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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.

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…

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…