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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.

Podcast: Fighting against assisted suicide

Join Mollie Hemingway as she talks with J.J. Hanson, President of the Patient’s Rights Action Fund, and Dr. Brian Callister, also from PRAF. Patient’s Rights Action Fund was started to fight against the legalization of assisted suicide. “The one thing that a lot of different people within our country agree upon today is that we…

Podcast: Heather Haupt’s Knights-in-Training

Join Joy Pullmann as she talks with Heather Haupt about her book, “Knights-in-Training: Ten Principles for Raising Honorable, Courageous, and Compassionate Boys.” A mother of three boys and a girl, Haupt challenges parents to raise their boys into men by talking about chivalry, justice, and God. “I wanted to capitalize on everything that made [my…

Podcast: Reruns with Cowen, Rahn, and Draper

Today on The Federalist Radio Hour is a blast from the past. Join Ben Domenech in excerpts from previous shows as he talks with economist Tyler Cowen, managing editor for CBS News Will Rahn, and New York Times Magazine writer Robert Draper. Cowen discusses his book “The Complacent Class: The Self-Defeating Quest for the American…

Podcast: Anthony Tjan On Leadership And Goodness

This week on The Federalist Radio Hour, Ben Domenech talks with entrepreneur and The New York Times bestseller Anthony Tjan about his latest book, “Good People: The Only Leadership Decision That Really Matters.” Tjan aims to change how people think about what makes a “good” leader and shift it away from measurable abilities and toward…

Sen. Mike Lee on The Founders, Social Capital, and The Role of Government

Senator Mike Lee joins the Federalist Radio Hour to discuss his new book, “Written Out of History: The Forgotten Founders Who Fought Big Government.” Lee also explains his new research initiative, the “Social Capital Project” and how it can measure the health of our society and institutions. “Right now we don’t even know exactly what…

Manchester, Trump’s International Trip, Changes in Foreign Reporting

Susan Glasser, chief international affairs columnist at Politico, discusses both her own recent trip to Manchester last week, as well as President Trump’s recent international trip. Glasser, who was formerly a Washington Post Bureau Chief in Moscow, shares insights on Putin and U.S.-Russia relations. Glasser and Domenech discuss how American foreign reporting and correspondence has…

Important Changes For Farm Subsidies, Working Families, And Education

Lori Sanders, associate vice president of federal affairs at the R Street Institute, and Gracy Olmstead, associate managing editor at the Federalist, discuss farming, agriculture subsidies, USDA funding in the Trump budget, and the changing relationship between education and employment. What can the government do to improve the employment system for working parents and their…

Unpacking The Context of U.S.-Russia Relations and Foreign Policy

Paul J. Saunders is Executive Director of the Center for the National Interest and an expert on foreign policy, national security, and Russia. Saunders joins Federalist Radio to address some of the questions and concerns surrounding Russia, Rex Tillerson, General Flynn, and the dissonance between elites and the American people on foreign policy. Saunders explains…

Congressman Dave Brat On Policy, Angry Electorates, And Ethics

Congressman Dave Brat of Virginia’s 7th district joins Federalist Radio Hour to reflect on the last couple months of change and controversy in Congress. Brat discusses health care, tax reform, how to respond to an angry electorate, and the importance of a leader’s faith. Brat sheds light on how negotiations went down among the Freedom Caucus…

Weight Loss, Fitness, Drug Use, And More With Mike Riggs

Mike Riggs is a reporter at Reason Magazine and writes on nutrition and fitness in his newsletter “Protein Pancakes.” Riggs shares his story of transformation and how he quit smoking, drinking, and lost 90 pounds. Riggs explains the history of drug-use and testosterone therapy in the different fitness circles and professional sports. “Things changed dramatically in…