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Legal Wars

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Oct 13, 2020

Wondery Presents: The Trial Of The Chicago 7

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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.

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-trial-of-the-chicago-7/id1534643713

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Sep 24, 2020

Introducing: Whistleblower

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In 2007, NBA referee Tim Donaghy was arrested for betting on games he officiated. It was the biggest scandal in American sports history, but it quickly faded from the headlines. Why? Because everyone in this scandal has something to hide. This isn’t a story about basketball – it’s a story about money, and a conspiracy that spans far beyond one referee. Sports journalist Tim Livingston takes you inside his eight-year odyssey to find the truth at the heart of the scandal.

Available now from Tenderfoot TV, this is Whistleblower. For more info visit www.whistleblowerpod.com or https://apple.co/whistleblower.

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Sep 08, 2020

Wondery Presents: Bunga Bunga

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Silvio Berlusconi was a charismatic multi-millionaire real-estate mogul who upended the Italian political order and hypnotized an entire nation. He was the longest-serving prime minister of one of the world’s wealthiest countries, until he was brought down by three powerful women – and two words: “Bunga Bunga.” From Wondery, the makers of Dirty John and The Shrink Next Door, and hosted by comedian Whitney Cummings, “Bunga Bunga” is an eight part series on the incredible true story of the rise and fall of Silvio Berlusconi, told with Whitney’s signature wit and style.

Listen to Podcast: wondery.fm/LegalWars_BB

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Aug 25, 2020

Introducing American Innovations: Video Games

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Gone are the days of Pong and Spacewars, but their legacies live on in the video games of today through augmented reality, worldwide tournaments, and professional gamer leagues. But this trillion dollar global industry had humble beginnings. Not so long ago, video games were almost exclusively played by the programmers who made them. Wondery’s latest season of American Innovations is all about video games — who plays them, who makes them, and how they made their way out of a programmer’s computer and into living rooms across the world. Binge the full season now at http://wondery.fm/legalwars_AI.

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Jul 14, 2020

Wondery Presents Blood Ties Season 2

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Blood Ties Season 2 will be available tomorrow!

Blood Ties is a scripted audio drama starring Gillian Jacobs, Josh Gad, Dominic Monaghan, Amy Landecker, and Wayne Knight.  

After the sudden death of Michael and Eleonore Richland’s billionaire father, disturbing allegations emerge about his dark past. These revelations thrust them into a fight they’re completely unprepared for. As the stakes of telling the truth continue to rise, they grapple with their father’s legacy and what to do with it. 

Listen today at wondery.fm/bloodties_LW.

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When we face challenges in life, we seek answers from people we believe can help us. When tragedy strikes an exclusive retreat with a self-help superstar, many people are left to wonder: how far is too far? James Arthur Ray was an Oprah-endorsed self-help teacher who achieved fame, fortune, and influence. But friends and family members of his followers questioned his unorthodox methods, and tried to stop him. From Wondery, the makers of “Dirty John,” “Dr. Death,” and “The Shrink Next Door,” comes a story about the dark side of enlightenment. Hosted by journalist Matt Stroud.

Listen today at wondery.fm/legalwars_guru.

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Jun 17, 2020

Wondery Presents: Murder in Hollywoodland

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It’s February 2nd 1922, and all of Hollywood is about to wake up and learn that William Desmond Taylor, the most famous film director in town, was murdered in his home last night. The investigation will shine a light on some of Hollywood’s most scandalous affairs, backroom deals, and underground drug dens. This real life Murder Mystery is one of the most iconic “whodunnit” cases of the 20th century that will leave you guessing and second guessing who killed William Desmond Taylor for weeks to come. Co-hosted by Tracy Pattin & James Remar

Listen to Murder in Hollywoodland: wondery.fm/legalwarsMiH.

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Jun 03, 2020

MSNBC presents The Oath with Chuck Rosenberg

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As a bonus for American History Tellers listeners, we’re sharing a special preview of The Oath with Chuck Rosenberg, an MSNBC podcast hosted by former U.S. Attorney, senior FBI official and acting head of the DEA, Chuck Rosenberg. The Oath is a series of revealing conversations with fascinating men and women who took an oath to serve our nation. Who and what shaped them? What drew them to this work? How did they overcome adversity and failure? These captivating stories exemplify what is best about our country: integrity, civility, service, humility, and collective responsibility. Listen now and subscribe to the series: https://link.chtbl.com/0R2hHEAR?sid=wondery.description%20

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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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