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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.

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Donald Trump’s Relationship With Money, Reporters, and Comedians

Jamie Weinstein, senior editor at the Daily Caller, joined the Federalist Radio Hour to talk about the media’s coverage of Donald Trump, the relationship Trump has with wealth and the actual amount of his worth, and the potential for a third-party candidate. When it comes to reporters asking Trump difficult questions, he knows how to…

The General Election, Meeting with Zuckerberg, and the Offensive Redskins

Josh Kraushaar, Politics Editor at National Journal, joined the Federalist Radio Hour to give his take on the shaping up of the general election and the Trump and Clinton campaigns. Kraushaar explained some the latest polls, surprising endorsements, and the speculations around Hillary Clinton’s potential VP pick. “It’s going to be a competitive race, and…

Affordable Housing, Jane Jacobs, and New Challenges in Urban Planning

Emily Washington, policy research manager at the Mercatus Center and writer at marketurbanism.com, studies land-use regulation and policy as it relates to urban development. Washington joined the Federalist Radio Hour to discuss the current state of affordable housing, zoning issues, Jane Jacobs, and transportation. The marketplace in urban areas faces a challenge in supplying the…

Uber Surge Pricing is Good, the Fed is Useless, and Economics are Personal

John Tamny, Forbes columnist and editor at RealClearMarkets, joined the Federalist Radio Hour to¬†explain misconceptions about trade, banking, the Fed and the housing market. Tamny’s new book is titled Who Needs the Fed?: What Taylor Switft, Uber, and Robots Tell us about Money, Credit, and why we should Abolish America’s Central Bank.¬† Tamny explains why…

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Transgender Bathroom Bills, Facebook’s PR Disaster, and Yoga with Kelsey Harkness

Kelsey Harkness, senior reporter and producer at The Daily Signal, joined the Federalist Radio Hour after returning from North Carolina where she spoke to lawmakers and civilians about the the governments’ push that public schools comply with new transgender bathroom laws. “Lawmakers down there really feel that the Obama administration is using children as pawns…

Understanding Tea Party and Establishment Voters with Molly Ball

Molly Ball, politics writer for The Atlantic, joined the Federalist Radio Hour to discuss how the republican party is dealing with their nominee who is at odds with so much of the party and it’s leaders. Ball explains her understanding of how the Tea Party, conservative media, and other specific factions within the conservative movement…

How Social Justice Warriors are Ruining Comic Books for Everyone

Matt Battaglia is a designer, illustrator, and comic book enthusiast. Battaglia joined Ben Domenech in the studio to review “Captain America: Civil War” and to explain the ins and outs of the comic book industry. This latest superhero movie is adapted from an original story arc from the comic version of Captain America. “The movie…

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How ‘King of The Hill’ and Pop Culture Bridges the Gap Between People and Policy

Caleb Brown, director of multimedia at the Cato Institute, joined the Federalist Radio Hour to discuss wealth and mobility in America, pop culture and “King of the Hill” it relates to politics, and using culture to bridge the gap between people and economics. Lessons about liberty and contrarian principles are less frequently found in pop…

Jonathan V. Last on the Trump Phenomenon, Captain America, and Barbie Life in the Dreamhouse

Jonathan Last, senior writer at The Weekly Standard, joined the Federalist Radio Hour to discuss the success of the Trump phenomenon, the politics of Captain America and Iron Man in Civil War, and why the Little Mermaid is the worst Disney princess. Trump’s position as a life long New Yorker was a one point used…

What Shakespeare Teaches About Statesmen and the Way They Lead

Dr. Matthew Mehan, teaching fellow at Hillsdale College, joined the Federalist Radio Hour today discuss how Shakespeare is still applicable to pop culture, the true meaning of Liberal Arts, and what Shakespeare can teach our statesmen and community leaders. Shakespeare’s understanding of public leadership was very practical, and through characters like the Prince of Denmark,…