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The Federalist Radio Hour


Hosted by Ben Domenech, The Federalist Radio Hour is a daily podcast featuring engaging and in-depth conversations with journalists, scholars, authors, politicians, and thinkers of all stripes. Along with guest hosts Mollie Hemingway, David Harsanyi,...Show More
David Frum Makes The Case For Restricting Immigration

55:00 | Mar 13th

David Frum, writer at The Atlantic, joins Ben Domenech for a discussion on how immigration impacts the economy, birthrates, and future citizens. They also discuss the college admission fraud scandal and 2020 contenders. Frum's cover story for The Atl...Show More
The Crumbling Of Community And Civic Life Is How You Got Trump

52:00 | Mar 1st

Journalist Tim Carney joins Ben Domenech and Emily Jashinsky to discuss why so many people believe, as Donald Trump declared, that "the American Dream is dead." Carney uses both data and personal stories to argue that the increase in economic despair...Show More
Yoni Appelbaum Urges Congress To Pursue Trump's Impeachment

56:00 | Jan 23rd

Yoni Appelbaum, senior editor at The Atlantic, wrote this month's Atlantic cover story, "Impeach Donald Trump." Ben Domenech interviews Appelbaum on what he discovered about impeachment historically and his arguments for why Congress should take acti...Show More
What Are The Major Concerns For 2020 Voters And Candidates Right Now?

45:00 | Aug 16th

Josh Kraushaar, political editor for National Journal, joins Ben Domenech to give his take on how the 2020 Democratic candidates are wrestling with culture war issues, the Obama legacy, and identity politics. They also discuss how suburban voters, es...Show More
The Latest Threats To U.S. National Security From North Korea, Iran, & Russia

40:00 | Aug 14th

Mollie Hemingway and David Harsanyi interview Fred Fleitz, a political, military and nuclear weapons analyst, and CEO of the Center for Security Policy. He served in 2018 as a Deputy Assistant to President Donald Trump and Chief of Staff to National ...Show More
Hemingway And Harsanyi: Epstein Conspiracies, 2020 Dems, And Pronouns

48:00 | Aug 12th

Senior Editors Mollie Hemingway and David Harsanyi discuss why Americans gravitate toward conspiracy theories, Joe Biden's gaffs, and other leading 2020 candidates. They also talk movies, music, and the progressive indoctrination on college campuses.
Progressive Pushback Against NYT, The Bigness Of Tech, And Taylor Swift

46:00 | Aug 9th

It was a watershed moment this week for established media when the New York Times changed their front page headline after outrage from an online Twitter mob. Saagar Enjeti, The Hill's Chief Washington Correspondent and co-host of The Hill TV, joins C...Show More
On Conservatives In Cities, Crime, And Ross Perot

36:00 | Aug 7th

Paul Beston is managing editor of "City Journal," a quarterly magazine of urban affairs. Beston and Domenech discuss crime, policing, and the evolution of New York City. They also discuss the life of Ross Perot and the memorable 1992 election.
First Things' Matthew Schmitz: Corporations, Culture Wars, And Moralism

51:00 | Aug 5th

Matthew Schmitz, senior editor of "First Things", joins Ben Domenech for a discussion on emerging ideological arguments in nationalist, libertarian, and free market wings of the conservative movement. Are corporations or government a bigger threat to...Show More
Is Trump Racist? On Reparations, Baltimore, And Other Race Issues

50:00 | Aug 2nd

Coleman Hughes is a Quillette columnist and an undergraduate philosophy major at Columbia University. Hughes and Domenech discuss how the word "racist" doesn't mean what it used to, whether Trump and his supporters should be considered racist, and t...Show More
The Squad, 2020 Dems, And Conservative Disagreements On Foreign Policy

50:00 | Jul 31st

Josh Hammer, Editor-at-Large of The Daily Wire, joins Ben Domenech to discuss recent political issues happening on Capitol Hill and the 2020 campaign trail including anti-Israel bills, immigration, and "The Squad." They discuss the conservative movem...Show More
A Retrospective Look At How The GOP Became The Party Of Trump

56:00 | Jul 29th

Politico reporter Tim Alberta sets out to answer the question, “How did Donald Trump become president of the United States?" Alberta joins Ben Domenech on the Federalist Radio Hour to discuss his new book, "American Carnage: On the Front Lines of the...Show More
Hemingway And Harsanyi: Does Robert Mueller Know What's In His Own Report?

53:00 | Jul 25th

Senior Editors Mollie Hemingway and David Harsanyi discuss concerning takeaways and implications of Robert Mueller's hearing in front of the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday, and the mainstream media's moving of goal posts. Mueller was supposed...Show More
Mark Meadows On Mueller, Budget Deal, And How To Make Friends In Congress

45:00 | Jul 24th

Congressman Mark Meadows represents North Carolina's 11th and chairs the House Freedom Caucus. Ben Domenech gets Meadows' reaction to Rep. Justin Amash's recently declared independence, Trump's big budget deal, regulations of big tech, and Robert Mue...Show More
School Demographics, Teacher Salaries, And The Economics Of Education

52:00 | Jul 22nd

Eric Hanushek is a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution of Stanford University and a leader in the economic analysis of education issues. Domenech and Hanushek discuss common misconceptions for improving U.S. schools, the culture war within public...Show More
The Rise Of Young Radicals And Millennial Activists With Robby Soave

45:00 | Jul 19th

Robby Soave, editor at Reason, is the author the new book, "Panic Attack: Young Radicals in the Age of Trump." Soave investigates the recent rise of millennial activism, on both the left and right, and the suppression of free speech on college campus...Show More
The Intersection Of Twitter, Polarization, And Our Vanishing Institutions

49:00 | Jul 17th

Jonathan Rauch and Ben Domenech discuss practical ways to decrease online outrage, increase civility despite the political divide, and restore the disappearing institutions that previously bonded American communities. Rauch is an author, a Brookings ...Show More
The Shifting Of World Powers And Foreign Policy Realism

48:00 | Jul 12th

Sumantra Maitra, a doctoral researcher at the University of Nottingham, UK, and a senior contributor to The Federalist, joins Ben Domenech to discuss realism in foreign relations, China as a threat, and political correctness in Great Britain.
Hemingway And Severino: A Behind-The-Scenes Look At Justice Kavanaugh's Confirmation

1:02:30 | Jul 10th

Senior Editor David Harsanyi interviews Mollie Hemingway and Carrie Severino, co-authors of the new book, "Justice on Trial: The Kavanaugh Confirmation and the Future of the Supreme Court." The authors share stories they uncovered after conducting ov...Show More
Economist Michael Boskin On Tariffs, Immigration, And Social Security

51:00 | Jul 8th

Michael J. Boskin is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and a Professor of Economics at Stanford. Domenech and Boskin discuss Trump's trade war with China, global economic and immigration trends in Europe, and the economics behind popular 2020...Show More
How Government Is Killing International Adoption

48:00 | Jul 5th

Overregulation of international adoption is driving the industry into extinction. Jayme Metzgar, senior contributor at The Federalist and founder of the adoption non-profit Romania Reborn, joins Ben Domenech to discuss major issues with the State Dep...Show More
Where The Democratic Candidates Stand After First Round Of Debates

52:00 | Jul 3rd

Jeremy Peters, politics reporter at The New York Times, joins Ben Domenech to break down how the Democratic candidates are faring after the first round of debates. Will Kamala Harris be pegged as a progressive socialist or establishment candidate? Do...Show More
The 'New Right' And Their Hatred For Progressive Leftists With Michael Malice

48:00 | Jul 1st

Michael Malice is a political commenter and author of the book, "The New Right: A Journey to the Fringe of American Politics." Malice defines the "New Right" as a group of people who don't have anything in common except for who they hate, describing...Show More
Dan Abrams: Law And Crime In The Age Of Mass Media

38:00 | Jun 28th

Dan Abrams is the chief legal affairs anchor for ABC News and host of Live PD. Domenech and Abrams discuss how Americans learn more about our justice system from media coverage of legal cases than coverage of politics. They also discuss the future of...Show More
How Senator Josh Hawley Is Taking On Silicon Valley Giants

42:00 | Jun 26th

Senator Josh Hawley is calling for regulation to keep big social media and tech companies from censoring conservative content. Ben Domenech and Hawley discuss his proposed legislation, free speech, Section 230, neoconservatives and more.
Trends In Crime, Policing, And Where The 2020 Candidates Stand On Criminal Justice Reform

46:00 | Jun 24th

Rafael Mangual is a fellow and deputy director of legal policy at the Manhattan Institute, and he joins the Federalist Radio Hour to discuss criminal justice reform, broken window policing, and 2020 democratic platforms on crime. Mangual makes the ca...Show More
Lessons Learned On The Iraq War, Gay Marriage Debate, And Evangelical Voters

