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.
Senior Contributor Daniel Payne dishes on his cooking, parenting, and controversial opinions.
George Will On Russian Collusion, Health Care, ...
Political commentator and baseball guru, George Will, joins The Federalist Radio Hour.
Relationship Advice For America With Christine ...
Washington Post writer Christine Emba talks Aspen Ideas, 'Xennials,' and political discourse.
Do Think Tanks Still Matter? AEI's Arthur Brook...
Arthur Brooks, president of AEI, discusses the ideas industry, localism, and music.
Peter Baker On Covering Presidents, Putin, And ...
New York Times Chief White House Correspondent, Peter Baker, joins Ben Domenech in studio.
Reactions To Globalist Elites, An Outraged CNN,...
Will Rahn is the politics editor at CBS News digital. He discusses CNN's reaction to a Reddit Gif and other news from the week.
Chef Christopher Kimball Shares Grilling Tips A...
How have Americans changed the way they think about food?
Jeff And Audrey Dunham Talk Comedy, Food, And F...
Comedian and ventriloquist Jeff Dunham and his food-blogging wife Audrey Dunham are hit the road on new food and travel TV show.
Hemingway And Harsanyi Talk CNN, Trump's Tweets...
Mollie Hemingway and David Harsanyi discuss issues of anonymous sourcing, feminist outrage, and political rhetoric.
20 Years Later: The Pop Stars, The Boy Bands, A...
Mary Katharine Ham and Kristen Soltis Anderson debate whose at the top of late '90s music video throne.
Assessing Geopolitical Risk, Global Flash Point...
Milena Rodban, geopolitical risk consultant, is helping tech companies strategize their way across the globe.
Unpacking The Senate Healthcare Bill And Obamac...
Avik Roy, John Daniel Davidson, and Ben Domenech discuss the future of American healthcare markets.
The Slow Death Of European Culture, Politics, A...
Douglas Murray spells out how migration, declining birth rates, and a confused culture have led Western Europe astray.
Reevaluating Work, Talent, And The Low-Skill La...
Urbanophile Aaron Renn discusses American cities, the opioid crisis, and the changing labor force.
Christina Hoff Sommers on Feminists, Eradicatin...
Do feminists exaggerate the oppression of women and ignore the misfortunes of men?
Guy Benson On Georgia’s Special Election and Bl...
Guy Benson is the political editor at TownHall.com, Fox News contributor, and co-author of the book, and#8220;End of Discussion.and#8221; Benson discusses the attack on free speech, political violence, the blaming of rhetori
Political Violence, Economic Populism, And Corp...
Chris Bedford, editor in chief of the Daily Caller New Foundation, joins Ben Domenech in studio.
Hemingway and Harsanyi Talk Vinyl Records, Havi...
Senior editors Mollie Hemingway and David Harsanyi host Federalist Radio to discuss their record collections, current favorite bands, television shows, and more. and#8220;People think that records have a tremendous amount of
How Can Conservatives, Christians, and Environm...
Joel Salatin is a self-described Christian libertarian environmentalist capitalist lunatic farmer. He joins Gracy Olmstead, associate managing editor, to make explain why environmentalism should not be reserved for secular
Discussing the Congressional Baseball Shooting ...
Rosie Gray, White House correspondent for The Atlantic, joins Mary Katharine Ham on Federalist Radio. They discuss the breaking news of a shooting at the GOP congressional baseball practice Wednesday morning in Alexandria, V
Summer Camping, Air Conditioning, And Scandals ...
Senior writer Mary Katharine Ham and journalist Emily Miller sit down in studio to escape the summer heat. They discuss the war against air conditioning, summer camping trips, and the recently reported scandals taking place
What Did We Learn From The Testimony Of James C...
Mollie Hemingway and David Harsanyi discuss the testimony of former FBI director James Comey, the calls for Trumpand#8217;s impeachment, and other media hysterias. and#8220;Now we know, based on Comeyand#8217;s own testimony
Podcast: Best of The Federalist Radio with Eber...
Hear the best of The Federalist Radio Hour on today’s episode. Host Ben Domenech starts off the show with Nicholas Eberstadt, the Henry Wendt Chair in Political Economy at the American Enterprise Institute and author of Me
Podcast: From White House to Bakery with Mark F...
Today on the Federalist Radio Hour, join Ben Domenech as he talks with Mark Furstenburg, owner of the bakery Bread Furst and the winner of the 2017 James Beard Foundation award winner for Outstanding Baker. On the show, Furs
Podcast: Discussing “Beach Books” and a declini...
Today on The Federalist Radio Hour, David Randall, the Director of Communications at the National Association of Scholars, joins Joy Pullmann to discuss the association’s newest Beach Book report and the trends such report
Podcast: Fighting against assisted suicide
Join Mollie Hemingway as she talks with J.J. Hanson, President of the Patient’s Rights Action Fund, and Dr. Brian Callister, also from PRAF. Patientand#8217;s Rights Action Fund was started to fight against the legalizatio
Podcast: Heather Haupt’s Knights-in-Training
Join Joy Pullmann as she talks with Heather Haupt about her book, “Knights-in-Training: Ten Principles for Raising Honorable, Courageous, and Compassionate Boys.” A mother of three boys and a girl, Haupt challenges paren
Podcast: Reruns with Cowen, Rahn, and Draper
Today on The Federalist Radio Hour is a blast from the past. Join Ben Domenech in excerpts from previous shows as he talks with economist Tyler Cowen, managing editor for CBS News Will Rahn, and New York Times Magazine write
Podcast: Anthony Tjan On Leadership And Goodness
This week on The Federalist Radio Hour, Ben Domenech talks with entrepreneur and The New York Times bestseller Anthony Tjan about his latest book, and#8220;Good People: The Only Leadership Decision That Really Matters.and#82
Sen. Mike Lee on The Founders, Social Capital, ...
Senator Mike Lee joins the Federalist Radio Hour to discuss his new book, and#8220;Written Out of History: The Forgotten Founders Who Fought Big Government.and#8221; Lee also explains his new research initiative, the and#822
Manchester, Trump’s International Trip, Changes...
Susan Glasser, chief international affairs columnist at Politico, discusses both her own recent trip to Manchester last week, as well as President Trumpand#8217;s recent international trip. Glasser, who was formerly a Washin
Important Changes For Farm Subsidies, Working F...
Lori Sanders, associate vice president of federal affairs at the R Street Institute, and Gracy Olmstead, associate managing editor at the Federalist, discuss farming, agriculture subsidies, USDA funding in the Trump budget,
Unpacking The Context of U.S.-Russia Relations ...
Paul J. Saunders is Executive Director of the Center for the National Interest and an expert on foreign policy, national security, and Russia. Saunders joins Federalist Radio to address some of the questions and concerns sur
Congressman Dave Brat On Policy, Angry Electora...
Congressman Dave Brat of Virginiaand#8217;s 7th district joins Federalist Radio Hour to reflect on the last couple months of change and controversy in Congress. Brat discusses health care, tax reform, how to respond to an an
Weight Loss, Fitness, Drug Use, And More With M...
Mike Riggs is a reporter at Reason Magazine and writes on nutrition and fitness in his newsletter and#8220;Protein Pancakes.and#8221; Riggs shares his story of transformation and how he quit smoking, drinking, and lost 90 p
Stephen Hunter Explains His Novels, Movies, Gan...
Stephen Hunter is the author of twenty novels and the retired chief film critic for The Washington Post. He joins the Federalist Radio Hour to discuss writing, movies, guns, and his newest novel in his Bob Lee Swagger ser
Pat Buchanan on the Culture War, Populism, and ...
In the second half of a two-part interview, Pat Buchanan sits down with Ben Domenech to discuss the his own political career, the role faith plays in politics, and how his own populism compares to what Trump offers. Buchanan
Pat Buchanan Shares Stories and Memos from Nixo...
Patrick J. Buchananand#8217;s new book, and#8220;Nixonand#8217;s White House Wars: The Battles That Made and Broke a President and Divided America Forever,and#8221; details his time as a speechwriter and senior adviser to P
How One Pro-Life Group is Seeking Out Abortion-...
The Human Coalition is a non-profit that combines the forces of technology, data, community outreach, and womenand#8217;s care clinics to reach and serve abortion-determined women. Brian Fisher, president and CEO of The Huma
Hadley Heath Manning on Health Policy, Medicaid...
Hadley Heath Manning is a senior policy analyst and director of health policy at the Independent Womenand#8217;s Forum. Manning shares her insights on Medicaid, the recent healthcare debate, and common sense ways conservati
Covering Capitol Hill with the Reporters Behind...
The duo behind Politicoand#8217;s Playbook and daily audio briefing, Jake Sherman and Anna Palmer, join Federalist Radio Hour to share a behind-the-scenes guide to their daily newsletter and what itand#8217;s like to cover C
The Rock for POTUS, Vaping, and Vices with Kath...
Katherine Mangu-Ward, editor of Reason Magazine, and Mary Katharine Ham, senior writer at the Federalist, address all the buzz as of late about a possible presidential run by Dwayne and#8220;The Rockand#8221; Johnson. They a
Yuval Levin Says Conservatives Have Become Deta...
Todayand#8217;s guest is Yuval Levin, author of and#8220;The Fractured Republic,and#8221; and the Hertog Fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center. They discuss the extreme amounts of blowback against Trump for the firi
Victor Davis Hanson on Comey, Foreign Policy, a...
Victor Davis Hanson is a senior fellow at Stanford Universityand#8217;s Hoover Institution. Hanson and Domenech discuss the breaking news of Donald Trump firing FBI Director James Comey. Hanson also shares insights on Trumpa
How Lefty Narratives Destroy our College Campus...
Ashe Schow is a columnist at the New York Observer and senior contributor at the Federalist. She joins the Federalist Radio Hour to discuss the latest college campus outrage, particularly directed at Charles Murray, and the
An Up Close Look at the Infamous Border Wall, P...
Kelsey Harkness, senior reporter at The Daily Signal, recently returned from a trip to the U.S.-Mexican border in San Diego. She joins Bre Payton, staff writer at the Federalist, to discuss her reporting on border patrol, th
Molly Ball Talks Health Care, Parenting, Smart ...
Molly Ball, politics writer for The Atlantic, joins Mary Katharine Ham in studio to recap Thursdayand#8217;s freak outs over the healthcare bill passed in the House. They also discuss the ways technology is invading our home
Interpreting the Founding Fathers’ Political Th...
