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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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Andy Ferguson On Writing, Politics, And Bogus Expertise

2/21/2018
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Andrew Ferguson is a senior editor and national correspondent for The Weekly Standard. He joins the Federalist Radio Hour to discuss his long career in journalism, writing, magazines, and politics. "I write a lot about social science because there is so much bogus social science out there," he said. "I'm worried about people getting cowed by experts and intellectuals...there are ways of breaking those bubbles of hot air that these people blow."

Duration:00:56:39

Biology Is Not Bigotry And Other Responses To Transgender Activists

2/20/2018
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Ryan Anderson is the author of the new book, "When Harry Became Sally: Responding to the Transgender Moment." Bre Payton interviews Anderson about his work on how transgender activists have disrupted education, civil rights, our military, and multiple areas of policy. Anderson explains how "biology is not bigotry" and dismantles the logical fallacies of the transgender movement.

Duration:00:53:20

Labor Unions And Free Speech Face Off In 'Janus Vs. AFSCME' SCOTUS Case

2/19/2018
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The Supreme Court will hear oral arguments next week for the case "Janus vs. AFSCME," which addresses first amendment issues in public sector labor and seeks to restore workers’ rights to freedom of speech. Daniel DiSilvo explains the details of this case and how, as a public sector employee, he has had to jump through hoops to exercise his own first amendment rights. Daniel DiSilvo is a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute and an associate professor of political science in the Colin...

Duration:00:43:44

Scott Flanders: Playboy CEO To Leader Of Health Insurance Marketplace

2/16/2018
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Scott Flanders is the CEO of eHealth, Inc, the leading online marketplace for health insurance. Previously he was CEO of Playboy Enterprises and Columbia House Records. Flanders and Domenech discuss health insurance e-commerce and the impact of Obamacare on the healthcare marketplace. Flanders reflects on his time at Playboy and why they made the changes they did to their products and brand.

Duration:00:33:55

'Black Panther' Movie, Comic Books, And Superhero Fatigue

2/15/2018
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David Betancourt is a comic book and culture reporter for The Washington Post. He joins Ben Domenech to nerd out about the new Black Panther movie, the rapidly expanding comic book universe, and the various adaptations for movies and television.

Duration:00:50:40

Jonah Goldberg On Shifting Parties, Trumpism, And Nationalism

2/14/2018
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Jonah Goldberg is a senior editor at National Review, host of The Remnant podcast, and holder of the Asness Chair in Applied Liberty at AEI. Goldberg talks with Ben Domenech about the ways political parties and ideologies have changed.

Duration:00:52:46

Winter Olympic Standouts, Best Olympics Movies, And Valentine's Day

2/13/2018
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Mary Katharine Ham and Kristen Soltis Anderson discuss the 2018 Winter Olympics, the athletes and the events they are watching, as well as some of their best Valentine's Day failures and successes.

Duration:00:56:19

Sexual Harassment At Cato, Rob Porter, And The Making Of Politico's Playbook

2/12/2018
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Daniel Lippman is a Politico reporter and co-author of the Politico Playbook newsletter. Lippman joins Federalist Radio to discuss his story on the sexual misconduct of ex-Cato president Ed Crane, as well as the behind-the-scenes of writing "Playbook" each morning. Later in the hour, Lippman and Domenech discuss the Obamas' official portraits and the art that comes out of a presidency.

Duration:00:49:11

In The News: Censorship, Compelled Speech, Jordan Peterson, And Rose McGowen

2/9/2018
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Bre Payton, staff writer at The Federalist, focuses on current court cases and reports of censorship. Payton interviews Montse Alvarado, Executive Director of Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, about compelled speech cases of city ordinances demanding pregnancy centers to display signs about abortion services. David Marcus, Federalist correspondent, discusses trans activists shouting down Rose McGowen last week and why everyone is talking about professor Jordan Peterson.

Duration:00:51:40

Sean Trende Explains Election Analysis, Demographics, And Midterms

2/8/2018
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Sean Trende, senior elections analyst at RealClear Politics, joins Federalist radio hour to discuss midterm elections, polling data, demographics, and debunking the biggest myths in political punditry.

