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Judge John Hodgman

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John Hodgman's Today in the Past podcast is now The Judge John Hodgman Podcast. Have your pressing issues decided by Famous Minor Television Personality John Hodgman, Certified Judge. If you'd like John Hodgman to solve your pressing issue, simply email it, along with your phone number, to hodgman@maximumfun.org. THAT IS ALL.

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John Hodgman's Today in the Past podcast is now The Judge John Hodgman Podcast. Have your pressing issues decided by Famous Minor Television Personality John Hodgman, Certified Judge. If you'd like John Hodgman to solve your pressing issue, simply email it, along with your phone number, to hodgman@maximumfun.org. THAT IS ALL.

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5810 Ratings
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By HotDogsAreNotSandwiches - Apr 16 2020
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This podcast is excellent and anyone who enjoys banter style humor should listen to it.

The Best

By SashaEZ - Feb 24 2020
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I want to live my life according to Judge Hodgman’s teachings.

iTunes Ratings

5810 Ratings
Average Ratings
5206
309
105
72
118

Listen to JJHO

By HotDogsAreNotSandwiches - Apr 16 2020
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This podcast is excellent and anyone who enjoys banter style humor should listen to it.

The Best

By SashaEZ - Feb 24 2020
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I want to live my life according to Judge Hodgman’s teachings.
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Judge John Hodgman

Latest release on May 20, 2020

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John Hodgman's Today in the Past podcast is now The Judge John Hodgman Podcast. Have your pressing issues decided by Famous Minor Television Personality John Hodgman, Certified Judge. If you'd like John Hodgman to solve your pressing issue, simply email it, along with your phone number, to hodgman@maximumfun.org. THAT IS ALL.

Rank #1: The Ballad of Silvia, Fernando, and the Cat

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Judge John Hodgman and Bailiff Jesse Thorn are in chambers this week to clear the docket. They talk about putting on one's socks and shoes, speaking with family members in another room, cupcakes, the phrase "bull in a china shop," cat napping, and doctoral tams.

Apr 08 2020

43mins

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Rank #2: All Dogs Go to Trial

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Coming to you live and direct from SF Sketchfest! Brianne, Zach and their dog Shilo go to trial. Plus a musical performance from John Darnielle of The Mountain Goats and live snap judgments!

Feb 20 2013

1hr 7mins

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Rank #3: Honk If You Love Justice

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Wes claims his friend Adam is honk-happy.

Feb 26 2014

1hr 1min

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Rank #4: Tambourine With the Evidence

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This week on Judge John Hodgman, Anne brings the case against her husband, Mike. Mike travels internationally a lot for work. He likes to bring home a musical instrument from each trip as a souvenir. But, Anne thinks he doesn’t need to bring an instrument home from each country he visits. Who’s right? Who’s wrong?

Thank you to Rick Fravel for suggesting this week's title! To suggest a title for a future episode, like Judge John Hodgman on Facebook. We regularly put out a call for submissions.

Apr 25 2018

49mins

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Rank #5: The Hammer of Distraction

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It's time again to clear the docket! Judge John Hodgman and Bailiff Jesse Thorn are in chambers to discuss cases about wearing headphones to sleep, John Wick spoilers, peanut shell disposal, eating burgers with a knife and fork, and beverages in the bathroom. Plus a letter from a listener about asking "What did you do today?" instead of "How are you?"

Apr 01 2020

50mins

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Rank #6: Yappy Trails

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Thank you everyone who became a new or upgrading member during the 2018 MaxFunDrive! You helped us not only hit our goal of 25,000 new or upgrading members, but we also hit our stretch goal of 28,000 new or upgrading members! We are thrilled to have all of you who contributed as members and we are thankful to you for keeping the show going.

This week on Judge John Hodgman, Chase brings the case against his father, Chris. When they go hiking, Chris likes to use that time to chat with his kid. But, Chase likes to quietly enjoy his surroundings. He would like his dad to give him the serenity he desires. Who’s right? Who’s wrong?

