Hearing with Tali Farhadian Weinstein

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Tali Farhadian Weinstein is a candidate to become the next District Attorney of Manhattan. She believes in building a criminal justice system driven by empathy, humility, and accountability. But how? She’ll start by listening.

On Hearing, Tali – a veteran of the Obama Justice Department and former General Counsel to the Brooklyn District Attorney – hosts expansive, thoughtful conversations with policy experts, journalists, and community members. Her guests come from a wide range of backgrounds, but they are all engaged in the battle for a more progressive justice system, one that balances safety and fairness and delivers on equity. Tali believes that leaders listen. Each episode of Hearing welcomes you into her thought process as her campaign and perspective evolve. It’s a new kind of political podcast, where listeners will hear a candidate using her prosecutorial instincts to ask the right questions, and share the answers.

Criminal justice reform isn’t theoretical – it’s an urgent project with real consequences. Tali invites you to join her as she carves a path to a fair and fearless future.

Visit taliforda.com for more information. Paid for by New Yorkers for Tali.

Most Recent Episode

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Fatima Shama, the Executive Director of the Fresh Air Fund, joins Tali for an urgent conversation about how to keep kids safe and help them thrive - both in the midst…

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Enough is Enough (w/ Jackie Rowe-Adams)

Jackie Rowe-Adams (Harlem Mothers S.A.V.E.) tells Tali the story of her family’s tragic experiences with gun violence, and explains how Harlem Mothers S.A.V.E. envisions the community’s collaboration with NYPD to…

Let Him Go Home (w/ Tikia Mosley)

Inspired by a conversation about sentencing reform with Pulitzer Prize-winner James Forman, Jr., Tali talks to Tikia Mosley, whose father served 25 years in prison for committing three small robberies.This…

A Collective Redemption (w/ Rabbi Angela Buchdahl)

Rabbi Angela Buchdahl, the Senior Rabbi of Manhattan’s Central Synagogue, joins Tali for a conversation about the points of intersection around faith, personal identity, and the fight for racial justice…

Moral Imagination (w/ Cory Booker)

Senator Cory Booker sits down with Tali for a conversation about moments that shape our morals and mold our approach to justice - for better or for worse.This show is…

The Women of the Court (w/ Neal Katyal)

Tali welcomes Neal Katyal (who’s argued more than 40 cases before the Supreme Court) for a conversation about the powerful legacies of Justices Ginsburg, O’Connor, Kagan, and Sotomayor. With Judge…

A Journey To A Place of Trust (w/ Jiayang Fan)

New Yorker staff writer Jiayang Fan joins Tali to talk about doing justice in immigrant communities - both legally and narratively.This show is paid for by New Yorkers for Tali. To…

Prologue: The Law Can Never Be Impersonal (w/ Malcolm Gladwell)

Malcolm Gladwell and Tali have been friends for decades - but there’s an important story about her family’s history that she’s never shared with him.This show is paid for by…

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I’m Tali Farhadian Weinstein. I’m a candidate for Manhattan District Attorney, and I believe that leaders listen. Each week on this show, you’ll hear in-depth conversations about building a better…

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