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1:02:25 | Jan 10th

Ian Bremmer is the president and founder of Eurasia Group, a political risk analysis and consulting firm. He’s a foreign affairs columnist and editor-at-large at Time, and a global research professor at NYU. He’s written nine books, most recently Us ...Show More

53:55 | Jan 18th, 2018

Preet talks with Oscar-winning documentarian Alex Gibney. He’s made films about the Enron scandal, Eliot Spitzer, Lance Armstrong, and the Church of Scientology. His new Netflix series examines corporate crimes. It’s called “Dirty Money.” Do you have...Show More
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12:50 | Oct 30th, 2017

In a special episode, Preet responds to today’s news of the indictments of two Trump campaign officials and, more importantly, the guilty plea — and cooperation — obtained from another. He parses what’s in the documents that were unsealed, explains w...Show More

43:27 | Sep 20th, 2017

On March 11, 2017 President Donald Trump fired US Attorney Preet Bharara. Preet tells the story in detail for the first time. Then, a conversation with former Secretary of Defense and former CIA Director Leon Panetta about how to clean up a chaotic W...Show More

57:51 | Mar 21st

Preet was interviewed about his new book “Doing Justice” by CBS This Morning’s Bianna Golodryga at a live taping of Stay Tuned at NYU’s Skirball Center. Taped on 3/19/19 REFERENCES & SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS The Q&AAn article from the NYT, “Will We ...Show More

1:14:43 | Mar 14th

Ed Luce is the Washington columnist and commentator for the Financial Times. This interview was taped on 3/12 REFERENCES AND SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIAL From Q&A: ManafortAn article from the NYT on Manafort’s sentencing by Judge Amy Berman Jackson in D...Show More

1:32:19 | Feb 28th

Bryan Stevenson is a a civil rights attorney who represents prisoners on death row. Described as “America’s Nelson Mandela,” his Equal Justice Initiative, a non-profit law firm based in Alabama, is dedicated to challenging racial injustice and ending...Show More

56:22 | Feb 21st

Christiane Amanpour is an award-winning journalist and Chief International Correspondent for CNN. She is also the host of Amanpour & Company, a CNN, PBS and WNET collaboration that features conversations with leaders and influencers across the globe....Show More

51:01 | May 3rd, 2018

Bill Browder is a British hedge fund manager and a vocal critic of Vladimir Putin. Since his friend Sergei Magnitsky was killed in a Russian prison, Browder has led an international campaign to punish his killers — some of the most powerful people in...Show More

58:55 | Apr 19th, 2018

Adam Grant is an organizational psychologist and a professor at the Wharton School. He’s a New York Times bestselling author three times over, and is the co-author of Option B with Sheryl Sandberg.  His books, and his work, focus on how to cultivate...Show More

58:47 | Mar 22nd, 2018

Chuck Rosenberg has done some of the most important jobs in law enforcement, from United States attorney to acting head of the Drug Enforcement Administration, a job he resigned from last fall. He talks to Preet about why he quit, the opioid crisis, ...Show More

50:01 | Feb 15th, 2018

David Cole is the legal director of the American Civil Liberties Union. Cole and Preet discuss the ACLU’s role during the Trump Administration, including their lawsuit against the travel ban, their ongoing fight for digital privacy, and whether Cole ...Show More

47:18 | Jan 11th, 2018

Anne Milgram, the former Attorney General of New Jersey, returns to help answer your questions about the Mueller investigation. Will anyone else be indicted? How long is this going to take? And did Jeff Sessions really try to find 'dirt' on James Com...Show More

54:51 | Dec 7th, 2017

Garry Kasparov is perhaps the greatest chess player of all time. But today, he dedicates his life to human rights and fighting Russian President Vladimir Putin from exile. Kasparov talks about the Kremlin's massive misinformation campaign, and what h...Show More

14:08 | Dec 4th, 2017

In a special episode, Preet breaks down the implications of Michael Flynn's guilty plea last week. There are three possible reasons Flynn would cut a deal with Special Counsel Robert Muller, and Preet explains what each one would mean for the investi...Show More

57:33 | Oct 26th, 2017

Days after Vladimir Putin got Bill Browder's US visa revoked and his name placed on Interpol's international watch list, Preet reaches Browder at his office in London. They discuss the massive corruption Browder revealed that led to his lawyer, Serge...Show More

42:26 | Oct 12th, 2017

Catherine Hoke, Founder and CEO of Defy Ventures, joins Preet for a conversation about the challenges that incarcerated people face when reentering society, the businesses that formerly incarcerated folks have started through her program, and the Sha...Show More

1:16:55 | May 30th

On today’s special episode of Stay Tuned, Anne Milgram, the former NJ Attorney General and co-host of the CAFE Insider podcast, joins Preet to break down Robert Mueller’s first public statement since his appointment as Special Counsel. Then, presid...Show More

