Judge John Hodgman

Judge John Hodgman and Bailiff Jesse Thorn are in chambers to clear that docket. They talk about barbecue, migraine triggers, controlling the thermostat remotely, sharing deodorant, cell phone silencing, watching tv from the other room, and more!

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It's time again to clear the docket! Judge John Hodgman and Bailiff Jesse Thorn talk about Frasier, pill cases, being mean to robots, bike helmets, meal time phone rules, listening to #JJHo whilst in labor, and carbon steel pans.

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Renee brings the case against her boyfriend Patrick. She thinks Patrick is too intense about insect prevention in their house. But Patrick thinks Renee doesn't take it seriously enough. Who's right? Who's wrong? With Summertime Funtime Guest Bailiff Monte Belmonte!

Thank you to Matthew Tolzmann for naming this week's case! 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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Jason brings the case against his wife, Annie. Annie's mom introduced their two kids to Annie's old Ouija Board. Annie thinks it's a silly game, but Jason is uncomfortable with his kids playing with it. Who's right? Who's wrong? With Summertime Funtime Guest Bailiff Monte Belmonte!

Thank you to Brent Harrison, Claudine Guild, Alex Butschli, Shawn Bussler, and Matt Dent for naming this week's case! 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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Kenneth brings the case against his sister, Stephanie. Their parents give them money for their birthdays every year. Kenneth complains that Stephanie spends her birthday money on boring household items she'll be purchasing anyway. He says that she should use the money for something fun. She thinks there is nothing wrong with how she spends her money. Who's right? Who's wrong?

Thank you to Ken Small & Jon Barr for naming this week's case! 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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This week's episode was recorded LIVE in Los Angeles, CA at the Regent Theater! The first case is "Driving Miss Justice." Then, the judge and bailiff rule on cases having to do with eating before workouts, half birthdays, and robot vacuum cleaners during Swift Justice. Plus music from Pete Fields of Slow Motion Cowboys!

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

Content Warning: This episode contains a brief mention of mental illness and eating disorders. 

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The docket is full! Judge John Hodgman and Bailiff Jesse Thorn are in chambers to clear it. They talk about dog waste, day-old coffee, fancy chocolate bars, Alexander the Great, and wearing military patches. Plus a letter from a listener in Hong Kong!

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Judge John Hodgman and Bailiff Jesse Thorn are back in chambers to clear the docket. They talk about gifts for in-laws, red baseball caps, group photos, puzzles, and ghosts. Plus a listener letter about Korean Fan Death!

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Eric files suit against his fiancee, Elena. Elena has banned him from sharing online real estate listings with her. Eric would like the ban to be lifted, so they can be prepared to buy a house when the right one comes along. Who's right? Who's wrong?

Thank you to Mark W. Gray for naming this week's case! 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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Becca brings the case against their wife Bridgett. Becca says that Bridgett has terrible sneezes, and would like her to tone it down. Bridgett says this is just how she sneezes, and that Becca should let her sneeze in peace. Who's right? Who's wrong?

Thank you to Michael Haas for naming this week's case! 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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Judge John Hodgman and Bailiff Jesse Thorn have some more cases on the docket to clear! This week they talk about feeding kitchen scraps to chickens, recording elderly relatives' stories, diluting homemade food with store bought food, using the stove top fan, putting cold hands on your partner, and follow up on tipping!

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This week's episode was recorded live in Los Angeles, with musical guest Aimee Mann! The first case is "Family Freud." Then Aimee joins Judge Hodgman and Bailiff Jesse on stage for Swift Justice. She helps them rule on cases regarding getting a pet, a massive CD collection, and bread baking in hot weather.

Thank you to Anni Goryl & Andrew Brooks for naming this week's case! 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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Allison brings the case against her husband, Jeremy. They are trying to make room in their home to accommodate the baby they have on the way. But, they can't figure out a way to accomplish this while maintaining Jeremy’s workroom. With Expert Witness Nick Offerman!