Thomas G. West, professor of politics at Hillsdale College, said he has been working on his new book, and#8220;The Political Theory of The American Founding: Natural Rights, Public Policy, and the Moral Conditions of Freed
Why Should Conservatives Care About Fashion?
Bre Payton, staff writer at the Federalist, and Inez Stepman, senior contributor at the Federalist, discuss the ins and outs of style, beauty, Vogue, fashion, and why conservatives should care about the culture. and#8220;The
Olivier Knox on WHCD, North Korea, France, and ...
Olivier Knox, Chief Washington Correspondent for Yahoo! News, joins Mary Katharine Ham in studio to discuss this weekendand#8217;s White House Correspondentsand#8217; Dinner, tensions with North Korea, the election in France
This Week on Bill Nye, Pro-Life Democrats, and ...
Mary Katharine Ham, senior writer, and Gracy Olmstead, associate managing editor, host the Federalist Radio Hour to discuss the tension between the DNC and pro-life democrats, the outrage at Bill Nye, and the retirement of D
Everything You Need To Know About Trump’s Tax R...
Daniel J. Mitchell, senior fellow at the Cato Institute, joins Federalist Radio to discuss President Trumpand#8217;s tax plan, why the border adjustment-tax is a bad idea, corporate tax rates, and how Congress is trying to j
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai on Net Neutrality, Privac...
On Wednesday Ajit Pai, Chairman of the Federal Communications Council, announced his plan to eliminate net neutrality rules put in place by the Obama administration in 2015. After his announcement, he joined Ben Domenech in
David Azerrad Argues the Differences Between “T...
David Azerrad is the Director, B. Kenneth Simon Center for Principles and Politics and AWC Family Foundation Fellow at the Heritage Foundation. Azerrad and Domenech discuss President Trumpand#8217;s first 100 days in office,
Mollie Hemingway on Media Echo Chambers, Twitte...
Ben Domenech interviews Mollie Hemingway about her new book, and#8220;Trump vs. The Media,and#8221; on this episode of Federalist Radio. They discuss the ways the media echo chamber failed to do their job the last eight year
Talking South China Sea Tensions and Hollywood’...
Alice Ekman is a research fellow at Center for Asian Studies of the French Institute for International Relations. Ekman joins todayand#8217;s Federalist Radio to discuss the global conflicts surrounding the South China Sea,
Kate Havard reviews Harold Bloomand#8217;s new book, and#8220;Falstaff: Give Me Life,and#8221; which is the first in his Shakespeare personalities series. Havard and Domenech discuss the complexities of Shakespeareand#8217;s
The Religious Freedom Case Going Before SCOTUS ...
Kerri Kupec serves as legal counsel and communications director with Alliance Defending Freedom. Kupec explains the religious freedom case going before the Supreme Court this week, which will also be one of Justice Gorsuchan
Rethinking Welfare, Job Creation, and The War o...
Peter Cove is the founder of America Works and author of the new book, and#8220;Poor No More: Rethinking Dependency and The War on Poverty.and#8221; Cove explains how our the governmentand#8217;s welfare and poverty programs
James Hohmann on Syria, Trump’s Inner Circle, a...
James Hohmann, national political reporter for the Washington Post, joins Ben Domenech to discuss Nikki Haley and the Trump administrationand#8217;s position on Syria, how the Senate confirmed Justice Gorsuch, and other poli
Bill James on The Cubs, Analytics, Crime, and J...
Bill James is a baseball writer, historian, author, and statistician. He joins Federalist Radio Hour to discuss the Cuband#8217;s World Series victory, the role of analytics in sports, and our obsession with popular crime. J
Syria, Political Islam, and Why Egyptians Like ...
Shadi Hamid, senior fellow at Brookings Institute Center for Middle East Policy, joins Federalist Radio to discuss the political climate in Syria, why Egypt is Trump country, and U.S. relations with Islamists. and#8220;Obvio
Here’s the Latest on Republican Efforts to Over...
Chatter continues on Capitol Hill about making another attempt to repeal and replace Obamacare. Avik Roy, president of the Foundation for Research on Equal Opportunity, explains the health care positions of GOP leadership, t
Ben Jacobs Covers Stories on AHCA, Devin Nunes,...
Ben Jacobs is a political reporter for The Guardian and he joins Ben Domenech in studio to discuss the continued fall out from last weekand#8217;s health care bill, this weekand#8217;s stories surrounding the House Intellige
Chris Scalia on His Father, Family, Literature,...
Christopher Scalia, the son of Justice Antonin Scalia, is also a writer and former professor. He joins the Federalist Radio Hour to share stories of his father, to discuss growing issues in academia, and to think about liter
Tom Nichols on The Death of Expertise: The Camp...
Tom Nichols is a professor at the Naval War College, Jeopardy champion, and author of the new book, and#8220;The Death of Expertise: The Campaign Against Established Knowledge and Why it Matters.and#8221; Nichols joins Ben D
Vanishing Neighbors, Losing Community, and the ...
Marc Dunkelman is the author of and#8220;The Vanishing Neighbor: The Transformation of American Community,and#8221; and he joins Federalist Radio to discuss an epochal shift in our social landscapes and daily interactions th
Shane Harris on Wikileaks, Hacking, and FBI Inv...
Shane Harris, senior writer on national security at the Wall Street Journal, joins the Federalist Radio to discuss James Comeyand#8217;s hearing this week, current FBI investigations, CIA hacking operations, and other Wikile
A Scientific Narrative of Memory, Amnesia, and ...
Science journalist Michael Lemonick tells the story of Lonnie Sue Johnson, a woman whose unique memory loss has led to groundbreaking studies in neuroscience, learning, and memory. Lemonick is the opinion editor at the Scien
This Week in the Trump Administration with Rebe...
Rebecca Berg is a national political reporter at RealClear Politics and a political analyst at CNN. She sits down with Mary Katharine Ham in studio to recap this weekand#8217;s news from the White House including Trumpand#82
White Privilege, Victimhood, and Race Issues on...
Scott Greer is an editor at The Daily Caller and author of the new book, and#8220;No Campus For White Men.and#8221; Greer joins Federalist Radio to discuss the heated conflicts on American college campuses with a particular
Exposing the Tricks of DC Politicians, Plus a N...
Ben Domenech starts off this episode of Federalist Radio sharing some news and a personal note for our listeners. Later in the hour, he is joined in studio by David Schoenbrod, author of and#8220;DC Confidential: Inside the
Protests, Women’s Strike, and Why HBO’s ‘Girls’...
Christine Emba, writer and editor of and#8220;In Theoryand#8221; at the Washington Post, joins Mollie Hemingway on this episode of The Federalist Radio Hour, where they discussed free speech in the context of recent protests
How to Find, Share, and Experience Current Band...
Music writer and enthusiast, Billy Rosenbeck, joins Ben on this episode of Federalist Radio to discuss the music industry, music curation, the elements of modern rock bands, various artists like Josh Ritter and other up-and-
An Alpha Female’s Guide to Men and Saving Your ...
Suzanne Venker is a cultural critic and author of the new book, and#8220;The Alpha Femaleand#8217;s Guide to Men and Marriage: How Love Works.and#8221; Mary Katharine Ham and Joy Pullmann interview Suzanne on the Federalist
James Poulos on Tocqueville, Death, Sex, Music,...
James Poulos is a senior contributor at the Federalist and author of the new book, and#8220;The Art of Being Free: How Alexis de Tocqueville Can Save Us from Ourselves.and#8221; He joins Federalist Radio to explains what Toc
Erica Grieder on CPAC, Media Bias, Beta Males, ...
Erica Grieder, Texas-based journalist and author, joins Federalist Radio to discuss CPAC, conservative media, Rick Perry, and the nuances of Texas politics. Donald Trumpand#8217;s lack of ideology and tendency towards ethno-
How These Conservative Intellectuals Shaped Mod...
Steven F. Hayward is a professor at UC Berkeley and the author of the new book, and#8220;Patriotism Is Not Enough: Harry Jaffa, Walter Berns, and the Arguments that Redefined American Conservatism.and#8221; He joins the Fede
Tension Escalates Between the Press and The Pre...
Sarah Westwood, White House correspondent at the Washington Examiner, joins Mary Katharine Ham in studio to give some insight into the White House briefing room and media groupthink. They recap Trumpand#8217;s attack of the
Discussing the Fashion of Presidents and the Es...
Richard Torregrossa is the author of and#8220;Cary Grant: A Celebration of Styleand#8221; and joins Federalist Radio Hour to discuss menand#8217;s style and how the fashion choices of figures like presidents and news anchors
Studying Trump’s Foreign Affairs with Russia, C...
Paul Coyer is a historian, a professor at the Institute of World Politics, and a contributing editor at Providence: A Journal of Christianity and American Foreign Policy. Coyer discussed the foreign policy challenges fac
How American Culture Must Restore Its Schools, ...
Joy Pullmann, managing editor at The Federalist, interviews professor and author Dr. Anthony Esolen on Federalist Radio. Esolen discusses his latest book, and#8220;Out of the Ashes: Rebuilding American Cultureand#8221; and h
The Man Behind the Sting: Fighting Child Slaver...
Tim Ballard is the founder and CEO of Operation Underground Railroad, an organization dedicated to rescuing victims of human trafficking, child slavery, and bringing justice to their perpetrators. Ballard joins Federalist Ra
Mary Katharine Ham on Tom Brady, Roger Goodell,...
Mary Katharine Ham hosts todayand#8217;s Federalist Radio to discuss this Sundayand#8217;s big game, including the politicized commercials, expectations Lady Gagaand#8217;s half time performance, Commissioner Roger Goodellan
Who Is Neil Gorsuch? And More on the Future of ...
Carrie Severino, chief counsel and policy director of the Judicial Crisis Network, joins Federalist Radio to discuss the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch, his credentials, and the Senate confirmation process. and#8220;In [Go
The American Serial Killer the Media Won’t Talk...
Dr. Kermit Gosnell was convicted of murdering four people, including three babies, and it is suspected that he also killed hundreds, if not thousands of others in his and#8220;House of Horrorsand#8221; abortion clinic. Ann M
Are Millennials Religious? Are Pro-Life Women F...
Emma Green, writer at The Atlantic, joins Ben Domenech in discussing the changing cultural landscape of religion and millennials. Green also shares her reporting on the Womenand#8217;s March and the divides between feminists
Tim Carney on Obamacare, Crowd Sizes, and Trump...
