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How can the past help inform today’s most pressing challenges? Every Tuesday, award-winning historians Heather Cox Richardson and Joanne Freeman use their encyclopedic knowledge of US history to bring the past to life. Together, they make sense of the week in news by discussing the people, ideas, and events that got us here today. Now and Then is produced by CAFE and the Vox Media Podcast Network.
 
Elie Honig spent fourteen years as a federal and state prosecutor in New York and New Jersey. Now he peels back the curtain on the real-life, inside stories of the modern-day mafia with unprecedented access to the people who lived them. The fear, the pressure, the setbacks, and the triumphs. What does it take to bring down the world’s most secretive criminal organization? Up Against The Mob is produced by CAFE and the Vox Media Podcast Network.
 
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In this bonus from Stay Tuned, Preet asks Ford Foundation president Darren Walker a series of lightning round questions. Thank you for being a member of the CAFE Insider community. Stay Tuned with Preet is produced by CAFE and the Vox Media Podcast Network. Executive Producer: Tamara Sepper; Senior Editorial Producer: Adam Waller; Technical Directo…
 
Preet answers listener questions about whether the House Select Committee On the January 6th Attack can enforce its subpoena of former White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon and the concerns about “the slow-moving coup,” described by comedian Bill Maher. Plus, does a certain Supreme Court justice listen to Stay Tuned? Then, Preet interviews Darr…
 
Martin Scorsese’s iconic film Goodfellas introduced generations to life in the mafia. In this Up Against the Mob season finale, Elie is joined by two former SDNY colleagues, Lisa Zornberg, former Chief of the Criminal Division, and Daniel Chung, a former Assistant U.S. Attorney. They examine the story of Goodfellas, analyzing what’s accurate, what’…
 
In this bonus for CAFE Insiders, Elie Honig and Safeena Mecklai take listeners behind the scenes of the sixth and final episode of this season of Up Against the Mob. They discuss why Goodfellas is the perfect film to illustrate the real-life modern day mafia, the central role of nicknames and food in mob culture, and what Elie hopes listeners take …
 
In this sample from the CAFE Insider podcast, Preet and Joyce discuss the latest developments in the Department of Justice’s challenge to Texas’s restrictive abortion law: the district court order temporarily blocking enforcement of the law, the Fifth Circuit’s reinstatement of the law, and DOJ’s latest court filing challenging the Fifth Circuit’s …
 
In this episode of the CAFE Insider podcast, Preet and Joyce discuss the latest developments in the Department of Justice’s challenge to Texas’s restrictive abortion law, including the district court order temporarily blocking enforcement of the law and the Fifth Circuit’s reinstatement of the law. They also break down the indications that former T…
 
"Note From Barb" is now a part of the CAFE Insider subscription. Barb McQuade is the former U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan, a law professor at the University of Michigan, and an NBC News/MSNBC legal analyst. To access the full transcript of Barb’s note, head to CAFE.com: https://cafe.com/notes-from-contributors/note-from-barb-ha…
 
“Backstage” is a special segment of Now & Then exclusively for members of CAFE Insider. In this installment, Heather and Joanne discuss their research of Henry Clay and the fundamentals of political research. Thank you for being a member of the CAFE Insider community. For references & supplemental materials, head to: cafe.com/now-and-then/backstage…
 
On this episode of Now & Then, “Speakers of the House: Velvet Gloves and Iron Fists,” Heather Cox Richardson and Joanne Freeman revisit significant Speakers of the House and the development of the role in American politics. They reflect on legendary Speakers Henry Clay, Thomas Brackett Reed, and Tip O’Neill. In the process, they examine how Speaker…
 
“Note From Melissa” is the latest addition to the CAFE Insider subscription. Melissa Murray is an NYU Law Professor, the co-host of the Strict Scrutiny podcast, and an MSNBC legal analyst. To access the full transcript of Melissa’s note, head to CAFE.com: https://cafe.com/notes-from-contributors/note-from-melissa-the-supreme-court-shadows-and-light…
 
Preet answers a listener question about the request made by Joel Greenberg, an associate of Rep. Matt Gaetz, to delay his sentencing so he can continue cooperating with the government in a sex trafficking probe. He also answers questions about the DOJ’s announcement that it is reviewing its decision not to prosecute the FBI agents who mishandled th…
 
