John Hodgman

Bullseye with Jesse Thorn: John Hodgman & Tig Notaro

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Show: 
Bullseye
Guests: 
John Hodgman
Guests: 
Tig Notaro

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John Hodgman on his new book Vacationland

It's Bullseye, I'm Jesse Thorn. My first guest: John Hodgman!

Look, you probably know who John is already. He's been a regular contributor to McSweeney's and This American Life and a bunch more. He's an actor who's worked on shows like 30 Rock, Flight of the Conchords, Adventure Time. At my company Maximum Fun he's the judge on the Judge John Hodgman Podcast.

John's also written four books. His latest is Vacationland, and it's kind of a departure for him. John's previous work has been pretty much all jokes - really funny jokes, but nothing personal. Stuff like hobo nicknames and gags about John Cusack or whatever.

Vacationland is plenty funny, but it's also really intimate. It's kind of a meditation on aging and the world we live in today. It's about fatherhood and adolescence and how to accept that at some point in your life. there's gonna be more road behind you than ahead.

John Hodgman joins Jesse to talk about his new book and the swear words he wishes he never said to his children.

Click here to listen to John Hodgman's interview on YouTube

Tig Notaro on weaving fiction and autobiography in One Mississippi

Tig Notaro has been on the show a few times before - the last time was 2014. She was kicking off her Boyish Girl Interrupted tour. Only a couple years before that, she'd been diagnosed with breast cancer - a topic that showed up in her standup in a really honest and affecting way.

In 2015, she collaborated with writer Diablo Cody to create the show One Mississippi, she's also the star. Her character, Tig, is a radio DJ who's moved from Los Angeles back to her home state of Mississippi. Like Tig in real life, she's a cancer survivor, she's gay, she's really, really funny.

One Mississippi is entering its second season on Amazon now.

Click here to listen to Tig's Bullseye interview on YouTube!

The Outshot: Henri Rousseau's Tiger in a Tropical Storm

Finally, for this week's Outshot, Jesse talks about painter Henri Rousseau and his transfixing "Tiger in a Tropical Storm," or… "Surprised!"

Click here to listen to Jesse's Outshot on YouTube!

Judge John Hodgman Special Bonus Episode: Jesse Thorn Interviews John Hodgman

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Judge John Hodgman sat down with Bailiff Jesse Thorn for NPR's Bullseye with Jesse Thorn to discuss his newest book Vacationland: True Stories from Painful Beaches. The interview won't air for another few days but we are delighted to share an extended version with our JJHo listeners now. We hope you enjoy it!

You can catch Bullseye With Jesse Thorn every week right here at Maximum Fun, or wherever you download podcasts. Vacationland is available in stores now. Visit bit.ly/painfulbeaches for more information.

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Ross and Carrie Electrocute John Hodgman: Thync Edition

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FREE EPISODE! Now, we know what you're thinking: "Aren't all their episodes free?" Technically, yes. But you guys EARNED this episode by getting us to 1,083 new and recurring donors! Woo hoo! We promised in our last episode that if 1,000 people became new supporters of ONRAC in particular, we would release this live VeryVeryFunDay episode of us electrocuting John Hodgman with the Thync device, a transdermal electrical neurosignaling device that (supposedly) makes you either really, really PUMPED or really, really zonked, depending on what settings you apply. Two of us found it very unpleasant and often painful. Predict which two in the comments below (no spoilers)!

And if you haven't joined Maximum Fun yet, scroll up to that donate tab. There are all sorts of cool rewards for joining during the drive, and if we get to 1,500 new and upgrading ONRAC donors, we will record a commentary track for Star Wars, where Carrie watches it all the way through for the firs time EVER! MAKE THIS HAPPEN, FOLKS.

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Bullseye's Judge John Hodgman Special

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Bullseye

This week Bullseye with Jesse Thorn breaks format to bring you something from another great show on the Maximum Fun Network.


Judge John Hodgman

If you know John Hodgman , it's probably as The Deranged Millionaire on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, his appearances on Red Oaks or maybe from his books of world knowledge. Or, maybe, as the PC from the Mac vs. PC ads. What you might not know is that he's also a fake judge on the internet.

On Judge John Hodgman, he hears disputes from real people all over the world via Skype and tells them who's right and who's wrong. Jesse Thorn is the bailiff. The two cases you’ll be hearing are slightly truncated versions. If you want to hear the full versions, click below.