Tim Carney, commentary editor at the Washington Examiner and visiting fellow at AEI, discusses the Inauguration crowd, what Trump will do with Obamacare, and reactions from the Washington establishment. Carney said Trump doe
Dr. Russell Moore on Trump, SCOTUS, and The Fut...
Dr. Russell Moore, president of the Ethics andamp; Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, shares some of things heand#8217;s praying for President Trump, his thoughts on SCOTUS picks, the pro-life m
Inauguration Day, Protests, and President Trump...
Mary Katharine Ham and Bre Payton host the Inauguration Day episode of The Federalist Radio Hour, discussing their initial reactions to this weekand#8217;s inaugural events, President Trumpand#8217;s speech, protestors in D.
Bro Power Rankings: A Second Edition with Bill ...
Bill McMorris, reporter at The Washington Free Beacon, returns to the Federalist Radio Hour to update the whoand#8217;s who and whoand#8217;s not of ultimate bros. They discuss female broand#8217;s, Ryan Lochte becoming a fa
Guns, Self Defense, and Popular Firearm Myths w...
Sean Davis, co-founder of The Federalist, joins Federalist Radio to dispel some common myths and misconceptions about guns and gun laws. Davis gave advice on self-defense practices, suppressors, and factors consumers should
Bram Weinstein Talks Future of Sports News and ...
Bram Weinstein, former and#8220;SportsCenterand#8221; host and now host of the Bram Weinstein show on ESPN 980, discussed the changing landscape of sports media, behind the scenes of ESPN, and how our political media overlap
The Psychology of Pursuing a Purposeful and Mea...
Emily Esfahani Smith is the author of a new book, and#8220;The Power of Meaning: Crafting a Life That Matter.and#8221; She joined Ben Domenech in studio to discuss the psychology and philosophy of happiness, purpose, and why
Jonathan Rauch on the Disruption of American In...
Jonathan Rauch is a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and contributor at The Atlantic, and has been writing about the state of American politics and institutions. Rauch and Domenech discuss the ways in which commu
The Unending Battle Between Trump and The Media...
Mollie Hemingway and David Harsanyi, senior editors at the Federalist, discussed Donald Trumpand#8217;s press conference, the self-destructing media, and the controversial dossier. and#8220;Our media are so completely out-o
Matt Kibbe on Buzzfeed, Libertarian Priorities,...
Matt Kibbe is an economist, libertarian, and president of freethepeople.org. Domenech and Kibbe discuss the cause and effects of CNNand#8217;s and Buzzfeedand#8217;s reporting on Donald Trump and the intelligence community
The Imperial Presidency and Obama’s Legacy of E...
Gene Healy, vice president of the Cato Institute, joins Ben Domenech in studio to discuss the expansion of executive power, President Obamaand#8217;s legacy, and the position that Donald Trump will now occupy. and#8220;One o
New Year’s Resolutions, Meryl Streep, and ‘The ...
On the first Federalist Radio Hour of 2017, Emily Miller, senior political correspondent at One America News Network joins Mary Katharine Ham to discuss New Yearand#8217;s resolutions, Hollywood, Meryl Streepand#8217;s Golde
Why 2016 Was Actually Not That Bad with Mollie ...
Senior Editors Mollie Hemingway and David Harsanyi discuss why 2016 was actually a good year. They review the positives coming out of Congress, political realignments, television, movies, and what we should expect from the f
Hoax Hate Crimes, Terrorism, and How Trump Can ...
Siraj Hashmi, assistant editor at Red Alert politics, joins the Federalist Radio Hour to share perspectives on Donald Trump and foreign policy from American Muslims. Hashmi and Domenech discuss recent terrorist attacks, fake
Hemingway and Harsanyi on The Electoral College...
Mollie Hemingway and David Harsanyi, senior editors at The Federalist, discuss the electoral college, Russia, Donald Trumpand#8217;s relationship with the media, and and#8220;Star Wars.and#8221; Leading up to the electoral c
Does the Government Get to Decide What Constitu...
Ilya Shapiro, senior fellow in constitutional studies at the Cato Institute, joins Ben Domenech to talk celebritiesand#8217; post-election freak-outs, filibusters, Supreme Court justice nominees. They also discuss whether th
Let’s Talk About ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’...
After seeing and#8220;Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,and#8221; Alexandra Petri and Ben Domenech discuss their questions on and initial reactions to the movie, the characters, and what this movie means for future Star Wars film
A Guide to Champagne, Wine Regions, and Tasting...
David White is a wine writer and author of and#8220;But First, Champagne: A Modern Guide To The Worldand#8217;s Favorite Wine.and#8221; On the Federalist Radio Hour, White discusses the history of Champagne, wine policy, win
Does Innovation Eliminate Jobs? Technology in E...
Eli Dourado, director of the technology policy program at the Mercatus Center, joins Ben Domenech to determine whether innovation and technology are really job killers or not. They also discuss how technology effects trade,
The Best of Bad Christmas Movies and Trump’s Tw...
Kristen Soltis Anderson, columnist at The Washington Examiner and co-host of and#8220;The Pollstersand#8221; podcast, joins Mary Katharine Ham on this holiday episode of The Federalist Radio Hour. They discuss Christmas trad
Why Is Everyone Talking About ‘Fake News’ and D...
T. Becket Adams, commentary writer at the Washington Examiner, explains this trending conversation on and#8220;fake newsand#8221; on the Federalist Radio Hour with Ben Domenech. They also discuss what journalists and newsroo
NYT Writer Robert Draper Says Media Should Do M...
Robert Draper, author and writer for New York Times Magazine and National Geographic, joins Ben in studio to discuss narrative journalism, how to report in the era of and#8220;fake news,and#8221; and the concept of a free pr
Amber Smith Shares Her Journey as a Combat Heli...
Amber Smith joins Federalist Radio to share stories from her time as a combat helicopter pilot in Iraq and Afghanistan, and discuss her new book and#8220;Danger Close.and#8221; Smith also speaks to concerns of veterans, na
Anthony Fisher on Film-making, Comedy, and 2016...
Anthony Fisher is a film writer, director and associate editor at Reason magazine. Fisher joined Ben Domenech on The Federalist Radio Hour to discuss comedy, film-making, the creative process, and his new movie and#8220;Side
Conversations on General Mattis, Discrimination...
Allysen Efferson is a senior contributor at The Federalist and licensed therapist. On todayand#8217;s Federalist Radio Hour, Efferson and Domenech discuss the appointment of General James Mattis as Secretary of Defense, as w
Are All Of President Trump’s Deals Going To Be ...
Peter Suderman, features editor at Reason magazine, joined Senior Writer Mary Katharine Ham in breaking down the current White House transition and the Trump Administrationand#8217;s cabinet appointments. Suderman also revie
The Smugness of the Press and Decaying American...
Will Rahn, digital politics managing editor at CBS News, joins Ben Domenech in studio to discuss his 2016 experience as a DC journalist and the unbearable smugness of the press. They also open the conversation about whether
How Fidel Castro’s Political Persecution Destro...
Mike Gonzalez, senior fellow at the Heritage Foundation, joins Ben in studio to discuss how Fidel Castro destroyed the country of Cuba and why the media has been praising the dictator since his death on Friday. and#8220;Not
‘Gilmore Girls: A Year In The Life’ Reboot Is E...
The long-awaited and#8220;Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Lifeand#8221; makes its Netflix debut on Friday, Nov. 25. Our Federalist Radio Hour hosts, Mary Katharine Ham and Gracy Olmstead, are also and#8220;Gilmore Girlsand#822
Federalist Radio Special: The Meaning Of Thanks...
Thanksgiving is a uniquely American holiday with rich traditions. Ben talks to Wall Street Journal opinion editor and author Melanie Kirkpatrick about the history and the meaning of Turkey Day. He also reads some of the pres
Chef Christopher Kimball Shares Kitchen Tips Fo...
This episode originally aired on in November of 2015. Celebrity chef and culinary media personality, Christopher Kimball joins Federalist Radio to demystify the kitchen. Kimball share tricks and tips to use in preparing ou
How President Trump Approaches National Securit...
Rebeccah Heinrichs, foreign policy expert and Hudson Institute fellow, joins Ben Domenech to discuss what national security and foreign policy in the Trump administration looks like. Domenech also responds to this weekendand
What Did Pollsters Get Wrong and How Have Votin...
Emily Ekins, Research Fellow and Director of Polling at the Cato Institute, joins Ben Domenech in studio to discuss what pollsters got wrong this year and some of the surprising data that is still being processed. and#8220;
Discerning the Continued Post-Election Outrage ...
Gracy Olmstead, associate managing editor, and Mary Katharine Ham, senior writer, host todayand#8217;s Federalist Radio Hour to discuss the continued post-election hysteria from celebrities, the media, and all of our Faceboo
Evangelicals and Women Who Voted for Trump Must...
Penny Young Nance, CEO and President of Concerned Women for America, joins Ben Domenech in studio to give the perspective from evangelical women who voted for Trump, and what they expect from the next four years. Nance is t
What Lessons Should Political Journalists Learn...
James Hohmann, Washington Post national political correspondent, discussed the role of confirmation bias in 2016, the names being floated for Trumpand#8217;s cabinet appointments, and the lessons that the press should take a
How Donald Trump Shocked Democrats, Polls, and ...
Earlier in the election cycle on The Federalist Radio Hour, Senior Editors Mollie Hemingway and David Harsanyi wagered a bet on who would be the next president of the United States. On todayand#8217;s show they discuss Tues
Election Day: Polls, Swing States, and Voter Tu...
Mary Katharine Ham and John McCormack, senior writer at The Weekly Standard, discuss swing state voters and other Election Day news with John Davidson, Federalist senior correspondent, and Kelly Maher, a Colorado GOP operati
Mercedes Schlapp, Jeffrey Lord Make the Case fo...
Two Trump supporters give their case for the Republican nominee on the final day before voters head to the polls. Mercedes Schlapp, Fox News contributor and Washington Times Columnist, and Jeffrey Lord, CNN commentator and A
The Case, Trial, and Acquittal of Ammon Bundy a...
The acquittal of Ammon Bundy and 6 others in the Oregon Refugee Occupation trail came as a surprising verdict last week. On todayand#8217;s Federalist Radio Hour, we talk about the case, the prosecutors, the trial, and what
Benjy Sarlin on Trump’s Obsession with Revenge ...
