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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.

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.…

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Spoilers with Rebecca Cusey

Rebecca Cusey, movie critic at The Federalist, shared her thoughts and some spoilers on Star Wars: The Force Awakens. She said the much anticipated movie is a playful one that she thinks most people will enjoy. “It is nostalgic but there is enough new there that you’re not watching the same thing,” she said. “You…

Paul Bonicelli on Neo-cons, Obama’s Broken Promises, and University Leadership

Paul Bonicelli is a professor of government at Regent University, former assistant administrator at USAID, and former staff member U.S. House of Representatives. He explains the differences between Rubio and Cruz’s foreign policies, the marks that are going to be left on Obama’s legacy, and political crisis facing universities.   Ben Domenech, publisher of The…

Shakespeare and Star Wars with Kate Havard

Kate Havard is both a Shakespeare and a Star Wars aficionado and she joined the Federalist Radio Hour today discuss the plays, books and movies surrounding both the playwright and the franchise. Havard is a research analyst at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies. Havard said she thought the recently released Macbeth movie directed by…

Chess Grandmaster Garry Kasparov says Putin is a Poker Player

Garry Kasparov is a Russian chess Grandmaster and often called the greatest chess player of all time. He is also the author of Winter is Coming: Why Vladimir Putin and the Enemies of the Free World Must Be Stopped. On the Federalist Radio Hour, Kasparov shared stories from his 78-year-old mother who grew up under…