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Legal Wars

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Rank #69 in Business category

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The courtroom can be a battlefield over money, people’s rights, and even their lives. For some cases, the consequences can affect us long after the verdict is read. Based on extensive interviews and court transcripts, Wondery’s new podcast LEGAL WARS puts you inside the jury box of some of the most famous court cases in American history, including Hulk Hogan’s courtroom wrestling match with Gawker, the battle for free speech on the internet, and the Rodney King trial that set off the LA Riots. Host Hill Harper, actor and Harvard Law School graduate, brings you the drama, the larger-than-life characters, and the real-world impact these cases had on our society.

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The courtroom can be a battlefield over money, people’s rights, and even their lives. For some cases, the consequences can affect us long after the verdict is read. Based on extensive interviews and court transcripts, Wondery’s new podcast LEGAL WARS puts you inside the jury box of some of the most famous court cases in American history, including Hulk Hogan’s courtroom wrestling match with Gawker, the battle for free speech on the internet, and the Rodney King trial that set off the LA Riots. Host Hill Harper, actor and Harvard Law School graduate, brings you the drama, the larger-than-life characters, and the real-world impact these cases had on our society.

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Superior Voice Acting.

By latenightbaseball - May 08 2019
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Love the way you are able to capture each character and make the stories come alive.

Please don’t end it!!!

By bullet dodged - May 08 2019
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I really enjoy this podcast. Hill Harper is very entertaining and I am learning a lot.

iTunes Ratings

1524 Ratings
Average Ratings
1131
155
85
75
78

Superior Voice Acting.

By latenightbaseball - May 08 2019
Read more

Love the way you are able to capture each character and make the stories come alive.

Please don’t end it!!!

By bullet dodged - May 08 2019
Read more

I really enjoy this podcast. Hill Harper is very entertaining and I am learning a lot.

Cover image of Legal Wars

Legal Wars

Updated 21 days ago

Rank #69 in Business category

Read more

The courtroom can be a battlefield over money, people’s rights, and even their lives. For some cases, the consequences can affect us long after the verdict is read. Based on extensive interviews and court transcripts, Wondery’s new podcast LEGAL WARS puts you inside the jury box of some of the most famous court cases in American history, including Hulk Hogan’s courtroom wrestling match with Gawker, the battle for free speech on the internet, and the Rodney King trial that set off the LA Riots. Host Hill Harper, actor and Harvard Law School graduate, brings you the drama, the larger-than-life characters, and the real-world impact these cases had on our society.

Warning: This podcast is a series podcast

This means episodes are recommended to be heard in order from the very start. Here's the 10 best episodes of the series anyway though!

Rank #1: Hogan v Gawker - Totally Not Angry | 3

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Closing arguments, a verdict, and a surprising revelation. Support us by supporting our sponsors! Audible - Get a 30-day free trial and a free audiobook when you visit them at audible.com/legalwars

Oct 11 2018
29 mins
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Rank #2: Twin Towers - The Towers Fall | 1

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A massive tragedy leads to a billion dollar business dilemma when Larry Silverstein takes out a 99-year-lease on the World Trade Center. Support us by supporting our sponsors! Zip Recruiter - Get a free trial and learn how to hire smarter when you visit them at ziprecruiter.com/legalwars

Oct 18 2018
23 mins
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Rank #3: Chicago 8 - I, Pigasus | 1

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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.

Jan 10 2019
46 mins
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Rank #4: The Goldwater Rule - In Your Heart, You Know He’s Right | 1

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People running for president often have a lot of enemies. But rarely do they get an exact count. So when a muckraking magazine publishes a story titled “1,189 Psychiatrists Say Goldwater is Psychologically Unfit to Be President!,” the 1964 Republican Presidential nominee, Barry Goldwater cries libel.

Feb 07 2019
27 mins
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Rank #5: The Scopes Trial - Evolution: Bad for Students, Great for Business | 1

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What began as a scheme concocted in the back room of a Tennessee drugstore, has snowballed into a legal circus. Two of the country’s most prestigious lawyers are going head to head before a national audience, with God, man and monkey on trial. Support us by supporting our sponsors! Hair Club - Go to HairClub.com/LEGALWARS today for a free hair analysis AND a free take home hair kit!

