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110 – 4th of July Special!

Mmmm, what’s that? Smells like freedom and fireworks! Come ring the Liberty Bell with us as we sit back and talk barbecue, fun facts about the history of the 4th of July, tannerite, firearms, American ingenuity and homemade firework recipes, buying fireworks in Ohio and saying goodbye to the “Liar’s Law,” plans for the 4th, go karts, why Uber and Lyft should be sponsors, day drinking, and the most common reasons why we will still be answering our phones at Yavitch & Palmer this 4th of July holiday.

Be safe and enjoy the holiday responsibly. But just in case something should happen to go sideways, you may want to have our number in your phone – 614-224-6142.

Happy 4th of July everyone!

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093 – From Fight Boys to Journeymen – Armando Ancona, Wild Bill and G

MMA legends Armando (Mando) Ancona and Wild Bill return to update us on what they are doing now and they bring a special guest, G to share his story. The guys talk about giving back and how training, sparring and boxing can be the game-changer that can give teenagers in particular the outlet, the confidence, and the sense of purpose and belonging that can make all the difference in their lives at a pivotal time.

They have all been on a journey to get where they are today, which is why Mando and Wild Bill are announcing their upcoming Journeymen Podcast – so stay tuned! In the meantime you can check them out on Instagram at Journeymen Podcast. If you have questions or are interested in training with either of them, feel free to reach out to us at and we’ll get you in touch.

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089 – Emergency Preparedness and Safety Training with Nick Keisel, Ark Safety Consulting

If there is an active shooter event or other type of emergency, would your school, business or church be prepared? Would you know what to do? We talk with Nick Keisel, the owner of Ark Safety Consulting in central Ohio, who helps individuals, businesses, schools and churches stay safe by being prepared for the type of unexpected events that we unfortunately see happen too often in everyday places in the news. The guys talk threat assessment, site vulnerability assessment, cyberbullying, Ohio K-12 drill compliance, active shooter response training and mental preparedness.

Nick has an extensive security background with over 18 years of military, law enforcement and school safety experience. In 2000, he joined the United States Marine Corps where he served eight years active duty in the Military Police and Criminal Investigation fields. Nick’s first assignment was with the Presidential Helicopter Squadron (Marine One Security). He traveled extensively in support of the President. Nick was later promoted to an assignment in the Internal Security Department. In 2005, upon graduating from the Apprentice Special Agent Course in Missouri, he became a Criminal Investigator and was assigned to Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California. 

​After moving to Ohio Nick joined the Reynoldsburg Police Department in 2009. In 2012 he accepted a role as a School Resource Officer with the Reynoldsburg City School District. In late 2015, the District recognized Nick’s contributions to school safety and hired him as their Director of Safety and Security. 

Nick now utilizes his extensive security experience at Ark Safety Consulting, helping institutions proactively identify security issues and train their people to have the necessary knowledge and level of mental preparedness to not only give them peace of mind, but also how to react quickly and effectively in an emergency situation.

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086 – Lawyer Talk: Let Us Know!

Calling all listeners!  The crew needs your feedback.  Listen up and write in with your feedback at  And you may learn a thing or two about Valentine’s Day, lawyer advertising, and drunk driving.

082 – The Arrest of “The Dirty Trickster” Roger Stone

“Politics is show business for ugly people.” – Roger Stone

Trump advisor Roger Stone was arrested by Robert Mueller’s team on January 25th for making false statements to Congress, obstructing justice and witness tampering. But the rest of the story is perhaps the best of the story with this colorful political operative who was a force behind many presidential campaigns from Nixon to Trump. There are hundreds of news stories that will discuss Roger Stone in terms of collusion, conspiracy and perjury – but what about the personal stuff, like his penchant for swinging, Nixon back tattoos and bodybuilding? Besides the usual legal insights and predictions, count on the Lawyer Talk crew for the kind of details you really want to know.

