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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.

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.
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Los Angeles, CA

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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.

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@hodgman

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English

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


Episodes

What An Age We Live In

12/5/2018
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This week, Judge John Hodgman clears the docket in his chambers with Bailiff Jesse Thorn! They talk about the "good spot" on the couch, the phrase "cash money," cleaning cast iron pans, responsible air conditioning usage, art repurposing, and a follow up letter about kilts!

Duration:00:44:19

Torch Reform

11/28/2018
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Spike brings the case against his wife, Ellie. Spike would like a kitchen blow torch but Ellie thinks it’s too dangerous! Who's right? Who's wrong? Thank you to Mike McDavid for naming this week's case! To suggest a title for a future episode, like Judge John Hodgman on Facebook. We regularly put out a call for submissions.

Duration:00:55:52

Pizza is a Gift

11/21/2018
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Judge John Hodgman and Bailiff Jesse Thorn are in chambers this week so they can clear the docket! They talk about door knocking vs handle jiggling, food storage, family dinner time, eating on public transit, sock folding, and ideal sleeping arrangements!

Duration:00:52:17

Me-maw & Order

11/14/2018
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Julia brings the case against her mother, Donna. Growing up, Julia and her sister called their grandmother, "Mucca." But Donna believes it was originally "Monka" and will still refer to her that way. Julia wants Donna to stop saying Monka, but Donna doesn't think she is wrong to say it. Who's right? Who's wrong? Thank you to Raven Peters for naming this week's case! To suggest a title for a future episode, like Judge John Hodgman on Facebook. We regularly put out a call for submissions.

Duration:00:55:46

Verdict Through the Grapevine

11/7/2018
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Stephanie brings the case against her husband, Ross. There is a grapevine growing on the house and around their balcony. Stephanie believes it’s hazardous and wants to get rid of it. But Ross says that it’s a cool feature and he wants it to stay. Who's right? Who's wrong? You can still buy an "I'm With Claudius" t-shirt, as mentioned in last week's episode! You only have until November 13! Visit the MaxFunStore to get it while you can at MaxFunStore.com! Thank you to Ryan Dailey for...

Duration:00:51:15

Cos-plagiarism

10/31/2018
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Samantha brings the case against her sister Vanessa. They regularly do cosplay and attend steampunk conventions together. Several cons ago, Vanessa came up with the idea to use one of Samantha's dresses for a steampunk version of the Stephen King character Carrie. But, she never made the costume. For this year's Steampunk Halloween convention, Samantha wants to use the dress and go as Steampunk Carrie. But Vanessa says that since it's her idea, she should be able to do it. Thank you to...

Duration:00:51:47

Slunch Buggy No Punch Backs

10/24/2018
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Judge John Hodgman and Bailiff Jesse Thorn are in chambers this week because the docket needs to be cleared! They discuss punching your fellow car passengers, laundry room etiquette, computer mice vs tablets, recycling, coffee house mugs, pebble ice, and much, much more!

Duration:00:50:24

R and Arbitration

10/17/2018
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Jeff brings the case against his girlfriend, Diana. He prefers to travel without a plan, leaving plenty of room for spontaneous adventures. Diana prefers to plan, leaving room for both adventure and relaxation. They're planning their next trip and can't figure out what to do. Who's right? Who's wrong? Thank you to Alanna Talty for naming this week's case! To suggest a title for a future episode, like Judge John Hodgman on Facebook. We regularly put out a call for submissions.

Duration:00:55:44

The JJHo Old Timey Newsreel

10/10/2018
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Judge John Hodgman and Bailiff Jesse Thorn are in chambers this week to clear the docket! They rule on disputes having to do with podcast listening speeds, the definition of "barbeque," whether or not "pretty good" is a compliment, wearing headphones while doing chores, moustaches and more!

Duration:00:44:11

Remodel Behavior

10/3/2018
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Crystal brings the case against her husband Todd. She likes to do projects around their house. But she complains that when she's about halfway through a project, Todd tends to voice strong opinions that start to change the direction. She would like him to let her carry out her original vision, but Todd thinks that this is part of the process. Who's right? Who's wrong? Thank you to Megan Hodgkiss for naming this week's case! To suggest a title for a future episode, like Judge John Hodgman on...

