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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.

Tension Escalates Between the Press and The President

Sarah Westwood, White House correspondent at the Washington Examiner, joins Mary Katharine Ham in studio to give some insight into the White House briefing room and media groupthink. They recap Trump’s attack of the media in Thursday’s press conference and how he addressed the few policy questions that were asked.   “I think the press…

Gender, Sex, Feminists, and the Drive to Abolish Male and Female

Ashley McGuire is the author of the new book “Sex Scandal: The Drive to Abolish Male and Female.” McGuire explores some the areas in which culture attempts to deny any differences between sexes and how “gender neutrality” is harming children. McGuire’s book covers a range of sex and biology issues including bathroom bills, women in…

How Social Media Impacts Our News Consumption, Behavior, and Productivity

Cal Newport, author of “Deep Work,” returns to the Federalist Radio Hour to discuss his concept of digital minimalism and the psychology of social media. Evaluating the way we use technological tools can increase productivity and improve systems of work flow. Social media users are often unaware how their behavior is manipulated and used for…

Discussing the Fashion of Presidents and the Essence of Men’s Style

Richard Torregrossa is the author of “Cary Grant: A Celebration of Style” and joins Federalist Radio Hour to discuss men’s style and how the fashion choices of figures like presidents and news anchors has an impact on their message. “It says something about [Trump’s] aggression, and I think the way President Obama dresses also says…

John Miller on Journalism Education and the Future of News Media

John Miller, director of the DOW journalism program at Hillsdale College and writer at National Review, joins Federalist Radio Hour to discuss journalism, j-school students, higher education, and technological changes in how we consume books and essays. Miller said he believes that no student should ever major journalism, but that there will be continue to…

Studying Trump’s Foreign Affairs with Russia, China, and Radical Islam

Paul Coyer is a historian, a professor at the Institute of World Politics, and a contributing editor at Providence: A Journal of Christianity and American Foreign Policy.  Coyer discussed the foreign policy challenges facing the new administration including relationships with Russia, China, and radical Islam. Coyer discussed the balance between the dangers of extreme American exceptionalism and the…

Megan McArdle On Valentine’s Day, Marriage, and Tips for the Home Cook

Megan McArdle, columnist at Bloomberg View, joins Federalist Radio to offer her best advice and economical perspective on Valentine’s Day, restaurants, and cooking at home. McArdle and Domenech also discuss what the data says about couples who marry, divorce, or cohabitate. As a self-claimed “food communist”, McArdle explains the most economical ways to eat out…

How American Culture Must Restore Its Schools, Art, Families, and Institutions

Joy Pullmann, managing editor at The Federalist, interviews professor and author Dr. Anthony Esolen on Federalist Radio. Esolen discusses his latest book, “Out of the Ashes: Rebuilding American Culture” and how we can save art, beauty, music from the crumbling institutions of Western civilization and the sexual revolution. Dr. Esolen also shared the story of…

The Biggest Issues Facing Our Navy and Military Strategy Across the Seas

Bryan McGrath is deputy director of the Center for American Seapower at the Hudson Institute. McGrath joins Federalist Radio to discuss a range of national security issues facing our Navy, including the size of its fleet, the Western Pacific, and military technology. McGrath said we have overused the Navy while it’s become progressively smaller. “When the…

The Man Behind the Sting: Fighting Child Slavery in the U.S. and Abroad

Tim Ballard is the founder and CEO of Operation Underground Railroad, an organization dedicated to rescuing victims of human trafficking, child slavery, and bringing justice to their perpetrators. Ballard joins Federalist Radio to discuss the horrific details of this industry and how his team partners with law enforcement on operations around the world. “There are…