1:04:00 | Jun 21st

Peter Wehner is a Senior Fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center, contributing opinion writer for the New York Times, and veteran of three Republican administrations. He joins Ben Domenech for a discussion on his new book, "The Death of Politic...Show More
Big Tech's Big Problems And A Conversation With The Pinterest Whistleblower

45:00 | Jun 19th

Ben Domenech discusses issues surrounding big technology and social media companies such a public health, privacy, and censorship. Domenech interviews Eric Cochran, the software engineer who was fired from Pinterest for revealing the company's censor...Show More
Crime Reporters On The Growing Popularity Of The True Crime Genre

57:00 | Jun 17th

Reporters Megan Cloherty and Jack Moore covered the trial of the D.C. Mansion Murders in 2015, when a D.C. power couple, their 10-year-old son and housekeeper were held hostage for 22 hours and murdered inside their burning house. They join Ben Domen...Show More
The Ethical And Moral Arguments Against 'Throwaway Culture'

1:00:30 | Jun 14th

Charles Camosy is a pro-life Democrat and professor of Christian Ethics at Fordham University. He believes applying a consistent life ethic to our biggest the political, legal, and moral issues can cut across polarization. Domenech and Camosy discuss...Show More
Ann Coulter Talks Immigration, Impeachment, And Future Elections

46:30 | Jun 12th

Writer and best-selling author Ann Coulter joins Ben Domenech for a discussion on Trump's immigration failures, the Democrats' plan for impeachment, 2020 candidates, and how voter demographics are rapidly changing. Coulter questions whether Trump can...Show More
George Will Defends Conservatism, History, And Civil Liberties

59:30 | Jun 10th

Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist George Will joins Ben Domenech to discuss his new book, "The Conservative Sensibility." They discuss how the role of government, the intellectual differences of the American founders, and how progressivism was advance...Show More
George Will Defends Conservatism, History, And Civil Liberties

59:30 | Jun 10th

Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist George Will joins Ben Domenech to discuss his new book, "The Conservative Sensibility." They discuss how the role of government, the intellectual differences of the American founders, and how progressivism was advance...Show More
Hemingway And Harsanyi: Big Tech, Censorship, And Impeachment

50:00 | Jun 7th

Senior Editors Mollie Hemingway and David Harsanyi debate the power that tech companies have and how they've been inserted in the war on free speech. They dive into the most recent attempts to pursue impeaching the President, William Barr's revealing...Show More
Congressman Chip Roy On The Border, Healthcare, And How To Fix Congress

53:30 | Jun 5th

Congressman Chip Roy is a freshman representative from Texas, who joins Ben in studio for a conversation on the swampiness of D.C. and how to fix the system. They hit issues like the crisis at the border, the disaster relief bill, spending, and heal...Show More
Ambassador David Mulford On India, China, And Economic Trends

51:00 | Jun 3rd

Ambassador David Mulford is a distinguished visiting fellow at the Hoover Institution, and former U.S. Ambassador to India. Mulford weighs in on populism in Indian elections, major concerns over relations with China, Brexit, and his time in India as...Show More
Bill Whalen On Impeachment, California Politics, And 2020

49:00 | May 31st

Bill Whalen is Hoover Institution's Virginia Hobbs Carpenter Research Fellow, a former journalist, and former speechwriter. Ben Domenech and Whalen discuss Robert Mueller's press conference this week and how the Democrats are leaning into impeachment...Show More
A Populist Moment In Politics And Culture Around The Globe

43:00 | May 29th

Niall Ferguson is a historian, author, and senior fellow at the Hoover Institution. Domenech and Ferguson discuss the rising populism in elections around the world, Brexit, and the election of Trump. Why haven't liberals reflected on the Obama admini...Show More
An Update On The Border: Migrant Deaths And The White House's Proposal

58:00 | May 24th

John Daniel Davidson, senior correspondent for The Federalist, joins Ben for an update on the crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border and what Congress is trying to do about it. They discuss why immigration is an emotional topic for Americans and why there ...Show More
The Final Recap Of 'Game Of Thrones'

52:00 | May 22nd

Spoilers ahead! Ben Domenech and John Martin discuss the finale of Game of Thrones, the plot pitfalls, and where the show deviated from the books. They also discuss the cultural obsession with GOT, and where that leaves the golden age of television n...Show More
What's Happening To Britney Spears, Country Music, And Network TV

51:00 | May 20th

The Washington Post's entertainment reporter, Emily Yahr, joins Federalist Culture Editor Emily Jashinksky to report on the latest news in television and music. They discuss the come back of "American Idol," Britney Spears and the mystery of #FreeBri...Show More
What's Happening In Our Trade War With China

43:00 | May 17th

Why is the President calling for tariffs and how will it impact American industries? Ben Domenech and Riley Walters discuss China, national security, negotiations, and the policies leading to a trade war. Walters is policy analyst, Asia Economy and T...Show More
Sen. Tom Cotton On Service, Sacrifice, And Faith In The Individual

56:00 | May 15th

Senator Tom Cotton joins Ben Domenech for a conversation on foreign policy, the biggest issues facing the Republican Party, political philosophy, military service, and his new book, "Sacred Duty: A Soldier's Tour at Arlington National Cemetery."
Can Nuclear Power Help Solve Climate Change?

55:00 | May 13th

Joshua Goldstein, a former environmentalist and professor, discusses how he came to understand the potential future of nuclear energy. Domenech and Goldstein discuss renewable energy, the realistic consequences of climate change, and how other countr...Show More
Hemingway And Harsanyi: Impeachment, Spying, And 2020 Candidates

53:00 | May 10th

Mollie Hemingway and David Harsanyi address this week's media obsessions with James Comey, William Barr, and how Congress is pushing on toward impeachment. They also talk tariffs, 2020 democratic candidates, and good social media habits.
Does Silicon Valley Have Humanity's Best Interest At Heart?

50:00 | May 8th

What are the consequences of technology on our human behavior? Our anthropology, our politics, our vices, or sexual reproduction? Does Silicon Valley have our nation's interest at heart? James Poulos is the Executive Editor of The American Mind, an o...Show More
Michael Brendan Dougherty On Ireland, Conservatism, And The Spirit Of A Nation

53:00 | May 6th

Michael Brendan Dougherty, senior writer at National Review, explores the ideas of identity, nationalism, and our cultural origins in his new book, "My Father Left Me Ireland: An American Son's Search For Home." Domenech and Dougherty discuss fatherh...Show More
Barbara Bush's Life As The Matriarch Of An American Political Dynasty

49:00 | May 3rd

Susan Page, Washington bureau chief of USA Today, interviewed former First Lady Barbara Bush 6 times before she died and was given access to her diaries. Page's new book "The Matriarch: Barbara Bush and the Making of an American Dynasty" dives into ...Show More
Impeachment, Joe Biden, And The 2020 Electorate

55:30 | May 1st

Yoni Appelbaum is a senior editor at The Atlantic. Ben Domenech asks Appelbaum about his thoughts on impeachment now that the Muller Report has been released. They also discuss Executive power, Biden's official candidacy for President, and the court...Show More
The Changes In Progressivism, Nationalism, And Legacy Media

47:00 | Apr 29th

James Poulos is the Executive Editor of The American Mind, an online publication of the Claremont Institute. He is the author of The Art of Being Free. Poulos joins Ben for a discussion on the publishing of political opinions and why media outlets do...Show More
Senator Mike Lee On The Mueller Report, 2020 Dems, And Our Lost Declaration

1:05:00 | Apr 26th

The Senator from Utah, Mike Lee, has written a new book, "Our Lost Declaration" on the American Founders who fought tyranny. Lee joins Ben Domenech for a discussion on history, identity politics, oversight of the Executive Branch, and how the Democra...Show More
Game Of Thrones: Theories, Predictions, And Its Widespread Popularity

56:00 | Apr 24th

Sonny Bunch, executive editor at The Washington Free Beacon, and Robby Soave, associate editor at Reason Magazine, join Ben in studio for a full hour of "Game Of Thrones" discussion. They debate characters, plot twists, the show's cross-cultural popu...Show More
'Bachelor' Contestant Talks Behind-The-Scenes Of America's Favorite Reality TV Show

58:00 | Apr 22nd

Jillian Anderson was a contestant on season 19 of "The Bachelor" and season 2 of "Bachelor in Paradise." She joins Emily Jashinsky on the podcast to discuss her experience on the show, why the cameras are always rolling, and how reality TV has change...Show More
Hemingway And Harsanyi: Happy Mueller Report Day!

