Law of Self Defense Launches Weekly Video/Podcasts

Well, I’ve finally gotten around to launching the Law of Self Defense weekly video/podcasts.

NOTE: The initial versions of these videocast and podcast had certain audio quality issues. This has been corrected, for the podcast (renumbered 001-2, correct version embedded below), but Youtube is giving us fits about updating the videocast. Thanks for all your patience while we scale the technology mountain. 🙂

This first episode I knew I’d be struggling with IT issues–and, indeed, I am–so I kept the subject matter relatively simple.

This first ~23 minute post is on a pet peeve of mine, which is Stand-Your-Ground, and the many ways in which people misunderstand, misapply, and miscommunicate this relatively straightforward legal concept.

Hence: “Stand-Your-Ground: What It Is, What It Isn’t, and Why It’s Important.”

I prepared both a videocast–which functions like a slide presentation, with my dulcet tones stepping the viewer through the slides–as well as a audio-only podcast–which is essentially just the audio track of the videocast. There’s nothing in the slides that I don’t cover verbally, but I know some folks respond better to visual information content, so there it is.

The videocast is hosted on Youtube, as that seemed the most straightforward approach:

The podcast will eventually be available on iTunes (and, in fact, it’s kind of halfway on there, but I’m still struggling with getting that quite right). Hopefully, by next week everyone will be able to simply subscribe to the Law of Self Defense podcasts on iTunes in the normal fashion.

In the meantime, for those interested in an audio-only version without having to wait for me to sort out iTunes, at present you can listen to that via this method:

If you right-click (or, if you’re on a Mac like me, control-click) you ought to be able to save the audio file to your hard drive. It’s an MP3 file, and can easily be imported into iTunes or played on any manner of MP3 players.

UPDATE: I’m told I was remiss in not providing an “RSS feed”, as if I was supposed to know what that was. 🙂 Anyway, here it is:

I’m always interested in topic suggestions for future video/podcast episodes, so if any come to mind please feel free to send them to me at podcast at lawofselfdefense dot com.

–-Andrew, @LawSelfDefense

Andrew F. Branca is an MA lawyer and the author of the seminal book “The Law of Self Defense, 2nd Edition,” available at the Law of Self Defense blog, (paperback and Kindle), Barnes & Noble (paperback and Nook), and elsewhere.

About the Author

Andrew Branca
Andrew F. Branca, Esq. is currently in his third decade of practicing law, and is an internationally-recognized expert on the law of self-defense of the United States. Andrew is a Guest Lecturer at the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s National Academy, a former Guest Instructor at the Sig Sauer Academy, an NRA Life-Benefactor Member, and an NRA Certified Instructor. He also teaches lawyers how to argue self-defense cases as a certified instructor with the Continuing Legal Education (CLE) system in numerous states around the country. Andrew is also a host on the Outdoor Channel’s TV show “The Best Defense” and contributor to the National Review Online. Andrew has been quoted as a SME (subject-matter expert) on use-of-force law by the Wall Street Journal, the Chicago Tribune, the Washington Post, and many other mainstream media, including nationally syndicated broadcast media. Recently, Andrew won the UC Berkeley Law School debate on “Stand-Your-Ground,” and spoke at the NRA Annual Meeting Law Symposium on self-defense law. He is also a founding member of USCCA’s Legal Advisory Board. In addition to being a lawyer, Andrew is also a competitive handgun shooter, an IDPA Charter/Life member (IDPA #13), and a Master-class competitor in multiple IDPA divisions.

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