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

  • Lori Sanders, associate vice president of federal affairs at the R Street Institute, and Gracy Olmstead, associate managing editor at the Federalist, discuss farming, agriculture subsidies, USDA funding in the Trump budget, and the changing relationship between education and employment. What can the government do to improve the employment system for working parents and their…

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  • Paul J. Saunders is Executive Director of the Center for the National Interest and an expert on foreign policy, national security, and Russia. Saunders joins Federalist Radio to address some of the questions and concerns surrounding Russia, Rex Tillerson, General Flynn, and the dissonance between elites and the American people on foreign policy. Saunders explains…

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  • Congressman Dave Brat of Virginia’s 7th district joins Federalist Radio Hour to reflect on the last couple months of change and controversy in Congress. Brat discusses health care, tax reform, how to respond to an angry electorate, and the importance of a leader’s faith. Brat sheds light on how negotiations went down among the Freedom Caucus…

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  • Mike Riggs is a reporter at Reason Magazine and writes on nutrition and fitness in his newsletter “Protein Pancakes.” Riggs shares his story of transformation and how he quit smoking, drinking, and lost 90 pounds. Riggs explains the history of drug-use and testosterone therapy in the different fitness circles and professional sports. “Things changed dramatically in…

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  • Stephen Hunter is the author of twenty novels and the retired chief film critic for The Washington Post. He joins the Federalist Radio Hour to discuss writing, movies, guns, and his newest novel in his Bob Lee Swagger series, “G-Man.” Hunter contrasts the feelings of critiquing others’ work and putting his own work out their to be critiqued.…

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  • In the second half of a two-part interview, Pat Buchanan sits down with Ben Domenech to discuss the his own political career, the role faith plays in politics, and how his own populism compares to what Trump offers. Buchanan’s new book is, “Nixon’s White House Wars.” Buchanan’s speech at the 1992 RNC was a warning…

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  • Patrick J. Buchanan’s new book, “Nixon’s White House Wars: The Battles That Made and Broke a President and Divided America Forever,” details his time as a speechwriter and senior adviser to President Nixon. Buchanan joins Federalist Radio to share stories from times of both success and defeat in media, politics, and the conservative movement. Buchanan describes…

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  • The Human Coalition is a non-profit that combines the forces of technology, data, community outreach, and women’s care clinics to reach and serve abortion-determined women. Brian Fisher, president and CEO of The Human Coalition, joins Federalist Radio to share the unique ways they’re fighting the abortion industry and how men can have a role in…

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  • Hadley Heath Manning is a senior policy analyst and director of health policy at the Independent Women’s Forum. Manning shares her insights on Medicaid, the recent healthcare debate, and common sense ways conservatives can improve their health policy messaging. Manning explained alternatives to the current incentives for spending at the state level. “Medicaid needed reform before…

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  • The duo behind Politico’s Playbook and daily audio briefing, Jake Sherman and Anna Palmer, join Federalist Radio Hour to share a behind-the-scenes guide to their daily newsletter and what it’s like to cover Capitol Hill. They also discuss how Trump consumes the news, plus potential picks for the new FBI director. “Every morning, Jake and…

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  • Katherine Mangu-Ward, editor of Reason Magazine, and Mary Katharine Ham, senior writer at the Federalist, address all the buzz as of late about a possible presidential run by Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. They also cover recent regulations and policy myths, such as rape touted as a pre-existing condition in the AHCA, and new laws against…

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  • Today’s guest is Yuval Levin, author of “The Fractured Republic,” and the Hertog Fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center. They discuss the extreme amounts of blowback against Trump for the firing of James Comey, how conservatives ought to position themselves in the political landscape, and to think about what conservatism can offer Americans. Levin addresses…

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  • Victor Davis Hanson is a senior fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution. Hanson and Domenech discuss the breaking news of Donald Trump firing FBI Director James Comey. Hanson also shares insights on Trump’s foreign policy, immigration, life on his California farm and the disappearance of agricultural communities. In some ways, Donald Trump has forced change…