Thank you to Matthew Batters for suggesting this week's title! To suggest a title for a future episode, like Judge John Hodgman on Facebook. We regularly put out a call for submissions.

Apr 18 2018

51mins

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Rank #7: There is No Diner Jail

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This week, Judge John Hodgman and Bailiff Jesse Thorn are in chambers to clear the docket. We talk about winter holidays, slack emojis, Trichotillomania, sharing bottomless cups of coffee, cooking with garlic, and more!

Special thanks to Andrew Ti of Yo, Is This Racist? for sending us some words of wisdom regarding the case about slack emojis.

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Jan 01 2020

50mins

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Rank #8: You've Got Bail!

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This week: You've Got Bail! Lillie files suit against her husband, Thaddeus. Thaddeus has had the same email address – Apemanson@ – for 18 years. He uses it for everything, including as his contact information for their kids’ schools. Lillie finds Thaddeus’ email address embarrassing and offensive and would like him to change it. Thaddeus would like to keep using his email address.

Who’s right? Who’s wrong?

Thank you to Nathan Detweiler for naming this week's case! To suggest a title for a future episode, follow Judge John Hodgman on Facebook. We regularly put out a call for submissions.

Oct 23 2019

57mins

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Rank #9: Swipe Right to Remain Silent

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Phillip brings the case against his girlfriend, Rachel. The two of them met on a dating app. Rachel wants to tell people they met another way, but Phillip thinks they should just be honest. With Guest Judge Cristela Alonzo!

Thank you to Anne Mandola Jones for suggesting this week's case! To suggest a title for a future episode, follow Judge John Hodgman on Facebook. We regularly put out a call for submissions there.

Aug 01 2018

54mins

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Rank #10: D-I-Why?!

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Home renovation gone wrong (or has it?)!

Sep 24 2014

1hr 5mins

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Rank #11: Traffic Stopper

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This week, Judge John Hodgman and Bailiff Jesse Thorn are in chambers to clear the docket. They talk about pedestrian right-of-way, traffic stoppers, mail sorters, portable hot sauce, defunct hockey sports memorabilia, social media identity theft, mise en place etiquette, and more!

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Oct 30 2019

48mins

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Rank #12: Cold Case

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Should a couple in Berlin install an air conditioner in their new apartment? Dominik enjoys the heat, while Laura prefers a cooler climate. 

May 22 2014

1hr 22mins

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Rank #13: Arraigning Cats and Dogs

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A couple clash over getting a pet. She wants a dog, he wants a cat. Who RULES and who DROOLS?

Mar 19 2014

1hr 29mins

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Rank #14: Hunter-Gaveler

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A couple plans to move out to the country, and can't agree on whether or not they should allow hunting on the new property. 

Jul 17 2014

1hr 20mins

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Rank #15: Queasy Rider

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BUZZ MARKETING BAN LIFTED: Katie wants her boyfriend Dallas to go on her favorite ride at Disneyland. With Special Expert Witness Mark Gagliardi!

Jul 09 2014

1hr 15mins

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Rank #16: Judge and Jewry

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Rebecca brings the case against her sister Jessica -- do their Jewish roots make them PART JEWISH?

Feb 27 2013

55mins

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Rank #17: Kitchen Loco Parentis

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Should a toddler be let loose in a kitchen?

Dec 24 2013

1hr 13mins

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Rank #18: Court-o-Potty

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Meg and Tony share a one-bathroom house in Portland. Should Meg be allowed a chamber pot for emergency situations? Only Judge John Hodgman can decide.

May 29 2013

51mins

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Rank #19: Odor in the Court

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Andrea says her boyfriend Christopher doesn't shower or change his clothes often enough. Christopher says it's his aesthetic, he doesn't smell, and he's happy the way he is! This episode with Jesse Thorn on the Judge's bench!

