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Stay Tuned with Preet

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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.

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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.

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I always enjoy listening to it and look forward to it

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Preet is the next Terry Gross. Such unexpected, great interviews.

iTunes Ratings

25124 Ratings
Average Ratings
23920
560
224
198
222

Love this podcast

By Leprackon - Jun 09 2019
Read more
I always enjoy listening to it and look forward to it

Check out cafe insider too

By MissTaylorTT - Jun 06 2019
Read more
Preet is the next Terry Gross. Such unexpected, great interviews.
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Stay Tuned with Preet

Updated about 1 month ago

Rank #40 in News & Politics category

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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.

Rank #1: That Time President Trump Fired Me (with Leon Panetta)

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On March 11, 2017 President Donald Trump fired US Attorney Preet Bharara. Preet tells the story in detail for the first time. Then, a conversation with former Secretary of Defense and former CIA Director Leon Panetta about how to clean up a chaotic White House, trade Russian spies, and stand up for what’s right, even if it means defying a president.
Sep 20 2017
43 mins
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Rank #2: The State of the State Department (with Ronan Farrow)

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Ronan Farrow is an author and journalist who just won the Pulitzer Prize for his reporting on Harvey Weinstein. He’s also the author of a new book, The War on Peace: The End of Diplomacy and the Decline of American Influence.  

He speaks with Preet about the prospect of a Secretary of State Pompeo, and why the gutting of the diplomatic corps should worry us all.

And, they talk about Farrow's groundbreaking reporting on the Me Too movement, and the influence of his mother, Mia Farrow.

Plus, Preet explains what Rudy Giuliani’s connections can and can’t do for President Trump.

Do you have a question for Preet? Tweet them to @PreetBharara with the hashtag #askpreet , email staytuned@cafe.com, or call 669-247-7338 and leave a voicemail.

Apr 26 2018
51 mins
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Rank #3: Cohen & Manafort Guilty: What Now? (with Joyce Vance)

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Joyce Vance was the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Alabama during the Obama Administration. She joins Preet to talk through the guilty plea of Donald Trump's former personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, and the conviction of his former campaign chair, Paul Manafort.

Do you have a question for Preet? Tweet them to @PreetBharara with the hashtag #askpreet, email staytuned@cafe.com, or call 669-247-7338 and leave a voicemail.

Aug 22 2018
38 mins
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Rank #4: Putin Enemy #1 (with Bill Browder)

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Bill Browder is a campaigner for justice in Russia. In Helsinki, Vladimir Putin asked for Bill to be handed over to the Russian government - a request that President Trump called "an incredible offer." Bill is back to talk about what’s changed for him, for America and for the world.

Plus, Preet’s take on whether a tweet counts as obstruction of justice.

Do you have a question for Preet? Tweet them to @PreetBharara with the hashtag #askpreet, email staytuned@cafe.com, or call 669-247-7338 and leave a voicemail.

Aug 02 2018
1 hour
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Rank #5: What is the Fifth Risk? (with Michael Lewis)

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Michael Lewis is the author of fifteen books, including Moneyball and The Big Short. His new book, The Fifth Risk, takes on the Trump administration. He speaks with Preet about the dedication of the civil service, Trump’s attack on trust, and the dangers of willful ignorance. 

Plus, Preet’s take on Cohen’s three-year prison sentence. 

Do you have a question for Preet? Tweet them to @PreetBharara with the hashtag #askpreet, email staytuned@cafe.com, or call 669-247-7338 and leave a voicemail.  

Dec 13 2018
55 mins
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Rank #6: The Science of Leadership (with Adam Grant)

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Adam Grant is an organizational psychologist and a professor at the Wharton School. He’s a New York Times bestselling author three times over, and is the co-author of Option B with Sheryl Sandberg. 

His books, and his work, focus on how to cultivate success in an organization, and how people can push back against groupthink. He talks to Preet about how to speak truth to power, what makes a good leader, and what advice he has for people in the West Wing.

Plus, Preet explains whether only clients get attorney-client privilege.

Do you have a question for Preet? Tweet them to @PreetBharara with the hashtag #askpreet, email staytuned@cafe.com, or call 669-247-7338 and leave a voicemail.