1:03:20 | Feb 7th

HARRY REID SHOW NOTES Interview taped on 2/1/19. Harry Reid is the former Democratic Senate Majority Leader. His decades long career in public service includes two terms as a Congressman for Nevada, city attorney for Henderson, Nevada’s Lieutena...Show More

1:08:36 | Jul 19th, 2018

Nina Totenberg is NPR’s legendary Supreme Court reporter. She speaks with Preet about breaking the Anita Hill story, pot-smoking justices, and the confirmation prospects for Judge Brett Kavanaugh.  Plus, Preet’s thoughts on Trump, Putin and Helsinsk...Show More

1:05:44 | Jul 12th, 2018

Vanita Gupta is president of the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, and worked in the Obama Administration. She joins Preet to discuss the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, and what’s at stake. Plus, an update on famil...Show More

52:24 | Jun 28th, 2018

Garry Kasparov is the greatest chess player of all time, and one of Vladimir Putin's most vocal critics. He joins Preet to discuss Russian misinformation and attacks on the concept of truth, in this re-aired interview. Plus, Preet gives his take on ...Show More

53:19 | Jun 21st, 2018

Anne Milgram is the former Attorney General of New Jersey. Lisa Monaco was the Homeland Security Advisor to President Barack Obama. They join Preet to tackle your questions on the criminal justice system. What does collusion mean? What is a constitut...Show More

1:01:46 | Jun 14th, 2018

Jason Goldfarb is a former lawyer who was prosecuted for insider trading by Preet’s old office, the Southern District of New York. Goldfarb joins Preet to talk about the experience of being prosecuted, pleading guilty, and building a life after priso...Show More

1:11:45 | Jun 7th, 2018

Pat Fitzgerald is a former federal prosecutor. He led cases against Governor Rod Blagojevich, Al Qaeda terrorists, and the mob. Today he’s a private citizen and representing Jim Comey, among others. He speaks with Preet about how to build a case, the...Show More

30:22 | Jun 5th, 2018

You heard him a few weeks ago live on stage with Preet at the Apollo Theater. Now Bassem Youssef has his own podcast: Remade in America. It's a show about feeling like an outsider in America — and trying to make it anyway.  This first episode featur...Show More

1:01:53 | May 31st, 2018

Ben Brafman is one of America’s most prominent defense attorneys. He has represented Sean Combs, Martin Shkreli, and Harvey Weinstein. Brafman speaks with Preet about the clients he won’t take on, why everyone deserves a good lawyer, and what it’s li...Show More

52:27 | May 24th, 2018

Doug Jones is a Democratic Senator from Alabama. He talks with Preet about what it takes to turn red states blue, prosecuting civil rights cold cases as U.S. attorney, and how he makes decisions on contentious votes—like the recent Haspel and Pompeo ...Show More

56:35 | May 17th, 2018

Sherrilyn Ifill is the president of the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund.  She talks with Preet about about the rise of artificial intelligence in policing, how both companies and law enforcement can confront issues of racial bias, and the att...Show More

1:08:06 | May 10th, 2018

Before the Egyptian revolution, Bassem Youssef was a heart surgeon who moonlighted as a political comedian. He went on to become the Jon Stewart of Egypt, poking fun at the regime with an audience of 40 million people. Then he was forced to flee the ...Show More

51:56 | Apr 26th, 2018

Ronan Farrow is an author and journalist who just won the Pulitzer Prize for his reporting on Harvey Weinstein. He’s also the author of a new book, The War on Peace: The End of Diplomacy and the Decline of American Influence.   He speaks with Preet ...Show More

1:08:15 | Apr 12th, 2018

Jeh Johnson ran the Department of Homeland Security Security under President Obama. Johnson previously served as general counsel for the Department of Defense and is also an alum of the Southern District of New York, where he was Assistant U.S. Attor...Show More

51:52 | Apr 5th, 2018

Michael McFaul served as U.S.  Ambassador to Russia during Barack Obama's second term. He speaks with Preet about what Vladimir Putin is like in real life and how it felt to live under constant surveillance in Moscow. McFaul is the author of the upco...Show More

54:38 | Mar 29th, 2018

This week we take an inside look at the opioid crisis. Preet speaks with parent advocate Susan Salomone and Dr. Abigail Herron about the deepening public health crisis and what can be done to solve it. Plus: why can’t President Trump retain any good ...Show More

59:02 | Mar 15th, 2018

Jimmy O'Neill is the commissioner of the NYPD. He talks to Preet about his thirty-year career in the police force, how the cops deal with modern challenges like terror threats, violence in schools, and building trust in the community. Plus: Preet ans...Show More

1:00:00 | Mar 1st, 2018

Shannon Watts is the founder of Moms Demand Action, a group dedicated to address gun violence in America. She sits down with Preet to discuss what can be done in wake of the attack at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.  Do you have a question for ...Show More

