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!

https://ij.org/staff/jross/
https://www.cato.org/people/clark-neily
https://www.niu.edu/law/about/directory/bernick.shtml
https://ij.org/staff/psherman/
https://ij.org/staff/anya-bidwell/
https://ij.org/staff/asanders/