Judge John Hodgman

by John Hodgman and Maximum Fun

Judge John Hodgman
  • Language: eng
  • Episodes: 354
  • Last: 28 Feb 2018
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.

Episodes (354)

  • Shut Your Spy Hole!
    Shut Your Spy Hole!
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    Published: 28 Feb 2018 Duration: 56:03
    TJ brings the case against his wife Rachel. TJ has set up a few security cameras in their home. He likes being able to see the kids without bothering Rachel. But she doesn’t like feeling watched. Who's right? Who's wrong? Thank you to Joel ... Read more →
    TJ brings the case against his wife Rachel. TJ has set up a few security cameras in their home. He likes being able to see the kids without bothering Rachel. But she doesn’t like feeling watched. Who's right? Who's wrong? Thank you to Joel ... Read more →

  • The Battlestar Galactist Generation
    The Battlestar Galactist Generation
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    Published: 21 Feb 2018 Duration: 48:49
    Judge John Hodgman and Bailiff Jesse Thorn are in chambers this week so they can clear the docket. They talk about strangers on the subway reading Vacationland whilst behaving badly, cheating in school, and public shaming. Plus! What is the... Read more →
    Judge John Hodgman and Bailiff Jesse Thorn are in chambers this week so they can clear the docket. They talk about strangers on the subway reading Vacationland whilst behaving badly, cheating in school, and public shaming. Plus! What is the... Read more →

  • Tux Evasion
    Tux Evasion
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    Published: 15 Feb 2018 Duration: 01:01:01
    Rebecca brings the case against her teenage son, Parrish. Parrish is a senior in high school and he refuses to go to his senior prom. Rebecca doesn't want him to miss out on this once in a lifetime event. Who's right? Who's wrong? Thank you... Read more →
    Rebecca brings the case against her teenage son, Parrish. Parrish is a senior in high school and he refuses to go to his senior prom. Rebecca doesn't want him to miss out on this once in a lifetime event. Who's right? Who's wrong? Thank you... Read more →

  • Duplo Jeopardy
    Duplo Jeopardy
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    Published: 8 Feb 2018 Duration: 57:25
    Caleb brings the case against his friend, Ryan. Caleb is ready to get rid of his Lego collection, but Ryan thinks he should keep it in storage. Ryan says that even though Caleb thinks he’s ready to let it go, he will later regret parting wi... Read more →
    Caleb brings the case against his friend, Ryan. Caleb is ready to get rid of his Lego collection, but Ryan thinks he should keep it in storage. Ryan says that even though Caleb thinks he’s ready to let it go, he will later regret parting wi... Read more →

  • Transcendental Irritation
    Transcendental Irritation
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    Published: 31 Jan 2018 Duration: 55:09
    Liz brings the case against her coworker, John. John likes to meditate in their department’s workspace. But Liz thinks he needs to find a new place! Who's right? Who's wrong? Thank you to Regan Blanchard for suggesting this week's title! To... Read more →
    Liz brings the case against her coworker, John. John likes to meditate in their department’s workspace. But Liz thinks he needs to find a new place! Who's right? Who's wrong? Thank you to Regan Blanchard for suggesting this week's title! To... Read more →

  • Moral High Ground vs. Moral Pit
    Moral High Ground vs. Moral Pit
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    Published: 24 Jan 2018 Duration: 40:05
    Judge John Hodgman and Bailiff Jesse Thorn are in chambers this week! They talk about diet sodas, fruity teas, shower maintenance while staying with in-laws, and bedsheet changing. Plus a listener letter about ATMs!  
    Judge John Hodgman and Bailiff Jesse Thorn are in chambers this week! They talk about diet sodas, fruity teas, shower maintenance while staying with in-laws, and bedsheet changing. Plus a listener letter about ATMs!  

