Justice Talking to Go Silent

One of the best law-related podcasts will record its last program June 30. After nine years on the air, Justice Talking, the NPR radio program about law and American life, which is also available as a weekly podcast, has run out of funding. In a post on the program’s companion site, Talking Justice, acting executive producer Ingrid Lakey explained that the show and Web site cost almost $1 million annually to produce. “We tried over a three year period to locate the needed funding but had to sunset the program when we failed,” she wrote. “If someone found a funder willing to provide a multi-year commitment to the funding needed to produce Justice Talking and our sister website, Justice Learning, we would certainly revisit the decision.”

On June 23, the show will feature host Margot Adler looking back over some of its more memorable moments. For now, archived shows will remain available through the Web site.

I am not sure when Justice Talking began to be distributed as a podcast, but that may leave our Lawyer2Lawyer podcast, which posted its first episode on Aug. 31, 2005, as the longest consistently running legal podcast.