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Stephanie brings the case against her boyfriend, Dan. Her religious beliefs bar her from eating pork or keeping it in their shared home; she'd like Dan to follow the same restriction. He says that when he's away from the home, he'd like to be able to eat what he wants. Who is right?
We are joined this week by expert witness Brother Ali. Judge Jesse Thorn fills in for Judge John Hodgman, and Jordan Morris steps up as guest bailiff.
Thank you to listener Kevin Brown for suggesting this week's episode name!
Judge Jesse Thorn fills in for Judge Hodgman this week. Jordan Morris steps in as bailiff.
This week's case is international! Christopher is English. His girlfriend, Andrea, is Spanish. And they live together in Holland.
Christopher brings the case against his girlfriend Andrea. Andrea says that Christopher re-wears his clothing too often and doesn't care for the clothes correctly. Christopher says he doesn't smell and he's happy with the way the clothes look -- so what's the problem? Who's right? Who's wrong? Only one man can decide.
Marcelo brings the case against his girlfriend, Sam. When Sam takes off early from a night out, Marcelo would like her to take a cab home. Sam thinks he's not respecting her ability to walk home smartly and safely. Who's right? Who's wrong?
THANKS THIS WEEK TO:
Lewis Michael Powell for suggesting this week's case name!
Jumi brings the case against her husband, Josh. Josh thinks they need a riding mower to tame their front and backyards. Jumi says the idea is absurd and impractical. Who's right? Who's wrong? Only one man can decide.
THANKS THIS WEEK TO:
- Guest bailiff Scott Adsit! You can find him performing regularly at the UCB Theater in NYC or on your televisions or internet streaming services on 30 Rock.
- Aaron Fichtelberg for suggesting this week's case name!
John brings the case against his girlfriend, Emily. She has a number of tattoos and wants her next tattooed piece to be on her wrist. John wants Emily to reconsider the tattoo's placement. Can the Judge resolve an issue that's needled them both?
- This week's expert witness Josh Clark of the excellent podcast Stuff You Should Know.
- Molly Walsh, who suggested this week's episode title. Like us on Facebook to help us name a future episode!
PLUS, please do not forget to watch Judge Hodgman's JOHN HODGMAN: RAGNAROK comedy special is available to stream as a Netflix Original tomorrow, June 20. This show was filmed before a live audience at the Bell House in NYC just before the proclaimed coming of Ragnarok. What happened? WATCH AND FIND OUT. A note from John Hodgman to you, here.
Melissa brings the case against her boyfriend, Henry. She's been looking for a way for Henry and her friends to bond, and thinks she's found the solution -- teaming up for a charity mud race. But Henry wants to opt out of the race, citing a forced atmosphere of fun and camaraderie. Must he join Melissa and her friends? Only one man can decide.
Special thanks to Philip Schaefer and Glen K. Amo for this week's title!
Sports! Paul brings the case against his friend Jeremy. Paul loves to wear his favorite baseball team's gear to games, even when that team isn't playing the game. Jeremy says that this practice is in bad taste. Who's right?
Special thanks to listener Ranjit Bhatnagar, Jason Richards and Jesse Lansner who all sent in the suggestion for this week's title!
Meg and her boyfriend Tony share a one-bathroom house in Portland. Meg suggests using a chamber pot when the bathroom is occupied, but Tony is appalled by the idea. Should Meg be allowed a "Plan B"? Only one man can decide.
Special thanks to listener Catherine Molaphny for inspiring this episode's title!
Mike brings the case against his wife, Christine. Mike is very allergic to cats and dogs, but Christine hopes to own a furry pet one day. She's asked Mike to undergo allergy shots. Should Mike take one for the team, or should the family give up the dream of cute fuzzy wuzzies? Only one man can decide.
Special thanks to listener Amy Franco for suggesting this episode's title!