Judge John Hodgman Episode 235: Grime and Punishment

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Guests: 
David Rees

Fran brings the case against her husband Ben. Fran would like to hire a housecleaner to help them maintain their home and sanity with a five month old child. Ben refuses, insisting they can do it themselves. Who's right? Who's wrong?

We're joined us by Guest Bailiff David Rees of the TV show Going Deep, which returns THIS EVENING, Wednesday November 11th at 10/9c on the Esquire Channel!

Thanks to Alison McDonough for this week's case name.

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Comments

where's the cleaning list!!

Just came to the website to look for the cleaning list!! Where is it?

Mama Fran's cleaning list - where/when is it?

Great episode! I'm very interested to see "mam Fran's" cleaning list. When/where is it? I'd like to see how I stack up. I'm guessing poorly. : )

Save money, hire a sitter

A babysitter is cheaper than a house cleaner. Hire a sitter to watch the baby in your house and clean for 2 or 3 hours yourself

Deep cleaning

To keep a long story short, I used to work in a small office where they cut the cleaning service to save money, and my department head volunteered to clean. The secret to deep cleaning all the time is that you don't, you choose an area to deep clean and maintain a schedule. Or do what Grandma did, and do the deep cleaning in the spring and fall. I don't care how small your house is, deep-cleaning your whole house all the time is nuts.

And a hotdog is not a sandwich.

Go to 2x month

Fran, after the five months are over and your hub comes to his senses, do the "big clean" 2X month with the service. You'll be sooooo happy.

The new Utz?

Love to hear Utz and Moxie graciously buzz marketed on the podcasts; the church of satan, not so much. Gross.

This is not breaking news

It may be breaking news at HuffPo, but Judge John Hodgman and his listeners have known this forever.

This is not breaking news

It may be breaking news at HuffPo, but Judge John Hodgman and his listeners have known this forever.