Judge John Hodgman

Jeff brings the case against his girlfriend, Megan. When they go on road trips, Megan thinks they need to equally split driving responsibilities, even though she doesn’t enjoy driving. Jeff is happy to drive long distances, and doesn’t think splitting is necessary. With Guest Bailiff Jean Grae!

Thank you to Ryan Byers for suggesting this week's title! To suggest a title for a future episode, like <a href="https://www.facebook.com/judgejohnhodgman">Judge John Hodgman</a> on Facebook. We regularly put a call for submissions.

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:41pm PDT

Sam brings the case against his wife, Valerie. They gave Sam’s mother a Pie-of-the-Month subscription for her birthday last year, but were secretly baking the pies themselves. Sam’s mom still doesn’t know they are the bakers behind her beloved pies. Valerie wants to tell her the truth, but Sam thinks they should keep it a secret. Who's right? Who's wrong?

Thank you to Craig Price 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.

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Daniel brings the case against his fiancee, Bernadette. They cannot decide what type of yard they will have in their future home. Daniel would like a large, green lawn but Bern thinks that's too suburban and boring. She prefers a yard full of wildflowers and vegetables.

Thank you to Jennifer Small for suggesting this week's title! To suggest a title for a future episode, like <a href="https://www.facebook.com/judgejohnhodgman">Judge John Hodgman</a> on Facebook. We regularly put a call for submissions.

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:17am PDT

Heather brings the case against her husband, Joe. Joe is too competitive with Heather’s mother when she initiates challenges with him through a fitness tracking app they both use. Because of this, he has chosen to opt out of her challenges. Heather thinks these fitness challenges are a good way for them to be in touch and wants him to play along.


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 a call for submissions.

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"May It Please The Shorts" and "Amphibious Corpus," taped in front of a live audience at Shea Theater in Turners Falls, MA during the 2016 Tour of Live Justice! Judge John Hodgman and Bailiff Jesse Thorn also catch up with friends of the court, Monte Belmonte and Emily Brewster! Plus, the return of Swift Justice and songs from Zara Bode of The Sweetback Sisters!

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Judge John Hodgman and Bailiff Jesse Thorn are back from their tour and clearing the docket. They will rule on litterbugs, reimbursing family members and more. Plus, another edition of “Status Conference!” The Judge and Bailiff catch up with Becky and Nancy from Episode 166: My Legal Pony.

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:51am PDT

"Text of Kin" and "Triple Word Scorn," taped in front of a live audience in Portland, ME during the 2016 Tour of Live Justice! Plus, Swift Justice and songs from Joel Mann and David Raitt!

Thank you to Thomas Nohalty and Alison Kothe Nihlean for suggesting this week's titles!

Direct download: jjho_282.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm PDT

Chris brings his girlfriend, Sandra, to court over their disagreement about what counts as going to church. He has agreed to attend church services with her a few times a year but thinks that going to weddings with specific religious elements should count. Sandra disagrees. Who's right? Who's wrong? 

Thank you to Alex Pang 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.

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:01pm PDT

Madeline files suit against her friend, Jason. They formed an improv group together and Madeline would love to perform a type of improv that is a little out of the box and not normally done in their hometown of Chicago. Jason insists that this form is silly and he is strongly opposed.

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Judge John Hodgman is in chambers this week with his Summertime Funtime Tribunal! Monte Belmonte and Joel Mann help the judge rule on gum etiquette, condiment sharing, hot chocolate labeling and more! Plus a listener-provided explanation of Cincinnati style chili.

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