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Judge John Hodgman

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

Podcast: Judge John Hodgman: Greasy Rider

With Special Expert Witness Alton Brown! Stephanie brings the case against her partner Jeff, who works as a chef. Jeff will often leave his smoky and bacon-y aprons and detritus in his car. Stephanie thinks that the car should remain neat and clean; Jeff says the mess is manageable, and comes with the job. Who's right? Who's wrong?
posted by crazy with stars on Mar 24, 2016 at 1:05 PM - 5 comments

Podcast: Judge John Hodgman: Decease and Desist

We premiere a new segment this week, Status Conference, plus a dad goes on trial. Marc brings the case against his wife Polly. They had a beloved dog who passed away several years ago. Marc would like to assemble and prepare a display of the skeleton in memory of their pet. Polly thinks this is weird and gross. Who's right? Who's wrong?
posted by Etrigan on Mar 22, 2016 at 3:38 AM - 3 comments

Podcast: Judge John Hodgman: Wrecks Libris

Jeanna files suit against her husband Craig. She insists that Craig mishandles books, by dogearing the pages and using them as doorstops around the house. [more inside]
posted by crazy with stars on Mar 2, 2016 at 11:09 PM - 7 comments

Podcast: Judge John Hodgman: The Defense Rests

When is it OK to leave your own party early and retire to bed?
posted by Cash4Lead on Apr 28, 2015 at 6:32 AM - 0 comments

Podcast: Judge John Hodgman: Moon and Stars

Judge Hodgman rules on busted doors, schoolbus naming, and whether or not cereal is a soup. Plus a Hodgman Dubbel update! [more inside]
posted by Shmuel510 on Apr 25, 2015 at 6:13 PM - 1 comment

Podcast: Judge John Hodgman: Schnapp Judgment

Is Jonas a snob for preferring more expensive liquor? [more inside]
posted by Shmuel510 on Apr 12, 2015 at 6:40 PM - 5 comments

Podcast: Judge John Hodgman: The Puck Stops Here

Should Scott get back out on the ice and play beer league hockey with his friend, or is he TOO OLD? [more inside]
posted by Shmuel510 on Apr 10, 2015 at 8:06 PM - 2 comments

Podcast: Judge John Hodgman: Habeas Spiritus

Should Anton give psychics a chance? This week, with expert witness Carrie Poppy of Oh No! Ross and Carrie! [more inside]
posted by Shmuel510 on Mar 26, 2015 at 5:43 PM - 7 comments

Podcast: Judge John Hodgman: Impersona Non Grata

A man starts a Hulk parody account of a friend on Twitter. Is it funny, unoriginal or just STRAIGHT UP IMPERSONATION? [more inside]
posted by Shmuel510 on Mar 18, 2015 at 8:59 AM - 4 comments

Podcast: Judge John Hodgman: Sweet Relish

Judge Hodgman and Bailiff Jesse clear out the docket with gusto, answering questions about pickle relish, Pee-wee, apartment tours, and the difference between Jim Varney and Verne Troyer.
posted by Shmuel510 on Mar 12, 2015 at 8:23 AM - 2 comments

Podcast: Judge John Hodgman: Bigfoot II

Judge Hodgman and Bailiff Jesse tackle the reuse of ziptop bags, sleeping in jeans, Luddites, and creative work in today's docket clearing. Plus, Judge Hodgman admits to some monstrous behavior.
posted by Shmuel510 on Mar 10, 2015 at 12:46 PM - 3 comments

Podcast: Judge John Hodgman: Legalhosen

How many socks is TOO many socks? [more inside]
posted by Cash4Lead on Feb 28, 2015 at 4:45 PM - 7 comments

Podcast: Judge John Hodgman: Spit Decision (Live from SF Sketchfest)

This week, our live show from SF Sketchfest, including "Justice in Thirty Minutes or Less", "Spit Decision" and music from John Vanderslice and A-1.
posted by ocherdraco on Feb 22, 2015 at 6:19 PM - 4 comments

Podcast: Judge John Hodgman: The Hodgman Dubbel

It's a docket-clearing episode! Judge Hodgman weighs in on loud popcorn eating, anniversaries, and fedoras, and selects the best drawings of his proposed Double-Ended Unicycle. [more inside]
posted by Shmuel510 on Feb 17, 2015 at 7:41 PM - 2 comments

Podcast: Judge John Hodgman: Mi Casa Es Shoeless Casa

A wife thinks her husband is too strict about their no-shoe policy inside the home. [more inside]
posted by Shmuel510 on Feb 16, 2015 at 9:25 AM - 6 comments

Podcast: Judge John Hodgman: The Grandfather Claws

Should an elderly cat be treated as a family member? [more inside]
posted by Shmuel510 on Feb 16, 2015 at 9:21 AM - 14 comments

Podcast: Judge John Hodgman: Do You Want to Hoard Some Snowglobes?

A man wants to dedicate a room of his house to the movie Frozen; his husband objects. With special expert witnesses Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez!
posted by ocherdraco on Feb 4, 2015 at 6:11 PM - 6 comments

Podcast: Judge John Hodgman: TL;DNR

A man suggested that his friend read a very long series of fantasy novels, but isn't satisfied with the pace of her reading. [more inside]
posted by jazon on Jan 3, 2015 at 10:37 AM - 5 comments

Podcast: Judge John Hodgman: Pizza Parley

A man seeks to enforce a contract regarding pizza toppings.
posted by mathowie on Dec 30, 2014 at 10:42 AM - 9 comments

Podcast: Judge John Hodgman: It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Chambers

We address winter holiday disputes in this all-docket episode (with a special surprise appearance from a past guest).
posted by ocherdraco on Dec 18, 2014 at 1:11 PM - 5 comments

Podcast: Judge John Hodgman: I Pledge a Grievance to the Flag

Should a couple install a sports team's flag outside their home?
posted by ocherdraco on Dec 11, 2014 at 7:41 AM - 9 comments

Podcast: Judge John Hodgman: Cease and De-Thrift

Should Alex relinquish his beloved "grandpa shoes", purchased secondhand?
posted by ocherdraco on Dec 4, 2014 at 12:56 PM - 3 comments