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The Legal Geeks

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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Review of Andor Episode 012, Rix Road
Join us for our review of the Andor, season 1 finale, Rix Road. We discuss the law of war around civilians making bombs, holding Bix without bail, the penalty for aiding in a prison break, attempted murder, and the ISB’s surveillance on Ferrix.  Support the showNo part of this recording should be considered legal advice.Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, and TikTok @TheLegalGeeks
79:48 11/30/2022
Review of Andor Episode 11, "Daughter of Ferrix"
What are the legal requirements for closing Rix Road for Maarva’s funeral? Did Andor and Melshi have a conspiracy to commit air piracy? Could the Keredians defend their ship with a net cannon? Join us for our legal analysis of "Daughter of Ferrix." Support the showNo part of this recording should be considered legal advice.Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, and TikTok @TheLegalGeeks
69:16 11/22/2022
Review of Andor Episode 10, "One Way Out"
What is the law of prison escapes? Join us for our discussion of Andor, No Way Out, where we cover the necessity defense for prison breakouts and requirements for a valid marriage. Support the showNo part of this recording should be considered legal advice.Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, and TikTok @TheLegalGeeks
63:22 11/22/2022
Review of Andor episode 09, "Nobody's Listening!"
Join us for our legal analysis of the torture of Bix, Financial Disclosures of Legislators, Stalking, Prisoners Rights to Medical Care, Why Doctors Can’t Kill People, and Constitutional Prohibitions Against Ex Post Facto Criminal Consequences. Support the showNo part of this recording should be considered legal advice.Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, and TikTok @TheLegalGeeks
68:09 11/08/2022
Review of Andor episode 08, Narkina 5
It’s time to discuss the legal issues in the THX 1138-themed prison of Narkina 5! Are electric floors cruel and unusual punishment (YES)? What limits does the 13th Amendment place on prison labor? Was there probable cause to arrest Bix? Tune in for our legal analysis of Andor, episode 8, Narkina 5.Support the showNo part of this recording should be considered legal advice.Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, and TikTok @TheLegalGeeks
44:04 11/04/2022
Lower Decks - The Stars at Night
Our season 3 finale review of "The Stars at Night"! Join us for our discussion of grave robbing, defrauding Starfleet, the Felony Murder Rule, and the Duty to Rescue in our review of Lower Decks. Support the showNo part of this recording should be considered legal advice.Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, and TikTok @TheLegalGeeks
55:59 11/04/2022
Review of Andor Episode 07
Our review of Andor episode “The Announcement,” where we cover the inchoate crimes of Mothma Manor, compare the Imperial Public Order Resentencing Directive (PORD) to Patriot Act, whether there was a Lawful Stop of Andor by Shore Trooper on Niamos, and the fairness of the Imperial Trial. Support the showNo part of this recording should be considered legal advice.Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, and TikTok @TheLegalGeeks
83:08 11/02/2022
Review of Lower Decks, "Trusted Sources"
Join us for our review of "Trusted Sources," including the First Amendment Speech Protections and Government Employees, Law of War and the Press, and Declassification procedures.Support the showNo part of this recording should be considered legal advice.Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, and TikTok @TheLegalGeeks
59:28 10/24/2022
Review of Andor Episode 06
A discussion on espionage on military bases, criminal liability for a heist, felony murder, and landlord/tenant rights.  Support the showNo part of this recording should be considered legal advice.Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, and TikTok @TheLegalGeeks
69:04 10/18/2022
Review of Lower Decks episode "Crisis Point 2 Paradoxus"
From Bereavement Leave to Faking One's own Death, this sequel has everything. Join our panel of lawyers for their legal analysis. Support the showNo part of this recording should be considered legal advice.Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, and TikTok @TheLegalGeeks
47:40 10/17/2022
Review of She-Hulk Attorney at Law - Episode 09
What crimes was She-Hulk charged with for her arrest? Would she be disbarred after a plea agreement? What claims did She-Hulk have against the members of Intelligentsia? Join our panel of attorneys for their legal analysis. Support the showNo part of this recording should be considered legal advice.Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, and TikTok @TheLegalGeeks
86:15 10/17/2022
Review of Andor Episode 05
