The Federalist Radio Hour

Hosted by Ben Domenech, this is a daily podcast featuring engaging and in-depth conversations with journalists, scholars, authors, politicians, and thinkers of all stripes. Along with guest hosts Mollie Hemingway, David Harsanyi, and Mary Katharine Ham, Domenech delivers smart and compelling dialogues on politics, culture, religion, and entertainment every day of the week. Support the show by subscribing, rating, and writing a review!


The Federalist Radio Hour

How Senator Josh Hawley Is Taking On Silicon Valley Giants

Senator Josh Hawley is calling for regulation to keep big social media and tech companies from censoring conservative content. Ben Domenech and Hawley discuss his proposed legislation, free speech, Section 230, neoconservatives and more.
00:42:00 6/25/2019

Past Episodes

Rafael Mangual is a fellow and deputy director of legal policy at the Manhattan Institute, and he joins the Federalist Radio Hour to discuss criminal justice reform, broken window policing, and 2020 democratic platforms on crime. Mangual makes the case that VP Joe Biden should be proud of his role in shaping the 1994 crime bill, and that perhaps Sen. Kamala Harris harsh record as a prosecutor comes from the things her constituency wanted enforced.
00:46:00 6/23/2019
Peter Wehner is a Senior Fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center, contributing opinion writer for the New York Times, and veteran of three Republican administrations. He joins Ben Domenech for a discussion on his new book, "The Death of Politics: How to Heal Our Frayed Republic After Trump." They discuss the lessons conservatives have learned from issues like the Iraq War, stem-cell research, and religious liberty protections (especially during the George W. Bush era). They debate: Are Judeo-Christian beliefs under assault and are evangelicals right to choose Trump as their fighter?
01:04:00 6/20/2019
Ben Domenech discusses issues surrounding big technology and social media companies such a public health, privacy, and censorship. Domenech interviews Eric Cochran, the software engineer who was fired from Pinterest for revealing the company's censorship of pro-life and Christian posts on their platform. Is there an alternative solution to Teddy Roosevelt-style regulation of these companies?
00:45:00 6/18/2019
Reporters Megan Cloherty and Jack Moore covered the trial of the D.C. Mansion Murders in 2015, when a D.C. power couple, their 10-year-old son and housekeeper were held hostage for 22 hours and murdered inside their burning house. They join Ben Domenech for a discussion on the case's complicated trail of evidence, the growing popularity of the true crime genre, and the personal impact of covering gruesome crime stories. Their new podcast is called, "22 Hours: An American Nightmare."
00:57:00 6/16/2019
Charles Camosy is a pro-life Democrat and professor of Christian Ethics at Fordham University. He believes applying a consistent life ethic to our biggest the political, legal, and moral issues can cut across polarization. Domenech and Camosy discuss abortion, euthanasia, and America's death culture.
01:00:30 6/13/2019
Writer and best-selling author Ann Coulter joins Ben Domenech for a discussion on Trump's immigration failures, the Democrats' plan for impeachment, 2020 candidates, and how voter demographics are rapidly changing. Coulter questions whether Trump can win running on the same campaign promises he made in 2016, and whether the U.S. could really have a president with the name Pete.
00:46:30 6/11/2019
Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist George Will joins Ben Domenech to discuss his new book, "The Conservative Sensibility." They discuss how the role of government, the intellectual differences of the American founders, and how progressivism was advanced by figures like Woodrow Wilson.
00:59:30 6/9/2019
Senior Editors Mollie Hemingway and David Harsanyi debate the power that tech companies have and how they've been inserted in the war on free speech. They dive into the most recent attempts to pursue impeaching the President, William Barr's revealing interview, and all things Russia-gate.
00:50:00 6/6/2019
Congressman Chip Roy is a freshman representative from Texas, who joins Ben in studio for a conversation on the swampiness of D.C. and how to fix the system. They hit issues like the crisis at the border, the disaster relief bill, spending, and healthcare.
00:53:30 6/4/2019
Ambassador David Mulford is a distinguished visiting fellow at the Hoover Institution, and former U.S. Ambassador to India. Mulford weighs in on populism in Indian elections, major concerns over relations with China, Brexit, and his time in India as it emerged as an economic power.
00:51:00 6/2/2019

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