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.
Thanks to Luke Seemann for this week's case name!
And be sure to get your tickets to Judge Hodgman's ongoing Vacationland tour.
Judge Hodgman and Guest Bailiff Jean Grae take on the proper way to do the YMCA dance, marriage proposals, and more.
And be sure to get your tickets to Judge Hodgman's upcoming Vacationland tour, launching this weekend!
Two friends co-host a literary reading series as a labor of love. Should they begin to seek donations?
This week we say au revoir, till next time to our wonderful Summer Bailiff Monte Belmonte! Thank you for everything, Monte!
Charles Louis Richter named this week's case via the Judge John Hodgman Facebook page. Thanks, Charles!
Listen in as Judge John rules on metal meat utensils, the right way to put toilet paper on the roll, how to confront a 40 year old listening to EDM, Vlad the Impaler-based religions, and the proper order to listen to podcast episodes. This week with Bailiff Jesse Thorn! If you've ever wanted to know WWVD, this is the episode for you.
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.
Nick Warren named this week's case via the Judge John Hodgman Facebook page. Thanks, Nick!
You can follow our fantastic Summer Bailiff Monte Belmonte and listen to him on WRSI 93.9 The River!
Elliot brings the case against his girlfriend, Rachel. Their recycling bin has been stolen from the curb repeatedly, and they want to figure out who's responsible. Elliot thinks they should try to catch the thief while it's happening, Rachel thinks they should sit back and wait for the perp to present him or herself. Who's right? Who's wrong?
Sandra Macke named this week's case via the Judge John Hodgman Facebook page. Thanks, Sandra!
Steve brings the case against his best friend Scott. Years ago, Scott introduced Steve to a love of hockey, by inviting him to professional games and teaching him how to play. Steve went on to play in a local rec league, but Scott quit playing entirely. Now Steve wants his friend to get back into the sport and play one last season with him.
Should Scott get back out on the ice, or continue to watch from the stands? Only one man can decide.
This week's episode title suggested by Nick Marritz! Thank you!
And a big thank you to everyone who became members during this year's MaxFunDrive. Your support means so much to us, and will enable us to keep making JJHo for you.
It's a brand new year with brand new cases. Judge Hodgman and Bailiff Jesse return to chambers to clear out the docket for the first time in 2015.
San Francisco Bay area! See Judge John Hodgman Live! Judge Hodgman will return to mete out justice as part of SF Sketchfest on Friday, February 6th at Marines Memorial Theater.
The show is sold out, but we're still seeking case submissions! You do not need to have purchased a ticket to submit a case to be heard that evening! If you and another party
- reside in the SF Bay area, or will be able to attend the show on February 6
- have a legitimate beef, large or small
Christian brings the case against his wife, Corrin. They're both big fans of a university sports team, and aren't afraid to show their spirit. Christian wants to fly their team's flag outside their house on game days, but Corrin says that's one step too far. Who's right? Who's wrong?
Thanks to Lisa Minogue-White for this week's case name! And thanks to Julian Burrell for engineering this week.
You can see John Hodgman live at his remaining 2014 tourdates in Alexandria, Virginia on December 15 & 16. You can also visit www.bit.ly/notacult for a Secret Society event that will be open to the public.
Bailiff Jesse and Judge Hodgman return to chambers to clear out the docket.
WHERE CAN I SEE JUDGE HODGMAN IN REAL LIFE?
Great question! Judge Hodgman is out on the road this month, finishing up his 2014 tour dates in the Northeast United States! Go go go! Find a tourdate in your area here.
And if you can stomach it, scroll down for photos from this week's episode.