43:57 | Feb 22nd, 2018

Christine Todd Whitman is the former governor of New Jersey and the EPA Administrator under George W. Bush. Now she's co-chairing the Democracy Taskforce with Preet. They discuss what it's like to disagree with the President while you're in cabinet a...Show More

45:29 | Feb 8th, 2018

Sheldon Whitehouse is a Democratic Senator from Rhode Island and a long-time member of the judiciary committee. He sits down with Preet to discuss the Nunes memo, the Mueller investigation, and the circus that is Washington D.C. Do you have a questio...Show More

58:50 | Feb 1st, 2018

Floyd Abrams is America's most prominent First Amendment attorney. He's defended cases from the Pentagon Papers to Citizens United. Abrams talks with Preet about his long career and how Trump is different from every other president when it comes to f...Show More

46:55 | Jan 25th, 2018

In her new book, “Unbelievable,” Katy Tur dives into the deeply unglamorous life of covering the 2016 presidential election, from very early mornings to being spit at by voters. Tur broke several important stories while covering the Trump campaign, a...Show More

51:24 | Jan 4th, 2018

Maggie Haberman, White House Correspondent for the New York Times, has been covering Donald Trump since he began considering a run for president and has delivered some of the biggest scoops since he assumed the Oval Office. She sits down with Preet t...Show More

50:59 | Dec 21st, 2017

Preet sits down with Tina Brown, former editor of The New Yorker and Vanity Fair, to talk about working with Harvey Weinstein, what will happen next with the #metoo movement, and her new book about her life in 1980s New York. Plus: Preet answers your...Show More

1:00:00 | Dec 14th, 2017

Our first live show! Preet answers questions from the audience, including his thoughts on the latest with Robert Mueller and whether life as a podcaster is more or less fulfilling than life as a federal prosecutor. (Spoiler: it's not.) Then he talks ...Show More

50:08 | Nov 30th, 2017

How does a group of former White House staffers make politics accessible for a new generation? Preet talks with Pod Save America’s Jon Favreau, Jon Lovett, and Tommy Vietor about their very popular show and how to persuade young voters in a deeply pa...Show More

44:45 | Nov 21st, 2017

What does it feel like to send someone to jail? Is the death penalty unconstitutional? Should judges ever be funny in the courtroom? Preet sits down with Judge Jed Rakoff (United States District Court for the Southern District of New York) for a conv...Show More

45:26 | Nov 16th, 2017

Amidst hundreds of ongoing accusations of sexual assault and harassment in the film and comedy industries, Preet sat down with writer/director/producer Judd Apatow (Knocked Up, The 40 Year-Old Virgin, HBO’s Girls) in his Los Angeles office to talk th...Show More

46:30 | Nov 9th, 2017

Senator Jeff Flake, a Republican from Arizona, recently announced his decision not to run for reelection in 2018, in a speech that rebuked the state of the Republican party and the leadership provided by President Trump. In this wide-ranging conversa...Show More

57:15 | Nov 2nd, 2017

Three days after Robert Mueller's charges against members of the Trump campaign were revealed, Preet talks with Anne Milgram, who has worked closely with Mueller and his investigators as a former Attorney General for the state of New Jersey and feder...Show More

45:44 | Oct 19th, 2017

Preet talks to Benjamin Wittes of Lawfare about the firing of FBI director James Comey, why President Trump should be impeached, and exactly how, given the chance, Wittes would sidekick Vladimir Putin in the chest.

45:30 | Oct 5th, 2017

As the news from the mass shooting in Las Vegas was rolling in Monday morning, Preet sat down with John Miller, Deputy Commissioner of Intelligence & Counter-terrorism of the NYPD as well as a Peabody and Emmy Award-winning journalist. They discuss t...Show More

33:38 | Sep 28th, 2017

Preet talks to his old friend Lisa Monaco, who was chief of staff for now-Special Counsel Robert Mueller at the FBI before serving as President Obama’s Advisor on Homeland Security and Counterterrorism. They discuss how Mueller is approaching the inv...Show More

36:23 | Sep 26th, 2017

What is life like in the Department of Justice under Jeff Sessions?  And what does the Trump Administration mean for civil rights in America? Preet talks to his old friend Vanita Gupta, who led the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division under Pre...Show More

1:09:25 | Sep 19th

On this episode of Stay Tuned, " The Kavanaugh - Trump - Schiff news cycle," host Preet Bharara answers your questions about: -- How government officials should handle classified information -- Whether former deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe would...Show More

06:03 | Sep 16th

In this clip from the CAFE Insider podcast, "Scandal Survey: Donald, Brett, Andy, Felicity," co-hosts Preet Bharara and Anne Milgram discuss a New York Times article about sexual harassment allegations made against Justice Brett Kavanaugh from his ti...Show More

1:24:11 | Sep 12th

This week's Q&A (with Lisa Monaco) starts at 2:07, the interview starts at 17:35, and the button starts at 1:18:45. On this episode of Stay Tuned, "Russian Asset & The 1st Female Firefighter," Lisa Monaco, who served as Assistant to the President fo...Show More