Benjy Sarlin, political reporter at NBC News and MSNBC, joins Ben Domenech on The Federalist Radio to discuss this weekand#8217;s conversation around the FBI, Donald Trumpand#8217;s obsession with revenge and violence, and t
Unanswered Questions About Email Investigations...
Shane Harris, senior intelligence and national security correspondent for The Daily Beast, joined Ben Domenech in studio to talk this weekendand#8217;s breaking news surrounding the FBIand#8217;s discovery of Hillary Clinton
Scary Show: Obamacare, Horror Movies, and Ghost...
On todayand#8217;s Halloween edition of Federalist Radio, Mary Katharine Ham talks all things spooky: Obamacare, horror movies, and ghosts of Washington D.C. Featuring guests Guy Benson, political editor at Townhall, Alex We
Evan Smith on State Politics, New Media, and Wh...
Evan Smith, CEO and co-founder of The Texas Tribune, joins Ben Domenech in studio to talk state politics, digital media, Ted Cruz, and Texas as a battleground state. The state of Texas has significant ties to issues like hea
How Pop Culture and American Cop Stories Shape ...
Alyssa Rosenberg, culture opinion writer at The Washington Post, watched and read her way through the last 100 years of American cop stories. She describes how the depiction of police has evolved in television and movies on
Garry Kasparov: Trump is Putin’s ‘Perfect Agent...
Garry Kasparov is Chairman of the Human Rights Foundation, Russian pro-democracy leader, former world chess champion and author of “Winter Is Coming: Why Vladimir Putin and the enemies of the free world must be stopped.an
‘Saturday Night Live,’ ‘The Walking Dead,’ and ...
Kaitlan Collins, entertainment editor at The Daily Caller, joins Mary Katharine Ham in studio to talk the latest WikiLeaks news, this weekendand#8217;s and#8220;Saturday Night Live,and#8221; and the disappointment of and#822
Free Speech Defenders and Infamous ‘Rigged’ Ele...
Katherine Mangu-Ward, editor in chief of Reason magazine, discusses free speech issues in campaign finance, on college campuses, and Facebookand#8217;s board of directors. In regards to Hillary Clintonand#8217;s beliefs on f
Recapping the Final Presidential Debate with An...
Ben Domenech, publisher of The Federalist, wraps up the final debate of 2016 and discusses what will happen after November 8th. He is joined by Andrew Stiles, political reporter at Heat Street, and Charlie Sykes, radio host
Trump’s Next Move, WikiLeaks, and Conservative ...
Lachlan Markay, reporter at the Washington Free Beacon, discussed expectations for the final presidential debate tonight and his reporting on WikiLeaks and the Podesta emails. Ben Domenech and Markay also explain the conserv
Kevin Madden Says 2016 Campaigns Are Driven by ...
Republican Strategist Kevin Madden sits down with Ben Domenech to discuss the frustrations, debates, and impact of the 2016 election compared to past presidential campaigns. This election cycle seems to be driven more by gri
Ben Jacobs Talks Trump Rallies, Splintered Medi...
Ben Jacobs, political reporter for The Guardian, joined Ben Domenech in studio to discuss this weekand#8217;s election news, the countryand#8217;s heightened distrust in the media, and Trumpand#8217;s influence on future pol
Rebranding Conservatism, October Surprises, and...
April Ponnuru, senior advisor at the Conservative Reform Network, joined the Federalist Radio Hour to discuss the trouble with the Republican partyand#8217;s brand, the current meltdowns surrounding the Trump campaign, and o
What You Need to Know About Cybersecurity, Wiki...
Andrea Oand#8217;Sullivan is the program manager of the technology policy program for the Mercatus Center where she combines her interests in economics, cryptology, alternate currency, and emerging technologies. She joined
Kelly Riddell on Republican Women, GOP Leadersh...
Kelly Riddell, deputy opinion editor at the Washington Times, joined Ben Domenech on Federalist Radio to discuss how Republicans have failed to communicate with the working middle class and the recent anger and frustration
Reviewing the Second Presidential Debate, Trump...
Mollie Hemingway and David Harsanyi give their top takeaways from the second Presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. They also discuss Trumpand#8217;s vulgar recorded conversation about women in 2005 an
College Football, Presidential Debates, Birth C...
Mary Katharine Ham, senior writer, and Gracy Olmstead, associate managing editor, host todayand#8217;s Federalist Radio Hour to discuss college football, the vice president debate, birth control, mental health, and more. Aft
The Pro-Life Movement, Ballot Access, and the C...
With both major parties lacking clear support for the pro-life movement, Ben Domenech argues for case for a third party: The Party of Life. Charles Camosy, associate professor of theological and social ethics at Fordham Univ
James Rosen on William F. Buckley, The Beatles,...
James Rosen, Fox News Chief Washington Correspondent, joined the Federalist Radio Hour to discuss the new book, and#8220;A Torch Kept Lit: Great Lives of the Twentieth Centuryand#8221; that collects the best writings of Will
Heather MacDonald on Discretionary Policing and...
This episode originally aired on June 21, 2016. We will be back tomorrow with a new episode. Heather MacDonald, fellow at the Manhattan Institute, joined the Federalist Radio Hour to discuss her new book, “The War on Cops.
‘The Firing Line’ and William F. Buckley: The C...
Heather Hendershot, professor of film and media at MIT, is the author of the new book, and#8220;Open to Debate: How William F. Buckley Put Liberal America on The Firing Line.and#8221; She joined the Federalist Radio to discu
How Media Complacently Embraces Hillary Clinton...
Senior Editors Mollie Hemingway and David Harsanyi discussed how the media continues to turn a blind eye to any and all corruption associated Hillary Clinton and treat her as a victim. This weekand#8217;s media insanity incl
The Future of Conservative Foreign Policy and H...
Dr. Paul D. Miller, associate director of the Clements Center for National Security at The University of Texas at Austin, joined the Federalist Radio Hour to discuss the future of conservative foreign policy, and his new bo
Chris Stirewalt, Bill Kristol Analyze Aftermath...
Chris Stirewalt, digital politics editor at Fox News, and Bill Kristol, editor of the Weekly Standard, reviewed the good, the bad, and the ugly of last nightand#8217;s first presidential debate between Trump and Clinton. Sti
Yuval Levin on a Fragmented Culture and Biparti...
This episode originally aired on June 15, 2016. We will be back tomorrow with a new episode of the Federalist Radio Hour. Yuval Levin, editor of National Affairs, joined The Federalist Radio Hour to discuss his new book, “
Mary Katharine Ham on Debate Previews, Moderato...
Mary Katharine Ham previewed the upcoming presidential debate with Guy Benson, political editor at TownHall, and Amelia Hamilton, correspondent at Watchdog.org, on todayand#8217;s Federalist Radio Hour. Benson said he thinks
The Case of JonBenet Ramsey Reopened and the Po...
Senior editor David Harsanyi joined Ben Domenech on Federalist Radio to weigh in on the CBS documentary of JonBenet Ramseyand#8217;s murder, the entertainment industryand#8217;s political activism, and the new season of and#
David Frum on Rebellion Against Leftist Monocul...
David Frum, senior editor at The Atlantic, joined The Federalist Radio Hour to discuss the dangers of a Putin-Trump relationship, how the TV industryand#8217;s left agendas hurt Clinton, and how politics of the 1970s have in
The Death of ESPN, Fighting Islamic Totalitaria...
ESPN has lost over 10 million subscribers in the last two and half years. At the top of the hour, Ben Domenech explained the death of sports networks and why they have taken a turn for the worse. and#8220;What is it going to
Why Lifelong Democrats in Pennsylvania are Voti...
Today on Federalist Radio, Ben recapped his Intelligence Squared debate from last week on blaming the elites for Trump, and spoke to Salena Zito, national political reporter, about why Democrats in Pennsylvania are voting fo
Julia Ioffe on Putin, Twitter Trolls, and Why R...
Julia Ioffe, contributing writer at Politico Magazine and columnist at Foreign Policy, shared stories from Russia, anecdotes about Putin, and how Russians view the United States and the 2016 election. When it comes to U.S. a
Former Gov. Bob McDonnell Shares His Faith and ...
Months after the Supreme Court threw out Governor Bob McDonnelland#8217;s conviction, the Justice Department announced last week they would drop its corruption case against the former Virginia Governor. McDonnell opened up
House Oversight Committee Subpoenas FBI for Ful...
Sarah Westwood, investigative reporter at the Washington Examiner, joined Senior Editor Mollie Hemingway in studio to discuss this weekand#8217;s House Oversight Committee hearings on the FBIand#8217;s meeting with Hillary C
Rebecca Berg on Hillary’s Transparency, Rick Pe...
Rebecca Berg, national political reporter for RealClearPolitics, and Mary Katharine Ham, senior writer at The Federalist, recap the dramatic season premiere of and#8220;Dancing with the Starsand#8221;, Hillary Clintonand#82
Robert Tracinski, senior writer at The Federalist, and Byron York, chief political correspondent at the Washington Examiner, discussed the weekend news surrounding Hillary Clintonand#8217;s health, Donald Trumpand#8217;s and
More Men Are Unemployed Than Ever Before, and T...
Nicholas Eberstadt, scholar in political economy at AEI, joined Federalist Radio to discuss his new book, and#8220;Men Without Work: Americaand#8217;s Invisible Crisis,and#8221; and the cultural and economic shifts that have
Britain’s Economy and Politicians Bounce Back i...
Iain Murray, vice president of strategy at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, discussed the aftermath of Brexit, its impact on global markets, and British politics on this episode of The Federalist Radio Hour. Despite wha
Jon Ward on Masculinity, the Fox News Famous, a...
Jon Ward, political reporter for Yahoo News, joined The Federalist Radio Hour to discuss masculinity, the influence of cable news, the altering of political parties, and other themes of 2016. Historically, Americans have c
Hillary’s FBI Interview, Safe Spaces, and Lena ...
Ashe Schow, writer at the Washington Examiner and columnist at the Observer, joined Mary Katharine Ham to discuss the latest safe space outrages on college campuses, Harambe memes, and how the SJWs have finally turned on Len
Pickup Artists, Pornography, and How The Media ...
Mollie Hemingway and David Harsanyi, senior editors at The Federalist, discussed this weekand#8217;s biggest outrages including: Pick-up artists, sexting scandals, pornography, boycotting the National Anthem, and movies that
Ranking The Most Underrated Disney Movies with ...