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  • Ashe Schow is a columnist at the New York Observer and senior contributor at the Federalist. She joins the Federalist Radio Hour to discuss the latest college campus outrage, particularly directed at Charles Murray, and the other spaces political correctness has invaded like comic books and video games. This weekend President Obama accepted the John F.…

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  • Kelsey Harkness, senior reporter at The Daily Signal, recently returned from a trip to the U.S.-Mexican border in San Diego. She joins Bre Payton, staff writer at the Federalist, to discuss her reporting on border patrol, the wall, and Trump’s religious liberty executive order. “Border walls and fences under the Trump administration have become very…

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  • Molly Ball, politics writer for The Atlantic, joins Mary Katharine Ham in studio to recap Thursday’s freak outs over the healthcare bill passed in the House. They also discuss the ways technology is invading our home lives, particularly parenting, and Ball shares her in-depth profiling of Kellyanne Conway. After the GOP-controlled House passed some regulatory…

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  • Thomas G. West, professor of politics at Hillsdale College, said he has been working on his new book, “The Political Theory of The American Founding: Natural Rights, Public Policy, and the Moral Conditions of Freedom,” over the course of the last 20 years. On this episode of Federalist Radio, West defends his interpretations of what the founders…

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  • Caroline Glick is an Israeli-American writer, senior editor, and columnist for The Jerusalem Post. While visiting the U.S., she joined Federalist Radio Hour to discuss America’s current relationship with Israel and the greater Middle East, the Israeli reaction to Donald Trump, and the propaganda stunts of Hamas. Glick addressed some of the critiques of President Trump’s foreign…

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  • Bre Payton, staff writer at the Federalist, and Inez Stepman, senior contributor at the Federalist, discuss the ins and outs of style, beauty, Vogue, fashion, and why conservatives should care about the culture. “There should still be a way that a woman opens a magazine and sees something that’s relevant to her life,” Stepman said.…

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  • Olivier Knox, Chief Washington Correspondent for Yahoo! News, joins Mary Katharine Ham in studio to discuss this weekend’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner, tensions with North Korea, the election in France, and JaRule’s Fyre Festival disaster in the Bahamas. “I think Trump not going this year [to the White House correspondents’ dinner] was a much needed…

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  • Mary Katharine Ham, senior writer, and Gracy Olmstead, associate managing editor, host the Federalist Radio Hour to discuss the tension between the DNC and pro-life democrats, the outrage at Bill Nye, and the retirement of Dale Earnhardt Jr. from NASCAR. Bernie Sanders and Tom Perez received blowback after endorsing a pro-life candidate for mayor of…

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  • Daniel J. Mitchell, senior fellow at the Cato Institute, joins Federalist Radio to discuss President Trump’s tax plan, why the border adjustment-tax is a bad idea, corporate tax rates, and how Congress is trying to juggle tax reform. “The problem with the Trump tax plan, good on paper but here’s the problem. We’re in a fiscal…

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  • On Wednesday Ajit Pai, Chairman of the Federal Communications Council, announced his plan to eliminate net neutrality rules put in place by the Obama administration in 2015. After his announcement, he joined Ben Domenech in studio to discuss internet regulation, privacy issues, cable cord-cutters, and rickrolling. “Net neutrality, if it means a free and open…

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  • David Azerrad is the Director, B. Kenneth Simon Center for Principles and Politics and AWC Family Foundation Fellow at the Heritage Foundation. Azerrad and Domenech discuss President Trump’s first 100 days in office, the definition of “Trumpism”, and the differing schools of thought within the conservative movement. “On the executive front, [Trump] is delivering. Working with…

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  • Ben Domenech interviews Mollie Hemingway about her new book, “Trump vs. The Media,” on this episode of Federalist Radio. They discuss the ways the media echo chamber failed to do their job the last eight years, and how that has destroyed their credibility in covering the Trump administration. “You would hope after the media failure…

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