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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.

What ‘Hamilton’ the Musical Says About Elites, History, and Pop Culture

The hit musical “Hamilton” is an original mix of rap, hip-hop, R&B, and more that has dominated the conversation of cultural elites for the last year. On today’s episode of the Federalist Radio Hour, Kate Havard joins to discuss the growing cultural significance of musicals and the Shakespeare Theatre Company’s current production of “Othello.” Havard…

How To Focus Deeply In A Distracted World with Cal Newport

“Deep work” is the ability to focus without distraction on a cognitively demanding task and it’s one of the most valuable skills in our economy. Cal Newport is the author of Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World, and he joined the Federalist Radio Hour to explain how email and social media…

Meet The Millennial Running For Congress: Grant Starrett

Grant Starrett is running for Congress in Tennessee’s 4th Congressional District, and if elected would be the youngest sitting member. Starrett joined the Federalist Radio Hour to discuss the challenges of running against a Republican incumbent, the difficulties of navigating an atomized American culture, and the issues the Republicans party needs to address in order…

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…