federalist logoThe Federalist Radio Show, Monday through Friday, 3pm to 5pm EST, this show features daily conversations on culture, religion and politics with the writers and editors of the Federalist, a website with monthly readership of over 3 million. Hosted by Ben Domenech, a regular on FOX News and MSNBC, this radio show takes on controversies surrounding America from a contrarian point of view.

benBenjamin Domenech is the publisher of The Federalist and writes The Transom, a daily subscription newsletter for political insiders. Domenech also serves as a media fellow for The Manhattan Institute. He was previously a senior fellow at The Heartland Institute, and editor in chief of The City, an academic journal on faith and culture. He also worked as a speechwriter for HHS Secretary Tommy Thompson and U.S. Senator John Cornyn of Texas. He co-founded Redstate, was co-host of Coffee & Markets, an award-winning economic podcast. His writing has been published in The Daily Beast, Politico, Commentary, Reason, and GQ, and he appears regularly on Fox News, MSNBC, and CNN. He divides his time between Virginia and New York. Email him at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Federalist Radio features conversations on culture, religion, and politics with the editors and writers of The Federalist, a website with monthly readership of over 3 Million. Hosted by Ben Domenech, a regular Fox News and MSNBC guest, the show takes on controversies in America from a contrarian point of view.

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The Federalist Radio Podcasts

  • Christopher Scalia, the son of Justice Antonin Scalia, is also a writer and former professor. He joins the Federalist Radio Hour to share stories of his father, to discuss growing issues in academia, and to think about literature that can help us understand the world we live in. Scalia tells stories from his childhood and…

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  • McKay Coppins, staff writer at The Atlantic and author of “The Wilderness,” joins Federalist Radio to discuss the healthcare fail by Paul Ryan. Coppins also shares about his interactions with Donald Trump and his profile of Fox News host Tucker Carlson. “You can make just as much of a case against House leadership,” he said.…

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  • Tom Nichols is a professor at the Naval War College, Jeopardy champion, and author of the new book, “The Death of Expertise: The Campaign Against Established Knowledge and Why it Matters.” Nichols joins Ben Domenech on Federalist Radio to discuss how increasing access to technology, information, and education has lead to a rejection of experts…

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  • Marc Dunkelman is the author of “The Vanishing Neighbor: The Transformation of American Community,” and he joins Federalist Radio to discuss an epochal shift in our social landscapes and daily interactions that have always been essential in civil discourse and compromise. Dunkelman discusses how both technology and disappearing institutions have changed the type of people…

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  • Shane Harris, senior writer on national security at the Wall Street Journal, joins the Federalist Radio to discuss James Comey’s hearing this week, current FBI investigations, CIA hacking operations, and other Wikileaks stories. “Reporting on this story is like feeling your way around in a dark room,” Harris said. “The sense that I have gotten…

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  • Science journalist Michael Lemonick tells the story of Lonnie Sue Johnson, a woman whose unique memory loss has led to groundbreaking studies in neuroscience, learning, and memory. Lemonick is the opinion editor at the Scientific American and his new book is “The Perpetual Now: A Story of Amnesia, Memory, and Love.” After an infection burned…

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  • Senior editor Mollie Hemingway interviews Michael Wear, a former White House staffer serving the President Obama’s faith-based initiatives and evangelical outreach. Wear is the author of “Reclaiming Hope: Lessons Learned in the Obama White House About the Future of Faith in America.” Wear recounts how Obama’s faith messaging and invitations to people of faith was…

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  • Rebecca Berg is a national political reporter at RealClear Politics and a political analyst at CNN. She sits down with Mary Katharine Ham in studio to recap this week’s news from the White House including Trump’s budget, the health care bill, the upcoming SCOTUS confirmation hearing, and the hiring of Omarosa as an assistant to…

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  • Don Boudreaux is a Senior Fellow with the F. A. Hayek Program for Advanced Study in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. He joins today’s Federalist radio to dispel the myths about trade and how it’s impacted middle class living standards. They also discuss the economics of healthcare, manufacturing,…

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  • Rod Dreher is a senior editor at the American Conservative and author of the new book, “The Benedict Option: A Strategy for Christians in a Post-Christian Nation.” Dreher joins Federalist Radio to explain the ancient ways of the Benedict Option, the roots of religious decline in America, and how Christians can save their culture and…

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  • Alejandro Villanueva is an offensive tackle for the Pittsburgh Steelers, former Army Ranger, and Bronze Star recipient. He joins Federalist Radio to discuss his career in the military, the NFL, the transition between the two, and fishing in rural Pennsylvania. Villanueva described growing up on a military base in Spain, watching Marines land and his…

