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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

Eric Metaxas On Evangelicals, Faith, And Censorship Of Wrong-Think

1/18/2019
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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 journey, and his concerns with corporate America. Metaxas is an author, humorist, host of "The Eric Metaxas Show," and his newest book is "Donald Trump Drains the Swamp!"

Duration:01:04:21

When Religion Becomes A Political Football In The Middle East

1/16/2019
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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. Shadi Hamid is a senior fellow at the Brookings Institute and author of the book, "Islamic Exceptionalism: How the Struggle Over Islam Is Reshaping the World."

Duration:01:03:21

Congressman Sean Duffy On The New Reality TV Style Politicians

1/14/2019
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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.

Duration:00:28:08

The Year 2018 Blended Politics And Culture

1/9/2019
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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 is a comedian, avowed independent, and host of "Something's Off with Andrew Heaton."

Duration:00:54:49

Remembering Bre Payton

1/8/2019
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Listen to our beloved staff writer and guest host Bre Payton's joyful laugh and incisive commentary on The Federalist Radio Hour.

Duration:00:41:21

Dr. Charles Murray On The Growing Divides In Race And Class

12/21/2018
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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.

Duration:00:55:01

Tyler Cowen On Economic Growth, Star Wars, And Big Tech

12/20/2018
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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 is "Stubborn Attachments: A Vision for a Society of Free, Prosperous, and Responsible Individuals."

Duration:00:54:44

AMA With Mollie Hemingway And David Harsanyi

12/19/2018
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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.

Duration:01:06:35

Ask Me Anything With Ben Domenech

12/18/2018
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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.

Duration:01:04:53

A Wild Recap Of 2018 Entertainment And Pop Culture News

12/17/2018
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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 scandals and the Kardashian-West family roller coaster of drama.

Duration:01:02:13

Megan McArdle On Kitchen Appliance Guidance And Holiday Meals

12/14/2018
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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 future of journalism.

Duration:01:03:41

As American Religion Declines, Identity Politics And Tribalism Rises

12/13/2018
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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 secularization, identity politics, and cultural attitudes toward free speech and race. Ward has a new book out next month called, "Camelot's End: Kennedy vs. Carter and the Fight that Broke the Democratic Party."

Duration:01:04:06

How The Feminist Dream Leaves Women Unfulfilled

12/12/2018
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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 important to have honest conversations about women's careers, dating, relationships and having children. They also discuss the recent news of shady origins behind The Women's March.

Duration:00:37:34

Can Google Manipulate Your Thoughts And Behaviors?

12/11/2018
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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 found that Internet users are divulging nearly 40 % more personal information online than they would if knew more about how that information might be used.

Duration:00:36:18

Hemingway And Harsanyi: Mueller, Cohen, And Russian Conspiracies

12/10/2018
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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 are overstated, not connected, or insignificant to create conspiracy theories about Russia. They also discuss "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" and other current favorite TV series.

Duration:00:44:05

Our Reality TV President, Kevin Hart, And Ariana Grande

12/7/2018
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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 his Oscars gig and the culture's increasing intolerance of anyone against progressive orthodoxy. Are Kim Kardashian and Kanye West the only celebrities who have been able to stand up to the mob?

Duration:00:47:45

How Politicians Became Celebrities, With Matt Bai

12/6/2018
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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 historical transformation of political press and the movie-making process.

Duration:00:46:39

Walker Percy's Faith And Crisis Of Self-Knowledge

12/5/2018
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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, and the human desire to know ourselves.

Duration:00:48:13

Changes In The GOP, From George H.W. Bush To Today

12/4/2018
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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 current domestic policy issues, Senator Romney, and the state of conservatism.

Duration:00:51:55

Flashback: Jeb Bush On Belonging To A Political Family

12/3/2018
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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 family.

Duration:00:34:16