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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.

Stay Tuned with Preet CAFE

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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.

    Note From Preet: It's Still OK To Laugh

    Note From Preet: It's Still OK To Laugh

    A weekly Note from Preet is part of the CAFE Insider membership which includes the exclusive podcast co-hosted by Preet and Anne, and more. To try it free for two weeks, head to CAFE.com/insider and to receive CAFE emails, including links to free episodes, join the list at CAFE.com/Preet

    • 6 min
    Humor in the Time of Corona (with Mike Birbiglia)

    Humor in the Time of Corona (with Mike Birbiglia)

    On this week's episode of Stay Tuned, "Humor in the Time of Corona," Preet answers listener questions about:The impact of COVID-19 on the 2020 Census (and how to fill it out online!)Whether Trump’s suggestion that he would not provide emergency assistance to “unappreciative” governors could be criminal conduct If cable news networks should stop broadcasting Trump’s press conferences on COVID-19Changing the name of the podcast to something more topical


    Then, he’s joined by Mike Birbiglia, who is a comedian, writer, director, and an actor. Birbiglia does not shy away from the tough topics in his work and he shares how comedy has been a tool to help him work through personal struggles with health complications. In this sad and stressful time, Birbiglia reveals how the process of crafting and sharing jokes can be healing and cathartic. His most recent one-man show, The New One, is about the turbulent, and ultimately heartwarming, experience of becoming a parent. [Parental discretion for language and content is advised for this episode.]

      

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

     

    REFERENCES & SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS

    THE Q&AFill out the 2020 census online here2020 Census Operational Adjustments Due to COVID-19“Why Does the Census Matter?,” Council on Foreign Relations, 12/16/19“Trump: Federal Government Doing ‘Hell Of A Job’ And ‘Governors Should Appreciate It,’” Real Clear Politics, 3/27/20 

    THE INTERVIEWGet updates from Mike at Birgbigs.comTip Your Waitstaff 

    BIRBIGLIA SPECIALS & MOVIES“The New One,” Netflix (2019), and the upcoming book in May 2020“Thank God For Jokes,” Netflix (2017)  Don’t Think Twice, Netflix (2016)Sleepwalk With Me, Amazon Prime Video (2012)“Sleepwalk with Me Live,” Spotify (2011)“What I Should Have Said Was Nothing,” Netflix (2008) 

    JOKES & JOKESTERS“Humor in Hard Times,” New York Times, 9/19/09Watch: “Jon Stewart on Comedy in Times of Tragedy,” Bill Moyers Journal (2007)“Where does canned laughter come from – and where did it go?,” BBC, 9/26/16“Please Chuckle Here, New York Magazine, 11/23/11 

    Steven Wright:Watch: “Comic Relief ‘Steven Wright’ Stand Up Comedy 1987”Stephen Wright, Spotify“The Mosaic View Of Comedian Steven Wright,” Wisconsin Public Radio, 3/7/20“Headwaters for a River of Stand-Up,” New York Times, 4/30/14 

    Mitch Hedberg:Mitch Hedberg: “Strategic Grill Locations,” Spotify (2003)“Mitch Hedberg: The Best Pre-Twitter Twitter Comedian,” GQ, 6/4/13“Mitch Hedberg, a Comedian Who Performed Surreal Routines, Dies at 37,” New York Times, 4/1/05 

    Jerry Seinfeld:Jerry Seinfeld’s Comedian, Netflix (2002)Watch: “Seinfeld - Night Guy” 

    Roy Wood Jr:Roy Wood Jr.: “Father Figure,” Amazon Prime Video (2017) 

    LOCKDOWN ENTERTAINMENT RECOMMENDATIONSThe Money Pit, Netflix (1986)The Larry Sanders Show, HBO (1992)The Zen Diaries of Garry Shandling, HBO (2018)Extras, Netflix (2006)

    • 1 hr 16 min
    CAFE Insider 3/31: Fevered Nation

    CAFE Insider 3/31: Fevered Nation

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    In this episode of the CAFE Insider podcast, “Fevered Nation,” co-hosts Preet Bharara and Anne Milgram break down all the latest coronavirus developments, including:

    — The spectacle of the daily White House coronavirus press conferences, and the impact of the President’s repeated false claims on the government’s response effort.

    — The President’s now-abandoned wish to reopen the economy by Easter, and the chaos surrounding his public announcement that he was considering quarantining the entire New York metro area — which he later walked back that same day. 

    — The White House’s deployment of the Defense Production Act to compel General Motors to produce ventilators.

    — The passage of a massive $2 trillion stimulus package, and the importance of effective Congressional oversight over its implementation.




    Amid the round-the-clock coronavirus coverage, there was also this news that would have otherwise wielded much attention: The DOJ’s indictment of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and 13 of his associates on drug trafficking charges.




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    • 54 sec
    Note From Preet: An Outpouring of Outreach; An Inspiring Life

    Note From Preet: An Outpouring of Outreach; An Inspiring Life

    A weekly Note from Preet is part of the CAFE Insider membership which includes the exclusive podcast co-hosted by Preet and Anne, and more. To try it free for two weeks, head to CAFE.com/insider and to receive CAFE emails, including links to free episodes, join the list at CAFE.com/Preet

    • 6 min
    Tracking & Tackling COVID-19 (with Andy Slavitt)

    Tracking & Tackling COVID-19 (with Andy Slavitt)

    On this week’s special episode of Stay Tuned, Preet is joined by Andy Slavitt, who served as the Acting Administrator of Medicare and Medicaid Services during the last two years of the Obama administration. A healthcare industry veteran, Slavitt helped to salvage the maligned Healthcare.gov and worked to improve federal health care data analytics. Since leaving government, Slavitt has remained a critical voice in the battle for healthcare coverage, founding the non-profit United States of Care and the investment firm Town Hall Ventures in 2018. Since the outbreak of COVID-19, Slavitt has been on the front lines—working to acquire healthcare supplies for medical workers, helping to popularize #StayHome, and appearing on TV shows and podcasts to explain how we can flatten the curve.

