Miami Law’s new podcast, the “Miami Law Explainer,” has just finished its first season with 15 episodes. Already featured in The National Jurist and The Miami Hurricane, this weekly podcast hosts Miami Law faculty and clinician experts who examine and explain the latest in law, one headline at a time.
As the brainchild of Miami Law’s Director of Media Relations and Public Affairs, Catharine Skipp comments, "The Explainer was a germ of an idea aimed at garnering notice by reporters of the kind of talent we house at Miami Law…hundreds of downloads later, I'm utterly gobsmacked by the razor-sharp legal minds who have generously graced our studio."
Clinical Professor Teresa Verges (right) discusses Elon Musk in Episode 7 (Photo Credit: Hunter Crenian, The Miami Hurricane
A Variety of Listening Platforms
Launched in June 2018, The Miami Law Explainer initially was only on two channels but is now available on various including: SoundCloud, iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify, Google Music, PlayerFM, and YouTube.
Episodes 1-15 from Season 1
In season one, the Explainer’s experts took on a range of timely topics from how bankruptcy filings changed the Weinstein victims’ claims to the indictment of Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes to the UN climate change report. Episodes from Season One included:
1: “The Bernie Madoff of Silicon Valley,” with Director Dan Ravicher
2: “The Tragic Case of Brendan Dassey,” with Director Craig Trocino
3: “The Weinstein Victims at the End of the Queue,” with Professor Drew Dawson
4: “The Citizenship Question and the Census,” with Professor Kunal Parker
5: “Courts are Shooting at a 3D Gun Ban,” with Professor A. Michael Froomkin
6: “Fentanyl and the Death Penalty,” with Professor Scott Sundby
7: “Elon Musk’s Bizarre Behavior has Wall Street Twitching,” with Director Teresa Verges
8: “Trade in the Time of Trump,” with Professor Caroline Bradley and Professor Kathleen Claussen
9: “Election 2018, The Disenfranchisement Edition,” with Professor Charlton Copeland and Professor Gregory Koger
10: “The Kavanaugh Effect,” with Professor Tamara Rice Lave
11: “The UN Climate Change Report Explained,” with Director Natalie Barefoot
12: “The War on Hate Speech?” with Professor Mary Anne Franks
13: “The Evidence Edition: From Pittsburgh to ‘Making a Murderer’” with Director Craig Trocino
14: “State of Race,” with Acting Dean and Professor of Law Osamudia James
15: “Children of the Caravans,” with Director Bernard Perlmutter
Season Two: Coming Mid-January 2019
Next season, more legal issues await listeners with results of the midterms playing out, Supreme Court decisions, and everything else above the fold. In addition, Season 2 will launch with new music by Ray Dohyoung Kim from UM’s Frost School of Music.
Adds Skipp, “I’m grateful to my cohorts, engineer Chris Alzati and host Annette Hugues, for making the show a colossal success and a pleasure to produce. I am ecstatic to be queuing up topics for season two in January."