Apr 19 2018
58 mins
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Rank #7: Cohen Testimony & Just Mercy (with Bryan Stevenson)

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Bryan Stevenson is a a civil rights attorney who represents prisoners on death row. Described as “America’s Nelson Mandela,” his Equal Justice Initiative, a non-profit law firm based in Alabama, is dedicated to challenging racial injustice and ending mass incarceration. Stevenson is also the author of the New York Times best-selling memoir Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption


REFERENCES AND SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIAL

Q&A

  • Michael Cohen’s prepared opening statement before the House Oversight Committee
  • Michael Cohen’s testimony before the House Oversight Committee
  • An article from the Washington Post about Representative Matt Gaetz’s tweet and the Florida Bar’s investigation 
  • Rule 35 - Correcting or reducing a sentence


Stevenson & EJI


Supreme Court


Congress

  • An article from the Asia Society on the history of Asian exclusion acts
  • History of The Klu Klux Klan Act


Constitutional Amendments


Alabama


Judicial elections

  • An article by Adam Liptak in the NYT on judicial elections, and analysis from The Brennan Center on how judicial elections impact sentencing
  • A 2012 article from the Yale Law Journal, “The Origins of the Elected Prosecutor”
  • Recently elected District Attorneys in Philadelphia, Chicago, Brooklyn, Baltimore


Relevant news

  • An article from the NYT about Virginia officials wearing blackface in the past
  • A timeline from the NYT on Jussie Smollett, plus an update on his role on the TV series, “Empire.” 


Do you have a question for Preet? Tweet it to @PreetBharara with the hashtag #askpreet, email staytuned@cafe.com, or call 669-247-7338 and leave a voicemail. 

Feb 28 2019
1 hour 32 mins
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Rank #8: Nadler's Requests & The Youngest Contender (with Pete Buttigieg)

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Pete Buttigieg is the Mayor of South Bend, Indiana, and a possible candidate for president in 2020. A Rhodes Scholar and U.S. Navy Reserve veteran, Buttigieg was elected at age of 29. He’s the author of a new book, Shortest Way Home: One Mayor’s Challenge and a Model for America’s Future.

REFERENCES AND SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIAL:

Q&A and button

  • The House Judiciary Committee’s Document Requests, issued on 3/4/19, to 81 recipients
  • Representative Jerry Nadler’s interview on This Week (3/3/19), where he says impeachment is “a long way away”
  • An article in the NYT on Bill Clinton’s 1998 impeachment



The Interview –


Buttigieg’s political profile

  • An article from the NYT on the launch of Buttigieg’s Presidential exploratory committee
  • Frank Bruni’s 2016 op-ed, The First Gay President?
  • An article in the New Yorker from 2016 when Obama identifies Buttigieg as a rising Democratic star
  • Buttigieg’s 2015 op-ed, South Bend mayor: Why coming out matters
  • Buttigieg’s 2000 winning essay for “Profiles in Courage” on Bernie Sanders


Philosophers and philosophies

  • An overview of John Rawls’ philosophies, plus his 2002 obituary
  • A history of utilitarianism
  • An overview of Immanuel Kant’s moral philosophy, plus a chapter by Professor Michael Sandal, who helps break down Kantian ethics (and how it compares to a utilitarian perspective)


Labels and etymology

  • A fact check from the Washington Post about the application of the word “socialism,” and its shifting usage in politics (historical and present); Plus analysis from Gallup polls on Americans’ perception of socialism
  • An explanation from Merriam-Webster Dictionary on the origin and etymology of the word “liberal”
  • A definition of “progressive” plus an article from the NYT Magazine analyzing the use of the word “progressive” in politics


Presidential politics and policy

  • Presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar’s announcement, in the middle of a snowstorm
  • An op-ed in the Washington Post about presidents and military service
  • The Intermediate-Range Treaty, plus an explanation from the NYT on the INF Treaty, and what it means that the U.S. is withdrawing from it
  • A video from Ted-Ed on the Electoral College and Congressional Research Service report on its history, plus an article from Politico on the prospect of electoral college reform
  • An article from NBC Chicago on Obama’s Indiana win in 2008


Do you have a question for Preet? Tweet it to @PreetBharara with the hashtag #askpreet, email staytuned@cafe.com, or call 669-247-7338 and leave a voicemail. 

Mar 07 2019
1 hour 6 mins
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Rank #9: D.C. Dramas & Advising Obamas (with Valerie Jarrett)

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On this episode of Stay Tuned, Preet speaks with Valerie Jarrett, President Obama's longest serving adviser and author of "Finding My Voice: My Journey to the West Wing and the Path Forward." Plus, Preet answers your questions about:

  • Donald Trump Jr.'s testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee
  • Attorney General Bill Barr's appointment of Connecticut US Attorney John Durham to look into the origins of the Russia Investigation
  • The fight for President Trump's tax returns


REFERENCES & SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS

Q&A

Trump’s tax returns


Donald Trump Jr. testimony

  • “Donald Trump Jr. has agreed to appear for limited closed door session with Senate Intel committee,” ABC News, 5/14/19
  • “Judiciary chairman says Trump Jr. should plead the Fifth to Intelligence panel,” The Washington Post, 5/13/19


