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The courtroom can be a battlefield over money, people’s rights, and even their lives. For some cases, the consequences can affect us long after the verdict is read. Based on extensive interviews and court transcripts, Wondery’s new podcast LEGAL WARS puts you inside the jury box of some of the most famous court cases in American history, including Hulk Hogan’s courtroom wrestling match with Gawker, the battle for free speech on the internet, and the Rodney King trial that set off the LA Riots. Host Hill Harper, actor and Harvard Law School graduate, brings you the drama, the larger-than-life characters, and the real-world impact these cases had on our society.

The courtroom can be a battlefield over money, people’s rights, and even their lives. For some cases, the consequences can affect us long after the verdict is read. Based on extensive interviews and court transcripts, Wondery’s new podcast LEGAL WARS puts you inside the jury box of some of the most famous court cases in American history, including Hulk Hogan’s courtroom wrestling match with Gawker, the battle for free speech on the internet, and the Rodney King trial that set off the LA Riots. Host Hill Harper, actor and Harvard Law School graduate, brings you the drama, the larger-than-life characters, and the real-world impact these cases had on our society.
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The courtroom can be a battlefield over money, people’s rights, and even their lives. For some cases, the consequences can affect us long after the verdict is read. Based on extensive interviews and court transcripts, Wondery’s new podcast LEGAL WARS puts you inside the jury box of some of the most famous court cases in American history, including Hulk Hogan’s courtroom wrestling match with Gawker, the battle for free speech on the internet, and the Rodney King trial that set off the LA Riots. Host Hill Harper, actor and Harvard Law School graduate, brings you the drama, the larger-than-life characters, and the real-world impact these cases had on our society.

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Episodes

Lenny Bruce Obscenity Trials - No Remorse | 3

4/18/2019
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Lenny Bruce becomes convinced that the entire criminal justice system is out to get him--including his own lawyers. To listen to Sports Wars, go to wondery.fm/SportsWars

Duration:00:32:07

Lenny Bruce Obscenity Trials - Reeling | 2

4/11/2019
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Lenny Bruce believed the First Amendment protected every word he said. He was willing to stake his career and his freedom on it. And in 1964, a trial in New York City would require him to do just that.

Duration:00:33:32

Lenny Bruce Obscenity Trials - Dirty Lenny | 1

4/4/2019
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Comedian Lenny Bruce was one of mid-century America’s most wanted outlaws. He didn’t rob banks or steal government secrets, but he did use dirty words in public—a lot.

Duration:00:31:33

Introducing Over My Dead Body

4/2/2019
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A seemingly-perfect marriage, a nasty divorce, and then...a murder. The first season of Over My Dead Body, "Tally" is available to binge now. Subscribe to listen at www.wondery.fm/omdb.

Duration:00:06:15

The Scopes Trial - There’s Gonna Be an Evolution | 3

3/28/2019
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The Scopes Monkey Trial is all but over--reporters have already started heading home--but Clarence Darrow has one more card up his sleeve. He calls William Jennings Bryan as a witness, and makes the Great Commoner look like an even greater fool.

Duration:00:30:04

Introducing The Thread: The Insanity Defense

3/27/2019
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From the trial of James Hadfield in 1800 to the trial of Aurora gunman James Holmes over two centuries later, this season of The Thread explores six of the most high-profile murder cases in history through the lens of the controversial legal defense that unites them all: ​Not guilty by way of insanity. Subscribe now at wondery.fm/thethread

Duration:00:08:49

The Scopes Trial - Hot for Genesis | 2

3/21/2019
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Thousands of people gather at the courthouse to watch the trial of the century--a showdown between two legal heavyweights: the bible-thumping William Jennings Bryan and Clarence Darrow, the defender of anarchists. On trial is the question of who gets to decide what people think.

Duration:00:33:21

The Scopes Trial - Evolution: Bad for Students, Great for Business | 1

3/14/2019
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What began as a scheme concocted in the back room of a Tennessee drugstore, has snowballed into a legal circus. Two of the country’s most prestigious lawyers are going head to head before a national audience, with God, man and monkey on trial. Support us by supporting our sponsors! Hair Club - Go to HairClub.com/LEGALWARS today for a free hair analysis AND a free take home hair kit!