Thank you to Brock Maust for naming this week's case! 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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Judge John Hodgman and Bailiff Jesse Thorn are in chambers this week to clear the docket! They talk about living with one's mother after getting married, cheating coffee shops out of a few extra ounces of coffee, photos of friends and family as home decor, and twin birth orders. Plus follow up letters about Italian surname pronunciation and Avogadro's number!

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Judge John Hodgman and Bailiff Jesse Thorn are in chambers this week to clear the docket! They talk about theater worthy movies, snow plowing, traveling while sick, wearing high school letter jackets as an adult, and bed times! Plus a letter in response to a previous docket case on sock folding.

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This week's episode was recorded live at San Francisco Sketchfest! The first case is "Bleach of Contract." Then, Nnekay FitzClarke of MINORITY KORNER joins the stage for Swift Justice! She helps the judge rule on cases about home clutter, fancy dog breeds, and song key changes. Plus music from Martin Luther McCoy!

Thank you to Sarah McCulley for naming this week's case! 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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Richard brings the case against his husband, Chris. They have a Japanese Maple tree in their yard and Richard loves it. But, Chris thinks it’s an eyesore!

Thank you to Anna Oakley for naming this week's case! 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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Troy files suit against his friend, Sarah. Troy discovered that Sarah is not following him back on Twitter. He's especially offended that she is following John Mayer but not him. Troy believes he deserves a follow but she disagrees. With Expert Witness Naomi Fry!

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

It's our favorite time of the year! It's the MaxFunDrive! The only time of the year when we ask you for your support. Your monthly contributions make it possible for us to keeping making this show. Visit maximumfun.org/donate to become a member or to upgrade your current membership! Thank you to all of our new and continuing members for your contributions. We cannot provide Internet Justice without you!

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Judge John Hodgman and Bailiff Jesse Thorn are in chambers this week to clear the docket, with special guest Aimee Mann! They talk about dating after a divorce, splitting a container of Tic Tacs, long computer passwords, sharing internet with neighbors, and foot peels. Plus, we have an update from Tom of Episode 329: He Bed, She Bed!

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It's time again for Judge John Hodgman and Bailiff Jesse Thorn to clear the docket! This week, Emily Heller joins them! They discuss cases about paper bills, ballpoint pens, younger siblings copying usernames, living #ZeroWaste, and drinking water from public bathroom taps. Plus we hear from Laura from Episode 161: Cold Case. She weighs in on the bathroom knock vs jiggle debate and also sends photos from the German water park inside the former zeppelin factory!

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This week's episode was recorded LIVE IN PORTLAND, OREGON! The first case is "Brown vs. Hoard of Vegetation." Then, Carrie Poppy and Ross Blocher of OH NO, ROSS AND CARRIE join the stage for
Swift Justice! They help the judge rule on cases regarding card game rules, taking photos of a sleeping friend, and being called by the wrong name. Plus music from Máscaras!

Thank you to Matt Kerbel for naming this week's case! 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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This week's episode was recorded LIVE IN SEATTLE! There's the case, "May It Placebo the Court," and Swift Justice cases about making new friends, having tiles shipped to a friend's house, and smart lights. Plus music from Shabazz Palaces!

Please note, the music segment of the show contains some strong language.

Thank you to Sasha Zucker for naming this week's case! 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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Britton files suit against her boyfriend, Jackson. Britton is allergic to cats and avocados, but she won’t cut them out of her life! Jackson is worried about her health and would like her to stay out of contact with allergens. Who's right? Who's wrong?

Thank you to Matt Crocker for naming this week's case! 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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Judge John Hodgman and Bailiff Jesse Thorn stay in chambers this week because the docket needs clearing. They talk about the NYT Crossword, pasta, bathroom related chores, curling, coffee shop tipping and more!

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This week's episode was recorded LIVE IN VANCOUVER! We hear the dispute LOVE DRACTUALLY and Swift Justice, with guests Louise Burns and Dave Shumka!

Thank you to Andreas Meyer for naming this week's case! 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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Gilly brings the case against her husband Steve. Gilly believes that the neighborhood they live in is in the suburbs, but Steve disagrees! Who's right? Who's wrong?

