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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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Britt McHenry Talks Sports Reporting, ESPN, And Social Media Mobs

8/17/2017
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Britt McHenry, sports journalist, joins the Federalist Radio Hour to open up about her early career, the ESPN layoffs, social media mobs, and her thoughts on the future of sports media. McHenry said her interests have shifted from sports to more social and political issues. "I'd rather do something that I believe and I love than just take a job reading copy or doing a sideline report. I feel like I've done that already...I want to enter a new arena." Do sports journalists intentionally...

Duration: 00:51:46


Discussing Health Policy, Hospitals, And Drug Trials With Paul Howard

8/15/2017
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Paul Howard is a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute and director of health policy. He is also a health innovator fellow in the Aspen Institute’s Global Leadership Network. Howard discussed some of the key issues with the American health care system, and why so many of our leaders don't know the facts about these issues. "We're spending an awful lot of money on health care that doesn't actually improve health, but our debate is still so focused on insurance...we're kind of missing the...

Duration: 00:49:08


Making Sense Of Reactions To Charlottesville Protests And Violence With Mary Katharine Ham

8/15/2017
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Mary Katharine Ham talks to Robert Tracinski, senior writer at The Federalist and Editor of Real Clear Future, about the violent protests in Charlottesville, VA this weekend. She talks to Mike Warren, senior writer at the Weekly Standard, about President Trump's response and the media criticisms against him. "They came ready to fight. They came hoping to provoke the counter reaction, and of course the Antifa people came with the same hope," he said. "That's the big concern for me: the fact...

Duration: 00:52:53


Making Sense Of Reactions To Charlottesville Protests And Violence With Mary Katharine Ham

8/15/2017
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Mary Katharine Ham talks to Robert Tracinski, senior writer at The Federalist and Editor of Real Clear Future, about the violent protests in Charlottesville, VA this weekend. She talks to Mike Warren, senior writer at the Weekly Standard, about President Trump's response and the media criticisms against him. "They came ready to fight. They came hoping to provoke the counter reaction, and of course the Antifa people came with the same hope," he said. "That's the big concern for me: the fact...

Duration: 00:52:53


Jamie Weinstein Discusses Afghanistan, West Wing Drama, And Healthcare

8/12/2017
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Jamie Weinstein, host of the Jamie Weinstein Show, joins Ben Domenech on Federalist Radio Hour where they discuss Middle East policy, Donald Trump's relationship with the GOP, and Trump influencers like Roger Stone. Hypothetically, if Donald Trump left the Republican Party tomorrow, does his support go up or down? "I think it goes up, but I think he would have to take some stances to bring it up," Weinstein said. "And I think he could...think he's the one most likely to get a comprehensive...

Duration: 00:50:59


What You Need To Know About North Korea And Nuclear Weapons

8/11/2017
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Today's episode features a trio of authors and experts to discuss the nuclear and military history of North Korea's regime, and how Donald Trump is addressing current U.S.-North Korea relations. Tom Nichols, professor at the Naval War College, says this is not the next Cuban Missile crisis and describes the potential for this conflict escalating. "Some of that has been driven by the President winging it from a golf course," he said. "There is no imminent threat from North Korea...

Duration: 00:41:26


Bro Culture Episode III: Vetting The Bros Of Politics, Hollywood, And Silicon Valley

8/10/2017
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Bill McMorris, reporter at the Washington Free Beacon, joins the Federalist Radio Hour in his third episode vetting and ranking America's bros and the facets of bro culture. On this episode, McMorris and Domenech debate the bro-ness of Gen. James Mattis, Anthony Scaramucci, Ryan Zinke, Mel Gibson, and many others. "There's a point to understand that putting of childish things doesn't mean putting of bro things, but it does mean adding 'older bro' things," Domenech said. They discuss bro...

Duration: 00:54:59


The Problematic Google Memo, White House Communications, And Messaging

8/9/2017
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Kevin Madden, Republican communications consultant, joins Ben on today's episode of to address some of the communication issues facing the White House and the GOP more broadly. They also discuss the Google engineer's memo and what it means for diversity and free speech inside Silicon Valley and other corporations. "This is just the latest example of someone saying something that is politically incorrect, and then being told, 'well the diversity that we talk about doesn't apply to you. It...

Duration: 00:51:09


Chris Stirewalt Debates The Fall Football Tailgate Menu With Mary Katharine Ham

8/8/2017
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Chris Stirewalt, politics editor at Fox News, joins Mary Katharine Ham on Federalist Radio Hour to discuss the quickly-approaching tailgating season and debate what food and beverages belong on the menu. They also discuss West Virginia's Jim Justice's party switch and Trump's approval rating. The great tailgate debate of 2017 addresses controversies including boiled peanuts, whether Popeyes is better than Bojangles', and whether pimento cheese is a dip or a spread.

Duration: 00:54:30


Charles Murray Defends His Studies On Intelligence, Social Class, And White America

8/4/2017
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Dr. Charles Murray, the influential social scientist and AEI scholar, joins managing editor Joy Pullmann in discussing the recent alt-right accusations and protests against his work, his controversial book, "The Bell Curve," and the divergence of American classes and cultures. Murray's studies on human intelligence and IQ manifest into his book "Coming Apart" and the social implications of intelligence. "The upper class these days is not an upper class just because of money and position,...

