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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.

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…

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…