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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!

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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!

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Love Mollie!

By A Traveller - Feb 08 2020
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I bet if you have Mollie Hemingway on more often, your ratings will skyrocket.

So glad you are back on podcast!

By JAKRG710 - Feb 04 2020
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I missed hearing your thoughtful and respectful interviews.

iTunes Ratings

1546 Ratings
Average Ratings
1289
117
39
31
70

Love Mollie!

By A Traveller - Feb 08 2020
Read more
I bet if you have Mollie Hemingway on more often, your ratings will skyrocket.

So glad you are back on podcast!

By JAKRG710 - Feb 04 2020
Read more
I missed hearing your thoughtful and respectful interviews.
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The Federalist Radio Hour

Latest release on Feb 18, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

Updated by OwlTail 8 days ago

Rank #1: Dr. Charles Murray On The Growing Divides In Race And Class

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Dr. Charles Murray, now emeritus scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, joins Ben Domenech for a discussion on broader cultural trends such as tribalism, free speech, and our insatiable appetites for entertainment.

Dec 21 2018

55mins

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Rank #2: The Crumbling Of Community And Civic Life Is How You Got Trump

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Journalist Tim Carney joins Ben Domenech and Emily Jashinsky to discuss why so many people believe, as Donald Trump declared, that "the American Dream is dead." Carney uses both data and personal stories to argue that the increase in economic despair and political strife is related to the decline in institutions and social connectedness. His new book is, "Alienated America: Why Some Places Thrive While Others Collapse."

Mar 01 2019

52mins

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Rank #3: Where Did Identity Politics Come From? Where Is It Taking Us?

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David Azerrad studies conservatism, progressivism, and identity politics at the Heritage Foundation. He joins Ben Domenech to discuss where he sees the future of identity politics going, and his argument for reestablishing our national identity. They also discuss the echo chamber of wokeness in Hollywood and political trends that will likely hurt the Democratic party.

Feb 25 2019

55mins

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Rank #4: Can Google Manipulate Your Thoughts And Behaviors?

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Dr. Robert Epstein is a longtime psychology researcher and professor. Bre Payton interviews Epstein on his studies of Internet user data, Google's censorship, online privacy, and how search engines can be used to shift opinions and votes. He has also found that Internet users are divulging nearly 40 % more personal information online than they would if knew more about how that information might be used.

Dec 11 2018

35mins

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Rank #5: Physics Reveals 'Green' Energy Sources Are Unrealistic And Unsustainable

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Can existing "green" energy match the efficiency of fossil fuels? Mark P. Mills is a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute, whose new report examines the physics behind green energy proposals, and shows why the world is no where near ready to undergo this "urgent" transition demanded by climate change alarmists.

Mar 29 2019

43mins

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Rank #6: Are Political And Media Institutions Broken Beyond Repair?

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Jamie Weinstein, host of The Jamie Weinstein Show at National Review, joins Ben Domenech in studio for a conversation on media bias, the consumption of news, and why judicial nominations are broken.

Oct 05 2018

50mins

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Rank #7: Why The Labor Market, Not Consumption, Is Central To Economic Prosperity

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In his new book, "The Once and Future Worker," Oren Cass, Manhattan Institute senior fellow, lays out his hypothesis on labor, wages, and how a renewal of jobs is crucial for a thriving, self-sufficient society that offers opportunity to all. Domenech and Cass also discuss Universal Basic Income and the plight of the unemployed men.

Nov 05 2018

42mins

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Rank #8: American Fertility And The Consequences Of Our Plummeting Birth Rate

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The U.S. fertility rate recently dropped to a historic low. What are demographers saying about this downturn? Should humans stop procreating to fight climate change? Lyman Stone joins the podcast to discuss fertility, demographics, the nature of Twitter arguments. Stone writes at The Federalist, AEI, and the Institute for Family Studies.

Mar 27 2019

56mins

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Rank #9: Motives: Pipe Bombs, Saudi Arabia, And Megyn Kelly

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This week: Megyn Kelly gets dropped by NBC, explosives were mailed to Democrats and CNN, and President Trump deals with Saudi-U.S. relations after death of Khashoggi. Ben Domenech has a lively discussion with Siraj Hashmi from the Washington Examiner and Bill McMorris from the Washington Free Beacon.

