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 Economists Influence Our Policymakers, Markets, And More

Binyamin Appelbaum is a writer on the New York Times editorial board and author of the new book, "The Economists' Hour: False Prophets, Free Markets, and the Fracture of Society." Appelbaum explains the rise of economists and their influence on policy, the philosophy of free markets, how we measure economic growth, and economic views of 2020 presidential candidates.
00:51:00 9/12/2019

Past Episodes

David Gelernter is a computer science professor at Yale, an author, an artist, an American Genius, and a survivor of a Unabomber attack in 1993. Gelernter discusses his concern with the amount of power Facebook holds thanks to the data handed over to the social media giant by its users. Domenech and Gelernter discuss bias in tech, data privacy, artificial intelligence, and both the good and bad of technology.
00:56:00 9/10/2019
Conrad Black is a Canadian-born media mogul, former newspaper publisher, author, who was granted a full pardon by President Trump earlier this year. Ben Domenech asks Black about a spread of issues including China, NATO, Boris Johnson, and the seismic shifts in the world of media, publishing, and news consumers.
00:45:00 9/8/2019
Eric Kaufmann?a professor of politics at Birkbeck College, University of London?examines White identity politics and the response of many white people in the West to the increasing racial diversity of their countries. Domenech and Kaufmann discuss the effects of immigration, religion, and transgender issues in relation to ethnic change in North American and Western Europe. Kaufmann's new book is "Whiteshift: Populism, Immigration, and the Future of White Majorities."
00:52:00 9/5/2019
Henry Olsen, senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center, discusses the current Brexit chaos in Europe, the 2020 election map, the fight for the Democratic nominee, and the rise of nationalism. Olsen is also a columnist at The Washington Post.
00:44:00 9/3/2019
Why do people feel so lost? Is the rise of identity politics a direct result of the fallout of the sexual revolution? Mary Eberstadt, Senior Fellow at the Faith and Reason Institute, joins Emily Jashinsky on the Federalist Radio Hour to argue that the collapse of the family unit leaves us lost and pitted against each other in new tribal ties. Eberstadt's new book is "Primal Screams: How the Sexual Revolution Created Identity Politics"
00:46:00 8/29/2019
Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Dr. Ben Carson, joins Ben Domenech for a conversation on community, healthcare, housing, and his story of success: from poverty to a pediatric neurosurgeon.
00:35:00 8/27/2019
Why do the modern Left and the New York Times insist on reshaping American history around slavery? Randy Barnett joins Ben to discuss the 1619 project, the death of David Koch, U.S. history through the lens of court cases, and the classic court drama film, "Anatomy Of A Murder." Barnett is a Georgetown Law Professor and co-author of the new book, "An Introduction to Constitutional Law: 100 Supreme Court Cases Everyone Should Know ."
00:53:00 8/25/2019
John Tamny, author and editor of RealClearMarkets, joins Ben for a discussion on the possibility of a recession, the economic threat of China, the new American corporation, and the bad economic policies that come from both Democrats and Republicans.
00:47:00 8/22/2019
Peter Suderman, features editor at Reason magazine, joins Ben for a discussion on Disney and Apple's streaming platforms launching this fall, Netflix's strategic missteps, the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and Quentin Tarantino's latest, "Once Upton A Time In Hollywood." EDITOR's NOTE: This podcast was recorded shortly before news broke that Sony's Spider-Man franchise would no longer work with Disney-owned Marvel.
00:52:00 8/20/2019
Rebeccah Heinrichs joins Ben Domenech for a discussion on what exactly is happening with protestors in Hong Kong and China's response, as well as the U.K. under the new leadership of Boris Johnson, and where 2020 democratic candidates stand on foreign policy. Heinrichs is a senior fellow at the Hudson Institute where she specializes in nuclear deterrence and missile defense.
00:52:00 8/18/2019
Josh Kraushaar, political editor for National Journal, joins Ben Domenech to give his take on how the 2020 Democratic candidates are wrestling with culture war issues, the Obama legacy, and identity politics. They also discuss how suburban voters, especially suburban women, are moving red states purple, and whether ideology still matters to voters.
00:45:00 8/15/2019
Mollie Hemingway and David Harsanyi interview Fred Fleitz, a political, military and nuclear weapons analyst, and CEO of the Center for Security Policy. He served in 2018 as a Deputy Assistant to President Donald Trump and Chief of Staff to National Security Adviser John Bolton. They discuss denuclearization in North Korea, Russian election meddling, and partisan politics within the intelligence community.
00:40:00 8/13/2019
Senior Editors Mollie Hemingway and David Harsanyi discuss why Americans gravitate toward conspiracy theories, Joe Biden's gaffs, and other leading 2020 candidates. They also talk movies, music, and the progressive indoctrination on college campuses.
00:48:00 8/11/2019
It was a watershed moment this week for established media when the New York Times changed their front page headline after outrage from an online Twitter mob. Saagar Enjeti, The Hill's Chief Washington Correspondent and co-host of The Hill TV, joins Culture Editor Emily Jashinsky and Producer Madeline Osburn discuss major shifts in media, the political pushback against Silicon Valley, Taylor Swift's banal political takes, and the boycotting of SoulCycle and Equinox.
00:46:00 8/8/2019

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