It’s our 200th episode! We’re taking this second century as an excuse to explore where Short Circuit came from and what it’s done, both the podcast and the newsletter. We start things off at the very beginning with Short Circuit’s editor and the podcast’s original host John Ross. Then it’s a blast-from-the-past with Clark Neily and Evan Bernick. We close things off with guest host Paul Sherman and Short Circuit Live host Anya Bidwell. You’ve heard how Spiderman and Batman came to be, but do you know what traumatic event led to Short Circuit? Ok, there’s no radiation or mugging, but you will learn how reading way too many qualified immunity opinions can radicalize your worldview. Enjoy!
Also, a quick update to the episode. None of us really remembered where the idea for the podcast actually came from, but further deep (and actual) research has revealed it was our sound engineer and producer Mark. Thank you!
March 23, 2023
Short Circuit 264 | Evicting Innocent People
Can a city get a renter evicted for a crime they didn’t commit? Unfortunately, in cities across the country the answer is yes. On a […]Read More
March 14, 2023
Short Circuit 263 | A Three Hour Tour
A nostalgic tale of judicial engagement where we examine whether recess is a crime and whether it’s fine for the government to follow your every […]Read More
March 08, 2023
Short Circuit 262 | Shielded
A special Short Circuit Live at Georgetown University hosts Joanna Schwartz of UCLA to discuss her book Shielded: How the Police Became Untouchable. And not […]Read More
March 02, 2023
Short Circuit 261 | Live at Southern Methodist University!
Short Circuit speaks with the law students at SMU in our first visit to The Big D. With Anya Bidwell as your host, she introduces […]Read More