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Judge John Hodgman Episode 203: Habeas Spiritus

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Guests: 
Carrie Poppy

Rachael brings the case against her boyfriend Anton. Rachael believes that psychics with real spiritual gifts do exist, and wants Anton to visit one with her. Anton is "an unshakeable realist" and says all psychics are faking it, and are just in it for the cash.

Should Anton give psychics a chance? Only one man can decide (with the assistance of expert witness Carrie PoppyTfor!)

This week's episode title suggested by Aurora Hannigan! Thank you!

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Judge John Hodgman Episode 202: Impersona Non Grata

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Guests: 
Jon Ronson

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Dana brings the case against his friend Brendan. Several years ago, Brendan started a Hulk parody twitter account, and he used Dana's real name in the Twitter handle. Brendan says the account is funny; Dana says it's bordering on impersonation. Who's right? Who's wrong?

Thanks to Vernon Maher, who named this week's episode! And thanks to our expert witness Jon Ronson, author of the upcoming book So You've Been Publicly Shamed!

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Judge John Hodgman Episode 201: Sweet Relish

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Judge Hodgman and Bailiff Jesse clear out the docket with gusto, answering questions about pickle relish, Pee-wee, apartment tours, and the difference between Jim Varney and Verne Troyer.

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Judge John Hodgman Episode 200: Bigfoot II

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Judge Hodgman and Bailiff Jesse tackle the reuse of ziptop bags, sleeping in jeans, Luddites, and creative work in today's docket clearing. Plus, Judge Hodgman admits to some monstrous behavior.

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Judge John Hodgman Episode 199: Legalhosen

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Guests: 
Monte Belmonte

Leesa brings the case against her husband Matt. Matt has accumulated a large collection of socks. He began with solid colors, and has now expanded to fancier patterned socks. Leesa says the collection has gotten out of hand, and wants Matt to cull the herd. Matt says the socks are useful and aesthetically pleasing, and wants to continue to acquire socks at his present rate.Who's right? Who's wrong? Only one man can decide.

Thanks to Monte Belmonte for returning as guest bailiff this week, and to WRSI 93.9 The River for hosting this week's Western Mass-based JJHO.

Monte will be camping out on the Old Courthouse Lawn in Northampton, MA next week, March 4th and 5th, to raise $50,000 for The Cancer Connection. Pitch in starting March 4th and help him meet that goal before he freezes while camping out in his tent! Find a link to donate here.

And thanks to Alberto Zuniga for this week's case name!

The double-ended unicycle shirt is available for only one more day! Get yours now!

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Judge John Hodgman Episode 198: Spit Decision, Live from SF Sketchfest

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Guests: 
John Vanderslice
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A-1
Guests: 
Mary Roach

This week, our live show from SF Sketchfest, including "Justice in Thirty Minutes or Less", "Spit Decision" and music from John Vanderslice and A-1.

Many thanks to:
John Vanderslice, with Jason Slota and Jacob Winik!
A-1!
Mary Roach!

And thanks to The Handsome Family for allowing us to release this special cover of their song "So Much Wine". You can find them online at The Handsome Family, and buy the original song here.

Thank you to Mike Newman for this week's case name!

And be sure to get your Hodgman Dubbel unicycle t-shirt here. Available only until 2/26/15.

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Judge John Hodgman Episode 197: The Hodgman Dubbel

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Judge Hodgman weighs in on loud popcorn eating, anniversaries, fedoras, and selects the best drawings of his proposed Double-Ended Unicycle.

Get a limited-edition double-ended unicycle t-shirt in the MaxFunStore, as illustrated by artist Gregory Mackay! Sales end Thursday, February 26th!

Thanks to Josh Beck for this week's episode title (and his amazing unicycle design).

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Judge John Hodgman Episode 196: Mi Casa Es Shoeless Casa

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Julia brings the case against her husband Sean. Sean likes to keep the house neat and clean. He insists that all guests remove their shoes before entering the house. Julia says the guest's comfort is paramount, and that they shouldn't have to take off their shoes if they don't want to. Who's right? Who's wrong?

Thanks to Kiesha Jenkins-Duffy for this week's case name!

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Judge John Hodgman Episode 195: The Grandfather Claws

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Josh brings the case against his partner Melanie. They recently moved in together and share a house with Josh's aging cat. Josh says the cat is like family to him, and should be afforded certain privileges and comforts. Melanie insists that the cat is not a family member, and that Josh's coddling has to stop. Who's right? Who's wrong? Only one man can decide.

Thanks to Tessa Klettl-Keller for this week's case name!

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Judge John Hodgman Episode 194: Do You Want to Hoard Some Snowglobes?

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Guests: 
Robert Lopez
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Kristen Anderson-Lopez

Sean files suit against his husband Jamie. They recently bought a home and differ on issues of decor. Jamie wants to have a themed room entirely dedicated to one of his favorite movies, Frozen. Sean says the Frozen obsession has gone too far. Who's right? Who's wrong? Only one man can decide!

This week, with guestpert witnesses Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez, the composers of -- you guessed it -- Frozen! Special thanks to both of them for serving this week.

Thanks to Avidan Ackerson for our case name this week! Like us on Facebook so you can suggest a name for a future episode!

San Francisco Bay Area: See Judge John Hodgman Live! Judge Hodgman will return to mete out justice as part of SF Sketchfest on Friday, February 6th at Marines Memorial Theater.

More information about the show and Sketchfest available here.

The show is sold out, but we're still seeking case submissions! You do not need to have purchased a ticket to submit a case to be heard that evening. If you and another party
- reside in the SF Bay area, or will be able to attend the show on February 6
- have a legitimate beef, large or small

... write us with the details! Send it directly to hodgman@maximumfun.org or submit via our webform here.

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