Judge John Hodgman

Judge John Hodgman Episode 348: Moral High Ground vs. Moral Pit

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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 bed sheet changing. Plus a listener letter about ATMs!

As mentioned on the show, here's Chris Elliott as Marlon Brando, doing the Banana Dance:

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Judge John Hodgman Episode 346: Check Pleas

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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?

Here is the "Check Please!" supercut Judge Hodgman mentioned:

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 Episode 345: Chandler Braggin' on Beeps

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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!

Here are a few videos discussed in this week's episode:

Sha Na Na at Woodstock in 1969

Plus, here is the episode of The Andy Daly Podcast Pilot Project that Judge Hodgman recommended, which also contains Sha Na Na discussion.

Chandler and Rachel show us how to use Windows 95

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Judge John Hodgman Episode 344: Coq Au Ban

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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?

If you want to check out Judge Hodgman's neighbor's blog about his pigs, visit YardPig.com.

EVIDENCE

Click here to check out Gustavo's business plan!

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Tickets are still available for Judge John Hodgman at SF Sketchfest! LIVE Bay Area justice will be 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 are or will be in the Bay Area on January 11 and have a dispute for the show, submit it at MaximumFun.org/JJHo! And be sure to check out Judge John Hodgman and Bailiff Jesse Thorn throughout the weekend at the Fest!

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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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MaxFun at SF Sketchfest 2018

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SF Sketchfest 2018 runs from January 11 to January 28, 2018 and we've got plenty of shows for you to see! You can purchase tickets for your favorite shows using the links below.

Thursday, January 11
8pm Judge John Hodgman

Friday, January 12
10:30pm Jordan, Jesse, Go! with Andy Richter

Sunday, January 14
1pm Shmanners
4pm We Got This with Mark and Hal

Wednesday, January 17
7:30pm The Greatest Generation & Friendly Fire Podcast Super Show

Friday, January 19
10:30pm Guy Branum's Talk Show the Game Show

Sunday, January 21
1pm One Bad Mother

Judge John Hodgman Episode 342: Seating Arraignments

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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! Who's right? Who's wrong?

EVIDENCE

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! Don't forget to use the code VINTAGEJUSTICE for free shipping on most items.

Tickets are still available for Judge John Hodgman at SF Sketchfest! LIVE Bay Area justice will be 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 are or will be in the Bay Area on January 11 and have a dispute for the show, submit it at MaximumFun.org/JJHo!

Finally, don't miss December's JEAN & JOHN at the Bell House if you are in or near Brooklyn! The show is Wednesday December 20 and you can get tickets at bit.ly/richardkind.

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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 Episode 340: Grouse Negligence

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Tickets are on sale NOW 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 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!

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?

EVIDENCE

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Friend of the Court Chuck Byrant has a new podcast! Make sure to listen to the Movie Crush Podcast to hear greats like Tig Notaro, Jon Ronson, Janet Varney and JUDGE HODGMAN HIMSELF discussing their favorite movies! Visit MovieCrush.show or find it wherever you download podcasts.

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! 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 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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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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