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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.

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    Unpacking The Russian Threat (with Masha Gessen)

    Unpacking The Russian Threat (with Masha Gessen)

    What do the January 6 Committee’s subpoenas to Rudy Giuliani and other Trump lawyers say about the progress of the investigation? What did we learn from New York AG Letitia James’ late-night court filing accusing the Trump family of “fraudulent or misleading” practices? Preet answers listener questions.

    Then, Preet interviews Masha Gessen, author and staff writer at The New Yorker. They discuss the escalating conflict between Russia and Ukraine, the motivation behind President Vladimir Putin’s efforts to grab power across Eastern Europe, and the dismantling of democratic forces in both Russia and the U.S.   

    For show notes and a transcript of the episode, head to: https://cafe.com/stay-tuned/unpacking-the-russian-threat-with-masha-gessen/

    Don’t miss the Insider Bonus, where Preet asks Gessen a series of lightning round questions: 

    Tweet your questions to @PreetBharara with hashtag #askpreet, email us at staytuned@cafe.com, or call 669-247-7338 to leave a voicemail.

    Stay Tuned with Preet is brought to you by CAFE and the Vox Media Podcast Network.

    Executive Producer: Tamara Sepper; Senior Editorial Producer: Adam Waller; Technical Director: David Tatasciore; Audio Producer: Nat Weiner; Editorial Producers: Noa Azulai, Sam Ozer-Staton, and David Kurlander.
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    • 1 hr 9 min
    CAFE Insider Sample 1/18: Seditious Conspiracy & Siddiqui

    CAFE Insider Sample 1/18: Seditious Conspiracy & Siddiqui

    The Texas synagogue hostage situation, Aafia Siddiqui’s conviction, seditious conspiracy charges against the Oath Keepers, House minority leader Kevin McCarthy, and Rep. Matt Gaetz are making headlines this week. 

    In this sample from the CAFE Insider podcast, Preet and Joyce discuss the FBI’s response to the hostage situation and the demand made by the hostage-taker that Pakistani neuroscientist Aafia Siddiqui be released from federal prison, where she is serving an 86-year sentence for attempts to murder American military and FBI officials. Preet oversaw Siddiqui’s 2010 prosecution as the US Attorney for the Southern District of New York.

    In the full episode, Preet and Joyce break down: 

    – the first seditious conspiracy charges brought by federal prosecutors stemming from the January 6th attack against the leader and members of the Oath Keepers; 
    – House minority leader Kevin McCarthy’s refusal to comply with the January 6th committee’s request to be interviewed; and 
    – Rep. Matt Gaetz’s ex-girlfriend’s reported testimony before a federal grand jury as part of an ongoing sex crimes investigation into the congressman.

    Stay informed. For insight into the most important issues of our time, try the membership free for two weeks: www.cafe.com/insider. You’ll get access to full episodes of the podcast, and other exclusive benefits.

    This podcast is brought to you by CAFE Studios and Vox Media Podcast Network. 
    Tamara Sepper – Executive Producer; Matthew Billy – Senior Audio Producer; Sam Ozer-Staton & Jake Kaplan – Editorial Producers

    REFERENCES & SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS: 

    “Aafia Siddiqui Found Guilty In Manhattan Federal Court Of Attempting To Murder U.S. Nationals In Afghanistan And Six Additional Charges,” SDNY, 2010
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    • 11 min
    Convicting Ahmaud Arbery’s Killers (with ADA Linda Dunikoski)

    Convicting Ahmaud Arbery’s Killers (with ADA Linda Dunikoski)

    Linda Dunikoski, the Senior Assistant District Attorney in the Cobb County DA’s Office who served as the lead prosecutor in the trial of the three men who murdered Ahmaud Arbery, speaks with Preet about the case. 
    Dunikoski discusses several of her key strategic choices, including why she decided not to emphasize Arbery’s race to the jury. She also talks about her relationship to the Arbery family and her reaction when defense counsel used the phrase “long-dirty toenails” to describe Arbery’s appearance the day he was killed. 
    Preet concludes the episode with his remembrance of Oscar-winning actor and director Sidney Poitier, who passed away on January 6th at the age of 94. 
    For references, supplemental materials, and a transcript of the episode, head to: https://cafe.com/stay-tuned/convicting-ahmaud-arberys-killers-with-ada-linda-dunikoski/
    In the Insider Bonus, Preet asks Dunikoski what part of trial she most enjoys and whether she has any trial superstitions. To listen, become a member: https://cafe.com/stay-tuned-bonus/stay-tuned-bonus-1-13-linda-dunikoski/
    Tweet your questions to @PreetBharara with hashtag #askpreet, email us at staytuned@cafe.com, or call 669-247-7338 to leave a voicemail.
    Stay Tuned with Preet is brought to you by CAFE and the Vox Media Podcast Network.
    Executive Producer: Tamara Sepper; Senior Editorial Producer: Adam Waller; Technical Director: David Tatasciore; Audio Producer: Nat Weiner; Editorial Producers: Sam Ozer-Staton, David Kurlander.
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    • 1 hr 15 min
    CAFE Insider Sample 1/11: Garland, Hannity & Trump

    CAFE Insider Sample 1/11: Garland, Hannity & Trump

    Attorney General Merrick Garland, the January 6th committee, former President Donald Trump, and Fox News host Sean Hannity are making headlines this week. In this sample from the CAFE Insider podcast, Preet and Joyce break down the likelihood that Trump becomes Speaker of the House of Representatives in 2023 if Republicans take control of the chamber after the midterm election.