John Durham

  • “Barr’s pick to investigate the Mueller probe’s origins has a history of penetrating the FBI,” Washington Post, 5/14/19


THE INTERVIEW

Valerie Jarrett


Chicago mayors: Harold Washington & Richard Daley


Chicago politics

  • “Is Chicago really that corrupt? Yes,” Chicago Tribune, 12/14/16
  • “How Chicago Politics Produced A Deeply Entrenched Culture Of Corruption,” WBUR, 2/28/19


Barack Obama

  • “In 2000, a Streetwise Veteran Schooled a Bold Young Obama,” New York Times, 9/9/07
  • “Stunner in N.H.: Clinton defeats Obama,” NBC News, 1/9/08
  • “Barack Obama’s New Hampshire Primary Speech,” New York Times, 1/8/08
  • The Audacity of Hope, Penguin Random House, 2007
  • “Senator Barack Obama 2004 Democratic National Convention Keynote Speech,” C-SPAN, 7/27/04
  • “The Speech,” Chicago Magazine, 5/29/07
  • “Even-Keeled Obama Built Image On Bridging Divides,” NPR, 9/25/08
  • “Rep. Wilson shouts, 'You lie' to Obama during speech,” CNN, 9/10/09


Rahm Emanuel

  • “Emanuel Wields Power Freely, and Faces the Risks,” New York Times, 8/15/09


BUTTON

  • Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing Transcript, 5/17/07
  • “Former Justice Deputy Describes Political Clash,” NPR, 5/15/07
  • “Bombings in Madrid: The Attack; 10 Bombs Shatter Trains in Madrid, Killing 192,” New York Times, 3/12/04


Do you have a question for Preet? Tweet it to @PreetBharara with the hashtag #askpreet, email staytuned@cafe.com, or call 669-247-7338 and leave a voicemail.

May 16 2019
1 hour 12 mins
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Rank #10: The Mueller Report (with Anne Milgram)

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Preet and his guest, Anne Milgram, the former New Jersey Attorney General and co-host of the CAFE Insider podcast, analyze the newly released Mueller report.

Bonus analysis from today’s episode is available for CAFE Insider members. To join the Insider community and hear the rest of this conversation—plus receive access to Insider podcasts, a newsletter, and more—head to cafe.com/insider


REFERENCES AND SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS

  • The (redacted) Mueller report
  • Bill Barr’s press conference, plus the transcript of his remarks
  • The 1973 and 2000 Office of Legal Counsel memos regarding DOJ policy on indicting a sitting President


Do you have a question for Preet? Tweet it to @PreetBharara with the hashtag #askpreet, email staytuned@cafe.com, or call 669-247-7338 and leave a voicemail.

Apr 19 2019
45 mins
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Rank #11: The Fate of the World in 2019 (with Ian Bremmer)

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Ian Bremmer is the president and founder of Eurasia Group, a political risk analysis and consulting firm. He’s a foreign affairs columnist and editor-at-large at Time, and a global research professor at NYU. He’s written nine books, most recently Us vs. Them: The Failure of Globalism. Bremmer speaks with Preet about Eurasia's annual report anticipating the top risks facing the globe in 2019.

Plus, Preet’s thoughts on Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein’s plan to resign and the redaction fail in Manafort's defense memo.

Mentioned on this episode of Stay Tuned:

-       Eurasia Group Top Risks 2019 report

-       The United States and Mexico assistance program to reduce migration from Central America

-       Former Stay Tuned guest Hasan Minhaj’s Patriot Act banned from Saudi Arabia

-       Trump’s decision to withdraw troops from Syria

-       National Security Adviser John Bolton’s alternative Syria plan

-       The future of The Trans-Pacific Partnership

-       Defining globalism

And to visit the CAFE shop, head to shop.cafe.com 

 This interview was taped on 1/8/19.

Do you have a question for Preet? Tweet it to @PreetBharara with the hashtag #askpreet, email staytuned@cafe.com, or call 669-247-7338 and leave a voicemail.

Jan 10 2019
1 hour 2 mins
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Rank #12: Why I Quit the GOP (with Steve Schmidt)

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Steve Schmidt was a top Republican strategist - until he left the party this June. He joins Preet to talk about Trump's appeal, the silence of Congressional Republicans, and what's next for principled conservatives. 

Plus, Preet's thoughts on the fireworks at the Paul Manafort trial. 

Do you have a question for Preet? Tweet them to @PreetBharara with the hashtag #askpreet, email staytuned@cafe.com, or call 669-247-7338 and leave a voicemail.

