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Judge John Hodgman Episode 341: Ayn Rand Out!

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Judge John Hodgman and Bailiff Jesse Thorn are in chambers this week to clear the docket. They rule on cases regarding sides of the bed, TSA Precheck, Star Wars viewing habits and more! Plus a visit from the ghost of a certain Objectivist author and a follow up letter from Philippa of the case "Turing Testimony" about Tinothy!

We were delighted to hear an update from Philippa of Episode 336: Turing Testimony. Here's the photo of her Tinothy-style texts from Sharmain:

Tickets are still on sale for Judge John Hodgman at San Francisco Sketchfest! LIVE Bay Area justice will be dispensed on Thursday January 11, 2018 at the Castro Theatre. More info can be found on the right side of this page or at SFsketchfest.com

Judge Hodgman's newest book Vacationland is available NOW wherever you get your books and will make a wonderful gift for any holiday you celebrate! You can find more information about it at bit.ly/painfulbeaches.

Speaking of holiday gifts, visit PutThisOnShop.com to check out the new wares Bailiff Jesse Thorn has up for sale! Don't forget to use the code VINTAGEJUSTICE for free shipping on most items.

If you're in the Los Angeles area and want to shop Put This On in person, you're in luck! There will be an in-person sale on Sunday, December 10 from 11am-6pm at MaxFun HQ at MacArthur Park. Visit PutThisOn.com for more information.
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Judge John Hodgman Episode 340: Grouse Negligence

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Tickets are on sale NOW for Judge John Hodgman at San Francisco Sketchfest! LIVE Bay Area justice will be dispensed on Thursday January 11, 2018 at the Castro Theatre. More info can be found on the right side of this page or at SFsketchfest.com!

If you will be in the Bay Area on January 11 and have a dispute for the show, submit it at MaximumFun.org/JJHo!

Kasey brings the case against her husband, Josh. Josh is an avid hunter and would like to go as much as he can during the season. But Kasey wants him to be more available during this time to help with her business. Who's right? Who's wrong?

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Friend of the Court Chuck Byrant has a new podcast! Make sure to listen to the Movie Crush Podcast to hear greats like Tig Notaro, Jon Ronson, Janet Varney and JUDGE HODGMAN HIMSELF discussing their favorite movies! Visit MovieCrush.show or find it wherever you download podcasts.

Judge Hodgman's newest book Vacationland is available NOW wherever you get your books and will make a wonderful gift for any holiday you celebrate! You can find more information about it at bit.ly/painfulbeaches.

Speaking of holiday gifts, visit PutThisOnShop.com to check out the new wares Bailiff Jesse Thorn has up for sale! Don't forget to use the code VINTAGEJUSTICE for free shipping on most items.

If you're in the Los Angeles area and want to shop Put This On in person, you're in luck! There will be an in-person sale on Sunday, December 10 from 11am-6pm at MaxFun HQ at MacArthur Park. Visit PutThisOn.com for more information.

Thank you to Ryan Stratton for suggesting this week's title! To suggest a title for a future episode, like Judge John Hodgman on Facebook. We regularly put out a call for submissions.

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Judge John Hodgman Episode 339: Marco? Justice!

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KLAXON! KLAXON! Ticket's are on sale NOW for Judge John Hodgman at San Francisco Sketchfest! Watch Bay Area justice dispensed on Thursday January 11, 2018 at the Castro Theatre. More info can be found on the right side of this page or at SFsketchfest.com!

If you will be in the Bay Area on January 11 and have a dispute for the show, submit it at MaximumFun.org/JJHo! That is all.

Nate brings the case against his wife, Pam. They have just bought their first house and Pam wants to have a swimming pool installed. Nate says pools are too expensive and time consuming to maintain.

