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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 • 6.5K 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.

    Shootin' the Bries - Episode 2

    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. 

    • 1 hr 12 min
    May it Please Descartes

    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?

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Peter Piper's Prerogative

    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.

    • 1 hr 11 min
    This Illustrated Man

    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!

    • 1 hr 1 min
    A Donut of One's Own

    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!

    • 1 hr 20 min
    What Half Man Wrought

    What Half Man Wrought

    Judge John Hodgman and Bailiff Jesse Thorn clear the docket! They talk about Jeopardy, a joke from the movie Trading Places, stops on road trips, and a new segment "FRANKENSTEIN OR NO?" Plus Friend of the Court Elliott Kalan (The Flop House) calls in to help judge a case!

    • 1 hr 14 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
6.5K Ratings

6.5K Ratings

Jonathan arbogast ,

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.

Skeptical Lib ,

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.

spacechem ,

Excellent

Might be interesting to go back to earlier episodes to see how much time was spent promoting their shows and endlessly plugging sponsors verus actually hearing cases, but I've wasted enough of my life with this bunch. They had me, but now they've lost me.

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