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Casey files suit against his friend, Sean. They go to baseball games together a lot. Casey says that Sean’s antics at the games cause great stress. One of the more appalling antics, says Casey, is the time Sean brought his own hot dogs into the stadium. Sean says that he is well within his rights to do this. Who's right? Who's wrong?
Shootin' the Bries - Episode 2
We've got something special interrupting your feed today… in 2018, Jordan Morris and John Hodgman recorded an episode of a one-off podcast called Shootin' the Bries for the Max Fun Drive.
The former cheesemongers are reunited for another special episode! They chat with Joe Berkowitz, the author of American Cheese: An Indulgent Odyssey Through the Artisan Cheese World. Jordan and John also talk about cheese flavored products, and how their relationship with cheese has changed since the last time they recorded the podcast.
May it Please Descartes
Drea brings the case against her husband, Morgan. Morgan believes that we are all living in a simulation. And he loves to talk about it. Drea disagrees and does not want to talk about this any longer. Who's right? Who's wrong?
Peter Piper's Prerogative
It’s time to clear the docket! Judge Hodgman and Bailiff Jesse talk about post-pandemic hugging, child-free adults dining at kids' pizza restaurants, central vacuum systems, artificial islands, Philadelphia accents, and much more! Plus the premiere of the song, "Gygax Departed," inspired by recent episode with guest Josh Gondelman, A Donut of One's Own.
This Illustrated Man
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!
A Donut of One's Own
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!
People being nice to each other about low-stakes things
I came to the show for Hodgman’s erudition and absurdist humor, and this show has that. However, what has kept me listening for 10 years is the heart. John and Jesse really care about the people who write in and want the best for them. The jokes are good-natured, and the findings are sometimes silly but always insightful. This show should join the Great British Baking Show and The Repair Shop on your watching and listening list for when you’re sick of everyone being mean.
The Whole Package
This show has got Draculas, Creepy Babies, Pellet Stoves, Extinct Hockey, Scallops, Bats, Cows, Pets, Birthday Cakes, the list is truly endless.
Definitely the best podcast by a Brookline native in Brooklyn promoting Brooklinen.
Obnoxious and Smug
I've liked John Hodgman elsewhere, but here he places his woke, "progressive" politics front and center, and it leads to bad results. If it were funny, it might be excused, but it isn't. He's insufferable, hifalutin, and is a great reason why people vote Republican. Just awful.