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Judge John Hodgman Episode 356: Refrigerator Firefighter

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Judge John Hodgman and Bailiff Jesse Thorn are clearing the docket this week! They talk about leaving hair dryers plugged in, splitting movie theater popcorn, auto insurance, when to wake up in the morning, and flamethrowers. Plus a dispute against the city of Seattle with special, expert testimony from friend of the court John Roderick!

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Judge John Hodgman Episode 355: Judge's Court, Judge's Rules

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Judge John Hodgman and Bailiff Jesse Thorn are clearing the docket this week! They talk about how to deal with merchandise one receives by mistake, whistling, naming babies, going out post-cardio exercise, and much more!

Huge thanks to Matt for bringing Caleb from Duplo Jeopardy Judge Hodgman's LEGO!

Here they are during the tradeoff!

If you have LEGO pieces you'd like to send Caleb's way, send them to:

Lego For Caleb
PO Box 45044 Brentwood PO
Calgary, AB, Canada
T2L 1Y4

Make sure to check out Hamish the cat's Instagram account at http://www.instagram.com/sir_hamish for photos of the cat discussed in this week's episode.

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Judge John Hodgman Episode 354: Undisclosed Financial Settlement of Catan

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Randi brings the case against their girlfriend Lizzy. Lizzy has a growing board game collection and Randi would like her to pare it down. Lizzy says her collection is not disrupting anything. Who's right? Who's wrong?

EVIDENCE

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Thank you to Adam Capybara, Tom Brinton, and Brad Daniels for suggesting this week's title! To suggest a title for a future episode, like Judge John Hodgman on Facebook. We regularly put out a call for submissions.

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Judge John Hodgman Episode 353: Shut Your Spy Hole!

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TJ brings the case against his wife Rachel. TJ has set up a few security cameras in their home. He likes being able to see the kids without bothering Rachel. But she doesn’t like feeling watched. Who's right? Who's wrong?

EVIDENCE

Click here to check out the video evidence TJ submitted.

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Thank you to Joel Martin for suggesting this week's title! To suggest a title for a future episode, like Judge John Hodgman on Facebook. We regularly put out a call for submissions.

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Judge John Hodgman Live at The Onion Comedy and Arts Festival

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Date: 
06/02/2018 - 19:00 - 21:00
City: 
Chicago, IL
Venue Name: 
Thalia Hall

1807 S Allport St
Chicago, IL 60608

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As part of the festival celebrating The Onion Comedy and Arts Festival, Judge John Hodgman will be dispensing justice LIVE in Chicago at Thalia Hall!

Judge John Hodgman and Bailiff Jesse Thorn are riding the circuit to bring LIVE JUSTICE to a stage near you. Direct from the Judge John Hodgman podcast (named FIFTEENTH in Rolling Stone’s top 20 comedy podcasts!), Judge Hodgman and Bailiff Thorn are bringing their mix of non-swearing comedy, pop-culture obsession, and sheer, unadulterated FAKE LEGAL WISDOM to the stage. Along with surprises, special guests, and live justice lightning rounds, each show will feature a number of live hearings between people in YOUR TOWN. Judge Hodgman will listen to both sides and then tell them WHO IS RIGHT and WHO IS WRONG.

If you have a long-simmering fight with a friend or loved one that you’d finally like resolved, submit your case to maximumfun.org/jjho and specify that you wish to be heard LIVE ON STAGE and tell us where you live. If we pick your case, YOU GET IN FREE.

John and Jesse will be meeting and greeting you all after the show.

Judge John Hodgman Episode 352: The Battlestar Galactist Generation

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Judge John Hodgman and Bailiff Jesse Thorn are in chambers this week so they can clear the docket. They talk about strangers on the subway reading Vacationland whilst behaving badly, cheating in school, and public shaming. Plus! What is the minimum percentage that is an acceptable restaurant tip? What is ok to eat in the car? Should a couple of new parents hire a professional photographer to take photos of their baby?

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Judge John Hodgman Episode 351: Tux Evasion

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Rebecca brings the case against her teenage son, Parrish. Parrish is a senior in high school and he refuses to go to his senior prom. Rebecca doesn't want him to miss out on this once in a lifetime event. Who's right? Who's wrong?

EVIDENCE

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Thank you to Allison Peltzman for suggesting this week's title! To suggest a title for a future episode, like Judge John Hodgman on Facebook. We regularly put out a call for submissions.

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Judge John Hodgman Episode 350: Duplo Jeopardy

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Guests: 
Seth Mnookin

Caleb brings the case against his friend, Ryan. Caleb is ready to get rid of his Lego collection, but Ryan thinks he should keep it in storage. Ryan says that even though Caleb thinks he’s ready to let it go, he will later regret parting with these sets. Who's right? Who's wrong? With Expert Witness Seth Mnookin!

Huge thanks to Expert Witness Seth Mnookin for his extensive Lego knowledge. His latest book is The Panic Virus: The True Story Behind the Vaccine-Autism Controversy, and it's available wherever books are sold. You can find Seth on Twitter @sethmnookin and his website is SethMnookin.com

If you have any Lego you'd like to send to Caleb, to help his dreams come true, please email hodgman@maximumfun.org!

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This episode is dedicated to Carl Garner Jr., who was tragically killed on Sunday, February 4, 2018, due to gun violence. Listeners of the show will remember him as the student of Eric Little in Kentucky, who wrote the essay about why a hot dog is not a sandwich. Carl's essay can be heard in Episode 243: The Nog Tank.

Carl's aunt has started a Go Fund Me page to help his family with the funeral expenses. Visit https://www.gofundme.com/carls-garner-funeral to donate.

Folks are also welcome to offer donations to the Lexington Day Treatment Center, where Carl studied with Eric. The address is:

Lexington Day Treatment Center
c/o Stephanie Hong
1177 Harry Sykes Way
Lexington, KY 40504

Flowers may go to:
3792 Red River Drive
Lexington, KY 40517

We wish to express our deepest sympathies to Carl's friends, family and loved ones. Thank you, Carl.

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Thank you to Jonathan Reiter for suggesting this week's title! To suggest a title for a future episode, like Judge John Hodgman on Facebook. We regularly put out a call for submissions.

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Judge John Hodgman Episode 349: Transcendental Irritation

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Liz brings the case against her coworker, John. John likes to meditate in their department’s workspace. But Liz thinks he needs to find a new place! Who's right? Who's wrong?

EVIDENCE

Thank you to Regan Blanchard for suggesting this week's title! To suggest a title for a future episode, like Judge John Hodgman on Facebook. We regularly put out a call for submissions.

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Judge John Hodgman Episode 348: Moral High Ground vs. Moral Pit

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Judge John Hodgman and Bailiff Jesse Thorn are in chambers this week! They talk about diet sodas, fruity teas, shower maintenance while staying with in-laws, and bed sheet changing. Plus a listener letter about ATMs!

As mentioned on the show, here's Chris Elliott as Marlon Brando, doing the Banana Dance:

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