46:00 | Apr 18th

Mollie Hemingway and David Harsanyi react to William Barr's press conference prior to the release of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report on the Russian collusion. They also discuss the calls to investigative obstruction, hysterical media reaction...Show More
The Burning Of Notre Dame: Catholics, France, And Its Future

43:00 | Apr 17th

Christopher Bedford, Editor-in-chief of The Daily Caller News Foundation, joins Emily Jashinsky to discuss the historical significance of Notre Dame, what it's loss means to Catholics, and what we can expect as the French look to rebuild. They also d...Show More
Canadian Comedian Sugar Sammy Offends Audiences Across Cultures

38:00 | Apr 15th

Samir Khullar, better known as Sugar Sammy, is a Canadian comedian who performs comedy in multiple languages and cultures. Sugar Sammy joins Ben Domenech for discussion on joke writing, the art of the "Special," Canadian politics, and the future of c...Show More
Charles Lane: America's First War On Terror, Op-Ed Pages, And Media Bias

57:00 | Apr 12th

Charles Lane is an editorial writer for The Washington Post and author of the new book, "Freedom's Detective: The Secret Service, the Ku Klux Klan and the Man Who Masterminded America’s First War on Terror." Lane and Domenech discuss post Civil War A...Show More
FCC Commissioner Pushes Back On Zuckerberg's Call To Censor The Internet

51:00 | Apr 10th

FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr is knocking down Mark Zuckerberg's proposal for the government to regulate “divisive speech." Carr joins Ben Domenech on the podcast to discuss hate speech, the future of 5G, and regulating the Internet and online privac...Show More
What To Know About U.S. Foreign Policy Positions In Israel, Syria, And China

58:00 | Apr 8th

Josh Rogin joins Ben Domenech to discuss the direction of U.S. relations with Israel, Trump's Syria policy, and the threat of China. Rogin is a columnist for the Global Opinions section of the Washington Post and a political analyst with CNN.
How A Secular Iranian's Spiritual Awakening Led Him To The Church

51:00 | Apr 5th

In his new memoir, Sohrab Ahmari shares his story of growing up in Iran, coming to America, and his conversion from a Marxist atheist to a devout Catholic. Domenech and Ahmari discuss the writers who influenced Ahmari during his spiritual awakening a...Show More
Bernie, Biden, The Woke Demographic, And Porn

46:00 | Apr 3rd

Tim Alberta, chief political correspondent at Politico Magazine, joins Ben Domenech to discuss the current prospects for 2020 candidates, the shift of woke white liberals in the Democratic Party, and how the GOP lost the fight against porn. Technolog...Show More
Designer Leah McSweeney: Fashion, Women's March, And Jordan Peterson

52:00 | Apr 1st

Leah McSweeney is the founder and CEO of Married to the Mob, a women's fashion line. She's also a columnist at Penthouse, and a journalist who first reported on anti-semitism at the top of The Women's March organization. McSweeney and Domenech discus...Show More
Physics Reveals 'Green' Energy Sources Are Unrealistic And Unsustainable

43:00 | Mar 29th

Can existing "green" energy match the efficiency of fossil fuels? Mark P. Mills is a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute, whose new report examines the physics behind green energy proposals, and shows why the world is no where near ready to unde...Show More
American Fertility And The Consequences Of Our Plummeting Birth Rate

56:00 | Mar 27th

The U.S. fertility rate recently dropped to a historic low. What are demographers saying about this downturn? Should humans stop procreating to fight climate change? Lyman Stone joins the podcast to discuss fertility, demographics, the nature of Twi...Show More
Hemingway And Harsanyi: How The Media Fell For The Russia Story

56:00 | Mar 26th

Mollie Hemingway and David Harsanyi narrate the utter failure of journalists to report the story of massive corruption in U.S. intelligence agencies, and how they instead fell for a fake story about Donald Trump's collusion with Russia. Our hosts des...Show More
Robert Mueller's Investigation Is Over: No Collusion

58:00 | Mar 25th

Ben Domenech, publisher of the Federalist, and Becket Adams, of the Washington Examiner, break down the weekend reactions to Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia probe. They also discuss why the responsible journalists, who were skeptical of the m...Show More
How To Live A Focused Life In A World Of Buzzing Technology

52:00 | Mar 22nd

Is there a way to embrace technology without letting it control our daily lives? Cal Newport's philosophy of "digital minimalism" teaches how to live a focused life in an increasingly noisy world. Newport is a professor at Georgetown and the author ...Show More
New Zealand, Brexit, And Progressive Demand For Centralization

36:00 | Mar 20th

Brendan O'Neill is the editor of spiked, the online magazine that wants to make history as well as report it. He joins Ben Domenech on today's show to discuss the mass shooting in New Zealand and the rush to examine the attack's political framework. ...Show More
The Migrant Crisis On The Border Is A 'Money-Making Machine'

49:00 | Mar 18th

Federalist Senior Correspondent John Daniel Davidson interviews investigative journalist Jay Root on his new documentary "Border Hustle," in which TIME and The Texas Tribune collaborated to track the family separation crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border...Show More
Senator Joni Ernst On Women In Combat, Iowa, And Paid Family Leave

46:00 | Mar 15th

Senator Joni Ernst joins Ben Domenech in studio to discuss women in the military, government waste, and her new paid parental leave proposal. They also discuss the highly political Iowa and the 2020 Democratic candidates that are swinging through her...Show More
Arthur Brooks On How To Lead Americans Away From Hating Each Other

57:00 | Mar 11th

Arthur Brooks, President of AEI, joins the Federalist Radio Hour to discuss increasing ideological polarization and why Americans have stopped speaking to friends and family over politics. His new book, "Love Your Enemies: How Decent People Can Save ...Show More
Jonathan Swan On The Evolution Of Trump's White House Operations

52:00 | Mar 8th

Jonathan Swan, White House reporter for Axios, discusses the challenges of covering the White House and how it's changed over the course of Trump's tenure. They also discuss the relationship between Trump and Congress, and the Democrats renewed impea...Show More
The Most Insane College Courses Radicalizing A Generation Of Students

50:00 | Mar 6th

Emily Jashinsky and YAF's Spencer Brown discuss the craziest courses offered at American universities just this year alone. Subsidized by tax dollars, colleges are creating classes that don't just teach about debated ideologies like intersectionality...Show More
Best And Worst Films Of The Last Year With Kyle Smith

45:00 | Mar 4th

Kyle Smith is the critic-at-large for National Review. Ben Domenech and Smith discuss movies, television, the Academy Awards, and how to keep up with the extreme volume of content in today's entertainment industry.
This Year's Oscar Films: Critical Acclaim Vs. Audience Popularity

53:00 | Feb 27th

Washington Post film critic Ann Hornaday joins Emily Jashinsky for a discussion on this year's best movies and the stories behind the Oscar nominated films--both the ones that won, and those who didn't but deserved to. They discuss A Star Is Born, De...Show More
Bonus Mini Episode: Visiting The Migrant Emergency At The Border

12:00 | Feb 26th

Federalist Correspondent John Daniel Davidson travelled to the U.S.-Mexico border in El Paso, Texas. On this special report, listen to Davidson's conversations with border patrol agents about why a wall alone cannot fix the emergency at the border. D...Show More
Where Did Identity Politics Come From? Where Is It Taking Us?

55:00 | Feb 25th

David Azerrad studies conservatism, progressivism, and identity politics at the Heritage Foundation. He joins Ben Domenech to discuss where he sees the future of identity politics going, and his argument for reestablishing our national identity. They...Show More
Former Trump Aide On Writing His West Wing Tell-All

52:00 | Feb 22nd

Ben Domenech interviews former special assistant to the President, Cliff Sims, about his tell-all book, "Team of Vipers: My 500 Extraordinary Days in the Trump White House." Sims discusses his path to DC, his relationship with Trump, and what the We...Show More
Maria Butina: Russian Spy Or Perfect Scapegoat?

