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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.

What Polling Data Tell Us About Immigration, Policing, and Discrimination

Emily Ekins, research fellow and director of polling at the Cato Institute, shared some of her latest polling data on Federalist Radio. Domenech and Ekins discuss what polling says about immigration, refugees, cops, and the differences between Democratic women and Republican women who say they’ve been discriminated against. Sometimes media coverage or reactions shared on…

Salena Zito on 2016 Voters, Blue Dogs, and Political Sports Media

Salena Zito spent the last year and a half driving across the country and interviewing over 4,000 Americans. Zito and Domenech discuss how blue states turned red, how the Democratic party has changed, and how politics has seemed to infest every area of our lives, including our sports. Zito is a CNN contributor, columnist at…

The American Serial Killer the Media Won’t Talk About: Kermit Gosnell

Dr. Kermit Gosnell was convicted of murdering four people, including three babies, and it is suspected that he also killed hundreds, if not thousands of others in his “House of Horrors” abortion clinic. Ann McElhinney and Phelim McAleer join the Federalist Radio Hour to discuss their book, “Gosnell: The Untold Story of America‚Äôs Most Prolific…

Are Millennials Religious? Are Pro-Life Women Feminists?

Emma Green, writer at The Atlantic, joins Ben Domenech in discussing the changing cultural landscape of religion and millennials. Green also shares her reporting on the Women’s March and the divides between feminists and pro-life women. “The way that millennials in particular have ordered their lives and the way they communicate with one another are…

Tim Carney on Obamacare, Crowd Sizes, and Trump’s Disruption in D.C.

Tim Carney, commentary editor at the Washington Examiner and visiting fellow at AEI, discusses the Inauguration crowd, what Trump will do with Obamacare, and reactions from the Washington establishment. Carney said Trump doesn’t have a reason to worry about the lack of people who made it to DC for the Inauguration. “Trump, unlike most Republicans,…

Dr. Russell Moore on Trump, SCOTUS, and The Future of American Churches

Dr. Russell Moore, president of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, shares some of things he’s praying for President Trump, his thoughts on SCOTUS picks, the pro-life movement, and the future of the church. They discussed some of the biggest issues facing conservative Christians in today’s politics. “If this becomes…

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Controversial ‘Bachelor’ Contestants, Taylor Swift, and The Oscars

Emily Yahr, entertainment reporter at The Washington Post, joins Bre Payton to break down all the details of “The Bachelor” and this season’s villains and crazies. They also discuss the backlash against Taylor Swift on social media this weekend and upcoming Oscar nominations. This season’s most controversial “Bachelor” contestant, Corinne, is known for taking her…

Inauguration Day, Protests, and President Trump’s Speech

Mary Katharine Ham and Bre Payton host the Inauguration Day episode of The Federalist Radio Hour, discussing their initial reactions to this week’s inaugural events, President Trump’s speech, protestors in D.C., and why Americans can’t trust the media to cover the Trump administration. “At the end of his address, he explicitly says that it ain’t…

Bro Power Rankings: A Second Edition with Bill McMorris

Bill McMorris, reporter at The Washington Free Beacon, returns to the Federalist Radio Hour to update the who’s who and who’s not of ultimate bros. They discuss female bro’s, Ryan Lochte becoming a father, and what kind of bros we will see in Washington under the new administration. “Key things that bros need to know…

Guns, Self Defense, and Popular Firearm Myths with Sean Davis

Sean Davis, co-founder of The Federalist, joins Federalist Radio to dispel some common myths and misconceptions about guns and gun laws. Davis gave advice on self-defense practices, suppressors, and factors consumers should consider before buying a gun. “Military style means it looks black and scary. Either something is an assault rifle — a military issue…