Jul 17 2013

1hr 2mins

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Rank #20: Martial Law

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Rodrigo brings the case against his friend and jiu jitsu classmate Matthew. Rodrigo claims Matthew has avoided taking the "No-Gi" classes at their Jiu Jitsu studio and needs to start challenging himself in his practice. Matthew says he's tried the classes but can't spend all his free time practicing. Is Matthew wimping out? Only one man can decide.

Jan 01 2014

1hr 10mins

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Trash Action Lawsuit

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Kelly brings the case against her husband, Andrew. Their next door neighbors tend to leave their garbage cans at the curb for a long time after the trash collectors come through. Andrew wants to bring the neighbor's cans back to the house for them, but Kelly thinks it's too passive-aggressive for him to do so. With Guest Bailiff Jean Grae!

Thank you to Logan Green for naming this week’s case! To suggest a title for a future episode, follow Judge John Hodgman on Facebook. We regularly put out a call for submissions.

May 20 2020

1hr 2mins

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Right of Shirts Refusal

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Lana brings the case against her husband, Daniel. On their next family vacation, Lana wants her family of four to wear matching t-shirts. Daniel and the kids are opposed! Who's right? Who's wrong?

Thank you to Megan Hodgkiss for naming this week’s case! To suggest a title for a future episode, follow Judge John Hodgman on Facebook. We regularly put out a call for submissions.

May 13 2020

1hr

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Licorice Adjacent Flavor

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KLAXON! The Judge John Hodgman podcast has been nominated for a Webby and we need your help to win! You can vote at bit.ly/JJHOWEBBY!VOTING ENDS TOMORROW MAY 7 AT 11:59PM PT!

Judge John Hodgman is in chambers this week with Bailiff Jesse Thorn to clear the docket! It's a docket full of culinary disputes, with guest expert J. Kenji López-Alt (Serious Eats, New York Times)! They talk about the opposite of savory, coffee diluting, root vegetables, recipe modifications, Polish street pizza, potatoes, cookies and more! PLUS we have a dispute from a listener against Kenji himself!

Kenji's Bay Area restaurant WURSTHALL is currently preparing and delivering free meals to hospitals and community centers on the front lines of the COVID-19 outbreak. If you would like to donate towards these meals, visit toasttab.com/wursthall. Kenji also has a children's book coming out September 1. EVERY NIGHT IS PIZZA NIGHT is available for pre-order now!

May 06 2020

1hr 5mins

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Garbagemas Eve

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KLAXON! The Judge John Hodgman podcast has been nominated for a Webby and we need your help to win! You can vote at bit.ly/JJHOWEBBY!

Judge Hodgman and Bailiff Jesse Thorn are clearing the docket this week! They discuss grocery delivery, keeping the shower curtain closed, garbage day, video games, and apologies to pets. Plus an update from Allison and Jeremy of Episode 412: AND BABY MAKES PLEA.

As mentioned in this episode, to learn more about organizations helping to feed people during these hard times check out:

Also, make sure to check out Allison's comics at instagram.com/kickfeetcomics!

If you want to take ten minutes to help us learn about who you are, visit maximumfun.org/adsurvey. This anonymous survey will help us keep the few ads we do run relevant to you, and will help some shows earn a little more money during this weird time.

Apr 29 2020

49mins

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Live From the Murmrr Theatre in Brooklyn, NY

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This week's episode was recorded LIVE in Brooklyn! First up is "Fragrant Abuse of the Law." Denise says that her husband, Jeremy, is a super-smeller. She complains that his super-smelling is too disruptive! Up next is Swift Justice, with cases about anniversaries, pies, and playlists.

Thank you to Verity Jorgensen-Lane for naming this week’s case! To suggest a title for a future episode, follow Judge John Hodgman on Facebook. We regularly put out a call for submissions.

