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Hosted by former Marvel entertainment lawyer Paul Sarker and entertainment enthusiast Mesh Lakhani, Better Call Paul will delve into the business and legal issues at play behind the glitz and glam. This show takes you beyond the catchy headlines to find out what’s really at play behind the scenes and gives you an introduction to the business side of show business.

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    • 5.0 • 22 Ratings

Hosted by former Marvel entertainment lawyer Paul Sarker and entertainment enthusiast Mesh Lakhani, Better Call Paul will delve into the business and legal issues at play behind the glitz and glam. This show takes you beyond the catchy headlines to find out what’s really at play behind the scenes and gives you an introduction to the business side of show business.

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    • 19 sec
    40. SEC Crypto Crack Down & Black Panther 2's Successful Opening

    40. SEC Crypto Crack Down & Black Panther 2's Successful Opening

    Paul and Mesh celebrate the success of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever's 180M opening and Bad Bunny being Apple Music’s Artist of the Year. They then discuss California's emphatic rejection of proposals which would have legalized sports betting. Paul then breaks down the SEC’s district court win over crypto-company LBRY in which LBRY’s coin was found to be a security and its potential implications for crypto regulation more broadly.
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    • 41 min
    39. Another Rapper Tragically Lost- Migos’s Takeoff 

    39. Another Rapper Tragically Lost- Migos’s Takeoff 

    Paul and Mesh start the show discussing the success of the crowdfunded horror movie, Terrifier 2, and other upcoming theatrical releases. They then talk about the death of Takeoff, the former Migos member who was murdered in Houston. Finally, Paul breaks down two new sports content deals: the NBA’s exploring an exclusive package of games for a streaming partner and the Big 12’s $2B+ rights deal with ESPN and Fox. 
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    • 37 min
    38. James Gunn- DC’s Promised Prince

    38. James Gunn- DC’s Promised Prince

    Paul and Mesh kick things off with a discussion of trending topics: Taylor Swift’s record-setting new album, Midnights; DC Studio’s next savior James Gunn; recently appointed UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak; and Britney Griner’s appeal. They then go on to discuss Robert Sarver, owner of the Phoenix Suns, and how he’s looking to sell his stake. Finally, Paul breaks down the latest drama in the world of chess, a defamation case between Hans Neimann and reigning world chess champion Magnus Carlsen. 
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    • 36 min
    37. BTS Serves Mandatory Military Duty & Andy Warhol’s Copyright Case Hits the Supreme Court

    37. BTS Serves Mandatory Military Duty & Andy Warhol’s Copyright Case Hits the Supreme Court

    Paul and Mesh discuss the Rock's DC film universe debut with Black Adam and some management changes at DC. They recap BTS's decision to perform their required Korean military service. They then discuss the market’s optimism regarding Netflix among other industry trends (G4 TV shutting down, again). Finally, Paul dives into the recent Supreme Court case where they will determine if Andy Warhol’s Prince silk screen was “transformative.”

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    • 37 min
    36. Inside The Attack on Canada’s Largest Children’s Charity

    36. Inside The Attack on Canada’s Largest Children’s Charity

    Paul interviews Tawfiq Rangwala, Milbank partner and former board member of WE Charity, regarding his #1 best-selling book, What We Lost. During 2020 and 2021, the WE Charity scandal was Canada's second-largest story behind the COVID pandemic.
    WE Charity was devoted to inspiring youth to make the world a better place and attracted the support of celebrities, politicians and thousands more people worldwide, including Justin Trudeau, Selena Gomez, and Martin Sheen. Paul and Tawfiq discuss the misperceptions and half-truths behind the political and media firestorm that led to the downfall of WE Charity.
    For more info on Tawfiq and his book, please visit https://www.tawfiqrangwala.com/.
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    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
22 Ratings

22 Ratings

BellaFranklin ,

Wow the algorithm really got this one right for me

This is a perfect intersection of a few of my podcast interests: the media and entertainment industry, law, and two people having an engaging conversation. The hosts have insider knowledge without being too exclusionary, and they have good takes on the latest gossipy topics without delving into page six-like speculation. A bonus - I absolutely hate sports and hearing about sports, unless it’s these two talking about it!

Just an overall solid podcast, I look forward to it every week.

longtimelistenerandfan12345667 ,

Learn something

Without the fillers. Super well edited and insightful!

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