Judge John Hodgman

Judge John Hodgman Episode 279: Blind Justice

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Guests: 
Monte Belmonte
Guests: 
Joel Mann

Judge John Hodgman is in chambers this week with his Summertime Funtime Tribunal! Monte Belmonte and Joel Mann help the judge rule on gum etiquette, condiment sharing, hot chocolate labeling and more! Plus a listener-provided explanation of Cincinnati style chili.

We want to express our huge thanks to Monte Belmonte at WRSI and Joel Mann at WERU for their help this summer! Have a great year, Joel and Monte. We'll see you two next summer!

And thank you to everyone who has joined us at our Live Justice tour of the Northeast United States. To get our last few London Podcast Festival tickets, check the right hand side of this page or go to JudgeHodgman.com/Tour!

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Judge John Hodgman Episode 278: Feast and Desist

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Guests: 
Monte Belmonte

Kandace brings the case against her fiance, Weston. For the last few years, the two of them have hosted their friends for an annual Thanksgiving-themed dinner party. This year, Weston would like for someone else to take charge. But Kandace loves to host and doesn’t want to give up control of the event.

With Summertime Funtime Bailiff Monte Belmonte! 

EVIDENCE

SUBMITTED BY KANDACE:

Thank you to Kimberly Mayhall for suggesting this week's title! 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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Judge John Hodgman Episode 277: Mommy Nearest

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Guests: 
Monte Belmonte

Julie is filing suit against her mother, Amy. Amy has begun attending the same gym and workout class as Julie. Julie, however, wishes for her exercise time to remain her own, free from her mother.

With Summertime Funtime Guest Bailiff Monte Belmonte!

Thank you to Eric Rapp for suggesting this week's title! 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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Judge John Hodgman Episode 276: Hallmark of Justice

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Guests: 
Monte Belmonte

Judy files suit against her husband, Jayson, because he has stopped giving her Mother's Day cards. Jayson argues that she’s not his mother, so he shouldn’t be held responsible. Judy believes he should be setting a good example for their kids and would like to feel appreciated. Who's right? Who's wrong?

With Summertime Funtime Guest Bailiff Monte Belmonte!

EVIDENCE

SUBMITTED BY JUDY:

SUBMITTED BY JAYSON:

Click here for an article on Mother's Day history. As Jayson says, “Not one word of wife, only a child honoring his/her mother. Plus, origins in Greek methodology and roman history similar to Saint Valentine’s Day, which now like Mother’s Day, should not be celebrated by Jews due to its pagan origins.”

Thank you to Warren Savage for suggesting this week's title! 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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Judge John Hodgman Episode 275: Motion to Strike a Pose

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Guests: 
Dave Shumka
Guests: 
Graham Clark

Do you live in Portland (Maine), Boston, Turners Falls, Brooklyn, Philadelphia, Washington DC or London? Do you have a dispute you'd like to try before Judge John Hodgman LIVE? Submit your case at maximumfun.com/jjho! No case too big or too small! If the show in your city is sold out and you don't have a ticket, don't worry. We will make sure you can get in and see the show!

Justin files suit against his fiancee, Sarah. They are recently engaged and Sarah would like to take professionally shot engagement photos. Justin thinks engagement photos are silly and he is opposed to the idea.

With Guest Bailiffs Dave Shumka and Graham Clark of Stop Podcasting Yourself!

Thank you to Paul Ruest at Argot Studios and Joel Mann at WERU Community Radio for engineering this week's episode! Judge Hodgman has been recording most of the summer from WERU Community Radio with huge help from Joel Mann. WERU is a listener supported, non-commercial radio station serving Midcoast, Downeast and Central Maine. The station was recently struck by lightning and is in the process of repairing many radio station elements that were effected. They accept donations here.

Thank you to Maxwell Grant for suggesting this week's title! 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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Judge John Hodgman Episode 274: This is the Sound of a Raffle

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Guests: 
Dave Shumka
Guests: 
Graham Clark

Do you live in Portland (Maine), Boston, Turners Falls, Brooklyn, Philadelphia or London? Do you have a dispute you'd like to try before Judge John Hodgman LIVE? Submit your case at maximumfun.org/jjho! No case too big or too small!

