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Legal Fiction

The movies and the legal world. Like fine wine and trashbag water. Takes on legal movies that are always correct. New pods every other week. Hosted by Joe (@kafka_esquire) and Spencer (@ohnotsouter). Experts on the law, movies, lying, and repetition.Buy our merch at: teespring.com/legalfictionII Follow us online at: @Podlegalfiction on Twitter II Join our discord: https://discord.gg/bXM3BM6E II Email suggestions/sell out opportunities at legalfictionpod@gmail.com II And nothing else because were not joining Facebook.

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Legal Fiction #8 - THE PELICAN BRIEF, It's Still Hot and Joe Has No AC, America Might Be the Baddies, Fear Street Rules, If You Think Wes Anderson Has Gone Too Far You Have Poopy Pants

We have merch! teespring.com/legalfictionII Follow us on Twitter: @podlegalfiction, @kafka__esq, @ohnotsouter IIJoin our Discord: https://discord.gg/N295hu5qkt IIEmail us at: legalfictionpod@gmail.com II00:00 - Intro and Spencer's Week (he hurt himself)02:23 - It may be hot as shit outside but don't worry Joe's AC also broke!04:25 - Jair Bolsanaro is definitely fine and not in poor health06:04 - Cuba is protesting and America is surely not to blame for their hardships09:28 - Disney is getting sued and how will they financially recover?! (but also this could suck for smaller studios)12:20 - Spencer had pod brain in a real life encounter13:34 - Fear Street Rules16:17 - The French Dispatch premiered and if you're mad that Wes Anderson is too Wes Anderson you are a loser17:52 - THE PELICAN BRIEF - Plot Rundown49:31 - Motion To Strike53:27 - Does This Movie Pass The Bar? (Our Scores 0-100)55:52 - What Kind of Student Would X Character Be in Law School?1:01:46 - Final Thoughts and Outro

1hr 7mins

22 Jul 2021

Rank #1

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BONUS EPISODE: Interview with Howard Tate Scott on his new book Rascal On The Run, his lessons on the legal life, and sailing all over the ocean

We have merch! teespring.com/legalfictionII Follow us on Twitter: @podlegalfiction, @kafka__esq, @ohnotsouter IIJoin our Discord: https://discord.gg/N295hu5qkt IIEmail us at: legalfictionpod@gmail.com IIHoward's Site: https://www.howardtscott.com/We are excited to have a very special guest for a bonus episode this week! Howard Tate Scott is a man of many talents: an author, lawyer, and sailor. His first novel, Rascal on the Run, is bound to be a hit and is available on all platforms in hardcover, paperback, and e-book.Athens, Georgia, 1988: Attorney August “Critter” Stillwell dreams of a life on the open sea, but he’s stuck juggling a crushing caseload after the sudden departure of his father, defense attorney Guy Stillwell, a local legend with a debilitating drinking problem. When an episode of Unsolved Mysteries leads to the capture of a murder suspect who’s been on the run for 25 years, the ominous pattern of facts drags Critter into a hidden corner of Guy’s past.In 1963, To Kill a Mockingbird was playing in local theaters, and Guy Stillwell was a lot like Atticus Finch—if Atticus had been a charming two-timer and burgeoning alcoholic. For 15-year-old Critter, working at his father’s law firm was a masterclass in the art of good ol’ boy litigating and congenial back door deals. Chauffeuring Guy’s hard-drinking partner King Hodges between the law firm, courthouse, and a local brothel, Critter got another kind of education. That summer, Guy took on the trial of the decade: defending a Black woman charged with the murder of a KKK thug. By the time it was over, Critter’s world and the sleepy town of Athens were in flames.As an older, wiser Critter looks back on that fateful summer, he discovers stunning connections between Guy’s case and his own defense of the runaway murderer. Drawn into a web of small town secrets, family drama, long-buried lies, and the rusted tentacles of the Dixie Mafia, Critter is forced to confront his own notions of justice, freedom, love, and sobriety. Now he must choose between his duty to the law and an unwavering loyalty to his flawed but charismatic father.In this episode Joe and Howard talk about the legal life, sailing all over the ocean (which Joe could like definitely do), and lessons Howard has from his career in law. Howard's book can be found on all platforms or through the links at his site: https://www.howardtscott.com/

31mins

16 Jul 2021

Rank #2

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Legal Fiction #7 - MR SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON, The 4th Actually Sucks, The Ocean is Burning, War Criminal Has Died, Cosby is Rich and thus Free, McCloskey stays losing, Horror Movies are Cool, Stephen Dorff is the pod patron saint