57:00 | Feb 20th

Newspapers ran to push "Russian Spy" headlines after the U.S. government arrested Maria Butina in 2018. But who is she really, and does the U.S. really have evidence she is an unregistered agent of the Russian Federation? Journalist James Bamford jo...Show More
John McAfee Has A Plan To Run For President

49:00 | Feb 18th

John McAfee is a businessman, cybersecurity innovator, exile, and potentially the Libertarian Party nominee for 2020. McAfee calls in from Central American to discuss cybersecurity, big government, socialism, and his conflict with the authorities in ...Show More
Mercenaries, Military Strategy, And The Future Of War

52:00 | Feb 15th

Sean McFate is an 82nd Airborne veteran, former private military contractor, and professor of war studies at the National Defense University. McFate provides a real world perspective on how corporations, mercenaries, and rogue states often have more ...Show More
The NFL's Small Beginnings, And The Art Of The Sports Column

51:00 | Feb 13th

The National Football League was not always the dominating organization that it is today. John Eisenberg is a Baltimore Ravens columnist and author of "The League: How Five Rivals Created the NFL and Launched a Sports Empire." They discuss the histor...Show More
Notable Moments From This Year's Grammys And Award Show Circuit

54:00 | Feb 11th

Here's the good and the bad from Sunday night's Grammys award show, and what to expect from the upcoming Oscars in a few weeks. Federalist writers Ellie Bufkin, Emily Jashinsky, and Madeline Osburn discuss the best performances, the anticipated polit...Show More
The Green New Deal, Virginia Democrats, And Decline Of Davos

49:00 | Feb 8th

James Hohmann, national political reporter at the Washington Post, joins Ben to discuss a heavy news week including Ocasio-Cortez's Green New Deal, the future of the Democratic Party in Virginia, and the billionaires at Davos.
The Convoluted Ideology Of Social Justice With Noah Rothman

1:03:00 | Feb 6th

Where does the concept of social justice come from and what happens when social justice begins to govern a society? Noah Rothman is the Associate Editor at Commentary Magazine and author of the new book, "Unjust: Social Justice and the Unmaking of Am...Show More
What Parents Should Know About School Choice And The Classical Education

1:05:00 | Feb 4th

What is a "classical education" and what are the benefits of "school choice?" Executive Editor Joy Pullmann interviews educators Tom Cox and Nathanael Rea about the nexus between freedom and education, what parents should look for in their child's s...Show More
What To Know About U.S Nuclear Strategy And Intelligence Assessment

55:00 | Feb 1st

Matthew Kroenig joins Ben Domenech for a discussion on nuclear strategy, CIA director Gina Haspel, missile defense, and the situation in Venezuela. Kroenig is the Deputy Director for Strategy, Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security at Georgetown ...Show More
The NFL's Biggest Problems: Rule Changes, Branding, And Dan Synder

54:00 | Jan 30th

Mark Leibovich joins Ben Domenech on the podcast to discuss the upcoming Super Bowl game and other reflections on this year's NFL season. They discuss coaches, owners, and the NFL feud with Barstool Sports. Leibovich is Chief National Correspondent ...Show More
Sideline Reporter Michele Tafoya Talks NFL, Quarterbacks, And The Super Bowl

44:00 | Jan 28th

Michele Tafoya, broadcast sports journalist for NBC Sports, dishes to Ben Domenech about what it's like to chase down players and coaches on the sideline. They talk football, her journalism career, overtime rules, and her predictions for the Super Bo...Show More
Understanding The Crisis In Venezuela And U.S. Response

1:00:00 | Jan 25th

Buck Sexton, host of "The Buck Sexton Show," and Mike Gonzalez, foreign policy senior fellow at The Heritage Foundation, join Ben in studio to discuss the escalating political crisis in Venezuela. Sexton also breaks down what's happening at our south...Show More
Should Journalists Get Off Twitter? A.B. Stoddard On Media, Congress, and More

56:00 | Jan 22nd

A.B. Stoddard, associate editor and columnist at RealClearPolitics, joins Ben Domenech for a discussion on political journalism, new media, and the government shutdown. They also discuss the Twitter maelstrom around the Covington Catholic students, a...Show More
Eric Metaxas On Evangelicals, Faith, And Censorship Of Wrong-Think

1:02:00 | Jan 18th

Eric Metaxas discusses pushback against his interview with Milo Yiannopoulos and the escalating censorship of thought and speech with Ben Domenech. They also discuss his work on Dietrich Bonhoeffer, the evangelical experience, his personal faith jour...Show More
When Religion Becomes A Political Football In The Middle East

1:02:00 | Jan 16th

Ben Domenech and Shadi Hamid discuss and debate the U.S. position in Syria and relationship with Saudis after the Khashoggi crisis. They also dive into liberalism, religion as an institution, and how religions can be exploited as political movements....Show More
Congressman Sean Duffy On The New Reality TV Style Politicians

29:00 | Jan 14th

Congressman Sean Duffy was the first Republican elected in his Wisconsin district in 42 years. Emily Jashinsky interviews Duffy in his DC office on his reality TV background, Trump's hold in Wisconsin, and the new Instagram Live politician.
The Year 2018 Blended Politics And Culture

55:00 | Jan 9th

Today's show is a look back at the cultural trends of 2018 and some predictions for 2019. Ben Domenech and Andrew Heaton discuss the blending of politics and entertainment, and whether it is still true that politics is downstream from culture. Heaton...Show More
Remembering Bre Payton

42:00 | Jan 8th

Listen to our beloved staff writer and guest host Bre Payton's joyful laugh and incisive commentary on The Federalist Radio Hour.
Dr. Charles Murray On The Growing Divides In Race And Class

55:00 | Dec 21st, 2018

Dr. Charles Murray, now emeritus scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, joins Ben Domenech for a discussion on broader cultural trends such as tribalism, free speech, and our insatiable appetites for entertainment.
Tyler Cowen On Economic Growth, Star Wars, And Big Tech

54:00 | Dec 20th, 2018

Tyler Cowen is an economist and professor at George Mason University. Ben Domenech and Cowen discuss trends in the economy, democracy, and political rhetoric. They also discuss Cowen's anti-Jedi and anti-Sith perspectives on Star Wars. His new book i...Show More
AMA With Mollie Hemingway And David Harsanyi

1:05:00 | Dec 19th, 2018

As their final episode of 2018, senior editors Mollie Hemingway and David Harsanyi answer listener questions. They discuss everything from music to politics, and have some heated debates on conservatism, free trade, and lying to the police.
Ask Me Anything With Ben Domenech

1:03:00 | Dec 18th, 2018

Ben Domenech answers all your questions, dear listeners. Bill McMorris joins him in studio to discuss media, homeschooling, firearms, Pete Davidson, Dan Crenshaw and more.
A Wild Recap Of 2018 Entertainment And Pop Culture News

1:00:00 | Dec 17th, 2018

If you thought 2018 went by fast, wait until Bre Payton and Emily Jashinsky remind you of all the insane new cycles we just lived through the past 12 months. They run through this year's breakups, deaths, movements, social media firestorms, celebrity...Show More
Megan McArdle On Kitchen Appliance Guidance And Holiday Meals

1:02:00 | Dec 14th, 2018

Megan McArdle, columnist at the Washington Post and kitchen extraordinaire, offers her best tips and suggestions for kitchen gadget gift giving and your holiday meals. Domenech and McArdle also discuss the folding of The Weekly Standard and the futur...Show More
As American Religion Declines, Identity Politics And Tribalism Rises

1:03:00 | Dec 13th, 2018

Jon Ward is a Senior Political Correspondent at Yahoo News and host of the podcast, "The Long Game." Ward recently interviewed Andrew Sullivan on his ideas on the decline of American Christianity. Ward and Domenech discuss the political impact of sec...Show More
How The Feminist Dream Leaves Women Unfulfilled

38:00 | Dec 12th, 2018

The feminist life script ignores the truth about what makes women happy and what's biologically achievable for women. Federalist Staff Writer Bre Payton interviews Inez Stepman, senior policy analyst at the Independent Women's Forum, about why it's i...Show More
Can Google Manipulate Your Thoughts And Behaviors?