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    And if you haven’t already, listen to this week’s full episode of the CAFE Insider podcast for free. Juliette Kayyem, President Obama’s Assistant Secretary for Intergovernmental Affairs at the Department of Homeland Security, joins Preet and Anne to discuss the many pertinent issues raised by the coronavirus. Sign up to receive a link to the episode at cafe.com/preet.

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




    REFERENCES & SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS

    THE INTERVIEW“Andy Slavitt Can’t Stop: How a Health Care Wonk Became a Rabble-Rouser, Stat News, 5/25/2017“One-on-One with Andy Slavitt, Board Chair & Founder, United States of Care,” Digital Health Today, 10/17/2018“The Issue,” United States of Care, 2020“What We Do,” Town Hall Ventures, 2020


    TESTING:Andy Slavitt, “Why We Don’t Have Enough Coronavirus Tests,” Medium, 3/24/2020Andy Slavitt, “The Severity of the Next Several Weeks Depends on Our Actions Now,” Medium, 3/22/2020“What Is R0?: Gauging Contagious Infections,” Healthline


    HOSPITAL SUPPLIES:“Our Mission,” Project N95, 2020“Summary of Comprehensive Congressional Proposal for COVID-19,” United States of Care, 3/23/2020Andy Slavitt, “The Outcry From Nurses and Doctors Over the Lack of Protective Gear Will be the Major Story Next Week,” Medium, 3/17/2020


    ECONOMY:Andy Slavitt, “Coronavirus isn't about Trump's stock market and 2020 odds. Or at least it shouldn't be,” USA Today, 3/2/2020“Trump pushes a ‘return to work’ as Kudlow predicts coronavirus stimulus will fuel economic rebound,” CNBC, 3/24/2020


    OBAMA ADMINISTRATION:Sara Rosenbaum, “Medicaid's Role in Caring for Flint: An Update,” Commonwealth Fund, 3/10/16“CMS Announces $66.1 Million to Support Zika Prevention & Treatment Services,” CMS.gov, 11/9/2016“Slavitt Says Goodbye to CMS Staff as Obama Administration Gives Way to Trump,” Healthcare Innovation, 1/20/2017“The Man Who Saved Healthcare.gov Wants a Bipartisan Solution to Healthcare,” Washington Post, 3/16/2017Trump Appears to Throw Shade at Obamacare Site While Announcing National Emergency,” Daily Beast, 3/13/2020“Ex-Obama official fires back: Trump was left with 'global health infrastructure,'” The Hill, 3/15/2020


    EXTRAS:Andy Slavitt on the Al Franken Podcast, 3/22/2020Donald Trump on Mitt Romney’s Coronavirus Test, Twitter, 3/25/2020“Sex and Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19),” NYC.gov, 3/21/2020Bill Gates, “The Next Outbreak? We’re Not Ready,” TED, 3/2015

    • 59 min
    CAFE Insider 3/24: Pandemic Ethics & Glimmers of Hope

    CAFE Insider 3/24: Pandemic Ethics & Glimmers of Hope

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    In this episode of the CAFE Insider podcast, “Pandemic Ethics & Glimmers of Hope,” co-hosts Preet Bharara and Anne Milgram are joined by Juliette Kayyem.

    Kayyem served as President Obama’s Assistant Secretary for Intergovernmental Affairs at the Department of Homeland Security. Drawing on her experience managing crises — including the H1N1 pandemic and the BP oil spill — she helps Preet and Anne break down all of the latest coronavirus developments and issues, including Trump's delayed deployment of the Defense Production Act, and the ethics around the government's response to the pandemic.

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Customer Reviews

Katrina57 ,

A must listen

I’m a listener since the Podcast launch- I’ve learned so much from you and all your guests. Highly recommend this Podcast!
If you’re new to Stay Tuned with Preet, episode 136 will be well worth your time - we can all use a good dose of humor in this difficult time, and the letter Preet reads at the end is so moving, so comforting for those who are separated from their loved ones due to COVID-19, be it as a result of infection, travel or visitation restrictions.
My heartfelt sympathies and prayers for your family with the loss of your father-in-law.

Tang0Alpha ,

Enlightened and Inspired

Been following this podcast since its launch in September 2017. I am in awe of how wonderful and enlightening Stay Tuned with Preet is. Preet BHARARA and Anne MILGRAM are amazing hosts. The topics are educative, timely and relevant. The guests are inspired, knowledgeable, informative and humorous. I am thoroughly hooked and can hardly wait for each weekly episode.
I especially enjoyed this weeks episodes, Making Sense of Mueller’s Charges (with Anne Milgram) and Special Episode: Manafort, Gates, Papadopoulos.
I am a more educated and better informed citizen because of this podcast.
Thank You and Bravo, Mr Bharara!

LoraAuH20 ,

My deepest sympathy

Preet—I am an avid listener and was touched by the personal, heartfelt note you read on the loss of your father in law. You have truly created a community and we are grieving alongside you. Sending my best wishes to you and your family as you pay tribute to a special man and cherish his legacy....Lora Goldwater

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