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

  • David Frum, senior editor at The Atlantic, joins Federalist Radio to discuss issues stirring inside the White House, House Republicans’ healthcare plan, and how Donald Trump could build an autocracy in America. Frum makes the case that we know enough about Donald Trump to know what type of President he will be. “There are positive…

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  • Tyler Cowen, economist and professor at George Mason University, joins Federalist Radio to discuss his new book, “The Complacent Class: The Self-Defeating Quest for the American Dream.” “We’ve had the unquestioned presumption that more safety is always better and you want to dig yourself in and have a nice life,” Cowen said. “And yes, that…

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  • Sarah Westwood, White House correspondent at the Washington Examiner, joins Mary Katharine Ham in studio to give some insight into the White House briefing room and media groupthink. They recap Trump’s attack of the media in Thursday’s press conference and how he addressed the few policy questions that were asked.   “I think the press…

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  • Ashley McGuire is the author of the new book “Sex Scandal: The Drive to Abolish Male and Female.” McGuire explores some the areas in which culture attempts to deny any differences between sexes and how “gender neutrality” is harming children. McGuire’s book covers a range of sex and biology issues including bathroom bills, women in…

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  • Cal Newport, author of “Deep Work,” returns to the Federalist Radio Hour to discuss his concept of digital minimalism and the psychology of social media. Evaluating the way we use technological tools can increase productivity and improve systems of work flow. Social media users are often unaware how their behavior is manipulated and used for…

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  • Richard Torregrossa is the author of “Cary Grant: A Celebration of Style” and joins Federalist Radio Hour to discuss men’s style and how the fashion choices of figures like presidents and news anchors has an impact on their message. “It says something about [Trump’s] aggression, and I think the way President Obama dresses also says…

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  • John Miller, director of the DOW journalism program at Hillsdale College and writer at National Review, joins Federalist Radio Hour to discuss journalism, j-school students, higher education, and technological changes in how we consume books and essays. Miller said he believes that no student should ever major journalism, but that there will be continue to…

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  • Paul Coyer is a historian, a professor at the Institute of World Politics, and a contributing editor at Providence: A Journal of Christianity and American Foreign Policy.  Coyer discussed the foreign policy challenges facing the new administration including relationships with Russia, China, and radical Islam. Coyer discussed the balance between the dangers of extreme American exceptionalism and the…

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  • Megan McArdle, columnist at Bloomberg View, joins Federalist Radio to offer her best advice and economical perspective on Valentine’s Day, restaurants, and cooking at home. McArdle and Domenech also discuss what the data says about couples who marry, divorce, or cohabitate. As a self-claimed “food communist”, McArdle explains the most economical ways to eat out…

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  • Joy Pullmann, managing editor at The Federalist, interviews professor and author Dr. Anthony Esolen on Federalist Radio. Esolen discusses his latest book, “Out of the Ashes: Rebuilding American Culture” and how we can save art, beauty, music from the crumbling institutions of Western civilization and the sexual revolution. Dr. Esolen also shared the story of…

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  • Bryan McGrath is deputy director of the Center for American Seapower at the Hudson Institute. McGrath joins Federalist Radio to discuss a range of national security issues facing our Navy, including the size of its fleet, the Western Pacific, and military technology. McGrath said we have overused the Navy while it’s become progressively smaller. “When the…

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  • Tim Ballard is the founder and CEO of Operation Underground Railroad, an organization dedicated to rescuing victims of human trafficking, child slavery, and bringing justice to their perpetrators. Ballard joins Federalist Radio to discuss the horrific details of this industry and how his team partners with law enforcement on operations around the world. “There are…

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  • Mary Katharine Ham hosts today’s Federalist Radio to discuss this Sunday’s big game, including the politicized commercials, expectations Lady Gaga’s half time performance, Commissioner Roger Goodell’s latest antics, and of course Superbowl food. Rich Cromwell, senior contributor at The Federalist, explains why America needs to root for the Patriots. Guy Benson, editor at TownHall.com, gives his…

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  • Flagg Taylor is a professor at Skidmore College and author of the new book, “The Long Night of the Watchman: Essays by Vaclav Benda.” In light of the 40th anniversary of Charter 77, Taylor and Domenech discuss some of the key figures in Czech history and the totalitarian regimes that rose in the wake of…

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  • Carrie Severino, chief counsel and policy director of the Judicial Crisis Network, joins Federalist Radio to discuss the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch, his credentials, and the Senate confirmation process. “In [Gorsuch’s] writing style, in the types of arguments he makes, really evokes Justice Scalia,” Severino said. “Very entertaining, very thoughtful and well-argued. His commitment…

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  • Emily Ekins, research fellow and director of polling at the Cato Institute, shared some of her latest polling data on Federalist Radio. Domenech and Ekins discuss what polling says about immigration, refugees, cops, and the differences between Democratic women and Republican women who say they’ve been discriminated against. Sometimes media coverage or reactions shared on…

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  • Salena Zito spent the last year and a half driving across the country and interviewing over 4,000 Americans. Zito and Domenech discuss how blue states turned red, how the Democratic party has changed, and how politics has seemed to infest every area of our lives, including our sports. Zito is a CNN contributor, columnist at…

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  • Dr. Kermit Gosnell was convicted of murdering four people, including three babies, and it is suspected that he also killed hundreds, if not thousands of others in his “House of Horrors” abortion clinic. Ann McElhinney and Phelim McAleer join the Federalist Radio Hour to discuss their book, “Gosnell: The Untold Story of America’s Most Prolific…

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  • Emma Green, writer at The Atlantic, joins Ben Domenech in discussing the changing cultural landscape of religion and millennials. Green also shares her reporting on the Women’s March and the divides between feminists and pro-life women. “The way that millennials in particular have ordered their lives and the way they communicate with one another are…

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  • Tim Carney, commentary editor at the Washington Examiner and visiting fellow at AEI, discusses the Inauguration crowd, what Trump will do with Obamacare, and reactions from the Washington establishment. Carney said Trump doesn’t have a reason to worry about the lack of people who made it to DC for the Inauguration. “Trump, unlike most Republicans,…

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  • Dr. Russell Moore, president of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, shares some of things he’s praying for President Trump, his thoughts on SCOTUS picks, the pro-life movement, and the future of the church. They discussed some of the biggest issues facing conservative Christians in today’s politics. “If this becomes…

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  • Mary Katharine Ham and Bre Payton host the Inauguration Day episode of The Federalist Radio Hour, discussing their initial reactions to this week’s inaugural events, President Trump’s speech, protestors in D.C., and why Americans can’t trust the media to cover the Trump administration. “At the end of his address, he explicitly says that it ain’t…

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  • Bill McMorris, reporter at The Washington Free Beacon, returns to the Federalist Radio Hour to update the who’s who and who’s not of ultimate bros. They discuss female bro’s, Ryan Lochte becoming a father, and what kind of bros we will see in Washington under the new administration. “Key things that bros need to know…

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  • Sean Davis, co-founder of The Federalist, joins Federalist Radio to dispel some common myths and misconceptions about guns and gun laws. Davis gave advice on self-defense practices, suppressors, and factors consumers should consider before buying a gun. “Military style means it looks black and scary. Either something is an assault rifle — a military issue…

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  • Bram Weinstein, former “SportsCenter” host and now host of the Bram Weinstein show on ESPN 980, discussed the changing landscape of sports media, behind the scenes of ESPN, and how our political media overlaps with sports news. They discussed the extent to which non-sports conversations, specifically political topics, are becoming more frequent in sports media. “[ESPN]…

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