35:00 | Dec 11th, 2018

Dr. Robert Epstein is a longtime psychology researcher and professor. Bre Payton interviews Epstein on his studies of Internet user data, Google's censorship, online privacy, and how search engines can be used to shift opinions and votes. He has also...Show More
Hemingway And Harsanyi: Mueller, Cohen, And Russian Conspiracies

44:00 | Dec 10th, 2018

Senior Editors Mollie Hemingway and David Harsanyi break down the latest media frenzy surrounding Michael Cohen's sentencing and the special counsel's investigation into the Trump campaign. Reporters are cobbling together pieces of information that a...Show More
Our Reality TV President, Kevin Hart, And Ariana Grande

48:00 | Dec 7th, 2018

Saagar Enjeti is the White House Correspondent for The Daily Caller. He joins Emily Jashinsky on today's show to discuss the news of Trump's latest hires and his political media savvy. They also discuss how the outrage mob got Kevin Hart fired from h...Show More
How Politicians Became Celebrities, With Matt Bai

47:00 | Dec 6th, 2018

Matt Bai is a political journalist, author, and now screenwriter. His book, "All The Truth Is Out," about the presidential candidate Gary Hart was the basis for the new movie, "The Front Runner," starring Hugh Jackman. Domenech and Bai discuss the hi...Show More
Walker Percy's Faith And Crisis Of Self-Knowledge

47:00 | Dec 5th, 2018

Ben Domenech interviews Jennifer A. Frey, assistant professor of philosophy at the University of South Carolina, on the work and life of Southern writer Walker Percy. They discuss the overlapping themes of his novels, his conversion to Catholicism, a...Show More
Changes In The GOP, From George H.W. Bush To Today

51:00 | Dec 4th, 2018

Ramesh Ponnuru is a Bloomberg Opinion columnist and senior editor at National Review. Ponnuru and Domenech discuss the life and Presidency of George H.W. Bush, as well as the shifts we've seen in the Republican party since then. Ponnuru also talks cu...Show More
Flashback: Jeb Bush On Belonging To A Political Family

33:00 | Dec 3rd, 2018

This episode originally aired on January 28, 2018. Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush sits down with host Ben Domenech on The Federalist Radio Hour to reflect on his presidential run in 2016 and to discuss the challenges of belonging to a political fam...Show More
A Guide To Champagne For Enthusiasts And Amateurs

54:00 | Nov 30th, 2018

This episode first aired on Dec. 15, 2016. How can you make sure you get the most out of your grocery store wine or sommelier experience? David White is a wine writer and author of “But First, Champagne: A Modern Guide To The World’s Favorite Wine.” ...Show More
The Slow Death Of Europe's Identity, Politics, And Culture

54:00 | Nov 29th, 2018

This episode first aired on June 23, 2017. Douglas Murray is the author of “The Strange Death of Europe: Immigration, Identity, Islam” and the associate editor of the Spectator in London. Murray explains the impact of migration into Europe and the re...Show More
129 Ways To Get A Husband

50:00 | Nov 28th, 2018

The Internet presented to us a 1958 McCall's article titled, "129 Ways to Get a Husband." Mollie Hemingway, Ellie Bufkin, and Emily Jashinsky join the podcast to discuss both their objections and praises with ideas for dating on this entertaining lis...Show More
Are Americans Forgetting The Troops Dying In Afghanistan?

43:00 | Nov 27th, 2018

November has been the deadliest month this year for U.S. troops in Afghanistan. Bre Payton and Amber Smith discuss America's longest war, PTSD, and migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border. Smith is a combat veteran helicopter pilot in Iraq and Afghanistan...Show More
Twitter, Google, And Our Problem With Free Speech Online

51:00 | Nov 26th, 2018

Today's episode is a compilation of Federalist Radio Hour interviews on social media, Silicon Valley censorship, and political correctness. Naomi Schaefer Riley shares her personal story of being fired from a publication because of a social media mob...Show More
How Polling Tracks Changes In Partisan Issues And Demographics

47:00 | Nov 21st, 2018

Carroll Doherty, Director of Political Research at the Pew Research Center, joins Ben in studio to discuss polling, demographic changes, the partisan issues dividing Americans, and how families will be discussing politics over the holidays. Domenech ...Show More
'Bare Minimum Parenting' May Be Better For You And Your Kids

46:00 | Nov 20th, 2018

Co-hosts David Harsanyi and Mollie Hemingway interview author and humor writer James Breakwell on his new book, "Bare Minimum Parenting: The Ultimate Guide to Not Quite Ruining Your Child." They discuss how to turn your child into a functional adult ...Show More
Henry Olsen On The Midterm Revenge Of The RINOS

55:00 | Nov 19th, 2018

Henry Olsen, senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center, predicted the "revenge of the RINOS" in this year's midterm election. He joins the Federalist Radio Hour to discuss suburban voters, Paul Ryan, and 2020 Senate predictions.
Marvel Legend Stan Lee And The Growing Comic Industry That Lives On

54:00 | Nov 16th, 2018

David Betancourt writes about comic book culture for the Washington Post. With the recent passing of Stan Lee, the Godfather of Marvel comics, Betancourt and Domenech nerd out over his work and the future of the comic book entertainment industry. The...Show More
Are Successful, Bipartisan Policy Debates Possible?

57:00 | Nov 15th, 2018

Avik Roy joins Ben Domenech to discuss why Republicans fail at health policy, think tanks, how to have productive policy debates, and the reformed conservative movement. Roy is President of The Foundation for Research on Equal Opportunity and editor ...Show More
Richard Brookhiser Chronicles The Life Of Justice John Marshall

56:00 | Nov 14th, 2018

Richard Brookhiser is a biographer, historian, journalist, and senior editor National Review. Domenech and Brookhiser discuss the founding fathers, the life of Judge John Marshall, identity politics, and tolerance. His new book is, "John Marshall: Th...Show More
Rep. Mike Gallagher On How To Make Congress Work Again

57:00 | Nov 13th, 2018

Congressman Mike Gallagher, who represents the 8th district of Wisconsin, joins Ben Domenech for a conversation on Wisconsin midterms, Green Bay football, healthcare, and how we can reform the legislative process on The Hill. Gallagher argues his ide...Show More
Will Either Party Change Course After Midterms? Probably Not

55:00 | Nov 11th, 2018

McKay Coppins, staff writer at The Atlantic, joins Ben Domenech to discuss whether Republicans and Democrats will do some soul searching now that they've seen the results of their 2018 campaigning. Coppins explains that the GOP is actually more Trump...Show More
Sohrab Ahmari On How Religion Sustains The West's Democratic Ideals

41:00 | Nov 9th, 2018

Sohrab Ahmari, op-ed editor at the New York Post, joins Ben for a conversation on faith, populism, and the shrinking existence of religion in media and politics. They discuss the Left's favorite phrase, "the right side of history," and how the Right ...Show More
What The Election Results Mean For State And Local Level Politics

52:00 | Nov 8th, 2018

Michael Hendrix, director of state and local policy at the Manhattan Institute, unpacks important election results impacting gubernatorial seats and local policy proposals. They discuss some of the biggest issues in urban areas like housing and econo...Show More
Brian Kilmeade Talks Midterm Election Results And 2020 Contenders

46:00 | Nov 7th, 2018

Brian Kilmeade, co-host of "Fox & Friends" and author of "Andrew Jackson and the Miracle of New Orleans: The Battle That Shaped America's Destiny," joins Ben Domenech the day after the 2018 midterms to discuss the biggest surprises of the results. Th...Show More
We Need To Talk About Louis CK's Unreleased Movie: 'I Love You, Daddy'

59:00 | Nov 6th, 2018

Comedian and filmmaker Louis C.K. was accused of harassment by five women just weeks before his latest film, "I Love You, Daddy" was set to hit theaters in the fall of 2017. After watching the now impossible-to-find movie, Emily Jashinsky, Inez Stepm...Show More
Why The Labor Market, Not Consumption, Is Central To Economic Prosperity

42:00 | Nov 5th, 2018

In his new book, "The Once and Future Worker," Oren Cass, Manhattan Institute senior fellow, lays out his hypothesis on labor, wages, and how a renewal of jobs is crucial for a thriving, self-sufficient society that offers opportunity to all. Domenec...Show More
America's Division Stems From Opposing Views Of Freedom

1:01:00 | Nov 2nd, 2018

Are the roots of the incivility crisis deeper than we think? Os Guinness is an English writer and social critic who has written over 30 books. Guinness and Domenech discuss America's historical understanding of freedom and how the choice of freedom w...Show More
Unpacking The Birthright Citizenship Debate

1:00:00 | Nov 1st, 2018

What is the origin of birthright citizenship, the 14th amendment, and the debate over its interpretation? Mark Krikorian is executive director of the Center for Immigration Studies. He joins Ben Domenech in studio to explain tourist births, asylum la...Show More
General Stanley McChrystal On Leadership, Afghanistan, And Robert E. Lee

58:00 | Oct 31st, 2018

Stanley McChrystal served for thirty-four years in the US Army, becoming a four-star general, in command of all American and coalition forces in Afghanistan. He joins Ben Domenech in studio for a conversation on leadership, the future of military ser...Show More
The Scary Movies And Television To Watch This Halloween

1:02:00 | Oct 30th, 2018

Peter Suderman and Ben Domenech discuss what you should watch this Halloween. They break down classic horror movie tropes and Netflix's new "The Haunting of Hill House." They also give their reactions to playing the new "Red Dead Redemption 2" video ...Show More
What Is The Problem With America's Foreign Policy Elite?

