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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!

    Christopher Caldwell On The 1960s And 'The Age Of Entitlement'

    Christopher Caldwell On The 1960s And 'The Age Of Entitlement'

    Christopher Caldwell joins Ben Domenech for a discussion on how today's politics are a result of the liberal uprising in the 1960s, including the civil rights movement and the economic crises. Caldwell is a contributing editor at the Claremont Review of Books and author of the new book, “The Age of Entitlement: America Since the Sixties."

    • 45 min
    Impeachment Popularity Contests, Soleimani, And Threat Of War

    Impeachment Popularity Contests, Soleimani, And Threat Of War

    Gene Healy is a vice president at the Cato Institute and author of "Indispensable Remedy: The Broad Scope of the Constitution's Impeachment Power." Ben Domenech and Healy discuss impeachment, the killing of Qassem Soleimani and what constitutes a declaration of war.

    • 48 min
    Henry Olsen On Impeachment, Boris Johnson, And The UK Election

    Henry Olsen On Impeachment, Boris Johnson, And The UK Election

    Henry Olsen is a senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center and a columnist at the Washington Post. Olsen returns from a trip to London to cover the British elections, and joins Ben Domenech to explain Boris Johnson's victory. Olsen and Domenech also discuss this week's impeachment of President Trump and the political debacle Speaker Nancy Pelosi has found herself in.

    • 43 min
    Looking Inside The Battle Against ISIS In Iraq And Syria

    Looking Inside The Battle Against ISIS In Iraq And Syria

    Mike Giglio, staff writer at The Atlantic, joins the Federalist Radio Hour to discuss his new book on the rise and fall of the ISIS caliphate in the Middle East. Domenech and Giglio discuss his time reporting overseas, his relationships with members of ISIS, the fall of Mosul, and the impact of conflict on the rest of the world. The book is, "Shatter the Nations: ISIS and the War for the Caliphate."

    • 37 min
    Jim DeMint And Rachel Bovard: Impeachment, Conservatism, & Fixing Congress

    Jim DeMint And Rachel Bovard: Impeachment, Conservatism, & Fixing Congress

    Former Senator Jim DeMint and Rachel Bovard, senior partner and policy director of the Conservative Partnership Institute, are co-authors of a new book, "Conservative: Knowing What to Keep." Host Ben Domenech interviews DeMint and Bovard about the ongoing impeachment hearings, identity politics, race issues, and how conservatives need to rethink economic policy in response to socialism.

    • 46 min
    Rich Lowry On Nationalism And Why America Needs It

    Rich Lowry On Nationalism And Why America Needs It

    Back to our regular scheduled programming...Host Ben Domenech interviews Rich Lowry, editor of National Review, on his new book, "The Case for Nationalism: How It Made Us Powerful, United, and Free." They discuss the origins of nationalism, why the Democrats should be more nationalist in response to Trump, and the post-liberal debate in response to culture war issues.

    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

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Out here in cra cra town, santa barbara, i need my sanity fix. Ben Domenech, you have the BEST, most genuine laugh EVER. Informative and entertaining, i couldn’t be happier that i can hear you and your phenom guests. Thanks for your very wise decision. We will all be blessed.

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Just right of center

Always interesting and not afraid to discuss issues with progressives and find common ground

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Nice conservative voices

Nice if you want to listen to a more conservative voice on matters. The host balances questions and commentary very well. They also get some really fascinating, mid-to-high profile guests.

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