Apr 22 2020

1hr 31mins

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Live From Boston, MA at the Wilbur Theatre

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This week's episode was recorded LIVE at The Wilbur Theatre in Boston, MA! First case up is "Knit or Get Off the Pod." Kristen and Jess are two friends with a podcast, WWKD (Wine, Whine and Knit Day), in which they knit and chat about their lives. Jess has begun crocheting, however, and Kristen wants her to get back to knitting. Later up is Swift Justice with guest organist Josh Kantor. Swift judgments are issued on driving, grocery carts, and cell phones. Plus an update from Evan and Anne of Episode 448: Edict of Worms!

Thank you to Tom McCaffrey for naming this week’s case! To suggest a title for a future episode, follow Judge John Hodgman on Facebook. We regularly put out a call for submissions.

Apr 15 2020

1hr 29mins

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The Ballad of Silvia, Fernando, and the Cat

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Judge John Hodgman and Bailiff Jesse Thorn are in chambers this week to clear the docket. They talk about putting on one's socks and shoes, speaking with family members in another room, cupcakes, the phrase "bull in a china shop," cat napping, and doctoral tams.

Apr 08 2020

43mins

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The Hammer of Distraction

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It's time again to clear the docket! Judge John Hodgman and Bailiff Jesse Thorn are in chambers to discuss cases about wearing headphones to sleep, John Wick spoilers, peanut shell disposal, eating burgers with a knife and fork, and beverages in the bathroom. Plus a letter from a listener about asking "What did you do today?" instead of "How are you?"

Apr 01 2020

50mins

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Good Old Onion Shop

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Judge John Hodgman and Bailiff Jesse Thorn are clearing the docket! They talk about pizza as a snack, parents talking on the phone with their adult kids, using the rimshot sound after telling a joke, gelato tasting, and office potlucks!

Here is Jesse's guide to LA, as mentioned on the show.

Mar 25 2020

48mins

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Live From Portland Maine at the State Theatre

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This week's episode was recorded LIVE at the State Theatre in Portland, Maine. The first case up is "The Sole Truth and Nothing But the Truth, So Help Me Clog or Whatever." Lauren wears her slippers around the house. James complains that she wears them on the sofa. Who's right? Who's wrong? Later up is Swift Justice, with cases about watching TV with a partner, car seat warmers, and the pronunciation of "pecan pie." PLUS Summertime Producer Joel Mann and his Night and Day Jazz Trio!

Thank you to Jonathan Schlieman for naming this week’s case! To suggest a title for a future episode, follow Judge John Hodgman on Facebook. We regularly put out a call for submissions.

Mar 18 2020

1hr 6mins

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Objection! Sustainable

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Hallie brings the case against her fiancé, Ramsey. Hallie is serious about conservation and living her life in an eco-friendly way. Ramsey admires what she does but he doesn't think he can live up to her high sustainability standards. Who's right? Who's wrong?

Thank you to Derek Warnken for naming this week’s case! To suggest a title for a future episode, follow Judge John Hodgman on Facebook. We regularly put out a call for submissions.

Mar 11 2020

59mins

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A Zither Jam

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Judge John Hodgman and Bailiff Jesse Thorn are in chambers this week with a special guest, Tre'vell Anderson of the smash hit Maximum Fun podcast FANTI! They are clearing the docket and talk about picking restaurants, playing music at work, using recyclables as dishware, and responses from listeners about the judge's recent ruling on Santa presents!

Mar 04 2020

1hr 3mins

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The Magic of Leap Year

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This week, Judge John Hodgman and Bailiff Jesse Thorn are in chambers to clear the docket! They talk about XO signoffs, movie arrival times, grocery store shopping cart return systems, cozy loungewear, birthday cake freshness, and more!

Feb 26 2020

48mins

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Live in Washington DC at the Lincoln Theatre

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This week’s episode was recorded LIVE in Washington D.C. at the Lincoln Theatre.

First up, “Emergency You In Court.” Sarah files suit against her mother Susan. Susan is a volunteer EMT in a rural community. Sarah would like her mother to refrain from responding to emergency calls when Sarah is in town visiting. Susan feels a responsibility to respond to the calls whenever they come through.

