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The Debriefer

The Inside Scoop On Legal Poop.

The Debriefer

From Shakespeare to Grisham, every author knows that the courtroom provides some of the most compelling drama ever conceived.

So twice a month, Litopia turns its attention to real-life legal drama – the sort of cases that interest us… and will fascinate you.

Presented by leading lawyer Donna Ballman in Florida and literary agent Peter Cox in London, we aim to give you a truly international perspective on issues that matter.

And, frankly, on matters that just plain tickle us.

If justice is blind, then we’re your seeing-eye dog!

Your Hosts

Donna Ballman

Donna Ballman

Bill Clinton’s General Counsel in Florida for his first presidential campaign
Peter Cox

Peter Cox

London literary agent & Litopia capo famiglia

The Sensitive Billionaire

The More Money You Get, The Thinner Your Skin Becomes


The latest news, gossip and comment from the sharp end of the publishing world, brought to you by Donna in Florida and Peter in London.

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Previous Shows From The Debriefer


The Sensitive Billionaire

The More Money You Get, The Thinner Your Skin Becomes

The Dirty Dictionary

Not Our Fault – Honest – If The OED Goes All Potty-Mouth!

Salman Rushdie & Sherlock Homeboy

Plus Donald Trump & A Serial Killer...

Dark Hunter Vs Shadowhunter

When Super-Colossal Authors Collide

Just A Man And His Will To Survive

Go for the ribs, don't let that bastard breathe!

Ripped Off By The BBC?

Does The World’s Oldest Public Service Broadcaster Nick Ideas From Authors?

Serial Killers of the World Unite!

You Have Nothing To Lose But Your Reputation...

Gender Discrimination in Publishing

Looks Like It’s Tougher For Women To Get Published Than Men
A Gronking We’d Rather Forget

A Gronking We’d Rather Forget

Yet Another Freaky Fortnight In The High Weirdness That Is Publishing
Out Of It

Out of It

Donna Takes A Blow To The Head & Everything Gets Weirder

A Gronking To Remember

Nazis And Puppies And Cartoon Terrorists, Oh My!

Iguanas On The Roof…

...And Penguins In The Dock!
Fifty Shades of Greys

Lube Up For Falafel-Eating Love Honnies

There (Won’t) Be Blue Drones Over The White Cliffs of Dover
Gregory Peck

What Would Boo Radley Do?

Second Novel Syndrome Collides With An American Icon