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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.

The Federalist Radio Hour

This Week in the Trump Administration with Rebecca Berg

Rebecca Berg is a national political reporter at RealClear Politics and a political analyst at CNN. She sits down with Mary Katharine Ham in studio to recap this week’s news from the White House including Trump’s budget, the health care bill, the upcoming SCOTUS confirmation hearing, and the hiring of Omarosa as an assistant to…

Don Boudreaux on Free Trade, American Manufacturing, and Economics

Don Boudreaux is a Senior Fellow with the F. A. Hayek Program for Advanced Study in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. He joins today’s Federalist radio to dispel the myths about trade and how it’s impacted middle class living standards. They also discuss the economics of healthcare, manufacturing,…

Rod Dreher on the Future of Christian Communities in a Post-Christian Nation

Rod Dreher is a senior editor at the American Conservative and author of the new book, “The Benedict Option: A Strategy for Christians in a Post-Christian Nation.” Dreher joins Federalist Radio to explain the ancient ways of the Benedict Option, the roots of religious decline in America, and how Christians can save their culture and…

Alejandro Villanueva: U.S. Army Ranger and NFL Offensive Lineman

Alejandro Villanueva is an offensive tackle for the Pittsburgh Steelers, former Army Ranger, and Bronze Star recipient. He joins Federalist Radio to discuss his career in the military, the NFL, the transition between the two, and fishing in rural Pennsylvania. Villanueva described growing up on a military base in Spain, watching Marines land and his…

Peter Suderman on SXSW, Paul Ryan, and Monster Movies

Peter Suderman returns from the weekend at SXSW in Austin, Texas, to join Ben Domenech on Federalist Radio. They discuss the good and bad at SXSW this year, as well as Paul Ryan, the House health care bill, and new movies out like “Kong: Skull Island.” Suderman is an editor at Reason Magazine. Senator Cory…

Everything You Need To Know About The GOP Health Care Plan

Philip Klein is managing editor at the Washington Examiner and author of the book, “Overcoming Obamacare.” Klein helps us navigate the Republicans’ health care plan presented by Paul Ryan this week, and the difficulties behind both the policy and the politics¬†of “repeal and replace.” “Politically you have this situation in which you had to figure…

White Privilege, Victimhood, and Race Issues on College Campuses

Scott Greer is an editor at The Daily Caller and author of the new book, “No Campus For White Men.” Greer joins Federalist Radio to discuss the heated conflicts on American college campuses with a particular tie to race issues, and other ways “white privilege” has been inserted into our culture and politics. Greer says…

Exposing the Tricks of DC Politicians, Plus a Note For Our Listeners

Ben Domenech starts off this episode of Federalist Radio sharing some news and a personal note for our listeners. Later in the hour, he is joined in studio by David Schoenbrod, author of “DC Confidential: Inside the Five Tricks of ¬†Washington.” Schoenbrod explained the real reasons for our broken political system and the sleights of…

Protests, Women’s Strike, and Why HBO’s ‘Girls’ is Actually Conservative

Christine Emba, writer and editor of “In Theory” at the Washington Post, joins Mollie Hemingway on this episode of The Federalist Radio Hour, where they discussed free speech in the context of recent protests on college campuses and the “A Day Without a Woman” strike. They also talk authoritarianism, political turmoil, Lena Dunham’s “Girls”, and…

How to Use Imagination in Politics, Entertainment, and Playboy

Brian Reich is the author of “The Imagination Gap: Stop Thinking the Way You Should and Start Making Extraordinary Things Happen.” Reich joins Federalist Radio to discuss how the human imagination, or lack thereof, can impact political campaigns, Hollywood, space exploration, and the American institution of “Playboy.” “Imagination is embracing this idea that there’s a…