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The Federalist Radio Hour features a conversation on culture, religion, and politics with the editors and writers of The Federalist web magazine. Hosted by Ben Domenech with regular guests Mollie Hemingway and David Harsanyi, the show takes on controversies in America from a contrarian point of view.

The Federalist Radio Hour features a conversation on culture, religion, and politics with the editors and writers of The Federalist web magazine. Hosted by Ben Domenech with regular guests Mollie Hemingway and David Harsanyi, the show takes on controversies in America from a contrarian point of view.
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The Federalist Radio Hour features a conversation on culture, religion, and politics with the editors and writers of The Federalist web magazine. Hosted by Ben Domenech with regular guests Mollie Hemingway and David Harsanyi, the show takes on controversies in America from a contrarian point of view.

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Episodes

An Update On The Border: Migrant Deaths And The White House's Proposal

5/24/2019
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John Daniel Davidson, senior correspondent for The Federalist, joins Ben for an update on the crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border and what Congress is trying to do about it. They discuss why immigration is an emotional topic for Americans and why there is no easy solution or policy fixes. They also talk through 2020 predictions and current frontrunners.

Duration:00:59:30

The Final Recap Of 'Game Of Thrones'

5/22/2019
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Spoilers ahead! Ben Domenech and John Martin discuss the finale of Game of Thrones, the plot pitfalls, and where the show deviated from the books. They also discuss the cultural obsession with GOT, and where that leaves the golden age of television now that it's over.

Duration:00:52:03

What's Happening To Britney Spears, Country Music, And Network TV

5/20/2019
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The Washington Post's entertainment reporter, Emily Yahr, joins Federalist Culture Editor Emily Jashinksky to report on the latest news in television and music. They discuss the come back of "American Idol," Britney Spears and the mystery of #FreeBritney, the struggle of women in country music, and a broader look at our culture's television tastes.

Duration:00:52:20

What's Happening In Our Trade War With China

5/17/2019
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Why is the President calling for tariffs and how will it impact American industries? Ben Domenech and Riley Walters discuss China, national security, negotiations, and the policies leading to a trade war. Walters is policy analyst, Asia Economy and Technology in The Heritage Foundation’s Asian Studies Center.

Duration:00:43:44

Sen. Tom Cotton On Service, Sacrifice, And Faith In The Individual

5/15/2019
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Senator Tom Cotton joins Ben Domenech for a conversation on foreign policy, the biggest issues facing the Republican Party, political philosophy, military service, and his new book, "Sacred Duty: A Soldier's Tour at Arlington National Cemetery."

Duration:00:57:15

Can Nuclear Power Help Solve Climate Change?

5/13/2019
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Joshua Goldstein, a former environmentalist and professor, discusses how he came to understand the potential future of nuclear energy. Domenech and Goldstein discuss renewable energy, the realistic consequences of climate change, and how other countries have utilized clean energy. Goldstein is the co-author of the new book, "A Bright Future: How Some Countries Have Solved Climate Change and the Rest Can Follow."

Duration:00:56:09

Hemingway And Harsanyi: Impeachment, Spying, And 2020 Candidates

5/10/2019
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Mollie Hemingway and David Harsanyi address this week's media obsessions with James Comey, William Barr, and how Congress is pushing on toward impeachment. They also talk tariffs, 2020 democratic candidates, and good social media habits.

Duration:00:52:37

Does Silicon Valley Have Humanity's Best Interest At Heart?

5/8/2019
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What are the consequences of technology on our human behavior? Our anthropology, our politics, our vices, or sexual reproduction? Does Silicon Valley have our nation's interest at heart? James Poulos is the Executive Editor of The American Mind, an online publication of the Claremont Institute. He joins Ben Domenech for a conversation on American life in the digital age.

Duration:00:50:48

Michael Brendan Dougherty On Ireland, Conservatism, And The Spirit Of A Nation

5/6/2019
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Michael Brendan Dougherty, senior writer at National Review, explores the ideas of identity, nationalism, and our cultural origins in his new book, "My Father Left Me Ireland: An American Son's Search For Home." Domenech and Dougherty discuss fatherhood, Irish traditions, and what it means to be a conservative in today's Republican party.

