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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.

Politics and Porn Stars at the Adult Video Awards with Elizabeth Nolan Brown

Staff Editor at Reason magazine, Elizabeth Nolan Brown, spent four days at this year’s ANV Awards in Las Vegas. Brown joined The Federalist Radio Hour to report her experiences at the premiere adult video awards and what the adult entertainment industry thinks of the presidential candidates. Brown had conversations with porn stars and others in…

Trump Voters, American Institutions, and Nostalgic Politics with Yuval Levin

Yuval Levin is the editor of National Affairs, a quarterly journal of essays on domestic policy and politics. He is also the Hertog Fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center and a contributing editor to National Review and the Weekly Standard. Levin joined the Federalist Radio Hour, where he discuss his observations on political…

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How Congress Gives Power to Obama and Bureaucrats with John Yoo

The Obama administration is going to leave behind a legacy of the abuses of executive power and the expansion of the administrative state. John Yoo is is a law professor at UC Berkeley and a visiting scholar at the American Enterprise Institute. He served in the Justice Department from 2001 to 2003 and is the…

Chris Stirewalt on New Hampshire Winners and Losers

After the results of the New Hampshire primary, the anti-Trump forces are in disarray. Fox News Digital Politics Editor, Chris Stirewalt, joined to Federalist Radio Hour to discuss where the candidates go from here and why New Hampshire may or may not matter. Ben Domenech said that while Donald Trump is the frontrunner for the…

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New Hampshire Primary Possibilities and Predictions

Today’s New Hampshire primary is going to tell us a lot about the candidates, the pollsters, and who is dropping out next. Charles C. W. Cooke, writer at National Review, and Ian Aldrich, senior editor at Yankee Magazine, joined the Federalist Radio to speculate on the first primary of the 2016 election. Cooke and Domenech…

Rand Paul, Socialism, and Why Your Vote Doesn’t Matter

Katherine Mangu-Ward, writer and editor at Reason Magazine, joined the Federalist Radio Hour to discuss the evolution of socialism, the democratic debate, this election’s libertarian moment, and why you shouldn’t vote. She said after a poll Reason conducted over a year ago, they discovered that millennials have no idea what the word “socialist” means. “I…

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National Security Disasters and the Latest Clinton Email Dump

Today on the Federalist Radio Hour, John Schindler, national security columnist at the Observer, security consultant, and former NSA analyst, talked on the most recent news from the State Department regarding Hillary Clinton’s emails and discussed other national security threats around the world. Schindler said the emails have turned out to be even worse than he…

The Rise of Libertarian Socialism and the Fall of Freedom with William Gairdner

William Gairdner, author of The Great Divide: Why Liberals and Conservatives Will Never Ever Agree, joined the Federalist Radio Hour to discuss democracy, reason, marriage, freedom and the future of civil conversation. Gairdner said he sees a new political philosophy growing which he classifies as libertarian socialism. “It’s not pure libertarianism and it’s not pure…

Trump’s Iowa Whining, Ernest Hemingway, and Cocktail Folklore

Did Ernest Hemingway write drunk and what did he actually drink? Museum of the American Cocktail co-founder and author of To Have and Have Another: A Hemingway Cocktail Companion, Phillip Greene, joined The Federalist Radio to answer these questions and discuss other cocktail folklore. Greene also explains how American cocktails have experienced a renaissance in…

Newt Gingrich and Sean Trende Sum Up the Iowa Caucus

Newt Gingrich, former speaker of the house, and Sean Trende, senior elections analyst at Real Clear Politics, joined the Federalist Radio Hour to recap Monday’s Iowa caucus. After discussing Hillary’s angry victory speech and Donald Trump’s biggest campaign mistakes in Iowa, they offered their advice to the candidates going forward into New Hampshire and North…