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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.

Kelsey Harkness, Olivia Nuzzi

Ben speaks with The Daily Signal’s Kelsey Harkness about state misconduct in the case against a bakery that refused to bake a wedding cake for a same-sex couple. Later, Olivia Nuzzi of The Daily Beast gave her take on Senator Rand Paul’s presidential prospects in light of his ongoing opposition to the NSA’s domestic surveillance program.

The Federalist Radio Hour: Bill McMorris, Sean Davis

Ben speaks with the hilarious Bill McMorris of the Washington Free Beacon. The two discuss America’s self-confidence crisis and subsequent moral decline. Later in the program, Federalist co-founder, Sean Davis shares about the challenges and triumphs of DIY projects.

Eliana Johnson, Brian Willet

Ben spoke with the DC Editor of National Review, Eliana Johnson, about Senator Elizabeth Warren’s controversial practice of flipping homes. He also got her take on the 2016 field of presidential contenders. Brian Willet also joined the program to explain the FIFA’s corruption scandal and what that means for the 2018 World Cup.

John Dickerson

Ben speaks with John Dickerson, the future anchor of CBS’ Face the Nation, about his vision for the news program and how he plans to cover the 2016 presidential election.

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Memorial Day

Ben talks about the history of the United States and the sacrifices soldiers have made.

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Carly Fiorina, Rebecca Berg

Ben talks with Presidential candidate Carly Fiorina and Real Clear Politics political reporter Rebecca Berg.

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Rob Tracinski

Ben talks with Rob Tracinski.

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CJ Ciaramella

Ben talks with CJ Ciaramella.

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Clark Neily, Charles Cooke

Guest host David Harsanyi talks with Clark Neily and Charles Cooke.