Mar 14 2019
28 mins
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Rank #6: Pharma Bro - Bad Bet | 1

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Financial boy-wonder Martin Shkreli makes big bets with other people’s money, and loses—again and again. Support us by supporting our sponsors! Brooklinen - Get $20 off and free shipping by going to Brooklinen.com/LegalWars

Dec 06 2018
26 mins
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Rank #7: Twin Towers - Silence is not Assent | 2

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Under the cloud of emotion, the jury must decide if the World Trade Center disaster is one event or two. Support us by supporting our sponsors! HelloFresh - Get $60 off your first three meals by going to hellofresh.com/legalwars60 and entering promo code Legal Wars 60

Oct 25 2018
21 mins
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Rank #8: Pharma Bro - Jury of His Jeers | 2

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Shkreli becomes the most hated man in America for reasons that, ironically, have nothing to do with his indictment. Support this show by supporting our sponsors! Quip - Get your first refill pack free by visiting GetQuip.com/LegalWars

Dec 13 2018
28 mins
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Rank #9: Electronic Frontier - The Problem with Snuffle | 1

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Bernstein tries to free his code from government censorship by hiring the Electronic Freedom Foundation to take on his case.

Nov 01 2018
29 mins
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Rank #10: Pharma Bro - The Bro Goes Down | 3

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Inside the courtroom, Shkreli keeps his mouth shut, but outside and online, he’s still letting it run, even as he approaches sentencing. Support us by supporting our sponsors! Brooklinen - Get $20 and free shipping when you use promo code Legal Wars at Brooklinen.com Hair Club - Visit HairClub.com/LegalWars for a free hair analysis and a free kit.

Dec 20 2018
30 mins
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Rank #11: The Goldwater Rule - In Your Guts, You Know He’s Nuts | 2

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There’s no question: the statements Fact magazine published about Barry Goldwater were strange, inflammatory, and seriously damaging. But were they true? In 1968, the Arizona Senator and his family take the stand to sort Fact from fiction.

Feb 14 2019
28 mins
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Rank #12: Monkey Selfie - Bungle in the Jungle | 1

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When a man leaves his camera within a monkey’s reach, the selfie that results sets off an unusual copyright case. Support us by supporting our sponsors! Quip - Get your first refill pack free by visiting GetQuip.com/LegalWars

Nov 22 2018
29 mins
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Rank #13: The Goldwater Rule - Fact | 3

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The freedom of the press is safe, right? The publisher of Fact magazine certainly thinks so. But Barry Goldwater’s legal team argue that the magazine has crossed a line and should pay for it.Goldwater v. Ginzburg will ultimately establish new limits on what mainstream media can write about  famous people. Support us by supporting our sponsors! Hair Club - Go to HairClub.com/LEGALWARS today for a free hair analysis AND a free take home hair kit

Feb 21 2019
30 mins
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Rank #14: Electronic Frontier - Code Word | 2

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The EFF team makes a high risk move in their with their legal strategy against the government in this pivotal internet case Support this show by supporting our sponsors! Audible - Gift Audible to someone on your list! Go to Audible.com/LEGALWARS or text "Legal Wars" to 500-500 to get started. ZipRecruiter - Go to ZipRecruiter.com/legalwars to find your next great hire.

Nov 08 2018
28 mins
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Rank #15: Chicago 8 - The Hanging Judge | 2

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The Chicago 8 are brought up on conspiracy charges and tried as a group, despite their tenuous connections to and fundamental disagreements with each other.

Jan 17 2019
33 mins
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Rank #16: Monkey Selfie - Monkey Business | 2

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Judges try to determine who Naruto’s “next friend” and who can legally profit from the monkey’s art. Support us by supporting our sponsors! Brooklinen - Get $20 off and free shipping by going to Brooklinen.com/LegalWars Hair Club - Visit HairClub.com/LegalWars for a free hair analysis and a free kit.

Nov 29 2018
31 mins
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Rank #17: Chicago 8 - I Regret Nothing | 3

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Forced onto a national stage, the Chicago 7 put on a world-class performance.  

Jan 24 2019
40 mins
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Rank #18: Electronic Frontier - Interview: Freedom on the Internet | 3

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Electronic Freedom Foundation lawyer Cindy Cohn discusses dangers and current day legal battles to keep the internet free. Support us by supporting our sponsors! Brooklinen - Get $20 and free shipping when you use promo code Legal Wars at Brooklinen.com

Nov 15 2018
46 mins
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Rank #19: The Goldwater Rule - Verdict | 4

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Stanley Arkin was a lawyer for Fact Magazine’s Warren Boroson in the Goldwater libel suit. He shares his thoughts on the case. Plus, why he doesn’t disagree with the verdict, even though his side lost. Support us by supporting out sponsors! Robinhood - Listeners of Legal Wars get a FREE stock like Apple, Ford, or Sprint to help you build your portfolio. Sign up at legalwars.robinhood.com

Feb 28 2019
24 mins
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Rank #20: Chicago 8 - No Fear | 4

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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. Support us by supporting our sponsors! Hair Club - Get a hair analysis and take home hair care kit for FREE by visiting HairClub.com/LEGALWARS

Jan 31 2019
22 mins
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