20:00 | Sep 9th

In this clip from the CAFE Insider podcast, "DOJ, KSM, OLC," co-hosts Preet Bharara and Anne Milgram discuss the protracted prosecution of 911 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammad whose military trial is set to begin in January 2021 at the US Naval faci...Show More

1:14:57 | Sep 5th

On this episode of Stay Tuned, "End of the American Century," host Preet Bharara answers your questions about: -- The President’s authority to declassify sensitive information, like the image Trump tweeted of Iran’s Imam Khomeini Space Center after ...Show More

14:01 | Sep 3rd

In this clip from the CAFE Insider podcast, "Ethics: Comey, McCabe, Barr," co-hosts Preet Bharara and Anne Milgram discuss the Inspector General’s report concluding that former FBI Director James Comey violated bureau policy by disclosing memos docum...Show More

1:10:30 | Aug 29th

On this episode of Stay Tuned, "The Opposite of Trump?" host Preet Bharara answers your questions about: -- President Trump’s reported proposal to “nuke” incoming hurricanes -- Why ethics should be taught in school -- Whether the world needs more ...Show More

19:08 | Aug 26th

Today, we're sharing a clip from a recent CAFE Insider Town Call. Preet hopped on the phone for 40 minutes and answered questions in real time from randomly selected members of the CAFE Insider community. In this wide-ranging Q&A, Preet addressed de...Show More

1:22:01 | Aug 22nd

On the 100th episode of Stay Tuned, "What is Justice?," host Preet Bharara answers your questions about: -- NYPD Commissioner James O’Neill’s decision to fire Officer Daniel Pantaleo for his involvement in the 2014 death of Eric Garner -- Senate Ma...Show More

1:14:59 | Aug 15th

On this week’s episode of Stay Tuned, "Gunning for the 2nd Amendment?," host Preet Bharara answers your questions about: -- Obstruction of justice and whether unlawful underlying conduct is necessary to bring a case -- The ICE raids that have resul...Show More

11:00 | Aug 12th

In this clip from the CAFE Insider podcast, "The Death of Jeffrey Epstein," co-hosts Preet and Anne discuss the conspiracy theories about the apparent suicide of the disgraced financier. To hear the full episode, join the CAFE Insider community. RE...Show More

59:55 | Aug 8th

On the 8/7 episode of Stay Tuned, Preet answers your questions about:What laws can be passed to help end America’s gun violence problemThe Supreme Court’s seminal Second Amendment decision in District of Columbia v. HellerWhether proof of an underlyi...Show More

16:49 | Aug 5th

In this clip from the CAFE Insider podcast, Preet and Anne discuss what can be done in response to the mass shootings in El Paso, TX, and Dayton, OH. To hear more, become a member of the CAFE Insider community. REFERENCES AND SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIAL...Show More

1:12:14 | Aug 1st

On the 8/1/19 episode of Stay Tuned, Preet answers your questions about:How the El Chapo case ended up with the federal prosecutors in BrooklynThe limits, if any, on indicting a sitting PresidentWhy grand jury materials are kept secretThe role of con...Show More

11:01 | Jul 29th

In this clip from the CAFE Insider podcast, Preet Bharara and Anne Milgram discuss Russian interference in the 2020 election and the forthcoming nomination of Texas Representative John Ratcliffe to replace Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats....Show More

53:40 | Jul 25th

This special episode of Stay Tuned covers former Special Counsel Bob Mueller’s appearance before the House Judiciary and Intelligence committees on Wednesday, July 24th. Anne Milgram, former Attorney General of New Jersey and co-host of the CAFE Ins...Show More

14:00 | Jul 22nd

In this clip from the CAFE Insider podcast, Preet Bharara and Anne Milgram preview Former Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s upcoming public testimony before the House Judiciary and Intelligence committees. Plus, a moment to honor the legacy of Robert...Show More

1:07:11 | Jul 18th

On this episode of Stay Tuned, Preet answers your questions about:The extent to which the Attorney General has control over federal prosecutors serving in the United States Attorney offices across the countryThe idea that Alex Acosta, as a sitting U....Show More

10:50 | Jul 15th

Released on 7/15/19 In this clip from the CAFE Insider podcast, Preet Bharara and Anne Milgram address reporting that Jeffrey Epstein was an intelligence asset and assess a proposal by Epstein's lawyers that he should be released pending trial into ...Show More

1:06:11 | Jul 11th

On this episode of Stay Tuned, Preet answers listener questions about:A recent court ruling that President Trump cannot block people on TwitterThe Jeffrey Epstein caseAnd the latest developments in the 2020 Census debacle 2020 presidential candidat...Show More

