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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.

David Ignatius on Foreign Policy, Spy Novels, and Machiavelli

David Ignatius is a columnist for the Washington Post, an espionage thriller novelist, and a student of Machiavelli–all of which he discussed on today’s episode of the Federalist Radio Hour. Ignatius shared his thoughts on Obama’s approach to foreign policy and American military power. “I am genuinely worried about what lies ahead in Iraq and…

Reality TV Game Theory and Teen Sexting Laws with Robby Soave

Robby Soave, staff editor at Reason magazine and a columnist at the Daily Beast, joined the Federalist Radio Hour today to talk about game theory in reality TV shows, teen sexting laws and other news stories covering threats to individual liberty. As a loyal fan of the show “Survivor,” Soave said the show is better…

Rep. Mark Sanford Says Americans Should Be Skeptical But Optimistic

Today on the Federalist Radio Hour, Ben Domenech was back in the studio and he was joined by Congressman Mark Sanford of South Carolina. They discussed the economy and the American people’s trust in government. Later in the hour, Matthew Continetti, editor in chief of the Washington Free Beacon, joined Domenech to discuss the State…

How faux-feminism hurts women with Bre Payton and Ashe Schow

The Federalist Radio Hour returned from its holiday hiatus, hosted by Federalist staff writer, Bre Payton. Ashe Schow, commentary writer for the Washington Examiner and senior political columnist at the Observer, also joined the show to discuss the rise of “Faux Feminism.” The women also addressed the sexism of Hillary Clinton’s campaign, the latest outrage…

Combat, The Middle East, And War Poetry with Stan Coerr

On the last episode of The Federalist Radio Hour of 2015, we were joined by Stan Coerr, author, poet and Marine. Coerr is the author of Rubicon The Poetry of War and shared his perspective on the current military strategy against radical islam, combat, history, the Middle East, and the inspiration for his poetry. Coerr…

Best Sports Moments of 2015 with Christine Brennan

From Serena Williams to Jordan Spieth, this year has had its fill of great sports moments and scandals. Christine Brennan, USA sports columnist, joined the Federalist Radio Hour today to recap some of her favorite moments and share some of her thoughts on the future of sports journalism. On Ronda Rousey’s recent loss to Holly…

Myron Ebell returns from Paris Climate Conference with concerns

Myron Ebell, director of the Center for Energy and Environment at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, attended the framework conference on climate change in Paris a few weeks ago. He joined to Federalist Radio Hour to discuss what is in the agreement, what it’s about, what it means for Global Warming, and what it doesn’t. “I…

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Scott Winship on the American Middle Class and Income Economics

The American economy has ultimately changed the definition of middle class, according to a new Pew research poll. Economist Scott Winship joined the Federalist Radio Hour to discuss the economics of income, the meaningless inflation index, and residential economic movement. Winship is the Walter B. Wriston Fellow at the Manhattan Institute and was previously at…

After 30 Years of Writing, Peggy Noonan Says Her Subject is America

Peggy Noonan went through 30 years-worth of her own writing to chronicle her career as a journalist and speechwriter in the Reagan White House. The Time of Our Lives is her latest book and a culmination of stories, lessons, and advice from her experiences as a writer, which she shared on today’s episode of The…

Ted Cruz Foreign Policy Advisor Finds Democracy in Art and History

Victoria Coates is a foreign policy advisor for Ted Cruz’s presidential campaign and author of David’s Sling: A History of Democracy in 10 Works of Art. She joined the Federalist Radio hour to discuss her research as an art historian, as well as the challenges that lie ahead for Ted Cruz’s relationships with foreign leaders.…