Christine Rousselle, managing web editor at Townhall.com, joined Mary Katharine Ham in studio to discuss Trumpand#8217;s meeting with the President of Mexico on Wednesday, and to share a number of underrated Disney movies f
Molly Ball on Primary Races, Immigration, and B...
Molly Ball, politics writer at The Atlantic, joined Mary Katharine Ham on Federalist Radio to recap Tuesday nightand#8217;s primary results, talk news of more deleted Hillary Clinton emails, Trumpand#8217;s flip-flopping on
Trump Revealed: Washington Post Reporters Dig I...
Two Washington Post reporters, Michael Kranish and Marc Fisher, collaborated with more than a dozen other Post writers, editors, and fact-checkers to write an investigative biography of Donald Trump. Kranish and Fisher joine
Defining Bro Culture and Ranking Ryan Lochte Am...
Bill McMorris, reporter at the Washington Free Beacon, joined Federalist Radio Hour to define and#8220;bro cultureand#8221; and discuss how society should rank our countryand#8217;s top bros. and#8220;Bros wouldnand#8217;t e
The Facts About Poverty 20 Years After Welfare ...
Scott Winship, Walter B. Wriston Fellow at the Manhattan Institute, joined Federalist Radio to talk about his latest report, and#8220;Poverty After Welfare Reform,and#8221; that looks at poverty in America 20 years after the
Evan McMullin Says He Sees an Independent Path ...
Evan McMullin, independent conservative presidential candidate, joined Ben Domenech in studio to talk through his efforts to get on state ballots across the country, his stances on the biggest issues of 2016, and what he hop
How Did The Zika Virus Spread and How Can We St...
Dr. Anand Parekh, senior advisor at the Bipartisan Policy Center, joined Federalist Radio to discuss the Zika virus including its origin, itand#8217;s impact on pregnant women and children, and what lawmakers are or are not
Russian Bots, Swing States, and ‘The Lesser of ...
James Hohmann, Washington Post national political correspondent and author of the Daily 202 newsletter, to discuss Russian meddling in the 2016 race, backlash from Eastern European pockets in America, and the status of swing
NFL Team Previews and Your Best 2016 Fantasy Fo...
David Fucillo, editor of Niners Nation and covering the NFL for SB Nation, joined The Federalist Radio Hour to talk about the world of sports media, the upcoming NFL season and provide some advice for picking your fantasy fo
The Political and Cultural Plight Against Small...
Gracy Olmstead, senior writer at The American Conservative and senior contributor at The Federalist, joined Ben in studio to discuss her latest reporting on small scale American farmers, the regulatory burdens facing them, a
Leadership Changes In Trump’s Campaign and Rein...
Alex Isenstadt, reporter at Politico, joined The Federalist Radio Hour to discuss this all the latest shake-ups coming out of Trumpand#8217;s campaign this week, plus news that Renice Priebus may try to return to the RNC af
The Rise of Progressivism and Administrative Ag...
Ronald J. Pestritto, dean of the graduate school of statesmanship at Hillsdale College, joined The Federalist Radio Hour to discuss the rise of progressivism in American history and itand#8217;s role in shaping our governmen
Swimming, Sexism, and Other Olympic Stories Fro...
Mary Katharine Ham talks breaking news on the Clinton Foundation and recaps the major news stories from the Olympics this week with Christine Brennan, USA Today Sports columnist who is in Rio, and Kelsey Harkness, senior rep
The Anti-Trump Media, National Security, and Ab...
David Harsanyi and Mollie Hemingway, senior editors at The Federalist, discussed the media class frenzy of anti-Trump hate and the frustration with craven Republican politicians who now openly talk about finding a new candid
CJ Ciaramella on Police Reform and Politics Sur...
CJ Ciaramella, criminal justice reporter at Reason Magazine, discussed his latest reporting on national and local crime on todayand#8217;s Federalist Radio, including the politics and policing in response to the Black Lives
Matt Schlapp Argues Why Conservatives Should Vo...
Matt Schlapp, chairman of the American Conservative Union, talked about the latest polls, the question about whether Donald Trump is a actually a racist, and debated with Ben about what a vote for Trump really means to a con
Addiction, Heroin, and Struggles of the Middle ...
Eli Saslow, staff writer at The Washington Post, shared his latest reporting on heroin, addiction, and job loss in the American economy. Saslowand#8217;s feature story this month uses one familyand#8217;s struggle with paink
Top Stories Coming Out of Two Weeks of Conventi...
Zeke Miller, political reporter at Time Magazine, returns from back to back coverage of the RNC and DNC conventions. On todayand#8217;s show, he discussed Hillaryand#8217;s remarks at the end of the week in Philly, Trumpand#
Peter Suderman, managing editor at Reason Magazine, joined Mary Katharine Ham in the studio to discuss the disappointment of Trumpand#8217;s lackluster RNC, the and#8220;historicaland#8221; nomination of Hillary Clinton, the
DNC Speeches, Comic Con, Philadelphia Protestor...
Mary Katharine Ham, senior writer at The Federalist, talked to Sonny Bunch, editor at The Washington Free Beacon, and David Marcus, senior contributor at The Federalist about the DNC, Comic Con, and the protests in Philadelp
Understanding Trump Voters and the Future of th...
Benjy Sarlin, political reporter at MSNBC and NBC news, returned from Cleveland to share some of the most surprising parts of the Republican convention and share some of his data-driven reporting after following the Trump ca
Reactions to Cruz, Ivanka, and a Potential Clin...
Kelly Cohen, political reporter at The Washington Examiner, joined Federalist Radio Hour to discuss Donald Trumpand#8217;s first speech as the Republican nominee, the speeches from Ivanka Trump and Ted Cruz, and Hillary Clin
Drama Evolves In Cleveland, Turkey, and Taylor ...
Mary Katharine Ham and Mollie Hemingway break down Donald Trumpand#8217;s Veep pick, the aftermath of the coup in Turkey on Friday, and the latest drama unfolding between Taylor Swift, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West. Lee Smit
Social Media, The Secret Lives of Teenagers, an...
This episode of The Federalist Radio originally aired on March 10, 2016. Nancy Jo Sales spent the last two and half years traveling across the United States, talking to over 200 girls, ages 13 to 19. She talked to them abo
Veterans Healthcare Reform, the Iraq War, and P...
Shaun Rieley, policy analyst at Concerned Veterans for America, joined the Federalist Radio Hour to talk VA reform, political philosophy, the Iraq War. Part of the VA scandal in 2014 included the deaths of veterans who died
Criminal Justice Reform and How Conservatives T...
Steven Teles is an associate professor of political scientist at Johns Hopkins University and the author of and#8220;Prison Break: Why Conservatives Turned Against Mass Incarceration.and#8221; Mary Katharine Ham, senior wri
Inner City Economic Inequality, Entitlement Ref...
Michael Tanner, senior fellow at the Cato Institute, joined Federalist Radio to talk about how economic policy and poverty has impacted African Americans and their communities. He also discussed globalization, the national d
The FBI, Hillary Clinton, and Why Americans Don...
Sarah Westwood, investigative reporter for the Washington Examiner, joined todayand#8217;s Federalist Radio to explain this weekand#8217;s news surrounding Hillary Clinton and the FBI. Westwood also discussed the perception
Remembering The Birth Of American Freedom
This episode of The Federalist Radio Hour originally aired on July 3, 2015. More than a day off for barbecues and fireworks, Independence Day will forever mark the beginning of an American era, the anniversary of our first b
Chef Christopher Kimball Dishes on his New Cook...
Christopher Kimball is a chef, author, and founder of Americaand#8217;s Test Kitchen and, now Milk Street Kitchen. Kimball shares his Fourth of July weekend menu, the best tips for the grill, and how Americanand#8217;s have
SCOTUS Nominees, Abortion Rulings, and The Repu...
Randy Barnett, Georgetown law professor and author of the new book Our Republican Constitution, joined Ben Domenech in studio to discuss this weekand#8217;s SCOTUS cases, how Republicans should view the court, and the two fu
Women in Media, Fat Shaming, and the Downfall o...
Lisa De Pasquale, columnist and founder of GetBrightEmail.com, joined the Federalist Radio Hour to talk about women in media, fat-shaming, and what 2016 would look like if Andrew Breitbart were still alive. The biggest chall
Accomplishing ‘Deep Work’ In A Distracted World
This episode of The Federalist Radio Hour originally aired on March 25, 2016. “Deep work” is the ability to focus without distraction on a cognitively demanding task and it’s one of the most valuable skills in our econ
‘Hamilton’, ‘Star Wars’, and the Self-Parody of...
Alexandra Petri, writer and blogger at the Washington Post, talks “Hamilton” the Musical, Star Wars, and the comedic challenge of parodying Donald Trump on this episode of The Federalist Radio Hour. Donald Trump is a per
Heather Mac Donald on Discretionary Policing, V...
Heather Mac Donald, fellow at the Manhattan Institute, joined the Federalist Radio Hour to discuss her new book, “The War on Cops.” MacDonald addressed the motives of movements like BlackLivesMatter and how it has impact
The End of the Bernie Sanders Campaign and Hill...
Clare Foran, writer at The Atlantic, joined The Federalist Radio Hour to provide some closure on the Bernie Sanders’ campaign and explained ways his supporters may split over Hillary. Foran shared stories from the democrat
Yuval Levin on a Fragmented Culture and Biparti...
Yuval Levin, editor of National Affairs, joined The Federalist Radio Hour to discuss his new book, and#8220;The Fractured Republic: Renewing Americaand#8217;s Social Contract in the Age of Individualism.and#8221; Levin exp
How the Media Treats Trump, Guns, Romney, and D...
Alyssa Canobbio, media analyst at the Washington Free Beacon, shares of some of the most annoying aspects of the mainstream media and the mediaand#8217;s ignorance when it comes to covering not just politics, but events like
The Orlando Killer, The FBI, and Obama’s Diffic...
Today the Federalist Radio Hour heard from several journalists and national security experts in attempting to debrief and understand the terrorist attack in Orlando. John Schindler, national security columnist at the Observe
Collegiate Athletes, Sexual Assault, and Tying ...
Today on Federalist Radio, J.C. Derrick, reporter at World Magazine, discussed how Renee Ellmers lost re-election, the and#8216;FTOand#8217; controversies under Hillary Clintonand#8217;s State Department, and recent news sur
Why Politicians Hate the Sharing Economy and Wh...
Jared Meyer, fellow at the Manhattan Institute and author of and#8220;Uber-Positive: Why Americans Love the Sharing Economyand#8221; joined Ben in studio today. Meyer explained why local governments like to regulate Uber and
Becket Adams on Media’s Reaction to Riots, Viol...
