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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.

Media Bias, Adele’s Stiff-Arm to Streaming, and Monitoring Muslims

On the radio today, David Harsanyi, senior editor at The Federalist, and Rebecca Berg, reporter at Real Clear Politics, discuss the day’s news including: Donald Trump’s stance on a Muslim database, the CNN reporter suspended for tweeting her bias, and Adele’s decision to not stream her music. Berg said Trump is now clarifying that he…

The Urbanophile Illustrates Gentrification, Infrastructure and the NYPD

Aaron Renn, senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute for policy research and founder of the Urbanophile, is on a mission to help American cities thrive and find success in sustainability. The Urbanophile joined the show today to discuss issues, from bike lanes to gentrification, that urban residents and local governments are finding in the 21st…

How College Students Redefined Violence, Explained by Robby Soave

Thought crimes, safe spaces and political correctness are at their apex, especially on college campuses. Our guest today is Robby Soave, a staff editor at reason magazine and a columnist at the Daily Beast, who has been covering students’ outrage across the country. Rich Cromwell, senior contributor at the Federalist, also joined to explain why…

Daniel Drezner on ISIS, Putin, and The American Erosion of Trust

Daniel Drezner, professor international policy at Tufts University and a regular contributor to the Washington Post, discussed Obama’s strategy against Syria and ISIS, the American erosion of trust in institutions and government, and understanding the source of the refugee controversy. Drezner said there is a disconnect between what Americans are willing to do and the…

Molly Ball Explains Issues Dividing the Democratic Party

Molly Ball joined the Federalist Radio Hour today to discuss news from Europe, the President’s strategy against ISIS and her work on Bill de Blasio’s fight against inequality. Ball, a staff writer at the Atlantic who covers politics, said she thinks that the outsider candidates like Carson and Trump bolster the case that extreme times…

The New Trump-Carson Feud, Campus Unrest and the Value of Philosophers

Today on the Federalist Radio Hour, senior editor Robert Tracinski is covers all sorts of recent headlines from Trump’s 9-minute attack on Carson on Thursday to Ted Cruz’s Princess Bride impression. Jay Cost, staff writer at the Weekly Standard and author of What’s So Bad About Cronyism?, helps analyze the 2016 candidates and voters. Cost…

Star Wars Hot Takes with Sonny Bunch and David Harsanyi

For weeks now, the internet has been flooded with arguments surrounding Star Wars in expectation of the franchise’s latest movie. Today on the Federalist Radio Hour, we discussed some of those arguments with the very writers who made them. Sonny Bunch, Jonathan Last, Lyman Stone, and David Harsanyi weigh in on the Jedi and the…

Gamers, The ‘Reset Culture’ and ‘Fallout 4’ on Federalist Radio Hour

With today’s release of the “Fallout 4” videogame, The Federalist Radio Hour was joined by Ashe Schow and Brandon Morse to talk about video game culture, escapism, the looming “reset culture”, and the game itself. Schow is a commentary writer at the Washington Examiner and Senior Political Columnist at the Observer. She shares her story,…

Evan Thomas Humanizes President Nixon in New Biography

Author of Being Nixon: A Man Divided, Evan Thomas, joined the Federalist Radio Hour today to share what complex layers he found in the thirty-seventh president. He tells the Federalist some of the more telling anecdotes he found while researching Nixon and explains some of the difficult moments of his life and presidency. “He’s a…

Chris Moody Shares his Best Stories from the Campaign Trail

Chris Moody, senior reporter for CNN politics, gives the Federalist Radio Hour his insight on the 2016 race after seeing many candidates up close on the campaign trail. He also shares some of his latest not-so-political reports, called Being Moody, about the base jumping festival in West Virginia and the Pawn Star who endorses Marco…