46:00 | Oct 29th, 2018

Stephen Walt is a leading thinker in American foreign policy and a professor at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. Walt discusses the foreign policy establishment’s stubborn commitment to “liberal hegemony," and the surprising similarities bet...Show More
The Latest On: Bomb Threats, Migrant Caravans, And Papadopoulos

55:00 | Oct 26th, 2018

Mollie Hemingway interviews former CIA analyst Buck Sexton on today's big stories. They discuss what we know about the pipe bomb suspect arrested in Florida on Friday and the responses from media outlets and law enforcement. Sexton also explains what...Show More
Motives: Pipe Bombs, Saudi Arabia, And Megyn Kelly

59:00 | Oct 25th, 2018

This week: Megyn Kelly gets dropped by NBC, explosives were mailed to Democrats and CNN, and President Trump deals with Saudi-U.S. relations after death of Khashoggi. Ben Domenech has a lively discussion with Siraj Hashmi from the Washington Examiner...Show More
How To Quit Your Job And Retire Early According To The FIRE Movement

56:00 | Oct 24th, 2018

What if you worked because you wanted to, not because you had to? Cody and Georgi Boorman are co-authors of "Clocking Out Early: The Ultimate Guide to Early Retirement." They discuss investing, saving, and the growing "FIRE" movement: Financially Ind...Show More
Top Five Most Significant Guns In American History

45:00 | Oct 23rd, 2018

Senior Editors Mollie Hemingway and David Harsanyi talk through the history of guns in America. They discuss which guns are considered the most significant (the Kentucky Rifle, the AR-15, etc.) and why other guns didn't make the list.
Why We Need Poetry And Literature To Teach Us Practical Philosophy

52:00 | Oct 22nd, 2018

How can we return to teaching the arts, humanities, rhetoric, and learning how to persuade each other in peace and truth? Matthew Mehan argues that we can rebuild a culture of self-government and it starts with teaching practical philosophy. Domenech...Show More
Hemingway And Harsanyi: Khashoggi, Treasury Leaks, And 'The Good Place'

50:00 | Oct 19th, 2018

Senior Editors Mollie Hemingway and David Harsanyi discuss two big stories this week: the US Treasury employee arrested for leaking classified information, and the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. They also debate their TV consumpti...Show More
The Horrifying Story Of America's Opioid Crisis And The Mexican Cartels Behind It

54:00 | Oct 18th, 2018

Investigative Reporter Sara Carter traveled the country to document the heroin and opioid crisis, to find out where the drugs are coming from, and to find a way to help the kids, teenagers, and adults who are dying everyday. The new documentary, "Not...Show More
White House Correspondent Major Garrett Documents Wild First Year Of Trump Presidency

1:01:00 | Oct 17th, 2018

Major Garrett has covered Congress and four different presidencies for three news outlets. He is now Chief White House Correspondent at CBS and author of the book, "Mr. Trump's Wild Ride: The Thrills, Chills, Screams, and Occasional Blackouts of an E...Show More
Playboy Writer Talks Gender Roles, Relationships, And Feminism

56:00 | Oct 16th, 2018

Bridget Phetasy writes on sex and dating for Playboy, Mel Magazine, and does stand up comedy in L.A. She joins Ben in studio to discuss gender roles, modern dating, what men and women should know about the opposite sex, and how Playboy can save itsel...Show More
How Journalists Messed Up Big Time In Covering The Kavanaugh Confirmation

53:00 | Oct 15th, 2018

Becket Adams, commentary writer and media critic at The Washington Examiner, joins Ben in studio to discuss the media coverage of the Kavanaugh hearings, the biggest journalistic failings of the last few weeks, and how the MeToo movement is impacted ...Show More
What To Watch? The Latest From Netflix, Indie Film Studios, And Superheroes

49:00 | Oct 11th, 2018

Ellie Bufkin and Ben Domenech give a run down of all the new movies, television and entertainment out for consumption. Bufkin is a senior contributor at The Federalist, a co-host of the podcast "Flix It," and a film critic. They discuss Bradley Coope...Show More
"Women For Kavanaugh" Leader Describes Chaos, Media, And Agony For Women

55:00 | Oct 10th, 2018

Penny Young Nance is the CEO and President of Concerned Women for America and the leader of the "Women For Kavanaugh" campaign. Nance describes the behind the scenes of the last three months--from her conversations with the White House before they ev...Show More
Andrew McCarthy Says Mueller's Russia Investigation Is Winding Down

1:00:00 | Oct 9th, 2018

Andrew McCarthy, contributing editor of National Review and Fox News contributor, joins Ben Domenech to discuss Kavanaugh, the status of the Mueller investigation, and FBI FISA abuse. McCarthy shares his perspective into the Russian investigations an...Show More
Are Political And Media Institutions Broken Beyond Repair?

50:00 | Oct 5th, 2018

Jamie Weinstein, host of The Jamie Weinstein Show at National Review, joins Ben Domenech in studio for a conversation on media bias, the consumption of news, and why judicial nominations are broken.
America's History With The Gun: Innovation, Power, And Freedom

48:00 | Oct 4th, 2018

David Harsanyi joins Ben Domenech to discuss his new book, "First Freedom: A Ride Through America's Enduring History with the Gun." Harsanyi explains how firearms have helped create and preserve American institutions for over two centuries. Stick aro...Show More
Rethinking Prisons, Police, And Overcriminalization

47:00 | Oct 3rd, 2018

Vikrant Reddy, who focuses on state and federal corrections policy, joins Ben Domenech to discuss how states have simultaneously reduced crime and the number of people in their prisons. They also talk police training, drug laws, and civil asset forfe...Show More
A Detailed, Nonpartisan Look At The Story-book Life Of Ronald Reagan

53:00 | Oct 2nd, 2018

Bob Spitz is the biographer of The Beatles, Julia Child, Bob Dylan, and now President Ronald Reagan, in his new non-partisan biography, "Reagan: An American Journey." Spitz and Domenech discuss the extraordinary interviews he got with people close to...Show More
Why Women Are Angry After Last Week's Kavanaugh Hearings

59:00 | Oct 1st, 2018

Ben Domenech and Inez Stepman, who protested at the Kavanaugh hearings on Thursday in support of due process for Brett Kavanaugh, discuss their impressions of last week's testimonies and the anger of Republican women. Stepman is a senior contributor...Show More
Swedish Economist Explains The Truth About Swedish 'Socialism'

51:00 | Sep 28th, 2018

Johan Norberg is a Swedish filmmaker, Cato Senior Fellow, and host of the new documentary, “Sweden: Lessons for American?” Norberg debunks the myths and misconceptions about the supposedly “socialist” country of Sweden. They discuss what lessons Amer...Show More
Steve Hilton Believes The Populist Revolution Is Good For America

52:00 | Sep 27th, 2018

Steve Hilton is a former senior policy advisor in the UK and host of "The Next Revolution" on Fox News. After experiencing Brexit and 2016, Hilton is advocating for ways to channel populism into positive and practical solutions. His new book is, "Pos...Show More
New Accusations Against Kavanaugh Fuel The Political Circus

50:00 | Sep 26th, 2018

Julie Kelly is a writer at The Federalist and American Greatness. Kelly and Bre Payton discuss the latest accusations against Brett Kavanaugh, the hearing scheduled for Thursday, and the resulting media frenzy. Kelly also breaks down the surveillance...Show More
How Do Religious Trump Voters View Immigrants, Minorities, And Class?

48:00 | Sep 25th, 2018

Emily Ekins, director of polling at the Cato Institute, shares new data on religious vs. secular Trump voters, and what her data says about areas where politics and religion have become intertwined. The media narrative portrays religious conservative...Show More
Open Borders Are Bad For Everyone, Reihan Salam Argues

53:00 | Sep 24th, 2018

Are we headed for a tribal fracture to the degree of another civil war? Are borders and enforced immigration laws racist? Reihan Salam discusses the complicated discourse around immigration, and why uncontrolled immigration is bad for everyone. His ...Show More
Are Big Tech Monopolists A Threat To Our Humanity?

