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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.

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…

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…