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Judge John Hodgman Episode 339: Marco? Justice!

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KLAXON! KLAXON! Ticket's are on sale NOW for Judge John Hodgman at San Francisco Sketchfest! Watch Bay Area justice dispensed on Thursday January 11, 2018 at the Castro Theatre. More info can be found on the right side of this page or at SFsketchfest.com!

If you will be in the Bay Area on January 11 and have a dispute for the show, submit it at MaximumFun.org/JJHo! That is all.

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.

EVIDENCE

Submitted by Nate:

Dangerousness of pools:
Steven Levitt (Freakonomics guy): "Thus, on average, if you both own a gun and have a swimming pool in the backyard, the swimming pool is about 100 times more likely to kill a child than the gun is."
scienceblogs.com/deltoid/2001/07/27/levittpoolsvsguns

Financial impact:
"According to Houselogic.com, the National Association of Realtors' online magazine for homeowners, the average cost to install, equip, and fill a 600-square-foot concrete pool starts at $30,000."
"You’ll spend about $600 during the swimming season on chemicals if you maintain your pool yourself. If you live in a climate where you’ll use the pool year-round, budget $15–25 a week for DIY maintenance."
www.daveramsey.com/blog/pool-increase-decrease-home-value

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Judge Hodgman's newest book Vacationland is available NOW wherever you get your books and will make a wonderful gift for any holiday you celebrate! You can find more information about it at bit.ly/painfulbeaches.

Speaking of holiday gifts, visit PutThisOnShop.com to check out the new wares Bailiff Jesse Thorn has up for sale, including the brand new "Gifts for Her" section! Don't forget to use the code VINTAGEJUSTICE for free shipping on most items.

If you're in the Los Angeles area and want to shop Put This On in person, you're in luck! There will be an in-person sale on Sunday, December 10 from 11am-6pm at MaxFun HQ at MacArthur Park. Visit PutThisOn.com for more information.

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 Episode 337: Live from the London Podcast Festival 2017, Part 2

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Guests: 
Barbarossa

"Scarflaw" and Swift Justice, live from the London Podcast Festival! Plus, music from Barbarossa!

Huge thanks to Barbarossa for joining us in London! His latest single is called, "Griptide" and it's out on Memphis Industries now. Look out for a new album coming in 2018! Visit BarbarossaMusic.com for music, tour dates and more information.

EVIDENCE

Here is a photo of Woody wearing Matt's scarf:

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Judge Hodgman's newest book Vacationland is available NOW wherever you get your books! You can find more information about it at bit.ly/painfulbeaches. If you're in Austin, make sure to see Judge Hodgman perform Vacationland LIVE on November 18! Tickets and more info is available at bit.ly/maineinaustin!

Visit PutThisOnShop.com to check out the new wares Bailiff Jesse Thorn has up for sale, including the brand new "Awards & Prizes" section! Don't forget to use the code VINTAGEJUSTICE for free shipping on most items.

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 Episode 336: Turing Testimony

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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.

EVIDENCE

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Here is the video from this episode's Obscure Cultural Reference:

Judge Hodgman's newest book Vacationland is available NOW wherever you get your books! You can find more Information about it at bit.ly/painfulbeaches. To find out if he is coming to your city on his book tour, visit JohnHodgman.com/tour. You can also read more of the Judge's verdicts regularly in his Judge John Hodgman column in the New York Times Magazine.

Visit PutThisOnShop.com to check out the new wares Bailiff Jesse Thorn has up for sale, including the brand new "Awards & Prizes" section! Don't forget to use the code VINTAGEJUSTICE for free shipping on most items.

Make sure to check out one of MaxFun's brand new shows, Heat Rocks! Available on MaximumFun.org or wherever you download podcasts.

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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Judge John Hodgman Episode 335: Public Befriender

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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.

Judge Hodgman's newest book Vacationland is available NOW wherever you get your books! You can find more information about it at bit.ly/painfulbeaches. To find out if he is coming to your city on his book tour, visit JohnHodgman.com/tour. You can also read more of the Judge's verdicts regularly in his Judge John Hodgman column in the New York Times Magazine.

Visit PutThisOnShop.com to check out the new wares Bailiff Jesse Thorn has up for sale, including the brand new "Awards & Prizes" section! Don't forget to use the code VINTAGEJUSTICE for free shipping on most items.

