Legal Wars

By Wondery

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Martin Z
 Feb 11, 2020
very interesting cases. well acted. thumbs up!

 Jun 24, 2019

Walter Wego
 May 4, 2019
sadly finished up now

 Mar 27, 2019

 Mar 13, 2019


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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Wondry Presents Guru: The Dark Side of Enlightenment

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.

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Jul 01, 2020
Wondery Presents: Murder in Hollywoodland

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

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Jun 17, 2020
MSNBC presents The Oath with Chuck Rosenberg

As a bonus for Legal Wars 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 to the first episode with former Secretary of Defense and CIA Director Leon Panetta, and subscribe to the series:

Jun 03, 2020
Introducing The Daily Smile

Everyone needs a reminder about just how good people can be. On Wondery’s new series The Daily Smile, host Nikki Boyer brings you stories that will make you feel good each weekday morning. With interviews, inspiring clips, and chats with special guests and passionate friends, The Daily Smile takes you on a journey into goodness, gives you all the feels, and will leave you with a smile on your face. Listen to the full episode here:

May 18, 2020
Introducing American History Tellers

Join Lindsay Graham, host of Wondery’s American History Tellers as he takes you to the events, the times and the people that shaped American culture. In the new season, Rebellion in the Early Republic, he explores the 1780s where the dust has barely settled on the American Revolution and new turmoil puts the country’s security at risk. Fear of violence and disorder haunted early Americans as class revolts and racial conflict threatened the very fabric of American life. Listen to the full episode:

Apr 22, 2020
Introducing Fighting Coronavirus

The coronavirus outbreak and the global response to it is unprecedented. How did we get here? What comes next?

Author Steven Johnson is an authority on the epidemics of the past, and how lessons that humanity learned decades ago might help us fight a pandemic in our present. Every week on Fighting Coronavirus, Steven will talk to experts in health and technology about ways innovations and interventions can help bring the current crisis to an end. Each episode will keep you up to date on the cutting edge scientific breakthroughs being used to tackle this global crisis.

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Apr 07, 2020
Introducing Joe Exotic: Tiger King

Joe Exotic devoted his life to raising and breeding lions, tigers, and other exotic animals at his Oklahoma zoo. He croons ballads, shoots guns, and puts it all on YouTube. But he’s also made a lot of enemies. And the biggest of all is the owner of a big cat sanctuary in Florida named Carole Baskin. The feud between Joe Exotic and Carole gets messy, vicious, and outrageous -- until both of them are pushed far beyond their limits. From Wondery, comes ‘Joe Exotic: Tiger King’, the story about two people who want to save animals and destroy each other. For the full episode go to:

Mar 24, 2020
Wondery Presents: The School of Greatness

The School of Greatness with Lewis Howes is the best place to learn how to dream bigger, live better, and make an impact.  

The show features conversations with world-class game changers, and dives into topics from entrepreneurship and inspiration, to health and relationships. Subscribe today at:

Mar 16, 2020
Introducing Into America

Hosted by Trymaine Lee. Featuring the journalists of NBC News. This is how America sounds. Into America is a show about politics, about policy, and the power both have over the lives of the American people. It sheds light on the candidates and the president they are running to unseat. It connects the dots between policies and voters across the political spectrum. This is Into America.

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Feb 28, 2020
Introducing WeCrashed

The Rise and Fall of WeWork is a stunning story of hope and hubris. WeWork was the poster child for a new economy. Its founders wanted to revolutionize everything about the way people lived their lives. Its charismatic founder Adam Neumann had an intoxicating vision for the company — but did it ever match the reality?

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Feb 05, 2020
Wondery presents The Next Big Idea

Presidential Candidate Andrew Yang asks: What you would do with an extra $1,000 of FREE MONEY every single month? Would you start a savings account for retirement? Would you go back and finish your degree? Or would you just spend it on your dream vacation?  

In The Next Big Idea’s Episode entitled “FREE MONEY” Andrew Yang makes his case for Universal Basic Income (or UBI), and why it might be the best plan to grow America’s economy and bolster its shrinking middle class.

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Jan 22, 2020
Accused Returns for a New Season!

