Episodes
On this week’s episode of Stay Tuned with Preet, “Between Two Prosecutors: Part I,” Preet answers listener questions about the Justice Department’s decision to close insider trading investigations into three U.S. senators, and the extent to which Congress can check the actions of the Supreme Court.  Then, Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. joins Preet for a special two-part episode to discuss Vance’s prosecutorial philosophy, the peculiarities of law enforcement in New York City,...
Published 05/28/20
In this clip from the latest episode of the CAFE Insider podcast, "Meet the Fokker Case" co-hosts Preet Bharara and Anne Milgram break down the latest developments in the highly unusual Michael Flynn case, including the DC Circuit Court of Appeals ordering District Judge Emmet Sullivan to explain his decision to appoint an amicus curiae to argue against the DOJ’s motion to dismiss the case. Listen to the full episode with a free two-week trial of the CAFE Insider membership. Please find the...
Published 05/27/20
On this week’s episode of Stay Tuned with Preet, “The Shape of Recovery,” Preet answers listener questions about the possibility of video arguments for the Supreme Court, the early prison release of Paul Manafort, and the job security of FBI Director Christopher Wray. Then, The Economist editor-in-chief Zanny Minton Beddoes joins Preet to discuss the virtual workplace, the post-COVID global economy, and the dangers of financial illiteracy. For show notes and a transcript of the episode, head...
Published 05/21/20
In this clip from the latest episode of the CAFE Insider podcast, "IGs, Unmaskings & Insider Trading," co-hosts Preet Bharara and Anne Milgram break down President Trump’s firing of State Department Inspector General Steve Linick amid a reported investigation into Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.  Listen to the full episode with a free two-week trial of the CAFE Insider membership. Please find the References and Supplemental Materials on the CAFE website. 
Published 05/19/20
On this week’s episode of Stay Tuned with Preet, “Our Chronic Ills,” Preet answers listener questions about LSAT fears and the legal precedents for disbarring attorneys general. Then, The Atlantic staff writer George Packer joins Preet to discuss his latest piece, “We are Living in a Failed State,” the Trump administration’s war on civil servants, and the enemies of writing.  For show notes and a transcript of the episode, head to:...
Published 05/14/20
In this clip from the latest episode of the CAFE Insider podcast, "Water Under the Bridgegate," co-hosts Preet Bharara and Anne Milgram break down the Supreme Court’s unanimous decision in Kelly v. United States to overturn the fraud convictions of two members of former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s administration — and the implications of that decision on the future of public corruption prosecutions.  Listen to the full episode with a free two-week trial of the CAFE Insider...
Published 05/12/20
To listen to the episode, "Barr Spins, Flynn Wins," for free, head to cafe.com/preet and sign up to receive an email with a link to the episode.
Published 05/08/20
On this week’s episode of Stay Tuned, “Consciousness & COVID Ethics,” Preet answers listener questions about Republican-appointed judges, Dr. Fauci’s blocked testimony, and John Bolton’s inapropos tell-all book. Then, Preet is joined by Sam Harris, neuroscientist, author, and host of the Making Sense podcast, to explore the nature of consciousness and the awakened mind.  To listen to Stay Tuned bonus content, become a member of CAFE Insider.  Sign up to receive the CAFE Brief, a weekly...
Published 05/07/20
In this clip from the latest episode of the CAFE Insider podcast, "The Return of Flynn & McGahn," co-hosts Preet Bharara and Anne Milgram assess whether the recently unsealed documents in the ongoing case involving former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn show that he was entrapped and otherwise mistreated by the FBI, as his supporters have argued. Listen to the full episode with a free two-week trial of the CAFE Insider membership. STAY TUNED WEBBY NOMINATION Stay Tuned Webby's...
Published 05/06/20
This special national security focused episode of Stay Tuned, “The New Threat Matrix,” is co-hosted by Lisa Monaco and Ken Wainstein. Both Lisa and Ken have served at the highest levels of government -- at the Justice Department and as presidential advisors on matters of homeland security and counterterrorism. Lisa served under President Barack Obama, and Ken under President George W. Bush. They also both served as Chief of Staff to then-FBI Director Robert Mueller. In this episode, Lisa...
Published 05/04/20
Published 04/30/20
On this week’s episode of Stay Tuned with Preet, “FISA Follies & Trump’s Taxes,” Preet answers listener questions about vice presidential rules, Trump’s defunding of the WHO, and COVID-19’s effect on domestic violence. Then, Preet is joined by Steve Vladeck, the A. Dalton Cross Professor in Law at the University of Texas School of Law, to discuss FISA courts and President Trump’s upcoming Supreme Court battles.   To listen to Stay Tuned bonus content, become a member of CAFE Insider....
Published 04/30/20
In this clip from the latest episode of the CAFE Insider podcast, "Legal Gambits," co-hosts Preet Bharara and Anne Milgram break down the lawsuit brought by Missouri against the Chinese government over COVID-19, and legislation introduced by Republicans in Congress which would allow lawsuits against foreign governments.  Listen to the full episode with a free two-week trial of the CAFE Insider membership. REFERENCES & SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS IMMIGRATION ORDER Executive order limiting...
