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.

The Best of Weird Dads June 17, 2020

This week on the podcast, we are taking a trip down memory lane. That’s right, it’s a clip show! We thought it would be a great time to revisit some of our favorite Weird Dads. You won’t want to miss this charming episode full of corny jokes, specific systems, and odd habits. If you want to listen to full length versions of these Weird Dad episodes here they are: Episode 32: The Cow Beef Episode 244: Commedia della Morte Episode 265: Dad Nauseum Episode 144: Father Gnaws Beast Episode 394: Juris-diction “Portrait of the Artist …

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It's time for Summertime Guest Bailiff Monte Belmonte! Monte joins Judge Hodgman to clear the docket. They talk about mayo and lettuce on hot sandwiches, stealing church wifi, loud laughing in public, 20 Questions, and a letter about books as devices.
It's time again to clear the docket! Judge John Hodgman and Bailiff Jesse Thorn talk about pens, wearing shorts in the winter, leaving the sponge in the sink, and group texts. Plus another dispute from Melissa of Episode 394: Juris-diction against her dad, Mark, aka The Zero Coke Guy. Also …
This week's episode was recorded LIVE in San Francisco! First up is "Night Night Court." Noah is an early-to-bed, early-to-rise guy. His husband Kayden is a night owl. Kayden often stays up until 3 or 4 in the morning playing video games and sleeps in late. Noah wants him to …
Trash Action Lawsuit May 20, 2020
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 …
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?
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, …
Garbagemas Eve April 29, 2020
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.
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.
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 …
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.
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 …
Good Old Onion Shop March 25, 2020
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!
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? …
Objection! Sustainable March 11, 2020
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?
A Zither Jam March 4, 2020
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 …
The Magic of Leap Year Feb. 26, 2020
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!
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 …
Holiday Leftovers Feb. 12, 2020
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' …
Tattoos of Limitations Feb. 5, 2020
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? …