Episode 2: To Bring About the Rule of Righteousness in the Land

• June 25th, 2016

In the second episode, we discuss the very first earliest law codes. Did you know that if you read a passage from the Code of Hammurabi out loud, ominous orchestral music just starts playing? Look forward to 30 successive mispronunciations of the name of King Urukagina, some dueling Nancy Grace impressions, and lots of fun japes about hookers with the benu-disease. Enjoy!

Incidental music (from Wikimedia Commons):

Ottorino Respighi - Pines of the Appian Way; Pines near a catacomb

W.A. Mozart - Requiem Mass in D Minor

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Episode 1: What Am Law?

• June 22nd, 2016

In the inaugural episode, I welcome guest co-host T. Allison Jackson to lay down some ground rules about discussing legal history. We explore the State of Nature, then discuss how humankind transitioned from bands of lawless primates into civilized farmers with predictable patterns of custom. Then we talk about high-seas cannibalism for some reason. We survey the beginnings of ancient civilization in the Near East, and Mizz Jackson offers a compelling prophesy of the coming war between the city-states of Houston and Dallas. And I spend an awfully long time reading credits.

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