Mic Dicta

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Mic Dicta
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Hosted byCharles Star
Length60–90 minutes
No. of episodes20
Original releaseDecember 26, 2017 (2017-12-26) – September 3, 2018 (2018-09-03)

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Mic Dicta is an American podcast on law and current events. Hosted by attorney Charles Star and sometimes co-hosted by an anonymous person using the nickname "The Hell Dude", the show featured a rotating panel of attorney contributors who were mostly credited under pseudonyms. Dubbing itself "America's Best-Named Legal Podcast", the show's title is a pun on "Mike Ditka", "mic", and "dicta".

Vice publishes a column on the American legal system written by the podcast's contributors.[1] Mic Dicta hosts have also been published at Deadspin[2] and The Outline.[3]

On September 30, 2018, Star announced on Twitter that Mic Dicta had ended.[4]

Reception and legacy[edit]

At XFDR, Carter Moon named Mic Dicta the publication's "Podcast of the Week".[5] Praising the sophistication of the show's content, Moon said "it doesn't feel dumbed down for the benefit of the lay-listener" and said the show positions the listener "as a fly on the wall for a bunch of legal nerds speaking as they would if they were hanging out at a bar."[5] Moon also noted the show's "consistently sardonic, ballbusting approach that keeps things entertaining without losing the listener in the weeds."[5] Moon recommended Episode 11 as a starting point for new listeners, highlighting its discussion of the litigation surrounding Verrückt, a water slide at Schlitterbahn Kansas City that was considered the world's tallest and which was closed following a decapitation death.[5]

TheWrap included Mic Dicta in a March 2018 list of podcast recommendations.[6] Mic Dicta was also referenced in SCOTUSblog, an eminent American law blog about the Supreme Court of the United States, where it was recommended for its discussion of Janus v. AFSCME.[7]

"The Helldude" now co-hosts a similar law-themed podcast named ALAB with fellow Twitter personalities @wyatt_privilege (Andy), @_FleerUltra (Michael) @GarlicCorgi (Tim) and @arguendope (Julius).[8] Charles hosts a podcast named Hostile Witness,[9] with Twitter personalities @ericmichel (Eric), @veryimportant (Patrick) and @randbrick (Randolph). @The_Law_Boy (Peter) hosts the podcast 5-4 along with Mic Dicta's @_FleerUltra (Michael) and @AywaRhiannon (Rhiannon).[10]


No.TitleOriginal release date
1"We Ain't Here To Cause No Trouble"December 26, 2017 (2017-12-26)
2"The Sound of the Police"January 2, 2018 (2018-01-02)
3Stoned is the Way of the WalkJanuary 11, 2018 (2018-01-11)
4"I Wanna Destroy You"January 18, 2018 (2018-01-18)
5.1"Death & All His Friends"January 30, 2018 (2018-01-30)
6"The Grown-Up Goliath Nation"February 7, 2018 (2018-02-07)
7"Tony Story"February 12, 2018 (2018-02-12)
8"I Would Give Everything"February 21, 2018 (2018-02-21)
9"Gonna Tear Your Playhouse Down"March 3, 2018 (2018-03-03)
10"But I Always Took It Serious"March 18, 2018 (2018-03-18)
11"No Such Things As Halfway Crooks"March 30, 2018 (2018-03-30)
12"Fight the Power"April 11, 2018 (2018-04-11)
13"It's Like the Planet Gone Bananas"April 29, 2018 (2018-04-29)
14"There's No Beginning and There Is No End"May 10, 2018 (2018-05-10)
15"This Is a Lonely Time"June 3, 2018 (2018-06-03)
16"Do You Really Wanna Be a Cop?"June 20, 2018 (2018-06-20)
17"The Truth Is Looking Straight at You"July 2, 2018 (2018-07-02)
18"Ring Me Up The President"July 23, 2018 (2018-07-23)
19"Cash Rules Everything Around Me"August 13, 2018 (2018-08-13)
20"What Goes Around"September 3, 2018 (2018-09-03)

See also[edit]

  • Political podcast


  1. Star, Charles (June 29, 2018). "Anthony Kennedy Was Never Really a Friend to Liberals". Vice. Vice Media. Archived from the original on July 2, 2018. Retrieved July 2, 2018. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  2. Star, Charles (May 15, 2018). "Here's What That Supreme Court Decision About Sports Betting Actually Does". Deadspin. Gizmodo Media Group. Archived from the original on June 13, 2018. Retrieved July 2, 2018. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  3. "There is one way to fix the Supreme Court". The Outline. June 28, 2018. Archived from the original on June 29, 2018. Retrieved July 2, 2018. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  4. "Charles, TweetingThroughIt on Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved 2018-10-01.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 Moon, Carter (June 29, 2018). "Podcast of the Week: Mic Dicta". XFDR. Archived from the original on July 3, 2018. Retrieved July 2, 2018. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  6. Hornshaw, Phil; Molloy, Tim (June 29, 2018). "17 Podcast Recommendations for Your Coachella Drive, From 'Ear Hustle' to 'Lovett or Leave It' to 'The Nod'". TheWrap. Archived from the original on June 16, 2018. Retrieved July 2, 2018. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  7. Roberts, Edith (February 12, 2018). "Monday round-up". SCOTUSblog. Archived from the original on March 15, 2018. Retrieved July 2, 2018. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  8. https://www.alabseries.com/
  9. http://soundcloud.com/hwpod
  10. http://www.westwoodonepodcasts.com/pods/5-4/

External links[edit]

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