You know those persistent nagging interests you have? The exciting, frightening ideas that could consume you if you didn’t completely ignore them and push them down for all the VERY good reasons? One of those for me – is podcasting. Today, I summoned all the Brene Brown vulnerability mantras I could remember, and I started wading into the shallow end of the podcast pool. I am excited to share that I borrowed a microphone from my youngest kid, made the oldest one create some cover art for me, and I have just completed the first episode of Life, Law, Leo, the podcast, and it will be available tomorrow.
The idea for this podcast stems all the way back to a column I used to write ten years or so ago on a website called “MomTalk”. My column, Mom Talks Law, aimed to answer the legal questions that I would inevitably be asked by moms on playgrounds and soccer sidelines. Whether as a teacher, a lawyer, a writer, or a friend, I love being able to empower people with information they need to ask the right questions about the legal issues that impact their lives. Plus, there is nothing I enjoy more than good conversations where I can learn about an issue from experts who know more than me. With any luck, Life, Law, Leo will give me some space to do both and bring you information for your lives.
In Episode 1: Protecting Sick Kids at College – Twin Cities estate planning attorney, Marya Robben tells us a story about a college student who ended up in a coma, and what could happen if young adults do not have a HIPAA waiver signed or a health care directive in place. We discuss what parents and students need to think about to plan ahead. Keep an eye on the blog, and, with any luck, this inaugural episode will be available here tomorrow.
In the meantime, please comment below – where is the law intersecting with your life and what do you want to learn more about?