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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.

The Potential for a Third-Party Candidate with Bill Kristol

Today the editor of The Weekly Standard, Bill Kristol, joined the Federalist Radio Hour to discuss the potential of a third party candidate in the 2016 election, the tactical priorities of it, and some of the concerns that conservatives have about the future of the Republican party. “I think it’s a good idea because I…

On Brussels, ISIS, and Future of Foreign Policy with Tom Rogan

Tom Rogan joined the Federalist Radio Hour today to discuss this morning’s terrorist attack in Brussels and the next steps in foreign policy for the U.S. and Europe. Rogan is a columnist at National Review, a senior contributor as OpportunityLives, and a panelist at The McLaughlin Group. There has been a tendency by leaders in…

This Week’s Cases Before SCOTUS Threatening Religious Liberty

There have been a number of cases threatening religious liberty at the Supreme Court this year and the death of Justice Antonin Scalia makes the upcoming decisions even more significant. Today’s Federalist Radio Hour featured legal experts following these cases as well as a local Oregon business woman whose own religious liberty has been threatened.…

The Future of the Republican Party with Ramesh Ponnuru

Ramesh Ponnuru, senior editor at National Review, joined The Federalist Radio Hour today to discuss the future of the Republican Party, the future of Marco Rubio’s career, and the historical precedence for presidential candidates and conventions. Many pundits have been advocating that stopping Trump at all costs is something the party should be willing to…

Bobby Jindal Shares what he Learned Running for President and why he won’t Endorse

Gov. Bobby Jindal joined the Federalist Radio Hour to share about what he learned while running for president. The former Louisiana Governor said he is not going to endorse any candidates. “At this point I think it’s wiser to listen to the voters. I think we should let the voters vote and let the rest…

Mary Katharine Ham on Rubio, SCOTUS Nominee, and The Bachelor

Mary Katharine Ham, senior writer at The Federalist and contributor at CNN, joined the Federalist Radio Hour to recap news from this week including the suspension of Marco Rubio’s campaign, Obama’s nominee to the Supreme Court, and the season finale of “The Bachelor.” Marco Rubio entered the 2016 race as the favorite for so many…

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Trump’s Violent Rallies and Breitbart Propaganda

Anticipating Donald Trump victories in today’s Super Tuesday primaries, the Federalist Radio Hour discussed all the latest elements of the Trump campaign including the polls, the media, the possibly contested convention, and violence at Trump rallies. Asawin Suebsaeng, deputy social media hour at The Daily Beast, was the guest of the hour. The polls show…

Suderman on Trump’s Nonexistent Policy Plans and 10 Cloverfield Lane

Peter Suderman is senior editor at Reason Magazine. He joined the Federalist Radio Hour to talk about the future for Marco Rubio, Donald Trump’s policy plans or lackthereof, and J.J. Abrams’s approach to movie making. When should Rubio suspend his campaign and what happens to him after that? These are the types of questions everyone…

Correcting Ideologies and Biographies from the Cold War

Elizabeth Edwards Spalding, associate professor at Claremont McKenna College, and Lee Edwards, distinguished fellow in conservative thought at the Heritage Foundation, set out to correctly organize the ideologies and the historic events that together made up the crucial American conflict know as the Cold War. Spalding and Lee joined the Federalist Radio Hour to discuss…

Social Media, The Secret Lives of Teenagers, and Hook-up Culture

Nancy Jo Sales spent the last two and half years traveling across the United States, talking to over 200 girls, ages 13 to 19. She talked to them about social media, texting, sexualization, and how all of it has impacted their lives. Sales joined the Federalist Radio Hour to talk about her new book, American…