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Peter Cox

The Debriefer

The Inside Scoop On Publishing Poop.

The Debriefer

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Donna Ballman

Donna Ballman

Florida Lawyer and Author of "Stand Up For Yourself Without Getting Fired" and "The Writer's Guide To the Courtroom"
Peter Cox

Peter Cox

London literary agent & Litopia capo famiglia

From Shakespeare to Grisham, 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 to writers.

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

Justice is blind, they say.  In which case, The Debriefer is your seeing-eye dog!

Highlights from the Shop

RIFF-RAFF, REBELS & ROCK GODS

Riff-Raff, Rebels & Rock Gods

A Journey Through The Wildest Years Of British Rock

The Debriefer - Browse All Shows

Drunk on Virtue?

The Kill-List Algorithm, By Skynet

Libraries are Having a #MeToo Moment

Censorship Or Complicity? As The #MeToo Movement Ignites, Libraries Are Facing Up To Some Tough Issues

Frankly, My Dear, I Don’t Give A Damnum Injuria Datum

Olivia De Havilland’s Lawsuit Against ‘Feud’ Creators Gets Tossed

The Scorpion & The Fox

The Litigious Atticus Finch

The Rise & Fall of Harvey Weinstein

The real Harvey is fearful, paranoid, and hates being touched (when fully dressed)

Loggers & Wiseguys

Resolute Forest Products Is A Big Fat Bully

Writers Of The World, Unite!

You Have Nothing To Lose But Your Quatrains

God Loves The Plagiarist

When a thing has been said and said well, have no scruple. Take it and copy it.

The Consolation Of Narcissism

Nobody can be kinder than the narcissist while you react to life in his own terms.

Author Vs Literary Agent Smackdown

What Do You Do When You Want To Change Agents?

Publishing Without Consent

Those who find ugly meanings in beautiful things are corrupt without being charming. This is a fault.

The Panopticon of Fear

And This Time, It's Not DJT’s Fault

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!