Aug 09 2018
1 hour
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Rank #13: Campaign "Spying" & the Ways and Means of Power (with Bob Caro)

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Stay Tuned Episode 04/11/19

Bob Caro, the two-time Pulitzer-Prize winning author whose biographies of Robert Moses and LBJ double as studies of political power, joins Preet to kick off a special Stay Tuned series of conversations with writers about their craft, their lives, and life lessons. Caro’s new book is called Working


WEBBY AWARDS

Stay Tuned with Preet has been nominated for a Webby Award for the best individual episode of a podcast. The selection is Preet’s interview with Bill Browder, a financier who became the driving force behind the Magnitsky Act and is now often described as President Putin’s #1 foe.

If you haven’t already, check out the episode, and cast your vote for Stay Tuned at webbyawards.com, in the podcast category. We appreciate your support!


REFERENCES & SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS

Check out Preet’s book, “Doing Justice”!

Like the Q&A at the top of Stay Tuned? Check out CAFE Insider, which includes a weekly podcast from Preet and his co-host Anne Milgram on the latest news at the intersection of law and politics.


THE Q&A

Bill Barr & the Mueller Report

  • “William Barr Testimony Highlights: Attorney General Says He Thinks ‘Spying Did Occur’ on Trump Campaign,” NYT, 4/10/19
  • “William Barr Says Mueller Report Will Be Public ‘Within a Week,’” NYT, 4/9/19
  • “Limited information Barr has shared about Russia investigation frustrated some on Mueller’s team,” WaPo, 4/4/19
  • “William Barr’s Choices,” New Yorker, 4/7/19
  • Rule 6, The Grand Jury, Legal Information Institute
  • AG Bill Barr’s letter summarizing Mueller’s principal conclusions


Kirstjen Nielsen & the “Acting” Cabinet

  • “Kirstjen Nielsen Resigns as Trump’s Homeland Security Secretary,” NYT, 4/7/19
  • “Trump relies on acting Cabinet officials more than most presidents. It’s not an accident,” WaPo, 4/8/19
  • “Nominations: A Historical Overview,” United States Senate


THE INTERVIEW

Robert Caro

Books:


Senate Desks

  • “Desk Jockeying in the Senate Creates a Hotbed of Intrigue,” WSJ, 1/7/03
  • “Names Listed inside the Desk Drawer,” Senate Chamber Desks


Robert Moses

  • “Robert Moses: An Atlantic Portrait,” The Atlantic, Feb 1939
  • “Robert Moses, Builder, Left Behind His Power Tool,” NYT, 2/14/07
  • “Robert Moses, Master Builder, Is Dead at 92,” NYT, 7/30/81
  • “One Man's Dream, Blissful Jones Beach Is Like No Other Place,” NYT, 9/28/97
  • “Robert Moses and the decline of the NYC subway system,” Curbed, 7/27/17
  • “Cross Bronx Expressway: Historical Overview,” NYC Roads


Lyndon B. Johnson


LBJ Speech Writers

  • “The LBJ the Nation Seldom Saw,” LBJ Presidential Library, former LFB speechwriter Rob Hardesty
  • “Richard Goodwin: The Speechwriter Who Named the ‘Great Society,’” Politico, 12/30/18
  • “Horace Busby, 76, Ex-White House Aide and Johnson Adviser,” NYT, 6/3/00


Al Smith

  • “Alfred E. Smith Dies Here at 70; 4 Times Governor,” NYT, 10/4/44
  • “Frank and Al: A Tale of two New Yorks,” Politico, 3/4/14


R.P. Blackmur


Anthony Trollope


Bob Woodward

  • “Bob Woodward Gets to the Bottom of Things: Timeless Investigative Journalism,” Writer’s Digest, August 1996


Belle Moskowitz


THE BUTTON

Kurt Vonnegut

  • “Kurt Vonnegut, Writer of Classics of the American Counterculture, Dies at 84,” NYT, 4/11/07


Books:

William Goldman


Do you have a question for Preet? Tweet it to @PreetBharara with the hashtag #askpreet, email staytuned@cafe.com, or call 669-247-7338 and leave a voicemail.

Apr 11 2019
1 hour 17 mins
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Rank #14: Sanctions, Secrets and Security (with David Cohen)

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Guest: David Cohen is the former Deputy Director of the CIA and former Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence in the U.S. Department of the Treasury. He’s currently a partner at WilmerHale.

*Interview taped on 1/14/19. 

