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What Else Is There to Do?
Time to clear that docket! Eyedrops in public, watching the Tour de France, mystery dog poop bags, gift card use, communal bookshelves, and much more! Plus an update from our favorite cryptocurrency miners, the C-Team!
Right to a Fair Earring
Ben files suit against his friend and writing partner, Graham. The two of them agreed that if they were not hired on a writing staff by the end of 2020, they would get matching ear piercings. They did end up getting hired on a show, but their start date was at the very beginning of 2021. Graham believes that since they were offered the jobs in 2020, the spirit of the pact has been fulfilled. But Ben disagrees and believes that they need to follow through with the ear piercings! Who’s right? Who’s wrong?
With Summertime Funtime Guest Bailiff Monte Belmonte!
Might As Well Judge (Rerun)
We are taking the week off this week, so we are bringing you a JJHo Classic! Jackson brings the case against his friend, Jesse. They are at odds about the merits of Van Halen bassist Michael Anthony. Jesse insists Michael Anthony is an unsung genius. Jackson disagrees and wants to put this debate to rest. Who’s right? Who’s wrong? With Expert Witness John Darnielle!
Citation For Glittering
Rudy, of RUDY'S PLACE, returns to Judge John Hodgman's court and brings his wife, Mary, with him! Rudy can’t stand glitter. He says that Mary keeps bringing it into the house and would like her to stop. Mary says that Rudy needs to find a better way to cope. Who’s right? Who’s wrong? With Guest Bailiff Jean Grae!
Docket Deep Cuts
We are going back to the beginning of the JJHo inbox to find some DOCKET DEEP CUTS! Cases from 2010! The best fast food burgers, cats looking for milk, free-will arguments, ramen, and much more! Plus the FIRST EVER Judge Wrong Hodgman letter (™ Lela)!
Hot Drink Legend
Clearing the docket! Ordering tea at a beer garden, sending your published book to a literary idol, nicknames, artificial plants, and the return of our new segment RUDY'S PLACE!
Entertaining, humorous, and sweet.
I’ve been listening to this podcast for 7-8 years now and it remains one of my absolute favorites. I only recently purchased an iPhone, which is why it has taken me so long to rate it here. Everyone involved in this show is a delight and make it a must listen. Do yourself a favor and bring some joy into your life by adding JJHo to your subscriptions.
Great in the Beginning
Extremely funny and insightful, especially in the beginning episodes. One of the few podcasts to ever have me laughing out loud. That being said, after episode 100 or so, it starts to turn a bit. The most recent episodes are hard to listen to. Irritatingly preachy. Apparently the host finds the term "my girlfriend" to be extremely offensive. That kind of viewpoint is isolated from how most people outside of elite circles view the world. Especially since the descriptor "you guys" was used a few sentences later. I thought using descriptors for people was demeaning? Oh well.
I’ve been a listener for 8 years. My kids are starting to listen now too!