Grand Theft Risotto

Mike brings the case against his mom, Maribeth. He says Maribeth knowingly took her daughter-in-law's recipes for a family cookbook and passed them off as her own. Maribeth says that the attribution was implied and there was no wrongdoing.

Assault and Hey Batter Battery

Naomi files suit against her husband, Spencer. She’s embarrassed by his loud and incessant heckling at baseball games. She’s frustrated that Spencer continues heckling at baseball games despite his promises that he’ll stop.

If you liked what you heard today, there are over 250 episodes of Judge John Hodgman ready and waiting for you, and a new one added each week! Click here to subscribe to the podcast in iTunes, or look for it in your favorite podcatcher.

Episode 2 - Only Child written by John Hodgman

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Guests: 
John Hodgman
Guests: 
Janet Varney
Guests: 
John Ross Bowie
Guests: 
Abe Chabon
Guests: 
Mark Gagliardi
Guests: 
Josh Malina
Guests: 
Adam Savage
Guests: 
Sage Ryan
Guests: 
Hal Lublin
Guests: 
Ben Acker
Guests: 
John Roderick
Guests: 
Samantha Sadoff
Guests: 
Abby Wait

In this episode of Dead Pilots Society, Ben Blacker interviews John Hodgman (The Daily Show, Pitch Perfect 2, Married, Ragnorak) regarding his dead pilot, Only Child.This episode was recorded live from San Francisco Sketchfest 2016. Along with John's interview, you'll also listen to a never-before-heard live table read of Only Child performed by some of today's funniest comedic actors like:

John Hodgman as John Hodgman, Janet Varney as Bridget and Mom, John Ross Bowie as Dad, Abe Chabon as Miles, Mark Gagliardi as Ed, Simon, and Basoonist, Josh Malina as Alex and Dr. Horchow, Adam Savage as Paul, Sage Ryan as Tim Fitch, Hal Lublin as Coach Mac, Ben Acker as CJ, John Roderick as Dr. Mister, Samantha Sadoff as Tina, and Abby Wait as Posie. Stage directions read by Andrew Reich.

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International Waters: Episode 83 Live at London Podcast Festival

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King's Place, London
Guests: 
John Hodgman
Guests: 
Maria Shehata
Guests: 
John Finnemore
Guests: 
Josie Long
Guests: 
Dave Holmes

John Hodgman, Maria Shehata, John Finnemore and Josie Long join host, Dave Holmes for an episode recorded live at the London Podcast Festival.

Written by Sarah Morgan and Riley Silverman. Recorded at Kings Place as part of the 2016 London Podcast Festival. Produced by Jennifer Marmor and Colin Anderson.

#46 - Star Wars vs Star Trek LIVE with Adam Savage and John Hodgman

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Photo by Jennifer Kelley Lublin
Guests: 
Adam Savage
Guests: 
John Hodgman

After being suggested by so many people, Mark and Halfinally tackle the topic of Star Wars vs Star Trek. As the preeminent battle for the stars take place, we employ the help of our good friends Adam Savage and John Hodgman, who boldly go where no one has gone before, a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away.

Two fandoms enter. One fandom leaves.

Topics include:

- Rule 34

- Murder Bears

- Burn damage

- Alone time

Jordan, Jesse, Go! Episode 410: Live at SF Sketchfest with John Hodgman

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Guests: 
John Hodgman

John Hodgman joins Jordan and Jesse live on stage at the Eureka Theatre as part of the 2016 SF Sketchfest.

Stop Podcasting Yourself 396 - John Hodgman and John Roderick

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Guests: 
John Hodgman
Guests: 
John Roderick

The hilarious and charming John Hodgman and the charming and hilarious John Roderick join us to talk about print magazines, fashion risks, and one another's prized possessions.

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#33 - Best Halloween Candy LIVE in NYC w/ John Hodgman!

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Photo courtesy of Danielle Davis and Ladykiller
Guests: 
John Hodgman

Recorded live at (le) poisson rouge in NYC, Mark and Hal are joined by fellow MaxFun host John Hodgman to pick the best Halloween Candy once and for all!

Topics include:
- Razor Blades
- Carter Parton Rogers
- Good friends
- Foundering
- Surprise return guests!

Special thanks to Carter Parton Rogers for opening for us, (le) poisson rouge for the great venue and support, and to Danielle and the LadyKiller crew for making everything run smoothly!

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