  • Live From San Francisco Sketchfest, 2018
    Live From San Francisco Sketchfest, 2018
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    Published: 18 Jan 2018 Duration: 01:01:55
    "Statute Arf Limitations" and Swift Justice, recorded live at San Francisco Sketchfest! With special guests Merrill Garbus and Nate Brenner of Tune-Yards, with a dispute of their own! Thank you to Eric Ray for suggesting this week's title! ... Read more →
    "Statute Arf Limitations" and Swift Justice, recorded live at San Francisco Sketchfest! With special guests Merrill Garbus and Nate Brenner of Tune-Yards, with a dispute of their own! Thank you to Eric Ray for suggesting this week's title! ... Read more →

  • Check Pleas
    Check Pleas
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    Published: 10 Jan 2018 Duration: 53:12
    Samantha files suit against her mother, Tina. When they go out together, Tina always insists on paying. Samantha says that she is an adult who works full-time, and she’s happy to pitch in. But Tina just wants to take care of her daughter! W... Read more →
    Samantha files suit against her mother, Tina. When they go out together, Tina always insists on paying. Samantha says that she is an adult who works full-time, and she’s happy to pitch in. But Tina just wants to take care of her daughter! W... Read more →

  • Chandler Braggin' on Beeps
    Chandler Braggin' on Beeps
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    Published: 3 Jan 2018 Duration: 56:05
    Judge John Hodgman and Bailiff Jesse Thorn kick off 2018 in chambers and ready to clear the docket! They talk about listening to songs on repeat, work attire, suitcase storage, a New England donut and coffee chain, and more!
    Judge John Hodgman and Bailiff Jesse Thorn kick off 2018 in chambers and ready to clear the docket! They talk about listening to songs on repeat, work attire, suitcase storage, a New England donut and coffee chain, and more!

  • Coq Au Ban
    Coq Au Ban
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    Published: 27 Dec 2017 Duration: 54:55
    Gideon brings the case against his wife, Cynthia. He wants their family's chickens to be free range, but Cynthia says they have destroyed her garden. Who's right? Who's wrong? Thank you to Jesse Madsen for suggesting this week's title! To s... Read more →
    Gideon brings the case against his wife, Cynthia. He wants their family's chickens to be free range, but Cynthia says they have destroyed her garden. Who's right? Who's wrong? Thank you to Jesse Madsen for suggesting this week's title! To s... Read more →

  • Lodging: A Complaint
    Lodging: A Complaint
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    Published: 21 Dec 2017 Duration: 58:51
    Katie brings the case against her husband, Briton. Briton doesn’t like spending the night at Katie’s parents’ house when they visit. But she likes staying there, especially over Christmas. Who's right? Who's wrong? Thank you to Chris Hemedi... Read more →
    Katie brings the case against her husband, Briton. Briton doesn’t like spending the night at Katie’s parents’ house when they visit. But she likes staying there, especially over Christmas. Who's right? Who's wrong? Thank you to Chris Hemedi... Read more →

  • Seating Arraignments
    Seating Arraignments
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    Published: 14 Dec 2017 Duration: 57:55
    Elizabeth files suit against her friend, Zach. They spend a lot of time together watching TV at Zach’s apartment. But Elizabeth is unhappy with his living room seating arrangement. She would like him to add a chair, but he says the couch he... Read more →
    Elizabeth files suit against her friend, Zach. They spend a lot of time together watching TV at Zach’s apartment. But Elizabeth is unhappy with his living room seating arrangement. She would like him to add a chair, but he says the couch he... Read more →

  • Ayn Rand Out!
    Ayn Rand Out!
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    Published: 6 Dec 2017 Duration: 44:41
    Judge John Hodgman and Bailiff Jesse Thorn are in chambers this week to clear the docket. They rule on cases regarding sides of the bed, TSA Precheck, Star Wars viewing habits and more! Plus a visit from the ghost of a certain Objectivist a... Read more →
    Judge John Hodgman and Bailiff Jesse Thorn are in chambers this week to clear the docket. They rule on cases regarding sides of the bed, TSA Precheck, Star Wars viewing habits and more! Plus a visit from the ghost of a certain Objectivist a... Read more →