Thank you to Jane Hartung for naming this week's case! 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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Judge John Hodgman and Bailiff Jesse Thorn are in chambers this week to clear the docket! They talk about spiders, fortune cookies stashes, naming children, coffee intake, toothbrushes and more! Plus we hear from Kevin of Episode 376: Nein Tense of the Law!

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Ash-Lei files suit against her brother Josh. Their family does a gift exchange for their Ukrainian Christmas celebration every January. Josh has already opted out of participating in Western Christmas gift giving. He would also like to opt out of the Ukrainian Christmas gift
exchange. But Ash-Lei says he should participate. Who's right? Who's wrong?

Thank you to Travis Pelham Boozer for naming this week's case! 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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Mara brings the case against her brother Adam. They disagree on the proper way to pronounce their Italian surname. Mara uses a pronunciation that the rest of their family uses. But Adam uses the proper Italian pronunciation. Who's right? Who's wrong?

Thank you to Mary Fahsbender Gottschalk for naming this week's case! 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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It’s our last episode of 2018! We’ll be off next week for the holidays. Paul files suit against his wife, Lizzie. Paul loves to decorate for Christmas but Lizzie doesn't. He wants to add more to their home in order to create some Christmas magic for their kid. But Lizzie thinks their tree is enough. Who's right? Who's wrong?

Thank you to Travis Marttila for naming this week's case! 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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Melissa brings the case against her father, Mark. She complains that in classic weird-dad fashion, Mark intentionally mispronounces words and brand names. Mark says his pronunciations aew how he's always said them! Who's right? Who's wrong?

Thank you to Justin Dewey for naming this week's case! 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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This week, Judge John Hodgman clears the docket in his chambers with Bailiff Jesse Thorn! They talk about the "good spot" on the couch, the phrase "cash money," cleaning cast iron pans, responsible air conditioning usage, art repurposing, and a follow up letter about kilts!

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Spike brings the case against his wife, Ellie. Spike would like a kitchen blow torch but Ellie thinks it’s too dangerous! Who's right? Who's wrong?

Thank you to Mike McDavid for naming this week's case! 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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Judge John Hodgman and Bailiff Jesse Thorn are in chambers this week so they can clear the docket! They talk about door knocking vs handle jiggling, food storage, family dinner time, eating on public transit, sock folding, and ideal sleeping arrangements!

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Julia brings the case against her mother, Donna. Growing up, Julia and her sister called their grandmother, "Mucca." But Donna believes it was originally "Monka" and will still refer to her that way. Julia wants Donna to stop saying Monka, but Donna doesn't think she is wrong to say it. Who's right? Who's wrong?

Thank you to Raven Peters for naming this week's case! 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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Stephanie brings the case against her husband, Ross. There is a grapevine growing on the house and around their balcony. Stephanie believes it’s hazardous and wants to get rid of it. But Ross says that it’s a cool feature and he wants it to stay. Who's right? Who's wrong?

You can still buy an "I'm With Claudius" t-shirt, as mentioned in 
last week's episode! You only have until November 13! Visit the MaxFunStore to get it while you can at MaxFunStore.com!

Thank you to Ryan Dailey for naming this week's case! 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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Samantha brings the case against her sister Vanessa. They regularly do cosplay and attend steampunk conventions together. Several cons ago, Vanessa came up with the idea to use one of Samantha's dresses for a steampunk version of the Stephen King character Carrie. But, she never made the costume. For this year's Steampunk Halloween convention, Samantha wants to use the dress and go as Steampunk Carrie. But Vanessa says that since it's her idea, she should be able to do it.

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

If you want to buy an "I'm With Claudius" t-shirt, as mentioned in the episode, you only have until November 13! Visit MaxFunStore.com to get it while you can!

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Judge John Hodgman and Bailiff Jesse Thorn are in chambers this week because the docket needs to be cleared! They discuss punching your fellow car passengers, laundry room etiquette, computer mice vs tablets, recycling, coffee house mugs, pebble ice, and much, much more!

