t just bots. This is real,”…

NFL Team Previews and Your Best 2016 Fantasy Football Picks

David Fucillo, editor of Niners Nation and covering the NFL for SB Nation, joined The Federalist Radio Hour to talk about the world of sports media, the upcoming NFL season and provide some advice for picking your fantasy football teams this year. Some of the headlines heading into this season include rule changes, the Patriots’…

The Political and Cultural Plight Against Small Family Farming

Gracy Olmstead, senior writer at The American Conservative and senior contributor at The Federalist, joined Ben in studio to discuss her latest reporting on small scale American farmers, the regulatory burdens facing them, and the culture leading children to flee the family business. She also reviewed the summer blockbuster “Stranger Things.” Olmstead interviewed farmers across…

Leadership Changes In Trump’s Campaign and Reince’s RNC with Alex Isenstadt

Alex Isenstadt, reporter at Politico, joined The Federalist Radio Hour to discuss this all the latest shake-ups coming out of┬áTrump’s campaign this week, plus news that Renice Priebus may try to return to the RNC after this election. Earlier this week news broke that Donald Trump brought Breitbart Chairman Stephen Bannon and Republican pollster Kellyanne…

The Rise of Progressivism and Administrative Agency in American History

Ronald J. Pestritto, dean of the graduate school of statesmanship at Hillsdale College, joined The Federalist Radio Hour to discuss the rise of progressivism in American history and it’s role in shaping our government and modern politicians. Pestritto’s research on the birth of American progressivism has lead him across the party lines as well as…

John Dickerson Shares Favorite Stories from Presidential Campaign History

John Dickerson, host and moderator of CBS’ “Face the Nation”, joined Ben Domenech to discuss his new book “Whistlestop: My Favorite Stories from Presidential Campaign History,” and how covering the 2016 race compares to past elections. Despite the rise in data-driven political coverage over the last decade, we can still see how there is often…

The Factual Feminist: Women in Philosophy, The Wage Gap, and Gender Sterotypes

Christina Hoff Sommers, resident scholar at AEI and the Factual Feminist, joined Mollie Hemingway, senior editor at The Federalist, in the studio today to discuss the gendering of children’s toys, the Netflix show “Stranger Things”, why women aren’t majoring in philosophy, and why women should have more children, earlier in life. The White House recently…