57:00 | Sep 21st, 2018

Franklin Foer is a writer at the Atlantic, formerly editor at The New Republic, and author of the new book, "World Without Mind: The Existential Threat of Big Tech." Foer and Domenech discuss big tech monopolies, what happens when Silicon Valley meet...Show More
The Cultural Clash Around #MeToo, Comedy, And Kavanaugh

53:00 | Sep 20th, 2018

Emily Jashinsky is culture editor at the Federalist. She joins Ben Domenech in studio to discuss the cultural surge around #MeToo, and it's manifestation into politics, comedy, and this moment in American history. They discuss the backlash to Norm Ma...Show More
Ken Starr Opens Up 20 Years After The Clinton Investigation

57:00 | Sep 19th, 2018

Ken Starr, former special prosecutor, has written his definitive account of the Clinton impeachment in a new book, "Contempt: A Memoir of the Clinton Investigation." Ben Domenech interviews Starr on the common misconceptions of his investigation, mem...Show More
Revisiting History's Favorite Populists With Chris Stirewalt

50:00 | Sep 18th, 2018

Fox News Politics Editor Chris Stirewalt, joins Ben Domenech in studio to discuss the Kavanaugh accusations, populism, and his new book, "Every Man a King: A Short, Colorful History of American Populists." Their discussion includes history's favorite...Show More
Mark Leibovich Goes Inside The World Of Football, Sports Writing, And Roger Goodell

53:00 | Sep 17th, 2018

Mark Leibovich, reporter and bestselling author of "This Town," is out with a new book probing the world of football and the issues that plague the NFL. "Big Game: The NFL in Dangerous Times" chronicles the story the despised Roger Goodell, the eccen...Show More
Hemingway And Harsanyi: Kavanaugh, Midterms, And Norm Macdonald

55:00 | Sep 14th, 2018

Mollie Hemingway and David Harsanyi discuss the Democrats recent smear against Brett Kavanaugh, the return of Obama, Norm Macdonald's #MeToo comments, and comedy.
Behind The Scenes Of The 'Gosnell' Abortion Doctor Movie

50:00 | Sep 13th, 2018

Ann McElhinney is an Irish filmmaker and author of the New York Times best selling book, "Gosnell: The Untold Story of America’s Most Prolific Serial Killer." McElhinney describes how her and her husband came to discover the Gosnell trial, the lack o...Show More
Can Nationalism Save The World From Universalist Ideologies?

58:00 | Sep 12th, 2018

Yoram Hazony is an Israeli philosopher, Bible scholar and one of the world's leading political theorists. His new book, "The Virtue of Nationalism," argues that nationalist movements like the election of Trump and Brexit are not putting the world in ...Show More
Democrats Push Single Payer, Republicans Push Paid Family Leave

32:00 | Sep 11th, 2018

Hadley Heath Manning is director of policy at Independent Women's Forum. Manning joins Bre Payton in studio to reflect on the anniversary of 9/11, and discuss recent policy pushes on healthcare and paid family leave.
America's Bros: Kavanaugh, Michael Avenatti, And Jay Cutler

57:00 | Sep 10th, 2018

Bill McMorris is a writer at the Washington Free Beacon and a self-proclaimed Bro. McMorris and Ben Domenech update their ranking America’s bros and the facets of bro culture. What does the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh mean for bros across America? ...Show More
DC Plays Whodunnit With NYT Anonymous Op-Ed

52:00 | Sep 7th, 2018

Ben Jacobs, reporter at The Guardian, joins Ben Domenech in studio to discuss this week in politics including: the Senators who seem to be kicking of their presidential campaigns during the Kavanaugh hearings, the infamous anonymous author within the...Show More
Recapping The Circus In The Senate At Kavanaugh's SCOTUS Hearings

52:00 | Sep 6th, 2018

Elizabeth Slattery, Legal Fellow at The Heritage Foundation, joins Ben Domenech to recap the Supreme Court Nominee hearings this week, protestors, Brett Kavanaugh's judicial record, and how the court is being used to fight culture wars.
What Cultural Trends Created 'The Coddling Of The American Mind'?

1:01:00 | Sep 5th, 2018

Social psychologist Jonathan Haidt and First Amendment expert Greg Lukianoff have authored the new book, "The Coddling of the American Mind: How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas Are Setting Up a Generation for Failure." Both authors join Ben Domenech in...Show More
New Title IX Rules Could Restore Due Process On College Campuses

52:00 | Sep 4th, 2018

Robby Soave, associate editor at Reason, joins Federalist Radio to discuss changes to Title IX guidances coming from the Department of Education. They also discuss the free speech debate happening on Twitter, and Robby's new favorite mode of transpor...Show More
Unpacking The Latest Catholic Church Scandals And Political Infighting

50:00 | Aug 31st, 2018

Julie Zauzmer, Washington Post religion reporter, explains the multiple cases of sexual abuse allegations within the Catholic Church that have been exposed this summer. Bre Payton interviews Zauzmer and Federalist writer Margot Cleveland about how Po...Show More
Leading Up To Midterms, The 'Blue Wave,' And Dating In DC

50:00 | Aug 30th, 2018

Daniel Lippman is a Politico reporter and co-author of the Politico Playbook newsletter. He joins Bre Payton to discuss recent primaries in Florida and Arizona, the Blue Wave, Nancy Pelosi, White House staff turnover, and dating in DC.
The Best Of Federalist Radio Interviews On Gun Safety & Firearm Laws

51:00 | Aug 29th, 2018

Today's show is a round up of our best second amendment content, from interviews with Dana Loesch, Sean Davis, and NRA TV's Cam Edwards. They discuss gun laws, mental illness, and the biggest mistakes journalists make when reporting on guns.
Hemingway And Harsanyi: Lanny Davis, Media Hypocrisy, And Spies

55:00 | Aug 28th, 2018

Mollie Hemingway and David Harsanyi discuss the news of Senator John McCain's death and some of the hypocritical media coverage surrounding it. They also discuss media blunders on a story about Michael Cohen that CNN got wrong and is refusing to corr...Show More
Tribalism, Identity, And The Search For Political Unity

58:00 | Aug 27th, 2018

This episode originally aired on March 13, 2018. Amy Chua is bestselling author of “Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother,” and a Yale Law School Professor. In her new book, “Political Tribes: Group Instinct and the Fate of Nations,” Chua explores how Amer...Show More
Thumbtack Wants Become The Amazon For Home Services

46:00 | Aug 24th, 2018

Thumbtack is an app and website that makes it easy for consumers to connect local services and professionals. Ben Domenech interviews one of Thumbtack's co-founders, Sander Daniels, in their San Fransisco offices. They discuss the challenges in start...Show More
Kara Swisher On The Biggest Misconceptions About Silicon Valley

50:00 | Aug 23rd, 2018

Kara Swisher is executive editor of Recode, host of the Recode Decode podcast, and a New York Times columnist. Ben Domenech sits down with Swisher in her San Francisco home to critique the political missteps of tech gods like Facebook and Twitter. Th...Show More
Hemingway And Harsanyi: Paul Manafort, Michael Cohen, And Impeachment

55:00 | Aug 22nd, 2018

Mollie Hemingway and David Harsanyi discuss the key takeaways from Tuesday's breaking news about the convictions of Paul Manafort and Michael Cohen. Do they have any relation to the Russian collusion investigation? Do these campaign finance convictio...Show More
The Paid Family Leave Plan Republicans Want Congress To Pass

48:00 | Aug 21st, 2018

Andrew G. Biggs is a resident scholar at AEI where he studies Social Security reform, state and local government pensions, and public sector pay and benefits. Biggs makes the case for a paid family proposal that would draw from Social Security benefi...Show More
Restoring Human Dignity Is Essential For Improving Public Discourse

51:00 | Aug 20th, 2018

Daniel Darling, author of " “The Dignity Revolution: Reclaiming God’s Rich Vision for Humanity," joins Bre Payton to call Christians back to remembering the importance of dignity. Dignity can transform our conversations on social media and in politic...Show More
Security Clearances Are Not Free Speech And Other Ideas The Media Elite Get Wrong

56:00 | Aug 17th, 2018

Michael Tracey, writer and columnist, joins Ben on this episode to discuss free speech, Alex Jones, security clearances, Russian "hackers", big tech, and the common threads that run through each of these public debates. "I trace all this back to th...Show More
Here's What Is Happening In Turkey: Sanctions, Erdo?an, And Border Conflicts

54:00 | Aug 16th, 2018

Nicholas Danforth is a historian and an expert on Turkey and the Middle East, as well as a senior policy analyst at the Bipartisan Policy Center. Danforth and Domenech discuss the cause and effect of Trump's sanctions on Turkey, the rise of Erdogan, ...Show More
Author Makes The Case For Pulling Your Child Out Of Public School

51:00 | Aug 14th, 2018

Mary Rice Hasson is the author of the new book, "Get Out Now: Why You Should Pull Your Child from Public School Before It's Too Late." She argues that families of faith should consider how issues facing public schools, like gender identity and ideolo...Show More
Can Silicon Valley Fix Their Free Speech Problem?

37:00 | Aug 14th, 2018

Elizabeth Dwoskin, The Washington Post's Silicon Valley correspondent, has been following the issues tech companies are facing with free speech and how users view their platforms. Dwoskin and Domenech discuss shadow banning, Alex Jones, and how the g...Show More
David Harsanyi's Music Picks: Sex Pistols, R.E.M, The Replacements

53:00 | Aug 13th, 2018

On this special music edition of the Federalist Radio, Senior Editor David Harsanyi shares his top three albums with Mark Hemingway. They discuss the history and the music scene backstories behind bands like The Clash, Dinosaur Jr., The Sex Pistols, ...Show More
Can This Private Social Network Bring Neighbors Together?