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Jeff brings the case against his girlfriend, Diana. He prefers to travel without a plan, leaving plenty of room for spontaneous adventures. Diana prefers to plan, leaving room for both adventure and relaxation. They're planning their next trip and can't figure out what to do. Who's right? Who's wrong?

Thank you to Alanna Talty for naming this week's case! 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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Judge John Hodgman and Bailiff Jesse Thorn are in chambers this week to clear the docket! They rule on disputes having to do with podcast listening speeds, the definition of "barbeque," whether or not "pretty good" is a compliment, wearing headphones while doing chores, moustaches and more!

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Crystal brings the case against her husband Todd. She likes to do projects around their house. But she complains that when she's about halfway through a project, Todd tends to voice strong opinions that start to change the direction. She would like him to let her carry out her original vision, but Todd thinks that this is part of the process. 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, like Judge John Hodgman on Facebook. We regularly put out a call for submissions.

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Matthew brings the case against his wife, Angie. In their family, it's the rule that they all remain at the dinner table until everyone is done eating. But, Angie is a notorious slow eater. Matthew says he is constantly entertaining their small children for too long, while she finishes her meal. But, Angie thinks he is exaggerating how bad it is. With Guest Bailiff Jean Grae!

Thank you to Carol Sanchez for naming this week's case! 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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Guest Bailiff Jean Grae returns to the court to help Judge John Hodgman clear the docket! They talk about party hosting responsibilities, dad jokes, pet names, keeping the bathroom door open and Hogwarts house sorting. Plus much, much more!

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Adara brings the case against her friend, Bobby. They host a radio show together and Bobby likes to do fake celebrity phone calls on air. Adara thinks that while it’s sometimes funny, it’s not always successful. She would like him to limit his fake calls. Who's right? Who's wrong?

PLEASE NOTE: This episode makes a brief, glancing reference to the Predator movies. It was recorded weeks before recent news emerged about the problematic personnel decisions that took place in the production of newest Predator sequel.

Thank you to Adam Labonte for naming this week's case! 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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Kirya brings the case against her mother, Tanja. Tanja hates talking on the phone. She doesn’t even have a phone anymore. But, Kirya is worried about Tanja’s safety and also wants to be able to call her. Who's right? Who's wrong?

Thank you to Jack Mathews for naming this week's case! 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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Keri brings the case against her boyfriend, Jim. Jim plays and streams car racing simulators. He’s developed an audience and has a bit of a following. But, Keri thinks all of this racing is cutting into their quality time. She would like to be able to plan more activities for them to do together, without worrying about his racing schedule.


Thank you to Ian MacKechnie for naming this week's case! 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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Andrew brings the case against his dad, George. Andrew would like for George to come see him in Queens more often. But George says it’s too much of a trek from where he lives in New Jersey.

Thank you to Andrew Scales 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 there.

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Shenlyn brings the case against her husband, Martin. Shenlyn loves to go out for breakfast with family and friends, but Martin prefers breakfast at home. He thinks that he can cook breakfast at home better and for less money. She wishes he would participate in her breakfast outings. With Guest Bailiff Maeve Higgins!

Thank you to Gavin Pouliot for naming this week's case! 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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Colleen brings the case against her husband, Kevin. They send their kids to a German language immersion school. Kevin has begun taking German language classes and wants to practice speaking it with the kids at home. But Colleen thinks that his terrible pronunciation will have adverse effects on the kids' learning. With Guest Bailiff Maeve Higgins!

Thank you to Rob Waters for suggesting this week's case! 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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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.

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Rick brings the case against his wife, Sarah. When Sarah’s birthday month rolls around, she likes to plan different celebrations with various groups of people in her life. Rick thinks it’s too many birthday events and would like to set a two-celebration limit. With Summertime
Funtime Bailiff Monte Belmonte!

Thank you to Jordan Welch & Jennifer Milner for suggesting this week's case! 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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Jason brings the case against his friend, Francisco. They run a community Shakespeare theatre group together. Jason would like to try doing more contemporary and experimental Shakespeare adaptations, but Francisco is opposed. With Summertime Funtime Bailiff Monte Belmonte!

