The Federalist Radio Hour

Hosted by Ben Domenech, The Federalist Radio Hour 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!


Security Clearances Are Not Free Speech And Other Ideas The Media Elite Get Wrong

Michael Tracey, writer and columnist, joins Ben on this episode to discuss free speech, Alex Jones, security clearances, Russian "hackers", big tech, and the common threads that run through each of these public debates. "I trace all this back to the 2016 fake news...panic," Tracey said. "There was this reckoning among political media elites...and they in large part concluded that the most significant contributor to that was the fact that the Internet was just too open and too susceptible to bad actors."
00:56:00 8/16/2018

Past Episodes

Nicholas Danforth is a historian and an expert on Turkey and the Middle East, as well as a senior policy analyst at the Bipartisan Policy Center. Danforth and Domenech discuss the cause and effect of Trump's sanctions on Turkey, the rise of Erdogan, Turkey's border crisis, and the Iran deal.
00:54:00 8/15/2018
Elizabeth Dwoskin, The Washington Post's Silicon Valley correspondent, has been following the issues tech companies are facing with free speech and how users view their platforms. Dwoskin and Domenech discuss shadow banning, Alex Jones, and how the government might try to regulate the digital world.
00:37:00 8/13/2018
Mary Rice Hasson is the author of the new book, "Get Out Now: Why You Should Pull Your Child from Public School Before It's Too Late." She argues that families of faith should consider how issues facing public schools, like gender identity and ideological curriculum, will impact their children's character.
00:51:00 8/13/2018
On this special music edition of the Federalist Radio, Senior Editor David Harsanyi shares his top three albums with Mark Hemingway. They discuss the history and the music scene backstories behind bands like The Clash, Dinosaur Jr., The Sex Pistols, R.E.M., The Replacements, Nirvana, and Big Star.
00:53:00 8/12/2018
Steve Wymer is the Vice President of Communications and Policy at Nextdoor, the private social network for neighborhoods. Executive Editor Joy Pullmann interviews Wymer on how Nextdoor differs from other other social media sites in solving local problems, encouraging positive interactions among neighbors, and discouraging anonymous users.
00:52:00 8/9/2018
Vanessa Brown Calder is a policy analyst at the Cato Institute, where she focuses on social welfare, housing, and urban policy. Calder discusses government paid leave, the impact of policy on women, and social engineering.
00:50:00 8/8/2018
Grace Jo was born in North Korea and lost most of her family to starvation. Her father was killed by the state. She joins Bre Payton in studio to share her journey through suffering, escape, faith, and transition to life in the United States. "We thought we would die in North Korea because it was exposed to the government that we believed in Christianity."
00:54:00 8/7/2018
Oren Cass, senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute, joins Ben Domenech on this episode of The Federalist Radio Hour for a discussion on labor, social safety nets, economics, UBI, and the future of work. "There's a real problem with the argument that people don't understand how good things are," Cass said. "If the economic data are saying that things are wonderful and people in the country are saying things are not, we need to ask what the economic data is missing."
00:50:00 8/6/2018
On a special music edition of Federalist Radio, Senior Editors Mollie Hemingway and David Harsanyi discuss their favorite artists, albums, dance music, and formative tunes. Mark Hemingway also joins the round table discussion on artists like David Bowie, New Order, and the Smiths.
00:49:00 8/5/2018
Dr. Debra Soh is a neuroscientist and sex researcher who writes about science, sex, and gender. Soh joins Ben Domenech on the Federalist Radio Hour to discuss research documenting biological differences between men and women, how academia has been skewed by the media, and the biggest misconceptions about gender.
00:48:00 8/2/2018
Allie Beth Stuckey is the host of "Allie" on CRTV, podcaster, and blogger known as the Conservative Millennial. Stuckey discusses the backlash she faced for her satire video of a fake interview with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and how conservatives get attacked for using humor. They discuss her message to millennials and the cultural influence of Instagram celebrities.
00:52:00 8/1/2018
Michael Knowles is an actor, author, and the host of The Michael Knowles Show at The Daily Wire. Domenech and Knowles discuss how conservatives or contrarians can create content in Hollywood, how conservative benefit from a disrupted media industry, the and importance of owning the libs.
00:55:00 7/31/2018
Emma Green is a reporter at The Atlantic who covers religion and has lived in Israel for the last year. Domenech and Green discuss the sexual assault allegations rising in the Catholic Church, the politics on the ground in Israel, and how religion impacts both American politics and institutions.
00:52:00 7/30/2018
Senior Editors Mollie Hemingway and David Harsanyi unwind the newest threads of the infamous Trump-Russia collusion case, including the recently released FISA documents. What is defined as collusion and what is the problem with it? Should candidates be allowed to seek out information on opponents from foreign agents?
00:50:00 7/29/2018

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