Judge John Hodgman
In Combat Chambers

Judge John Hodgman and Bailiff Jesse Thorn are in chambers this week, discussing listening to Hamilton before seeing the show, the famous noise from Law and Order, the sporty merits of cheer leading and more! Plus, some letters in response to Episode 258, In Moto Parentis.

Tickets are still available for Judge John Hodgman's East Coast tour! Get 'em while you still can. More info at MaximumFun.org.

Direct download: jjho_263.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:59pm PDT

Judge John Hodgman and Bailiff Jesse Thorn clear the docket and rule on pizza ordering, when to watch the next season of Game of Thrones, cereal dust, learning to drive as an adult and more.

Tickets are on sale now for Judge John Hodgman's East Coast tour! More information at MaximumFun.org.

Direct download: jjho_262.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:19am PDT

Mike brings the case against his mom, Maribeth. He says Maribeth knowingly took her daughter-in-law's recipes for a family cookbook and passed them off as her own. Maribeth says that the attribution was implied and there was no wrongdoing.

Direct download: jjho_261.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am PDT

Judge John Hodgman rules on overfilling ice cube trays, the best spelling of Elliot for a baby, dog park etiquette, podcast recommendations and more.

Direct download: jjho_260.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:53pm PDT

SPONSORED BONUS EPISODE: Judge John Hodgman, Bailiff Jesse Thorn and Expert Witness and Automotive Enthusiast Rhea Butcher clear an all-automobile-related docket in a bonus episode of Judge John Hodgman sponsored by Chevrolet. They'll weigh in on whether you can avoid being a jerk with a vanity plate, how to decide whose car to drive to the malt shop, new-car advice, and more.

Direct download: jjho_bonus2016.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:30am PDT

Abtin brings the case against his girlfriend Kelsey over the decor in their new apartment. Abtin wants to go modern and classy. Kelsey says that would be boring and wants furnishings that are more quirky and unique.

Direct download: jjho_259.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:07pm PDT

Leigh files suit against her son Duncan. Duncan is ready to take to the open road on a motorcycle. His parents aren't fans of the idea, and want him to wait until he's older and can shoulder the cost and risk on his own.

Direct download: jjho_258.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:11pm PDT

Judge Hodgman and Bailiff Jesse Thorn clear out the docket on free refills, open mics (or is it open MIKES?), canoe weekends and what to do if your friend recommends a book he hasn't actually read.

Direct download: jjho_257.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:30am PDT

Ty files suit against her partner Zach. Zach is obsessed with earning and using airline points and miles. Ty also likes to travel, but she wants to give up the crazy schemes and choose their vacation destinations and itineraries the "normal" way. Who's right? Who's wrong?

Direct download: jjho_256.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:53pm PDT

With expert witness Teresa McElroy of Shmanners! Bob brings the case against his fiancee Alessandra. They have a "no boring stories" policy when they are at home together. Now Alessandra wants an exception for stories about the workplace. Should they change the rules? Only one man can decide.

Direct download: jjho_255.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:22pm PDT