Thank you to Chris Ubben for suggesting this week's case! 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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Judge John Hodgman is away from the court on this week's episode. Bailiff Jesse Thorn is taking over judging duties, with friend of the court Jordan Morris serving as bailiff!

Jennie brings the case against her husband, John. John has received a lot of gag gifts over the years that happen to be food items. He is currently storing all of them in the fridge. Jennie wants him to get rid of the gifted food but John is too sentimental!

Thank you to Jason Jackman for suggesting this week's case! 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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Judge John Hodgman and Bailiff Jesse Thorn are in chambers this week to clear the docket! They talk about bedroom wall colors, loud clappers, meat cooking utensils, holiday cards, locking doors, and millenials.

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Judge John Hodgman is live in Chicago again, at Thalia Hall for the Onion Comedy and Arts Festival! "Amendment to the Constellation" plus Swift Justice disputes about dogs, farts and a special pair of newly married litigants! Plus, music from OHMME!

Thank you to Colan Kennelly for suggesting this week's case! 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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Sophie is filing suit against her parents, Toby and Thor. If they are out to eat and seated at a table they don't like, Toby and Thor will ask to sit elsewhere. Sophie thinks that her parents should just deal with the table they've been given. Who's right? Who's wrong?

Thank you to Ian Brodie 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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Judge John Hodgman and Bailiff Jesse Thorn are in chambers this week to clear the docket with special guest, Alison Becker! They talk about whistling, serving pizza at your wedding, the beginning of Spring, ordering food to go at a sit-down restaurant, and eating bacon with a fork!

Alison Becker is one of the stars of Maximum Fun's brand new scripted serial podcast, BUBBLE! Make sure to check it out now, wherever you listen to podcasts.

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This week's episode was recorded live in Chicago at Thalia Hall, as part of The Onion Comedy & Arts Festival! Tune in for "Tilty or Not Tilty" plus Swift Justice disputes about bedtimes, an online boat game and watching crime dramas. Plus, music from Sima Cunningham and Macie Stewart of OHMME!

Thank you to Logan Green for suggesting the title "Tilty or Not Tilty"! 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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Judge John Hodgman and Bailiff Jesse Thorn are in chambers this week, clearing that docket! They talk about disputes having to do with speakerphone, water conservation, soda fountains, Leap Day birthdays, mud rooms and hosting out of town guests.

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Adrienne brings the case against her boyfriend, David. They are going to be attending graduate school in different states and cannot agree on how to handle custody of their two cats. Adrienne says it's more practical for David to take care of them but David thinks Adrienne will
miss them too much. Who's right, who's wrong?

Thank you to Charles Louis Richter 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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Laura brings the case against her fiance, Zach. Laura would like to elope but Zach thinks that they should have a bigger, more traditional wedding. Who's right, who's wrong?

Thank you to Nora McCaffrey Glaser 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.

Music in this week's episode:
Faceoff Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

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Theresa brings the case against her brother, Paul. Paul insists on referring to her childhood bedroom as the "Guest Room." But Theresa thinks it should still be called "Theresa's Room." Who's right, who's wrong?

Thank you to Tom Early 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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Judge John Hodgman and Bailiff Jesse Thorn are in chambers this week so they can clear the docket! Friend (enemy?) of the court, Elliott Kalan, joins them as they discuss tracking spouses on mobile apps, passing gas, setting clocks ahead, bedtimes and using kitchen appliances in the bedroom.

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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.

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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.

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This week on Judge John Hodgman, Brandon files suit against his wife, Marie. A few months ago, Brandon won his first and only amateur boxing match. He’s starting to get the itch to compete again but Marie is opposed! Who’s right? Who’s wrong?

Thank you to Ryan Stratton 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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This week on Judge John Hodgman, Jeremy files suit against his partner, Christine. He says that when Christine bakes chocolate chip cookies, she bakes them for too long. Christine says that her cookies are always perfectly done! Who’s right? Who’s wrong? With Expert Witness, Alton Brown!

