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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..


011 – Fighting Outside the Ring–Conor McGregor, the Russians and Crime-Related Over-Indulgence



Steve and Jeff discuss MMA fighter Conor McGregor’s freak-out revenge attack against the Russians at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center last night – “hot blood” or premeditated felony assault? And is it the same focus and intensity that drives you and makes you great at something, that also gets you in trouble?

The guys discuss defending celebrities who get in trouble with the law, trespassing, criminal damaging, felony assault and bar fights, Jeff’s man-crush on Conor McGregor, McGregor’s animal walk and ability to warp time in the ring, Joe Rogan and MMA, Tiger Woods, golf, Russians and petite Estonians,  the Mickey referral, toothbrush whittling, and writing the check – until you can’t.

 


010 – DUI 360 #2a – The Big Question – To Blow Or Not To Blow



To blow, or not to blow? That is the question…that Steve and Jeff answer in this first of a 2-part DUI 360 episode. And it’s probably the most common question that they have received from hundreds of people over the years who have had a few drinks and have later been pulled over.

What a breath test has in common with a high school French test, what a police officer’s primary goal is when they suspect someone of drinking and driving, and recent changes in DUI/OVI laws: why they occurred and how they affect the answer and the outcome.

First of 2 episodes.


007 – Are You Happy?



Steve and Jeff project happiness out into the world while they discuss winning appeals, honesty, good old-fashioned ethics, “what really makes people happy?” – and white chicken chili. Topics covered include hunting and gathering, helping people solve their problems, why winning an appeal doesn’t always feel like winning, why sometimes lawyers wished they worked construction instead, and why when people hire a lawyer, they should aim to measure twice and cut once.


006 – Dispute Resolution, Crosswalks and Other Interesting Thoughts



Don’t come at me bro…Steve, Jeff and Bill talk road rage, good people turning into raging jerks, and how to avoid staying out of felony court over some idiot nearly running you off the road.


005 – Unintended Consequences: Sentencing Juveniles As Adults



Prosecuting juveniles in the adult system actually increases the likelihood that they’ll reoffend – so why do the courts do it? Erin Davies, Executive Director of the Juvenile Justice Coalition, joins Steve and Jeff to discuss juvenile bindovers, how an undeveloped frontal lobe really impacts your kids and their decision-making, politically-motivated ways to waste $180,000 a year, and what some people are doing to help fix the system.