Judge John Hodgman

Blair brings the case against her husband Jon. In hot weather, Jon would like to wear one of his few treasured tank tops to cool off and feel the breeze. Blair thinks that tank tops on men look terrible and expose their sweaty arms to the masses. 

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Simone brings the case against her husband, Julian. They're currently living abroad in Portugal, on the island of Madeira. They've enjoyed adapting to the customs of their new home, but Julian can't get used to their special built-in grill. Simone says they should do as the Portuguese do and figure out how to take advantage of this beautiful piece of equipment. Julian thinks they should just buy a hibachi. Who's right? Who's wrong?

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Dramatic sneezing, toothpaste storage in the shower, ugly Christmas plates, and British vs. American PCs. Judge Hodgman and Bailiff Jesse clear out the docket.

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When Hector wants to get a hold of his friend Molly, he'll send her repeated texts or emails, with just the word "hi" or an emoji. Molly says his digital poking has become a stressor in her life. Can Judge Hodgman help these pals resolve their dispute?

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Judge Hodgman's coda to the "A Hot Dog is Not a Sandwich" debate, plus rulings on wedding photography, urinating in public showers, pillow borrowing, and how to credit others' work on the internet.

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Laura has refused to play Mortal Kombat with her boyfriend Austin since he began doing extensive research and practice outside of their video game sessions. Should Austin come back down to her level so they can play a beloved game together? CAN he even do so? Guest Bailiffed by David Rees!

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Judge Hodgman and Bailiff Jesse clear out the docket, taking on the right way to share a suitcase, how to order at restaurants without infuriating your server, and "The Game".

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Guest Bailiff David Rees joins us to talk about whether or not a married couple should hire a housecleaner. GOING DEEP with David Rees returns for its second season tonight on the Esquire Network!

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Libby brings the case against her husband Aaron. Aaron is a minister by occupation, and thinks he should always be upfront about his job when meeting new people. Libby says he should play it cool till he gets to know them a bit better. Who's right? Who's wrong?

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Judge Hodgman and Guest Bailiff Elliott Kalan of the Flop House clear out the docket, ruling on how to talk to a robot, the rights and privileges of toys, the appropriate way to introduce your kids to team sports, and more.

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Judge John Hodgman and Bailiff Jesse Thorn clear out the docket, addressing issues of late-night hot tubbing, cuddling in theaters, rug placement and taking photos with Wayne Gretzky.

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Reed's dad Bruce has suffered some hearing loss - must he try hearing aids? How about an ear trumpet? Find out when Judge John Hodgman rules!

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Switcheroo week! One Bad Mother hosts Biz Ellis and Theresa Thorn are guest hosting Judge John Hodgman this week. You'll find John Hodgman over at the RISK! podcast. Judge Biz and Bailiff Theresa decide: should a couple with a baby seek out other young parents? Or are their old (non-parent) friends sufficient?

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Judge Hodgman and Guest Bailiff Paul F. Tompkins clear out the docket!

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Featuring Guest Bailiff Paul F. Tompkins! Siblings Rolland and Nyssa want to reboot the family Christmas. How should they go about it? 

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Ted brings the case against his good friend Chris. They will make plans, but Chris will suddenly become unreachable when it comes time to meet up. Ted's calls and texts go unanswered. Ted says Chris needs to step up and let him know when his plans have changed. Chris says the plans weren't firm, so he's not entirely in the wrong. Who's right? Who's wrong? Only one man can decide.

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Judge Hodgman and Guest Bailiff Jean Grae take on the proper way to do the YMCA dance, marriage proposals, and more.

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Two friends co-host a literary reading series as a labor of love. Should they begin to seek donations?

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Is fresh best? How often should pet-soiled sheets be washed?

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Listen in as Judge John rules on metal meat utensils, 40 year olds listening to EDM, Vlad the Impaler-based religions, and the proper order to listen to podcasts. This week with Bailiff Jesse Thorn!

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What's "public" and what's "private" space? A woman agrees to refrain from wearing a certain pair of shoes in public, but finds the terms unclear.

