The Ben Domenech Podcast

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The Ben Domenech Podcast

Each week Ben Domenech offers his perspective on the latest news of the day. With a new episode available twice weekly, the program welcomes politicians, authors, musicians and journalists for engaging interviews that go beyond the day’s headlines.

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On this episode, Ben sits down with Rebeccah Heinrichs, a Senior Fellow at Hudson Institute specializing in US national defense policy with a focus on strategic deterrence. Ben and Rebecca address the question of whether Russian President Vladimir Putin could ultimately use nuclear weapons as an off-ramp to the war in Ukraine.

On this episode, Ben sits down with The Spectator World staff writer, Kara Kennedy, to discuss her latest column, Inside Meghan Markle’s Hollywood flop. Kara explains how Meghan Markle lost her standing in the Hollywood community in recent months and they give an inside look at what Prince Harry may reveal in his upcoming 'tell-all' book.

On this episode, Ben sits down with the Henry Wendt Chair in Political Economy at the American Enterprise Institute, Nicholas Eberstadt to discuss the new, post-pandemic edition of his book Men Without Work. Initially written in 2016, Eberstadt explains the economic dynamics behind the large number of prime working-age men leaving the workforce. Eberstadt explains why the pandemic has only exacerbated this issue.

On this episode, Ben sits down with New York Times Best-Selling Author and Entrepreneur, Vivek Ramaswamy to discuss his latest book Nation Of Victims. Vivek and Ben discuss how victimhood culture has seeped its way through both sides of the political aisle, and how it affects everything from economics to the education system.

On this episode, Ben sits down with Data Analyst and Political Columnist at The Washington Post, David Byler to dive deep into the issues, candidates, and underlying political forces that will shape the results of the November midterm elections.

On this episode, Ben sits down with Barstool Sport's Jack McGuire to discuss some of the early dynamics of the football season, what's happening in the world of sports media, as well as a conversation about the state of sports gambling.

On this episode, Ben sits down with Author and Books Editor of Spectator World, Alexander Larman to discuss the passing of Queen Elizabeth II. Larman laments what he believes the significance of the Queen's life was so historically significant, as well as why her passing is such a huge loss for the monarchy.

On this episode, Ben sits down with the assistant editor of The Claremont Review of Books and The American Mind at the Claremont Institute, Spencer Klavan. Spencer tells Ben how he was able to get his bosses to allow him to publish a piece based on the multiverse. In the piece, Spencer writes about why the current Marvel series occupies an important place in the American psyche, and why multiverses have played a popular role in ancient philosophy and literature. Spencer explains how current movies can explain a lot about where American culture is in the present moment.

On this episode, Ben sits down with former Special Advisor to President Donald Trump, Jared Kushner to discuss his new book Breaking History: A White House Memoir.

On this episode, Ben sits down with the Host of The Host Re-Education Podcast and a Fellow at the Clements Center for National Security at The University of Texas at Austin, Eli Lake.

On this episode, Ben sits down with General Counsel for the Alliance Defending Freedom, a faith-based legal advocacy group, Kristen Waggoner. As Waggoner prepares to take over as CEO of the organization in October, she talks with Ben about the fight for religious liberties, as well as how she believes real change starts with parenting and at the community level. They also discuss her organization's role in the Dobbs v. Jackson case, as well as upcoming cases that may deal with medical malpractice for doctors allowing children to undergo medical gender transition.

On this episode, Ben sits down with Washington Post Columnist and Senior Fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center, Henry Olsen, to discuss the most important storylines heading into the 2022 Midterm Elections, as well as some of those Ben and Henry feel, are being glossed over.