16:38 | Jul 8th

In this clip from the CAFE Insider podcast, Preet and Anne Milgram discuss the unusual process leading up to billionaire Jeffrey Epstein's 2007 Non-Prosecution Agreement with Alex Acosta, then US Attorney for the Southern District of Florida and curr...Show More

59:58 | Jul 4th

Happy Fourth of July! In honor of the country’s birthday, we’re bringing you a special episode of Stay Tuned with Preet… and you!  Last week, we asked you to tell us what patriotism means to you and you have moved us with your overwhelming response....Show More

1:19:53 | Jun 27th

On today’s episode of Stay Tuned, Preet answers your questions about: Prosecutors’ personalities The Supreme Court’s decision in Flowers v. Mississippi, a capital case dealing with a prosecutor’s removal of black people from the jury pool. Preet a...Show More

15:21 | Jun 24th

In this clip from the CAFE Insider podcast, Preet and Anne Milgram discuss the Justice Department’s argument against providing soap and toothbrushes to detained migrant children. To listen to the full episode, become a member at CAFE Insider at cafe...Show More

1:11:21 | Jun 20th

On today’s episode of Stay Tuned, Preet answers your questions about Kellyanne Conway and the consequences of violating the Hatch Act and Paul Manafort’s scuttled transfer to Rikers Island jail. Ben Rhodes, former Deputy National Security Adviser an...Show More

13:38 | Jun 17th

In this clip from the CAFE Insider podcast, Preet and Anne Milgram discuss the Office of Special Counsel’s recommendation to remove Kellyanne Conway from the White House for alleged violations of the Hatch Act and Anne’s first speeding ticket…while s...Show More

1:03:52 | Jun 13th

David McCraw, Deputy General Counsel at the New York Times and author of Truth in our Times: Insider the Fight for Press Freedom in the Age of Alternative Facts, joins Preet for a wide-ranging conversation about press freedoms, press bias, and the le...Show More

1:04:45 | Jun 6th

Benjamin Dreyer, copy chief of Random House and author of the New York Times best  seller Dreyer’s English: An Utterly Correct Guide to Clarity and Style, joins Preet for a wide-ranging conversation about language, writing, and why good writing is a ...Show More

10:35 | Jun 4th

In this clip from the CAFE Insider podcast, Preet and Anne analyze Bill Barr's interview with CBS News and the President's allegations that the top ranks at the FBI committed "treason."  To listen to the full episode, become a member at CAFE Insider...Show More

1:00:53 | May 23rd

To receive these show notes and updates from CAFE via email, sign up at cafe.com/preet. On this episode of Stay Tuned, Preet speaks with David Ignatius, Prize-winning journalist and columnist for the Washington Post. Plus, Preet answers your ques...Show More

12:11 | May 20th

In this clip from the CAFE Insider podcast, Preet and Anne discuss President Trump's approach to pardons and their concerns over process and fairness. To listen to the full episode, become a member at CAFE Insider at cafe.com/insider. REFERENCES...Show More

1:12:24 | May 16th

To receive these show notes and updates from CAFE via email, sign up at cafe.com/preet. On this episode of Stay Tuned, Preet speaks with Valerie Jarrett, President Obama's longest serving adviser and author of "Finding My Voice: My Journey to the...Show More

09:39 | May 13th

In this clip from the CAFE Insider podcast, Preet and Anne discuss the implications of Rudy Giuliani’s now-cancelled trip to Ukraine. To listen to the full episode, become a member at CAFE Insider at cafe.com/insider. To receive the CAFE Brief, a f...Show More

1:15:56 | May 9th

Contempt & The Court (with Joan Biskupic) REFERENCES AND SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS THE Q&A Perjury18 U.S. Code § 1001 OLC Opinions The 1973 and 2000 Office of Legal Counsel memos on indicting a sitting President Executive Privilege & the subp...Show More

11:01 | May 7th

In this clip from the CAFE Insider podcast, Preet and Anne evaluate allegations that Attorney General Bill Barr committed perjury during congressional testimony. To listen to the full episode, become a member at CAFE Insider at cafe.com/insider ...Show More

1:05:44 | May 2nd

Barr Testimony & Accidental Presidents THE Q&A Bill Barr & Bob MuellerBill Barr’s hearing before the Senate Judiciary CommitteeAttorney General Bill Barr’s letter summarizing Mueller’s principal conclusionsBob Mueller’s March 27th letter to Bill...Show More

10:54 | Apr 29th

In this clip from the CAFE Insider podcast, Preet and Anne discuss Attorney General Bill Barr's upcoming congressional testimony and propose effective lines of questioning. To listen to the full episode, become a member at CAFE Insider at cafe.com/i...Show More

1:16:01 | Apr 25th

Ken Feinberg, perhaps America’s most renowned mediator, joins Preet for a wide-ranging discussion about his unique role in the American legal system: the Special Master of victim compensation funds set up in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks, the Vir...Show More

