30 episodes

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.

    Introducing Fighting Coronavirus

    Introducing Fighting Coronavirus

    The coronavirus outbreak and the global response to it is unprecedented. How did we get here? What comes next?

    Author Steven Johnson is an authority on the epidemics of the past, and how lessons that humanity learned decades ago might help us fight a pandemic in our present. Every week on Fighting Coronavirus, Steven will talk to experts in health and technology about ways innovations and interventions can help bring the current crisis to an end. Each episode will keep you up to date on the cutting edge scientific breakthroughs being used to tackle this global crisis.

    Listen to Fighting Coronavirus now: wondery.fm/legalwarsFC.

    • 7 min
    Introducing Joe Exotic: Tiger King

    Introducing Joe Exotic: Tiger King

    Joe Exotic devoted his life to raising and breeding lions, tigers, and other exotic animals at his Oklahoma zoo. He croons ballads, shoots guns, and puts it all on YouTube. But he’s also made a lot of enemies. And the biggest of all is the owner of a big cat sanctuary in Florida named Carole Baskin. The feud between Joe Exotic and Carole gets messy, vicious, and outrageous -- until both of them are pushed far beyond their limits. From Wondery, comes ‘Joe Exotic: Tiger King’, the story about two people who want to save animals and destroy each other. This series was previously released as the second season of "Over My Dead Body." But on the new feed, we'll also be releasing never-before-aired, exclusive interviews and details with some of the most fascinating characters in this saga. For the full episode go to: wondery.fm/legalwarsJE.

    • 5 min
    Lenny Bruce Obscenity Trials - No Remorse | 3

    Lenny Bruce Obscenity Trials - No Remorse | 3

    Lenny Bruce becomes convinced that the entire criminal justice system is out to get him--including his own lawyers.




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    • 32 min
    Lenny Bruce Obscenity Trials - Reeling | 2

    Lenny Bruce Obscenity Trials - Reeling | 2

    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.

    • 32 min
    Lenny Bruce Obscenity Trials - Dirty Lenny | 1

    Lenny Bruce Obscenity Trials - Dirty Lenny | 1

    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.

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

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

    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.

    • 27 min

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