We have merch! teespring.com/legalfictionII Follow us on Twitter: @podlegalfiction, @kafka__esq, @ohnotsouter IIJoin our Discord: https://discord.gg/N295hu5qkt IIEmail us at: legalfictionpod@gmail.com II02:02 - Our Fourth's and also the Fourth actually sucks04:25 - Do you love America enough to sing to the Great Value Chips?06:27 - The ocean is on fire because the Green New Deal would cost too much08:24 - Happy Corner: Donald Rumsfeld has died10:13 - Justice has been served? Cosby is free13:18 - Kids can now get paid for their labor (and not delayed at all!)15:21 - Midwest Health Check: Mark McCloskey is still a loser only this time in a Senate race!18:42 - Joe watched another horror movie (Fear Street: 1994 and its good go watch it)21:40 - Stephen Dorff stays a King24:38 - Last Plug go watch I Think You Should Leave on Netflix26:48 - Mr Smith Goes To Washington Review and Plot Rundown01:10:26 - Legal Points (Not much and they don't matter)01:15:45 - What Kind of Person Was X Character in Law School?01:20:47 - Motions to Strike01:24:35 - Does This Movie Pass the Bar? (Our Scores 0-100)01:27:43 - This movie is apparently communist which means it rules even more now01:32:19 - Final Thoughts and Outro

1hr 33mins

8 Jul 2021

Rank #3

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Legal Fiction #6 - CHANGING LANES, Lake Life, Batman Is A Selfish Lover, Joe Is Now A Senior Citizen, SCOTUS Says Slavery Is Cool Unless It's the NCAA, F9 Is High Art, and Midwest Summers Stil Suck

We have merch! teespring.com/legalfictionII Follow us on Twitter: @podlegalfiction, @kafka__esq, @ohnotsouter IIJoin our Discord: https://discord.gg/N295hu5qkt IIEmail us at: legalfictionpod@gmail.com II00:30 - It's Hot and it sucks00:59 - NBA Playoffs round up (KD is us if we were good at basketball)04:00 - Joe cosplayed as a Republican and experienced Lake Life05:22 - Joe got shingles 30 years in advance (over achiever)06:50 - SCOTUS says slavery happened but sawwy10:35 - NCAA loses argument that people like watching athletes who don't get paid (which like duh)14:53 - Batman doesn't eat box and you shouldn't be surprised (also Zack Snyder continues to rule)17:34 - F9 is now cinema (playing at Cannes)20:35 - CHANGING LANES PLOT RUNDOWN1:02:24 - Legal Points and Do They Really Matter?1:09:02 - DOES IT PASS THE BAR? (Our Scores 0-100)01:12:20 - Final Thoughts and Outro

1hr 14mins

24 Jun 2021

Rank #4

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Legal Fiction #5 - I CARE A LOT REVIEW, Midwest Summers are Hell, Trump Poops His Pants, Happy Pride From Raytheon and FIFA, Libertarians Are Very Smart And Definitely Not Baby Brain Pedos

We have merch! teespring.com/legalfictionII Follow us on Twitter: @podlegalfiction, @kafka__esq, @ohnotsouter IIJoin our Discord: https://discord.gg/N295hu5qkt IIEmail us at: legalfictionpod@gmail.com II00:35 - Joe watched Bo Burnham's Inside and only had a slight breakdown01:48 - Joe forgot what Midwest summer was like02:58 - Legal News Topic #1 - Trump diapey boy BUT he is gonna stop crypto bros 06:40 - Spencer watched soccer (FIFA has always been for LGBTQIA rights ALWAYS)11:37 - Libertarians of New Hampshire had usual toilet libertarian brain take16:24 - In The Heights (ugh) and The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It (hell yeah) are both on HBO Max (The Warren's were the biggest con artists in history)19:34 - I CARE A LOT RUNDOWN AND REVIEW1:06:52 - Legal Points and do they really matter? (Nah)1:10:10 - Motion to Strike1:11:35 - What Kind of Person Would X Character Be In Law School? (did anyone go here?)1:13:54 - Does This Movie Pass The Bar? (Our scores 0-100)1:18:00 - Rosamund Pike Appreciation1:19:30 - Final Thoughts and Outro (Buy our merch so I can use it not pay loans)

1hr 22mins

10 Jun 2021

Rank #5

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Legal Fiction #4 - GODS NOT DEAD 2, Trolli Gummi Worm Has Been Lying To You, Spiral Rules and Sucks and Army of The Dead Rules, St Louis Sucks and Its Lawyers are Crazy?

We have merch! teespring.com/legalfictionII Follow us on Twitter: @podlegalfiction, @kafka__esq, @ohnotsouter IIJoin our Discord: https://discord.gg/N295hu5qkt IIEmail us at: legalfictionpod@gmail.com II0:00 - Intro and we have merch now!0:44 - Spencer LARP'd3:50 - THE GREAT TROLLI GUMMI WORMS CONSPIRACY5:55 - Joe was vindicated on Spiral6:05 - Army of The Dead came out and dudes rock (actually watch it, it's fun)9:47 - RIP Charles Grodin11:47 - Free Palestine (Thoughts and Prayers to everyone there and to everyone having to explain to their Midwestern dad how Israel is actually kinda bad)13:19 - Albert Watkins is well uh...some kind of attorney and STL SUCKS27:33 - Cruella and Quiet Place 2 are releasing tomorrow (Joe will see at least one)28:39 - The Righteous Gemstones added new supporting cast and it's gonna rule31:04 - GODS NOT DEAD 2 REVIEW AND PLOT RUNDOWN (Hint it stinks)1:38:23 - Motion to Strike (Hard to pick just one part in this movie)1:42:00 - What Kind of Person Would X Character Be In Law School? (Makes no sense)1:43:43 - Does This Movie Pass The Bar? (Our Scores 0-100) & Joe Rants On Religion1:46:43 - Fund Our First Movie1:47:52 - Final Thoughts (God may not be dead but Joe wanted to be watching this)

