6 episodes

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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The Chicago 7 Wondery

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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.
All episodes are available now. You can binge the series exclusively, and ad-free, on Wondery+ or on Amazon Music with a Prime membership or Amazon Music Unlimited subscription.

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    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
    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.

    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.

    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.

    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 




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    Where to find Episodes 2-4 of Trial of the Chicago 7

    Where to find Episodes 2-4 of Trial of the Chicago 7

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Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
89 Ratings

89 Ratings

SantaClausIndiana ,

Fascinating

Really good short series. Only exception is if you’re going to “act out” scenes from the story, please hire some actual actors. That part was embarrassing.

Cardioballet ,

As Great as the Film!

I never thought Aaron Sorkin’s brilliant “Trial of the Chicago Seven” could be topped but this podcast is every bit as fascinating as the film..and even more informative! William Kunstler was a Greenwich Village neighbor of mine that I got to know a bit, walking our dogs in the park and 1968 happened when I was becoming acutely aware of political and social unrest and upheaval as a 12 year old in Texas.

It is such a treat to listen to this brilliant podcast and it brings back vivid images, both from Sorkin’s film AND from scenes I saw on TV at the time and heard about later but never fully understood. I can’t get enough of this great podcast! Bravo! Well done!

rankinc ,

Entertaining and factual

A great podcast.

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