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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.

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…

Molly Ball on Primary Races, Immigration, and Back-to-School Season

Molly Ball, politics writer at The Atlantic, joined Mary Katharine Ham on Federalist Radio to recap Tuesday night’s primary results, talk news of more deleted Hillary Clinton emails, Trump’s flip-flopping on immigration. Last night’s biggest races to watch included John McCain’s in Arizona and Marco Rubio’s in Florida. “This is the beginning, make no mistake,…

Trump Revealed: Washington Post Reporters Dig Into Trump’s Past

Two Washington Post reporters, Michael Kranish and Marc Fisher, collaborated with more than a dozen other Post writers, editors, and fact-checkers to write an investigative biography of Donald Trump. Kranish and Fisher joined The Federalist Radio to share the stories they uncovered in “Trump Revealed: An American Journey of Ambition, Ego, Money, and Power.” Trump…

Defining Bro Culture and Ranking Ryan Lochte Among American Bros

Bill McMorris, reporter at the Washington Free Beacon, joined Federalist Radio Hour to define “bro culture” and discuss how society should rank our country’s top bros. “Bros wouldn’t exist if women didn’t find them attractive in some way, and one way is bros make everything fun,” McMorris said. “The bros write in very direct prose…

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…