    In the full episode, Preet and Joyce discuss the likelihood that the DOJ is investigating instigators of the January 6th attack, and react to Attorney General Garland’s speech about the Department’s approach to the investigations. They also break down the January 6th committee’s letter to Fox News host Sean Hannity asking him to voluntarily answer questions before the committee, and the significance of the forthcoming public committee hearings.

    Stay informed. For insight into the most important issues of our time, try the membership free for two weeks: www.cafe.com/insider. You’ll get access to full episodes of the podcast, and other exclusive benefits.

    This podcast is brought to you by CAFE Studios and Vox Media Podcast Network. 
    Tamara Sepper – Executive Producer; Matthew Billy – Senior Audio Producer; Jake Kaplan – Editorial Producer

    REFERENCES & SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS: 

    “Note From Preet: Hype,” CAFE, 9/30/21

    U.S. Constitution Article I, Section 2

    House Practice: A Guide to the Rules, Precedents and Procedures of the House, CHAPTER 34 - OFFICE OF THE SPEAKER, Sec. 3. Election
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    • 9 min
    The Fate of the World in 2022 (with Ian Bremmer)

    The Fate of the World in 2022 (with Ian Bremmer)

    What happens to the January 6th Committee’s investigation if Democrats lose the House in November? What does it mean that Don Jr. and Ivanka Trump have been subpoenaed by the New York AG? Preet answers listener questions.

    Then, Preet interviews Ian Bremmer, Founder and President of Eurasia Group, a leading political risk and research firm. They discuss Eurasia’s annual top global risks report and assess the most alarming political and economic areas for concern in 2022.  

    For show notes and a transcript of the episode, head to: cafe.com/stay-tuned/the-fate-of-the-world-in-2022-with-ian-bremmer

    Don’t miss the Insider Bonus, where Preet asks Bremmer a series of lightning round questions: cafe.com/stay-tuned-bonus/stay-tuned-bonus-1-6-ian-bremmer

    Tweet your questions to @PreetBharara with hashtag #askpreet, email us at staytuned@cafe.com, or call 669-247-7338 to leave a voicemail.

    Stay Tuned with Preet is brought to you by CAFE and the Vox Media Podcast Network.

    Executive Producer: Tamara Sepper; Senior Editorial Producer: Adam Waller; Technical Director: David Tatasciore; Audio Producer: Nat Weiner ; Editorial Producers: Noa Azulai, Sam Ozer-Staton, and David Kurlander.
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    • 1 hr 16 min
    CAFE Insider Sample 1/4: “It’s Not Squash”

    CAFE Insider Sample 1/4: “It’s Not Squash”

    The one-year anniversary of the January 6th insurrection, the NY Attorney General’s and Manhattan District Attorney’s investigations into Trump’s business dealings, and the Elizabeth Holmes and Ghislaine Maxwell convictions are making headlines this week. In this sample from the CAFE Insider podcast, Preet and Joyce break down the likelihood that the instigators of the January 6th attack, including former President Donald Trump, will be held accountable.

    In the full episode, Preet and Joyce discuss former Manhattan DA Cy Vance’s departure from office without bringing further charges in his investigation into Trump’s business dealings, subpoenas issued to Trump’s children by NY Attorney General Letitia James, Elizabeth Holmes’s conviction for defrauding investors through her now-defunct blood testing startup Theranos, and Ghislaine Maxwell’s conviction for sex-trafficking teenage girls on behalf of Jeffrey Epstein.

    Stay informed. For insight into the most important issues of our time, try the membership free for two weeks: www.cafe.com/insider. You’ll get access to full episodes of the podcast, and other exclusive benefits.

    This podcast is brought to you by CAFE Studios and Vox Media Podcast Network. 
    Tamara Sepper – Executive Producer; Matthew Billy – Senior Audio Producer; Jake Kaplan – Editorial Producer

    REFERENCES & SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS: 

    Donald J. Trump v. Bennie G. Thompson, U.S. Supreme Court, brief in opposition, 12/30/21

    Donald J. Trump v. Bennie G. Thompson, U.S. Supreme Court, petition for writ of certiorari, 12/23/21
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    • 10 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
30.9K Ratings

30.9K Ratings

JT7474 ,

Thank you again, Preet.

I enjoyed your interview with
Masha Gessen.
She has a very evolved outlook.
As do you.
I would like to see America evolve as a truer
"melting pot".
With brains and global outlook and good sense!
Instead of the weird war mongering, regime changing, America we have always been.
And YES... better journalism would certainly help.
Thank you both for doing excellent communications.

Gordonleith ,

Truly great listening

So interesting about the Aubrey case and the wonderful story about Sidney Poitier whom I was fortunate to see at the age of eight his Lillies of the Field.

innovation Toni ,

Ahmad Arbery Case

Great and informative interview for a non-lawyer. I learned so much. Thanks so much Preet.

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