Author and editor emeritus of The Daily Wire, Ben Shapiro, joins the podcast today to talk about the ongoing nightmare in Afghanistan, which is evolving from a debacle into a hostage crisis. But Americans get no respite at home as COVID has evolved from a pandemic into a lifestyle brand.

On this episode of The Federalist Radio Hour, The Daily Wire’s Ben Shapiro joins Culture Editor Emily Jashinsky to discuss his book new “The Authoritarian Moment: How the Left Weaponized America’s Institutions Against Dissent.”

The Daily Wire editor-in-chief Ben Shapiro joins the podcast today to talk about lockdown from the perspective of the West Coast. With his hometown of Los Angeles now planning to extend shelter-at-home guidelines well into the summer and early fall, what are the prospects that the public will abide by those recommendations? And what are the chances that those who do will preserve their sanity?

Our traditional format is two guests per show, but when we have someone as smart and loquacious  as Ben Shapiro, we toss our traditions and do it live. We cover the mid-terms, we look at 2020, take a gander at Trump’s management style and a host of other host takes. Also, another edition of “What Are You Watching?” and Rob Long hosts a contest for new members. Join today! 

Music from this week’s episode: Ben by Michael Jackson

Ben Shapiro, the conservative writer and journalist, spoke at Berkeley last week. They spent $600,000 on security. For lil’ ol’ Ben? Yes. He spoke bravely and well. In this “Q&A,” he talks about the experience with Jay, and about higher education, the political temperature in America, health care, and some other things. This episode is a quick blast o’ Ben.

Following the shooting of Republican Congressman Steve Scalise and others at baseball practice by a person who is believed to have had a political motivation, the debate about political rhetoric was resurrected. Jay and Neal spoke with Editor-In-Chief of The Daily Wire Ben Shapiro about that issue as well as political tribalism and the lunacy of so-called “conservatives” acting out like leftists because it’s “war.”

Ben Shapiro is the editor-in-chief of The Daily Wire. He is one of the most prominent conservative journalists in America. The 2016 cycle was a wild ride for him, as for many. He has the distinction – is that the word? – of being the No. 1 target for anti-Semitic hate in his field.

And, as Jay notes, the guy has a spine of steel. (Also a stomach of iron.)