52:00 | Aug 10th, 2018

Steve Wymer is the Vice President of Communications and Policy at Nextdoor, the private social network for neighborhoods. Executive Editor Joy Pullmann interviews Wymer on how Nextdoor differs from other other social media sites in solving local prob...Show More
Policy Impacts On Women & Families: Paid Leave, Housing, And Social Engineering

50:00 | Aug 9th, 2018

Vanessa Brown Calder is a policy analyst at the Cato Institute, where she focuses on social welfare, housing, and urban policy. Calder discusses government paid leave, the impact of policy on women, and social engineering.
North Korean Defector Shares Her Story Of Torture, Escape, And Freedom

54:00 | Aug 8th, 2018

Grace Jo was born in North Korea and lost most of her family to starvation. Her father was killed by the state. She joins Bre Payton in studio to share her journey through suffering, escape, faith, and transition to life in the United States. "We tho...Show More
Oren Cass On Political Economics And The New Labor Market

50:00 | Aug 7th, 2018

Oren Cass, senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute, joins Ben Domenech on this episode of The Federalist Radio Hour for a discussion on labor, social safety nets, economics, UBI, and the future of work. "There's a real problem with the argument th...Show More
Mollie's Music Picks: David Bowie, New Order, And The Smiths

49:00 | Aug 6th, 2018

On a special music edition of Federalist Radio, Senior Editors Mollie Hemingway and David Harsanyi discuss their favorite artists, albums, dance music, and formative tunes. Mark Hemingway also joins the round table discussion on artists like David Bo...Show More
Sex Neuroscientist Researches Biological Differences Between Men And Women

48:00 | Aug 3rd, 2018

Dr. Debra Soh is a neuroscientist and sex researcher who writes about science, sex, and gender. Soh joins Ben Domenech on the Federalist Radio Hour to discuss research documenting biological differences between men and women, how academia has been sk...Show More
'Conservative Millennial' Allie Stuckey On Comedy, Kardashians, And Teens

52:00 | Aug 2nd, 2018

Allie Beth Stuckey is the host of "Allie" on CRTV, podcaster, and blogger known as the Conservative Millennial. Stuckey discusses the backlash she faced for her satire video of a fake interview with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and how conservatives get ...Show More
How Conservatives Benefit From A Disrupted Media Industry

55:00 | Aug 1st, 2018

Michael Knowles is an actor, author, and the host of The Michael Knowles Show at The Daily Wire. Domenech and Knowles discuss how conservatives or contrarians can create content in Hollywood, how conservative benefit from a disrupted media industry,...Show More
When Religious Institutions Collide With Politics, Sexual Abuse, And Millenials

52:00 | Jul 31st, 2018

Emma Green is a reporter at The Atlantic who covers religion and has lived in Israel for the last year. Domenech and Green discuss the sexual assault allegations rising in the Catholic Church, the politics on the ground in Israel, and how religion im...Show More
Hemingway And Harsanyi: Collusion, FISA Documents, And Comedians In Cars

50:00 | Jul 30th, 2018

Senior Editors Mollie Hemingway and David Harsanyi unwind the newest threads of the infamous Trump-Russia collusion case, including the recently released FISA documents. What is defined as collusion and what is the problem with it? Should candidates ...Show More
Ireland Voted To Make Abortion Legal. Here's How It Happened

56:00 | Jul 27th, 2018

Kate Bryan is a communications strategist who worked with the pro-life movement in Ireland, specifically on the #SaveThe8th campaign this summer to keep abortion illegal. How was the pro-life movement so successful at keeping abortion illegal for 25 ...Show More
"Conflation Of The Republican Party And Conservatism"

54:00 | Jul 26th, 2018

Inez Feltscher Stepman is a senior policy analyst at the Independent Women’s Forum. She joins the podcast to discuss Ivanka's clothing line and fashion of the Trump women, the evolving meaning of conservatism, and the effects of embracing democratic ...Show More
Midterm Elections And The Donors Behind Them

54:00 | Jul 25th, 2018

James Hohmann, national political reporter for the Washington Post, joins Ben Domenech on the Federalist Radio Hour to discuss upcoming midterms, donors, and the future of democratic socialists.
Why We Need Moral Clarity In The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

1:00:00 | Jul 24th, 2018

Elan Journo is director of policy research at the Ayn Rand Institute and an expert on American foreign policy. In his new book, "What Justice Demands: America and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict," Journo explains the nature of the conflict in the Mi...Show More
Simpsons Creator Shares The Jokes That Didn't Make It

48:00 | Jul 23rd, 2018

Mike Reiss is the longest-serving writer and producer of "The Simpsons." Domenech interviews Reiss about his new book, "Springfield Confidential: Jokes, Secrets, and Outright Lies from a Lifetime Writing for The Simpsons." They discuss the outrage ag...Show More
Bari Weiss On Why Everybody Hates Her And The Intellectual Dark Web

49:00 | Jul 20th, 2018

Ben Domenech visits the New York Times' offices to sit down with staff editor and writer Bari Weiss. They discuss Trump's foreign policy, conservative representation in legacy media organizations, Jordan Peterson and other cultural phenomenons.
"Facebook: Where Truth Struggles To Live"

36:00 | Jul 19th, 2018

Derek Thompson, senior editor at The Atlantic, talks with Ben Domenech about Facebook's ability to monitor content, the addiction of social media, and the overlaps of technology and culture.
The Dying Days Of A Small Town Appalachia Honky-Tonk

55:00 | Jul 18th, 2018

John Lingan is the author of the new book, "Homeplace: A Southern Town, a Country Legend, and the Last Days of a Mountaintop Honky-Tonk." Lingan has searched out the stories and legends of one small town, Winchester, Virginia. Domenech and Lingan dis...Show More
Should We Care About Trump Vs. Putin? Does Denouncing Putin Matter?

54:00 | Jul 17th, 2018

Jeremy Peters, New York Times politics reporter, joins Federalist Radio to discuss Trump and Putin's relationship, the unity of Republican voters, and the growing divide in the Democratic party.
A Look At Brett Kavanaugh's Judicial Record

54:00 | Jul 16th, 2018

Randy Barnett is a Professor of Legal Theory at the Georgetown University Law Center and author of, "Our Republican Constitution: Securing the Liberty and Sovereignty of We the People." Barnett joins Ben Domenech to dive into SCOTUS Nominee Brett Kav...Show More
News Round Up On Fiery FBI Hearing, Plastic Straws, And Scarlett Johansson

51:00 | Jul 13th, 2018

Bre Payton, staff writer at The Federalist, and Kelsey Harkness, senior producer at The Daily Signal, chat about this week's hearing with FBI Agent Strzok, the push for a plastic straw ban, and how the mob pressured Scarlett Johansson into backing o...Show More
Filmmaker Says Elvis Presley's Life Is A Metaphor For America

47:00 | Jul 12th, 2018

Eugene Jarecki is the director of a new documentary, "The King," about Elvis and America. Jarecki drives Elvis Presley’s 1963 Rolls-Royce Phantom V across the country (which sold for almost $400,000 at auction), conducting interviews on the contrasts...Show More
Should We Give People Money? UBI, Poverty, And Work

52:00 | Jul 11th, 2018

Annie Lowrey writes about economic policy at The Atlantic and is the author of the new book, "Give People Money: How a Universal Basic Income Would End Poverty, Revolutionize Work, and Remake the World." Lowrey and Domenech discuss the war on povert...Show More
Shannon Bream On Kavanaugh, Roe v. Wade, And Recent SCOTUS Decisions

46:00 | Jul 10th, 2018

Shannon Bream is Fox News' Legal Correspondent and anchor of "Fox News @ Night." She joins Ben Domenech in studio to recap last night's nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh, the biggest decisions delivered by SCOTUS this year, and what it's like to re...Show More
David Brooks Talks Localism, Conservatism, Writing On The NYT Opinion Page

58:00 | Jul 9th, 2018

New York Times Columnist David Brooks joins Ben Domenech in studio for a discussion on the tectonic shifts in culture and community, the American establishment, and the effects of social media.
The Chernobyl Catastrophe And The Fall Of The Soviet Union

56:00 | Jul 6th, 2018

Serhii Plokhy is a historian of Eastern Europe and Harvard Professor. He joins Federalist Radio to discuss his new book, "Chernobyl: The History of a Nuclear Catastrophe." Plokhy uses his first hand knowledge of Ukraine and the Soviet Union to tell t...Show More