Greek philosopher Aristotle said, "At his best, man is the noblest of all animals; separated from law and justice he is the worst." Laws help societies establish standards, maintain order, resolve disputes, protect the liberties and rights of citizens - and the make for interesting discussions. For a more in-depth look at the judicial system, here are a few law podcasts to listen to.
Hosted by Canadian-American writer and journalist Dahlia Lithwick, Amicus focuses on the law and the interpretation of those laws by the U.S. Supreme Court justices. Explaining the law so everybody can understand, Lithwick is joined by conservatives and liberals alike to discuss the latest justice system topics. Recent episodes include: "The Case Regarding the So-Called Emergency," "Parsing the Shadow Docket" and "The Pre-Crime Unit."
Find it: http://www.slate.com/articles/podcasts/amicus.html
Stay Tuned with Preet
For an inside look at the U.S. justice system and fairness, former U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara uses his experiences with fighting corruption, financial fraud and violent crime to help discuss the latest stories and headlines. Bharara invites other experts and prominent guests for long-form interviews about the law. Recent episodes include: "Nadler’s Requests & The Youngest Contender," "Cohen Testimony & Just Mercy" and "Truthful Not Neutral."
Find it: https://www.npr.org/podcasts/551791730/stay-tuned-with-preet
Real life lawyer Andrew Torrez and comedian Thomas Smith cover the latest law topics and give you tips to argue with later. Torrez and Smith focus on law, politics and giving listeners tools to understand each issue and win every social media or in-person argument. Recent episodes include: "Title X and Trump’s War on Women," "The Bladensburg Cross" and "Wall of Emergency."
Find it: https://openargs.com/
CNN legal analyst and former prosecutor Philip Holloway takes a deep dive into the legal aspects of the untold stories and hard truths behind intriguing legal cases. Using his background in law enforcement work and from the producers of the investigative journalism podcast Up and Vanished, Holloway looks into the emotional consequences of real cases. Although new episodes won’t debut until the summer, archived episodes are available. Episodes include: "Closing Statements: The Disappearance of the Tiffany Whitton," "The Las Vegas Massacre" and "The Widemens."
Find it: https://apple.co/2rWmMLm