Plus, Alton sticks around after the case to help us clear a miniature docket with food related disputes.

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Kit brings the case against his roommate Olivia. Olivia likes to keep and repurpose jars. Kit says Olivia’s collection has grown too large. But Olivia can’t part with them! Who’s right? Who’s wrong?

Thank you to Eli Dennewitz, Steve Tedder & Alex James 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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Judge John Hodgman and Bailiff Jesse Thorn are clearing the docket this week! They talk about leaving hair dryers plugged in, splitting movie theater popcorn, auto insurance, when to wake up in the morning, and flamethrowers. Plus a dispute against the city of Seattle with special, expert testimony from friend of the court John Roderick!

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Judge John Hodgman and Bailiff Jesse Thorn are clearing the docket this week! They talk about how to deal with merchandise one receives by mistake, whistling, naming babies, going out post-cardio exercise, and much more!

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Randi brings the case against their girlfriend Lizzy. Lizzy has a growing board game collection and Randi would like her to pare it down. Lizzy says her collection is not disrupting anything. Who's right? Who's
wrong?

Thank you to Adam Capybara, Tom Brinton, and Brad Daniels 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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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 Martin 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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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 minimum percentage that is an acceptable restaurant tip? What is ok to eat in the car? Should a couple of new parents hire a professional photographer to take photos of their baby?

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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 to Allison Peltzman 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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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 with these sets. Who's right? Who's wrong? With Expert Witness Seth Mnookin!

Thank you to Jonathan Reiter 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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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 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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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!

 

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"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! 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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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! Who’s right? Who’s wrong?

Thank you to Andrew McNair & Craig Eliason 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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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!

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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 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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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 Hemedinger 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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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 has is enough!

Thank you to Graham Stanton & Felipe Sobreiro 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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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 author and a follow up letter from Philippa of the case "Turing Testimony" about Tinothy!

Tickets are still on sale for Judge John Hodgman at San Francisco Sketchfest! LIVE Bay Area justice will be dispensed on Thursday January 11, 2018 at the Castro Theatre. More info can be found at SFsketchfest.com!

If you have a dispute for the live show, we want to hear it! Submit it at MaximumFun.org/JJHo!

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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?


Thank you to Ryan Stratton 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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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 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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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 episode:
"This House" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

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"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 John Hodgman on Facebook. We regularly put out a call for submissions.

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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 version with our JJHo listeners now. We hope you enjoy it!

You can catch Bullseye With Jesse Thorn every week on MaximumFun.org, or wherever you download podcasts. Vacationland is available in stores now. Visit bit.ly/painfulbeaches for more information.

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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, Rob Waters & Patrick Reilly 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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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 freely.

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.

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Judge John Hodgman and Bailiff Jesse Thorn are back in chambers to clear the docket! They discuss cases about word pronunciation, sharing the road, style choices and more! Plus letters about pets and world capitals!

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"Crypto Facto" and Swift Justice, live at King's Place in London during the 2017 London Podcast Festival! With music from Serafina Steer!

Thank you to Chad Coker 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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Judge John Hodgman and Bailiff Jesse Thorn are in chambers this week! They clear the docket with Deputy Judge Jonathan Coulton. The team rules on disputes regarding flip flops, hotel toiletries, whistling and more. Plus, the judge makes a big announcement about future disputes, we hear a correction to the record from past guest John Darnielle, and we say a fond farewell to our summertime engineer, Joel Mann at WERU Community Radio.

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"Statute of Imitations" and Swift Justice live at The Bell House in Brooklyn, NY! Plus, music from Carsie Blanton!

Carsie's raising money on Kickstarter to fund her game, The F'ing Truth! Visit TheFingTruth.com for more info.

Thank you to Amy Grzybinski 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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Max files suit against his mother, Mercedes. When Mercedes sees a plant she likes out in the world, she takes a clipping home to plant in her garden. Max says this is stealing but Mercedes disagrees. She thinks plants in public spaces are fair game! Who's right? Who's wrong?

Thank you to Alex Callard & 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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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?

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