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  • Peter Suderman returns from the weekend at SXSW in Austin, Texas, to join Ben Domenech on Federalist Radio. They discuss the good and bad at SXSW this year, as well as Paul Ryan, the House health care bill, and new movies out like “Kong: Skull Island.” Suderman is an editor at Reason Magazine. Senator Cory…

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  • Philip Klein is managing editor at the Washington Examiner and author of the book, “Overcoming Obamacare.” Klein helps us navigate the Republicans’ health care plan presented by Paul Ryan this week, and the difficulties behind both the policy and the politics of “repeal and replace.” “Politically you have this situation in which you had to figure…

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  • Scott Greer is an editor at The Daily Caller and author of the new book, “No Campus For White Men.” Greer joins Federalist Radio to discuss the heated conflicts on American college campuses with a particular tie to race issues, and other ways “white privilege” has been inserted into our culture and politics. Greer says…

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  • Ben Domenech starts off this episode of Federalist Radio sharing some news and a personal note for our listeners. Later in the hour, he is joined in studio by David Schoenbrod, author of “DC Confidential: Inside the Five Tricks of  Washington.” Schoenbrod explained the real reasons for our broken political system and the sleights of…

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  • Christine Emba, writer and editor of “In Theory” at the Washington Post, joins Mollie Hemingway on this episode of The Federalist Radio Hour, where they discussed free speech in the context of recent protests on college campuses and the “A Day Without a Woman” strike. They also talk authoritarianism, political turmoil, Lena Dunham’s “Girls”, and…

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  • Brian Reich is the author of “The Imagination Gap: Stop Thinking the Way You Should and Start Making Extraordinary Things Happen.” Reich joins Federalist Radio to discuss how the human imagination, or lack thereof, can impact political campaigns, Hollywood, space exploration, and the American institution of “Playboy.” “Imagination is embracing this idea that there’s a…

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  • Senior Editors Mollie Hemingway and David Harsanyi discuss an array of topics from this week including: President Trump’s first joint address to Congress, the new DNC chairman, issues within the Democratic Party, the Lenten season, Russia, and the Academy Awards. After the stories surrounding Senator Sessions this week, the media continues to double down on their…

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  • Jonah Goldberg, senior editor at National Review and a fellow at AEI, discusses media incentives, directions of the conservative movement, and the latest problematic outrages with the moon and artificial intelligence. Reporters jumping to accusations of perjury over Senator Jeff Sessions interactions with the Russian Ambassador is this week’s newest trent in media freak-outs.  “The whole…

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  • Music writer and enthusiast, Billy Rosenbeck, joins Ben on this episode of Federalist Radio to discuss the music industry, music curation, the elements of modern rock bands, various artists like Josh Ritter and other up-and-coming bands. “We’re in this playlist generation where everything comes at us really quickly and the shuffle button is always available,”…

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  • Suzanne Venker is a cultural critic and author of the new book, “The Alpha Female’s Guide to Men and Marriage: How Love Works.” Mary Katharine Ham and Joy Pullmann interview Suzanne on the Federalist Radio Hour about how strong women can learn to make their marriages less competitive and more complementary. Venker discusses some of…

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  • Robby Soave, editor at Reason Magazine, joins Ben Domenech to discuss CPAC, the Oscars, and the latest crazy tales of sexual assault accusations on college campuses. With speakers like Dog the Bounty Hunter and Sheriff Clarke at CPAC this year, has the gathering has become more about the spectacle than conservative ideals?  “I’m concerned that…

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  • James Poulos is a senior contributor at the Federalist and author of the new book, “The Art of Being Free: How Alexis de Tocqueville Can Save Us from Ourselves.” He joins Federalist Radio to explains what Tocqueville might have to tell us about Brittany Spears, death, dating, sex, and living lives of freedom. “The way…

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  • Erica Grieder, Texas-based journalist and author, joins Federalist Radio to discuss CPAC, conservative media, Rick Perry, and the nuances of Texas politics. Donald Trump’s lack of ideology and tendency towards ethno-nationalist populism is a poor fit with republicans in Texas, Greider said. “Even our democrats are not very populist in Texas,” she said. “Trump was…

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  • Steven F. Hayward is a professor at UC Berkeley and the author of the new book, “Patriotism Is Not Enough: Harry Jaffa, Walter Berns, and the Arguments that Redefined American Conservatism.” He joins the Federalist Radio Hour to discuss the thinkers and writers who shaped the conservative movement and how they fit into America’s intellectual…

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