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Judge John Hodgman Episode 147: A Trial of Two Cities

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Christine brings the case against her cousin Lara. Christine lives in Philadelphia, Lara lives in Raleigh. Christine says the two cities aren't comparable, and Philadelphia is clearly the superior city. Lara disagrees. Who's right? Who's wrong?

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SPECIAL THANKS go to our special guest and expert witness, Jon Wurster! Follow him on Twitter, or check out his work with Superchunk, The Mountain Goats, Bob Mould or the late, great, Best Show on WFMU.

Thanks to Keith VanderWal 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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Stop Podcasting Yourself 308 - Josh Stubbs

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Guests: 
Josh Stubbs

Josh Stubbs returns to talk Jay Leno, car troubles, and Graham joins Tinder and wonders whether he's a bear.

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Jordan, Jesse, Go! Episode 312: Sex Bike with Aisha Tyler

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Guests: 
Aisha Tyler

Comedian and host Aisha Tyler joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of Shia LeBouf's penis, Jesse's crack rock experience, and burning man. Plus, Aisha and Jordan give Jesse advice on what to say to high school students at his alma mater.

My Brother, My Brother and Me 187: Yu-Gi-Oh Barber Shop

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This week, the brothers welcome their very first guestspert to the program: Cameron Esposito, who increases the show's normal amount of Macklemore-based discussion by roughly 900 percent.

Suggested talking points: Cool Runnings 2: The Bone Slide, Noodlecrying, Teen Gifts, 1/4 Centaur, Face Off 2, Apologist Protest Songs, Big Loafer

One Bad Mother Episode 43: Sleep Training, with guest Jodi Mindell

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Show: 
One Bad Mother
Guests: 
Jodi Mindell

Biz and Theresa navigate the judgey minefield of sleep training and barely escape with our lives, plus Theresa goes to a Mommy-and-Me movie and Biz lets Katherine Belle watch a movie NOT made for 4-year-olds. And, we get professional help from pediatric sleep expert Jodi Mindell!

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Sleeping Through the Night: How Infants, Toddlers, and Their Parents Can Get a Good Night's Sleep, by Jodi Mindell
Johnson's Baby Bedtime App
Jodi Mindell on Baby Center

Show Music
Opening theme: Summon the Rawk, Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Ones and Zeros, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)
Mom Song, Adira Amran, Hot Jams For Teens (www.adiraamram.com, available on iTunes)
Telephone, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)
Closing music: Mama Blues, Cornbread Ted and the Butterbeans (www.cornbreadted.com and available on iTunes)

Throwing Shade #122- SuperBowl XLVIII, Bob Dylan, Liquor Stores, Steroids, Brooklyn Decker

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They did it! The team won!! Erin celebrates the big win by tearing into Bob Dylan, and Bryan celebrates by hooking up with a stranger. The two dive Dickens deep into steriod use by young LGBT teens and Brooklyn Deckers' tips for ladies who don't understand how to do the Superbowl watching.
WARNING: This episode might not be suitable for fish. 
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Judge John Hodgman Episode 146: Command Quit

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John files suit against his son Quin, a video game enthusiast.

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Bullseye with Jesse Thorn: The Creators of Trophy Wife and Chris Onstad

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Show: 
Bullseye
Guests: 
Emily Halpern
Guests: 
Sarah Haskins
Guests: 
Chris Onstad
Guests: 
Mark Frauenfelder

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The Co-Creators of "Trophy Wife" Explain: It's Not What You Expect

It would be reasonable to assume that the ABC sitcom Trophy Wife is about a rich older man and his ditzy, beautiful young wife. It might be kind of insulting, or it might be drawn in shades of reality TV. But though the show does feature Bradley Whitford as an older man (twice divorced, with three kids) and a younger wife played by Malin Akerman, the title is pretty tongue in cheek. Trophy Wife isn't about jealous ex-wives, a vacuous new wife, and a slimy older dude. It's about a complex family situation and the people within it.

The show's creators, Emily Halpern and Sarah Haskins, envisioned the show from the trophy wife's point of view. What is it like to join to a family that existed well before you came along? If you're one of several authority figures and parents, what's your role?

Halpen and Haskins had special insight into that situation. As Haskins says, "I started dating and eventually married my next door neighbor...who is a gentleman 20 years my senior who has been married actually 3 times, but we didn’t think America could handle that."

The show features a great ensemble cast. The spouses are played by Whitford, Akerman, Marcia Gay Harden and Michaela Watkins, and the family's children are played by Albert Tsai, Warren Lee and Bailee Madison.

We'll talk to creators and showrunners Sarah Haskins and Emily Halpern about the blended family that inspired the show, writing real characters for children and their ensemble comedy predecessors.

Trophy Wife airs Tuesday nights at 9:30 on ABC.

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Boing Boing's Mark Frauenfelder Recommends: Robinson Crusoe on Mars, and Fun with Circuits

BoingBoing’s Mark Frauenfelder stops by to give a glimpse of the future.

He suggests checking out a new novel out this month called The Martian by Andy Weir. It's a tale about an astronaut who gets stranded on Mars, and his struggle to stay alive with few supplies, his wits, and ingenuity.

And if you've ever thought about circuit building at the grocery store, he suggests learning a new skill with a game for iOS called Mho's Resistance.

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Comedy: Morgan Murphy Explains What to Do Before a Facelift

Even if you're scared to death of plastic surgery, maybe you've considered, even for a split second, getting a little work done. It could just be your little secret! No one would have to know!

But you really should tell someone if you're going to go under the knife. Morgan Murphy will explain. She joined us last year at MaxFunCon 2013 for our comedy showcase in the woods of Lake Arrowhead.

Morgan Murphy's new special is Irish Goodbye. You can find it on Netflix, iTunes or Amazon. She'll be joining us at this year's Atlantic Ocean Comedy and Music Festival. Stay tuned for more details.

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Chris Onstad and "Achewood", a World of Anthropomorphic Stuffed Animals

Chris Onstad is behind one of the most popular and critically acclaimed online comic strips. It's called Achewood, and it's set in a fictional town populated by anthropomorphic stuffed animals and pets. The strip is surreal and funny, and it involves many different characters with detailed backstories but the two most prominent are "Ray Smuckles", a very successful and fortunate cat, and his childhood best friend "Roast Beef". Chris Onstad stopped making the strip for awhile in 2011. But the hiatus is over now and he’s back making new comics. We're revisiting our conversation with Onstad from 2009.

Onstad tells us about how he collected the many moments that would become Achewood strips, struggling to write something funny every day, and discovering the joys of self-publishing online.

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The Outshot: Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Jesse tells us about a TV show in its first season that's already running at full-speed: Fox's ensemble comedy, Brooklyn Nine-Nine.

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Stop Podcasting Yourself 307 - Nicole Passmore

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Nicole Passmore

Nicole Passmore returns to talk raves, Swedish candy, and town bullies. Plus Drunk Dials!

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Jordan, Jesse, Go! Episode 311: Orca Powers with Nick Adams

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Nick Adams

Nick "Repeat" Adams joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of Disneyland, Jesse's new tree, and they take some sultry momentous occasions.

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