Judge John Hodgman (general)

In this episode, we are joined by SPECIAL GUEST and EXPERT WITNESS Morgan Webb.  John argues that using a strategy guide when playing a video game is cheating, pure and simple.  His friend Josef argues that while it provides an advantage, it's not out of line to use a guide and constitutes no cheating.

Direct download: jjho022.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:46am PST

We have a pronunciation problem. Matt brings the case against his friend Josh, who he argues pronounces a number of words incorrectly. Affectations, shibboleths, and regionalisms: we've got it all.

Direct download: jjho21.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:00pm PST

Friends (and Canadian barristers) Nick and Phil bring their fruit-based case before the Judge: which gentleman's technique for peeling a banana is correct?

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:45am PST

Should an endurance event enthusiast (and former couch potato) be allowed to participate in an Ironman Triathlon against the wishes of his wife?

Direct download: Trial-Athlon.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:48am PST


When is it appropriate to request a photo with a celebrity seen in the wild? Andrew and Britt bring this case of a Hollywood party, Stephen Colbert, and potential Facebook popularity before the judge.

Direct download: jjho018.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:33pm PST

Should a father be able to compell his teenage daughter to watch classic films? Or does a 16-year-old deserve autonomy in her entertainment choices?

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Category:general -- posted at: 4:12pm PST

Two best friends disagree on the morality of the potluck. One says it's a great opportunity for everyone to pitch in. One says it's a sign of a host who's abdicated responsibility for the party. Only one man can decide who's right.

Direct download: jjho016.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:11pm PST

A group of high school kids kidnapped their youth group leader's life-size Ernie doll as a prank, but he was stolen from them before his safe return.  Can they be held responsible for Ernie's disappearance if they intended to return him?

Direct download: jjho_ep15.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:16am PST

A fiancee demands that her sweetheart shape up and dress for a promotion, plus other clothing-related disputes.

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Category:general -- posted at: 6:08pm PST

A friends' night out at a Polynesian restaurant, several Scorpion bowls and an abandoned bag of takeout are involved in this accusation of impropriety and substandard hygiene.

Direct download: jjho013.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:56pm PST