On this episode of Stay Tuned, Preet and David discuss:

-        The latest reporting from the New York Times and the Washington Post on Trump and Russia

-        The key components of a successful sanctions program and the Trump administration’s approach to Russia and North Korea

-        The persisting threat of jihadist ideology

-        America’s influence in the world

References made in the episode:

-        David Frum’s article about issuing a subpoena to the president’s interpreter

-        Vanita Gupta’s article, “Bill Barr Must Not Be Sessions 2.0 on Civil Rights”

-        The Washington Post report on Trump’s private conversations with Putin

-        The New York Times reporting the FBI started a counterintelligence inquiry into Trump

-        Preet’s tweet on Trump and NATO

-        Report that the Trump Administration decided to lift sanctions imposed on the Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska’s companies

-        The SDNY’s Reza Zarrab case

-        The 2018 Chicago Council on Global Affairs report, “America Engaged”

-        The joint statement issued by President Trump and Chairman Kim Jong Un after June’s 2018 Summit in Singapore

-        Trump’s declaration of love to Kim Jong Un

-        John Brennan’s twitter feed

-        The Wall Street Journal story on Turkey seeking the extradition of basketball player Enes Kanter

Do you have a question for Preet? Tweet it to @PreetBharara with the hashtag #askpreet, email staytuned@cafe.com, or call 669-247-7338 and leave a voicemail.

Jan 17 2019
1 hour 9 mins
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Rank #15: Barr Testimony & Accidental Presidents (with Jared Cohen)

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Barr Testimony & Accidental Presidents


THE Q&A

Bill Barr & Bob Mueller

  • Bill Barr’s hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee
  • Attorney General Bill Barr’s letter summarizing Mueller’s principal conclusions
  • Bob Mueller’s March 27th letter to Bill Barr
  • “Mueller complained that Barr’s letter did not capture ‘context’ of Trump probe,” Washington Post, 4/30/19
  • “Trump asked his lawyer to cross legal lines. The Mueller report shows how he pushed back,” Washington Post, 4/19/19
  • “William Barr Testimony Highlights: Attorney General Says He Thinks ‘Spying Did Occur’ on Trump Campaign,” New York Times, 4/10/19


Arnold Schwarzenegger


THE INTERVIEW

Jared Cohen

  • Accidental Presidents: Eight Men Who Changed America, Simon & Schuster
  • Children of Jihad: A Young American’s Travels Among the Youth of the Middle East, Penguin Random House
  • Jigsaw
  • “Can Alphabet’s Jigsaw Solve Google’s Most Vexing Problems?,” Fast Company, 10/22/17


The Role of the Vice President

  • “Vice President of the United States (President of the Senate),” United States Senate
  • “‘His Accidency’: The first president to die in office and the Constitutional confusion that followed,” Washington Post, 3/31/19
  • “The U.S. Vice President and Foreign Policy,” Council on Foreign Relations, 9/22/16
  • “How The Value Of The Vice Presidential Pick Has Evolved,” NBC News, 7/13/16
  • “How the vice president became a powerful and influential White House player,” Washington Post, 7/20/16
  • “Why VPs Matter Less Than You Think,” Politico Magazine, 4/11/1
  • “How F.D.R.’s Death Changed the Vice-Presidency,” New Yorker, 4/17/15
  • “Here are a bunch of awful things vice presidents have said about being No. 2,” Washington Post, 10/3/14


Lyndon B. Johnson


Theodore Roosevelt

  • “The Life of Theodore Roosevelt,” National Park Service
  • “Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace,” National Park Service
  • “Municipal Administration: The New York Police Force,” The Atlantic, September 1897
  • “How This Photo of Theodore Roosevelt in Hunting Gear Helped Jump-Start the American Conservation Movement,” Time, 5/1/18


Harry Truman & his Secretaries of State


Yalta


Calvin Coolidge


Millard Fillmore


William Harrison


Chester Arthur


The Assassinations of Presidents

  • “President's Assassin Shot To Death In Jail Corridor By A Dallas Citizen; Grieving Throngs View Kennedy Bier,” New York Times, November 1963
  • “Close calls: when American presidents diced with death,” The Guardian, 4/6/19


Sarah Palin

  • “Analysis: Palin rocked campaign, for good and bad,” CNN, 11/6/08


2020 Election

  • “In the 2020 election, an age-old question looms,” Washington Post, 12/3/18


Historians


Adam McKay


Do you have a question for Preet? Tweet it to @PreetBharara with the hashtag #askpreet, email staytuned@cafe.com, or call 669-247-7338 and leave a voicemail.

May 02 2019
1 hour 5 mins
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Rank #16: Manafort & The Retreat of Western Liberalism (with Ed Luce)

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Ed Luce is the Washington columnist and commentator for the Financial Times.

