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Judge John Hodgkin 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.

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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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Judge John Hodgman Episode 179: Hear She, Shear He

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Kelly brings the case against her boyfriend Ryan. Ryan wants to grow a beard, but Kelly thinks it's unsightly and uncomfortable for her. Should Ryan be allowed to grow his beard?

Thanks to Helen Mansfield for knocking it out of the park with this week's title! 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 AND BAILIFF JESSE IN REAL LIFE?

Great question! Judge Hodgman will be out on the road this fall, touring the Midwest and Northeast United States! Philadelphia! Chicago! Milwaukee! Akron! and more. Find a tourdate in your area here!

Or if you live in Los Angeles, come out for some fun at a Live Bullseye with Jesse Thorn show in a real, honest-to-God Masonic Temple at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery on Wednesday, October 15th. Conversation, music and comedy with newly announced special guests Rob Corddry, Dan Harmon, Sara Watkins, Steve Agee and Andy Kindler! Find tickets here.

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Judge John Hodgman Episode 178: In Chambers

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Judge Hodgman & Bailiff Jesse clear the docket and read pedantic letters in our first chambers-only episode! Have you got suggestions for the scary movie club? Tell us your thoughts on Twitter @Hodgman, @JesseThorn, or join the conversation on the Judge John Hodgman Facebook page.

Plus if you wanna see Judge Hodgman or Bailiff Jesse live and in person, here's how to do it:

Check out the John Hodgman tour page for dates all across the Northeast and Midwest this October and November!

Or find Jesse hosting his NPR show Bullseye in LA on Wednesday, October 15th at a legit Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, with guests Dan Harmon, Steve Agee, Andy Kindler and Sara Watkins.

See you next time on the Judge John Hodgman podcast!

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Judge John Hodgman Episode 177: D-I-Why?!

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Chuck brings the case against his wife Emilie. Chuck performed a little surprise home renovation while Emilie was away. But Emilie isn't a fan of the finished look. Should Chuck fix it, or stand by while a contractor takes over?

You can find Chuck's podcast online at Stuff You Should Know.

Thanks to Rick Amick for suggesting this week's title! 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 AND BAILIFF JESSE IN REAL LIFE?

Great question! Judge Hodgman will be out on the road this fall, touring the Midwest and Northeast United States! Philadelphia! Chicago! Milwaukee! Akron! and more. Find a tourdate in your area here!

Or if you live in Los Angeles, come out for some fun at a Live Bullseye with Jesse Thorn show in a real, honest-to-God Masonic Temple at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery on Wednesday, October 15th. Conversation, music and comedy with newly announced special guests Rob Corddry, Dan Harmon, Sara Watkins, Steve Agee and Andy Kindler! Find tickets here.

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Judge John Hodgman Episode 176: The Burden of Goof

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Michelle's fiance Josh is a prankster and has taken things too far! Will the judge crack down on the goofs?

THANK YOU to Kate Luckey for suggesting this week's title! To suggest a title for a future episode, like Judge John Hodgman on Facebook. We regularly put a call for submissions.

NOTE: The Judge is touring the continental United States in October and November! Check out his dates here!
And Bailiff Jesse's NPR show is coming to you live in Los Angeles on October 15 at an honest-to-God Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever Cemetery. What are you waiting for?!

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Judge John Hodgman Episode 175: Failure to Appear

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Stand brings the case against her Dad, David. She's living in Norway for two years for graduate school, and wants David to pay a visit to see her and the sights. David says travel is a hassle and Stand should just come home every once in awhile. Who's right?

THANK YOU to Erik Brewster for suggesting this week's title! 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 174: Unreasonable Scorch and Leisure

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Guests: 
Monte Belmonte

Hear ye, hear ye! The court of the Honorable Judge John Hodgman will be on a short summer recess and return with new episodes starting Wednesday, September 10! In the meantime, check out Judge Hodgman's tourdates beginning September 5 and if you're in the New England area... Listen to this episode to learn how to meet Judge Hodgman, the Bananaman and Guest Bailiff Monte in the flesh!

Steffen brings the case against his dad, Brian. Steffen enjoys spending time with his family, but says too much of their "together" time is based around pool parties. Steffen doesn't care for swimming or laying out, and wants the family to do more indoor activities together. Brian says pool time is a great way for the family to bond.

Who's right? Who's wrong? Only one man can decide.

Big thanks again to Joel Mann and community radio station WERU-FM in Blue Hill, Maine for hosting the Judge this summer!

Thanks to Michael Davidson Jr. for suggesting this week's title! 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 173: Gross Misconduct

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Is it ever OK to clip your fingernails in public? Molly brings the case against her mom Susan. Molly says that Susan has a habit of clipping her fingernails at inappropriate times. Susan says she follows proper etiquette and tries to be discreet. Who's right? Who's wrong?

A huge THANK YOU goes out to Joel Mann and community radio station WERU-FM in Blue Hill, Maine for their help this summer. And you can do as the Judge does and Donate to WERU's Summer Fun-a-Thon pledge drive, happening now!

Thanks to Brian Koppe for suggesting this week's title! 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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Accompanying Judge John Hodgman Episode 170: Monte Belmonte Python

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Listener Pavek U. wrote in after listening to Episode 170, Monte Belmonte Python, in reference to our docket item at 60:11.

"Thank you, and your staff, for the hours of enjoyment your podcast provides. I took the snakes going out to dinner statement you made and fleshed it out during my workday, and came up with a small progression drawing to thank you guys."

Below is Pavek's lovely drawing, inspired by "Aubrey and Ginger Go Out to Dinner". Thanks, Pavek!


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