Duration:00:51:48

Buck Sexton Weighs In On FBI Antics, James Comey, And House Memos

2/7/2018
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Buck Sexton is the host of The Buck Sexton Show, a former CIA analyst, and NYPD Intel Division. Sexton breaks down the politicization of the FBI, the Nunes Memo, and the antics of former FBI Director James Comey. "The notion that there was anything sensitive or damaging to sources in that memo is laughable, and we should remember that was a primary objection, for at least a few days leading up to its release, from Democrats and the FBI itself," Sexton said.

Duration:00:39:15

Brian Kilmeade On Andrew Jackson, American History, And Sports Media

2/6/2018
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Brian Kilmeade is a Fox & Friends host, radio host, and co-author of the book, "Andrew Jackson and The Miracle of New Orleans." Kilmeade revisits the War of 1812 and discusses the comparisons that have been made between Andrew Jackson and Donald Trump.

Duration:00:51:39

The Midterm Elections, Voters, And Candidates With Amy Walter

2/5/2018
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Amy Walter is the national editor at The Cook Report. She joins Federalist Radio Hour to talk polling, midterm elections, and how voters and parties have rapidly changed.

Duration:00:56:02

A Tale Of Two Russian Conspiracies, A Dossier, And A Memo On The FBI

2/2/2018
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Mollie Hemingway and Sean Davis break down the two tales of Russian collusion conspiracy theories and the details of the dossier, the memo, the FBI, and the media's existential crisis over it all.

Duration:00:48:10

Julia Ioffe On Russian Collusion, Putin, And Potential Indictments

2/1/2018
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Julia Ioffe, staff writer at the Atlantic, discusses her latest trip to Russia, attacks on free press, and the latest on what we know about Russian collusion in the 2016 elections. "The collusion element is in many ways more of a political question...there is a criminal justice element of it but there is also a political element," Ioffe said.

Duration:00:39:02

Trump's First SOTU Speech, Jimmy Kimmel, And Paid Family Leave

1/31/2018
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Publisher Ben Domenech and Senior Writer Mary Katharine Ham recap the President's State of the Union address last night and all the included virtue signaling. They also discuss Jimmy Kimmel's interview with Stormy Daniels following the address and Trump's relationship with the media. Later in the hour, Ben gives his proposal for a smarter way to provide Americans with paid family leave.

Duration:00:34:13

Niall Ferguson Maps The World's History Of Networks And Power

1/30/2018
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Niall Ferguson is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institute and author of the new book, "The Square and the Tower: Networks and Power, from the Freemasons to Facebook." Ferguson puts the last 20 years of Silicon Valley into perspective by explaining the importance of systems and networks throughout history. Domenech and Ferguson also discuss populism, institutions, and our American networks.

Duration:01:00:14

Jeb Bush On Running For President, Immigration, And Education

1/29/2018
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Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush sits down with host Ben Domenech to reflect on his presidential run in 2016 and to discuss the challenges of belonging to a political family. Later in the hour they discuss his relationship with Senator Rubio, Trump, and immigration.

Duration:00:30:00

The Politicization Of Abortion And The Future Of The Pro-Life Movement

1/26/2018
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Charles Camosy associate professor of theological and social ethics at Fordham University, and board member of Democrats For Life. Camosy joins Federalist Radio to discuss how abortion has become a partisan issue, and the future of the pro-life movement. "The pro-life movement has been running people who are strong pro-life Republicans to defeat pro-life Democrats. But what about Republicans? Are we just going to roll over every time they ignore what we say we want them to do?" Camosy...

Duration:00:43:38

What's In Store For Health Insurance Markets, Entitlements, And Drug Trials?

1/25/2018
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Christopher Pope is a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute and an expert on health insurance, Medicare, Medicaid, and entitlement reform. Pope joins Ben Domenech to discuss what he expects to happen to U.S. insurance markets and regulations this year.

Duration:00:49:08

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