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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.


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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Noah Rothman Says Failure to Deal With Terrorism Abroad Encourages Attacks Domestically

Failure to deal with terrorism abroad makes domestic attacks more likely. That’s according to Commentary’s Noah Rothman who joins David Harsanyi and Mollie Hemingway on today’s episode of the Federalist Radio Hour. The assistant online editor argues that the attacks like those in Chattanooga “have become a part of life, and will continue, until their roots…

Arthur Brooks Calls For A New Kind Of Conservatism

Arthur Brooks has called on Conservatives to make a sweeping paradigm change. The President of AEI argues that it’s never enough to stand against something. Rather, the right must stand up for someone, if they are to remain politically relevant. On today’s edition of the Federalist Radio Hour, Brooks joins David Harsanyi and Mollie Hemingway…

Mollie Hemingway Explains How Big Corporations Kill Babies, Sell Their Limbs, and Get Away With It.

The Federalist Radio Hour reacts in horror to the revelation that Planned Parenthood has been harvesting and selling the limbs and organs of aborted children. On today’s program, Mollie Hemingway joins Ben to discuss how to respond. In addition to sadness over the slaughter, the two express outrage over the media’s complicit coverage. A Senior…

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Charles Cooke Says Conservatives and Libertarians Must Unite or Perish Politically

Modern American political philosophy encapsulates a diversity of opinion that can either spark division or foster dialogue. Charles Cooke lobbies for the latter. On the Federalist Radio Hour, the National Review writer explains why he’s fallen in love with American liberty, and how he hopes Conservatives and Libertarians come together, right now, over his book.…

Matt Lewis Says Donald Trump’s The Wrong Kind of American Icon

The candidacy of Donald Trump, “is a symbol of how far our civilization has come–in the wrong direction.” That’s according to Matt Lewis, the Daily Caller’s senior contributor who joins Ben Domenech to discuss the 2016 presidential field and his upcoming book. On today’s Federalist Radio Hour, the veteran political writer gives his take on both the…

Katrina Trinko Says Papal Authority Extends to Orthodoxy Not Political-Economy

On a special edition of the Federalist Radio Hour, David Harsanyi guest hosts for Ben. Katrina Trinko joins the senior editor of the Federalist on air for a discussion of papal authority and gay marriage. Managing editor of the Daily Signal and a practicing Catholic, Trinko responds to Pope Francis’ recent characterization of unbridled capitalism…

Ike Brannon Says There’s A Lesson Behind the Chinese Market Meltdown

Economist Ike Brannon diagnoses the diseased command economies of China and Greece on today’s episode of The Federalist Radio Hour. The Bush Institute fellow joins guest host Robert Tracinski to make sense of the crashing Chinese stock market and the debt crisis burgeoning Greece. According to Brannon, Beijing is now learning the hard way that…

Bill Gertz Says Nation’s Woefully Unprepared To Respond to an Attack

On a special edition of the Federalist Radio Hour, Matthew Continetti guest hosts for Ben. The Editor of the Washington Free Beacon leads an All Star Cast in a robust discussion of foreign policy, culture, and both party’s race for the White House. In the wake of a computer blackout on Wall Street, Bill Gertz examines…

Fredrik deBoer Says Polygamous Marriages Are Next

Robert Tracinski hosts Ilya Shapiro and Fredrik deBoer during a robust discussion of the future of marriage.

Robert Tracinski Outlines The Rules of Culture War 4.0

Robert Tracinski reveals the realities behind every battle of the Culture War.