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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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    • Comedy
    • 4.8, 6K 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.

    Birthday Parties to the Dispute

    Birthday Parties to the Dispute

    Ann brings the case against her husband, Kevin. Ann says that Kevin is too judgmental about how she celebrates her birthday. He says that he doesn’t have a problem with birthday celebrations. He just thinks that her side of the family makes too big a deal out of them! Who's right? Who's wrong?

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Vampirical Evidence

    Vampirical Evidence

    Heather refuses to watch the final season of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Bethany says that since they love the show, they should watch the final season to fully appreciate it. Who's right? Who's wrong? With Expert Witness Jane Espenson!

    • 1 hr 9 min
    You Can't Acquit With Us

    You Can't Acquit With Us

    Stephanie files suit against her younger sister Ashley. As kids, they both created clubs with their friends and excluded each other. Stephanie believes that Ashley started her club first, excluding Stephanie and sparking this years' long dispute. Ashley disagrees. Stephanie would now like to be retroactively inducted into Ashley's childhood club. Who's right? Who's wrong? 

    • 1 hr 19 min
    Office Supply Caper

    Office Supply Caper

    It's time to clear the docket! Guest Host David Rees and Judge John Hodgman discuss chocolate choices, book burning, ice cream scooping, bread heels, and pencils.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Trash Can Detective

    Trash Can Detective

    It's time to clear the docket! Guest Bailiff Tre'vell Anderson joins the judge to discuss tickling, flatulence, dog walk conversation, stolen trash cans, loud neighbors, and strange apartment floor plans. Plus a letter from a listener about pies!

    • 1 hr
    Dance Dance Resolution

    Dance Dance Resolution

    C.W. brings the case against his husband, Jeff. C.W. loves to dance and wishes that Jeff would dance with him once in a while. But Jeff doesn’t like dancing at all and refuses to join C.W., even when they are alone at home! Who's right? Who's wrong? With Guest Bailiff Monte Belmonte!

    • 58 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
6K Ratings

6K Ratings

K.O. Jones ,

Still the Best

This was the first podcast I listened to when I discovered the medium several years ago. It remains my favorite. Consistently humorous yet humane, Judge Hodgman treats litigants with respect and care even as he gently mocks their (and his own) eccentricities. Despite its silliness, there are so many life lessons to be drawn from this show, many of which have changed my perspective on parenting and marital issues in particular. Many thanks to Jesse Thorn for providing a nurturing creative environment for shows like this.

Foxglove Forever ,

One of the few podcasts I always listen to

I have been a huge fan of this podcast for a while- I have listened to and enjoyed every episode.

Darabrooke ,

Consistently wonderful

I’ve listened for years. So consistently funny as well as being wise and warm and kind.

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