Duration:00:30:59

The Goldwater Rule - Verdict | 4

2/28/2019
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Stanley Arkin was a lawyer for Fact Magazine’s Warren Boroson in the Goldwater libel suit. He shares his thoughts on the case. Plus, why he doesn’t disagree with the verdict, even though his side lost. Support us by supporting out sponsors! Robinhood - Listeners of Legal Wars get a FREE stock like Apple, Ford, or Sprint to help you build your portfolio. Sign up at legalwars.robinhood.com

Duration:00:25:39

The Goldwater Rule - Fact | 3

2/21/2019
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The freedom of the press is safe, right? The publisher of Fact magazine certainly thinks so. But Barry Goldwater’s legal team argue that the magazine has crossed a line and should pay for it.Goldwater v. Ginzburg will ultimately establish new limits on what mainstream media can write about famous people. Support us by supporting our sponsors! Hair Club - Go to HairClub.com/LEGALWARS today for a free hair analysis AND a free take home hair kit

Duration:00:31:56

Introducing One Plus One

2/19/2019
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This is One Plus One, the show about the spark that drives two original thinkers to ultimate success. We’ll unearth the stories of Paul McCartney & John Lennon, Frida Kahlo & Diego Rivera, Beyonce & Jay-Z, Shaq & Kobe, and many more, and learn what it is about their chemistry that led them to greatness. Subscribe to One Plus One today at wondery.fm/OnePlusOne

Duration:00:11:00

The Goldwater Rule - In Your Guts, You Know He’s Nuts | 2

2/14/2019
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There’s no question: the statements Fact magazine published about Barry Goldwater were strange, inflammatory, and seriously damaging. But were they true? In 1968, the Arizona Senator and his family take the stand to sort Fact from fiction.

Duration:00:29:47

The Goldwater Rule - In Your Heart, You Know He’s Right | 1

2/7/2019
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People running for president often have a lot of enemies. But rarely do they get an exact count. So when a muckraking magazine publishes a story titled “1,189 Psychiatrists Say Goldwater is Psychologically Unfit to Be President!,” the 1964 Republican Presidential nominee, Barry Goldwater cries libel.

Duration:00:31:58

Chicago 8 - No Fear | 4

1/31/2019
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John Froines was one of the Chicago 8. He discusses the protests, the courtroom and his personal memories of Abbie Hoffman, Tom Hayden and Bobby Seale. Plus, his advice for activists today. Support us by supporting our sponsors! Hair Club - Get a hair analysis and take home hair care kit for FREE by visiting HairClub.com/LEGALWARS

Duration:00:24:24

Chicago 8 - I Regret Nothing | 3

1/24/2019
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Forced onto a national stage, the Chicago 7 put on a world-class performance.

Duration:00:42:28

Chicago 8 - The Hanging Judge | 2

1/17/2019
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The Chicago 8 are brought up on conspiracy charges and tried as a group, despite their tenuous connections to and fundamental disagreements with each other.

Duration:00:35:48

Chicago 8 - I, Pigasus | 1

1/10/2019
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Outside the 1968 Democratic National Convention, a would-be peaceful protest erupts in violence. Investigators call it a “police riot,” but five months later, the newly elected President Nixon finds someone else to blame.

Duration:00:50:28

Pharma Bro - The Bro Goes Down | 3

12/20/2018
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Inside the courtroom, Shkreli keeps his mouth shut, but outside and online, he’s still letting it run, even as he approaches sentencing. Support us by supporting our sponsors! Brooklinen - Get $20 and free shipping when you use promo code Legal Wars at Brooklinen.com Hair Club - Visit HairClub.com/LegalWars for a free hair analysis and a free kit.

Duration:00:31:35

Pharma Bro - Jury of His Jeers | 2

12/13/2018
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Shkreli becomes the most hated man in America for reasons that, ironically, have nothing to do with his indictment. Support this show by supporting our sponsors! Quip - Get your first refill pack free by visiting GetQuip.com/LegalWars

Duration:00:31:26

Pharma Bro - Bad Bet | 1

12/6/2018
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Financial boy-wonder Martin Shkreli makes big bets with other people’s money, and loses—again and again. Support us by supporting our sponsors! Brooklinen - Get $20 off and free shipping by going to Brooklinen.com/LegalWars

Duration:00:28:25