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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.

Colorado Delegates, Ivanka Trump, and Bridezillas with Kristen Soltis Anderson

Kristen Soltis Anderson, pollster and columnist at the Washington Examiner, joined Mary Katharine Ham, senior writer at The Federalist, in studio today to discuss what happened among the delegates in this weekend’s Colorado primary. A local Colorado commentator, Kelly Maher, also joined to discuss the Colorado GOP’s #NeverTrump tweet and the spring season of bridezillas…

New York Values, How the Media Treats Religious Liberty, and Baseball Opening Day

Federalist Senior Editors Mollie Hemingway and David Harsanyi hosted the Federalist Radio Hour with their guest, Mark Hemingway, senior writer at the Weekly Standard. They discussed this week’s news including Hillary Clinton’s campaign stop at the New York subway, the media’s treatment of religious liberty cases, and the new second base slide rule in the…

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Bill James on Baseball, O.J. Simpson, and Improving Political Analysis

Baseball writer, statistician, and historian, Bill James, joined today’s episode of the Federalist Radio Hour. James explained how baseball has changed since his writing career began, his thoughts on crime stories like Making a Murderer and The People vs. O.J. Simpson, and his perspective on 2016 polls and coverage. You can read more of his…

Trump’s Wisconsin Defeat, Delegates, and Election Social Media with Chris Moody

Ted Cruz largely defeated Donald Trump in the Wisconsin primary and Trump has now gone over a month without a single victory speech to give on air. Chris Moody, senior reporter for CNN, joined the Federalist Radio Hour to discuss the Republican race, the delegates who will be attending their convention and the role that…

America’s Misguided Fight Against Income Inequality with Yaron Brook

There is a narrative that we must fight inequality by raising the minimum wage, raising taxes and redistributing wealth. Yaron Brook, executive director of the Ayn Rand Institute, suggests that this narrative is wrong and that the real threat to the American Dream is an all-out war on success. Brook coauthored the book Equal is…

Rebecca Berg: Trump Flip Flops on Abortion and Begins Delegate Hunting

Rebecca Berg, national politics reporter for Real Clear Politics, joined the Federalist Radio Hour to talk about Trump’s abortion flip flops, why Paul Ryan shouldn’t seek a nomination and the comic book background behind Batman v. Superman. Because there are fewer candidates and the race tightens, people are starting to pay attention to what Trump…

How California Negotiated A Minimum Wage Raise, A Deadlocked SCOTUS, and Batman v Superman

Bre Payton, staff writer at The Federalist, and Bill McMorris, reporter at The Washington Free Beacon, hosted today’s Federalist Radio Hour to discuss labor union cases and the expected minimum wage hikes at both state and federal levels. Later in the hour, The Federalist’s movie critic, Rebecca Cusey reviewed the good and the bad from…

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White Working Class Frustration and the Rise of Trumpism with Tim Carney, Scott Winship

Tim Carney, senior political columnist at the Washington Examiner, and Scott Winship, the Walter B. Wriston Fellow at the Manhattan Institute, joined the Federalist Radio Hour today to debate the cause for the rise of Trumpism and it’s ties to working class frustration. “I’ve got a pretty good empirical case that economics has been an…

Mary Katharine Ham Interviews Charlie Sykes, John McCormack, and Mollie Hemingway

Today on the Federalist Radio Hour, Mollie Hemingway explains the religious freedom bill vetoed in Georgia, John McCormack reports from the ground in Wisconsin, and Mary Katharine Ham interviews Charlie Sykes. Despite being the first right mentioned in the First Amendment, religious freedom has become a controversial issue. “The media frequently characterize these pieces of…

Bird Sexual Assault, Free Speech on Campuses and Trump’s Tactical Errors

Today on the Federalist Radio Hour, Ashe Schow explained the latest issues from college campus sexual assault cases and recent antics from Jackie, the reported victim in the Rolling Stone UVA story. Schow is a commentary writer at the Washington Examiner and a senior political columnist at the Observer. Later in the hour, Ben Domenech…