  • Grouse Negligence
    Grouse Negligence
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    Published: 29 Nov 2017 Duration: 56:14
    Kasey brings the case against her husband, Josh. Josh is an avid hunter and would like to go as much as he can during the season. But Kasey wants him to be more available during this time to help with her business. Who's right? Who's wrong?... Read more →
    Kasey brings the case against her husband, Josh. Josh is an avid hunter and would like to go as much as he can during the season. But Kasey wants him to be more available during this time to help with her business. Who's right? Who's wrong?... Read more →

  • Marco? Justice!
    Marco? Justice!
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    Published: 22 Nov 2017 Duration: 54:24
    Nate brings the case against his wife, Pam. They have just bought their first house and Pam wants to have a swimming pool installed. Nate says pools are too expensive and time consuming to maintain. Thank you to Sandra Macke for suggesting ... Read more →
    Nate brings the case against his wife, Pam. They have just bought their first house and Pam wants to have a swimming pool installed. Nate says pools are too expensive and time consuming to maintain. Thank you to Sandra Macke for suggesting ... Read more →

  • Phantom Stereo Repair Shop
    Phantom Stereo Repair Shop
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    Published: 15 Nov 2017 Duration: 49:22
    Judge John Hodgman and Bailiff Jesse Thorn are back in chambers this week to clear the docket. They talk about vacuum repairs, scrambled eggs, going away parties and more! Plus a spoooooky listener letter about the devil. Music in this epis... Read more →
    Judge John Hodgman and Bailiff Jesse Thorn are back in chambers this week to clear the docket. They talk about vacuum repairs, scrambled eggs, going away parties and more! Plus a spoooooky listener letter about the devil. Music in this epis... Read more →

  • Live from the London Podcast Festival 2017, Part 2
    Live from the London Podcast Festival 2017, Part 2
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    Published: 8 Nov 2017 Duration: 01:16:28
    "Scarflaw" and Swift Justice, live from the London Podcast Festival! Plus, music from Barbarossa! Thank you to Mike Brady, Aaron Campbell & Hilary Lozar for suggesting this week's title! To suggest a title for a future episode, like Judge J... Read more →
    "Scarflaw" and Swift Justice, live from the London Podcast Festival! Plus, music from Barbarossa! Thank you to Mike Brady, Aaron Campbell & Hilary Lozar for suggesting this week's title! To suggest a title for a future episode, like Judge J... Read more →

  • Bonus Episode: Jesse Thorn Interviews John Hodgman for Bullseye
    Bonus Episode: Jesse Thorn Interviews John Hodgman for Bullseye
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    Published: 3 Nov 2017 Duration: 59:58
    Judge John Hodgman sat down with Bailiff Jesse Thorn for NPR's Bullseye to discuss his newest book Vacationland: True Stories from Painful Beaches. The interview won't air for another few days but we are delighted to share an extended versi... Read more →
    Judge John Hodgman sat down with Bailiff Jesse Thorn for NPR's Bullseye to discuss his newest book Vacationland: True Stories from Painful Beaches. The interview won't air for another few days but we are delighted to share an extended versi... Read more →

  • Turing Testimony
    Turing Testimony
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    Published: 1 Nov 2017 Duration: 01:00:05
    Sharmain brings the case against her friend Philippa. She says that Philippa has been spending too much time texting on an app with an Artificial Intelligent friend. But, Philippa doesn’t think it’s such a big deal. Thank you to HW Peterson... Read more →
    Sharmain brings the case against her friend Philippa. She says that Philippa has been spending too much time texting on an app with an Artificial Intelligent friend. But, Philippa doesn’t think it’s such a big deal. Thank you to HW Peterson... Read more →

  • Public Befriender
    Public Befriender
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    Published: 25 Oct 2017 Duration: 01:00:53
    Heather brings the case against her husband, Larry. Heather says that when they are out running errands, Larry spends too much time chatting with whomever he makes eye contact. Larry wants Heather to embrace people in her community more fre... Read more →
    Heather brings the case against her husband, Larry. Heather says that when they are out running errands, Larry spends too much time chatting with whomever he makes eye contact. Larry wants Heather to embrace people in her community more fre... Read more →

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