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Judge John Hodgman Episode 171: The Leisure Suit

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Guests: 
Monte Belmonte

Stacey brings the case against her boyfriend Greg. When they go on trips together, Greg likes to dawdle and take his time getting on the road. Stacey has grown impatient with this, and wants to get out bright and early. Who's right, and who's wrong?

We are joined again this week by guest bailiff Monte Belmonte of 93.9 WRSI The River in Northampton, Massachusetts.

We're also assisted this week by Joel Mann at 89.9FM WERU in Blue Hill, Maine.

Thanks to Ryan Stauffer for naming this week's episode! To suggest a title for a future episode, like Judge John Hodgman on Facebook. We regularly put a call for submissions.

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Judge John Hodgman Episode 170: Monte Belmonte Python

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Monte Belmonte

Beth loves animals and wants to acquire a python as a pet. Her partner Ross says they have enough pets already and thinks snakes are disgusting and frightening. He thinks they should be satisfied with the pets they have now. Who's right and who's wrong?

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Thanks to Patricia Caffrey for naming this week's case! To suggest a title for a future episode, like us on Facebook at Judge John Hodgman. We regularly put a call for submissions.

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Judge John Hodgman Episode 169: Hunter-Gaveler

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Guests: 
Jonathan Miles

Claire brings the case against her husband Brian. They've just bought a new house in the country, and look forward to rest and relaxation there. Brian wants to do a little hunting on the property, Claire wants to keep it a place of peace. Who's right and who's wrong?

Special thanks this week to novelist and journalist Jonathan Miles for serving as our expert witness! He's the author of Want Not, out now in paperback, and Dear American Airlines.

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Thanks to Samuel Ross for naming this week's case! To suggest a title for a future episode, like us on Facebook at Judge John Hodgman. We regularly put a call for submissions.

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Judge John Hodgman Episode 168: Queasy Rider

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Guests: 
Mark Gagliardi

Katie brings the case against her boyfriend, Dallas. They enjoy visiting Disneyland together, but Dallas refuses to go on Katie's favorite ride. Katie says he's got nothing to lose by giving it a try, and everything to gain. Dallas says already knows he won't like it, and he's OK with missing out. Who's right? Who's wrong?

Special thanks this week to our wonderful expert witness Mark Gagliardi (who you may know from Drunk History or The Thrilling Adventure Hour). Follow him on Twitter!

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Thanks to Kristopher Nordstrom for naming this week's case! To suggest a title for a future episode, like us on Facebook at Judge John Hodgman. We regularly put a call for submissions.

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Judge John Hodgman Episode 167: Brocavore

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Brothers Edmund and Garth plan to grow and raise all of their food for an entire year. Garth thinks they should have occasional exceptions for things like chocolate and coffee. Edmund says they need to go whole hog. Who's right?

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If you're curious about Edmund and Garth's Cairncrest farm, you can learn more here or here.

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Judge John Hodgman Episode 166: My Legal Pony

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Nancy brings the case against her friend Becky. They are both veterinarians. Nancy lives out in the country, and owns a herd of Shetland ponies. She says the ponies act as ponies do, and are perfectly fine just as they are. Becky says Nancy's ponies are ill-mannered. Who's right? Who's wrong? Only one man can decide.

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Judge John Hodgman Episode 165: Wake Me Up Before You Go, Bro

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Declan brings the case against his older brother Taran. Taran is a heavy sleeper and often relies on Declan to wake him up in the mornings. Declan thinks he should get used to a real alarm clock, since they won't be living together forever. Who's right? Who's wrong? Only one man can decide.

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Judge John Hodgman Episode 164: O Brother, Where Parked Thou?

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Stephanie brings the case against her brother Mitch. They live at home with their parents and can't agree - who should get the coveted driveway spot and who should trudge through the mud to get to their car?

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Judge John Hodgman Episode 163: Backseat Jiver

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Zaki always controls the stereo on long car rides, and Michelle wants to get in on the action. Who gets to choose the audio playlist on a road trip, the driver or the passenger?

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Judge John Hodgman Episode 162: Laissez Hair

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Leala's husband Beau acts as her in-house hairdresser and helps her dye her hair each month. Now he wants to retire the gloves, and send her to the salon.

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