T. Becket Adams, media reporter at the Washington Examiner, joined Federalist Senior Editors Mollie Hemingway and David Harsanyi in studio to discuss the mediaand#8217;s reaction to the violence and riots at a Trump rally in
How Does Polling Work and is it Too Early to Tr...
Mary Katharine Ham dug into gears of polling today on the Federalist Radio Hour with Stephanie Slade, deputy managing editor at Reason Magazine, and Alex Smith, national chairman for College Republicans. They discussed the u
Katie Couric, Feminist Ghostbusters, and The Na...
Mollie Hemingway and David Harsanyi, senior editors at The Federalist, discussed documentary making in light of last weekand#8217;s backlash against Katie Couricand#8217;s deceptive editing in her documentary on gun control.
Donald Trump’s Relationship With Money, Reporte...
Jamie Weinstein, senior editor at the Daily Caller, joined the Federalist Radio Hour to talk about the mediaand#8217;s coverage of Donald Trump, the relationship Trump has with wealth and the actual amount of his worth, and
Affordable Housing, Jane Jacobs, and New Challe...
Emily Washington, policy research manager at the Mercatus Center and writer at marketurbanism.com, studies land-use regulation and policy as it relates to urban development. Washington joined the Federalist Radio Hour to dis
Understanding Tea Party and Establishment Voter...
Molly Ball, politics writer for The Atlantic, joined the Federalist Radio Hour to discuss how the republican party is dealing with their nominee who is at odds with so much of the party and itand#8217;s leaders. Ball explain
How Social Justice Warriors are Ruining Comic B...
Matt Battaglia is a designer, illustrator, and comic book enthusiast. Battaglia joined Ben Domenech in the studio to review and#8220;Captain America: Civil Warand#8221; and to explain the ins and outs of the comic book indus
How ‘King of The Hill’ and Pop Culture Bridges ...
Caleb Brown, director of multimedia at the Cato Institute, joined the Federalist Radio Hour to discuss wealth and mobility in America, pop culture and and#8220;King of the Hilland#8221; it relates to politics, and using cult
What Shakespeare Teaches About Statesmen and th...
Dr. Matthew Mehan, teaching fellow at Hillsdale College, joined the Federalist Radio Hour today discuss how Shakespeare is still applicable to pop culture, the true meaning of Liberal Arts, and what Shakespeare can teach our
Ted Cruz Being Named ‘Lucifer In The Flesh’ Wil...
Senior Editor David Harsanyi joined Ben Domenech in the studio to discuss Carly Fiorina’s addition to the Ted Cruz ticket, Donald Trump’s attempt at a foreign policy speech, and some of the best and worst TV shows curren
Prince, Trump, and the House Select Hearing on ...
Senior Editor Mollie Hemingway joined Ben Domenech in the studio to discuss Donald Trump’s sweep in the Northeastern States’ primaries, the recent death of Prince and make to make of the loss, and her reports from the mo
Beyonce’s Politics, Jennifer Aniston’s Sex Appe...
Bre Payton, staff writer at The Federalist, joined Ben Domenech in studio today to debate about whether Beyonce’s new album is a marketing ploy, the differing definitions of beauty according men and women, and the firing o
Zeke Miller on How Cruz and Kasich Strategized ...
Zeke Miller, political reporter at Time Magazine, joined the Federalist Radio Hour today to discuss last nightand#8217;s news that the Ted Cruz and John Kasich campaign are essentially collaborating to stop Trump from gettin
Mark Mills on Bill Gates, Pope Francis, Energy ...
Mark Mills, senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute and a Forbes columnist, writes about energy policy, energy markets, and the climate change debate. He joined the Federalist Radio Hour today to discuss technology advancem
Congressman Dave Brat on Why Theologians Should...
Representative Dave Brat joined the Federalist Radio Hour with Ben Domenech to discuss the national debt, education, the myths the media projects onto Congress, and how the decline of religion has led to despair in so many o
Using Documentary to Address Poverty, Charity, ...
“Poverty Inc.” is a documentary shot in 20 different countries, exploring the rise of charity as a multibillion dollar industry and how our American dollars have an impact, for better or worse, on those in poverty. Mark
Anti-free Speech at Universities and the Antici...
On todayand#8217;s Federalist Radio, Mary Katherine Ham, Guy Benson, and Robby Soave discuss the latest outrages on college campuses. Later in the hour, Emily Zanotti, senior contributor at The Federalist, joined to explain
Trump’s Wisconsin Defeat, Delegates, and Electi...
Ted Cruz largely defeated Donald Trump in the Wisconsin primary and Trump has now gone over a month without a single victory speech to give on air. Chris Moody, senior reporter for CNN, joined the Federalist Radio Hour to di
America’s Misguided Fight Against Income Inequa...
There is a narrative that we must fight inequality by raising the minimum wage, raising taxes and redistributing wealth. Yaron Brook, executive director of the Ayn Rand Institute, suggests that this narrative is wrong and th
Rebecca Berg: Trump Flip Flops on Abortion and ...
Rebecca Berg, national politics reporter for Real Clear Politics, joined the Federalist Radio Hour to talk about Trump’s abortion flip flops, why Paul Ryan shouldn’t seek a nomination and the comic book background behind
How California Negotiated A Minimum Wage Raise,...
Bre Payton, staff writer at The Federalist, and Bill McMorris, reporter at The Washington Free Beacon, hosted today’s Federalist Radio Hour to discuss labor union cases and the expected minimum wage hikes at both state and
Mary Katharine Ham Interviews Charlie Sykes, Jo...
Today on the Federalist Radio Hour, Mollie Hemingway explains the religious freedom bill vetoed in Georgia, John McCormack reports from the ground in Wisconsin, and Mary Katharine Ham interviews Charlie Sykes. Despite being
Bird Sexual Assault, Free Speech on Campuses an...
Today on the Federalist Radio Hour, Ashe Schow explained the latest issues from college campus sexual assault cases and recent antics from Jackie, the reported victim in the Rolling Stone UVA story. Schow is a commentary wri
The Potential for a Third-Party Candidate with ...
Today the editor of The Weekly Standard, Bill Kristol, joined the Federalist Radio Hour to discuss the potential of a third party candidate in the 2016 election, the tactical priorities of it, and some of the concerns that c
On Brussels, ISIS, and Future of Foreign Policy...
Tom Rogan joined the Federalist Radio Hour today to discuss this morning’s terrorist attack in Brussels and the next steps in foreign policy for the U.S. and Europe. Rogan is a columnist at National Review, a senior contri
This Week’s Cases Before SCOTUS Threatening Rel...
There have been a number of cases threatening religious liberty at the Supreme Court this year and the death of Justice Antonin Scalia makes the upcoming decisions even more significant. Today’s Federalist Radio Hour featu
Mary Katharine Ham on Rubio, SCOTUS Nominee, an...
Mary Katharine Ham, senior writer at The Federalist and contributor at CNN, joined the Federalist Radio Hour to recap news from this week including the suspension of Marco Rubio’s campaign, Obama’s nominee to the Supreme
Trump’s Violent Rallies and Breitbart Propaganda
Anticipating Donald Trump victories in today’s Super Tuesday primaries, the Federalist Radio Hour discussed all the latest elements of the Trump campaign including the polls, the media, the possibly contested convention, a
Suderman on Trump’s Nonexistent Policy Plans an...
Peter Suderman is senior editor at Reason Magazine. He joined the Federalist Radio Hour to talk about the future for Marco Rubio, Donald Trump’s policy plans or lackthereof, and J.J. Abrams’s approach to movie making. Wh
Correcting Ideologies and Biographies from the ...
Elizabeth Edwards Spalding, associate professor at Claremont McKenna College, and Lee Edwards, distinguished fellow in conservative thought at the Heritage Foundation, set out to correctly organize the ideologies and the his
Social Media, The Secret Lives of Teenagers, an...
Nancy Jo Sales spent the last two and half years traveling across the United States, talking to over 200 girls, ages 13 to 19. She talked to them about social media, texting, sexualization, and how all of it has impacted the
Long-time Bernie Sanders Fan Talks Health Care,...
The Federalist Radio Hour asked for some perspective on the Bernie Sanders phenomena from a Bernie Sanders fanatic, Cassandra Fairbanks. Writer at Sputnik News and Teen Vogue, Fairbanks covers politics and has been a long-ti
Ben Domenech talks Detroit GOP Debate, Rise of ...
On today’s episode of The Federalist Radio Hour, Ben Domenech, publisher of The Federalist, recaps the presidential candidates performances in last night’s GOP debate. He also explores the rise of socialism in America an
Chris Christie’s demise and the #NeverTrump mov...
Olivia Nuzzi, writer at The Daily Beast, joined the Federalist Radio Hour to recap Super Tuesday results and explain how Chris Christie lost his soul to Donald Trump. Nuzzi said she thinks the worst blow back is front the pe
Mary Katharine Ham talks Super Tuesday, Media, ...
Mary Katharine Ham, senior writer at The Federalist, and Rebecca Berg, political reporter at Real Clear Politics, joined the Federalist Radio to discuss Super Tuesday, the Oscar’s, Chris Rock, The Bachelor, Trump voters, a
A Debate on Article V and the Call for a Conven...
The founders predicted that there would be a day when the federal government abuses its authority. Mike Farris, co-founder of the Convention of the States Project, joined the Federalist Radio Hour to explain how the founder
Remembering Justice Scalia with Randy Barnett
Justice Antonin Scalia fundamentally influenced the Supreme Court and changed the behavior of critics who disagreed with him. Joining the Federalist Radio Hour today to remember the late Justice and to speculate on the futu
David Azerrad Defines Labels: Socialist, Libera...
A rising number of young Americans have labeled themselves as socialists as the term has peaked in popularity with the rise of Bernie Sanders. David Azerrad joined the Federalist Radio Hour today to discuss the meaning and i
Politics and Porn Stars at the Adult Video Awar...
Staff Editor at Reason magazine, Elizabeth Nolan Brown, spent four days at this year’s ANV Awards in Las Vegas. Brown joined The Federalist Radio Hour to report her experiences at the premiere adult video awards and what t
Trump Voters, American Institutions, and Nostal...
Yuval Levin is the editor of National Affairs, a quarterly journal of essays on domestic policy and politics. He is also the Hertog Fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center and a contributing editor to National Review a
How Congress Gives Power to Obama and Bureaucra...
