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On the Radio with Walter Olson of Overlawyered.com

WCHV-Radio-Mic-150 [1]Last 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 [2].

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 [3]; a lawsuit over a man’s death due to his choice [4] to slide down a concert hall banister; and the number of Ivy League honorary degrees bestowed [5] 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:

http://bdbackup.wpengine.com/wp-content/uploads/WalterOlson_001-a.mp3 [6] http://bdbackup.wpengine.com/wp-content/uploads/WalterOlson_001-b.mp3 [7]

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.

http://bdbackup.wpengine.com/wp-content/uploads/WalterOlson_002-a.mp3 [8] http://bdbackup.wpengine.com/wp-content/uploads/WalterOlson_002-b.mp3 [9]

Tune in today at 4:00 o’clock to listen to my interviews with House of Delegates candidate Will Hammer [10], who is running as a Libertarian against incumbent Republican Dickie Bell in the 20th district; Heritage Theater Festival artistic director Bob Chapel [11]; T.J. Rosandich, vice president and COO of the United States Sports Academy [12]; and health and science journalist Maryn McKenna [13], who recently delivered a TED talk on how germs are becoming resistant to antibiotics and whose book, Beating Back the Devil [14], 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 [15].

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