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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.

Stephen Hunter Explains His Novels, Movies, Gangsters, and Guns

Stephen Hunter is the author of twenty novels and the retired chief film critic for The Washington Post. He joins the Federalist Radio Hour to discuss writing, movies, guns, and his newest novel in his Bob Lee Swagger series, “G-Man.” Hunter contrasts the feelings of critiquing others’ work and putting his own work out their to be critiqued.…

Pat Buchanan on the Culture War, Populism, and Cable News

In the second half of a two-part interview, Pat Buchanan sits down with Ben Domenech to discuss the his own political career, the role faith plays in politics, and how his own populism compares to what Trump offers. Buchanan’s new book is, “Nixon’s White House Wars.” Buchanan’s speech at the 1992 RNC was a warning…

Pat Buchanan Shares Stories and Memos from Nixon’s White House

Patrick J. Buchanan’s new book, “Nixon’s White House Wars: The Battles That Made and Broke a President and Divided America Forever,” details his time as a speechwriter and senior adviser to President Nixon. Buchanan joins Federalist Radio to share stories from times of both success and defeat in media, politics, and the conservative movement. Buchanan describes…

How One Pro-Life Group is Seeking Out Abortion-Determined Women

The Human Coalition is a non-profit that combines the forces of technology, data, community outreach, and women’s care clinics to reach and serve abortion-determined women. Brian Fisher, president and CEO of The Human Coalition, joins Federalist Radio to share the unique ways they’re fighting the abortion industry and how men can have a role in…

Hadley Heath Manning on Health Policy, Medicaid Reform, and Miss USA

Hadley Heath Manning is a senior policy analyst and director of health policy at the Independent Women’s Forum. Manning shares her insights on Medicaid, the recent healthcare debate, and common sense ways conservatives can improve their health policy messaging. Manning explained alternatives to the current incentives for spending at the state level. “Medicaid needed reform before…

Covering Capitol Hill with the Reporters Behind Politico’s ‘Playbook’

The duo behind Politico’s Playbook and daily audio briefing, Jake Sherman and Anna Palmer, join Federalist Radio Hour to share a behind-the-scenes guide to their daily newsletter and what it’s like to cover Capitol Hill. They also discuss how Trump consumes the news, plus potential picks for the new FBI director. “Every morning, Jake and…

The Rock for POTUS, Vaping, and Vices with Katherine Mangu-Ward

Katherine Mangu-Ward, editor of Reason Magazine, and Mary Katharine Ham, senior writer at the Federalist, address all the buzz as of late about a possible presidential run by Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. They also cover recent regulations and policy myths, such as rape touted as a pre-existing condition in the AHCA, and new laws against…

Yuval Levin Says Conservatives Have Become Detached From Contemporary Problems

Today’s guest is Yuval Levin, author of “The Fractured Republic,” and the Hertog Fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center. They discuss the extreme amounts of blowback against Trump for the firing of James Comey, how conservatives ought to position themselves in the political landscape, and to think about what conservatism can offer Americans. Levin addresses…

Victor Davis Hanson on Comey, Foreign Policy, and Life on a California Farm

Victor Davis Hanson is a senior fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution. Hanson and Domenech discuss the breaking news of Donald Trump firing FBI Director James Comey. Hanson also shares insights on Trump’s foreign policy, immigration, life on his California farm and the disappearance of agricultural communities. In some ways, Donald Trump has forced change…

How Lefty Narratives Destroy our College Campuses and Comic Books

Ashe Schow is a columnist at the New York Observer and senior contributor at the Federalist. She joins the Federalist Radio Hour to discuss the latest college campus outrage, particularly directed at Charles Murray, and the other spaces political correctness has invaded like comic books and video games. This weekend President Obama accepted the John F.…