The Obama administration is going to leave behind a legacy of the abuses of executive power and the expansion of the administrative state. John Yoo is is a law professor at UC Berkeley and a visiting scholar at the American
Trump’s Iowa Whining, Ernest Hemingway, and Coc...
Did Ernest Hemingway write drunk and what did he actually drink? Museum of the American Cocktail co-founder and author of To Have and Have Another: A Hemingway Cocktail Companion, Phillip Greene, joined The Federalist Radio
Newt Gingrich and Sean Trende Sum Up the Iowa C...
Newt Gingrich, former speaker of the house, and Sean Trende, senior elections analyst at Real Clear Politics, joined the Federalist Radio Hour to recap Monday’s Iowa caucus. After discussing Hillary’s angry victory speec
How the Republican Party Can Return to Conserva...
Author and senior contributor at the Daily Caller, Matt K. Lewis, wants the Republican Party to return to real conservatism. Candidates and pundits alike are in a cycle of saying outrageous dumb or offensive statements, and
Political Correctness, Critical Theory and Dona...
Today on Federalist Radio Hour, Michael Walsh and Denise McAllister discuss the philosophy of “critical theory” and how the rise of political correctness endangers culture. Walsh is the author of The Devil’s Pleasure
The Life of Winston Churchill in Both War and P...
Dr. Larry Arnn is the president of Hillsdale College and the author of Churchill’s Trial: Winston Churchill and the Salvation of Free Government. Arnn explored Churchill’s life and some of his greatest speeches, writings
LifeSiteNews Editor Explains March for Life and...
Hundreds of thousands of people will march through Washington D.C. today, marking the anniversary of Roe v. Wade and partaking in the largest pro-life demonstration in the world. Mollie Hemingway, senior editor at The Federa
Exposing Trump’s Trade Fallacies and American M...
David Harsanyi, senior editor at The Federalist, and Scott Lincicome, senior contributor and trade attorney, hosted The Federalist Radio Hour where they discussed Donald Trump’s trade policy, foreign and domestic manufactu
Reality TV Game Theory and Teen Sexting Laws wi...
Robby Soave, staff editor at Reason magazine and a columnist at the Daily Beast, joined the Federalist Radio Hour today to talk about game theory in reality TV shows, teen sexting laws and other news stories covering threats
How faux-feminism hurts women with Bre Payton a...
The Federalist Radio Hour returned from its holiday hiatus, hosted by Federalist staff writer, Bre Payton. Ashe Schow, commentary writer for the Washington Examiner and senior political columnist at the Observer, also joined
Combat, The Middle East, And War Poetry with St...
On the last episode of The Federalist Radio Hour of 2015, we were joined by Stan Coerr, author, poet and Marine. Coerr is the author of Rubicon The Poetry of War and shared his perspective on the current military strategy ag
Best Sports Moments of 2015 with Christine Brennan
From Serena Williams to Jordan Spieth, this year has had its fill of great sports moments and scandals. Christine Brennan, USA sports columnist, joined the Federalist Radio Hour today to recap some of her favorite moments an
Myron Ebell returns from Paris Climate Conferen...
Myron Ebell, director of the Center for Energy and Environment at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, attended the framework conference on climate change in Paris a few weeks ago. He joined to Federalist Radio Hour to disc
Victoria Coates is a foreign policy advisor for Ted Cruz’s presidential campaign and author of David’s Sling: A History of Democracy in 10 Works of Art. She joined the Federalist Radio hour to discuss her research as an
Paul Bonicelli on Neo-cons, Obama’s Broken Prom...
Paul Bonicelli is a professor of government at Regent University, former assistant administrator at USAID, and former staff member U.S. House of Representatives. He explains the differences between Rubio and Cruz’s foreign
Cook’s Illustrated Chef Jack Bishop Shares Holi...
There is no other holiday tradition as essential as food and wine. Jack Bishop, Chief Creative Officer of America’s Test Kitchen and Cook’s Illustrated, joins the Federalist Radio Hour to share cooking advice and the dis
Social Security, Disability and Welfare Challen...
Rachel Greszler, senior policy analyst on economics and entitlements at the Heritage Foundation, joined the Federalist Radio Hour today to discuss and explain the challenges with social security, disability and welfare progr
ISIS, Refugees, and Foreign Policy Criticism Fr...
Obama rebuked ISIS today by talking about climate change. Joining the Federalist Radio Hour to discuss the President’s disaster of a foreign policy is Justin Johnson, a specialist in defense budget and policy at the Herita
Media Bias, Adele’s Stiff-Arm to Streaming, and...
On the radio today, David Harsanyi, senior editor at The Federalist, and Rebecca Berg, reporter at Real Clear Politics, discuss the day’s news including: Donald Trump’s stance on a Muslim database, the CNN reporter suspe
How College Students Redefined Violence, Explai...
Thought crimes, safe spaces and political correctness are at their apex, especially on college campuses. Our guest today is Robby Soave, a staff editor at reason magazine and a columnist at the Daily Beast, who has been cove
Molly Ball Explains Issues Dividing the Democra...
Molly Ball joined the Federalist Radio Hour today to discuss news from Europe, the President’s strategy against ISIS and her work on Bill de Blasio’s fight against inequality. Ball, a staff writer at the Atlantic who cov
James Rosen on Cheney, Nixon, and his own Fox N...
James Rosen, Chief Washington Correspondent for Fox News, joins the Federalist Radio Hour to talk about his new book, his conversations with Vice President Dick Cheney, his media career and his Beatles obsession. In Rosen’
Best Costumes, Horror Movies and Halloween Folk...
On a very spooky edition of the Federalist Radio Hour, we are joined by author and Halloween enthusiast, Mary Katharine Ham. As the “Wendell Berry of costume-making” and a grade A horror junkie, Ham shares tales of her o
The Good, The Bad, and The Wrong From The GOP D...
Joining the Federalist Radio Hour to recap the CNBC GOP presidential debate is Jon Ward, senior political correspondent at Yahoo. Ward and Domenech reflect on the performances of both the candidates and the moderators, and s
Jay Cost and Tim Carney on the 2016 Campaign Tr...
Jay Cost discusses the frustration in Washington leadership in light of Obama and Boehnerand#8217;s budget deal on today’s Federalist Radio Hour. Cost is a staff writer at The Weekly Standard and author of the book What’
Date-onomics: It’s Not You, It’s The Data
“It’s not that he’s just not that into you—it’s that there’s not enough of him.” This is the premise of Jon Birger’s book, Dateonomics. The author and journalist joined the Federalist Radio Hour today and exp
Federalist Radio: What House Select Committees ...
Today is a great week for Hillary Clinton said Gabriel Malor, an attorney and writer for The Federalist. Clinton’s appearance before the House Select Committee on Benghazi today comes in the same week that Vice President B
The Federalist Radio Hour Talks Biographies: Re...
Craig Shirley is an author, historian and biographer who has written four books on President Ronald Reagan. His latest book, Last Act, describes Reagan’s life post-presidency and the legacy that emerged in his final years.
Why The Iran Deal Is Still A Bad Deal and Keeps...
Rebeccah Heinrichs, fellow at the Hudson Institute, joins the Federalist Radio Hour today to discuss the Iran Nuclear Deal, issues in Syria and other foreign policy issues the White House has discombobulated. Heinrichs said
Hillary Will Get Away with Flopping on the TPP ...
Scott Lincicome joins the Federalist Radio Hour today to discuss recent issues surrounding the U.S., particularly in the context of Hillary Clinton’s recent comments on the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Lincicome is a trade a
Obama’s Mess in the Middle East and How the Med...
Paul Bonicelli, professor of government at Regent University, joined the Federalist Radio Hour’s conversation on Obama’s foreign policy, the mess in the Middle East, and why smart staffers are endorsing a not-so-smart Ir
Recapping the First Democratic Presidental Deba...
Gabby Morrongiello, reporter for the Washington Examiner, weighed in on the first democratic presidential debate on today’s Federalist Radio Hour. She discussed Hillary Clinton’s successes on stage, Bernie Sander’s mis
British Philosopher Dr. Roger Scruton says Amer...
David Byler, elections analyst for RealClearPolitics, joins the Federalist Radio Hour to discuss the data behind election demographics and poll numbers. Later in the hour, Ben is joined by Dr. Roger Scruton, English philosop
Federalist Radio Hour: ‘Chaos’ in the House and...
The Federalist Radio Hour was hosted today by David Harsanyi, senior editor at the Federalist, and Bill McMorris, reporter at the Washington Free Beacon. After recent news that House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy dropped ou
Helicopter Parenting and Affirmative Sexual Con...
Helicopter parenting, politicalization of affirmative consent, and student debt up to the eyeballs are just a few of the issues facing kids today according to Robby Soave, staff editor for Reason magazine. Soave joined The F
Carly Fiorina Speaks on Media Propaganda with F...
Betsy Woodruff from the Daily Beast, and presidential candidate Carly Fiorina joined today’s Federalist Radio Hour to talk all things 2016. Presidential candidates Ben Carson and Donald Trump seem to be polar opposites whe
Josh Kraushaar on 2016 Candidates and Fantasy S...
Today on the Federalist Radio Hour, Josh Kraushaar discusses strategy behind the 2016 presidential campaign, other political news from the Hill, and recent statements from fantasy sports gambling websites. Kraushaar is the p
John Schindler on Putin in Syria, Intel Cherry-...
Today on the Federalist Radio Hour, Ben’s hosts John Schindler, national security columnist at the Observer, security consultant and former NSA analyst. They discuss Putin’s activity in Syria and the reactions of Russian
Stephanie Edelman On the Attractive Side of Ret...
Stephanie Edelman joins Federalist Radio to discuss the retro-sexism phenomenon and why so many modern women seek inspiration from the vintage ideal of classic Americana. The writer tells Ben that more than ever “it’s
Katherine Mangu Ward On the Paper vs. Plastic D...
For Federalist Radio, Katherine Mangu-Ward separates fact from fiction in the “paper or plastic debate.” The editor of Reason Magazine tells Ben that plastic bags have been carelessly demonized. She reports that althoug
John Schindler On the Clinton Email Scandal and...
The classified emails discovered on Hillary Clinton’s private server must not be taken lightly. NSA agent and analyst turned professor, John Schindler, reminds Ben that “people have died defending this top-secret, code-w
Alex Nowrasteh Critiques Donald Trump’s Immigra...
