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The National Security Law Podcast (aka the NSL Podcast) is a weekly review of the latest legal controversies associated with the U.S. government’s national security activities and institutions, featuring Professors Bobby Chesney and Steve Vladeck of the University of Texas at Austin. They bring different perspectives to these issues, but always in a friendly spirit. The program is fast-paced but detail-rich, and is meant for lawyers and non-lawyers alike. If you’ve been looking for a thoughtful yet enjoyable way to keep up with and better understand these issues, the National Security Law Podcast is the show for you. To join the conversation, follow nslpodcast on Twitter (@nslpodcast).

The National Security Law Podcast (aka the NSL Podcast) is a weekly review of the latest legal controversies associated with the U.S. government’s national security activities and institutions, featuring Professors Bobby Chesney and Steve Vladeck of the University of Texas at Austin. They bring different perspectives to these issues, but always in a friendly spirit. The program is fast-paced but detail-rich, and is meant for lawyers and non-lawyers alike. If you’ve been looking for a thoughtful yet enjoyable way to keep up with and better understand these issues, the National Security Law Podcast is the show for you. To join the conversation, follow nslpodcast on Twitter (@nslpodcast).
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The National Security Law Podcast (aka the NSL Podcast) is a weekly review of the latest legal controversies associated with the U.S. government’s national security activities and institutions, featuring Professors Bobby Chesney and Steve Vladeck of the University of Texas at Austin. They bring different perspectives to these issues, but always in a friendly spirit. The program is fast-paced but detail-rich, and is meant for lawyers and non-lawyers alike. If you’ve been looking for a thoughtful yet enjoyable way to keep up with and better understand these issues, the National Security Law Podcast is the show for you. To join the conversation, follow nslpodcast on Twitter (@nslpodcast).

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Episodes

Episode 139: Hello from Austin…Hall?

10/17/2019
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We recorded today before a live audience in Austin! Austin Hall, that is, on the campus of Harvard Law School! Special thanks to Matt Morris and the great students of the Harvard National Security &...

Duration:01:53:23

Episode 138: “That’s Nobody’s Business But the Turks”

10/9/2019
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In addition to quoting They Might Be Giants lyrics, this week’s episode features cohosts Bobby Chesney and Steve Vladeck taking on three big issues: The Impeachment Inquiry & the White House Counsel’s Letter on Non-Cooperation...

Duration:01:09:24

Episode 137: Do Us a Favor Though Because This Podcast Has Been Through a Lot

9/26/2019
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So, you’ll never guess what we’re going to talk about in this week’s episode. [Editor’s note: Guys, you can’t just say that and then put in no further details in these shownotes. Get back to...

Duration:01:17:10

Episode 136: This Podcast Needs a Reboot!

9/18/2019
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And we’re back, with a lot of news to cover! Tune in for discussion and (respectful) debate with our cohosts, Professors Vladeck and Chesney, as the review: Is it proper for the DNI to withhold...

Duration:01:16:07

Episode 135: Do You Hear the Podcast Sing

9/11/2019
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Tune in to the latest episode of the National Security Law Podcast as your co-hosts Professors Chesney and Vladeck discuss and debate: On the 18th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks: which elements of current counterterrorism...

Duration:01:10:26

Episode 134: A Very Brady Episode

9/4/2019
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And we are back with more discussion and debate of the latest national security legal news! Tune in for cohosts Steve Vladeck and Bobby Chesney as they take up: Domestic terrorism and the questions such...

Duration:01:07:45

Episode 133: You Are “Hereby Ordered” To Listen To This Podcast

8/28/2019
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Well, that’s not quite what the President said. It was something about American companies and trade with China, not you and your podcast app. And IEEPA can’t be used to make anyone listen to this podcast, we...

Duration:01:11:54

Episode 132: On the Way to Greenland!

8/20/2019
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And we are back with more debate and discussion concerning the latest national security and law news! In this week’s episode, co-hosts Bobby Chesney and Steve Vladeck explore: The legal complexities that followed from the...

Duration:01:06:55

Episode 131: El Paso and Domestic Terrorism

8/6/2019
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This week’s episode features an extended discussion of domestic terrorism as a legal category and as a policy category, in light of the attack in El Paso. Among other aspects, we discuss: Substantive criminal charging...

Duration:01:22:04

Episode 130: In Case of Vacancy, Who Becomes Our Acting Podcast Host?

7/31/2019
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And we’re back with a new episode, with co-hosts Steve Vladeck and Bobby Chesney discussing and debating the latest national security law news (and, let’s face it, engaging in *lots* of digressions). This week we’ve...

Duration:01:17:10

Episode 129: This Is Quite the War Powers Podcast

7/24/2019
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This week on the National Security Law Podcast, with co-hosts Bobby Chesney and Steve Vladeck: War Powers: Congressional testimony from the State Department’s Acting Legal Advisor confirms that the administration has placed AQIM on the list...

Duration:01:37:32

Episode 128: Now Witness the Power of this Fully Armed and Operational [PCLOB]!

7/17/2019
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For our latest episode, we offer you NSL Podcast Mad Libs in lieu of show notes! We’re back after a __ [number]-week break, and there have been some ____ [noun] security law developments in the...

Duration:01:37:16

Episode 127: It’s Bobby Bonilla Day!

7/1/2019
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Welcome back to the National Security Law Podcast, where co-hosts Bobby Chesney and Steve Vladeck cross-swords with courtesy and nerdistry while reviewing the latest national security legal news (along with a healthy does of frivolity...

Duration:01:24:33

Episode 126: Sometimes, “Nothing” Is Important

6/26/2019
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We are back with the latest in national security legal developments, with Professors Chesney and Vladeck agreeing where they can and arguing respectfully (and, let’s face it, nerdishly) where they can’t. On tap this week:...

Duration:01:43:18

Episode 125: Worst of Both Worlds

6/18/2019
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We are back with the latest national security law news, with your co-hosts Steve Vladeck and Bobby Chesney explaining, debating, and–let’s face it–geeking out. This week we’ve got: War Powers: The latest events in the...

Duration:01:09:17

Episode 124: Who’s Ron Swanson?!?

6/13/2019
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And we are back, after a one-week hiatus, with loads of national security law debate and discussion, not to mention some Grade B frivolity! On tap for Professors Vladeck and Chesney: Detention of Enemy Combatants:...

Duration:01:27:23

Episode 123: Our Gym Was Named for the Espionage Act Guy???

5/28/2019
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In a final episode before taking a one-week travel break, co-hosts Bobby Chesney and Steve Vladeck discuss and debate an array of recent national security law developments including: Assange & the Espionage Act: DOJ has...

Duration:01:26:38

Episode 122: That Didn’t Fly for Buchanan…

5/21/2019
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In this week’s episode, Professors Vladeck and Chesney discuss and debate: The district court ruling in Trump v. Committee on Oversight, in which the court rejects an attempt to quash a subpoena directed at an accounting...

Duration:01:43:30

Episode 121: The Persian Gulf of Tonkin

5/15/2019
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In this week’s episode, Steve Vladeck and Bobby Chesney debate and discuss the latest national security legal news, including: Iran – The prospect of some form of armed conflict with Iran, and the various legal...

Duration:01:32:49

Episode 120: Bran, Bron, What’s the Difference?

5/7/2019
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And we’re back! Tune in as Professors Chesney and Vladeck discuss and debate the latest national security legal news, including: The legal framework for Congressional subpoenas (and the problems that arise when the Executive Branch...

Duration:01:15:02