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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.

Legal Wars Wondery

    • Business

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 WeCrashed

    Introducing WeCrashed

    The Rise and Fall of WeWork is a stunning story of hope and hubris. WeWork was the poster child for a new economy. Its founders wanted to revolutionize everything about the way people lived their lives. Its charismatic founder Adam Neumann had an intoxicating vision for the company — but did it ever match the reality?




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    • 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
    The Scopes Trial - Hot for Genesis | 2

    The Scopes Trial - Hot for Genesis | 2

    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.

    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

LesleyM ,

Fascinating

A brilliant podcast - well researched, produced and presented not to mention utterly absorbing. I can’t recommend it highly enough!

Clairedome ,

Bad, bad....

The content is ok but the voice of the narrator and the laughable crapness of the vocal reconstructions...,

MingeMagnet ,

Great listen

You must download this podcast. The podcast is brilliantly written, produced and narrated. I cannot praise it enough.

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