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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 dialogu…

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    Will GOP Governors Engage The Culture War To Keep States Red?

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 26, 2021 39:06

    On this episode of The Federalist Radio Hour, Federalist Western Correspondent Tristan Justice joins Culture Editor Emily Jashinsky to discuss what he learned about the state of the GOP from the Republican Governors Association annual conference in Phoenix earlier this month.

    Why America's Future ‘Depends' On Thanksgiving

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021 36:06

    On this episode of The Federalist Radio Hour, author and Daily Signal columnist Jarrett Stepman joins Culture Editor Emily Jashinsky to discuss the history of Thanksgiving and why, despite attacks from the left, the holiday’s traditions live on and are celebrated by many today.

    Thank Goodness For Thanksgiving

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 39:15

    On this Thanksgiving-themed episode of “The Federalist Radio Hour,” Senior Editor Christopher Bedford and Culture Editor Emily Jashinsky discuss the importance of spending time with family, taking days off, slowing down, and expressing gratitude for the many blessings that grace our country.

    The Mission To Rescue Americans And Allies Abandoned In Afghanistan Is Still Underway

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 37:35

    On this episode of The Federalist Radio Hour, Mike Edwards of Project Exodus Relief joins Culture Editor Emily Jashinsky to discuss how he and other private U.S. citizens are using their expertise and resources to facilitate rescues of those people who were left at the mercy of the Taliban in Afghanistan.

    The Biden Administration's Border Policy Is All Carrots And No Sticks

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 48:43

    On this episode of The Federalist Radio Hour, Federalist Political Editor John Daniel Davidson joins Culture Editor Emily Jashinsky to discuss the ongoing Southern border crisis and highlight veteran border officials’ thoughts on how President Joe Biden’s radical policies are contributing to one of the nation’s top humanitarian catastrophes.

    Kyle Rittenhouse Found Not Guilty On All Charges

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 62:30

    Federalist staff reacts to Friday’s jury verdict that Kyle Rittenhouse is not guilty on all charges. Ben Domenech, Emily Jashinsky, Eddie Scarry, and Kylee Zempel break down false media narratives, the expected reaction in Wisconsin, and what this case says about how communities handle violence and riots going forward.

    John McWhorter: Antiracism Is Not An Ideology, It's A Religion

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 38:02


    Linguist John McWhorter is the author of the new book, “Woke Racism: How a New Religion Has Betrayed Black America.” He joins Culture Editor Emily Jashinsky for a discussion on a new kind of leftist who clings to the new religion of race where the original sin is “white privilege,” and why they can’t be negotiated with. McWhorter explains how we need to normalize calling out “woke racism” for what it is, while also looking at what the right gets wrong in discussions on race.


    Will Legacy Media's Misleading Coverage Of Kyle Rittenhouse Lead To More Riots?

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 41:59

    Culture Editor Emily Jashinsky and D.C. Columnist Eddie Scarry break down the recent trial of Kyle Rittenhouse, the legal sideshow it has become, and the misleading corporate media obsession with it. Scarry and Jashinsky discuss how legacy media coverage of the trial has likely led people who haven’t been following it closely to believe the likely outcome for Rittenhouse should be a conviction. The Wisconsin National Guard is on standby ahead of the expected verdict for only one outcome, “and if that outcome isn’t acquittal, that’s why they’re there,” Scarry said. “There will be no rioting if there is a conviction.” This week’s closing arguments solidified the prosecution’s apparent incompetence and, despite the judge’s orders, this is a political trial, Scarry said. “I’ve wondered to myself, are they really this stupid, or did they just end up with a case that they felt they had to pursue and this is the best they could do?” Scarry said.

    How Abraham Lincoln And Frederick Douglass's Unlikely Friendship Changed America

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 32:23


    Fox News’s Brian Kilmeade joins Emily Jashinsky to discuss the little-known story of how two American heroes put their differences aside for the sake of democracy and friendship. The historical context found in Kilmeade’s new book, “The President and the Freedom Fighter: Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglass, and Their Battle to Save America’s Soul,” sheds new light on today’s complex discussion of politics and race.


