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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.

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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.

    Live From Atlanta 2019

    Live From Atlanta 2019

    This week's episode was recorded LIVE in Atlanta Georgia at the Variety Playhouse in 2019.
    First up, "Clothing Arguments." Brian files suit against his wife Kelly. When Brian is folding laundry, he places the folded clothes in piles around the house. Kelly likes to knock the piles of laundry over onto the floor. Brian would like this to stop, but Kelly insists that it’s all in good fun.
    Then, the judge and bailiff are joined by special guest Amber Nash, voice of Pam on the hit FX show Archer! Together they'll dispense justice on cases having to do with chocolates in trail mix, favorite colors, and more during Swift Justice.
    Thank you to Jon Combs 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.

    • 1 hr 14 min
    German Engine Hearing

    German Engine Hearing

    Bethany files suit against her husband Jeff. They have an old minivan that will need to be replaced soon. Bethany wants to buy her dream car-- a vintage VW Bus. Jeff believes these vehicles are unsafe and would like to purchase a more practical vehicle. Who’s right? Who’s wrong? 
    Thank you to Justin Gibson 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.

    • 58 min
    Edict of Worms

    Edict of Worms

    This week, Edict of Worms. Evan files suit against his wife Anne. Anne wants to get a vermicompost bin for their apartment. Evan claims the apartment is too small and the compost bin is too messy. He seeks an injunction prohibiting worm bins in the apartment.
    Who’s right? Who’s wrong? Only one can decide!
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    Thank you to Maren Williams 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.
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    • 56 min
    There is No Diner Jail

    There is No Diner Jail

    This week, Judge John Hodgman and Bailiff Jesse Thorn are in chambers to clear the docket. We talk about winter holidays, slack emojis, Trichotillomania, sharing bottomless cups of coffee, cooking with garlic, and more!
    Special thanks to Andrew Ti of Yo, Is This Racist? for sending us some words of wisdom regarding the case about slack emojis.

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    • 50 min
    Live in Durham at the Carolina Theatre 2019

    Live in Durham at the Carolina Theatre 2019

    This week's episode was recorded LIVE in Durham, North Carolina at the Carolina Theatre in November of 2019. The first case is "Son of a Preacher Ban." Then, the judge and bailiff rule on cases having to do with excessive planking routines, singing in goofy manners, and birthday cakes during Swift Justice.
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    • 1 hr 7 min
    Reheat Offender

    Reheat Offender

    This week, Reheat Offender. Brandy files suit against her husband Shaun. Brandy believes leftovers should be consumed in a particular order. Shaun doesn’t always want to eat the leftovers according to Brandy’s schedule.
    Who’s right? Who’s wrong? Only one can decide!
    Thank you to Jon Porobil 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.

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    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

ChristopherBio ,

Funny and Helpful!!

Judge John Hodgman is simultaneously a master class in improvisational comedy and a guidebook for modern human relations. If you are a new listener, do your self a favor and listen to the back catalog (in order from first to last) to 1: hear hours of HILARIOUS audio content and 2: learn the tenants of settled law such as: “People like what they like”, “Be mindful of the work you leave for others” and many others.
The Judge John Hodgman podcast: the foundational document of a better, modern society.

Hal newcome ,

Lots of fun

Lot of fun for kids like me!!

Superbill1979 ,

Gross

Used to be a good show until JJHO became an unironic SJW. He went on a rant that the act of wearing a MAGA hat is actual violence to minorities; he constantly apologizes for being a “white, cis, male,” etc.

I don’t understand how someone so wise, humane, and insightful can 1. Buy into this cultural nihilism and 2. Have so little self awareness how insecure and cringey he comes off.

I still listen to the show sometimes but I’m giving this one star and unsubscribing on principal.

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