Mark and Hal sit down in NYC to talk about the wonderful world of driving, and whether stick shift or automatic reigns supreme!
- Hal's wardrobe
- Getting tickets
- Knuckle holes
Alexa brings the case against her mom, Leslie. Leslie loves her dog Boo and takes her everywhere. Alexa says her mom allows Boo to do whatever she wants, like riding in the front seat of the car and often in her mom's lap. She believes this behavior is unsafe, both for her mom and the dog. Leslie claims she has Boo's well being in mind, and that her behavior is perfectly fine. Who's right? Who's wrong?
Thanks to Kathleen Keating 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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Submitted by Alexa
Exhibit A: Photo of Boo
Stephanie brings the case against her brother Mitch. They live at home with their parents and can't agree - who should get the coveted driveway spot and who should trudge through the mud to get to their car?
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Ruthie brings the case against her partner Chris. She says he pledged to get a driver's license years ago, but hasn't yet fulfilled his promise. Chris says he's on track to get the license, but he's been slowed down by difficulties with driving practice. Should Chris be held to a strict timeline to acquire the license? Only Judge John Hodgman can decide.
This week, we're joined by actor, comedian, and expert witness Paul F. Tompkins. He'll be performing in the UK from April 2 to April 13 with a new hour of standup comedy. If you want more Paul, check out his weekly podcast, The Pod F. Tompkast.
Special thanks to listener Jaron James for suggesting this week's title!
Patrick and his girlfriend Hannah made a cross-country move to Portland, Oregon last year in Patrick's Camaro. Once they were established, Hannah needed a car for her commute and bought Patrick's car.
Her feelings on the care and ownership of the car differ from her boyfriend's -- namely, she sees the car as a utilitarian possession and Patrick thinks she should have some care for its appearance. Who is right?
Is not knowing how to drive a manual transmission in this day and age A CRIME? That's the question for Cosmo and Jen, a married couple who own a manual and an automatic car, respectively.
Jen's car is less than reliable and Cosmo has suggested that when her car is out of service, she can drive his instead (and he'll tool around on his motorcycle). The problem is that Jen refuses to learn how to drive a stick shift car, citing her unsure driving nature and the safety of their baby boy. Why not replace her car with a more reliable form of transport?
Only one man can decide this case - and that's Judge John Hodgman.
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HEY YOU GUYS! THERE'S A HORSE IN THAT CAR!
Via our good friend Brian "Back in Business" Lane.
On this week's Jordan, Jesse, Go!, a caller called in having seen a car done up in the colorful logo of a candy treat. This kind of car theming is a huge trend, particularly in the South. MaxFunster cabeh shared this great article about the movement (and about donks, an interrelated style) from Matt Besser's hometown of Little Rock, Arkansas. Fascinating stuff.