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My Legal Pony (RERUN)
This week we are revisiting an episode deep in the archives, fan favorite MY LEGAL PONY! Nancy brings the case against her friend Becky. They are both veterinarians. Nancy lives out in the country, and owns a herd of Shetland ponies. She says the ponies act as ponies do, and are perfectly fine just as they are. Becky says Nancy’s ponies are ill-mannered. Who’s right? Who’s wrong?
Skip The Almonds, Flush The Toilet
It's time to clear the docket! Does one eat or drink soup? Should someone tell their student they look like Judge Hodgman? We rule on these disputes and also cases about toilet etiquette, Facetiming with one's partner over a meal, and hair styles!
Huzzah the Ringer!
Huzzah! Our docket is full of Dungeons & Dragons disputes so we called upon D&D Expert Griffin McElroy (The Adventure Zone) to help us clear it!
Ann-Elizabeth files suit against her wife, Tiffany. Ann-Elizabeth says that she doesn’t cook because she finds it too overwhelming. Tiffany says that because Ann-Elizabeth is such a talented seamstress, it’s surprising that she would have trouble with cooking. To Tiffany, the skills should be transferable. But Ann-Elizabeth says that’s not how it works! Who's right? Who's wrong?
Nathalie brings the case against her sister, Juliana. When they lived together last winter, they came up with a leftovers cooking challenge in order to limit their trips to the grocery store. Juliana thinks that Nathalie is too stingy with what they call “creativity points.” But Nathalie says that the challenge is more fun when it’s harder to get points. Who's right? Who's wrong?
Mulch and Bison
It's time to clear the docket! As we venture out into the world a bit more, how should we be dressing? What makes a men's sandal a "dad sandal?" If one puts sunglasses on the brim of their hat, are they still "wearing" them? Does black go with everything? Should a college graduate's partner wear a tie to the graduation? Judge John Hodgman and Bailiff Jesse Thorn talk all about these fashion and style cases, and more!
A smart premise that comes at you from your blind spot. But for all that, I admire John Hodgman's work because I always feel gently included, if that makes sense. John Hodgman starts where the punchline ends. He's at my fantasy dinner table, next to Brian Wilson.
My favourite podcast
It’s awesome. Have a listen!
Got boring very quickly
Tried to listen a. Few times, got sick of the rambling. John seems to love his own voice, I don’t. Surprised this is rated 5 stars to be honest