29 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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    • 4.5, 2K Ratings

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.

    Wondery Presents Blood Ties Season 2

    Wondery Presents Blood Ties Season 2

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    Blood Ties is a scripted audio drama starring Gillian Jacobs, Josh Gad, Dominic Monaghan, Amy Landecker, and Wayne Knight.  

    After the sudden death of Michael and Eleonore Richland’s billionaire father, disturbing allegations emerge about his dark past. These revelations thrust them into a fight they’re completely unprepared for. As the stakes of telling the truth continue to rise, they grapple with their father’s legacy and what to do with it. 

    Listen today at wondery.fm/bloodties_LW.

    • 12 min
    Lenny Bruce Obscenity Trials - No Remorse

    Lenny Bruce Obscenity Trials - No Remorse

    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

    Lenny Bruce Obscenity Trials - Reeling

    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

    Lenny Bruce Obscenity Trials - Dirty Lenny

    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

    The Scopes Trial - There’s Gonna Be an Evolution

    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

    The Scopes Trial - Hot for Genesis

    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

4.5 out of 5
2K Ratings

2K Ratings

MDC-2015 ,

What Happened

Some Wondery podcasts have corny narration and silly attempts to recreate voices. But, Legal Wars has great narration and very believable voices. This begs the question....why did Wondery stop making them? Bring back Legal Wars!

EchoBack18 ,

Compelled to write my first review!

I have been listening to a lot of pod casts recently, many of which I really enjoyed. However, I usually don’t write reviews because I just want to start listening to something new. I just listened to the scopes monkey series and was so impressed I had to leave a review. The host really gives both sides a fair argument and doesn’t force the listener down one particular school of thought. The only thing that was missing was a follow up on the Butler Act and how it came to be repealed years later. It left me wanting to know a more.

Bottom line- this podcast is very well done and I look forward to listening and learning more.

nyoduongo ,

Host and Stories

These stories are extremely well narrated. I could not stop listening.

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