John Hodgman

Judge John Hodgman 112: Court-o-Potty

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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.

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Judge John Hodgman 111: A Danderous Precedent

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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.

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Judge John Hodgman 110: Veranda Rights

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Ryan brings the case against his friend and neighbor, Allie. Ryan recently moved and has decorated an outside porch area with indoor furniture. Allie thinks the furniture isn't appropriate for outside use. Who's right? Who's wrong? Only JUDGE JOHN HODGMAN can decide.

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Judge John Hodgman 109: Seating Arraignment

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Chris brings the case against his sister-in-law, Jenna. For many years, their extended family has had kids and adults tables at holiday gatherings. Chris thinks that since the kids are all grown up, they should abandon the kids table. Jenna thinks the table should retain its sovereignty. Who's right? Who's wrong? Only one man can decide.

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Judge John Hodgman 108: A Room With a Feud

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Tom Scharpling

Amanda brings the case against her husband, Mike. Amanda wants to rearrange their apartment to better suit their live/work needs. Mike wants to keep things as they are. Who is right? Who is wrong? Only one man can decide.

Filling in for Jesse this week is Guest Baliff Tom Scharpling. Tom hosts The Best Show on WFMU every Tuesday from 9 PM to midnight EST. There are all sorts of different ways to listen to the show: those in the New York or New Jersey area can listen by tuning their radios to 91.1 FM or 90.1 FM respectively. Those not in the New York or New Jersey area (or those who cannot afford radios) can listen in live on WFMU.org. And for those who don't believe in live-streaming, The Best Show podcast (and its bite-sized companion, Best Show Gems), can be downloaded on iTunes.

Special thanks to Marcus Parks, who provided engineering assistance with this episode. It was recorded at The Creek and The Cave in Long Island City, home of the Cave Comedy Podcast Network.

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Judge John Hodgman 107: Dischord is Now in Session

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Andrea brings the case against her husband, Scott. Andrea loves to sing along with her favorite songs but doesn't think it's important to be especially careful about the notes or the key. Her husband Scott says if she's going to sing, she needs to sing it the right way! Who is right? Who is wrong? Only one man can decide.

We're joined this week by TWO expert witnesses:
Jonathan Coulton, Musician
David Rees, Artisanal Pencil Sharpener and Karaoke Enthusiast

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Judge John Hodgman Episode 106: Trivial Peer Suit

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Steve brings the case to court. He says he's served as the de-facto leader of a trivia team for years now, and wants to make it official. His teammate Claire says that the team thrives under unofficial leadership. Who is right? Who is wrong? Only Judge John Hodgman can decide.

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Judge John Hodgman Episode 105: To the Victor Goes the Spoiled

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Alton Brown

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Natalie brings the case against her husband Hugo. She wants to throw food away when she decides it's spoiled or too old. Hugo hates waste, and is aghast that Natalie throws away moldy but "perfectly usable" items. Who is right? Who is wrong? Only one man can decide.

This week, the Judge is joined by television host, chef, and expert witness Alton Brown. Alton continues to host a number of shows for the Food Network, including Good Eats and Next Iron Chef. He's currently working on a podcast of his own, called The Browncast.

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Judge John Hodgman Episode 104: The Birthday Suit

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Aldo brings the case against his partner Sean. They decided to plan trips for each other's birthdays, but make each destination a surprise. But the secrecy is making Aldo anxious, and now he wants to know where they're going! Should Sean reveal their itinerary, or must Aldo wait for his birthday surprise? Only Judge John Hodgman can decide.

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Judge John Hodgman Episode 103: Gas, Grass, or Justice

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Paul F. Tompkins

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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.

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