Hear about the man behind the indictment in United States of America v. Roger Jason Stone, Jr., what might lie ahead, and if Stone might follow his own advice: “Admit nothing, deny everything, launch counterattack.”

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080 – Students are People Too – Legal Rights at School

What rights do kids have at school? How does the Fourth Amendment – the protection against unreasonable search and seizure – apply in a school setting? One of our listeners asked, “Can they search my kid’s backpack at school?” The lawyers at Lawyer Talk – who are actually experienced criminal defense attorneys who have handled numerous juvenile cases, some of which have garnered national attention –  answer this question. And they cover a lot of related information that parents, relatives and teens should know, from “reasonable suspicion” standards and exceptions, what teens as a group do most often with their cell phones that is actually a crime, to occasions when well-meaning parents have been manipulated into cooperating with school officials and police – to the detriment of their kids.

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069 – “The Immortal” UFC Legend Matt Brown

Nicknamed “The Immortal”, MMA fighter Matt Brown had twenty-one UFC wins and was on Season 7 of The Ultimate Fighter. Matt shares lots of stories including tons of UFC inside scoop, the rest of the story behind his fights, giving up drugs and booze, and how adopting the Jocko Willinks philosophy of “discipline equals freedom” changed his life.

Matt also talks with the guys about Musashi and fighter philosophy, personal training, eating right and Trucking Delicious, an update on what’s going on with him now, and helping the guys with their training on a weekly basis at his new gym, Immortal Martial Arts Center in Lewis Center Ohio, where he and his instructors help people train and teach classes on Muay Thai, Strike Fit, and MMA.

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066 – This Must Be Fake News

It’s a grab bag of fun as we go through some recent quirky news stories as well as discuss the lack of social correctness of much-loved classic Christmas specials, and whether saying “Merry Christmas” to a stranger is socially acceptable.

In Boston, MA, Suffolk County district attorney-elect Rachael Rollins announces that her office does not plan on prosecuting 15 petty crimes – including breaking and entering.

In the Netherlands, a 69-year-old man attempts to legally change his age because he identifies as a 49 year-old.

Kevin Hart and the Oscars controversy, the ‘Baby It’s Cold Outside’ and the ‘scoop of dessert’ controversy, Twitter and censorship, Alec Baldwin’s Trump impression vs. Dana Carvey’s George Bush impression,  Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and misogyny, the Charlie Brown Christmas Special and Franklin getting the broken chair, and Jimmy Stewart and the Heat Miser. And who doesn’t like a humble Bumble?

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Chili Bowl 2018 LIVE with Lawyer Talk

If you are in the Columbus area tomorrow on Sunday November 25th and could use some real fun – as in big screen football, trying the best chili recipes in town and picking this year’s champion, hanging with a bunch of cool, fun people – and supporting a great local charity benefiting deserving kids – then come on down! And be part of the first ever Lawyer Talk LIVE event at The Grandview Theater and Drafthouse! The Bowl kicks off at noon and goes til 4pm.

We promise: shenanigans will happen, and frivolity will ensue!

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059 – Mail Call #2 Election Edition What Is Attorney-Client Privilege?

Our audience asks us some great questions – and we answer them! “Do you advise using dash-cams?”, “What does attorney-client privilege mean?”, “Should I go to law school at 46?”,  “If you delete a dash-cam video after an accident, is that destroying evidence?”, “Has Jeff considered a less-stressful practice area like real estate?”, and “Jeff’s voice is a dead-ringer for what celebrity?” Ok, what would your answer be to that last one?

Steve, Jared and Bill answer our most recent listener questions, try to avoid talking about the election, and also discuss the opiate problem, why adding Constitutional amendments is usually not a good thing, why attorney-client privilege never applies to jailhouse phone calls, and why there are so many Russian car crash videos on YouTube.

Also, find out what prompts Lawyer Steve Palmer to say, “I hate lawyers. God, I hate lawyers…”


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