Judge John Hodgman (general)

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?

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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.

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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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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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Category:general -- posted at: 12:24pm PST

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.

Direct download: jjho_329.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:35pm PST

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.

Direct download: jjho_328.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:29pm PST

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!

Direct download: jjho_327.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:12pm PST

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?

Direct download: jjho_326.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:58pm PST

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.

Direct download: jjho_325.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:33pm PST

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

Direct download: jjho_324.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:26pm PST

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.

Direct download: jjho_323.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:38pm PST

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!

Direct download: jjho_322.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:26pm PST

"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.

Direct download: jjho_321.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:44am PST

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.

 

Direct download: jjho_320.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:36pm PST

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.

Direct download: jjho_319.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:49am PST

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.

Direct download: jjho_318.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:11pm PST

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!

Direct download: jjho_317.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:45pm PST

"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.

Direct download: jjho_316.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:41am PST

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.

Direct download: jjho_315.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:03pm PST

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.

Direct download: jjho_314.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:15pm PST

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.

Direct download: jjho_313.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:10pm PST

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! 

Direct download: jjho_312.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:38am PST

"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.

Direct download: jjho_311.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:38am PST

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.

Direct download: jjho_310.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:37am PST

Micah brings the case against his girlfriend Jenny. Micah would like to buy a 3D printer for their home. Jenny thinks their apartment is too small. She thinks he should wait until they move into a bigger place.

Thank you to Tom Brinton 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.

Direct download: jjho_309.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:03pm PST

"Rabius Corpus" and Swift Justice taped in front of a live audience at the Howard Theatre in Washington, DC on September 21, 2016. Plus, Ray Suarez with an expert testimony and music from the Dom Flemons Trio!

Thank you to Rachel Kartch 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.

Direct download: jjho_308.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:57am PST

Judge John Hodgman and Bailiff Jesse Thorn are back in chambers this week to clear the docket! Guest Kurt Braunohler joins them to discuss cases regarding tacos, culture recommendations, a dispute against the Judge himself and more!

Thank you to everyone who donated during the MaxFunDrive!

Direct download: jjho_307.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:57am PST

Xander brings the case against his twin brother, Brendan. They don’t know for certain if they are fraternal or identical twins. Xander wants to take a zygosity test to find the answer. But, Brendan is opposed! Who's right? Who's wrong?

The #MaxFunDrive is still going! Judge John Hodgman is made possible in huge part thanks to your donations. You can become a member of Maximum Fun at MaximumFun.org/donate! And make sure to check out our end-of-drive live stream on FRIDAY 3/31 at 7pm PT/ 1-pm ET! Visit MaximumFun.org to check it out.

Thank you to Brianne Sherman 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.

Direct download: jjho_306.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:47pm PST

Reuben brings the case against his wife, Megan. They live in a small neighborhood near several family members. They have dinner with the extended family five nights a week, with family members rotating cooking responsibilities. Reuben wants to opt out of the family dinner co-op but Megan likes the arrangement.

It's the first week of the #MaxFunDrive 2017! Judge John Hodgman is supported in huge part by your donations. You can become a Maximum Fun member at MaximumFun.org/donate.

Thank you to Rich Davis for suggesting this week's title! To suggest a title for a future episode, like Judge John Hodgman on Facebook. We are regularly put out a call
for submissions.

Direct download: jjho_305.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:24pm PST

Tamara brings the case against her husband, Aaron. Tamara says their kids have too many toys with nowhere to store them. She wants to put a moratorium on incoming gifts for one year. Aaron thinks this is too extreme.

Thank you to Mike Bruni for suggesting this week's title! To suggest a title for a future episode, like Judge John Hodgman on Facebook. We regularly put a call for submissions.

Direct download: jjho_304.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:54pm PST

Matt brings the case against his girlfriend, Amber. Matt wants to convert their master bedroom into a virtual reality room. But Amber would rather keep the bedroom the way it is.

Thank you to 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 a call for submissions.

Direct download: jjho_303.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:23pm PST

"Un Chien En Deluge" and Swift Justice taped in front of a live audience at the Trocadero Theatre in Philadelphia, PA on September 20, 2016 during the Tour of Live Justice! Plus, Judge John Hodgman and Bailiff Jesse Thorn catch up with Robert Hicks of the Mütter Museum and Nick and Sara from Episode 94: Bleached and Mounted Bones of Contention. And songs from Cynthia Hopkins!

Thank you to Nick Marritz for suggesting this week's title! To suggest a title for a future episode, like Judge John Hodgman on Facebook. We regularly put a call for submissions.