    How Tyrannical Technocrats Are Transforming ‘Emergency Powers' Into Permanent Powers

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 36:49

    The American Conservative’s Shaun Rieley joins Senior Editor Christopher Bedford and Culture Editor Emily Jashinsky. The three discuss how the Glasgow Climate Conference revealed a transformation that’s taken place in our society through the last two years of tyrannical COVID-19 lockdowns and mandates.  Technocrats have figured out that they transform “emergency” COVID powers into permanent emergency powers over climate change.

    California Desert Towns Struggle To Survive As Violent, Illegal Drug Cartels Take Over

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2021 23:54

    “Cartelville, USA” is a new documentary produced by The Daily Caller and Jorge Ventura that investigates rural Southern California desert towns overrun by Mexican drug and human trafficking cartels. Ventura joins Christopher Bedford and Emily Jashinsky to discuss the film on this episode of The Federalist Radio Hour.

    Musician John Ondrasik Sings The Protest Song That Other Rock Artists Won't

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 43:11

    Grammy-nominated Five For Fighting's John Ondrasik joins Culture Editor Emily Jashinsky on The Federalist Radio Hour, where he discusses and performs his new song titled “Blood On My Hands.” The protest song about the recently botched withdrawal from Afghanistan has already surpassed well over a quarter of a million views on YouTube. Ondrasik discusses how some band members disagree with the message of his song, how the music industry is no longer interested in fighting “The Man,” and how artists can confront cancel culture.

    How Finland Is Using Hate Crime Laws To Persecute Truth-Speaking Christians

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 42:08

    On this episode of “The Federalist Radio Hour,” Bishop Juhana Pohjola joins Executive Editor Joy Pullmann in the Hillsdale College Kirby Center studio to discuss his experience being prosecuted in Finland under hate crime laws after stating Biblical truths about the distinctions between males and females.

    Why ‘The Cloud' Is More Powerful Than We Realize

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2021 51:19

    On this episode of The Federalist Radio Hour, Mark P. Mills, a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute and a faculty fellow at Northwestern University's McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science, joins Culture Editor Emily Jashinsky to discuss his book “The Cloud Revolution: How the Convergence Of New Technologies Will Unleash the Next Economic Boom and A Roaring 2020s.”

    The Media's Bias Problem Is Actually A Class Problem

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2021 52:51

    On this episode of The Federalist Radio Hour, Newsweek’s Batya Ungar-Sargon joins Culture Editor Emily Jashinsky to discuss her book “Bad News: How Woke Media Is Undermining Democracy.”

    Will Leftists' Rampant Wokeness Be Their Downfall?

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 5, 2021 49:21

    On this episode of “The Federalist Radio Hour,” Libby Emmons, editor-in-chief of The Post Millennial, joins Culture Editor Emily Jashinsky to discuss how the rampant wokeness promoted by unchecked leftism could be progressives’ downfall.

    The Progressive Experiment Is Failing America's Cities

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2021 38:59


    On this episode of The Federalist Radio Hour, author Michael Shellenberger joins Culture Editor Emily Jashinsky to discuss how leftists’ drug policies are contributing to declining urban hubs and inhumane street conditions.


    How To Stop Hollywood, Boomers, And Millennials From Wrecking Your Love Life

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2021 52:33


    On this episode of “The Federalist Radio Hour,” author and relationship coach Suzanne Venker joins Federalist Executive Editor Joy Pullmann to discuss her new book “How to Get Hitched (and Stay Hitched): A 12-Step Program for Marriage-Minded Women” and how to navigate marriage in a world with historic levels of singleness.