Oct 25 2018

59mins

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Rank #10: Mercenaries, Military Strategy, And The Future Of War

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Sean McFate is an 82nd Airborne veteran, former private military contractor, and professor of war studies at the National Defense University. McFate provides a real world perspective on how corporations, mercenaries, and rogue states often have more power than "nation states." His new book, "The New Rules of War: Victory in the Age of Durable Disorder," explores the future of military engagement and what we must know if we want to win.

Feb 15 2019

52mins

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Rank #11: Hemingway And Harsanyi: Impeachment, Spying, And 2020 Candidates

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Mollie Hemingway and David Harsanyi address this week's media obsessions with James Comey, William Barr, and how Congress is pushing on toward impeachment. They also talk tariffs, 2020 democratic candidates, and good social media habits.

May 10 2019

53mins

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Rank #12: White House Correspondent Major Garrett Documents Wild First Year Of Trump Presidency

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Major Garrett has covered Congress and four different presidencies for three news outlets. He is now Chief White House Correspondent at CBS and author of the book, "Mr. Trump's Wild Ride: The Thrills, Chills, Screams, and Occasional Blackouts of an Extraordinary Presidency." Garett shares his experiences covering politics, how television and print media have changed, and his own account of the first year of the Trump presidency.

Oct 17 2018

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Rank #13: Kara Swisher On The Biggest Misconceptions About Silicon Valley

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Kara Swisher is executive editor of Recode, host of the Recode Decode podcast, and a New York Times columnist. Ben Domenech sits down with Swisher in her San Francisco home to critique the political missteps of tech gods like Facebook and Twitter. They discuss free speech, trouble-making bots, social media, and the misconceptions about Silicon Valley's political ideology.

Aug 23 2018

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Rank #14: The 'New Right' And Their Hatred For Progressive Leftists With Michael Malice

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Michael Malice is a political commenter and author of the book, "The New Right: A Journey to the Fringe of American Politics." Malice defines the "New Right" as a group of people who don't have anything in common except for who they hate, describing the populists, nationalists, techno-anarchists, and internet trolls. Malice and Domenech discuss Biden's baggage with race issues, what conservatives get wrong about language and political correctness wrong, what the Left gets wrong about the alt-right, and his experience covering the Charlottesville protests.

Jul 01 2019

48mins

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Rank #15: The Chernobyl Catastrophe And The Fall Of The Soviet Union

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Serhii Plokhy is a historian of Eastern Europe and Harvard Professor. He joins Federalist Radio to discuss his new book, "Chernobyl: The History of a Nuclear Catastrophe." Plokhy uses his first hand knowledge of Ukraine and the Soviet Union to tell the stories of the firefighters, scientists, and the thousands who fell ill after the nuclear disaster.

Jul 06 2018

56mins

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Rank #16: Hemingway And Harsanyi: Happy Mueller Report Day!

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Mollie Hemingway and David Harsanyi react to William Barr's press conference prior to the release of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report on the Russian collusion. They also discuss the calls to investigative obstruction, hysterical media reactions, and their latest music and television consumption.

Apr 18 2019

46mins

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Rank #17: Brian Kilmeade Talks Midterm Election Results And 2020 Contenders

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Brian Kilmeade, co-host of "Fox & Friends" and author of "Andrew Jackson and the Miracle of New Orleans: The Battle That Shaped America's Destiny," joins Ben Domenech the day after the 2018 midterms to discuss the biggest surprises of the results. They discuss Trump's influence on voters, 2020 presidential candidates, and changing voter demographics.

Nov 07 2018

46mins

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Rank #18: Bari Weiss On Why Everybody Hates Her And The Intellectual Dark Web

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Ben Domenech visits the New York Times' offices to sit down with staff editor and writer Bari Weiss. They discuss Trump's foreign policy, conservative representation in legacy media organizations, Jordan Peterson and other cultural phenomenons.

Jul 20 2018

49mins

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Rank #19: The Most Insane College Courses Radicalizing A Generation Of Students

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Emily Jashinsky and YAF's Spencer Brown discuss the craziest courses offered at American universities just this year alone. Subsidized by tax dollars, colleges are creating classes that don't just teach about debated ideologies like intersectionality or “Unsettling Whiteness," but condition students to believe their ideologies are the correct ones to subscribe to without teaching the other side.

Mar 06 2019

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Rank #20: Security Clearances Are Not Free Speech And Other Ideas The Media Elite Get Wrong

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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."

Aug 17 2018

56mins

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