I feel it is my civic duty to share with you my absolute favourite new podcast: What Trump Can Teach Us About Con Law, or Trump Con Law for short.
Before you see the word Trump and instantly start forming opinions for yourself about what this podcast is, let me inform you. The beauty of this podcast is that it gives a really deep dive into constitutional law with a lot of case law, assuming that you have next to no knowledge of the Constitution, and the topics are prompted by the things that Trump says or does; that is, it takes current affairs, and looks at how the Constitution applies to them and provides the case law that establishes the precedents.
One of the main values of bringing Trump into the equation is not too rally behind him, or rail against him, but rather to give us context for these constitutional principles and how they apply to our lives.
As a new American citizen, I’m really appreciating the lessons this is giving me about the Constitution and it’s giving me a much deeper understanding of the beauty and principles that the Constitution exists to defend.
The show is hosted by Roman Mars who has one of the dreamiest voices I’ve ever heard: Roman is the host of one of my other favourite podcasts, 99% Invisible, which I also highly recommend. For Trump Con Law, Roman is joined by Elizabeth Joh: a law professor at UC Davis. She’s very knowledgeable and does an excellent job at explaining situations with great clarity.
I feel like a legal expert now (don’t worry: I’m grounded enough to know that I’m anything but), and have a great handle on what the Constitution has to say about Trump and his actions. I can’t recommend it enough.