100 episodes

The National Security Law Podcast (aka the NSL Podcast) is a weekly review of the latest legal controversies associated with the U.S. government’s national security activities and institutions, featuring Professors Bobby Chesney and Steve Vladeck of the University of Texas at Austin. They bring different perspectives to these issues, but always in a friendly spirit. The program is fast-paced but detail-rich, and is meant for lawyers and non-lawyers alike. If you’ve been looking for a thoughtful yet enjoyable way to keep up with and better understand these issues, the National Security Law Podcast is the show for you. To join the conversation, follow nslpodcast on Twitter (@nslpodcast).

The National Security Law Podcast The National Security Law Podcast

    • Government & Organizations
    • 4.9, 323 Ratings

The National Security Law Podcast (aka the NSL Podcast) is a weekly review of the latest legal controversies associated with the U.S. government’s national security activities and institutions, featuring Professors Bobby Chesney and Steve Vladeck of the University of Texas at Austin. They bring different perspectives to these issues, but always in a friendly spirit. The program is fast-paced but detail-rich, and is meant for lawyers and non-lawyers alike. If you’ve been looking for a thoughtful yet enjoyable way to keep up with and better understand these issues, the National Security Law Podcast is the show for you. To join the conversation, follow nslpodcast on Twitter (@nslpodcast).

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
323 Ratings

323 Ratings

UTLaw2015 ,

Doesn’t get better

The hosts are actual straight shooters (and one of them was my favorite professor in law school). This podcast is smart, but also funny. A great way to stay up to date on important national security issues.

fuzzystarcloud ,

Love this show

This is one of my favorite podcasts. It’s clear enough for someone with no background in the law, such as myself, to learn a thing or two. I enjoy the hosts and their banter. I especially appreciate that they can agree and disagree respectfully. My mom always knew when the court would throw something out as unconstitutional. She didn’t have a law degree, but she taught US history for many years. When she passed away unexpectedly in 2014, one thing I lost was her unerring opinion on this kind of stuff. I finally read the constitution for myself, and was pleasantly surprised about its plain language. She was a moderate republican, and the only mercy in her dying before she turned 60 was that she didn’t have to see what has happened to her party. Never before these last several years did I see that democracy is fragile. The role of the courts is critically important when the executive is off his rocker, especially when too many in Congress are spineless and content with hypocrisy. This show is one way for me to gain a greater understanding. I love it

pebrothers ,

Insightful Legal Podcast

I started listening after First Mondays went on hiatus. I initially didn’t know if this would be a good replacement as I’ve never had a strong interest in national security law. I was way wrong. This has quickly become one of my favorite podcasts. I learn a ton every podcast. The NSL podcast will remain one of my top podcasts regardless of any Supreme Court podcasts that may come along in the future.

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