Join us for our live recording of Andor, “The Ax Forgets," where we cover trespass to chattels, juvenile detention, altitude restrictions for aircraft, and eminent domain. Support the showNo part of this recording should be considered legal advice.Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, and TikTok @TheLegalGeeks
77:00 10/11/2022
Review of She-Hulk Attorney at Law - Episode 08
Can one lawyer encourage another to become a vigilante and not get disbarred? What questions should be asked during the client interview for someone asking if they have a product defect claim? Join our panel of attorneys for their legal analysis and more of She-Hulk: Attorney at Law, episode "Ribbit and Rip it!" Support the showNo part of this recording should be considered legal advice.Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, and TikTok @TheLegalGeeks
57:16 10/11/2022
Review of Lower Decks episodes "Hear All, Trust Nothing" and "A Mathematically Perfect Redemption"
Could the Karemmans arrest Quark for patent infringement? Would Peanut Hamper be convicted for going AWOL during the battle with the Pakleds? Join us for our discussion of Lower Decks episodes "Hear All, Trust Nothing" and "A Mathematically Perfect Redemption."Support the showNo part of this recording should be considered legal advice.Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, and TikTok @TheLegalGeeks
105:11 10/09/2022
Review of She-Hulk Attorney at Law - Episode 07
It's time for lawyers to go on a retreat with She-Hulk. Would a parole officer contact a defense attorney before visiting a parolee? Did the Abomination have a license as a therapist? What insurance would cover the damage to Jennifer's car? Join our team of lawyers for their analysis. Support the showNo part of this recording should be considered legal advice.Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, and TikTok @TheLegalGeeks
74:43 10/08/2022
Review of Andor Episode 04
What is the enforceability of contract to steal the quarterly payroll of imperial sector (if you live and deliver I’ll pay you 200K)? Was the Kuati Signet a bailment or contract consideration? Can an art gallery sell cultural property? Join our panel of lawyers and military professionals for their analysis of Andor "Aldhani."Support the showNo part of this recording should be considered legal advice.Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, and TikTok @TheLegalGeeks
83:51 10/04/2022
Review of She-Hulk: Attorney at Law - Episode 06
It's Bridesmaids on She-Hulk! Is Mr. Immortal a Bigamist? Did Jen act in Self-Defense against Titania or Mutual Combat? Join our panel of lawyers for their legal analysis. Support the showNo part of this recording should be considered legal advice.Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, and TikTok @TheLegalGeeks
64:02 10/03/2022
Legal Analysis of Andor Episodes 1, 2, and 3
Our panel of attorneys and military officers share their review of Andor episodes "Kassa,"  "That Would Be Me," and  "Reckoning."Support the showNo part of this recording should be considered legal advice.Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, and TikTok @TheLegalGeeks
98:58 09/27/2022
Review of She-Hulk: Attorney at Law - Episode 05
It is time for intellectual property! Could Titania sue Jennifer Walters to not use the name She-Hulk? For this complex answer, we have two guest stars:  Gregory Pang, who is an IP attorney in Canada, and Marc Hershon, from the Succotash Show, who is a Senior Manager of Naming and Verbal Identity at one of the biggest branding & design studios in the world. Tune in for our legal analysis of proper venues for trademark claims, how summary judgment hearings work, and the importance of civil discovery. Support the showNo part of this recording should be considered legal advice.Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, and TikTok @TheLegalGeeks
75:51 09/26/2022
Review of Lower Decks episode "Reflections"
It is an episode of defending both Ensigns Boimler and  Rutherford for their actions in Star Trek Lower Decks! Was Boimler provoked into attacking other exhibitors? Could Rutherford successfully argue the insanity defense? Join our panel of lawyers for their analysis. Support the showNo part of this recording should be considered legal advice.Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, and TikTok @TheLegalGeeks
51:54 09/26/2022
Review for Lower Decks episode "Room for Growth"
Can overworked engineers be ordered to take therapeutic shoreleave? Join Joshua Gilliland Nari Ely for their legal analysis. Support the showNo part of this recording should be considered legal advice.Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, and TikTok @TheLegalGeeks
53:17 09/19/2022
Review of She-Hulk: Attorney at Law - Episode 04
What were Wong's causes of action against Donny Blaze? Can an attorney's client tell the represented opposing party, "Call my lawyer?" And can a lawyer use a demon to facilitate settlement? Join our panel of attorneys for their legal analysis of She-Hulk, Attorney-at-Law, "Is This Not Real Magic?"Support the showNo part of this recording should be considered legal advice.Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, and TikTok @TheLegalGeeks