This interview was taped on 3/12

REFERENCES AND SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIAL

From Q&A:

Manafort

  • An article from the NYT on Manafort’s sentencing by Judge Amy Berman Jackson in D.C.
  • A comment from Manafort’s lawyer, Kevin Downing, suggesting his client was selectively prosecuted
  • An indictment of Paul Manafort by the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office; plus an article from the NYT on the DA’s charges


College Admissions Scandal

  • Listener question from Still Paul
  • The college admissions scandal indictment, and a report from NPR about the scandal 
  • The Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) statute, plus an article from the NYT about RICO lawsuits


DOJ policy on indicting a president

  • The 1973 and 2000 Office of Legal Counsel memos


From the interview:

Luce

  • Luce’s most recent book, The Retreat of Western Liberalism
  • Luce’s Financial Times op-ed, “America’s unexpected socialist dawn,” plus Luce’s op-ed page


Trump

  • An article from Vox on Michael Cohen’s closing statement from his 2/27 testimony before Congress, including his remarks on 2020
  • A list from NPR of strongmen Trump has praised


Negative partisanship

  • An op-ed from the Washington Post about negative partisanship and Newt Gingrich
  • A paper by Emory political scientists Alan Abramowitz and Steven Webster, “All Politics is National: The Rise of Negative Partisanship and the Nationalization of U.S. House and Senate Elections in the 21st Century” 


Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC)

  • An article from the Washington Post comparing AOC and DJT’s social media strategy
  • The most recent resolution outlining the Green New Deal, and a report from NPR on the Deal and its origin


Institutional Trust

  • An article in The Atlantic on declining levels of trust in institutions across the globe


Britain

  • A brief explanation of Britain’s constitutional monarchy
  • An update from the NYT on Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit Plan
  • Britain’s Attorney General Geoffrey Cox’s tweet, “Bollocks,” in response to a critique
  • A procedural explanation of the Prime Minister’s Questions, which you can watch here. Plus, an article in the Guardian recounting its history (including Harold Macmillan’s queasiness)
  • An op-ed from the NYT imagining a Prime Minister’s Questions session in the U.S.


Hungary

  • An article in the NYT about Hungary’s eroding democracy


India

  • An article from Bloomberg on India’s upcoming election, the largest exercise of democracy on the planet


China

  • An article in Foreign Affairs on communist China’s capitalist development


Socialism

  • An article from The Atlantic on Trump’s application of the term “socialist”
  • An article from the NYT on Teddy Roosevelt’s crusade for the inheritance tax
  • An article in the NYT about Sweden’s response to the banking crisis


Media

  • An article from Bloomberg on the decline of local news, and the subsequent consequences


Vocabulary

  • Bollocks = nonsense
  • Sui generis = constituting a class alone; unique


Do you have a question for Preet? Tweet it to @PreetBharara with the hashtag #askpreet, email staytuned@cafe.com, or call 669-247-7338 and leave a voicemail.

Mar 14 2019
1 hour 14 mins
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Rank #17: Making Sense of Mueller’s Charges (with Anne Milgram)

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Three days after Robert Mueller's charges against members of the Trump campaign were revealed, Preet talks with Anne Milgram, who has worked closely with Mueller and his investigators as a former Attorney General for the state of New Jersey and federal prosecutor. Together they explain in detail how a massive investigation like Mueller's works, and they make their most educated guesses as to what might happen next and who might be targeted.
Do you have a question for Preet? Tweet them to @PreetBharara or call 669-247-7338 and leave a voicemail.
Nov 02 2017
57 mins
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Rank #18: Blame Today On the 70s (with Kevin Kruse and Julian Zelizer)

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Guests: 

Kevin Kruse is a Professor of History at Princeton University. 

Julian Zelizer is a Professor of History and Public Affairs at Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.


 *Interview taped on 1/21/19.

On this episode of Stay Tuned, Kevin and Julian discuss:

  • Their new book Fault Lines: A History of the United States Since 1974 that traces the history of today’s economic, political and social divisions


  • The legacy of civil rights movements and Martin Luther King, Jr.


  • The role of Twitter historians and their obligation to speak up and correct misinformation

References made in the episode:


  • Kruse and Zelizer’s Washington Post op-ed on The Fairness Doctrine



  • A 2000 poll asking people if they were in the top 1%; read David Brooks analysis of the results


  • Zelizer’s op-ed on Pence’s invocation of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s words


  • Martin Luther King, Jr.’s I Have A Dream speech



  • Kevin’s debut Twitter thread on Southern Democrats


  • Enes Kanter’s Stay Tuned video

Do you have a question for Preet? Tweet it to @PreetBharara with the hashtag #askpreet, email staytuned@cafe.com, or call 669-247-7338 and leave a voicemail.