In 1984, a father of three disappeared while working at a mysterious Cincinnati plant. It turned out he’d met a gruesome fate. Two months later, the Fernald Feed Materials Production Center was revealed to have been processing uranium – and polluting the region. The dead man’s children believe their father was murdered because he intended to expose how the plant had been releasing millions of pounds of uranium dust into the atmosphere. We’re hoping to figure out: Did 39-year-old David Bocks kill himself, as Fernald officials alleged, or was he more likely killed?

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Dec 17, 2019
Introducing Detective Trapp

Anaheim investigator Julissa Trapp is not like other detectives. She’s the only woman on the homicide squad, and a skilled chameleon: undercover cop in vice stings, crime-scene commander, patient confidante of killers. A master interrogator, she invokes her personal experience – and deepest griefs – as a tool to elicit confessions. When a young woman’s body is found at a trash-sorting plant, Trapp learns the murder may be linked to the disappearance of three other women in nearby Santa Ana. Trapp embarks on a dark journey that brings her face to face with a man who takes “a little piece of her soul.” Listen now at

Nov 19, 2019
Wondery Presents Bad Batch

In Wondery's new series Bad Batch, host Laura Beil (Dr. Death) investigates the multi-billion dollar underregulated industry of stem cell therapy where greed and desperation collide. When a group of patients wind up in a Texas hospital in critical condition, the trail leads back to one stem cell company and its charismatic CEO. What happens when a supposed miracle cure leaves you worse off than before? Listen to Bad Batch at

Oct 23, 2019
Wondery Presents The Mysterious Mr. Epstein

For most of his life, Jeffrey Epstein was a mystery — who he was, how he made his money, and how he got away with horrific crimes for so many years. The Mysterious Mr. Epstein explores how Epstein was able to use his wealth to buy status and credibility, to buy power, and ultimately to buy himself freedom from justice. From the network that brought you Dirty John. Listen now at

Oct 01, 2019
Introducing Locked Up Abroad
Aug 08, 2019
Revisiting the "Trial of the Century" in Confronting: O.J. Simpson
Jun 12, 2019
Wondery Presents: The Shrink Next Door | 1
May 21, 2019
Lenny Bruce Obscenity Trials - No Remorse | 3
Apr 18, 2019
Lenny Bruce Obscenity Trials - Reeling | 2
Apr 11, 2019
Lenny Bruce Obscenity Trials - Dirty Lenny | 1
Apr 04, 2019
Introducing Over My Dead Body
Apr 02, 2019
The Scopes Trial - There’s Gonna Be an Evolution | 3
Mar 28, 2019
Introducing The Thread: The Insanity Defense
Mar 27, 2019
The Scopes Trial - Hot for Genesis | 2
Mar 21, 2019
The Scopes Trial - Evolution: Bad for Students, Great for Business | 1
Mar 14, 2019
The Goldwater Rule - Verdict | 4
Feb 28, 2019
The Goldwater Rule - Fact | 3
Feb 21, 2019
The Goldwater Rule - In Your Guts, You Know He’s Nuts | 2
Feb 14, 2019
The Goldwater Rule - In Your Heart, You Know He’s Right | 1
Feb 07, 2019
Chicago 8 - No Fear | 4
Jan 31, 2019
Chicago 8 - I Regret Nothing | 3
Jan 24, 2019
Chicago 8 - The Hanging Judge | 2
Jan 17, 2019
Chicago 8 - I, Pigasus | 1
Jan 10, 2019
Pharma Bro - The Bro Goes Down | 3
Dec 20, 2018
Pharma Bro - Jury of His Jeers | 2
Dec 13, 2018
Pharma Bro - Bad Bet | 1
Dec 06, 2018
Monkey Selfie - Monkey Business | 2
Nov 29, 2018
Monkey Selfie - Bungle in the Jungle | 1
Nov 22, 2018
Electronic Frontier - Interview: Freedom on the Internet | 3
Nov 15, 2018
Electronic Frontier - Code Word | 2
Nov 08, 2018
Electronic Frontier - The Problem with Snuffle | 1
Nov 01, 2018
Twin Towers - Silence is not Assent | 2
Oct 25, 2018
Twin Towers - The Towers Fall | 1
Oct 18, 2018
Hogan v Gawker - Totally Not Angry | 3
Oct 11, 2018
Hogan v Gawker - A Matter of Public Concern | 2
Oct 09, 2018
Hogan v Gawker - Yeah Brother | 1
Oct 09, 2018
Introducing: Legal Wars
Sep 27, 2018