    Virginia Proves The Culture War Is The Big Tent

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2021 48:53

    On this episode of The Federalist Radio Hour, Inez Stepman, a senior policy analyst at the Independent Women’s Forum, joins Culture Editor Emily Jashinsky to explain how the Republican sweep in Virginia proves the culture war is the big tent.

    How America Could Lose Free Speech And Due Process

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2021 36:32

    On this episode of The Federalist Radio Hour, Allison Schuster, a research assistant at Hillsdale College in D.C.’s Kirby Center, joins Culture Editor Emily Jashinsky to discuss how the “Law Firms That Raced To Defend Terrorists In Gitmo Leave Jan. 6 Defendants Out To Dry.”

    David Harsanyi Warns ‘Eurotrash' Is Polluting America

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 29, 2021 42:10

    On this episode of The Federalist Radio Hour, David Harsanyi, a senior writer at National Review, joins Culture Editor Emily Jashinsky to discuss his book “Eurotrash: Why America Must Reject the Failed Ideas of a Dying Continent.”

    How The Distorted Climate Conversation Is Hurting The Quest For Effective Energy

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2021 54:41

    On this episode of The Federalist Radio Hour, Alex Epstein, founder of the Center for Industrial Progress, joins Federalist Western Correspondent Tristan Justice to make “The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels,” discuss the Biden administration’s out-of-touch climate goals, and explain why nuclear energy, which is often overlooked, could actually help solve American energy problems.

    Behind The Scenes Of Donald Trump's Foreign Policy

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2021 59:44

    On this episode of The Federalist Radio Hour, Gen. Keith Kellogg, former acting National Security Adviser in the Trump administration, joins Culture Editor Emily Jashinsky to discuss what happened behind the scenes of former President Donald Trump’s foreign policy.

    Ross Douthat On The Ups And Downs Of Battling Chronic Illness

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2021 45:25


    On this episode of The Federalist Radio Hour, New York Times Columnist Ross Douthat joins Federalist Publisher Ben Domenech to discuss his new book “The Deep Places: A Memoir of Illness and Discovery” and his struggle with a chronic form of Lyme disease.


    Will DC Outsider Dr. Kevin Roberts Help The Heritage Foundation Meet The Moment?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2021 44:38

    On this episode of The Federalist Radio Hour, Dr. Kevin Roberts, CEO of the Texas Public Policy Foundation and incoming president of the Heritage Foundation, joins Federalist Political Editor John Daniel Davidson to discuss the future of the Heritage Foundation and how the think tank is helping lead the conservative charge to take back the nation.

    How Fake News From The Washington Post Rocked One Wisconsin School Board

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2021 44:11

    On this episode of The Federalist Radio Hour, talk show host Dan O’Donnell joins Culture Editor Emily Jashinsky to discuss his article “Biden's DOJ Ignores Washington Post-Prompted Death Threats Against School Board Member” and how the corporate media weaponized falsities to become the “enemy of the people” in Wisconsin.

    Where Is The Line Between Free Speech And ‘Dark Money'?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 35:47

    On this episode of “The Federalist Radio Hour,” Andrew Langer, president of the Institute for Liberty, joins Culture Editor Emily Jashinsky to discuss the tension between the First Amendment right to free speech and what is often labeled “dark money.”

    What Every School District In America Should Be Teaching Kids About American History

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 50:14

    On this episode of The Federalist Radio Hour, Dr. Kathleen O'Toole, assistant provost for K-12 education at Hillsdale College, joins Executive Editor Joy Pullmann to explain what every school district in the U.S. needs to be teaching kids about American history.

    Section 230 Forces Us To Confront Old Challenges In A Brave New World

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 47:09

    On this episode of The Federalist Radio Hour, RealClear Media Fellow Kalev Leetaru joins Culture Editor Emily Jashinsky to discuss his paper “Transparency Is the First Step Toward Addressing Social Media Censorship.”

