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Judge John Hodgman

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John Hodgman's Today in the Past podcast is now The Judge John Hodgman Podcast. Have your pressing issues decided by Famous Minor Television Personality John Hodgman, Certified Judge. If you'd like John Hodgman to solve your pressing issue, simply email it, along with your phone number, to hodgman@maximumfun.org. THAT IS ALL.

John Hodgman's Today in the Past podcast is now The Judge John Hodgman Podcast. Have your pressing issues decided by Famous Minor Television Personality John Hodgman, Certified Judge. If you'd like John Hodgman to solve your pressing issue, simply email it, along with your phone number, to hodgman@maximumfun.org. THAT IS ALL.

Location:

Los Angeles, CA

Description:

John Hodgman's Today in the Past podcast is now The Judge John Hodgman Podcast. Have your pressing issues decided by Famous Minor Television Personality John Hodgman, Certified Judge. If you'd like John Hodgman to solve your pressing issue, simply email it, along with your phone number, to hodgman@maximumfun.org. THAT IS ALL.

Twitter:

@hodgman

Language:

English

Contact:

The Sound of Young America 340 Mount Washington Dr. Los Angeles, CA 90065


Episodes

This Illustrated Man

4/21/2021
It's time to clear the docket! Judge Hodgman and Bailiff Jesse talk about tattoos, chalkboards, dinner time, bad neighbors, jungle cats, and more! Plus a letter from a veterinarian about Madagascar Hissing Cockroaches! LINKS DISCUSSED IN THIS EPISODE: "Danse Russe" by William Carlos WilliamsIt Feels Good to Be Yourself by Theresa Thorn

Duration:01:00:59

A Donut of One's Own

4/14/2021
Bailiff Jesse Thorn is out this week so Guest Bailiff (or new judge?) Josh Gondelman fills in! He and Judge Hodgman talk about shortcuts, donuts, fantasy realms, mad scientists, ice cream, and much more! Huge thanks to Josh for joining us! Make sure to check out his podcast Make My Day wherever you get podcasts. His delightful book of essays Nice Try: Stories of Best Intentions and Mixed Results wherever books are sold!

Duration:01:20:06

What Half Man Wrought

4/7/2021
Judge John Hodgman and Bailiff Jesse Thorn clear the docket! They talk about Jeopardy, a joke from the movie Trading Places, stops on road trips, and a new segment "FRANKENSTEIN OR NO?" Plus Friend of the Court Elliott Kalan (The Flop House) calls in to help judge a case! MaxFunDrive is coming! Do you have a story about what JJHO means to you? We may feature your story in an upcoming episode. If you want to share, email memberstories@maximumfun.org or call (323) 601-8719!

Duration:01:14:38

Litter Crime

3/31/2021
Judge John Hodgman and Bailiff Jesse Thorn are in chambers to clear the docket. They discuss the rules of Rock, Paper, Scissors, Appalachian turns of phrase, and cooking. Plus, we seek a ruling from the Court's Official Automobile Expert Rhea Butcher. And a new segment: Juvenile Court! Links discussed in this episode: The instagram account for Chanell Crichlow (PitchBlak Brass Band), a Friend of the Court and amazing tuba playerThe live episode of JJHo featuring musical guest Jean Grae...

Duration:01:14:18

My Own Avocado Creation

3/24/2021
Judge Hodgman and Bailiff Jesse are clearing the docket! They talk about how to pronounce the word "crayon," smart home assistants, naming a child after the month in which they are born, sleeping in outside clothes, and a letter from a child about making their own avocado toast! Plus a quick round of DRACULA OR NO? and much more! MaxFunDrive is coming! Do you have a story about what JJHO means to you? We may feature your story in an upcoming episode. If you want to share, email...

Duration:01:09:08

Send Podcasts, Lobster Roll

3/17/2021
Judge John Hodgman and Bailiff Jesse Thorn are in chambers to clear that docket! Does a 90s Subaru Impreza look like Christian Slater? Can an adult compel their parent to try guacamole? Plus saying good night, sleeping in separate rooms, a verdict from a beloved podcaster/bassoonist and more! MaxFunDrive is coming! Do you have a story about what JJHO means to you? We may feature your story in an upcoming episode. If you want to share, email memberstories@maximumfun.org or call (323)...

Duration:01:06:39

Logging a Case in A-pellet Court

3/10/2021
Luke files suit against his wife, Alaina. They live in an old, converted schoolhouse in Vermont and heat their home using a wood stove. Luke loves the wood stove, but Alaina would like to replace it with a stove that burns pellets instead. Who’s right? Who’s wrong? Links discussed in this episode: Norwegian Wood: Chopping, Stacking, and Drying Wood the Scandinavian Way by Lars MyttingThe YouTube video from Embers Fireplaces & Outdoor Living about Wood Stoves vs Pellet StovesFREE...

Duration:01:08:58

The Crumble One

3/3/2021
It's our final wintertime rollicking docket clearing episode! Judge Hodgman and Bailiff Jesse bid a farewell for now to Joel Mann the Mole Man, and his studio at WERU in Orland, Maine. They talk about ghosts, pineapple on pizza, valuable trading cards, Phish, and much more! Plus a 90 second episode of JJHo written by a neural network! LINKS DISCUSSED IN THIS EPISODE: George Saunders' new book A Swim in a Pond in the Rain: In Which Four Russians Give a Master Class on Writing, Reading, and...

