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Legally Insane is a deep dive into some of the craziest and dark parts of the legal history of this great country. Our hosts Matt Ritter and Tony Sam come at the topic in a very unique way. Matt is a recovering Biglaw attorney turned comedian with a passion for legal history, Tony has no legal background whatsoever, expect for a few minor brushes with the law. However, he has no idea what Matt is about to discuss before each podcast, so it ends up being a hilarious half hour filled with educ ...
 
Host Elysabeth Alfano dishes and drinks with celebs on The Celebrity Dinner Party. What funny stories and inspirational insights do celebs and influencers have to share from their road to success? Over food and drink the unscripted conversation flow, as Alfano sits down with some of the most prominent chefs, actors, directors, musicians, comedians, politicians and sports figures to find out! Live streaming and filmed in front of an audience and viwers that shares in the food and conversation ...
 
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Matt and Tony take a closer look at the role and history of Vice President’s following word that Senator Kamala Harris has been named Joe Biden’s running mate in the 2020 Presidential election. Check Out Matt’s Film Tasteless - https://tastelessfilm.com/ and his comedy special 40-Year Old Version - https://open.spotify.com/artist/4Ln1EXzKkrtG8YKoI2…
 
Matt and Tony do a deep-dive into Mark and Patricia McCloskey, the Missouri couple that became famous after pointing weapons at peaceful protestors walking past their house. Not only do we talk about this particular incident but also their notoriously litigious past. Check Out Matt’s Film Tasteless - https://tastelessfilm.com/ and his comedy specia…
 
Matt and Tony talk about some of the other big news items that have been popping up during this pandemic; the toppling of Confederate statutes, the potential name change for the Washington NFL team, and how the Trump administration is targeting students studying from abroad. Later on, Matt chats with DACA Attorney and Trump slayer Luis Cortes Romer…
 
Matt and Tony are back talking about systemic racism in the US and the growing movement to make sure Black Lives Matter. They dive deep on the topic of qualified immunity, tearing down confederate statues, and the need for systematic change across the nation. Check Out Matt’s Film Tasteless - https://tastelessfilm.com/ and his comedy special 40-Yea…
 
Matt and Tony break down the horrific and senseless killing of Ahmaud Arbery in Georgia and how the stand your ground laws almost allowed two murderers to avoid arrest. Also, the Department of Justice’s decision to drop the case against President Trump’s former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn. Check Out Matt’s Film Tasteless - https://taste…
 
Matt and Tony reflect on life during quarantine, the potential plans to start opening the economy, how the pandemic is impacting different groups, and the two revisit the murder case of Michael Jordan’s father, James Jordan. Later on, Matt hosts an interview with Fixthecourt.com’s Gabe Roth about the frustration of the Supreme Court not having a vi…
 
Matt and Tony talk about how social distancing is impacting them, how long we can expect shelter-in-place rules to remain in place, and some of the other legal questions that pop up as a result of the quarantine orders across the country. Check Out Matt’s Film Tasteless - https://tastelessfilm.com/ and his comedy special 40-Year Old Version - https…
 
Matt and Tony talk about the sweeping stimulus packages in response to Coronavirus and a history of unemployment protection in the US. Check Out Matt’s Film Tasteless - https://tastelessfilm.com/ and his comedy special 40-Year Old Version - https://open.spotify.com/artist/4Ln1EXzKkrtG8YKoI2htoJ Listen to Tony’s standup Album on Apple Music - https:…
 
How Matt and Tony are coping with Coronavirus, Senators caught insider trading after being briefed about the potential pandemic and the legal history of insider trading among Congress. Check Out Matt’s Film Tasteless - https://tastelessfilm.com/ and his comedy special 40-Year Old Version - https://open.spotify.com/artist/4Ln1EXzKkrtG8YKoI2htoJ List…
 
A recap of the Harvey Weinstein trial, his known history as a sex offender, and the sentencing. Get Tickets to their April 2nd show (if it happens) at the Hollywood Improv - https://improv.com/hollywood/event/legally+insane/10261495/ Check Out Matt’s Film Tasteless - https://tastelessfilm.com/ and his comedy special 40-Year Old Version - https://op…
 