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 Episode 334: Pro Patink All the Way

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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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Judge Hodgman's newest book Vacationland is almost out! You can find more information about it at bit.ly/painfulbeaches. To find out if he is coming to your city on his book tour, visit JohnHodgman.com/tour. You can also read more of the Judge's verdicts regularly in his Judge John Hodgman column in the New York Times Magazine.

You can listen to Bailiff Jesse Thorn's show, Jordan Jesse, Go! right here at MaximumFun.org, or wherever you download podcasts.

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Judge John Hodgman Episode 333: Live from the London Podcast Festival 2017

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Guests: 
Serafina Steer

"Crypto Facto" and Swift Justice, live at King's Place in London during the 2017 London Podcast Festival! With music from Serafina Steer!

EVIDENCE

Huge thanks to Serafina Steer for joining us in London! Her debut album with Bas Jan is called “Yes I Jan” and comes out on Lost Map Records later this year. They have an EP available at BasJan.bandcamp.com. For more, visit SerafinaSteer.com!

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 Episode 332: A Podcast for the Problemless

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Guests: 
Jonathan Coulton

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.

Huge thanks to Joel Mann and WERU for serving as the Judge's summertime chambers again! WERU is a listener supported, non-commercial radio station serving Midcoast, Downeast and Central Maine. They are always accepting donations here in order to keep operations going. Thank you, Joel! We look forward to speaking with you again next summer.

Jonathan Coulton's new album and accompanying graphic novel, Solid State, is available at solidstate.jonathancoulton.com. Tickets are still on sale for JoCo Cruise 2018 at jococruise.com. Jonathan is on Twitter @jonathancoulton and you can catch him weekly on NPR's Ask Me Another.

Judge Hodgman's newest book Vacationland is available for pre-order at bit.ly/painfulbeaches. To find out if he is coming to your city on his book tour, visit JohnHodgman.com/tour. You can also read more of the Judge's verdicts regularly in his Judge John Hodgman column in the New York Times Magazine.

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Judge John Hodgman Episode 331: Live From Brooklyn, NY 2017

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Guests: 
Carsie Blanton

"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.

EVIDENCE

Judge Hodgman's newest book Vacationland is available for pre-order at bit.ly/painfulbeaches. To find out if he is coming to your city on his book tour, visit JohnHodgman.com/tour. You can also read more of the Judge's verdicts regularly in his Judge John Hodgman column in the New York Times Magazine.

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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Judge John Hodgman Episode 330: Planted Evidence

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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?

EVIDENCE

Judge Hodgman's newest book Vacationland is available for pre-order at bit.ly/painfulbeaches. To find out if he is coming to your city on his book tour, visit JohnHodgman.com/tour. You can also read more of the Judge's verdicts regularly in his Judge John Hodgman column in the New York Times Magazine.

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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Judge John Hodgman Episode 329: He Bed, She Bed

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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 separate bedrooms, but Tom is opposed. Who's right? Who's wrong?

EVIDENCE

Judge Hodgman's newest book Vacationland is available for pre-order at bit.ly/painfulbeaches. To find out if he is coming to your city on his book tour, visit JohnHodgman.com/tour. You can also read more of the Judge's verdicts regularly in his Judge John Hodgman column in the New York Times Magazine.

Tickets are still available for Judge John Hodgman at the London Podcast Festival on September 14 and September 16. Get yours now! If you have a dispute to submit in London, big or small, send it in at MaximumFun.org/JJHo!

If you're already attending the London Podcast Festival, make sure to see Judge Hodgman on the Song by Song Podcast right after JJHo on September 14! He'll join hosts Martin Zaltz Austwick and Sam Pay along with Helen Zaltzman to discuss the first three tracks of Tom Waits' album "Rain Dogs." Tickets are available HERE!

You can also see more of Bailiff Jesse at the London Podcast Festival. He and Jordan Morris are bringing Jordan Jesse Go! with special guests Nick Hornby and Helen Zaltzman to Kings Place on September 15. Tickets are available HERE!

Jesse and JJHo producer Jennifer will also be taking part in the Podcast Maker Weekend at the London Podcast Festival.

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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