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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.

Remembering The Beginning of Our Freedom

More than day off for barbecues and fireworks, Independence Day will forever mark the beginning of an American era, the anniversary of our first birth of freedom. On today’s Federalist Radio Hour, Ben breathes life into a historical anthology of the Fourth of July. Drawing from the battle of Bunker Hill to the symposium at…

George Will Joins Federalist Radio

On the Federalist Radio Hour, George F. Will offers his account of the state of the American nation, education, and baseball. A Pulitzer-prize-winning journalist and accomplished author, Will looks critically at the judicial events of the past weeks. He finds optimism in the Obergefell dissent of John Roberts, noting that the Chief Justice dealt a…

Rebuilding America, Charles Murray Joins Federalist Radio

“The American project, as originally defined, is dead,” says Dr. Charles Murray. The WH Brady Scholar of the American Enterprise Institute and accomplished author joins Ben on today’s episode to discuss his new book, By the People: Rebuilding America Without Permission. Murray believes that an emasculated limited government has allowed the modern regulatory state to…

Winning the Millennial Vote

Much pursued but little understood, millennials represent a key demographic for any candidate seeking the White House. Co-founder of Echelon Insights, host of the Pollster podcast, and author, Kristen S. Anderson joins Ben on today’s episode to discuss her new book, The Selfie Vote: Where Millennials Are Leading America (And How Republicans Can Keep Up).…

Separated Powers Two Centuries Later: The Health of Republican Government

Ben speaks with F.H. Buckley, author of The Once and Future King, about the health of Constitutional government in America today.

Judicial Roundup On Federalist Radio Hour

It has been a momentous few days at the Supreme Court as the justices handed down three groundbreaking decisions. Today on the Federalist Radio Hour, Ben gets the first draft reactions from top scholars on the issues. Sarah Torre of the Heritage Foundation sifts through the court’s marriage decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, explaining that…

King v. Burwell

Robert Tracinski guest hosts the Federalist Radio Hour to give breaking analysis of the Supreme Court’s King v. Burwell decision.

The Importance Of Alexander Hamilton

Ben Offers A Historical Primer on Alexander Hamilton.

Bobby Jindal Joins The Federalist Radio Hour

Ben Speaks with Bobby Jindal on the eve of the Governor’s expected presidential announcement.

Should We Execute The Boston Bomber?

Ben Hosts A Debate Over Whether The Boston Bomber Deserves The Death Penalty.