Everything you need to know about Corona Virus, from what impact it is having on the markets, the history of pandemic responses, and the current state of the US response. Get Tickets to their April 2nd show (if it happens) at the Hollywood Improv - https://improv.com/hollywood/event/legally+insane/10261495/ Check Out Matt’s Film Tasteless - https:/…
 
A brief history of vagrancy laws and homelessness in the US, what’s causing a spike in homelessness today, and what changes have taken place recently in regards to policing the homeless. Get Tickets to their February 6th show at Hollywood Improv - https://improv.com/hollywood/event/legally+insane/10261495/ Check Out Matt’s Film Tasteless - https://…
 
Matt and Tony preview some of the big cases that will be before the Supreme Court in the latest session; including some involving President Trump, abortion bans, and Bridgegate. This episode also features an interview with Judge Herb Dodell, author of From the Trench to the Bench, who shares some great stories from his time in the legal field. Get …
 
Matt and Tony kick off the New Year with a quick look back at 2019 and then a review of changes to the laws in 2020 in California. First a focus on gun safety, changes to how schools can and can not shame or discipline students, the independent contractor law that will impact freelancers in the gig economy, and more. Get Tickets to their February 6…
 
Matt and Tony close out the year with a look at the current state of partisan politics as President Donald Trump has officially been impeached by the House of Representatives, a deep dive into the incidents that led to the initial investigations into Trump, a game of jail or no jail with top politicians from both parties, and more. Get Tickets to t…
 
Today on the podcast Matt and Tony are talking about the Tump Impeachment and the ridiculousness going on between the Democrats and the Republicans. Watching these two go at it, they should rename the impeachment, "The Trump Comedy" show. Also, don't forget to check the guys out next week at The Hollywood Improv on 12/13/19. Hollywood Improv Ticket…
 
Today the guys celebrate 100 episodes. A huge thanks to all of the fans who’ve made this possible. In honor of today’s celebration Matt and Tony are having a laugh at some of their favorite moments from past shows. Highlights: Legal cases with the craziest names Batman vs. Commissioner Clickerballs Juicy Whip vs. Orange Bang The love sponge and the…
 
Today the guys are discussing the recent bill signed by Gavin Newsom that allows college athletes to start making money from sponsorship opportunities. They break down the pro’s and con’s of this move and discuss the insane amount of revenue that Universities make from NCAA sports and how well paid their coaches are. Also, Matt and Tony dive into s…
 
In this episode Matt and Tony get into the latest Trump legal fiasco. An NY Judge ruled that he cannot use the DOJ guideline to hide his tax returns. In a quite blistering ruling, the Judge basically called it an outrage to justice. It will be in front of the 2nd circuit soon. It made the guys decide to a deep dive into the IRS website to find out …
 
On today’s show the guys are talking about the recent move by Nancy Pelosi to move forward with the impeachment of Donald Trump, because of his involvement with the Ukraine. The House of Representatives are in charge of setting up the impeachment, but the Senate holds the trial. Today, Matt and Tony break down why the Senate might pump the breaks i…
 
When is an employer held liable for an employee’s actions? It depends on the scope of work, or employment. The legal scope of employment is the range of activities that an employee is reasonably expected to do as part of his or her job. Within this range of activities, the employer may be held liable for the employee's actions when a third party is…
 
Climate change is an on-going debate in this country. Recently a group of teens filed a lawsuit against the US government - Juliana vs. The US. These teens are saying that they have a right to a stable climate and that the trump administration is destroying the environment. This lawsuit caused the guys to dig into the history of climate laws in the…
 
The USA is in the middle of an Opium epidemic. Currently, it’s estimated that over 200,000 people have died from the use of Opioids. In today’s episode Matt and Tony dive into the history of Opium and discuss how it was once an accepted medicine for various run of the mill illnesses. Opium is extremely addicting and is currently is being transforme…
 
Tulsi Gabbard, is an American politician and military veteran, serving as the U.S Representative for Hawaii’s 2nd congressional district. Her 2020 presidential run hasn’t been mentioned much in the press, so in today’s episode the guys dig into her history and political stances. She has a history of not supporting gay rights, being involved with th…
 
Author, Activist and 2020 Democratic candidate Marianne Williamson is the topic of discussion today. She’s the founder of Project Angel Food and the co-founder of the Peace Alliance. While she’s certainly done a lot of good in the world, she’s a bit of an oddball. That’s what Matt and Tony are going to be diving into today. Specifically the metaphy…
 
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