1hr 50mins

27 May 2021

Rank #6

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Legal Fiction #3 - THE VERDICT REVIEW, Old Laywer Got Too Horny, Digidog Is Dead, Old Judge Can't Walk But Can Shoot, Mortal Kombat Rules and Sucks, Oscars Round up

Follow us on Twitter: @podlegalfiction, @kafka__esq, @ohnotsouterJoin our Discord: https://discord.gg/N295hu5qktEmail us at: legalfictionpod@gmail.com0:00 - Intro and Weekly catch up01:09 - Superchurch had a 3 HOUR SERVICE outside Joe's condo and he is now against religion02:45 - Spencer bought a brand new (2 year old) video game04:42 - PA Bar President should've been bonked with the horny stick06:02 - Digidog is Dead but don't worry we only spent a lot of money on it!08:29 - Arkansas Judge threatens to shoot a man, just after he puts down his cane https://www.5newsonline.com/article/news/local/benton-county-judges-parking-spot-dispute-leads-to-investigation/527-e5b370e2-2ca0-42e5-a108-b5f1f52514c016:52 - Mortal Kombat rules but also sucks19:50 - Oscars 2021 Round Up (it was awkward and weird)23:45 - The Verdict (plot rundown, legal points, and general review)1:15:37 - Legal points and do they really matter?1:20:30 - Does this movie pass the bar? (Scores 0-100)1:22:35 - What kind of person would X Character be in law school?1:27:53 - Motion to Strike (what would you take out of this movie?)1:31:38 - Would any of these actors improve the movie (It's Roy SCHEIDER not Schneider please yell at Spencer)1:33:28 - Final thoughts and outro

1hr 35mins

13 May 2021

Rank #7

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Legal Fiction #2 - RUNAWAY JURY REVIEW, Ted Lasso Season 2, PTA Rules, Spiral Is Gonna Rule Even If It Sucks, Neflix Has More Money Than God, All Hail Hackman and Hoffman

Follow us on Twitter: @podlegalfiction, @kafka__esq, @ohnotsouterJoin our Discord: https://discord.gg/N295hu5qktEmail us at: legalfictionpod@gmail.com0:34 - Intros1:53 - Legal News (Chauvin Verdict - It was Good, Employment for Law grads - Not Good)4:13 - Entertainment News (Ted Lasso - Heartwarming and Funny, PTA's New Movie - Hell Yeah, Netflix - Can You Have Too Much Money? Spiral releasing May 14 - Oh Hell Yeah)10:10 -Runaway Jury (Book and Legal Background)15:46 - Runaway Jury (Plot Rundown and Review)1:03:17 - John Grisham Pantheon of Movies (Joe Is Not a Nerd)1:04:30 - Are Jury Experts Real? (Are They Just Paid to BS?)1:05:52 - Motion to Strike (What Would You Take Out Of This Movie?)1:08:08 - Did This Movie Pass the Bar? (Our Scores 0-100)1:09:59 - What Kind of Person Would This Character be in Law School?1:15:19 - Final Thoughts and Outro

1hr 16mins

29 Apr 2021

Rank #8

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Legal Fiction #1 - LIAR LIAR REVIEW, Minnesota Sucks?, Arkansas Definitely Sucks, Snyder Cut = Dudes Rock

Follow us on Twitter: @podlegalfiction, @kafka__esq, @ohnotsouterJoin our Discord: https://discord.gg/N295hu5qktFirst episode of the Legal Fiction podcast. We discuss Liar Liar and how Jim Carrey may be the sweetest lawyer film has ever made.0:00 - Intros and Background3:08 - Legal News (Minnesota legislature - do they actually suck?)14:26 - Legal News (Arkansas addresses the epidemic of letting children live their lives)19:14 - Movie News (Snyder Cut DUDES ROCK)21:50 - Liar Liar Review48:58 - Legal stuff in the movie and does it matter if they're not accurate1:00:07 - Jason Bernard the dude himself1:04:45 - What kind of person was this character in law school?1:12:50 - Did this movie pass the bar? (Our scores 0-100)

1hr 16mins

15 Apr 2021

Rank #9

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Law and the movies. A marriage made in hades. Brought to you by @kafka__esq and @ohnotsouter. Here to talk about legal movies and how nerds ruin them by saying they aren't accurate. Email us movie suggestions or so we can sell out at legalfictionpod@gmail.com Follow us on Twitter: @podlegalfiction Join our Discord: https://discord.gg/N295hu5qkt

2mins

13 Apr 2021

Rank #10