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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.

Zeke Miller on How Cruz and Kasich Strategized Against Trump, Plus VP Picks

Zeke Miller, political reporter at Time Magazine, joined the Federalist Radio Hour today to discuss last night’s news that the Ted Cruz and John Kasich campaign are essentially collaborating to stop Trump from getting delegates. Domenech and Miller also discuss potential VP picks for Donald Trump and the differences between the 2012 and 2016 elections.…

Dana Gioia on The Enchantment of Poetry and American Literary Culture

Dana Gioia, an American poet and writer, joined the Federalist Radio Hour to explain his unconventional style of poetry, his response to his academic critics, and why poetry has seemed to disappear from American culture. Gioia was previously the Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts and his newest book is 99 Poems: New…

Everything That HBO Isn’t Telling You About the Anita Hill Story

Mark Paoletta was a lawyer in the Bush White House working on the confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas. Paoletta joined the Federalist Radio Hour to set history’s record straight in light of the new HBO movie, “Confirmation.” The politically-charged drama tells the story of Anita Hill’s allegations of sexual harassment against Thomas, and…

Trump’s New York Victory and Why Women on Our Currency is a Silly Gesture

Gabby Morrongiello, campaign reporter at the Washington Examiner, has attended countless rallies, following the Trump campaign for months. She joined the Federalist Radio Hour to recap both Donald Trump’s and Hillary Clinton’s victories in the New York primary. Trump walked away with 90 delegates from New York yesterday, giving him momentum going into other states…

Mark Mills on Bill Gates, Pope Francis, Energy Policy and Climate Change

Mark Mills, senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute and a Forbes columnist, writes about energy policy, energy markets, and the climate change debate. He joined the Federalist Radio Hour today to discuss technology advancement in American resources, providing energy for under developed countries, and what happens not that millennials are buying cars. Mills said there…

Congressman Dave Brat on Why Theologians Should Understand Free Markets

Representative Dave Brat joined the Federalist Radio Hour with Ben Domenech to discuss the national debt, education, the myths the media projects onto Congress, and how the decline of religion has led to despair in so many other areas of American culture. As a professor of freshmen college students, Brat said the government is not…

Using Documentary to Address Poverty, Charity, and Compassion

“Poverty Inc.” is a documentary shot in 20 different countries, exploring the rise of charity as a multibillion dollar industry and how our American dollars have an impact, for better or worse, on those in poverty. Mark Weber, co-producer of “Poverty Inc,” joined the Federalist Radio Hour to discuss NGOs, social entrepreneurship, and the power…

Defining the Libertarian Moment and Why Millennials Only Like Socialism in Theory

Emily Ekins, director of polling at the Cato Institute, joined the Federalist Radio Hour to explain why millennial think they like socialism, but only in theory, and to debate whether 2016 really is the libertarian moment. Mollie Hemingway, senior editor at the Federalist, explains her reporting on the Colorado caucuses and the infamous Trump delegate.…

Nuclear Weapons, Libya, Sisterwives, and Television Comedies With Gabriel Malor

Today on the Federalist Radio Hour, Gabriel Malor joined Senior Editors Mollie Hemingway and David Harsanyi to discuss the latest freedom of religion cases around the country, John Kerry apologizing for nuclear weapons, and Obama’s biggest mistakes in foreign policy. Malor is an attorney and writer at Hot Air, Ace of Spades, and The Federalist.…

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Anti-free Speech at Universities and the Anticipated ‘Suicide Squad’ Movie

On today’s Federalist Radio, Mary Katherine Ham, Guy Benson, and Robby Soave discuss the latest outrages on college campuses. Later in the hour, Emily Zanotti, senior contributor at The Federalist, joined to explain the premise and the buzz behind the anticipated “Suicide Squad” movie. One of the most recent acts of free speech that college…