In this bonus from Stay Tuned, Preet asks former CISA Director Chris Krebs a series of lightning round questions. Thank you for being a member of the CAFE Insider community. For references & supplemental materials, head to: https://cafe.com/stay-tuned-bonus/stay-tuned-bonus-10-7-chris-krebs/ Stay Tuned with Preet is produced by CAFE Studios and the…
 
In this bonus for CAFE Insiders, Elie Honig and Safeena Mecklai take listeners behind the scenes of the fifth episode of Up Against the Mob. They discuss why ruthless mobsters are sometimes seen as empathetic figures, the extent to which the wives of mafia figures are culpable for their husbands’ crimes, and what poker can teach us about the crimin…
 
In this sample from the CAFE Insider podcast, Preet and Joyce discuss the subpoenas issued by the House select committee investigating the January 6th insurrection at the Capitol. They also break down the mechanisms for compelling Congressional testimony and for holding someone accountable for defying a subpoena. In the full episode, Preet and Joyc…
 
In this episode of the CAFE Insider podcast, Preet and Joyce discuss the latest developments regarding reproductive rights, including the Department of Justice’s emergency request to block Texas’s restrictive abortion law, and the forthcoming Supreme Court case where the state of Mississippi has asked the Court to overturn Roe v. Wade. They also br…
 
“Backstage” is a special segment of Now & Then exclusively for members of CAFE Insider. In this installment, Heather and Joanne discuss the role of politics in their historical awakenings and their shared passion for democratic governance. Thank you for being a member of the CAFE Insider community. For references & supplemental materials, head to: …
 
On this episode of Now & Then, “Split Party Politics,” Heather Cox Richardson and Joanne Freeman discuss cycles of in-fighting, tension and collapse in American political parties. They begin with the Federalists and their ill-fated Hartford Convention, explain the reconstitution of both the Democrats and Republicans during the early 1880s, and talk…
 
In this episode of Stay Tuned, Preet answers listener questions about the workings of the Securities and Exchange Commission, including, among other things, the overlapping jurisdiction of the SEC and U.S. attorney offices, and the difference between criminal and civil securities fraud. Then, Preet interviews SEC Chair Gary Gensler. Gensler has bee…
 
In this bonus from Stay Tuned, SEC Chair Gary Gensler answers questions from the audience at the Code Conference. Thank you for being a member of the CAFE Insider community. For references & supplemental materials, head to CAFE.com. Stay Tuned with Preet is produced by CAFE Studios and the Vox Media Podcast Network. Executive Producer: Tamara Seppe…
 
James Gagliano was fresh out of the FBI Academy when he drew a bizarre assignment: safeguarding Sammy “The Bull” Gravano, a former Gambino mob boss who had recently flipped, becoming one of the government’s most important, and endangered, cooperating witnesses. Gagliano reveals details from those first few months when he lived with and protected Sa…
 
In this bonus for CAFE Insiders, Elie Honig and Safeena Mecklai take listeners behind the scenes of the fourth episode of Up Against the Mob. They discuss the challenge of managing relationships with cooperating witnesses, navigating high profile investigations, and the dynamic between prosecutors and FBI agents. Thank you for being a member of the…
 
On this special episode of CAFE Insider, Joyce Vance interviews Lee Gelernt, the Deputy Director of the ACLU’s Immigrants’ Rights Project. Gelernt is one of the country’s leading civil rights lawyers. During the Trump administration, he filed lawsuits challenging the White House’s most draconian immigration policies, including the ban on individual…
 
With Preet out this week, Joyce interviews Lee Gelernt, the Deputy Director of the ACLU’s Immigrants’ Rights Project. The exclusive portion of the interview for members of CAFE Insider begins at 47:21. Gelernt is one of the country’s leading civil rights lawyers. During the Trump administration, he filed lawsuits challenging the White House’s most …
 
"Note From Asha" is a part of the CAFE Insider subscription. Asha Rangappa is a lawyer, former FBI Special Agent, and current CNN analyst. She's also a Senior Lecturer at Yale University's Jackson Institute for Global Affairs. To access the full transcript of Asha's note, head to: https://cafe.com/notes-from-contributors/note-from-asha-never-let-yo…
 
“Backstage” is a special segment of Now & Then exclusively for members of CAFE Insider. In this installment, Heather and Joanne discuss what makes debt fascinating and how ostensibly dry histories can actually be exciting. Thank you for being a member of the CAFE Insider community. For references & supplemental materials, head to: cafe.com/now-and-…
 
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