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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.

Hemingway and Harsanyi on DNC Politics, Lent, Russia, and Academy Awards

Senior Editors Mollie Hemingway and David Harsanyi discuss an array of topics from this week including: President Trump’s first joint address to Congress, the new DNC chairman, issues within the Democratic Party, the Lenten season, Russia, and the Academy Awards. After the stories surrounding Senator Sessions this week, the media continues to double down on their…

Jonah Goldberg on Media, Conservatives, and Problematic Technological Advances

Jonah Goldberg, senior editor at National Review and a fellow at AEI, discusses media incentives, directions of the conservative movement, and the latest problematic outrages with the moon and artificial intelligence. Reporters jumping to accusations of perjury over Senator Jeff Sessions interactions with the Russian Ambassador is this week’s newest trent in media freak-outs.  “The whole…

How to Find, Share, and Experience Current Bands and New Artists

Music writer and enthusiast, Billy Rosenbeck, joins Ben on this episode of Federalist Radio to discuss the music industry, music curation, the elements of modern rock bands, various artists like Josh Ritter and other up-and-coming bands. “We’re in this playlist generation where everything comes at us really quickly and the shuffle button is always available,”…

An Alpha Female’s Guide to Men and Saving Your Marriage from Feminist Rage

Suzanne Venker is a cultural critic and author of the new book, “The Alpha Female’s Guide to Men and Marriage: How Love Works.” Mary Katharine Ham and Joy Pullmann interview Suzanne on the Federalist Radio Hour about how strong women can learn to make their marriages less competitive and more complementary. Venker discusses some of…

Robby Soave on CPAC, the Oscars, and College Campus Due Process Fails

Robby Soave, editor at Reason Magazine, joins Ben Domenech to discuss CPAC, the Oscars, and the latest crazy tales of sexual assault accusations on college campuses. With speakers like Dog the Bounty Hunter and Sheriff Clarke at CPAC this year, has the gathering has become more about the spectacle than conservative ideals?  “I’m concerned that…

James Poulos on Tocqueville, Death, Sex, Music, and Living Free

James Poulos is a senior contributor at the Federalist and author of the new book, “The Art of Being Free: How Alexis de Tocqueville Can Save Us from Ourselves.” He joins Federalist Radio to explains what Tocqueville might have to tell us about Brittany Spears, death, dating, sex, and living lives of freedom. “The way…

Erica Grieder on CPAC, Media Bias, Beta Males, and Texas Politics

Erica Grieder, Texas-based journalist and author, joins Federalist Radio to discuss CPAC, conservative media, Rick Perry, and the nuances of Texas politics. Donald Trump’s lack of ideology and tendency towards ethno-nationalist populism is a poor fit with republicans in Texas, Greider said. “Even our democrats are not very populist in Texas,” she said. “Trump was…

How These Conservative Intellectuals Shaped Modern Conservative Thought

Steven F. Hayward is a professor at UC Berkeley and the author of the new book, “Patriotism Is Not Enough: Harry Jaffa, Walter Berns, and the Arguments that Redefined American Conservatism.” He joins the Federalist Radio Hour to discuss the thinkers and writers who shaped the conservative movement and how they fit into America’s intellectual…

David Frum on Autocracy, Healthcare, and Predicting President Trump

David Frum, senior editor at The Atlantic, joins Federalist Radio to discuss issues stirring inside the White House, House Republicans’ healthcare plan, and how Donald Trump could build an autocracy in America. Frum makes the case that we know enough about Donald Trump to know what type of President he will be. “There are positive…

Tyler Cowen on Complacency, Immobility, and American Progress

Tyler Cowen, economist and professor at George Mason University, joins Federalist Radio to discuss his new book, “The Complacent Class: The Self-Defeating Quest for the American Dream.” “We’ve had the unquestioned presumption that more safety is always better and you want to dig yourself in and have a nice life,” Cowen said. “And yes, that…