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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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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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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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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!

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Judge John Hodgman Episode 138: Badgering the Waitress

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Max says if he needs something at a bar or restaurant, he's within his rights to flag someone down or call out to get their attention - but his friend Andy says he's going about it all wrong.

Stay tuned for next week's episode - we'll be revisiting some of the litigants from our all-time favorite episodes!

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Judge John Hodgman Episode 137: Six Feet Plunder

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Friends Brittany and Reg bring their case before the court. On an amble through a cemetery after Christmas, Brittany found hundreds of potted Christmas trees left graveside. She saw that they weren't being cared for, and hoping to save them from the trash, took the trees and replanted them elsewhere. Her friend Reg says this is tantamount to grave-robbing since it was done without permission. He insists that Brittany was wrong to take the trees, no matter her intention. Who's right? Who's wrong?

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Judge John Hodgman Episode 136: Case Your State

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Sam brings the case against his longtime friend John. They both hail from cities in Massachusetts, but John says that Sam isn't "really" from Massachusetts -- he doesn't have the attitude and spirit. Who's right? Who's wrong? Only one man can decide.

NOTE: Bad language and Massholism appear in this episode. You are warned.

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Thanks to comedy venue and restaurant The Creek and Cave in Long Island City, Cave Comedy Radio and Marcus Parks for engineering this week's episode! Please check out Cave Comedy Radio's podcast offerings. They are awesome.

Also, thanks to Jon Ahjudah Barr 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 135: Resisting a Rest

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Juliet brings the case against her fiance, Tom. Tom is a "disc ultimate" enthusiast. He's sustained several injuries over the past few years playing the sport. Juliet says he should take a season to recover and prepare to play again. Tom says he's running out of time and needs to get back in the game.

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Judge John Hodgman Episode 134: The Right to Remain Silent

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Eugene Mirman

Chris wants his daughter, Sophie, to get over her shyness and show more confidence in uncomfortable social situations. Sophie believes she is making progress in her own way and doesn't need any pushing from her Dad. Who's right and who's wrong? Only one man can decide.

This week we're joined by surprise guest Eugene Mirman to help weigh in on the dispute.

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Thanks to Luke Seemann 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 133: Exit Partay

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Jason and Amber are a married couple. Jason is a pediatrician. He interacts with the public all day, but considers himself to be an introvert. His wife Amber is at home all day. She thirsts for social interaction. Their dispute: when they're out together at a party, who decides when to leave? Only one man can decide.

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Thanks to Rick Dakan 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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