Direct download: jjho_302.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:15pm PST

Judge John Hodgman and Bailiff Jesse Thorn are in chambers and clearing the docket this week. They rule on properly making the bed, whether or not a 12 year old should be able to get her ears pierced and more! Plus listener letters in response to Episode 292: Conifer Emptor.

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:04am PST

Snowflake brings the case against her husband, Oge. Oge has worn the same bathrobe for the last 25 years and Snowflake would like him to get rid of it. Oge says it’s a perfectly good robe and he wants to keep it. Who's right? Who's wrong?

Thank you to Andrew McNair & Brick Sprickly for suggesting this week's title! To suggest a title for a future episode, like Judge John Hodgman on Facebook. We
regularly put a call for submissions.

Direct download: jjho_300.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:39pm PST

Chelsey brings the case against her partner, Kevin. Kevin refuses to join in during audience participation portions of live shows. Chelsey thinks it’s part of the deal they make as audience members. But, Kevin doesn’t enjoy becoming part of the show. Who's right? Who's wrong?

Thank you to Eli Dennewitz for suggesting this week's title! To suggest a title for a future episode, like Judge John Hodgman on Facebook. We regularly put a call for submissions.

Direct download: jjho_299.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:52am PST

Caution: There are unbleeped swear words that happen during the musical portions of this episode. If you are listening with kids, keep that in mind.

"Good Coif, Bad Coif" and "Silence of the Jams," taped in front of a live audience at the Bell House in Brooklyn, NY on September 19, 2016 during the Tour of Live Justice! Judge John Hodgman and Bailiff Jesse Thorn also catch up with Dave King, a friend of the show and listener who lived in Antarctica. Plus, beloved Guest Bailiff Jean Grae joins the show as musical guest AND Expert Witness. And the return of PitchBlak Brass Band!

Direct download: jjho_298.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:59pm PST

We are in chambers this week while Judge John Hodgman and Bailiff Jesse Thorn clear the docket! They settle disputes regarding second screening while watching TV with your partner, the past tense of "text," seating in casual restaurants and more! Plus listener letters about the U.S. Postal Service!

Direct download: jjho_297.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:43pm PST

Tobyas brings the case against his wife Rachel. Rachel catches and rescues animals in distress and Tobyas would like her to stop. She thinks it’s important to be compassionate. But, he is concerned with the risks involved now that they have a baby. Who's right? Who's wrong?

Thank you to Jessica White for suggesting this week's title! To suggest a title for a future episode, like Judge John Hodgman on Facebook. We regularly put a call for submissions.

Direct download: jjho_296.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:03pm PST

Alexandra brings the case against her mother, Dale. Whenever Dale travels, she likes to adopt the local accent in conversation with those around her. Alexandra is embarrassed every time she does this and wishes she would stop. Who's right? Who's wrong?

Thank you to David Dwyer for suggesting this week's title! To suggest a title for a future episode, like Judge John Hodgman on Facebook. We regularly put a call
for submissions.

Direct download: jjho_295.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:34pm PST

Caution: There are unbleeped swear words that happen during the musical portions of this episode. If you are listening with kids, keep that in mind.

"Shut Your Drawer Hole" and "The Most Important Trial of the Day," taped in front of a live audience at one of two live shows in Brooklyn, NY on September 19, 2016 during the Tour of Live Justice! Plus, Judge John Hodgman and Bailiff Jesse Thorn catch up with Jenny and Erin from Episode 186: The Commune-ish Manifesto and songs from PitchBlak Brass Band!

Thank you to Sarahjane Dube and Teddy Hose for suggesting this week's titles! To suggest a title for a future episode, like Judge John Hodgman on Facebook. We regularly put a call for submissions.

Direct download: jjho_294.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:06pm PST

This week, Judge John Hodgman and Bailiff Jesse Thorn clear the docket with the help of Deputy Judge Nick Offerman! The Judge, Bailiff and Deputy Judge rule on cocktail drinking etiquette, mail protocol and more! Plus some listener letters regarding previous episodes.

Direct download: jjho_293.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:19pm PST

Michael brings the case against his husband, Matthew. For the last several years, the two of them have used an artificial Christmas tree during the holiday season. Matthew prefers live trees and would like to introduce one to their home but Michael is strongly against the idea. Who’s right, who’s wrong?

We need cases for JJHo at SF Sketchfest and at Very Very Fun Day in Chicago! To submit a case for either live show, visit maximumfun.org/jjho!

Thank you to Rob Calabrese for suggesting this week's title! To suggest a title for a future episode, like Judge John Hodgman on Facebook. We regularly put a call for submissions.

Direct download: jjho_292.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm PST