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Join former U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara as he breaks down legal topics in the news and engages thought leaders in a podcast about power, policy, and justice. From CAFE and the Vox Media Podcast Network.

Join former U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara as he breaks down legal topics in the news and engages thought leaders in a podcast about power, policy, and justice. From CAFE and the Vox Media Podcast Network.

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United States

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Join former U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara as he breaks down legal topics in the news and engages thought leaders in a podcast about power, policy, and justice. From CAFE and the Vox Media Podcast Network.

Language:

English


Episodes

"Deep in Bizarro World" (with John Avlon)

8/11/2022
John Avlon is an author and a Senior Political Analyst at CNN. He was previously editor-in-chief at The Daily Beast and has written books about Abraham Lincoln and George Washington. Preet and Avlon discuss why he remains optimistic about the country’s future, how history can be used as a lens to understand the present, and whether we need a third political party in the U.S. Plus, Preet answers listener questions about the search warrant executed at Mar-a-Lago and what it means for a...

Duration:01:17:16

CAFE Insider 8/9: Mar-a-Lago Search

8/9/2022
In this episode of CAFE Insider, Preet Bharara and Joyce Vance break down the news that FBI agents executed a search warrant at Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago residence. The search reportedly pertains to the Department of Justice’s investigation into whether the former President mishandled classified documents. Did Attorney General Merrick Garland approve the search? What special considerations go into an investigation into a former president? And what is the likelihood that Trump faces charges?...

Duration:00:00:48

Battle for the Ballot (with Franita Tolson)

8/4/2022
In June, the Supreme Court agreed to hear a case that could deliver a huge blow to voting rights. The case, Moore v. Harper, could affirm the little-known “independent state legislature doctrine”— and could have dire consequences for democracy. Franita Tolson, a constitutional law professor at USC and an election law expert, is working to make it easier for people to vote. She and Preet break down the threat of voter suppression, and what to expect for the midterms. Plus, Preet breaks down...

Duration:01:14:42

CAFE Insider Sample 8/2: DOJ Targets Trump

8/2/2022
In this sample from the CAFE Insider podcast, Preet Bharara and Joyce Vance break down the news that the Department of Justice is reportedly investigating former President Donald Trump’s role in the attack at the Capitol and other efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election. What steps might prosecutors need to take before bringing charges against Trump? In the full episode, Preet and Joyce discuss: – The reported cooperation of key January 6th witnesses, former Trump White House aide...

Duration:00:12:18

The Justice Gap (with Joe Kennedy III)

7/28/2022
Joe Kennedy III is a former member of Congress from Massachusetts. Since leaving the House in 2021 following his unsuccessful primary challenge to incumbent Senator Ed Markey, Kennedy has been focused on supporting grassroots political organizing. He’s also heavily involved in the Legal Services Corporation, which funds civil legal assistance to low-income Americans. Preet spoke with Kennedy about the LSC’s new report on the “Justice Gap,” the cost of public service, and the blessings and...

Duration:01:14:16

CAFE Insider Sample 7/26: 187 Minutes

7/26/2022
In this sample from the CAFE Insider podcast, Preet Bharara and Joyce Vance break down the news that two aides to former Vice President Mike Pence, former chief of staff Marc Short and former chief counsel Greg Jacob, testified before a federal grand jury in the January 6th investigation. Does this indicate that the investigation is progressing? And has the investigation expanded to include former President Donald Trump? In the full episode, Preet and Joyce discuss: – The January 6th...

Duration:00:14:28

Revisiting America’s Caste System (with Isabel Wilkerson)

7/21/2022
Isabel Wilkerson is a journalist and author who in 1994 became the first African American woman to win a Pulitzer Prize in Journalism. Preet spoke with Wilkerson in August 2020 about her bestselling book, Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents. Wilkerson discussed the difference between caste and race, the ways that Nazi Germany drew inspiration from American racism, and the need for radical empathy as we deal with our own enduring caste system. *This episode initially aired in full on August...

Duration:01:03:48

CAFE Insider Sample 7/19: Court of Public Opinion (with Barb McQuade)

7/19/2022
This week on the CAFE Insider podcast, Joyce Vance is joined by guest co-host Barb McQuade while Preet is traveling. Barb served as the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan from 2010 to 2017. She is now a CAFE contributor, a law professor at the University of Michigan law school, and a legal analyst for NBC News & MSNBC. In this sample from the episode, Joyce and Barb discuss the highlights from the January 6th Committee’s latest public hearing, including the new details about...

Duration:00:15:10

Is There a Right to Privacy of Thought? (with Nita Farahany)

7/14/2022
Nita Farahany is a professor at Duke Law School and one of the nation's leading scholars on the social, ethical and legal implications of emerging technologies. Preet speaks with Farahany about how advances in brain monitoring devices will impact the workplace and courtroom, whether a “gene for violence” exists, and how A.I. is influencing bail and sentencing decisions. Plus, Preet discusses Steve Bannon’s potential criminal sentence and the latest on the January 6th Committee hearings,...

Duration:01:11:46

CAFE Insider Sample 7/12: Bannon's Gambit (with Dan Goldman)

7/12/2022
The January 6th Committee is back in action this week. In this sample from the CAFE Insider podcast, Preet Bharara breaks down the Committee’s progress with Dan Goldman, who served as lead House counsel in the first impeachment of Donald Trump and is now running for Congress in New York. Preet and Dan also react to reports that DOJ is feeling additional pressure to escalate its investigation into Trump following Cassidy Hutchinson’s testimony before the Committee. In the full episode, Preet...