Published 04/28/20
On this week’s episode of Stay Tuned with Preet, "Ballot Battles," Preet answers listeners’ questions about online learning, mail fraud, and the Equal Time Doctrine. Then, Michael Waldman, President of the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law, joins Preet for a discussion about voting. To listen to Stay Tuned bonus content, become a member of CAFE Insider. Sign up to receive the CAFE Brief, a weekly newsletter featuring analysis of politically charged legal news, and updates from...
Published 04/23/20
In this clip from the latest episode of the CAFE Insider podcast, "Rolling with Pandemic Punches," co-hosts Preet Bharara and Anne Milgram discuss: — President Trump’s threat to force Congress to adjourn so that he can bypass the Senate confirmation process for judicial nominees, a process known as “recess appointments.” — An update on members of Trump’s inner circle, including Michael Cohen, Roger Stone, and Paul Manafort, the possibility that the president might pardon them, and the...
Published 04/21/20
On this week’s special episode of Stay Tuned, Preet is joined by two guests.  Wes Moore is the CEO of Robin Hood NYC, a New York City-based antipoverty philanthropic organization. Moore is also a Rhodes Scholar, combat veteran, social entrepreneur, and bestselling author. In the midst of coronavirus, Robin Hood is at the forefront of relief efforts focused on aiding society’s most vulnerable.  David Lat is a Managing Director at the recruiting firm Lateral Link and the founder of the iconic...
Published 04/16/20
To join the CAFE Insider community, head to cafe.com/insider In this episode of CAFE Insider, “COVID Aftershocks,” Preet and Anne break down all the latest politically-charged legal issues and developments, including: — The formation of a White House “Council to Re-Open America,” and President Trump’s false assertion that “when somebody is the President, authority is total.” — Concerns about the upcoming November election and the legal and political dynamics surrounding the push to...
Published 04/15/20
On this week’s episode of Stay Tuned, "Trump v. The Invisible Enemy," Preet answers listener questions about:The Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision on Wisconsin’s plan to extend absentee voting amid the challenges posed by the coronavirus pandemic Whether recently fired Inspector General for the Intelligence Community Michael Atkinson could sue the government for wrongful termination, and the parallels to the firing of former Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe Transitioning from the military into...
Published 04/09/20
To listen to the full episode for free, head to cafe.com/preet and sign up to receive a link. Members of the CAFE Insider can listen to this episode in the podcast player of their choice. In this special episode of CAFE Insider, “The Oversight Wars,” Preet and Anne are joined by Neil Barofsky, who served as the Special Inspector General for TARP, the chief watchdog in charge of policing the 2008 Wall Street bailout. Drawing on Neil’s experience overseeing the last massive government...
Published 04/08/20
A weekly Note from Preet is part of the CAFE Insider membership which includes the exclusive podcast co-hosted by Preet and Anne, and more. To try it free for two weeks, head to CAFE.com/insider and to receive CAFE emails, including links to free episodes, join the list at CAFE.com/Preet
Published 04/03/20
On this week's episode of Stay Tuned, "Humor in the Time of Corona," Preet answers listener questions about:The impact of COVID-19 on the 2020 Census (and how to fill it out online!)Whether Trump’s suggestion that he would not provide emergency assistance to “unappreciative” governors could be criminal conduct If cable news networks should stop broadcasting Trump’s press conferences on COVID-19Changing the name of the podcast to something more topical Then, he’s joined by Mike Birbiglia,...
Published 04/02/20
To listen to the full episode for free, head to cafe.com/preet and sign up to receive a link. Members of the CAFE Insider can listen to this episode in the podcast player of their choice. In this episode of the CAFE Insider podcast, “Fevered Nation,” co-hosts Preet Bharara and Anne Milgram break down all the latest coronavirus developments, including: — The spectacle of the daily White House coronavirus press conferences, and the impact of the President’s repeated false claims on the...
Published 03/31/20
A weekly Note from Preet is part of the CAFE Insider membership which includes the exclusive podcast co-hosted by Preet and Anne, and more. To try it free for two weeks, head to CAFE.com/insider and to receive CAFE emails, including links to free episodes, join the list at CAFE.com/Preet
Published 03/27/20
On this week’s special episode of Stay Tuned, Preet is joined by Andy Slavitt, who served as the Acting Administrator of Medicare and Medicaid Services during the last two years of the Obama administration. A healthcare industry veteran, Slavitt helped to salvage the maligned Healthcare.gov and worked to improve federal health care data analytics. Since leaving government, Slavitt has remained a critical voice in the battle for healthcare coverage, founding the non-profit United States of...
Published 03/26/20
To listen to the full episode for free, head to cafe.com/preet and sign up to receive a link. Members of the CAFE Insider can listen to this episode in the podcast player of their choice. In this episode of the CAFE Insider podcast, “Pandemic Ethics & Glimmers of Hope,” co-hosts Preet Bharara and Anne Milgram are joined by Juliette Kayyem. Kayyem served as President Obama’s Assistant Secretary for Intergovernmental Affairs at the Department of Homeland Security. Drawing on her...
Published 03/24/20