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Caroline brings the case against her husband Steve. They cannot agree -- how many TVs is TOO many? Caroline thinks it's best to minimize TV watching, and that a single TV is most appropriate. Steve says it can't hurt to have a few extra screens as long as you don't go overboard. Who's right? Who's wrong? Only one man can decide.

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Judge Hodgman is assisted by Summertime Bailiff Monte Belmonte, taking on questions of broccoli-chomping, accidental raccoonslaughter, game night disputes, and the best construction of jokes.

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Should Adrian be allowed to purchase an artisanal axe, flouting house rules about weapons?

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When someone posts something offensive or wrong on social media, should you call them out?

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That's my verdict, that's my ruling! Judge John Hodgman rules on dressing cats in shirts, obnoxious behavior at Mexican restaurants, and more.

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Judge Hodgman tells us what's wrong and what's right! Is ice cream actually "candy"? Should you go to your mom's 60th birthday party? Is it ok to leave used snot rags lying around?

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Aron and Molly's yard is littered with balls kicked over from the park next door. They can't agree on how best to return the balls and appease the kids.

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Parents listening with children, know that this case involves Santa Claus! Catch our drift? Andy brings the case against his wife Virginia. Andy wants to share the spirit of Christmas and Santa all year long. Virginia wants to restrict it to the holiday season. Who's right? Who's wrong?

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Judge Hodgman rules on indiscriminate hot-saucing, Vegas buffet etiquette, civic responsibility and more. Plus an update on the Brocavores from Episode 167!

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How should a couple catch a recycling bin thief?

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Is it possible to live a birthday-free life? Is it possible to acknowledge being another year older without all the birthday trappings? A couple brings their case before the judge.

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Bailiff Jesse returns to the courtroom! Judge Hodgman rules on the Oxford comma, Hawaiian short pants, and tries not to hurt anyone's "Disney feelings". 

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Guest Bailiff Jean Grae returns to help Judge Hodgman clear out the docket, ruling on teenage liars, snuggling with teddy bears, sopping up messes with toilet paper, and more.

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Colin enjoys rising with the sun each day, but is it an impractical habit? Guest starring Jean Grae as the Bailiff!

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When is it OK to leave your own party early and retire to bed?

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Judge Hodgman rules on busted doors, schoolbus naming, and whether or not cereal is a soup. Plus a Hodgman Dubbel update!

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Is Jonas a snob for preferring more expensive liquor?

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Should Scott get back out on the ice and play beer league hockey with his friend, or is he TOO OLD?

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Should Anton give psychics a chance? This week, with expert witness Carrie Poppy of Oh No! Ross and Carrie!

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A man starts a Hulk parody account of a friend on Twitter. Is it funny, unoriginal or just STRAIGHT UP IMPERSONATION?

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Judge Hodgman and Bailiff Jesse clear out the docket with gusto, answering questions about pickle relish, Pee-wee, apartment tours, and the difference between Jim Varney and Verne Troyer.

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Judge Hodgman and Bailiff Jesse tackle the reuse of ziptop bags, sleeping in jeans, Luddites, and creative work in today's docket clearing. Plus, Judge Hodgman admits to some monstrous behavior.

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How many socks is TOO many socks?

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This week, our live show from SF Sketchfest, including "Justice in Thirty Minutes or Less", "Spit Decision" and music from John Vanderslice and A-1.

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Judge Hodgman weighs in on loud popcorn eating, anniversaries, fedoras, and selects the best drawings of his proposed Double-Ended Unicycle.

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A wife thinks her husband is too strict about their no-shoe policy inside the home.

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Should an elderly cat be treated as a family member?

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A man wants to dedicate a room of his house to the movie Frozen; his husband objects. With special expert witnesses Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez!

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Judge Hodgman and Bailiff Jesse are rarin' to clear out the docket & follow up with the brothers from "Wake Me Up Before You Go, Bro"!

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Judge Hodgman and Bailiff Jesse ring in the new year with some docket clearing.

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