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: http://lawofselfdefense.libsyn.com/rss
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 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, Amazon.com (paperback and Kindle), Barnes & Noble (paperback and Nook), and elsewhere.