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046 – Scooters of Prey: The Millennial Force



“Everybody run – it’s a flock of Birds!” And then someone throws a Lime in the mix and pandemonium breaks out!

Have you seen the scooters that are littering the city lately? Or perhaps you’ve witnessed – or been part of – one of the hair-raising stunts and near-collisions (and collisions)? The Bird and Lime scooters are sharing the roadways and sidewalks now in Columbus and many other cities – and throughout OSU’s campus. What are the legal and safety ramifications that surround this newer, Uber-ized, mostly unregulated mode of transportation?

Steve, Jeff and Jared cover everything from reckless operation, liability and what the problem is with trying to use a scooter to avoid a DUI – to DBDs (designated Bird drivers), bunny hopping, Bird-pooling, Bird-Littering –  just who are these battery-charging elves?! – and Bird vs. Lime: when in doubt, joust!

(Spoiler alert: there will be a show-and-tell in part 2, so stay tuned!)

 


038 – Red, White, and Bombed–Booze, Drugs, and Fireworks



Exercise your freedom to party while retaining your liberty this holiday – especially when it comes to the trifecta of reasons we see people in our office after the 4th of July celebrations: booze, drugs and fireworks. Whether you are going to be at Red, White and BOOM! or elsewhere, the guys share some pro tips to get through the holiday celebrating unscathed – as well as share some stories where plenty of scathing goes on..

Steve, Jeff and Jared talk Fireworks Wars, Red White and Blue shots, peaceful coexistence with police horses, Mid-Ohio, vintage motorcycles and the largest motorcycle swap meet in the country, monkey leashes, Solo cups vs. Dixie cups, if wall-to-wall traffic makes you a better driver, and Uber: the ultimate ‘stranger danger’ app?

Be safe and have a happy 4th everyone!

But if things end up taking a wrong turn and you need some problems solved, give us a call: 614 – 224 – 6142. You can ask for Steve, Jeff or Bill.

We’ll be here! We’re givers like that.

Website: www.ohiolegaldefense.com


036 – The Blinsky Brisket



Be a barbecuing patriot, a cookout hero – and declare your independence from boring food this 4th of July! Learn the real-deal secrets behind how the pros make delicious barbecue and brisket from food entrepreneur, caterer and former owner of Route 62 BBQ, Jared Blinsky.

How to time it to succulent perfection, how to make your own unique smoker, how to pick your brisket, how to make mop sauce, white barbeque sauce and Conrico.

Just another reason why we had to break it off with England….

Rock on, America!!

 

Thoughts? Questions? Send them to: podcast@ohiolegaldefense.com

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033 – Lawyer Talk v. Ohio v. The World Podcast – Hanging with Alex Hastie



Gum-chewers Unite!  Alex Hastie, host of the popular “Ohio vs. The World” podcast joins the guys this week to discuss famous and infamous Ohioans, Michael Fay, vandalism, accidental huffing, elevator urine detection technology, caning, the death penalty and the downside to being an overly clean, crime-free country – or – “why you should avoid vacationing in Singapore if you like gum,”  the Scopes monkey trial and the early 20th century trend-setting party boy and America’s greatest lawyer Clarence Darrow  – and how sometimes awesome lawyers can seem very non-lawyerly.
Why risk is the price of freedom, liquor law and pairing your podcast with the right beer, Elvis Juice and our favorite Scottish neighbor Brew Dog, fun with history, mis-tweeting, bocce ball and the best Italian restaurants in Ohio, “larping”, and sneak peeks at upcoming Ohio v. World and Lawyer Talk: Off the Record episodes and goings-on that you won’t want to miss.

031 – We Love Juries!



Don’t we all judge each other when we first walk into a room?

“We pass judgements on people all the time whether you like it or not. When you walked in, I looked at how you were dressed, at what you were doing, I looked at who you were talking to, I looked at your body language. I judged you, whether I want to admit that out loud or not – but I’m going to admit it, because I think you are sitting there thinking the same things about me too. Whether it’s about my beard, or where I’m from, … or what my job is – you’re making judgements whether you want to admit it or not.”

Sometimes the government overreaches – and when someone is wrongfully accused of a crime and it goes to trial, we need to make sure the jury hears the whole story in order to help them reach the right decision.

Jeff and Bill discuss their recent trial success with Steve and Jared and the guys talk about how focus groups are a critical part of their trial prep when deciding how to best convey the all-important “rest of the story” to juries – and how it can make all the difference in people’s lives.

www.ohiolegaldefense.com

p: 614-224-6142

 


026 – The Blinsky BBQ Break–Smokin’ the Butt (It’s Done When It’s Done)



Barbecue like a Boss!! Think back to the most mouth-watering barbecue that you have ever enjoyed. If you are anything like us, you probably thought, “man, if I only knew how they made this, I could make it at home and have it anytime I wanted!” Not to mention the added bonus of completely impressing your friends and family. Just picture it: lots of swooning and exclamations of “you’re the man!”. Yeah, it would totally be like that..

So just in time for Memorial Day weekend, we present you with a special recipe how-to episode from the guys at Lawyer Talk, home of The Blinsky Chronicles. Jared Blinsky, former owner of the well-known Route 62 BBQ in Johnstown, shares his tips, tricks and recipes for some of his most-loved dishes, including his delectable smoked pork shoulder – the cut of meat that is also known as “Boston Butt”, that provides us with beautiful piles of pulled pork deliciousness – as well as his famed Chicken Cheddar Bacon Ranch Macaroni Salad, including the secret ingredient you would never guess (no, it’s not in the name).

And this weekend we especially remember, thank and honor the great men and women who have served our country and protected our freedoms – and we also celebrate them by observing the great American tradition of enjoying some smokin’ good BBQ.

Smoke on!!

 

 


018 – Parking Lot Wars



What are the rules – legal and social –  when it’s private property?

Steve and Jeff share true stories and the view from the downtown Columbus/Brewery District parking hotspot, 511 S. High.  We learn fun facts about loitering, trespassing, “the cigarette debacle”,  the fact that Steve is now “the Man”, and that Jeff is some kind of movie savant and can quote Willy Wonka by heart. One of the first episodes that we recorded, but are just releasing now, hope you enjoy.

 


016 – Looking For Likes In All The Wrong Places And Other Online Woes



What are we really doing when we post to social media?

Steve and Jeff talk Facebook feedback loops and little hits of happiness, teenagers and the perceived social norms that can get them into legal trouble, Chef Jeff’s Instagram habit, how “Dear Diary” has become “Dear World”, crossing the legal line online, and going off the grid – or maybe just “no-screen Sundays”.


015 – Taxes And The Common Joe Pt. 2



Who is this chick named RITA who keeps sending me letters?

In part 2, Glenn Harper of Harper & Company CPA Plus does a deeper dive with Steve and Jeff about how individuals, entrepreneurs and small businesses can stay on the right side of the law when it comes to their state, local and federal taxes – and strategies for how to get things back on track when needed.


014 – Taxes And The Common Joe Pt. 1



It’s a Tax Season bonus edition!

Steve and Jeff talk with Glenn Harper of Harper & Company CPA Plus about what small businesses should do to plan ahead and stay on the right of the law with the I.R.S..