45:49 | Apr 19th

Preet and his guest, Anne Milgram, the former New Jersey Attorney General and co-host of the CAFE Insider podcast, analyze the newly released Mueller report. Bonus analysis from today’s episode is available for CAFE Insider members. To join the Insi...Show More

17:29 | Apr 18th

Preet previews what he’s looking for in the Mueller Report and answers listener questions on the topic as the Stay Tuned team gears up for our special episode: The Mueller Report, featuring Anne Milgram. Coming later today (tomorrow morning at the la...Show More

09:43 | Apr 15th

In this clip from the CAFE Insider podcast, Preet and Anne discuss Wikileaks founder Julian Assange's indictment.  To listen to the full episode, become a member at CAFE Insider at cafe.com/insider Sign up for the free CAFE Brief newsletter whic...Show More

1:17:51 | Apr 11th

Stay Tuned Episode 04/11/19 Bob Caro, the two-time Pulitzer-Prize winning author whose biographies of Robert Moses and LBJ double as studies of political power, joins Preet to kick off a special Stay Tuned series of conversations with writers about ...Show More

11:28 | Apr 8th

In this clip from the CAFE Insider podcast, Preet and Anne discuss the political and legal questions raised by House Committee on Ways and Means Chairman Richard Neal's letter to the IRS requesting six years of President Trump's tax returns.  To lis...Show More

1:03:54 | Apr 4th

Stay Tuned: Security Clearances & The Learning Mindset (with Sal Khan) 04/04/19 Sal Khan, the founder and CEO of the non-profit online education platform Khan Academy, joins Preet for a wide-ranging conversation about teaching, parenting, and the l...Show More

11:14 | Apr 1st

In this clip from CAFE Insider, Preet and his co-host Anne Milgram discuss Mueller's approach to the report and whether Barr will invoke executive privilege. To listen to the full episode, become a member at CAFE Insider at cafe.com/insider   Refe...Show More

1:12:50 | Mar 28th

Steve Martin is a leading prison reform advocate who served as the court-appointed monitor of Rikers Island prison complex in New York. He’s also the co-author of “Texas Prisons: The Walls Came Tumbling Down.” Q&A  -       Attorney General Bill...Show More

13:19 | Mar 25th

In this clip from the CAFE Insider podcast, Preet and his co-host Anne Milgram discuss Mueller’s decision not to take a firm position on the question of whether the president obstructed justice and Attorney General Bill Barr’s decision to absolve the...Show More

06:39 | Mar 18th

In this clip from the latest episode of the CAFE Insider podcast, Preet and his co-host Anne Milgram discuss the New Zealand terror attacks and the tactics available to law enforcement for targeting domestic terrorists. To listen to the full episode...Show More

1:06:37 | Mar 7th

Pete Buttigieg is the Mayor of South Bend, Indiana, and a possible candidate for president in 2020. A Rhodes Scholar and U.S. Navy Reserve veteran, Buttigieg was elected at age of 29. He’s the author of a new book, Shortest Way Home: One Mayor’s Chal...Show More

21:03 | Feb 19th

In this clip from the CAFE Insider podcast, Preet and his co-host Anne Milgram discuss the revelations in former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe’s interview on “60 Minutes.” To listen to the full episode, become a member of CAFE Insider at CAFE.co...Show More

1:07:44 | Feb 14th

The interview was taped on 2/5/19. Adam McKay is an Oscar award-winning director and screenwriter. He was a writer for Saturday Night Live and one of the earliest members of Upright Citizens Brigade, a renown improvisational and sketch comedy gro...Show More

25:50 | Feb 11th

In this clip from the latest episode of the CAFE Insider podcast, Preet and his co-host Anne Milgram discuss whether American Media, Inc.’s threat to publish Jeff Bezos’ intimate texts and photos constitutes as extortion. To listen to the full episo...Show More

1:16:51 | Jan 31st

Interview taped on 1/29/19.   David Frum is a senior editor at the Atlantic, and author of nine books, most recentlyTrumpocracy: The Corruption of the American Republic. He served as a speechwriter and special assistant to the George W. Bush, and s...Show More

19:35 | Jan 28th

“Indicting Roger Stone” January 28, 2019 In this clip of the CAFE Insider podcast, Preet and his co-host Anne Milgram discuss Roger Stone's arrest last week and the charges he faces from the Special Counsel's Office. References made in the e...Show More

59:08 | Jan 24th

Guests:  Kevin Kruse is a Professor of History at Princeton University.  Julian Zelizer is a Professor of History and Public Affairs at Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.  *Interview taped on 1/21/19.   On ...Show More

15:19 | Jan 21st

“THE SPECIAL COUNSEL SPEAKS” January 21, 2019   In this clip of the CAFE Insider podcast, Preet and his co-host Anne Milgram discuss the Buzzfeed report on Trump and Cohen and the Special Counsel’s rare statement. References made in the episod...Show More