Stephanie files suit against her friend Sewit. They are both members of a Las Vegas community service group that often uses raffles for fundraising. Stephanie thinks members of their group should be prohibited from entering the raffles, but Sewit has no problem with it.

With Guest Bailiffs Dave Shumka and Graham Clark of Stop Podcasting Yourself!

EVIDENCE

SUBMITTED BY STEPHANIE:

“This is a photo of our most recent raffle items. Items included San Diego Comic Con exclusives/swag plus a signed photo of Flash Gordon star Sam Jones. He donated it to us at the Las Vegas convention we were holding the raffle at because he is a total sweetheart.”

Affidavit from Very Awesome Girls member Crystella:
"I believe members should not be able to enter our own raffles because it could cause others who enter to lose trust on our group. We know we are being fair but if someone in our group wins people may feel it's unfair and lose faith in our group."

SUBMITTED BY SEWIT:

Affidavit from Very Awesome Girls member Desiree:
"I'm pro members entering our own raffles because our raffles are always intended to help a needy cause in our community. Why not get as much help as you can get?

I understand that it may look bad for one of our own members to win the raffle, but I've been told the alternative is to enter in someone else's name. Isn't being deceitful to our supporters worse?

Also, then if I do win the raffle, I have to make sure none of the prizes are ever showing in the pics I post on social media, I can't live with this paranoia!"

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To donate to any of the causes mentioned in this episode, here's the information:

Street Teens
Street Teens is a volunteer based, non-profit organization dedicated to assisting homeless, abandoned, and at risk youth, ages 12-21, in the Las Vegas Valley. Our primary goal is to meet the survival needs of our youth by providing basic necessities in a safe, compassionate environment. The Very Awesome Girls are currently collecting school supplies for their next meeting for Street Teens.

Palomacy (Pigeon Rescue)
Palomacy (a project of Community Initiatives) is a network of volunteers working together to save the lives of domestic, unreleasable pigeons and doves that would otherwise be killed in shelters for lack of adopters. Palomacy is Bay Area based but the founder, Elizabeth Young, is helping with the new Vegas based pigeon rescue, which is still applying for non-profit status. So donations go through Palomacy.

WERU Community Radio
Judge Hodgman has been recording most of the summer from WERU Community Radio with huge help from Joel Mann. WERU is a listener supported, non-commercial radio station serving Midcoast, Downeast and Central Maine. The station was recently struck by lightning and is in the process of repairing many radio station elements that were effected.

Thank you to Ian Brodie for suggesting this week's title! 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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Judge John Hodgman Episode 273: Big Chomp

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Judge John Hodgman and Bailiff Jesse Thorn clear the docket on this week's episode. They rule on dish washing, unusual names, a roommate parking dispute and more!

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Judge John Hodgman Episode 272: On Advice of Console

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Guests: 
Monte Belmonte

On Judge John Hodgman this week, Tarah brings her husband, Jason, to court over their disagreement about video game consoles. Tarah would like to buy a console for their two kids, but Jason is strongly opposed. Who's right? Who's wrong?

With Summertime Funtime Guest Bailiff Monte Belmonte!

Thank you to Sebastián Luis Chávez for suggesting this week's title! 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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Judge John Hodgman Episode 271: Divan Judgment

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Guests: 
Monte Belmonte

Glenys files suit against her husband, Jim. Glenys would like to buy a couch for their living room but Jim thinks couches are too uncomfortable. He thinks a daybed is a better solution for living room seating.

With Summertime Funtime Guest Bailiff Monte Belmonte!

EVIDENCE

Here is a photo of Glenys and Jim's current bed-bed:

Thank you to Danny Lewin for suggesting this week's title! 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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Judge John Hodgman Episode 270: The Night to Remain Silent

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Ian files suit against his girlfriend, N’Jameh, over her habit of memorizing her lines at bedtime. N'Jameh has found in her acting experience, memorizing her lines as she falls asleep is the best way for her to remember. Ian, however, finds it too hard to sleep when she does this and wishes for the bedroom to be a work-free zone. Who's right? Who's wrong?

EVIDENCE

SUBMITTED BY IAN

Click here to check out the blueprint of Ian and N'Jameh's apartment in New York City!

SUBMITTED BY N'JAMEH

Click here to check out N'Jameh's website!

Thank you to Stephen Lipenta for suggesting this week's title! 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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