EVIDENCE

Submitted by Nate:

Dangerousness of pools:
Steven Levitt (Freakonomics guy): "Thus, on average, if you both own a gun and have a swimming pool in the backyard, the swimming pool is about 100 times more likely to kill a child than the gun is."
scienceblogs.com/deltoid/2001/07/27/levittpoolsvsguns

Financial impact:
"According to Houselogic.com, the National Association of Realtors' online magazine for homeowners, the average cost to install, equip, and fill a 600-square-foot concrete pool starts at $30,000."
"You’ll spend about $600 during the swimming season on chemicals if you maintain your pool yourself. If you live in a climate where you’ll use the pool year-round, budget $15–25 a week for DIY maintenance."
www.daveramsey.com/blog/pool-increase-decrease-home-value

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Judge Hodgman's newest book Vacationland is available NOW wherever you get your books and will make a wonderful gift for any holiday you celebrate! You can find more information about it at bit.ly/painfulbeaches.

Speaking of holiday gifts, visit PutThisOnShop.com to check out the new wares Bailiff Jesse Thorn has up for sale, including the brand new "Gifts for Her" section! Don't forget to use the code VINTAGEJUSTICE for free shipping on most items.

If you're in the Los Angeles area and want to shop Put This On in person, you're in luck! There will be an in-person sale on Sunday, December 10 from 11am-6pm at MaxFun HQ at MacArthur Park. Visit PutThisOn.com for more information.

Thank you to Sandra Macke for suggesting this week's title! To suggest a title for a future episode, like Judge John Hodgman on Facebook. We regularly put out a call for submissions.

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Judge John Hodgman LIVE at San Francisco Sketchfest!

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Date: 
01/11/2018 - 20:00 - 21:30
City: 
San Francisco, CA
Venue Name: 
Castro Theatre

Judge John Hodgman LIVE at San Francisco Sketchfest!
Thursday January 11, 2018 at 8:00pm

Castro Theatre
429 Castro Street
San Francisco, CA 94114

CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS!

Judge John Hodgman and Bailiff Jesse Thorn are riding the circuit to bring Live Justice to a stage near you.

Direct from Judge John Hodgman Podcast (named Fifteenth in Rolling Stone’s top 20 comedy podcasts!), Judge Hodgman and Bailiff Thorn are bringing their mix of non-swearing comedy, pop culture obsession, and sheer, unadulterated fake legal wisdom to the stage.

Along with surprises, special guests, and live justice lightning rounds, each show will feature a number of live hearings between people in your town. Judge Hodgman will listen to both sides and then tell them who is right and who is wrong.

Previous disputes have included:
-is a hot dog a sandwich?
-when is it may someone else’s Chinese food be legally considered abandoned property?
-is it OK to rifle through the trash for prize coupons in a Canadian pizza parlor?
-will you order my mom to buy me a motorcycle and a vape pen?

If you have a long-simmering fight with a friend or loved one that you’d finally like resolved, submit your case to maximumfun.org/jjho and specify that you wish to be heard live on stage and tell us where you live.

Or, just shut your pie hole and come and enjoy the show!

For more info on San Francisco Sketchfest click here.

Judge John Hodgman Episode 338: Phantom Stereo Repair Shop

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Judge John Hodgman and Bailiff Jesse Thorn are back in chambers this week to clear the docket. They talk about vacuum repairs, scrambled eggs, going away parties and more! Plus a spooooooky listener letter about the devil.

Judge Hodgman's newest book Vacationland is available NOW wherever you get your books! You can find more information about it at bit.ly/painfulbeaches. If you're in Austin, make sure to see Judge Hodgman perform Vacationland LIVE on November 18! Tickets and more info is available at bit.ly/maineinaustin!

Visit PutThisOnShop.com to check out the new wares Bailiff Jesse Thorn has up for sale, including the brand new "Awards & Prizes" section! Don't forget to use the code VINTAGEJUSTICE for free shipping on most items.

Music in this episode:
"This House" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

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Judge John Hodgman Episode 337: Live from the London Podcast Festival 2017, Part 2

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Guests: 
Barbarossa

"Scarflaw" and Swift Justice, live from the London Podcast Festival! Plus, music from Barbarossa!