1:09:14 | Jan 17th

Guest: David Cohen is the former Deputy Director of the CIA and former Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence in the U.S. Department of the Treasury. He’s currently a partner at WilmerHale. *Interview taped on 1/14/19.    On this...Show More

14:18 | Jan 14th

In a clip from this week's episode of the CAFE Insider podcast, Preet and his co-host Anne Milgram discuss the New York Times bombshell story on Trump and Russia, and the FBI’s counterintelligence inquiry into whether Trump is a Russian asset.  To l...Show More

51:16 | Jan 3rd

John Carlin is a cybersecurity expert and chairs the Global Risk and Crisis Management practice group at Morrison Foerster. He previously served as the Assistant Attorney General for the National Security Division at the Department of Justice and as ...Show More

40:19 | Dec 27th, 2018

Adam Grant is an organizational psychologist and a professor at Wharton Business School. He’s a New York Times bestselling author three times over, and is the co-author of Option B with Sheryl Sandberg.  In one of our favorite episodes of the year, ...Show More

1:01:49 | Dec 20th, 2018

Kara Swisher is a technology journalist and co-founder and editor-at-large of Recode. She also hosts the Recode Decode podcast. She has been called “Silicon Valley’s most feared and well-liked journalist.”  She speaks with Preet about Facebook and th...Show More

55:39 | Dec 13th, 2018

Michael Lewis is the author of fifteen books, including Moneyball and The Big Short. His new book, The Fifth Risk, takes on the Trump administration. He speaks with Preet about the dedication of the civil service, Trump’s attack on trust, and the dan...Show More

1:08:12 | Dec 6th, 2018

Comedian Kumail Nanjiani is the Oscar-nominated screenwriter of "The Big Sick," and stars in "Silicon Valley". He speaks with Preet about immigrating from Pakistan, getting political on Twitter, and who he’d play in a movie about the Trump administra...Show More

28:17 | Dec 1st, 2018

Preet and Anne Milgram make sense of Michael Cohen’s latest guilty plea, this time in the Mueller investigation. This episode was available to CAFE Insiders on Thursday. Become a member at cafe.com/insider.

1:03:44 | Nov 29th, 2018

Preet talks with Bob Bauer, who served as White House Counsel to President Obama, about the universe of lawyers surrounding President Trump.

08:17 | Nov 26th, 2018

In a clip from this week's episode of the CAFE Insider Podcast, Preet and his co-host Anne Milgram dissect Chief Justice Roberts’s message to President Trump. To listen to the whole episode, become a member at cafe.com/insider.

1:10:50 | Nov 21st, 2018

Chuck Todd is the host of Meet the Press and political director for NBC News. He spoke with Preet in front of a packed house in D.C. about the blue tornado of the midterms, being insulted by the President on twitter, and who should run in 2020. Plus...Show More

19:15 | Nov 20th, 2018

Preet and his CAFE Insider co-host Anne Milgram, former Attorney General of New Jersey, discuss President Trump's impending written deposition and whether the administration will come to regret appointing Matt Whitaker. Part 1 of 2. Go to cafe.com/in...Show More

1:09:53 | Nov 15th, 2018

Michael Beschloss is a historian and the author of the new book, Presidents of War. He speaks with Preet about what the past can teach us about the Trump presidency, why history should matter to our leaders, and his wonderful, shade-filled twitter fe...Show More

39:10 | Nov 8th, 2018

David Axelrod, the chief strategist for both of Barack Obama's presidential campaigns, is the director of the University of Chicago's non-partisan Institute of Politics and the host of The Axe Files podcast. He talks to Preet about Tuesday's midterms...Show More

1:13:44 | Nov 1st, 2018

Jeffrey Toobin, a former prosecutor, is the chief legal analyst at CNN and a staff writer at the New Yorker. In front of a packed house at the Town Hall in New York, he speaks with Preet about Trump and the rule of law, Kavanaugh and the court, and w...Show More

55:33 | Oct 25th, 2018

Samantha Bee is the host of Full Frontal, the weekly comedy show on TBS, and was a long-time correspondent on The Daily Show. She speaks with Preet about #MeToo, women’s anger, and finding humor in very dark news. Plus, that time she got in trouble f...Show More

1:02:04 | Oct 18th, 2018

Fareed Zakaria is the host of Fareed Zakaria GPS on CNN, and a foreign affairs columnist for the Washington Post. He speaks with Preet about the apparent murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who he has known for more than a decade. And, as Nikki Hal...Show More

1:03:01 | Oct 11th, 2018

Max Boot was a senior policy advisor for three Republican presidential campaigns. He’s now a columnist at the Washington Post, and the author of The Corrosion of Conservatism: Why I Left the Right. He speaks with Preet about the future of our two-par...Show More

57:20 | Oct 4th, 2018

Jane Mayer, Chief Washington Correspondent for the New Yorker, broke the story of Deborah Ramirez and her allegations against Brett Kavanaugh. She talks to Preet about the leads she’s still chasing, where the FBI should be looking, and how the Senate...Show More

