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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

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    • 4.9, 309 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
309 Ratings
309 Ratings
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.

Emily Rye ,

Best Podcast

I’ve been listening to the National Security podcast since it started and I look forward to listening to it each week! I’m in my early 20s and live in DC, and initially was worried it would be a lot to digest. However, Bobby Chesney and Steve Vladeck do an amazing job of not only breaking down the current issues in NatSec Law but also keep it incredibly funny and interesting. I recommend it to all my friends! (Also appreciated this week’s high school musical reference!)

jjssjjsso ,

Very Good Episode

This is one of the best episodes. Really strong discussion on citizenship, among other topics this week. Steve did interrupt less than normal, which helps. I also really like the flag which allows me to skip the stuff at the end. Other than one of their "Deep Dives", this episode is at/near the top. In that vein, I would ask Bobby and Steve to consider a regularly scheduled "Deep Dive", monthly or quarterly or whatever, because the more structured model of that type of episode results in a better flow, less interruption and a stronger overall narrative and logical construct. Keep it up.

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