83:54 09/13/2022
Review of Lower Decks episode "Mining the Mind's Mine"
Are living fantasy rocks as dangerous as toxic waste? Is placing the fantasy rocks in a container false imprisonment? Is disclosing fantasies and fears an invasion of privacy? Join attorneys Nari Ely and Josh Gilliland for their analysis of the Lower Decks episode, "Mining the Mind's Mine."Support the showNo part of this recording should be considered legal advice.Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, and TikTok @TheLegalGeeks
53:08 09/12/2022
Review of She-Hulk: Attorney at Law - Episode 03
Court is in session for our review of She-Hulk, Attorney at Law, episode 3, "The People vs Emil Blonsky." Were the conditions of Blonsky's parole legal? Could a lawsuit for fraud be done in 48 hours? Join our panel of lawyers for their analysis of parole hearings, liability for prison breaks, false impersonation, diplomatic immunity, motions to dismiss, and how much time a lawsuit actually takes to get a hearing date or go to trial. Support the showNo part of this recording should be considered legal advice.Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, and TikTok @TheLegalGeeks
88:44 09/06/2022
Circuit Judge John Owens on Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
Circuit Judge John Owens from the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals is a lifelong Star Trek fan. Judge Owens shared his thoughts on the meaning of the Wrath of Khan for its 40th Anniversary and its place in Star Trek history. Support the showNo part of this recording should be considered legal advice.Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, and TikTok @TheLegalGeeks
54:54 09/06/2022
Review of Lower Decks episode "The Least Dangerous Game"
Join the away team as we discuss the black market Ferengi game manufacturer's liability for Bat'leths & bIHnuchs! Can they use Chancellor Martok's likeness without his consent? What are the trademark and copyright issues for making a game similar to Dungeons & Dragons in the 24th Century? Furthermore, what are the hostile work environment claims for sending a practicing celibate engineer to "wellness" culture where people are greeted with kisses on the mouth with tongue? Find out these issues and more in our review of "The Least Dangerous Game." Support the showNo part of this recording should be considered legal advice.Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, and TikTok @TheLegalGeeks
55:13 09/03/2022
Review of She-Hulk: Attorney at Law - Episode 02
What are the requirements for a lawyer to have a conflict of interest? Did Jennifer Walters have any legal recourse for being fired from the District Attorney's Office? Just what is the true villain in this legal comedy? Join our panel of attorneys for their legal analysis (purely for entertainment) of She-Hulk, Attorney at Law, Episode 2. Support the showNo part of this recording should be considered legal advice.Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, and TikTok @TheLegalGeeks
75:47 08/29/2022
Review of Star Trek Lower Decks - Grounded
Nari Ely and Josh Gilliland share their legal review of Star Trek Lower Decks, season three, episode one, Grounded. Beam aboard for their review of trespassing on military bases, highjacking, kidnapping, piracy, commandeering a ship, conspiracy, and trial advocacy. Support the showNo part of this recording should be considered legal advice.Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, and TikTok @TheLegalGeeks
60:34 08/27/2022
Review of She-Hulk: Attorney at Law - Episode 01
It's here! She-Hulk: Attorney at Law. Join our panel of attorneys as they discuss:Was the Sakaarian ship the proximate cause of Jennifer and Bruce's auto accident? Did Bruce Kidnap Jennifer? What is the standard of negligence for someone being a Hulk? Plus more! Tune in for our legal analysis and review of She-Hulk: Attorney at Law, "A Normal Amount of Rage." Support the showNo part of this recording should be considered legal advice.Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, and TikTok @TheLegalGeeks
61:28 08/22/2022
Jaws The Trial @ SDCC
Recorded Live at SDCC on July 21, 2022! The Town of Amity is being sued by the families of shark attack victims! Was it right for Mayor Vaughn to keep the beaches open after the death of Chrissie Watkins? Was the medical examiner right to change Watkins’s cause of death to a boating accident? Join attorneys Michael Dennis, Mark Zaid, Jane Boardman, and Kathy Steinman, as they argue before Judge Carol Najera. Featuring Valerie Tosi as Mrs. Kintner and Jeff May as Mayor Vaughn. Presented by The Legal Geeks. Room Grand 12 & 13, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina.Support the showNo part of this recording should be considered legal advice.Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, and TikTok @TheLegalGeeks
57:00 08/01/2022