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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.

Former Gov. Bob McDonnell Shares His Faith and His Fight For Freedom

Months after the Supreme Court threw out Governor Bob McDonnell’s conviction, the Justice Department announced last week they would drop its corruption case against the former Virginia Governor. McDonnell opened up on Federalist Radio about his legal battle, his faith, and his path forward. “I got a call at 1:45 with my lawyer just saying ‘it’s over,’”…

House Oversight Committee Subpoenas FBI for Full Clinton Report

Sarah Westwood, investigative reporter at the Washington Examiner, joined Senior Editor Mollie Hemingway in studio to discuss this week’s House Oversight Committee hearings on the FBI’s meeting with Hillary Clinton and Colin Powell’s hacked emails. Rep. Jason Chaffetz and the Oversight Committee were upset with how the FBI was selective in what facts they released…

Rebecca Berg on Hillary’s Transparency, Rick Perry’s Dancing, and the Trump Foundation

Rebecca Berg, national political reporter for RealClearPolitics, and Mary Katharine Ham, senior writer at The Federalist, recap the dramatic season premiere of “Dancing with the Stars”, Hillary Clinton’s interview with Anderson Cooper on her health, and the latest news on the Donald J. Trump Foundation. The list of this season’s “Dancing with the Stars” contestants include…

Clinton’s Health, Trump’s Alt-Right Support, and Other Election Unpredicatables

Robert Tracinski, senior writer at The Federalist, and Byron York, chief political correspondent at the Washington Examiner, discussed the weekend news surrounding Hillary Clinton’s health, Donald Trump’s “deplorable” supporters, and the media’s conflicting coverage of both campaigns. The media and the Clinton campaign have created a fog that actually raises more questions about why Hillary…

More Men Are Unemployed Than Ever Before, and They Aren’t Looking for Jobs

Nicholas Eberstadt, scholar in political economy at AEI, joined Federalist Radio to discuss his new book, “Men Without Work: America’s Invisible Crisis,” and the cultural and economic shifts that have led to a decline in the U.S. labor force. Eberstadt’s research examines the flight from work and the rise of young men who remain unemployed.…

Britain’s Economy and Politicians Bounce Back in Wake of Brexit

Iain Murray, vice president of strategy at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, discussed the aftermath of Brexit, its impact on global markets, and British politics on this episode of The Federalist Radio Hour. Despite what many commenters warned would happen to British economy, there has been a surge of confidence in the markets. “All the indicators…

Jon Ward on Masculinity, the Fox News Famous, and Identity Politics

Jon Ward, political reporter for Yahoo News, joined The Federalist Radio Hour to discuss masculinity, the influence of cable news, the altering of political parties, and other themes of 2016. Historically, Americans have chosen quieter, stronger leaders, rather than the outspoken, machismo personalities. “I do think people see in [Trump] someone who has a knack for action,…

Hillary’s FBI Interview, Safe Spaces, and Lena Dunham’s Apology

Ashe Schow, writer at the Washington Examiner and columnist at the Observer, joined Mary Katharine Ham to discuss the latest safe space outrages on college campuses, Harambe memes, and how the SJWs have finally turned on Lena Dunham. Guy Benson also joined the conversation on the FBI’s latest report on Hillary Clinton’s emails. “The supporters…

Pickup Artists, Pornography, and How The Media Has Failed America

Mollie Hemingway and David Harsanyi, senior editors at The Federalist, discussed this week’s biggest outrages including: Pick-up artists, sexting scandals, pornography, boycotting the National Anthem, and movies that critics have overrated. Between Anthony Weiner’s sexting scandal and Pamela Anderson’s Wall Street Journal editorial on pornography, there are many conversations around sex going all directions. “It…

Ranking The Most Underrated Disney Movies with Mary Katharine Ham

Christine Rousselle, managing web editor at Townhall.com, joined Mary Katharine Ham in studio to discuss Trump’s meeting with the President of Mexico on Wednesday, and to share a number of underrated Disney movies for parents who are sick of “Frozen.” Initial comments from Trump after his meeting in Mexico yesterday implied that they did not discuss…