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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.

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Recapping the First Democratic Presidental Debate with Gabby Morrongiello

Gabby Morrongiello, reporter for the Washington Examiner, weighed in on the first democratic presidential debate on today’s Federalist Radio Hour. She discussed Hillary Clinton’s successes on stage, Bernie Sander’s missed opportunities, and other highlights from the night. “[Bernie] is closing in on her in the polls and I think this was the one opportunity he…

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British Philosopher Dr. Roger Scruton says America has retreated

David Byler, elections analyst for RealClearPolitics, joins the Federalist Radio Hour to discuss the data behind election demographics and poll numbers. Later in the hour, Ben is joined by Dr. Roger Scruton, English philosopher and writer. As Hillary Clinton slowly loses support, democrats are starting to pay more attention to their other potential candidates, including…

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Federalist Radio Hour: ‘Chaos’ in the House and Obama the Baseball Fraud

The Federalist Radio Hour was hosted today by David Harsanyi, senior editor at the Federalist, and Bill McMorris, reporter at the Washington Free Beacon. After recent news that House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy dropped out of the race for Speaker, the media is asserting that Washington is in chaos and that the disarray of the…

Helicopter Parenting and Affirmative Sexual Consent with Robby Soave

Helicopter parenting, politicalization of affirmative consent, and student debt up to the eyeballs are just a few of the issues facing kids today according to Robby Soave, staff editor for Reason magazine. Soave joined The Federalist Radio Hour today with Ben Domenech. Legislation is defining consent for anyone engaging in sexual activity as a response…

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Carly Fiorina Speaks on Media Propaganda with Federalist Radio

Betsy Woodruff from the Daily Beast, and presidential candidate Carly Fiorina joined today’s Federalist Radio Hour to talk all things 2016. Presidential candidates Ben Carson and Donald Trump seem to be polar opposites when it comes to campaigning. However, they both share a pattern of unaffiliated organizations using their name to raise money in particular…

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Josh Kraushaar on 2016 Candidates and Fantasy Sports Gambling

Today on the Federalist Radio Hour, Josh Kraushaar discusses strategy behind the 2016 presidential campaign, other political news from the Hill, and recent statements from fantasy sports gambling websites. Kraushaar is the political editor at National Journal and editor-in-chief of the Hotline. As Donald Trump takes his first dip in poll numbers, Kraushaar says he…

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John Schindler on Putin in Syria, Intel Cherry-picking, and Hillary’s Emails

Today on the Federalist Radio Hour, Ben’s hosts John Schindler, national security columnist at the Observer, security consultant and former NSA analyst. They discuss Putin’s activity in Syria and the reactions of Russian citizens as well as the White House. Schindler tells Ben, “We are getting to the point where valid intelligence is going to…

Exploring the Science and Cinema behind The Martian

Ridley Scott’s The Martian has rocketed to the top of box offices everywhere. Today on Federalist Radio, Ben hosts a space symposium to explore the science and theatrics behind the film. First, Sonny Bunch reviews the film artistically. The Free Beacon film critic maintains that the “almost anti-cinematic movie become fantastic” purely on the strength…

Celebrity Chef Christopher Kimball Demystifies the Kitchen

Celebrity chef and culinary media personality, Christopher Kimball joins Federalist Radio to demystify the kitchen. The host of America’s Test Kitchen and editor of Cook’s Illustrated, Kimball explains his food philosophy. He argues that “cooking is not an art. Food is functional…I’ve adopted a very practical approach.” Originally a Columbia graduate with a degree in…

Mollie Hemingway Breaks Down the Most Important Moments In the Planned Parenthood Hearing

On today’s special edition of Federalist Radio, Senior Editor, Mollie Hemingway guest-hosts for Ben. She recaps the marathon, five-hour Congressional testimony of Planned Parenthood CEO, Cecile Richards. Joined by Sarah Torre of the Heritage Foundation, the two offer a play by play of yesterday’s proceedings to highlight Pro-Life victories and missed opportunities. Later Anna Paprocki,…