Duration:00:17:03

Why People Do Bad Things (with Patrick Radden Keefe)

7/7/2022
Patrick Radden Keefe is a staff writer at the New Yorker and the author of books including Say Nothing and Empire of Pain. His new essay collection, Rogues, features several of his most widely-read New Yorker articles, with a particular focus on criminals and con artists. Preet speaks with Keefe about the craft of long-form investigative journalism, what fascinates him about crime and corruption, and what motivates people to do bad things. Plus, Preet discusses the January 6th Committee...

Duration:01:22:17

CAFE Insider Sample 7/5: Investigating Domestic Terrorism (with Joyce Vance & Jim Cavanaugh)

7/5/2022
In this special episode of the CAFE Insider podcast, Joyce Vance interviews Jim Cavanaugh. Cavanaugh, a prominent voice in law enforcement, has extensive experience investigating domestic terrorism and white supremacist violence — threats that the FBI has said are on the rise. He spent over 33 years working at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, where he eventually led the Birmingham and Nashville offices as Special Agent in Charge. In this sample from the show,...

Duration:00:15:42

Roe's Gone. What's Next? (with Jeannie Suk Gersen)

6/30/2022
In the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision overturning Roe v. Wade, Preet speaks with Jeannie Suk Gersen, a constitutional law professor at Harvard Law School and a contributing writer to the New Yorker. Gersen dissects the legal intricacies in the Dobbs decision, and discusses whether the Court would uphold a federal law banning abortion outright. Plus, updates on the January 6th Committee hearings and the surprise testimony of ex-White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson. In the bonus for CAFE...

Duration:01:13:09

CAFE Insider Sample 6/28: Dobbs Deep Dive

6/28/2022
Many questions remain following the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. In this sample from the CAFE Insider podcast, Preet Bharara and Joyce Vance break down the liberal justices’ dissent in the case and analyze the potential steps that the federal government can take to protect abortion rights. In the full episode, Preet and Joyce discuss: – The majority and concurring opinions in the case; – The implications for other constitutional rights, including the right to use...

Duration:00:14:40

The End of Roe

6/24/2022
The Supreme Court has officially overturned Roe v. Wade, ​​the nearly 50-year-old precedent that secured the constitutional right to an abortion in the United States. On a special episode of CAFE Insider, Preet Bharara and Joyce Vance break down the Court’s opinion and the implications of the ruling for the Court and the country. Stay informed. For analysis of the most important legal and political issues of our time, try the membership for one month for $1.00: www.cafe.com/insider. You’ll...

Duration:00:20:29

It’s the Guns (with Shannon Watts)

6/23/2022
After the shooting in Uvalde, Texas, a bipartisan group of senators agreed on a narrow proposal for gun safety legislation, the first sign of congressional movement on the issue in decades. But is it enough? Shannon Watts, the gun safety activist and founder of the grassroots organization Moms Demand Action, joins Preet to talk about how to stop gun violence in America, and her theory of incremental change. Plus, Preet explains the purpose of plea bargains. In the bonus for CAFE Insiders,...

Duration:01:06:22

CAFE Insider Sample 6/21: "Clear and Present Danger"

6/21/2022
The January 6th Committee recently held its third public hearing of the year. In this sample from the CAFE Insider podcast, Preet Bharara and Joyce Vance break down Trump lawyer John Eastman’s role in January 6th and his efforts to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election. In the full episode, Preet and Joyce further discuss the latest January 6th developments: – Testimony at the Committee’s third public hearing from conservative former Circuit Court Judge J. Michael Luttig and...

Duration:00:10:49

How Is DOJ Doing? (with Eric Holder)

6/16/2022
Eric Holder is the third longest-serving Attorney General in American history, holding the role from 2009 to 2015 under President Barack Obama. He’s written a new book on voting rights called Our Unfinished March: The Violent Past and Imperiled Future of the Vote. Holder joins Preet to discuss the likelihood that the Department of Justice will indict former President Trump, his fight against partisan gerrymandering, and what he makes of so-called “progressive prosecutors.” Plus, the latest...

Duration:01:11:49

CAFE Insider Sample 6/14: "Teetering Back"

6/14/2022
The January 6th Committee recently held its first two public hearings of the year. In this sample from the CAFE Insider podcast, Preet Bharara and Joyce Vance break down the evidence prosecutors could use at trial to demonstrate former President Donald Trump’s mental state for his conduct relating to the insurrection. In the full episode, Preet and Joyce further discuss the January 6th hearings, including: – The Committee’s argument that former Trump is responsible for the insurrection; –...

Duration:00:12:09

Lessons from Rosa Parks (with Soledad O'Brien)

6/9/2022
Soledad O’Brien is a longtime TV news anchor and talk show host, best known for a decade-long career at CNN where she anchored the network’s flagship morning program. O’Brien currently hosts the weekly public affairs program Matter of Fact and is a regular contributor to HBO’s Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel. Preet speaks with O’Brien about her pointed criticism of the news media, her new documentary about the civil rights icon Rosa Parks, and why she doesn’t feel the need to make new friends...

Duration:01:22:47