Judge John Hodgman

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.

Episodes

He Bed, She Bed  

Tom brings the case against his wife, Myranda. Myranda complains that Tom’s snoring and other nighttime habits keep her awake. She wants to start sleeping in a separate bedroom, but Tom is opposed. Who's right? Who's wrong?

Thank you to Tim Mallos 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.

Fudgie the Bail  

Kate brings the case against her husband, Aaron. Aaron insists on baking cakes for every birthday party or special event. Kate would rather he focus his energy on helping her with their two young kids instead of baking elaborate cakes. Who's right? Who's wrong?

Thank you to Jesse Madsen 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.

Little Weirdsies  

This week, Judge John Hodgman and Bailiff Jesse Thorn clear the docket, with the help of Guest Deputy Judge Linda Holmes (NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour)! The tribunal rules on disputes regarding drinking old water, potlucks, flaky friends and more!

Sport Reform  

Karen brings the case against her husband, Tom. Tom has been teaching their 8 year old son about faking injuries on the soccer field. Karen doesn't think this is okay but Tom says this is an accepted part of the game! Who’s right? Who’s wrong?

Nap Judgment  

Ann files suit against her husband, Stephen. When they travel, Ann wants to keep a regular sleeping schedule to avoid grogginess. But, Stephen thinks the point of vacation is to relax! He wants the flexibility to sleep in. Who’s right? Who’s wrong? With Summertime Funtime Bailiff Monte Belmonte!

Thank you to Stephen Lipenta 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.

Burden of Pooch  

Kate brings the case against her husband, Rob. Rob had a childhood dream of getting an Old English Sheepdog. Now they have one, and Kate says she is doing the majority of the dog care. She wants Rob to become dog's best friend. Who’s right? Who’s wrong? With the return of Summertime Funtime Bailiff Monte Belmonte!

Follow us on Instagram @judgejohnhodgman for photos from this episode!

Thank you to Felipe Sobreiro for suggesting this week's title! To suggest a title for a future episode, like

Buffalo Wild Writs  

Rowena brings the case against her boss, Glen. When they travel for work, Glen likes to eat at the same chain restaurants. But, Rowena wants to branch out! Who’s right? Who’s wrong?

Thank you to Matthew Melton 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.

Muzzbarketing and Morning Beverages  

Judge John Hodgman and Bailiff Jesse Thorn clear the docket on this week's episode. They discuss cases regarding old t-shirts, twins sharing a room, morning coffee and more! Plus, follow up letters about Thurl Ravenscroft!

Live in Chicago at Very Very Fun Day 2017  

"Seeking Redress" and Swift Justice recorded live from Maximum Fun's first ever Very Very Fun Day in Chicago. With Guest Bailiff Jean Grae and musical guest Saba!

Thank you to Jon Barr 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.

Might as Well Judge  

Jackson brings the case against his friend, Jesse. They are at odds about the merits of Van Halen bassist Michael Anthony. Jesse insists Michael Anthony is an unsung genius. Jackson disagrees and wants to put this debate to rest. Who’s right? Who’s wrong? With Expert Witness John Darnielle!

Thank you to Adam Capybara, Mike Kennedy, and Chris Rini 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.

 

Common Law Carriage  

Blythe brings the case against her boyfriend Mac. Mac thinks he should have free rein to borrow Blythe’s car. But Blythe wants him to ask for her permission each time. Who’s right? Who’s wrong?

Thank you to Jake Forbes 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.

Innjustice  

Luke brings the case against his fiancee, Quay. They are planning their destination wedding and have a limited number of on-site cabins available. Luke would like to split the cabins 50-50. But, Quay says they should be allocated proportionally, so the two of them have an equal percentage of guests in off-site hotels. Who’s right? Who’s wrong?

Thank you to Travis Marttila 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.

Deep in the Misanthropy Hole  

Judge John Hodgman and Bailiff Jesse Thorn return to chambers this week to clear the docket. They discuss eggshell disposal, baseball team allegiance, white lies and more! Plus some follow up letters about cats!

Live From SF Sketchfest 2017  

"Hieronymous Quash" and "Property Bothers" recorded in front of a live audience at San Francisco Sketchfest 2017! Plus, Swift Justice and songs from special guest Sara Watkins!

Sara's on tour this summer! Check out her dates and music at SaraWatkins.com!

Thank you to Julia Skochko and Jenn MacGillivray 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.

Scaritime Law  

Ethan brings the case against his girlfriend Jayna. Ethan would like to spend one night on the Queen Mary ocean liner. But, reports of ghosts aboard the ship have made Jayna apprehensive about being there at night. Who’s right? Who’s wrong? Expert Witness Carrie Poppy (Oh No, Ross and Carrie) helps the judge decide!

Thank you to Maggie Colvett 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.

Vehicular Man-Squatter  

Ri brings the case against his brother Jan. Jan has been living in his car for the last several months. Ri thinks Jan needs to find an apartment of his own. But, Jan is happy with his current situation. Who’s right? Who’s wrong?

Thank you to Rick Gutierrez 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.

Sisterhood of the Gaveling Pants  

Zoe brings the case against her sister, Mara. Zoe has accused Mara of stealing her clothes and she would like them back. Mara thinks Zoe should be more willing to share. Who's right? Who's wrong?

Thank you to Mike Frost & Steve Watts 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.

New Schemes to Violate the Social Contract  

Judge John Hodgman and Bailiff Jesse Thorn are in chambers this week to clear the docket! They discuss disputes about children in bars, wearing sweatpants to work, movie theater garbage and more! Plus a listener letter about virtual reality and the Renaissance Faire! 

Live From the London Podcast Festival  

"Pleading the Fifth" and Swift Justice taped in front of a live audience at the London Podcast Festival at King's Place. We also hear from Dan Schreiber and Anna Ptaszynski, from QI and the No Such Thing as a Fish podcast, with a dispute regarding fact-finding for their own show. Plus, music from Emmy the Great!

Thank you to Megan Hodgkiss 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.

In Flagrante Delicto  

Sarah brings the case against her husband, Eric. Eric likes wearing pants that are decorated to look like the American flag. But, Sarah thinks he wears the pants at inappropriate times.

Thank you to Dan Kane 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.

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