Legal Aspects You Need to Take Into Account for Your Podcast, with Gordon P. Firemark, The Podcast Lawyer™


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Legalities are often overlooked when running your own podcast. But it is such a crucial aspect you need to consider to protect yourself, your business, your team, and your guests. It is for this reason that we’ve brought in Gordon Firemark, a lawyer in the United States who specializes in creative industries such as theatre, music, and podcasting. And in this episode, Mark will walk us through the things we need to know and take into account when it comes to the legal side of podcasts.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • How Gordon started working as a legal consultant for podcasters.
  • The current state of podcasting.
  • The importance of having guest releases.
  • Reasons behind why you need to pay attention to the legal side of podcast shows.
  • Examples of common issues or barriers that podcasters face when they don’t take care of the legal side of podcasts.
  • Managing legal aspects when people involved are in different countries.
  • What is a guest release and how it can serve both the host and the guest of the show.
  • Identifying red flags on potential guests and partners for podcasts.
  • Adding disclaimers to protect yourself legally.
  • Protecting yourself and your show from the views of 3rd party individuals.
  • 3 Key tips forto cover your back when creating a podcast show for your business.


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