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Legal Wars

Rank #6 in Business category

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News & Politics
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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.

iTunes Ratings

1186 Ratings
Average Ratings
884
121
62
57
62

Fascinating stories

By Unica Sola - Feb 08 2019
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Format is a little corny. But it’s totally entertaining!

Really well done

By C Hofbeezy - Feb 06 2019
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If you love the peoples history of the United States, this podcast is for you.

iTunes Ratings

1186 Ratings
Average Ratings
884
121
62
57
62

Fascinating stories

By Unica Sola - Feb 08 2019
Read more

Format is a little corny. But it’s totally entertaining!

Really well done

By C Hofbeezy - Feb 06 2019
Read more

If you love the peoples history of the United States, this podcast is for you.

Cover image of Legal Wars

Legal Wars

Rank #6 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.

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!

Top Episodes

Most Popular Episodes of Legal Wars

Rank #1: Introducing Legal Wars

Sep 27 2018
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Legal Wars hosted by Hill Harper premieres October 9th

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Rank #2: Hogan v Gawker - Yeah Brother | 1

Oct 09 2018
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Hulk Hogan discovers a sex tape has been leaked to Gawker Media without his knowledge and decides to sue for damages. Support us by supporting our sponsors! Quip - Get your first refill pack free credit when you visit getquip.com/legalwars

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Rank #3: Hogan v Gawker - A Matter of Public Concern | 2

Oct 09 2018
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Hulk Hogan brings a twist to the trial by claiming it’s somebody else on the tape and a Gawker employee puts his foot in his mouth sending their side into a tailspin.

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Rank #4: Hogan v Gawker - Totally Not Angry | 3

Oct 11 2018
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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

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Rank #5: Twin Towers - The Towers Fall | 1

Oct 18 2018
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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

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Rank #6: Twin Towers - Silence is not Assent | 2

Oct 25 2018
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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

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Rank #7: Electronic Frontier - The Problem with Snuffle | 1

Nov 01 2018
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Bernstein tries to free his code from government censorship by hiring the Electronic Freedom Foundation to take on his case.

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Rank #8: Introducing Imagined Life | 1

Nov 05 2018
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What is it like to be famous before you’re famous? What is it like to walk in the shoes of another person? Each episode of IMAGINED LIFE takes you on an immersive journey into the life of a world-famous person. It’ll be someone you may think you know, even admire -- or maybe the opposite. You’ll get clues to your identity along the way. But only in the final moments will you find out who “you” really are. So sit back, let go, and -- imagine your life. Subscribe today at wondery.fm/imaginedLife

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Rank #9: Electronic Frontier - Code Word | 2

Nov 08 2018
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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.

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Rank #10: Electronic Frontier - Interview: Freedom on the Internet | 3

Nov 15 2018
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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

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Rank #11: Monkey Selfie - Bungle in the Jungle | 1

Nov 22 2018
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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

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Rank #12: Iconic magazine editor Tina Brown and her new podcast | 1

Nov 28 2018
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As editor in chief at Vanity Fair and The New Yorker, Tina Brown has had opportunity to sit down with the world’s most important people to hear their thoughts on the zeitgeist and on her new Podcast, “TBD with Tina Brown,” she invites you to hear her candid conversations with writers, politicals, crime sleuths, journalist and the newsmakers of tomorrow’s social debates. Subscribe to TBD with Tina Brown on Apple Podcasts or by visiting wondery.fm/tbd

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Rank #13: Monkey Selfie - Monkey Business | 2

Nov 29 2018
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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.

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Rank #14: Pharma Bro - Bad Bet | 1

Dec 06 2018
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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

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Rank #15: Pharma Bro - Jury of His Jeers | 2

Dec 13 2018
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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

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Rank #16: Pharma Bro - The Bro Goes Down | 3

Dec 20 2018
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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.

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Rank #17: Chicago 8 - I, Pigasus | 1

Jan 10 2019
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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.

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Rank #18: Chicago 8 - The Hanging Judge | 2

Jan 17 2019
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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.

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Rank #19: Chicago 8 - I Regret Nothing | 3

Jan 24 2019
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Forced onto a national stage, the Chicago 7 put on a world-class performance.  

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Rank #20: Chicago 8 - No Fear | 4

Jan 31 2019
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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

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Rank #1: Introducing Legal Wars

Podcast cover
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Legal Wars hosted by Hill Harper premieres October 9th

Sep 27 2018
1 min
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Rank #2: Hogan v Gawker - Yeah Brother | 1

Podcast cover
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Hulk Hogan discovers a sex tape has been leaked to Gawker Media without his knowledge and decides to sue for damages. Support us by supporting our sponsors! Quip - Get your first refill pack free credit when you visit getquip.com/legalwars

Oct 09 2018
25 mins
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Rank #3: Hogan v Gawker - A Matter of Public Concern | 2

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Hulk Hogan brings a twist to the trial by claiming it’s somebody else on the tape and a Gawker employee puts his foot in his mouth sending their side into a tailspin.

Oct 09 2018
21 mins
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Rank #4: 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 #5: Twin Towers - The Towers Fall | 1

Podcast cover
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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 #6: 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 #7: 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
Play Now

Rank #8: Introducing Imagined Life | 1

Podcast cover
Read more

What is it like to be famous before you’re famous? What is it like to walk in the shoes of another person? Each episode of IMAGINED LIFE takes you on an immersive journey into the life of a world-famous person. It’ll be someone you may think you know, even admire -- or maybe the opposite. You’ll get clues to your identity along the way. But only in the final moments will you find out who “you” really are. So sit back, let go, and -- imagine your life. Subscribe today at wondery.fm/imaginedLife

Nov 05 2018
4 mins
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Rank #9: Electronic Frontier - Code Word | 2

Podcast cover
Read more

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 #10: 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 #11: Monkey Selfie - Bungle in the Jungle | 1

Podcast cover
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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
Play Now

Rank #12: Iconic magazine editor Tina Brown and her new podcast | 1

Podcast cover
Read more

As editor in chief at Vanity Fair and The New Yorker, Tina Brown has had opportunity to sit down with the world’s most important people to hear their thoughts on the zeitgeist and on her new Podcast, “TBD with Tina Brown,” she invites you to hear her candid conversations with writers, politicals, crime sleuths, journalist and the newsmakers of tomorrow’s social debates. Subscribe to TBD with Tina Brown on Apple Podcasts or by visiting wondery.fm/tbd

Nov 28 2018
8 mins
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Rank #13: Monkey Selfie - Monkey Business | 2

Podcast cover
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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 #14: Pharma Bro - Bad Bet | 1

Podcast cover
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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
Play Now

Rank #15: Pharma Bro - Jury of His Jeers | 2

Podcast cover
Read more

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
Play Now

Rank #16: Pharma Bro - The Bro Goes Down | 3

Podcast cover
Read more

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 #17: Chicago 8 - I, Pigasus | 1

Podcast cover
Read more

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
Play Now

Rank #18: Chicago 8 - The Hanging Judge | 2

Podcast cover
Read more

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
Play Now

Rank #19: Chicago 8 - I Regret Nothing | 3

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

Jan 24 2019
40 mins
Play Now

Rank #20: Chicago 8 - No Fear | 4

Podcast cover
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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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