Jan 24 2019
59 mins
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Rank #19: Contempt & The Court (with Joan Biskupic)

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Contempt & The Court (with Joan Biskupic)


REFERENCES AND SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS

THE Q&A

Perjury


OLC Opinions

  • The 1973 and 2000 Office of Legal Counsel memos on indicting a sitting President


Executive Privilege & the subpoena fights

  • Attorney General Bill Barr’s letter to the President about executive privilege
  • “Trump Asserts Executive Privilege Over Full Mueller Report,” The New York Times, 5/8/19
  • “Trump Vows Stonewall of ‘All’ House Subpoenas, Setting Up Fight Over Powers,” The New York Times, 4/24/19
  • “McConnell on Mueller report: 'Case closed',” Politico, 5/7/19
  • “House Judiciary Committee Unveils Investigation into Threats Against the Rule of Law,” US House Committee on The Judiciary


Signed Prosecutors Letter

  • “Statement By Former Federal Prosecutors,” Medium, 5/6/19


THE INTERVIEW

Chief Justice John Roberts

  • The Chief: The Life and Turbulent Times of Chief Justice John Roberts, BasicBooks
  • “President Names Roberts as Choice for Chief Justice,” The New York Times, 9/6/05
  • Roberts Confirmation Hearing, C-SPAN, 9/12/05
  • Roberts’ Confirmation Hearings Conclude, National Public Radio, 9/15/05
  • “Court Nominee's Life Is Rooted in Faith and Respect for Law,” The New York Times, 7/21/05
  • “Senate Roll Call on Roberts Nomination,” The New York Times, 9/29/05
  • “Files From Roberts' Reagan Years Are Released,” LATimes, 8/16/05
  • “No More Mr. Nice Guy,” The New Yorker, 5/18/09
  • “Rebuking Trump’s criticism of ‘Obama judge,’ Chief Justice Roberts defends judiciary as ‘independent,’” The Washington Post, 11/21/18


Chief Justice Charles Hughes


Chief Justice William Rehnquist


Justice Sonia Sotomayor

  • Breaking In: The Rise of Sonia Sotomayor and the Politics of Justice, MacMillan
  • “Sotomayor Confirmed by Senate, 68-31,” The New York Times, 8/6/09


Justice Elena Kagan

  • “Elena Kagan moves up to big-game hunting with Antonin Scalia,” Washington Post, 7/1/13
  • “Kagan’s life an undeviating course to high court,” NBCNews, 6/27/10


Justice Sandra Day O’Connor

  • Sandra Day O’Connor: How the First Woman on the Court Became Its Most Influential Justice, HarperCollins
  • Lazy B: Growing Up On A Cattle Branch in the American Southwest, Penguin Random House
  • “O’Connor to resign from Supreme Court,” CNN, 7/1/05
  • “William proposed. Sandra said no. They reunited on the Supreme Court,” The Washington Post, 10/31/18


Justice Antonin Scalia

  • American Original: The Life and Constitution of Supreme Court Justice, MacMillan
  • “Supreme Confidence,” The New Yorker, 3/28/05
  • “BFFs Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Antonin Scalia agree to disagree,” LA Times, 6/22/15
  • “Justice Scalia and Mr. Cheney,” The New York Times, 2/28/04
  • “Scalia Angrily Defends His Duck Hunt With Cheney,” The New York Times, 3/18/04
  • Scalia’s smoking at his confirmation hearing
  • Scalia’s confirmation hearing, C-SPAN, 8/5/86
  • “In Memoriam: Justice Antonin Scalia,” Harvard Law Review, 5/8/19


Justice Anthony Kennedy

  • “Justice Kennedy, the pivotal swing vote on the Supreme Court, announces his retirement,” The Washington Post, 6/27/18
  • “A Brief History Of Anthony Kennedy's Swing Vote — And The Landmark Cases It Swayed,” National Public Radio, 6/27/18
  • “Tracing the Meaning of ‘Swing Vote’ as Justice Kennedy Retires,” Wall Street Journal, 7/6/18


Justice David Souter

  • “Souter known as low-key, fierce defender of individual rights,” CNN, 5/1/09


Robert Bork


The Supreme Court


2019-2020 Supreme Court Cases

  • Supreme 2019-2020 Term, Oyez
  • “2019's Supreme Court cases to watch,” Axios, 4/23/19


The Census Case: Department of Commerce v. New York

  • Department of Commerce v. New York (Argued on 4/23/19), SCOTUSblog
  • “Argument analysis: Divided court seems ready to uphold citizenship question on 2020 census,’ SCOTUSblog, 4/23/19


