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Judge John Hodgman Episode 148: Science Friction

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Guests: 
Jane Espenson

A sci-fi fan brings the case against her sister. Christine says her sister Carrie shuns science fiction, and she's missing out big-time as a result. Should Carrie give sci-fi a chance?

This week, we're joined by a special expert witness, the esteemed television writer and producer, Jane Espenson!

You can watch Husbands, the show Jane co-created with Brad Bell online -- anytime! The new season of Once Upon a Time premieres Sunday, March 9th on ABC.

Jane will be joining us at our creative conference, Make Your Thing, this October - but we need your participation to make it happen. If you're an independent creator (or just want to support them), help Kickstart Make Your Thing now - our campaign ends Wednesday, February 26th!

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Thanks to Eli Dennewitz and Robin Fogelson for suggesting this week's case name! 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 147: A Trial of Two Cities

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Christine brings the case against her cousin Lara. Christine lives in Philadelphia, Lara lives in Raleigh. Christine says the two cities aren't comparable, and Philadelphia is clearly the superior city. Lara disagrees. Who's right? Who's wrong?

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SPECIAL THANKS go to our special guest and expert witness, Jon Wurster! Follow him on Twitter, or check out his work with Superchunk, The Mountain Goats, Bob Mould or the late, great, Best Show on WFMU.

Thanks to Keith VanderWal for suggesting this week's case name! 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 146: Command Quit

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John files suit against his son Quin, a video game enthusiast.

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

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Judge John Hodgman Episode 145: Moped Operandi

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Amanda brings the case against her husband Pat. They recently moved to a new neighborhood, and Amanda wants to buy a motor scooter to commute to work and get about town. Pat says it's a dangerous idea, especially for his accident-prone wife.

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

BELOW, please find the evidence for this case.
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Judge John Hodgman Episode 144: Father Gnaws Beast

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Sisters Kim and Jen bring the case against their dad, Rick. They're at odds when it comes to ordering food for the whole family, since Kim is a vegetarian and Rick loves meat. Can Judge Hodgman cater to all tastes?

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Judge John Hodgman Episode 143: Namer vs. Namer

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Guests: 
Kurt Braunohler

Josh brings the case against his wife Jackie. They each kept their respective surnames when they married, and now can't decide on a last name for their future children. Should the kids take their mom or dad's last name, combine them, or take on a brand new appellation? Only one man can decide.

PLUS, our friend comedian Kurt Braunohler joins us for the docket. If you have not already, please check out his stand up special HOW DO I LAND?, the K Ohle podcast, or see him in person at one of his tourdates.

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

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Judge John Hodgman Episode 142: The Department of Corrections

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Tom brings the case against his wife Kira. He says Kira is obsessed with proper grammar, and she comes across as a know-it-all when she corrects his speech. Kira says she prides herself on correct language usage, and that Tom should do the same. Who's right? Who's wrong? Only one man can decide.

We're joined this week by special guest and lexicographer Emily Brewster, Associate Editor for Merriam-Webster. Thank you, Emily!

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

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Judge John Hodgman Episode 141: Martial Law

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Rodrigo brings the case against his friend and jiu jitsu classmate Matthew. Rodrigo claims Matthew has avoided taking the "No-Gi" classes at their Jiu Jitsu studio and needs to start challenging himself in his practice. Matthew says he's tried the classes but can't spend all his free time practicing. Is Matthew wimping out? Only one man can decide.

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Thanks to Nick Marritz for suggesting this week's case name! 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 140: Kitchen Loco Parentis

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Pablo brings the case against his wife, Diana. They allow their two-year-old daughter Mati to help out in the kitchen by mixing, pouring and preparing food -- but they can't agree on how much responsibility is TOO much.

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Thanks to Kiesha Jenkins-Duffy for suggesting this week's case name! 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 Hodgman Episode 139: The Judge John Hodgman Holiday Special

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"I will honor the court of Judge John Hodgman in my heart, and try to keep it all the year. I will live in the Past, the Present, and the Future. The Spirits of Judge Hodgman and Bailiff Jesse shall strive within me. I will not shut out the lessons that they teach!"

This week: Judge Hodgman is visited by the spirits of litigants past. This is one for the Judge John Hodgman superfans!

As referenced in the episode, please see Jason Sims's amazing SAdvent Calendar.

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