Donald Trump is sweeping early polling contests with an anti-immigration narrative. To determine the efficacy of the candidateand#8217;s proposed immigration platform, Alex Nowrasteh of the CATO Institute joins Ben on this e
Legal Scholar and Supreme Court Litigator, Rand...
The times, they are changing when it comes to Republican perceptions of Constitutional Conservatism. Celebrated scholar and Supreme Court litigator, Randy Barnett joins Federalist Radio to preview his vision of proper, conse
Katherine Mangu-Ward Reports On The Surprising ...
For Federalist Radio, Katherine Mangu-Ward separates fact from fiction in the “paper or plastic debate.” The editor of Reason Magazine tells Ben that plastic bags have been carelessly demonized. She reports that althoug
Comedian Mark Normand Roasts PC Colleges, Robby...
The hilarious Mark Normand of Last Comic Standing joins Federalist Radio. The funnyman tells Ben that today comedy has never been better and prudish political correctness has never been worse. Always funny and often politica
Stan Veuger, Stephanie Stradley, Andy Behrens, ...
As Patriot’s Quarterback Tom Brady and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell square off in court, Ben hosts an all-star cast to discuss the Deflategate controversy. AEI economist, Stan Veuger deflates the erroneous and infamous W
Governor Luis Fortuńo and Cate Long on the Futu...
The stormy debt crisis crashing around the paradise of Puerto Rico perfectly illustrates the consequences of that territory’s systemic fiscal irresponsibility according to Luis Fortuńo. The former Governor of Puerto Rico
John Schindler on Hillary Clinton’s Email Contr...
“Hillary Clinton has had plenty of problems,” John Schindler says, but “stupidity has never been one of them.” A retired NSA counterintelligence officer and accomplished author, Schindler analyzes the growing email s
Mark Krikorian On Limiting Legal And Illegal Im...
More than theatrics, Donald Trumpand#8217;s first policy paper on immigration actually furthers the discussion of the issue according to Mark Krikorian. The Executive Director of the Center for Immigration Studies believes t
David Axelrod And Newt Gingrich On the First GO...
Last night, the GOP field for president erupted. Seventeen Republican hopefuls on two separate stages debated the issues facing the country, attracting a record breaking national audience. Today on Federalist Radio, Ben brea
Betsy Woodruff and Nicole Duran on the GOP Deba...
The stage is set and the cast, determined. Tonight the GOP primary field will square off for the first time, officially marking the beginning of the 2016 presidential race. Betsy Woodruff of the Daily Beast joins Federalist
Paul Mirengoff, Casey Mattox, and Cate Long Dis...
A Los Angeles court has ordered the Center for Medical Progress not to publish further video exposing the sale of aborted babies. Another Federal Court has also barred the release of specific documents pertinent to CMPand#82
Jay Cost, Tarini Parti, and the Beginning of th...
Ben is back in studio as the countdown to the first GOP presidential primary debate begins. On today’s Federalist Radio Hour, Ben breaks down the polling and the cash that drives the debate cycle. Jay Cost of the Weekly St
David Pietrusza Explains The Year That Changed ...
Reeling from the Great Depression, the United States and Germany elected two new leaders of diametrically opposed ideologies. In 1932, Franklin Roosevelt won the presidency and Adolf Hitler became chancellor. Products of eco
It Stinks That Cecil The Lion is Dead. But Moll...
Cecil the lion is dead. While Mollie Hemingway regrets the loss, she has no sympathy for a media that expresses more anger over a dead jungle cat than Planned Parenthoodand#8217;s sale of aborted baby organs. On today’s ep
Why Did Republicans Waste A Perfect Opportunity...
If Republican legislators simply ran out the clock, they couldand#8217;ve shrunk the High Way Trust fund and restored a decentralized approach to transportation funding. Thatand#8217;s according to Dr. Daniel J. Mitchell, a
Andrew Stiles Says Only Clinton Can Get Away Wi...
Matthew Continetti and company host today’s edition of the Federalist Radio Hour to discuss and debate the future of Hillary Clinton, the Iranian nuclear deal, and Planned Parenthood. The Free Beacon correspondent covering
David Axelrod Says He Likes Bernie Sanders For ...
David Axelrod, the architect of the Obama presidency, joins the Federalist Radio Hour. Once the Administration’s top political advisor, Axelrod now gives Ben his take on the race for the White House in 2016. While he belie
Noah Rothman Says Failure to Deal With Terroris...
Failure to deal with terrorism abroad makes domestic attacks more likely. That’s according to Commentary’s Noah Rothman who joins David Harsanyi and Mollie Hemingway on today’s episode of the Federalist Radio Hour. Th
Arthur Brooks Calls For A New Kind Of Conservatism
Arthur Brooks has called on Conservatives to make a sweeping paradigm change. The President of AEI argues that itand#8217;s never enough to stand against something. Rather, the right must stand up for someone, if they are to
Mollie Hemingway Explains How Big Corporations ...
The Federalist Radio Hour reacts in horror to the revelation that Planned Parenthood has been harvesting and selling the limbs and organs of aborted children. On todayand#8217;s program, Mollie Hemingway joins Ben to discuss
Ike Brannon Says There’s A Lesson Behind the Ch...
Economist Ike Brannon diagnoses the diseased command economies of China and Greece on todayand#8217;s episode of The Federalist Radio Hour. The Bush Institute fellow joins guest host Robert Tracinski to make sense of the cra
Robert Tracinski Outlines The Rules of Culture ...
Robert Tracinski reveals the realities behind every battle of the Culture War.
Remembering The Beginning of Our Freedom
More than day off for barbecues and fireworks, Independence Day will forever mark the beginning of an American era, the anniversary of our first birth of freedom. On today’s Federalist Radio Hour, Ben breathes life into a
George Will Joins Federalist Radio
On the Federalist Radio Hour, George F. Will offers his account of the state of the American nation, education, and baseball. A Pulitzer-prize-winning journalist and accomplished author, Will looks critically at the judicial
Winning the Millennial Vote
Much pursued but little understood, millennials represent a key demographic for any candidate seeking the White House. Co-founder of Echelon Insights, host of the Pollster podcast, and author, Kristen S. Anderson joins Ben o
Judicial Roundup On Federalist Radio Hour
It has been a momentous few days at the Supreme Court as the justices handed down three groundbreaking decisions. Today on the Federalist Radio Hour, Ben gets the first draft reactions from top scholars on the issues. Sarah
King v. Burwell
Robert Tracinski guest hosts the Federalist Radio Hour to give breaking analysis of the Supreme Courts King v. Burwell decision.
The Importance Of Alexander Hamilton
Ben Offers A Historical Primer on Alexander Hamilton.
Should We Execute The Boston Bomber?
Ben Hosts A Debate Over Whether The Boston Bomber Deserves The Death Penalty.
The Danger of Civil Asset Forfeiture
A Florida man entered the airport with $11,000 dollars and a ticket home, but after a confrontation with the police, he left without his life savings. Today on the Federalist Radio Hour, the Daily Signal’s Melissa Quinn e
Holy Encyclicals And Vicious Debates
The Federalist Radio Hour gets an insiderand#8217;s look on some of Congressand#8217; hottest summer issues. Coalitions Director for the Republican Study Committee, Rachel Kopec joins Ben to dissect the debate on the Export
Ann Coulter Says Adios America On Federalist Ra...
Ann Coulter joins Ben in-studio on this edition of The Federalist Radio Hour. The two sparred over Coulterand#8217;s suggested approach to immigration reform. Advertising her new book, Adios America!, Coulter offered a poi
The TPA, Paul Ryan, and King v. Burwell
Representative Paul Ryan joins Ben to discuss the Transportation Promotion Authority on todayand#8217;s edition of The Federalist Radio. More concerned with policy than politics, Ryan argues that heand#8217;ll push any progr
David Azerrad, Adam Bellow
Ben speaks with David Azerrad, Director of the B. Kenneth Simon Center For Principles and Politics at The Heritage Foundation. On the 800th Anniversary of the Magna Carta, the two discuss that documentand#8217;s enduring con
Judith Curry, Anthony Watts, John Siciliano
Robert Tracinski sits in for Ben to host a robust discussion about climate change with prominent scholars and a leading DC journalist. Judith Curry, former chair of Atmospheric Science at Georgia Institute of Technology, loo
Ben speaks with Erick Erickson, editor-in-chief of Red State, on this episode of The Federalist Radio Hour. The two discussed 2016, the old Iowa Straw Poll, and the new Red State Gathering. Domenech also got a sense of the
Today on the Federalist Radio Hour, Ben speaks with Avik Roy, the senior advisor to Governor Rick Perryand#8217;s presidential campaign. The two discussed the mistakes Republican candidates have committed in past elections,
Eliana Johnson, Brian Willet
Ben spoke with the DC Editor of National Review, Eliana Johnson, about Senator Elizabeth Warrenand#8217;s controversial practice of flipping homes. He also got her take on the 2016 field of presidential contenders. Brian Wil
Ben talks about the history of the United States and the sacrifices soldiers have made.
Carly Fiorina, Rebecca Berg
Ben talks with Presidential candidate Carly Fiorina and Real Clear Politics political reporter Rebecca Berg.
Ben talks with Rob Tracinski.
Ben talks with former Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli.
Guest hosts Mollie Hemingway and David Harsanyi talk with Rebecca Cusey.
Ben talks with John Tamny from Real Clear Markets.
Ben talks with Jared Meyer from the Manhattan Institute.
Buck Sexton, Rob Tracinski
Ben talks with Buck Sexton and Rob Tracinski.
Ben talks with John Gray of the Heritage Foundation.
Mark Hemingway, Lettie Teague
Ben talks with Mark Hemingway and Lettie Teague.
Emily Ekins, Rob Tracinski
Ben talks with Emily Ekins and Rob Tracinski.
Sean Davis, Brad Jackson, Josh Zerkle
Ben talks with Sean Davis, Brad Jackson and Josh Zerkle.
Dana Perino, Gabriel Malor
Ben talks with Dana Perino and Gabriel Malor.
Ilya Shapiro, Ryan Anderson
Ben talks with Ilya Shaprio and Ryan Anderson.
Mollie Hemingway, Jon Ward
Ben talks with Mollie Hemingway and Jon Ward.
Mary Katherine Ham, David Marcus
Ben talks with Mary Katherine Ham and David Marcus.
Ted Cruz, Will Rahn
Ben Domenech and Will Rahn are joined by Senator Ted Cruz.