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Ten famous court cases come to life through reenactment of actual conversations preserved through trial transcripts and court reporters to explore the foundations of our current legal systems.

In Dispute: 10 Famous Trials That Changed History Legal Talk Network

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Ten famous court cases come to life through reenactment of actual conversations preserved through trial transcripts and court reporters to explore the foundations of our current legal systems.

    Why John Adams Defended the British Soldiers During the Boston Massacre Trials

    Why John Adams Defended the British Soldiers During the Boston Massacre Trials

    When an unruly crowd of angry colonists attacked a small platoon of British soldiers in 1770, five Bostonians were killed and several others wounded. John Adams, a then-34-year-old lawyer who would eventually become the second president of the United States, took on a bold and unpopular defense of the soldiers and orchestrated their trials in a way that defied conventional thinking. To better understand the historical context of the Boston Massacre, what actually went down, the aftermath of the tragedy, and the surprising takeaway trial lawyers should have after hearing John Adams’ closing arguments, Attorney J. Craig Williams invites you to bundle up and relive the astounding altercation that’s still talked about to this day. 
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    SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR VOICE ACTORS:
    Scott Well as John Adams
    Alan Chudnow as Samuel Quincy
    Skyler C. as Josiah Quincy
    Alan Parsons as Captain Thomas Preston
    Robert Mattson as Samuel Adams
    Dan Ring as Daniel Calef
    Patrick Correia as Richard Palmes
    Kate Kenney Nutting as the female witness
    Neil Harvey as the British Soldier
    Brian Driesen as Benjamin Lee
    Andrew Clark as Thomas Handaside Peck
    Robert "Terry" Terelak as Ebenerzer Bridgham
    Jud Pierce as Dr. John Jeffries
    Christopher Rogers as John Hogdson

    • 41 min
    Salem Witch Trials: How The Hysteria Went Terribly Awry

    Salem Witch Trials: How The Hysteria Went Terribly Awry

    In 1692, claims of satanic rituals, ghosts, and seemingly “afflicted” children stirred puritanical imaginations, deepened by petty rifts between powerful families and rival congregations in Salem Village (now known as Danvers, Massachusetts). In response to the growing number of citizen complaints and imprisonments, Massachusetts Bay Colony Governor William Phips appointed a man with no legal training to preside over the trials. More than a dozen poor decisions and questionable verdicts later, townspeople became all too familiar with death sentences by hanging. Hear the full story unravel with voiceover reenactments, historical context and present-day reflection from Attorney J. Craig Williams. 

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    SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR VOICE ACTORS:
    Troy Starr as John Hathorne
    Doreen Wiley as Sarah Good
    Kevin McGrath as Cotton Mather
    Dave Scriven-Young as Stephen Sewell
    Evan Dicharry as Judge
    Georgia Well as Bridgett Bishop

    • 37 min
    First Look at In Dispute: 10 Famous Trials That Changed History

    First Look at In Dispute: 10 Famous Trials That Changed History

    Enjoy this exclusive first look at the J. Craig Williams' new podcast series 'In Dispute: 10 Famous Trials That Changed History' coming to Legal Talk Network June 18th. Go beyond the basic historical accounts recapped in law school textbooks and soak in every aspect of the trials with fascinating reenactments of actual conversations preserved through trial transcripts and court reporters. Then, receive an exclusive courtroom backstage pass to hear legal analysis and modern-day reflections from Seasoned Attorney J. Craig Williams. Get ready to dive into the trials of the Salem witches, Chicago Black Sox, OJ Simpson, McMartin preschool childcare providers, and more!
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    SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR VOICE ACTORS:
    Meghan Steenburgh as News Reporter
    Daniel Rover Singer as William Jennings Bryan
    Scott Well as Clarence Darrow

    • 6 min
    The Official Trailer for In Dispute: 10 Famous Trials That Changed History

    The Official Trailer for In Dispute: 10 Famous Trials That Changed History

    Join us as we take a journey through time to discover the most interesting and impactful court cases in world history. Go beyond the basic historical accounts recapped in law school textbooks and soak in every aspect of the trials with fascinating reenactments of actual conversations preserved through trial transcripts and court reporters. Then, receive an exclusive courtroom backstage pass to hear legal analysis and modern-day reflections from Seasoned Attorney J. Craig Williams. Get ready to dive into the trials of the Salem witches, Chicago Black Sox, OJ Simpson, McMartin preschool childcare providers, and more!
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    • 57 sec

Customer Reviews

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2 Ratings

EmilyFromNJ125 ,

Looking forward to more episodes

Can’t wait to learn about all of the trials! I’m especially looking forward to the episode about Lindy Chamberlain. Fascinating topic!

DoloresRachel ,

Brilliant Production

My new favorite show. It combines my favorite things - history and law!

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