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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.

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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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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Episodes

Security Clearances Are Not Free Speech And Other Ideas The Media Elite Get Wrong

8/17/2018
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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 the 2016 fake news...panic," Tracey said. "There was this reckoning among political media elites...and they in large part concluded that the most significant contributor to that was the fact that the Internet was just too open and too susceptible to...

Duration:00:57:55

Here's What Is Happening In Turkey: Sanctions, Erogan, And Border Conflicts

8/16/2018
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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, Turkey's border crisis, and the Iran deal.

Duration:00:53:01

Can Silicon Valley Fix Their Free Speech Problem?

8/14/2018
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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 government might try to regulate the digital world.

Duration:00:37:10

David Harsanyi's Music Picks: Sex Pistols, R.E.M, The Replacements

8/13/2018
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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, R.E.M., The Replacements, Nirvana, and Big Star.

Duration:00:52:52

Can This Private Social Network Bring Neighbors Together?

8/10/2018
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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 problems, encouraging positive interactions among neighbors, and discouraging anonymous users.

Duration:00:52:33

Policy Impacts On Women & Families: Paid Leave, Housing, And Social Engineering

8/9/2018
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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.

Duration:00:50:48

North Korean Defector Shares Her Story Of Torture, Escape, And Freedom

8/8/2018
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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.

Duration:00:54:25

Oren Cass On Political Economics And The New Labor Market

8/7/2018
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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 that people don't understand how good things are," Cass said. "If the economic data are saying that things are wonderful and people in the country are saying things are not, we need to ask what the economic data is missing."

Duration:00:50:40

Mollie's Music Picks: David Bowie, New Order, And The Smiths

8/6/2018
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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 Bowie, New Order, and the Smiths.

Duration:00:49:10

Sex Neuroscientist Researches Biological Differences Between Men And Women

8/3/2018
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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 skewed by the media, and the biggest misconceptions about gender.

Duration:00:48:27

'Conservative Millennial' Allie Stuckey On Comedy, Kardashians, And Teens

8/2/2018
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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 attacked for using humor. They discuss her message to millennials and the cultural influence of Instagram celebrities.

Duration:00:52:22

How Conservatives Benefit From A Disrupted Media Industry

8/1/2018
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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, the and importance of owning the libs.

Duration:00:55:43

When Religious Institutions Collide With Politics, Sexual Abuse, And Millenials

7/31/2018
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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 impacts both American politics and institutions.

Duration:00:51:13

Hemingway And Harsanyi: Collusion, FISA Documents, And Comedians In Cars

7/30/2018
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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 be allowed to seek out information on opponents from foreign agents?

Duration:00:50:31

Ireland Voted To Make Abortion Legal. Here's How It Happened

7/27/2018
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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 years? Did Facebook and YouTube ban pro-life messages? What happens now that the vote to repeal the 8th amendment won?

Duration:00:55:56

"Conflation Of The Republican Party And Conservatism"

7/26/2018
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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 socialism.

Duration:00:53:09

Midterm Elections And The Donors Behind Them

7/25/2018
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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.

Duration:00:54:26

Why We Need Moral Clarity In The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

7/24/2018
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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 Middle East and why America should ultimately support freedom and freedom-seekers.

Duration:01:01:09

Simpsons Creator Shares The Jokes That Didn't Make It

7/23/2018
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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 against Apu, Simpsons predictions, and the behind-the-scenes of joke writing.

Duration:00:48:02

Bari Weiss On Why Everybody Hates Her And The Intellectual Dark Web

7/20/2018
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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.

Duration:00:48:33