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Judge John Hodgman Episode 189: It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Chambers

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It's that time again! Judge Hodgman weighs in on some winter holiday disputes, and sees the return of a former litigant.

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.

Tickets available here

More information about the show and Sketchfest available here.

We need YOU to submit cases 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

... write us with the details! Send it directly to hodgman@maximumfun.org or submit via our webform here.

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Judge John Hodgman Episode 188: I Pledge a Grievance

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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.

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Judge John Hodgman Episode 187: Cease and De-Thrift

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Alex brings the case against his wife, Mandy. Alex prefers to buy clothes secondhand, and will buy any item that fits his needs. He recently bought a pair of secondhand sneakers and wears them as his "strolling shoes". Mandy thinks they are "grandpa shoes" and says Alex needs to think more about his personal image when purchasing clothing. Who's right? Who's wrong?

Thanks to David Hobson for suggesting this week's amazing case name! And thanks to Julian Burrell for engineering this week's episode.

WHERE CAN I SEE JUDGE HODGMAN IN REAL LIFE?

I've got more than one answer for you. You can go see his remaining 2014 tourdates in Alexandria, Virginia on December 15 & 16. You can also buy your tickets for next year's MaxFunCon, a weekend of creativity and comedy in the woods of Lake Arrowhead, California. At the time of this writing, we're more than 80% sold out -- so if you want to come, now's the time to buy your ticket.

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Judge John Hodgman Episode 186: The Commune-ish Manifesto

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Jenny brings the case against her best friend Erin. Their families live together in a kind of modern commune, and they have trouble explaining it to outsiders. Erin says they should just pretend to be related. Jenny says they should be upfront and let people think what they will. Who's right? Who's wrong? Only one man can decide.

Thanks to Pat Healy for suggesting this week's amazing case name!

WHERE CAN I SEE JUDGE HODGMAN IN REAL LIFE?

I've got more than one answer for you. You can go see his remaining 2014 tourdates in Alexandria, Virginia on December 15 & 16. You can also buy your tickets for next year's MaxFunCon, a weekend of creativity and comedy in the woods of Lake Arrowhead, California. Tickets go on sale the day after Thanksgiving, and they always go fast. Be sure to get yours early!

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Judge John Hodgman Episode 185: Campering with the Evidence

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Dale brings the case against her husband, Shawn. Dale bought a small trailer, intending to convert it to a food truck for her business. She's figured out it isn't suitable as a food truck, and now she has plans to make it into a small camper. Shawn says the trailer won't work as a camper, either, and that it's time to sell it. Who's right? Who's wrong?

Thanks to Joe Pritchard for suggesting this week's case name!

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 Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Virginia! Go go go! Find a tourdate in your area here.

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Judge John Hodgman Episode 184: Return to Chambers

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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.

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And if you can stomach it, scroll down for photos from this week's episode.

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Judge John Hodgman Episode 183: Vehicular Hound Inside

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Alexa brings the case against her mom, Leslie. Leslie loves her dog Boo and takes her everywhere. Alexa says her mom allows Boo to do whatever she wants, like riding in the front seat of the car and often in her mom's lap. She believes this behavior is unsafe, both for her mom and the dog. Leslie claims she has Boo's well being in mind, and that her behavior is perfectly fine. Who's right? Who's wrong?

Thanks to Kathleen Keating for suggesting this week's case name! To suggest a title for a future episode, like Judge John Hodgman on Facebook. We regularly put a call for submissions.

WHERE CAN I SEE JUDGE HODGMAN IN REAL LIFE?

Great question! He's finishing up 2014 tourdates in the Northeastern US. Find a tourdate in your area here!

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Submitted by Alexa

Exhibit A: Photo of Boo

Exhibit B: Dog car seat, similar to the one Alexa gave her mom

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Judge John Hodgman Ep. 182: Clearing the Docket

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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 right now, touring the Midwest and Northeast United States! Chicago! Milwaukee! Akron! Hartford! and more. Find a tourdate in your area here!

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Judge John Hodgman Episode 181: Amicus Grief

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Will brings the case against his friend Moby. Moby has constructed a "friendship and acquaintance theory" that helps her navigate the relationships in her life. She's entirely upfront about which people in her life are acquaintances, and which are friends. She says it helps her maintain better relationships. Will thinks Moby has gone overboard with the theory, and it's alienating her from other people. Who's right? Who's wrong?

Thanks to Christian Philippe Roulleau for suggesting this week's case name! To suggest a title for a future episode, like Judge John Hodgman on Facebook. We regularly put a call for submissions.

WHERE CAN I SEE JUDGE HODGMAN IN REAL LIFE?

Great question! Judge Hodgman is out on the road right now, touring the Midwest and Northeast United States! Chicago! Milwaukee! Akron! Hartford! and more. Find a tourdate in your area here!

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EVIDENCE

Submitted by Moby

Right click here to download Moby's "Friendship-Acquaintance 6 Stage Theory"

Moby's Friendship Quiz

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Judge John Hodgman Episode 180: MaxFunWeek!

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Guests: 
Hrishi Hirway
Guests: 
Nate DiMeo
Guests: 
Griffin McElroy

Judge John Hodgman clears the docket with some very special guests to celebrate MaxFunWeek! MaxFunWeek celebrates you, dear listener! The fun kicks off today, Wednesday October 15 and runs through Tuesday, October 21. Check out all of the MaxFunWeek happenings (including prizes and social meetups) here.

Today's episode features expert wisdom from

Hrishikesh Hirway, host of Song Exploder
Nate DiMeo, host of The Memory Palace
Griffin McElroy, co-host of My Brother, My Brother and Me

Now's a great time to explore the other shows on Maximum Fun and share your favorites with a friend!

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