44:59 | Sep 28th, 2018

Friday morning, Preet sat down with Anne Milgram, former Attorney General of New Jersey, to discuss Thursday's extraordinary testimony by Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and Brett Kavanaugh. This episode was recorded before Senator Jeff Flake announced he ...Show More

1:06:07 | Sep 27th, 2018

Nicolle Wallace is the host of "Deadline: White House" on MSNBC, and advised George W. Bush and John McCain. She talks with Preet about the chaos of the Kavanaugh nomination, what it means for the midterms, and compares Donald Trump and Sarah Palin. ...Show More

1:12:05 | Sep 20th, 2018

Sally Jenkins writes about sports for the Washington Post. She talks with Preet about Serena Williams’s controversial U.S. Open final, the surprising history of the NFL, and the value of fairness on and off the field. Plus, Preet’s take on Brett Kav...Show More

1:08:11 | Sep 13th, 2018

Ron Klain has worked on the confirmation or selection of eight Supreme Court Justices. He was chief of staff to Al Gore, Joe Biden, and Janet Reno, and Chief Counsel to the Senate Judiciary Committee. He talks to Preet about the Kavanaugh hearings, t...Show More

1:01:37 | Sep 6th, 2018

Jonathan Swan covers the White House for Axios. He talks with Preet about the latest leaks from the West Wing, how he separates facts from spin, and which of his high-powered sources uses Comic Sans.  Plus, Preet dissects the implications of the Pre...Show More

56:28 | Aug 30th, 2018

Cyrus Habib is the Lieutenant Governor of Washington State. He lost his eyesight to cancer at age 8, went on to Yale, and became the first Iranian-American to hold statewide office. He talks with Preet about his remarkable life, the midterms, and gov...Show More

38:39 | Aug 22nd, 2018

Joyce Vance was the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Alabama during the Obama Administration. She joins Preet to talk through the guilty plea of Donald Trump's former personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, and the conviction of his former campaign...Show More

1:07:20 | Aug 16th, 2018

John Carreyrou is the author of Bad Blood, a book about the rise and fall of healthcare startup Theranos. For year, Theranos and its founder, Elizabeth Holmes, conned investors and customers with the promise of a new blood testing technology. Carreyr...Show More

1:00:39 | Aug 9th, 2018

Steve Schmidt was a top Republican strategist - until he left the party this June. He joins Preet to talk about Trump's appeal, the silence of Congressional Republicans, and what's next for principled conservatives.  Plus, Preet's thoughts on the fi...Show More

23:45 | Aug 6th, 2018

In this special bonus episode, Preet and Katie Couric interview each other. Katie gets Preet's thoughts on Comey, Cuomo, and 2020. Then Preet asks Katie about the future of CBS president Les Moonves and her experience broadcasting live on September 1...Show More

1:00:00 | Aug 2nd, 2018

Bill Browder is a campaigner for justice in Russia. In Helsinki, Vladimir Putin asked for Bill to be handed over to the Russian government - a request that President Trump called "an incredible offer." Bill is back to talk about what’s changed for hi...Show More

31:35 | Jul 31st, 2018

The first season of CAFE’s newest podcast, ReMade in America, wraps up this week. Here’s one last highlight for Stay Tuned listeners: host Bassem Youssef’s conversation with comedian Cameron Esposito.  And the final episode of ReMade is out today, f...Show More

1:08:29 | Jul 26th, 2018

Jeremy Bash was Chief of Staff at the CIA and the Department of Defense under President Obama. He joins Preet to discuss the Helsinki Summit, Mueller’s indictment of 12 Russian intelligence operatives and what leverage Putin might have over President...Show More

00:46 | Jul 17th, 2018

This week, Preet is a special guest on CAFE's other hit podcast, Remade In America, hosted by comedian Bassem Youssef. Here's a sneak preview. Bassem was known as the Jon Stewart of Egypt. Now, he's living in exile and finding his footing in a new c...Show More

13:50 | Jun 26th, 2018

There’s a new podcast in the Cafe family: ReMade in America, hosted by comedian Bassem Youssef. In this episode, Bassem speaks with journalist Maria Hinojosa, host of NPR’s Latino USA, about her own immigration journey, diversity in journalism, and h...Show More

53:15 | Mar 8th, 2018

Adam Schiff is the ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee. He talks about the notorious Nunes memo, and the Democratic response he helped draft. He also gives some advice for how Democrats should position themselves for the upcoming mid...Show More

01:02 | Sep 19th, 2017

Join Preet Bharara, the former U.S. Attorney who fought corruption, financial fraud and violent crime, in a series about justice and fairness.

01:47 | Sep 18th, 2017

Join Preet Bharara, the former U.S. Attorney who fought corruption, financial fraud and violent crime, in a series about justice and fairness. Coming Wednesday, September 20th.