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When protesters descended on the Democratic National Convention in Chicago in 1968, they came to peacefully protest racism, politics and the country’s involvement in Vietnam. But the whole world watched as the police beat and arrested protestors. The conflict became the spark that ignited a revolution, and the men who led the protests were put on trial--which came to be known as “the Trial of the Chicago 7.” From Wondery, the makers of American Scandal and American History Tellers, comes this incredible true story about the defendants charged with inciting riots and conspiracy. And the culture war that followed. Hosted by the lawyer, actor, and activist Hill Harper.

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When protesters descended on the Democratic National Convention in Chicago in 1968, they came to peacefully protest racism, politics and the country’s involvement in Vietnam. But the whole world watched as the police beat and arrested protestors. The conflict became the spark that ignited a revolution, and the men who led the protests were put on trial--which came to be known as “the Trial of the Chicago 7.” From Wondery, the makers of American Scandal and American History Tellers, comes this incredible true story about the defendants charged with inciting riots and conspiracy. And the culture war that followed. Hosted by the lawyer, actor, and activist Hill Harper.

    No Fear

    No Fear

    John Froines was one of the Chicago 8. He discusses the protests, the courtroom and his personal memories of Abbie Hoffman, Tom Hayden and Bobby Seale. Plus, his advice for activists today.

    • 21 min
    I Regret Nothing

    I Regret Nothing

    Forced onto a national stage, a twist in the trial turns eight defendants into “the Chicago Seven.” And they put on a world-class performance. 




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    • 40 min
    The Hanging Judge

    The Hanging Judge

    Student leaders, Black Panthers, and counterculture activists are brought up on conspiracy charges and tried as a group, despite their tenuous connections to -- and fundamental disagreements with -- one another.




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    • 33 min
    The Whole World Is Watching

    The Whole World Is Watching

    Outside the 1968 Democratic National Convention, a would-be peaceful protest erupts in violence. Investigators call it a “police riot,” but five months later, the newly elected President Nixon finds someone else to blame.




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    • 46 min
    Introducing: The Trial of the Chicago 7

    Introducing: The Trial of the Chicago 7

    When anti-war demonstrators descended on the Democratic National Convention in Chicago in 1968, they came to peacefully protest racism, politics and the country’s involvement in Vietnam. But the whole world watched as the police beat and arrested those marching peacefully outside the convention. This conflict became the spark that ignited a counter-culture revolution. And the men who led the protests were put on trial, which came to be known as “the Trial of the Chicago 7.” From Wondery, the makers of American Scandal and American History Tellers, comes this incredible true story about the defendants charged with inciting riots and conspiracy. And the culture war that followed. Hosted by the lawyer, actor, and activist Hill Harper.

    Binge all 4 episodes and listen ad free by joining Wondery+ in the Wondery App. https://wondery.app.link/chicago7 

    • 1 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
66 Ratings

66 Ratings

rankinc ,

Entertaining and factual

A great podcast.

nickname_less10 ,

Great - but it’s a rerun

Has anyone noticed these are repurposed episodes from the now defunct legal wars - what’s going with wondry? They make great content but at times episodes disappear from the food and it never explained (e.g. one on one and Legal Wars). Like business wars one person does all the voices - I can see how they can be irritating to some but I enjoy it. Anyway wondery thank you for this content but don’t act like this is new - I listened to these episodes two years ago. And be more transparent with your listeners!

Senorita Anitala ,

The Chicago 7

Execellently done. Thank you!

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