Then, the judge and bailiff are joined by special guest Linda Holmes, of NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour, and author of Evvie Drake Starts Over. Together they’ll dispense Swift Justice on cases having to do with ordering a latte, scrambled pancakes, and confronting your neighbors. Plus music from Brian Farrow and a cameo by Washington DC's own Jade Jones!

Feb 19 2020

1hr 22mins

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Holiday Leftovers

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We're in the depths of winter and need some cheer to get us through the post-holiday season. So this week, we're going to clear the docket, which is currently full of holiday disputes! Holiday leftovers include cases about dessert breads, pre-meal prayer circles, cooking holiday meals on your parents' stove, gift wrapping, and airport pickups. Plus a letter from Friend of the Court Afton Cyrus (JJHo Episode 282) from America's Test Kitchen about the case "Snickerdoodiligence!"

Feb 12 2020

57mins

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Tattoos of Limitations

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Misty files suit against her husband, Scott. Scott started getting tattoos in his mid-30s and now has tattoos covering his upper arms. Scott has intentionally not told his parents about his tattoos. Misty thinks he should come clean but Scott wants to keep them a secret. Who’s right? Who’s wrong?

Thank you to Doug Wykstra for naming this week's case! To suggest a title for a future episode, follow Judge John Hodgman on Facebook. We regularly put out a call for submissions.

Feb 05 2020

59mins

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SerenDIPity

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This week, Judge John Hodgman and Bailiff Jesse Thorn are in chambers to clear the docket! They talk about heated cat beds, setting the table, morning noise, ranch dressing, singing in the grocery store, and more!

Make sure to check out the Judge John Hodgman Instagram for Jackie Brown's Horseradish Carrots!

Jan 29 2020

48mins

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Live From Atlanta 2019

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This week's episode was recorded LIVE in Atlanta Georgia at the Variety Playhouse in 2019.

First up, "Clothing Arguments." Brian files suit against his wife Kelly. When Brian is folding laundry, he places the folded clothes in piles around the house. Kelly likes to knock the piles of laundry over onto the floor. Brian would like this to stop, but Kelly insists that it’s all in good fun.

Then, the judge and bailiff are joined by special guest Amber Nash, voice of Pam on the hit FX show Archer! Together they'll dispense justice on cases having to do with chocolates in trail mix, favorite colors, and more during Swift Justice.

Thank you to Jon Combs for naming this week's case! To suggest a title for a future episode, follow Judge John Hodgman on Facebook. We regularly put out a call for submissions.

Jan 22 2020

1hr 14mins

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German Engine Hearing

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Bethany files suit against her husband Jeff. They have an old minivan that will need to be replaced soon. Bethany wants to buy her dream car-- a vintage VW Bus. Jeff believes these vehicles are unsafe and would like to purchase a more practical vehicle. Who’s right? Who’s wrong? 

Thank you to Justin Gibson for naming this week's case! To suggest a title for a future episode, follow Judge John Hodgman on Facebook. We regularly put out a call for submissions.

Jan 15 2020

58mins

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Edict of Worms

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This week, Edict of Worms. Evan files suit against his wife Anne. Anne wants to get a vermicompost bin for their apartment. Evan claims the apartment is too small and the compost bin is too messy. He seeks an injunction prohibiting worm bins in the apartment.

Who’s right? Who’s wrong? Only one can decide!

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Thank you to Maren Williams for naming this week's case! To suggest a title for a future episode, follow Judge John Hodgman on Facebook. We regularly put out a call for submissions.

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Jan 08 2020

56mins

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iTunes Ratings

5810 Ratings
Average Ratings
5206
309
105
72
118

Listen to JJHO

By HotDogsAreNotSandwiches - Apr 16 2020
Read more
This podcast is excellent and anyone who enjoys banter style humor should listen to it.

The Best

By SashaEZ - Feb 24 2020
Read more
I want to live my life according to Judge Hodgman’s teachings.