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We are a radio show about interesting and controversial issues in constitutional law produced in partnership with the Home of the Constitution, James Madison's Montpelier. We broadcast each Sunday at 3:00 PM on WETS-FM, the NPR affiliate in Johnson City, Tennessee and at 7:00 PM on WVTF's RADIO IQ Network throughout Central and Southwest Virginia. Our website is http://center.montpelier.org/ywc. You can also follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/YourWeekly. And, of course, we have a Facebook page: http://facebook.com/Your.Weekly.Constitutional. Thanks for listening.

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We are a radio show about interesting and controversial issues in constitutional law produced in partnership with the Home of the Constitution, James Madison's Montpelier. We broadcast each Sunday at 3:00 PM on WETS-FM, the NPR affiliate in Johnson City, Tennessee and at 7:00 PM on WVTF's RADIO IQ Network throughout Central and Southwest Virginia. Our website is http://center.montpelier.org/ywc. You can also follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/YourWeekly. And, of course, we have a Facebook page: http://facebook.com/Your.Weekly.Constitutional. Thanks for listening.

    A Tale of Two Papers

    A Tale of Two Papers

    Two of Stewart's students join us to discuss papers they wrote for his constitutional seminars.

    First, Jennifer Bolt tells us about the history of slavery and human trafficking among Asian immigrants.

    Then D.T. Christmas talks about, well, breasts.

    Join us!

    • 52 min
    The Deep State

    The Deep State

    Is there such a thing? Well, there’s certainly something called the Administrative State, governed by something called administrative law. Stewart’s colleague, Akram Faizer, is writing a new article on it.

    He and Stewart discuss Akram's ideas and even argue a little bit about them. Turns out that Stewart has some pretty strong opinions on the subject.

    • 54 min
    Presidential Smackdown! Andrew Jackson v. Donald Trump

    Presidential Smackdown! Andrew Jackson v. Donald Trump

    Donald Trump likes to compare himself to Andrew Jackson. So do his supporters. So do his opponents, for very different reasons.

    Are any of these comparisons valid? We ask a guy who should know: University of Tennessee historian Dan Feller, the Director of The Papers of Andrew Jackson.

    • 53 min
    Exonerated! Part Two

    Exonerated! Part Two

    This is Part Two of a two-part episode.

    In Part One, we told you about Kristine Bunch, who experienced the worst thing that could happen to any parent: the death of her son, Tony.

    Then we started to tell you what happened next: a false accusation of arson and murder, a conviction, and more than a decade in prison.

    Now we’ll tell you the rest of Kristine’s story.

    • 52 min
    Exonerated! Part One

    Exonerated! Part One

    Kristine Bunch experienced the worst thing that could happen to any parent: the death of her son, Tony.

    But then things got worse. Much worse. She was accused of his murder. She was accused of burning him to death.

    Join us for a poignant tale of a wrongful accusation and its terrible aftermath.

    • 52 min
    The First Impeachment

    The First Impeachment

    Nope. Not Andrew Johnson. It's a guy named William Blount, who was kicked out of the United States Senate more than two hundred years ago.

    But, like Johnson, Blount was an East Tennessean. Perhaps there's something in the water here.

    University of Tennessee historian Chris Magra tells the tale.

    • 53 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
91 Ratings

91 Ratings

@littlebirdaz ,

Informative

I’m so glad I stumbled onto this podcast. Great way to learn about both the constitution and history. I’d recommend this to anyone who is interested in the law and learning more about how it plays into our daily lives.

Donata Kalnenaite ,

Informative but with an ugly attitude

Very informative but I was quite disappointed with the attitude and the approach of the host. He was constantly putting down his interviewees, trying to forcefully teach them and quiz them about American history to trip them up even though the interviewees knew more about American history than the host himself.

KCMDLAM ,

Fun and informative

Great podcast. Gets me interested in topics I wouldn’t have thought to dive into on my own.

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