Duration: 01:16:35


An Investigation Into Brexit, Populism, Individualism, And Global Politics

8/4/2017
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David Goodhart is a British journalist and former editor and founder of Prospect Magazine. His new book is "The Road to Somewhere: The Populist Revolt and the Future of Politics" is an investigation into global politics and studies the tribes divided over the Brexit vote. Goodhart describes the conflicting world views of two different tribes of people. "The problem, I think both Britain and the U.S. in the last generation or so, is that one side has become over dominant...they've...

Duration: 00:57:56


How One State's Medicaid Program Had An Economic Impact On Citizens

8/3/2017
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Health economist Kate Baicker, is currently a professor at Harvard, but also the incoming Dean of the Harris School of Public Policy at the University of Chicago. Baicker discusses the supply and demand of health care and how her Oregon health care experiment studied how health coverage works at the state level. "We had this amazing opportunity in Oregon to bring really rigorous scientific evidence to bare on what the Medicaid program is actually doing," she said, describing the perfect...

Duration: 00:45:43


Ross Douthat On The Trends Of The Right, The Left, Media, And Culture

8/1/2017
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Ross Douthat, columnist at the New York Times and author, joins Federalist Radio to discuss the state of conservative and liberal politics, the state of the media and national editorial boards, and the state of our country's culture. "You have a argument among conservatives that's largely defined by what you think about Trump himself and his capacities," Douthat said. "And the battle lines among conservatives are drawn more around if you think Trump can be a good president or not." Why...

Duration: 00:55:48


Why Should Conservatives Care About Urbanism And City Development?

8/1/2017
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Jonathan Coppage, visiting senior fellow with the R Street Institute where he researches urbanism and the built environment, joins host Gracy Olmstead on Federalist Radio. They discuss the ways that design can have impact on our communities and neighborhoods. "Building a house to engage and to face the street is the first step of reviving a public space," he said. "Having a public space that orients people towards it is not just part of good community foundation...it's part of public...

Duration: 00:53:27


Carl Cannon On Obamacare, American History, And His Unforeseen Path To Journalism

7/29/2017
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Carl Cannon is the Washington Bureau Chief of Real Clear Politics and author of the new book, "One This Date: From The Pilgrims to Today, Discovering America One Day at a Time." He joins Federalist Radio to discuss Thursday night's dramatic health care vote, how history can teach us about ourselves, and his journey into political journalism. Cannon's book highlights the fascinating, and often unknown, stories behind specific dates in American history. "I try to explain what the American...

Duration: 00:54:44


Can Lessons From Thucydides Keep America From War With China?

7/27/2017
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Graham Allison was Director of Harvard's Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs from 1995 until July 2017. His latest book, "Destined for War: Can America and China Escape Thucydides’s Trap?" quickly became a bestseller. Allison discussed how the writings of Greek historian Thucydides can advise us, not just when it comes to US relations with foreign powers, but in our domestic and personal lives as well. Later in the hour, our hosts asks Allison about his experiences as a...

Duration: 00:48:05


Nicholas Eberstadt Measures Longevity, Men In The Labor Force, And US-Korea Relations

7/27/2017
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Nick Eberstadt is a political economist at the American Enterprise Institute. He joins Ben Domenech on Federalist Radio to discuss some of his latest research on lifespan, longevity, the status of our workforce, and what to know about North and South Korea. "Usually when people are talking about inequality they are talking about wealth or income. There are two important aspects of the human condition... one of these is length of life and the other is the amount of schooling," Eberstadt...

Duration: 00:48:11


How William F. Buckley Jr. Changed The Face Of American Politics

7/25/2017
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Alvin Felzenberg's new book, "A Man and His Presidents: The Political Odyssey of William F. Buckley Jr." gives an enlightening account of one of the most compelling personalities in American politics. Felzenberg sheds lights into Buckley's childhood, charm, career, and key relationships with leaders like Nancy and Ronald Reagan. "Reagan said that Buckley was not only his guide and mentor as he made the long journey from Democrat to conservative Republican, but that William F. Buckley in...

Duration: 00:57:14


Is There A Glimmer Of Hope For The Health Care Bill?

7/24/2017
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John McCormack, senior writer at The Weekly Standard, and Mary Katharine Ham, senior writer at The Federalist, discuss rodent infestations, an update on healthcare, and more on this episode of The Federalist Radio Hour. "If the choice is between pet cat and pet rat, who might keep said rats away, I'm team cat," Ham said. "The cat would need to be a cat with instincts...it can't just be a cat that's lying around." Does anyone know what's actually going on with the health care bill right...

Duration: 00:38:05


Hemingway And Harsanyi: Sean Spicer, Russia, And Dunkirk

7/21/2017
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Senior Editors Mollie Hemingway and David Harsanyi discuss the breaking news of Sean Spicer's resignation and changes to the President's communications staff. Later in the hour, they talk Russian culture, Putin, and argue about couples who live together before marriage. Have Americans lost their credibility when it comes making a case against tyranny and leaders like Putin? "I think we have lost a lot of our understanding of what it means to be American based on any support or belief in...

Duration: 00:50:02

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