Duration:01:07:39

The J Squad and Lil Monte

2/24/2021
It's Extra Bailiff Day with Summertime Fun Time Bailiff Monte Belmonte! In the winter! Monte joins Judge Hodgman and Bailiff Jesse in chambers to discuss mini golf, joke origins, winter layering, local TV stations, child names, and the return of the hit segment DRACULA OR NO! LINKS DISCUSSED IN THIS EPISODE: Spicy Pony Head by Kasper HauserDogsledder Blair Braverman's Twitter thread about suiting up for Winter weatherDana Hersey of Channel 38's The Movie LoftKOFY TV 20 San Francisco...

Duration:01:10:03

There's No Southwest in Space

2/17/2021
The docket is full of cases and there is only one justice team to clear it! Judge Hodgman and Bailiff Jesse discuss what counts as dating, duets, grand strategy space simulators, and much more!

Duration:01:00:02

The Maine of Breakfast Cereals

2/10/2021
We are continuing to clear the docket! Disputes about how to pronounce "vegan" and "drawer," when to clear the snow from the sidewalk, scheduling a Roomba, Cheez-Its vs Cheese Nips, and much more! Plus a new Dracula-related segment! As mentioned on the show, here's that video by Carlos Medina, "Are you a Drakula or no??":

Duration:01:01:09

My Wife Likes it With Peaches

2/3/2021
Judge Hodgman's chambers have been too rollicking! This episode, we are committed to less rollicking and more justice! We discuss kids' poop talk, abandoned laundry, half finished fruit, wedge salads, dead ends, and a ruling from Merriam-Webster on how many holes there are in a straw.

Duration:01:06:32

Forensic Mom and Unnamed Creepout Boy

1/27/2021
The rollicking times continue in the Court's Chambers as we clear the docket! The number of holes in a straw, homemade washcloths, Philadelphia sports fandom, Bioshock, and much more! Plus the possible conclusion of the segment CREEPY COOL BABIES and a brand new old timey ragtime tune! If you want to check out our pal Aidan's video response to JJHo Harvester of Souls chat, visit bit.ly/soulharvesternumberone. And make sure to listen to Friend of the Court Mark McConville's podcast MASCOTS!

Duration:01:03:31

Willy and Nilly

1/20/2021
We are clearing the docket this week with Friend of the Court Josh Gondelman! Scraping food scraps, kingmaking, office supply stealing, and much more! Plus more of the segment CREEPY COOL BABIES! Huge thanks to Josh for joining us this week! He's on Twitter @JoshGondelman. His podcast Make My Day is available wherever you listen to podcasts, and make sure to read his book of essays Nice Try: Stories of Best Intentions and Mixed Results!

Duration:01:09:28

You Can't Stop Justice

1/13/2021
It's our 500th episode! Judge Hodgman and Bailiff Jesse discuss skipping TV intros, accidentally finding jewelry, an appeal about distaste for fruit, buy nothing groups on Facebook, and the premiere of a new mashup track called "Nub Court!" Plus we hear from the litigants from our first ever case on Jordan, Jesse, Go! "Is Chili a Soup?" and the brothers from Episode 165: Wake Me Up Before You Go Bro! LINKS DISCUSSED IN THE EPISODE: The Sawbones Book: The Hilarious, Horrifying Road to...

Duration:01:28:18

Maine's Holiday Boy

1/6/2021
Happy New Year! The rollicking times continue as we kick off the year with a docket clearing. Scattergories, dishwashing drain gunk, listening to podcasts during dinner, our proprietary segment Cool Babies, and more!

Duration:01:06:53

A Rollicking Docket

12/30/2020
It's the end of the year and we are clearing the docket! Fruit, fake accents, popcorn popping techniques, eating soup from the can, a clicky keyboard rave track, and a rollicking, good time! LINKS DISCUSSED IN THE EPISODE: Questlove's Popcorn Seasoning Set for Williams SonomaQuestlove on InstagramThe Clicky Keyboard Rave Track by Chase Watkinsinstagram.com/josiemorway

Duration:01:05:39

Taking This Week Off!

12/23/2020
We are taking the week off! If you want to get into the holiday mood with some JUSTICE, we have a huge archive of holiday-related episodes for your enjoyment. Take a listen to one of these and have a great week! We'll be back next week with more justice! Episode 8: TO TREE OR NOT TO TREEEpisode 88: PROBABLE CLAUSEpisode 89: AWAY WITH THE MANGEREpisode 139: THE JUDGE JOHN HODGMAN HOLIDAY SPECIALEpisode 189: IT'S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE CHAMBERSEpisode 214: THE SANTA SUITEpisode 228:...

Duration:00:00:31

Grocery Store Quilts

12/16/2020
There's more on the docket that needs to be cleared! Tucking in blankets whilst bedmaking, ice cream sandwich bread, Game of Thrones series finale thoughts, bagel consumption, and more! Plus toddler questions in a new segment and a farewell to Leafy, the leaf blower outside Jesse's house. Links discussed in the episode: Don’t Tell Ken Burns Quilts Are Quaint -- The New York TimesCable Car Bell Ringing Competition in San FranciscoVideo of Cable Car Bell Ringing contestantsThe Fandom Wiki...

Duration:01:04:48

A Gallon of Scallops

12/9/2020
Judge Hodgman and Bailiff Jesse clear the docket! Pet parents, "cheersing," tonic water, and the answer to the age old question, "Is butt leg?" Plus an off season appearance by Joel Mann, Program and Operations Manager at WERU Community Radio in Orland Maine, and some new drama with our old pandemic pal Leafie! Links discussed in the episode: CHiPSLos Angeles Regional Food BankEmmaus Homeless Shelter in Ellsworth, MaineHOME in Orland, MaineBooks Are MagicLeaf and Annabit.ly/dicktownPut...

Duration:00:57:41