Duration:00:53:40

Barbara Bush's Life As The Matriarch Of An American Political Dynasty

5/3/2019
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Susan Page, Washington bureau chief of USA Today, interviewed former First Lady Barbara Bush 6 times before she died and was given access to her diaries. Page's new book "The Matriarch: Barbara Bush and the Making of an American Dynasty" dives into Bush's relationship with Nancy Reagan, her views on abortion, and her family's legacy.

Duration:00:49:12

Impeachment, Joe Biden, And The 2020 Electorate

5/1/2019
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Yoni Appelbaum is a senior editor at The Atlantic. Ben Domenech asks Appelbaum about his thoughts on impeachment now that the Muller Report has been released. They also discuss Executive power, Biden's official candidacy for President, and the courting of white working class voters.

Duration:00:56:49

The Changes In Progressivism, Nationalism, And Legacy Media

4/29/2019
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James Poulos is the Executive Editor of The American Mind, an online publication of the Claremont Institute. He is the author of The Art of Being Free. Poulos joins Ben for a discussion on the publishing of political opinions and why media outlets don't believe Trumpism can be intellectualized. They also discuss nationalism, and the post-Obama position of the Democratic Party.

Duration:00:47:33

Senator Mike Lee On The Mueller Report, 2020 Dems, And Our Lost Declaration

4/26/2019
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The Senator from Utah, Mike Lee, has written a new book, "Our Lost Declaration" on the American Founders who fought tyranny. Lee joins Ben Domenech for a discussion on history, identity politics, oversight of the Executive Branch, and how the Democratic party continues to pull further left.

Duration:01:05:09

Game Of Thrones: Theories, Predictions, And Its Widespread Popularity

4/24/2019
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Sonny Bunch, executive editor at The Washington Free Beacon, and Robby Soave, associate editor at Reason Magazine, join Ben in studio for a full hour of "Game Of Thrones" discussion. They debate characters, plot twists, the show's cross-cultural popularity, and its place in our entertainment landscape.

Duration:00:56:35

'Bachelor' Contestant Talks Behind-The-Scenes Of America's Favorite Reality TV Show

4/22/2019
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Jillian Anderson was a contestant on season 19 of "The Bachelor" and season 2 of "Bachelor in Paradise." She joins Emily Jashinsky on the podcast to discuss her experience on the show, why the cameras are always rolling, and how reality TV has changed her life.

Duration:00:59:02

Hemingway And Harsanyi: Happy Mueller Report Day!

4/18/2019
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Mollie Hemingway and David Harsanyi react to William Barr's press conference prior to the release of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report on the Russian collusion. They also discuss the calls to investigative obstruction, hysterical media reactions, and their latest music and television consumption.

Duration:00:46:48

The Burning Of Notre Dame: Catholics, France, And Its Future

4/17/2019
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Christopher Bedford, Editor-in-chief of The Daily Caller News Foundation, joins Emily Jashinsky to discuss the historical significance of Notre Dame, what it's loss means to Catholics, and what we can expect as the French look to rebuild. They also discuss the forthcoming Mueller report and the predictable media reaction to it's contents.

Duration:00:44:03

Canadian Comedian Sugar Sammy Offends Audiences Across Cultures

4/15/2019
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Samir Khullar, better known as Sugar Sammy, is a Canadian comedian who performs comedy in multiple languages and cultures. Sugar Sammy joins Ben Domenech for discussion on joke writing, the art of the "Special," Canadian politics, and the future of comedy.

Duration:00:38:22

Charles Lane: America's First War On Terror, Op-Ed Pages, And Media Bias

4/12/2019
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Charles Lane is an editorial writer for The Washington Post and author of the new book, "Freedom's Detective: The Secret Service, the Ku Klux Klan and the Man Who Masterminded America’s First War on Terror." Lane and Domenech discuss post Civil War American history, the disruption of traditional news media, and the role of opinion pages in politics.

Duration:00:57:59

FCC Commissioner Pushes Back On Zuckerberg's Call To Censor The Internet

4/10/2019
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FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr is knocking down Mark Zuckerberg's proposal for the government to regulate “divisive speech." Carr joins Ben Domenech on the podcast to discuss hate speech, the future of 5G, and regulating the Internet and online privacy.

Duration:00:51:46