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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.

Defining Equal Opportunity and Discrimination with David Azerrad

David Azerrad joined Ben Domenech in studio to talk political philosophy, equality of opportunity, and libertarianism vs. conservatism. Azerrad is the Director of the B. Kenneth Simon Center for Principles and Politics and AWC Family Foundation Fellow at the Heritage Foundation. Azerrad explained the specific perceptions applied to the broad term of equal opportunity. “I think…

The Olympics, the Kardashians, and Hillary Clinton’s Free Media Pass

Kaitlan Collins, entertainment editor at The Daily Caller, joined Bre Payton, staff writer at The Federalist, to talk about stories from the Olympics, the Kardashians, and the hypocrisy of Hillary Clinton. The media loves to dish out puff pieces on the Clinton family, like today’s story in the New York Times about how broke they…

The Anti-Trump Media, National Security, and Abortion in Bojack Horseman

David Harsanyi and Mollie Hemingway, senior editors at The Federalist, discussed the media class frenzy of anti-Trump hate and the frustration with craven Republican politicians who now openly talk about finding a new candidate. They debated whether Trump or Clinton would have the more dangerous foreign policy and a recent episode of the Netflix show…

CJ Ciaramella on Police Reform and Politics Surrounding Local Crime

CJ Ciaramella, criminal justice reporter at Reason Magazine, discussed his latest reporting on national and local crime on today’s Federalist Radio, including the politics and policing in response to the Black Lives Matter movement. “What [protesters] say they’re asking for is police accountability, for there to be more mechanisms for police to be held accountable,” he…

Robby Soave on Libertarian Town Hall and Why Millennials Are Having Less Sex

Robby Soave, associate editor at Reason Magazine, joined Senior Editors Mollie Hemingway and David Harsanyi on The Federalist Radio Hour today to talk about the Libertarian town hall, why millennials aren’t having sex, the cargo shorts debate, and more. Gary Johnson’s campaign and the Libertarian Party are have gained more support than usual this election…

Matt Schlapp Argues Why Conservatives Should Vote Trump Over Clinton

Matt Schlapp, chairman of the American Conservative Union, talked about the latest polls, the question about whether Donald Trump is a actually a racist, and debated with Ben about what a vote for Trump really means to a conservative. “I know that [Trump] looks at these polls, I know that they impact him. I know…

Addiction, Heroin, and Struggles of the Middle Class with Eli Saslow

Eli Saslow, staff writer at The Washington Post, shared his latest reporting on heroin, addiction, and job loss in the American economy. Saslow’s feature story this month uses one family’s struggle with painkillers and opioids to give readers perspective on what it’s like to go through addiction problems in the U.S. healthcare system. “It’s an unbelievable…

Gary Johnson’s Religious Liberty Fail, Immigration, and White Working Class Frustrations

Ilya Shapiro, senior fellow in constitutional studies at the Cato Institute, joined Federalist Radio Hour to tell his own immigration story, discuss Gary Johnson’s religious liberty fail, and how the experiences of the working class explain Donald Trump. Shapiro said Johnson is running as someone who is less concerned about constitutional issues and more about Uber…

Top Stories Coming Out of Two Weeks of Conventions with Zeke Miller

Zeke Miller, political reporter at Time Magazine, returns from back to back coverage of the RNC and DNC conventions. On today’s show, he discussed Hillary’s remarks at the end of the week in Philly, Trump’s comments on the Kahn family, Debbie Wasserman Schultz and the resurfacing of Harambe. Trump’s feud with the muslim family who…

Comparing Conventions, Clinton’s Acceptance Speech, and Third-Party Candidates

Peter Suderman, managing editor at Reason Magazine, joined Mary Katharine Ham in the studio to discuss the disappointment of Trump’s lackluster RNC, the “historical” nomination of Hillary Clinton, the potential for Gary Johnson, and much anticipated Star Trek movie of the summer. Despite Donald Trump’s promise for a glamorous, celebrity-filled RNC, he is now trying…