The Muslim Ban: Trump v. Hawaii

  • Trump v. Hawaii (2018), Oyez


Voting Rights: Shelby County v. Holder

  • Shelby County v. Holder (2013), Oyez
  • “Supreme Court Invalidates Key Part of Voting Rights Act,” The New York Times, 6/25/13


School integration:


The Affordable Care Act: King v. Burwell

  • King v. Burwell (2015), Oyez
  • “The inside story of how John Roberts negotiated to save Obamacare,” CNN, 3/25/19
  • “Affordable Care Act survives Supreme Court challenge,” The Washington Post, 6/25/15


Abortion

  • Roe v. Wade (1973), Oyez
  • “Justices won’t hear states’ appeal over Planned Parenthood,” AP News, 12/10/18


Do you have a question for Preet? Tweet it to @PreetBharara with the hashtag #askpreet, email staytuned@cafe.com, or call 669-247-7338 and leave a voicemail.

May 09 2019
1 hour 15 mins
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Rank #20: Mueller Medley & What's Life Worth? (with Ken Feinberg)

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Ken Feinberg, perhaps America’s most renowned mediator, joins Preet for a wide-ranging discussion about his unique role in the American legal system: the Special Master of victim compensation funds set up in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks, the Virginia Tech shooting, the BP oil spill, and many other disasters that pose particular challenges for the courts. Plus, Feinberg shares stories from his early career working in the Senate for the late Senator Ted Kennedy.


REFERENCES & SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS

THE Q&A

Friendship

  • “Barr v. Mueller: Friends pitted against each other,” Politico, 4/18/19
  • “Comey: I’m ‘not friends’ with Mueller,” Politico, 12/8/18


Don McGahn

  • “Ex-White House Counsel Don McGahn Emerges as Key Obstruction Witness,” Bloomberg, 4/18/19
  • An excerpt of Rudy Giuliani’s interview on CNN’s “State of the Union,” and a transcript of the interview
  • “The Trump team still maintains Trump didn’t try to fire Mueller. Mueller disagrees,” Washington Post, 4/22/19


Rod Rosenstein

  • Bill Barr and Rod Rosenstein’s press conference
  • “Internet mocks Rod Rosenstein's 'hostage stare,’” CNN, 4/19/19
  • “How Rod Rosenstein Protects the Mueller Investigation,” Lawfare, 9/27/18


Lawyers’ Lawyers


Subpoena

  • "Subpoena,” Legal Information Institute
  • “Testing of a President: The Overview; Clinton Agrees to Testify for Lewinsky Grand Jury; Starr Retracts Subpeona,” NYT, 7/30/98
  • “Robert Mueller Let Donald Trump Duck Direct Questions About Obstruction,” New Yorker, 4/18/19


THE INTERVIEW

Ken Feinberg

  • Who Gets What: Fair Compensation after Tragedy and Financial Upheaval, Public Affairs, 2012
  • “Take a Number,” Washington Post, 3/11/02
  • “Just Money,” New York Times Magazine, 12/8/02
  • “Meet Ken Feinberg, the Master of Disasters,” Observer, 3/9/16
  • “Veterans Accept $180 Million Pact on Agent Orange,” NYT, 5/8/84
  • “What do the Church’s Victims Deserve?,” NYT, 4/8/19


Senator Ted Kennedy & The Senate

  • “'The Last Great Senate: Courage and Statesmanship in Times of Crisis,’ by Ira Shapiro,” Washington Post, 4/20/12
  • “How did John McCain and Ted Kennedy find common ground? ‘They listened,’” PBS NewsHour, 8/29/18
  • “Kenneth Feinberg Oral History, Counsel, Senate Judiciary Committee; chief of staff to EMK,” Edward M. Kennedy Institute, 2016


Tort System


Judge Weinstein & Sentencing Guidelines

  • Federal Sentencing Guidelines: 2008 manual
  • “This Judge Defends ‘Unredeemable’ Even as He Sends Them to Prison,” NYT, 12/8/17
  • “From the Bench, a New Look at Punishment,” NYT, 8/26/15


THE BUTTON

  • Video from Lyra McKee’s funeral
  • “A Journalist's Killing in Northern Ireland Comes As Tensions Threaten to Boil Over,” Time, 4/24/19
  • “Member of IRA splinter group arrested over killing of Northern Ireland journalist Lyra McKee,” CBS News, 4/23/19


Do you have a question for Preet? Tweet it to @PreetBharara with the hashtag #askpreet, email staytuned@cafe.com, or call 669-247-7338 and leave a voicemail.

Apr 25 2019
1 hour 16 mins
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