Opening Arguments

Opening Arguments

Creating the legal podcast that helps you make sense of the news.

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Supporting Member

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Thanks for supporting the show!  At $1 per episode, you'll get access to our Patreon page, which gives you the following benefits:

  • Access to certain all-patron-only posts and episodes.
  • Access to the commercial-free feed of the show.
  • Access to "Miss Ashley's Stories in the News," our weekly recap with links to all the stories we wish we could have covered on the show (including links).
  • Access to the Monthly Q&A threads, which gives you the ability to propose and vote on questions to be answered during the livestream.
  • The ability to comment, post, and interact on our Patreon page generally, which means you can correspond with other Opening Arguments fans as well as leave comments for Thomas and Andrew and send messages to the show.  We promise to read every comment, and will almost certainly respond as well.
  • Early answers to Thomas Takes the Bar Exam!
  • You will get a one-time, sincere thank you on the next episode of Opening Arguments.
  • You can bask in that proud, warm feeling knowing you helped make Opening Arguments a reality.
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Sustaining Member

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At the sustaining member level, you will receive all of the above benefits, plus:

  • LAW'D AWFUL MOVIES!  Yes, at this level you get our monthly breakdown of movies, TV shows, and other media that think they're breakin' down the law, but almost never get it right.  Over 50 episodes and counting -- many feature guest comedians, most are hilarious, all are informative, and they're ALL YOURS!
  • Access to all bonus episodes and extended content for any overlength episode we record.
  • Access to full multi-part episodes early (when available), and access to full-length interviews (when available)

Premium Member

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At our premium member level, you get all of the above benefits, plus:

  • EVERY WEEK, you will get access to Andrew's show notes, with links, unedited swears, and (frequently) research, more depth, and sometimes even entire stories that never make it to air because of time constraints.
  • We will answer any one question you have, on any topic, on the air!
  • Opening Arguments will follow you on Twitter
  • Occasional select content just for you
  • You will receive a 10% discount on everything we sell for the lifetime of your patronage at this level or above



About Opening Arguments

Opening Arguments is the show that pairs a real-life, Harvard-educated lawyer (Andrew) with an inquisitive host (Thomas).  Every episode, Thomas and Andrew take on a popular legal topic and give you all the tools you need to understand the issue and win every argument you have on Facebook, with your Uncle Frank, or wherever someone is wrong on the Internet.

Thomas and Andrew have tackled the Stormy Daniels settlement agreement with Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton's emails, Jill Stein's recounts, the Emoluments clause, overtime regulations, Roe v. Wade, the wacky "sovereign citizen" movement, and much, much more!  Our "deep dive" Tuesdays are in-depth explainers of complicated legal topics in the news such as Critical Race Theory, eminent domain, originalism and jurisprudence, and so much more.

It's law.  It's politics.  It's fun.  We don't tell you what to think, we just set up the Opening Arguments.
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