    Demystifying Brian Stelter

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 40:37


    On this episode of The Federalist Radio Hour, Federalist Managing Editor Madeline Osburn joins Culture Editor Emily Jashinsky to discuss CNN’s Brian Stelter and his recent tone-deaf response to Bari Weiss’s real concerns about cancel culture and corporate media agenda-setting.


    A Top Journalist's Oral History Of The War In Afghanistan

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 45:46

    On this episode of The Federalist Radio Hour, Lynne O’Donnell, author and former bureau chief in Kabul for the Associated Press and AFP, joins Culture Editor Emily Jashinsky to give an oral history of the war in Afghanistan.

    How Media Distortion Disempowers The American Public

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 37:32

    On this episode of The Federalist Radio Hour, Senior Editor Christopher Bedford joins Culture Editor Emily Jashinsky to discuss how the corporate media distorts key narratives to disempower the American public.

    Social Justice Activists Are Corrupting Child Welfare

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 34:55

    On this episode of The Federalist Radio Hour, Naomi Schaefer Riley, a resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute and senior fellow at the Independent Women’s Forum, joins Culture Editor Emily Jashinsky to discuss her new book “No Way to Treat a Child: How the Foster Care System, Family Courts, and Racial Activists Are Wrecking Young Lives.”

    Mollie Hemingway Goes Behind The Scenes Of Her Explosive New Book ‘Rigged'

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 49:01


    On this episode of “The Federalist Radio Hour,” Federalist Senior Editor Mollie Hemingway joins Culture Editor Emily Jashinsky to go behind the scenes of her new book “Rigged: How the Media, Big Tech, and the Democrats Seized Our Elections.”


    How U.S. Educational Institutions Turned Into Havens For Indoctrination

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 42:19

    On this episode of The Federalist Radio Hour, Jill Simonian, the director of outreach for PragerU Resources for Educators and Parents, joins Culture Editor Emily Jashinsky to discuss the new PragerU documentary “Miseducated: The Decline of America’s Schools” and explain why American schools are obsessed with race, gender, and revisionist history.

    Former Facebook Engineer Ian Haworth On Censorship And The Future Of Big Tech

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 46:17

    On this episode of The Federalist Radio Hour, the Daily Wire’s Ian Haworth, host of the “Ian Haworth Show” and a former Facebook software engineer, joins Culture Editor Emily Jashinsky to discuss his article “Facebook Releases ‘Content Distribution Guidelines,' Will Target ‘Untrusted' News” and his time on the fact-checking and misinformation teams at Facebook.

    Diagnosing The Disease That Infects America's Institutions

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 40:13

    On this episode of The Federalist Radio Hour, David Azerrad, an assistant professor and research fellow at Hillsdale College’s Van Andel Graduate School of Government, joins Senior Editor Chris Bedford and Culture Editor Emily Jashinsky to discuss how the post-structuralist left infected American institutions.

    Facing The ‘Fire' Of Cancel Culture Before It Engulfed The Country

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2021 34:39

    On this episode of The Federalist Radio Hour, Kelvin Cochran, a senior fellow and vice president at Alliance Defending Freedom, joins Culture Editor Emily Jashinsky to discuss his book “Facing the Fire: The Faith That Brought ‘America’s Fire Chief’ Through the Flames of Persecution.”

    The Story Behind Del Rio, The Face Of Biden's Border Crisis

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2021 42:27

    On this episode of The Federalist Radio Hour, Todd Bensman, a Senior National Security Fellow at the Center for Immigration Studies and author of “America's Covert Border War: The Untold Story of the Nation's Battle to Prevent Jihadist Infiltration,” joins Culture Editor Emily Jashinsky to discuss President Joe Biden’s Southern border crisis and why Haitians flocked to Del Rio, Texas.

    After 20 Years, The Stories Of 9/11 Shape America Every Single Day

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2021 51:15

    On this episode of The Federalist Radio Hour, Niels Jorgensen, a retired New York City firefighter and host of the “20 For 20” podcast, joins Culture Editor Emily Jashinsky and Senior Editor Christopher Bedford to discuss his quest to document the stories of 9/11 heroes so that younger generations never forget.

