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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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    • 4.8 • 6.9K Ratings

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.

    Skip The Almonds, Flush The Toilet

    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!

    • 59 min
    Huzzah the Ringer!

    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!

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Pleat Bargain

    Pleat Bargain

    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?

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Sue Chef

    Sue Chef

    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?

    • 1 hr
    Mulch and Bison

    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!

    • 59 min
    The Duality of Jean

    The Duality of Jean

    Guest Bailiff Jean Grae returns to The Court to clear the docket! Spring is here. We've got (spring) cleaning disputes, cases about flowers, and seasonal allergy related sneezing!

    • 1 hr 1 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
6.9K Ratings

6.9K Ratings

Dougefresh55 ,

The Best

Do not understand people that complain about a free podcast because they claim one of the hosts (and Jesse most certainly is a host) is “ruining” the show. There would not be a show without him! He runs this entire podcast network! If you only like Hodgman just go watch his Daily Show clips on YouTube. Ridiculous.

NoneOYouBiz ,

Great Show

When I need a break from the news to dwell in intelligent silliness, I listen to this show. I have even laughed out loud, which I almost never do. Also, John and Jesse’s admiration for each other is endearing.

hentaimaster7000 ,

It’s my favorite podcast

There is literally nothing I can say besides this <— that was figurative language. I’m 14 now and I know John and Jesse have had people even under teens happily listening to the podcast but simply put I don’t see why people of all ages shouldn’t listen, Then again this is coming from the guy who spends most of his time watching “geeky” movies and has every Nintendo console every released.

I know a lot of this was a joke but I just need to say please at least try out this podcast because it never doesn’t entertain me and lift my mood

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