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Lawfare currently hosts eight podcasts offering a variety of perspectives on national security. In cooperation with Goat Rodeo, Lawfare produces The Lawfare Podcast, Rational SecurityChatter and Lawfare No Bull. Additionally, The Lawfare Podcast has a longrunning series Arbiters of Truth, and Lawfare regularly produces special deep-dive narrative podcast series. The latest addition to Lawfare's podcasts is #LiveFromUkraine.

 

We also provide information on four independently-produced podcasts: the Cyberlaw PodcastChinaTalk, the National Security Law Podcast and Tech Tank. On this page, you can browse and listen to episodes from all of the podcasts we host.

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The Lawfare Podcast: How to Fix the Insurrection Act

For much of its history, the United States has had a single law on the books that governs when the president can deploy the military to enforce federal law within the United States: the Insurrection Act. While the act hasn't been invoked in decades, it played an important role in several recent controversies, including the acts of Jan. 6. Now, some scholars have written the Jan.

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The Lawfare Podcast: Brian Winter on the Imminent Election Crisis in Brazil

In just under a week, on October 2, Brazil will hold the first round of its general election, which will determine the country's next president. To talk through all things Brazilian politics, Lawfare managing editor Tyler McBrien sat down with Brian Winter, editor-in-chief of Americas Quarterly and a journalist with over a decade of experience living and reporting across Latin America. They discussed the leading candidates, Jair Bolsonaro and Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, the potential election crisis, and what's at stake as Brazilians head to the polls on Sunday.

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The Lawfare Podcast: Roger Parloff Keeps His Oath

Stewart Rhodes, the chieftain of the Oath Keepers, goes on trial this week for seditious conspiracy. The trial is expected to run about five weeks, with jury selection sort of already underway. The opening of the trial gives us a great opportunity to catch up with Lawfare senior editor Roger Parloff on the Oath Keepers, the chief defendant Stewart Rhodes, and the larger project of criminal accountability for the Jan. 6 riot and insurrection.

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The Lawfare Podcast: The Fifth Circuit is Wrong on the Internet

Our Arbiters of Truth series on the online information ecosystem has been taking a bit of a hiatus—but we’re back! On today’s episode, we’re discussing the recent ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in NetChoice v. Paxton, upholding a Texas law that binds large social media platforms to certain transparency requirements and significantly limits their ability to moderate content. The decision is truly a wild ride—so unhinged that it’s difficult to figure out where First Amendment law in this area might go next.

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