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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

Former Trump Aide On Writing His West Wing Tell-All

2/22/2019
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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 West Wing thinks about him now after he's written about them publicly.

Duration:00:51:56

Maria Butina: Russian Spy Or Perfect Scapegoat?

2/20/2019
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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 joins the Federalist Radio Hour to share his reporting on Butina and other coverage of the American intelligence community.

Duration:00:56:10

John McAfee Has A Plan To Run For President

2/18/2019
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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 Belize. Matt Welch, editor at large at Reason, also joins the show to share his thoughts on McAfee and the direction of the Libertarian Party.

Duration:00:48:51

Mercenaries, Military Strategy, And The Future Of War

2/15/2019
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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 power than "nation states." His new book, "The New Rules of War: Victory in the Age of Durable Disorder," explores the future of military engagement and what we must know if we want to win.

Duration:00:52:38

The NFL's Small Beginnings, And The Art Of The Sports Column

2/13/2019
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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 history of the NFL through its tumultuous early decades, where it's going now, and how sports journalism has changed.

Duration:00:50:49

Notable Moments From This Year's Grammys And Award Show Circuit

2/11/2019
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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 politics, and the unfolding celebrity drama of award season.

Duration:00:53:53

The Green New Deal, Virginia Democrats, And Decline Of Davos

2/8/2019
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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.

Duration:00:49:32

The Convoluted Ideology Of Social Justice With Noah Rothman

2/6/2019
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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 America." He joins Ben Domenech to discuss how social justice has changed not just our academic culture, but our businesses, personal interactions and everyday life.

Duration:01:03:03

What Parents Should Know About School Choice And The Classical Education

2/4/2019
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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 school, and ways adults can engage in classical learning later in life.

Duration:01:04:46

What To Know About U.S Nuclear Strategy And Intelligence Assessment

2/1/2019
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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 University.

Duration:00:54:08

The NFL's Biggest Problems: Rule Changes, Branding, And Dan Synder

1/30/2019
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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 for New York Times Magazine and author of "Big Game: The NFL in Dangerous Times."

Duration:00:54:06

Sideline Reporter Michele Tafoya Talks NFL, Quarterbacks, And The Super Bowl

1/28/2019
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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 Bowl game this Sunday.

Duration:00:43:56

Understanding The Crisis In Venezuela And U.S. Response

1/25/2019
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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 southern border and Trump's foreign policy.

Duration:01:01:17

Yoni Appelbaum Urges Congress To Pursue Trump's Impeachment

1/23/2019
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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 action and begin the process of impeachment.

Duration:00:55:49

Should Journalists Get Off Twitter? A.B. Stoddard On Media, Congress, and More

1/22/2019
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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, and the problems with social media at large.

Duration:00:55:34

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