Duration:00:56:06

Requesting an Immediate Ingestion

9/26/2018
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Matthew brings the case against his wife, Angie. In their family, it's the rule that they all remain at the dinner table until everyone is done eating. But, Angie is a notorious slow eater. Matthew says he is constantly entertaining their small children for too long, while she finishes her meal. But, Angie thinks he is exaggerating how bad it is. With Guest Bailiff Jean Grae! Thank you to Carol Sanchez for naming this week's case! To suggest a title for a future episode, like Judge John...

Duration:00:50:37

Classic Friendaround

9/19/2018
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Guest Bailiff Jean Grae returns to the court to help Judge John Hodgman clear the docket! They talk about party hosting responsibilities, dad jokes, pet names, keeping the bathroom door open and Hogwarts house sorting. Plus much, much more!

Duration:00:52:33

Jerky Duty

9/12/2018
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Adara brings the case against her friend, Bobby. They host a radio show together and Bobby likes to do fake celebrity phone calls on air. Adara thinks that while it’s sometimes funny, it’s not always successful. She would like him to limit his fake calls. Who's right? Who's wrong? PLEASE NOTE: This episode makes a brief, glancing reference to the Predator movies. It was recorded weeks before recent news emerged about the problematic personnel decisions that took place in the production of...

Duration:00:57:10

Don't Call the Next Witness

9/5/2018
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Kirya brings the case against her mother, Tanja. Tanja hates talking on the phone. She doesn’t even have a phone anymore. But, Kirya is worried about Tanja’s safety and also wants to be able to call her. Who's right? Who's wrong? Thank you to Jack Mathews for naming this week's case! To suggest a title for a future episode, like Judge John Hodgman on Facebook. We regularly put out a call for submissions.

Duration:00:52:06

Race Closed

8/29/2018
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Keri brings the case against her boyfriend, Jim. Jim plays and streams car racing simulators. He’s developed an audience and has a bit of a following. But, Keri thinks all of this racing is cutting into their quality time. She would like to be able to plan more activities for them to do together, without worrying about his racing schedule. Thank you to Ian MacKechnie for naming this week's case! To suggest a title for a future episode, like Judge John Hodgman on Facebook. We regularly put...

Duration:00:55:30

Jerseyprudence

8/22/2018
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Andrew brings the case against his dad, George. Andrew would like for George to come see him in Queens more often. But George says it’s too much of a trek from where he lives in New Jersey. Thank you to Andrew Scales for naming this week's case! To suggest a title for a future episode, follow Judge John Hodgman on Facebook. We regularly put out a call for submissions there.

Duration:00:51:44

Waffle House Arrest

8/15/2018
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Shenlyn brings the case against her husband, Martin. Shenlyn loves to go out for breakfast with family and friends, but Martin prefers breakfast at home. He thinks that he can cook breakfast at home better and for less money. She wishes he would participate in her breakfast outings. With Guest Bailiff Maeve Higgins! Thank you to Gavin Pouliot for naming this week's case! To suggest a title for a future episode, like Judge John Hodgman on Facebook. We regularly put out a call for submissions.

Duration:01:03:38

Nein Tense of the Law

8/8/2018
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Colleen brings the case against her husband, Kevin. They send their kids to a German language immersion school. Kevin has begun taking German language classes and wants to practice speaking it with the kids at home. But Colleen thinks that his terrible pronunciation will have adverse effects on the kids' learning. With Guest Bailiff Maeve Higgins! Thank you to Rob Waters for suggesting this week's case! To suggest a title for a future episode, like Judge John Hodgman on Facebook. We...

Duration:00:55:07

Swipe Right to Remain Silent

8/1/2018
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Phillip brings the case against his girlfriend, Rachel. The two of them met on a dating app. Rachel wants to tell people they met another way, but Phillip thinks they should just be honest. With Guest Judge Cristela Alonzo! Thank you to Anne Mandola Jones for suggesting this week's case! To suggest a title for a future episode, follow Judge John Hodgman on Facebook. We regularly put out a call for submissions there.

Duration:00:54:28

Statute of Celebrations

7/25/2018
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Rick brings the case against his wife, Sarah. When Sarah’s birthday month rolls around, she likes to plan different celebrations with various groups of people in her life. Rick thinks it’s too many birthday events and would like to set a two-celebration limit. With Summertime Funtime Bailiff Monte Belmonte! Thank you to Jordan Welch & Jennifer Milner for suggesting this week's case! To suggest a title for a future episode, like Judge John Hodgman on Facebook. We regularly put out a call...

Duration:00:51:14