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The Legal Geeks are proud to be attorneys and geeks. We have been recognized by the ABA Journal Web 100 for one of the best legal podcasts in 2017 and nominated for Best Podcast by the Geekie Awards in 2015. Please enjoy our podcasts exploring legal issues Sci Fi, comic books, and pop culture, from Star Wars to Captain America and all things geek. Our podcasts are not legal advice and for entertainment only.

The Legal Geeks are proud to be attorneys and geeks. We have been recognized by the ABA Journal Web 100 for one of the best legal podcasts in 2017 and nominated for Best Podcast by the Geekie Awards in 2015. Please enjoy our podcasts exploring legal issues Sci Fi, comic books, and pop culture, from Star Wars to Captain America and all things geek. Our podcasts are not legal advice and for entertainment only.

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The Legal Geeks are proud to be attorneys and geeks. We have been recognized by the ABA Journal Web 100 for one of the best legal podcasts in 2017 and nominated for Best Podcast by the Geekie Awards in 2015. Please enjoy our podcasts exploring legal issues Sci Fi, comic books, and pop culture, from Star Wars to Captain America and all things geek. Our podcasts are not legal advice and for entertainment only.

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English

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6504215234


Episodes

Plane Crashes and Summer Blizzards in Tokyo Ice Age!

6/5/2020
The Ultra Q episode "Tokyo Ice Age," is a wild story with plane crashes, child safety, and fighter pilot turned drunk jewel thief. Nari Ely and Josh Gilliland put on their cold weather gear for in-depth legal analysis of this time when cars did not have seatbelts and the idea of a nuclear reactor in Antarctica can be a plot point that no one worries about. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/thelegalgeeks)

Duration:00:49:51

Civil Liability in Jaws

6/2/2020
Amity Island has more than a shark problem....it has legal liability. Joshua Gilliland is joined by his friends Steve Chu and Kathy Steinman to discuss the municipal liability in the 1975 classic JAWS in honor of the film's 45 anniversary. Was Mayor Vaughn right to keep the beaches open? Was the medical examiner pressured by the mayor to change to cause of death for the first shark attack victim to "boating accident"? Is Amity legally responsible for the death of Alex Kitner? What about the...

Duration:00:59:57

Mothra Says People Aren't Property

5/21/2020
Why does an entrepreneur think he can take people from an island, shoot those in his way, and then declare those six inch tall twin women are his property to perform in a live musical show? Just what is his liability when a giant angry moth attacks to rescue the enslaved twin women? Attorneys Joshua Gilliland and Nari Ely explore these issues and more from the classic Mothra. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/thelegalgeeks)

Duration:00:42:04

Goodbye, Farewell, and Amen to The Clone Wars

5/16/2020
We say goodbye to The Clone Wars with our review of Victory and Death. Join Josh Gilliland, Thomas Harper, and Stephen Tollafield for one last mission with Ahsoka Tano and Captain Rex, as they discuss treason, lawful demotions, desertion, pseudocide, and the duty to bury. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/thelegalgeeks)

Duration:00:47:52

Lawyers on Gamera 3, The Revenge of Iris

5/11/2020
Josh Gilliland and Nari Ely review the conclusion to the Heisei Gamera trilogy, Gamera 1999: Revenge of Iris! Did Ms. Asakura kidnap Ayana from the hospital? Could Aynana be prosecuted for the deaths in her village? Could she qualify for the insanity defense? Join Josh and Nari as they discuss these issues and more. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/thelegalgeeks)

Duration:01:03:21

Judges on the 40th Anniversary of Empire Strikes Back

5/4/2020
This Star Wars Day we celebrate the 40th Anniversary of The Empire Strikes Back. We ask three judges what "Empire" means to them and for their analysis of a legal issue in the film. Our judicial interviews include: Circuit Judge John Owens, 9th Circuit Court of Appeals; New York Judge Matthew Sciarrino, Acting Justice Supreme Court at Kings County Supreme Court; and Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Carol Najera The introduction music is Interstellar Space by John Bartmann and is...

Duration:00:47:55

Shattered Legal Analysis of The Clone Wars

5/2/2020
Just how do you remove a traitorous leader from office who has perpetrated a massive fraud upon the galaxy to justify a war that has eroded civil liberties? We can tell you, it is not to confront that leader with lightsabers in what looks like a military coup d'etat. Join Josh Gilliland, Thomas Harper, and Stephen Tollafield as they analyze the pentuntalemt episode of The Clone Wars, “Shattered.” They discuss Treason, Mutiny, Sedation, Excessive Force of Pretrial Detainees, and the big...

Duration:01:10:33

Gamera Attack of Legion Legal Review!