    Democrats' Infrastructure Chaos: Spending Spree, Culture War, Or Both?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2021 44:05

    On this episode of The Federalist Radio Hour, Federalist Senior Editor Christopher Bedford joins Culture Editor Emily Jashinsky to break down whether the infrastructure and reconciliation bills will pass Congress and determine if the legislation is a spending spree, culture war, or both.

    How The Radical Social Justice Agenda Is Infiltrating Mental Health Care

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 51:27

    On this episode of “The Federalist Radio Hour,” Dr. Sally Satel, a practicing psychiatrist and senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, joins Culture Editor Emily Jashinsky to discuss her article “When Therapists Become Activists” and explain how the radical social justice agenda is infiltrating mental health care.

    Ryan Holiday: Courage In A Postmodern Culture

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2021 48:35


    On this episode of The Federalist Radio Hour, “The Daily Stoic” podcast host Ryan Holiday joins Federalist Managing Editor Madeline Osburn and Culture Editor Emily Jashinsky to discuss his new book “Courage Is Calling: Fortune Favors the Brave.”


    Can Government Keep Up With Big Tech?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2021 45:13

    On this episode of The Federalist Radio Hour, Neil Chilson, a senior research fellow for technology and innovation at the Charles Koch Institute, joins Culture Editor Emily Jashinsky to discuss his book “Getting Out Of Control: Emergent Leadership in a Complex World.“

    The Sussmann Indictment Is A Window Into Establishment Corruption

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2021 35:16


    On this episode of The Federalist Radio Hour, Tom Fitton, president of Judicial Watch, joins Culture Editor Emily Jashinsky and Senior Editor Chris Bedford to discuss his book “A Republic Under Assault: The Left’s Ongoing Attack on American Freedom” and how the deep state used corruption to attack former President Donald Trump.


    Discovering The ‘Unseen' Story Of Rural Maine

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2021 50:20

    On this episode of The Federalist Radio Hour, Gigi Georges joins Culture Editor Emily Jashinsky to discuss her book “Downeast: Five Maine Girls and the Unseen Story of Rural America.”

    How ‘Woke Communism' Attacks American Justice

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2021 41:38

    On this episode of “The Federalist Radio Hour,” Tom Klingenstein, chairman of the board of directors for the Claremont Institute, joins Culture Editor Emily Jashinsky to discuss his article “Winning the Cold Civil War” and the problems with “woke communism.”

    How Our Ailing Culture Fuels The ‘Cartel' Of Family Law

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2021 56:14

    On this episode of The Federalist Radio Hour, actor, producer, and director Greg Ellis joins Culture Editor Emily Jashinsky to discuss his book “The Respondent: Exposing the Cartel of Family Law.”

    Can A Generation Swamped With Wokeness Turn To Free Thought?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2021 51:26

    On this episode of The Federalist Radio Hour, podcast host and YouTuber Daniel Idfresne joins Culture Editor Emily Jashinsky to discuss his essay “I’m 17. And I’m Immunized from Woke Politics.” As a conservative, first-generation American from Brooklyn, New York, Idfresne explains how his parents, his church, his teachers, and his own personal interests inoculated him against the woke politics of his peers.

    Debating America's ‘Tech Panic' With Skeptic Robby Soave

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2021 29:22

    On this episode of The Federalist Radio Hour, Reason Senior Editor Robby Soave joins Culture Editor Emily Jashinsky to discuss his new book “Tech Panic: Why We Shouldn’t Fear Facebook and the Future.”

    The Arc Of Cultural Leftism Bends Towards Dystopia

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2021 44:47

    On this episode of The Federalist Radio Hour, author David Marcus joins Culture Editor Emily Jashinsky to discuss his article “NYC is failing its homeless residents.”

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