The Federalist Radio Hour

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.


Royal Wedding Recap, Fixing The Federal Budget, And Summer Fitness

Mattie Duppler, fellow at the National Taxpayers Union and President of Forward Strategies, joins Mary Katharine Ham to recap Prince Harry and Meghan's royal wedding, discuss Trump's spending rescission request to Congress, the aftermath of the tax bill, and summer work out trends.
00:57:00 5/20/2018

Past Episodes

Senior Editors Mollie Hemingway and David Harsanyi discuss this week's media coverage of the Hamas attacks on Israel, as well as the media's defense of the FBI spying on the Trump campaign.
00:57:00 5/17/2018
The Supreme Court struck down a ban on sports gambling, allowing states to legalize betting on both college and professional sports. We talk to three experts in various fields: Ilya Shapiro of Cato about the legal issues, Bill James about the impact on sporting events, and to ESPN reporter David Purdum about the economics and impact on the gambling industry.
00:42:00 5/15/2018
Salena Zito is a reporter, columnist, and co-author of the new book, "The Great Revolt: Inside the Populist Coalition Reshaping American Politics." Zito joins Federalist Radio to share what she found after interviewing more than 300 Trump voters across 10 swing counties. How is the American electorate shifting and what is the national media leaving out of the conversation?
00:49:00 5/15/2018
Howard Kurtz is a media analyst, Fox News host, and author of the new book, "Media Madness: Donald Trump, the Press, and the War over the Truth." Kurtz's book includes in-depth reporting on White House insiders and reporters' contempt for President Trump. He discusses the evolution of news media, Trump's relationship with Morning Joe, and other White House drama the media loves to hate.
00:54:00 5/14/2018
Danielle Crittenden, author and co-host of, "The Femsplainers Podcast," joins Federalist Radio to discuss #MeToo, dating, incels, and how the feminist movement may have hurt itself.
00:55:00 5/13/2018
Peter Suderman, managing editor at Reason magazine, gives us a spoiler-free guide to the new Marvel movie, "Avengers: Infinity War," and other movies we can expect to see from Marvel franchises and characters in the future. Suderman addresses questions like, "Are crossover stories a cop out?" and "Is Robert Downy Jr. too old to play Iron Man?"
00:56:00 5/10/2018
Emily Jashinsky, commentary writer at The Washington Examiner, and Mary Katharine Ham, senior writer at The Federalist, round up this week's outrages and apologies including celebrity feuds, offensive prom dresses, Twitter mobs, and Hollywood's wage gap.
00:56:00 5/9/2018
Amanda Carpenter, CNN contributor and former Ted Cruz staffer, is the author of the new book, "Gaslighting America: Why We Love It When Trump Lies to Us." Carpenter examines the ways Trump plays the media and his political enemies with his narratives and how Carpenter herself was publicly smeared during the 2016 presidential race.
00:57:00 5/8/2018
Becket Adams, commentary writer at the Washington Examiner joins Federalist Radio to catch us up on everything we missed from the White House Correspondent's Dinner drama, the media coverage of Stormy Daniels and Melania Trump, and Adams' predictions for the new season of HBO's Westworld.
00:54:00 5/7/2018
Ace from the Ace of Spades HQ blog continues his conversation with Ben from Friday about where center-right views fit into the culture today and the tolerance of perspectives in legacy media outlets. "There still seems to be this unwillingness from people who describe themselves as 'liberals' to engage in liberalism when it comes to ideas," Domenech said.
00:54:00 5/6/2018

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