On the Radio with Walter Olson of Overlawyered.com

WCHV-Radio-Mic-150Last week Thursday and Friday I substituted for regular host Coy Barefoot on the WCHV-FM radio program, “Inside Charlottesville.”

One of my guests was Cato Institute senior fellow Walter Olson, who is also the publisher and editor of the web site, Overlawyered.com.

During the interview, Olson pointed out that he started Overlawyered.com in 1999, before most people knew what a “blog” was (maybe even before the word “blog” had been coined). The site offers a review of the ridiculous, discouraging, and forehead-slapping events and trends of the legal world.

Among the topics we discussed were whether the Green Bay Packer are a socialist enterprise; a lawsuit over a man’s death due to his choice to slide down a concert hall banister; and the number of Ivy League honorary degrees bestowed on U.S. Supreme Court justices.

We also talked about odd labels on consumer goods. (Warning on baby stroller: “Do not fold up stroller while child is in it.”)

Those topics were covered in the first part of the interview, here in podcast form:

After the commercial break, I talked to Walter about the recent Supreme Court decision in Obergefell v. Ohio, on the constitutionality of laws prohibiting same-sex marriage, and whether that may lead to a clash with religious liberty.

Tune in today at 4:00 o’clock to listen to my interviews with House of Delegates candidate Will Hammer, who is running as a Libertarian against incumbent Republican Dickie Bell in the 20th district; Heritage Theater Festival artistic director Bob Chapel; T.J. Rosandich, vice president and COO of the United States Sports Academy; and health and science journalist Maryn McKenna, who recently delivered a TED talk on how germs are becoming resistant to antibiotics and whose book, Beating Back the Devil, has recently been optioned by Hollywood as a potential TV miniseries.

“Inside Charlottesville” broadcasts over the air on WCHV-FM 107.5 and livestreams on www.insidecville.com.

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