5/1/2020
The Review of the Gamera Trilogy continues with Gamera 2: Attack of Legion! Would common carriers need Kaiju evasion plans? Plus our continued discussion of Article 9 of the Japanese Constitution. Join Nari Ely and Josh Gilliland for their discussion of Gamera. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/thelegalgeeks)

Duration:00:45:47

Clone Wars - Phantom Apprentice

4/29/2020
Our legal review of the Siege of Mandalore continues with The Phantom Apprentice! What are the legal risks for Clone Troopers in combating Maul’s forces? Was Almec’s custodial interrogation proper? Do Maul’s followers meet the legal definition of “Gang”? Join Josh Gilliland, Thomas Harper, and Stephen Tollafield as they confront these issues and more. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/thelegalgeeks)

Duration:00:48:11

Liberate Mandalore

4/21/2020
False surrenders. Military invasions. Civilian advisors. Josh Gilliland, Thomas Harper, and Stephen Tollafield confront the issues of Perfidy at Yerbana, whether the invasion of Mandalore to capture Maul was similar to capturing Manuel Noriega, the Bailment of Ahsoka’s Lightsabers, and more, in our review The Clone Wars episode “Old Friends Not Forgotten.” Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/thelegalgeeks)

Duration:00:56:58

Review and Analysis of The Clone Wars episode Together Again

4/16/2020
Is it cool for Ahsoka Tano to hide bombs around the Pykes’ Spice processing plant? Could she be prosecuted for murder if anyone died? Or was it all self-defense? Join Josh Gilliland, Thomas Harper, and Stephen Tollafield as they discuss these issues and more in The Clone Wars episode Together Again. Be sure to check out Ryloth Relics for their amazing challenge coins and patches. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/thelegalgeeks)

Duration:00:34:17

Gamera Guardian of the Universe

4/14/2020
The Heisei Gamera Trilogy is the Gold Standard of Kaiju movies. Attorneys Josh Gilliland and Nari Ely geek out of the giant-jet-turtle-powered legal issues in Gamera Guardian of the Universe. Could the police just deputize and Ornithologist for an investigation? Would a flock of Gyaos be outside police jurisdiction? Would the government's use of the Fukuoka Dome amount to a government taking? Plus did Asagi have a valid justification to cut school? Join Josh and Nari for their...

Duration:01:32:38

Giant Moles and Adequate Labeling of Sweet Honey on Ultra-Q

4/9/2020
What is a company's liability if an employee is professionally jealous of a coworker, whose act of corporate sabotage results in a giant mole derailing trains? Well, if those legal issues keep you up at night, attorneys Joshua Gilliland and Nari Ely have answers for you. Tune in as they discuss and analyze the classic Ultra Q episode, The Terror of Sweet Honey. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/thelegalgeeks)

Duration:01:13:26

Can the Pykes Just Toss People in Jail and other thoughts from Clone Wars "Dangerous Debt"

4/7/2020
Did Trace and Rafa have a cause of action against the Jedi Order or Republic for the accidental death of their parents in Ziro the Hutt’s prison escape? Is the Pyke Syndicate a government or just organized crime? Join Josh Gilliland, Thomas Harper, and Stephen Tollafield for their analysis of the Clone Wars episode Dangerous Debt. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/thelegalgeeks)

Duration:00:35:52

Did Ultraman Commit a War Crime?

4/3/2020
The classic Ultraman episode Shoot the Invader has our hero destroy an Alien Baltan spacecraft with 2.03 Baltans onboard. The Baltan homeworld was destroyed by a "mad scientist" with nuclear weapons. Were the Baltans refugees? Did Ultraman commit genocide by destroying their ship? Joshua Gilliland and Nari Ely explores these issues and more in Ultraman! Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/thelegalgeeks)

Duration:00:56:02

Contracts that Violate Public Policy on The Clone Wars

3/31/2020
Do you need a pilot's license to fly a starship? What happens if you cross into a military no fly zone? And who would enter a contract with galactic gangsters? Join Joshua Gilliland, Thomas Harper, and Stephen Tollafield as they review some really legally dangerous personal decisions on The Clone Wars episode "Deal No Deal." Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/thelegalgeeks)

Duration:01:00:20

Picard La Fin

3/30/2020
Admissions of Murder! Mutilation of android corpses! Justified homicide! Join attorneys Joshua Gilliland, Christine Peek, and Steve Chu are they boldly explore the season finale of Star Trek Picard! Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/thelegalgeeks)

Duration:01:26:40

Ultraman Parental Liability for the Kaiju that Caused Japan to Shelter in Place

3/27/2020
What is a parent's liability if their child commits trespassing to draw a kaiju on a pipe that comes to life and shuts down the economy of Japan? Join attorneys Joshua Gilliland and Nari Ely as they explore the world of parental liability and quarantine laws reviewing the classic Ultraman episode "Terrifying Cosmic Rays." Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/thelegalgeeks)

Duration:00:51:24

Review of The Clone Wars "Gone with a Trace"

3/24/2020
Was Ahsoka denied post-Jedi benefits after her trial? Did she engage in reckless driving of her speeders or was her near accident caused by a defective product? And just what is the duty to warn about demolition droids? Join attorneys Joshua Gilliland, Thomas Harper, and Stephen Tollafield as they geek out over The Clone Wars. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/thelegalgeeks)

Duration:00:43:38

Review of Star Trek Picard Et in Arcadia Ego

3/22/2020
Is there a valid insanity defense for Dr. Agnes Jurati because her mind could not process The Admonition? Can we add treason and collaboration as charges against Commodore Oh for leading a Romulan fleet to Coppelius Station? Join attorneys Christine Peek, Steve Chu, and Joshua Gilliland as they explore these issues and more. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/thelegalgeeks)

Duration:01:05:58