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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.

Olivier Knox on Ben Rhodes, Foreign Policy, and the White House Correspondents Dinner

Olivier Knox, Chief Washington Correspondent for Yahoo! News, joined the Federalist Radio Hour to discuss the latest news coming out of the White House and Obama’s foreign policy advisors, the White House Correspondents Dinner and the future of relationships between the President and the press. In the area of foreign policy, more so than domestic,…

F.H. Buckley on Economic Mobility, Social Class Change, and Nostalgic America

Frank Buckley, author of The Way Back: Restoring the Promise of America, joined the Federalist Radio Hour to discuss a theory of pursuing socialist ends through capitalist means and the issue of economic upward mobility across our country. Buckley reflected on the results of the 2012 election and the way American social classes have evolved…

Creating, Naming, and Picking Candidates For A Third Party With Robert Tracinski

Robert Tracinski, staff writer at The Federalist, joined the Federalist Radio Hour to discuss the possibility of a third-party and an alternative candidate for those who can’t bring themselves to vote for Trump or Clinton. They explored the logistics of such a party, what name or label they should adopt, and the potential candidates they…

The Media’s Responsibility for Trump and What Conservatives Care About with Matt Lewis

Matt Lewis, senior contributor at the Daily Caller and commentator at CNN, joined the Federalist Radio Hour to discuss the future of the Republican party, a general election between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, and the ways in which the media has an impact on both. The conversation across social media right now is around…

Andrea Tantaros on Feminists, Donald Trump and Indiana Primary

Andrea Tantaros, political commentator and author of Tied Up In Knots: How Getting What We Wanted Made Women Miserable, joined the Federalist Radio Hour to discuss some of the things that the feminist movements of previous generations got wrong. Later in the hour, author and blogger Donna Carol Voss joined to describe what she thinks…

A Need For Structural Change Beyond Policy, with Steve Hilton

Steve Hilton, former advisor to David Cameron and now CEO of CrowdPack, joined the Federalist Radio Hour to share his experiences trying to implement a reformed conservative agenda in the UK and how it has shaped his view of American politics. His book, More Human: Designing a World Where People Come First, explores fundamental changes that governments…

Inequality, The Bourgeois, and Liberal Ideas with Deirdre McCloskey

Deirdre McCloskey, an American economist and long time professor, joined the Federalist Radio Hour to discuss inequality, free markets, and her latest book, Bourgeois Equality: How Ideas, Not Capital or Institutions, Enriched the World.  McCloskey explained how much better off the world is now compared to our ancestors, despite our desire for the nostalgic good…

Ted Cruz Being Named ‘Lucifer In The Flesh’ Will Help Him More Than Fiorina

Senior Editor David Harsanyi joined Ben Domenech in the studio to discuss Carly Fiorina’s addition to the Ted Cruz ticket, Donald Trump’s attempt at a foreign policy speech, and some of the best and worst TV shows currently offered on streaming services. Harsanyi said he doesn’t think naming Fiorina as Cruz’s running mate will have…

Prince, Trump, and the House Select Hearing on Fetal Tissue Trafficking

Senior Editor Mollie Hemingway joined Ben Domenech in the studio to discuss Donald Trump’s sweep in the Northeastern States’ primaries, the recent death of Prince and make to make of the loss, and her reports from the most recent congressional hearing on the trafficking of aborted baby parts. “If he had never sung a song,…

Beyonce’s Politics, Jennifer Aniston’s Sex Appeal, and Melissa Click’s Racism

Bre Payton, staff writer at The Federalist, joined Ben Domenech in studio today to debate about whether Beyonce’s new album is a marketing ploy, the differing definitions of beauty according men and women, and the firing of Mizzou professor Melissa Click. Many have asked about the racial and political undertones in “Lemonade” and the mantle…