Huge thanks to Barbarossa for joining us in London! His latest single is called, "Griptide" and it's out on Memphis Industries now. Look out for a new album coming in 2018! Visit BarbarossaMusic.com for music, tour dates and more information.

EVIDENCE

Here is a photo of Woody wearing Matt's scarf:

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Judge Hodgman's newest book Vacationland is available NOW wherever you get your books! You can find more information about it at bit.ly/painfulbeaches. If you're in Austin, make sure to see Judge Hodgman perform Vacationland LIVE on November 18! Tickets and more info is available at bit.ly/maineinaustin!

Visit PutThisOnShop.com to check out the new wares Bailiff Jesse Thorn has up for sale, including the brand new "Awards & Prizes" section! Don't forget to use the code VINTAGEJUSTICE for free shipping on most items.

Thank you to Mike Brady, Aaron Campbell & Hilary Lozar for suggesting this week's title! To suggest a title for a future episode, like Judge John Hodgman on Facebook. We regularly put out a call for submissions.

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Judge John Hodgman Special Bonus Episode: Jesse Thorn Interviews John Hodgman

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Judge John Hodgman sat down with Bailiff Jesse Thorn for NPR's Bullseye with Jesse Thorn to discuss his newest book Vacationland: True Stories from Painful Beaches. The interview won't air for another few days but we are delighted to share an extended version with our JJHo listeners now. We hope you enjoy it!

You can catch Bullseye With Jesse Thorn every week right here at Maximum Fun, or wherever you download podcasts. Vacationland is available in stores now. Visit bit.ly/painfulbeaches for more information.

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Judge John Hodgman Episode 336: Turing Testimony

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Sharmain brings the case against her friend Philippa. She says that Philippa has been spending too much time texting on an app with an Artificial Intelligent friend. But, Philippa doesn’t think it’s such a big deal.

EVIDENCE

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Here is the video from this episode's Obscure Cultural Reference:

Judge Hodgman's newest book Vacationland is available NOW wherever you get your books! You can find more Information about it at bit.ly/painfulbeaches. To find out if he is coming to your city on his book tour, visit JohnHodgman.com/tour. You can also read more of the Judge's verdicts regularly in his Judge John Hodgman column in the New York Times Magazine.

Visit PutThisOnShop.com to check out the new wares Bailiff Jesse Thorn has up for sale, including the brand new "Awards & Prizes" section! Don't forget to use the code VINTAGEJUSTICE for free shipping on most items.

Make sure to check out one of MaxFun's brand new shows, Heat Rocks! Available on MaximumFun.org or wherever you download podcasts.

Thank you to HW Peterson, Rob Waters & Patrick Reilly for suggesting this week's title! To suggest a title for a future episode, like Judge John Hodgman on Facebook. We regularly put out a call for submissions.

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Judge John Hodgman Episode 335: Public Befriender

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Heather brings the case against her husband, Larry. Heather says that when they are out running errands, Larry spends too much time chatting with whomever he makes eye contact. Larry wants Heather to embrace people in her community more freely.

Judge Hodgman's newest book Vacationland is available NOW wherever you get your books! You can find more information about it at bit.ly/painfulbeaches. To find out if he is coming to your city on his book tour, visit JohnHodgman.com/tour. You can also read more of the Judge's verdicts regularly in his Judge John Hodgman column in the New York Times Magazine.

Visit PutThisOnShop.com to check out the new wares Bailiff Jesse Thorn has up for sale, including the brand new "Awards & Prizes" section! Don't forget to use the code VINTAGEJUSTICE for free shipping on most items.

Thank you to Tim Mallos for suggesting this week's title! To suggest a title for a future episode, like Judge John Hodgman on Facebook. We regularly put out a call for submissions.

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Judge John Hodgman Episode 334: Pro Patink All the Way

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Judge John Hodgman and Bailiff Jesse Thorn are back in chambers to clear the docket! They discuss cases about word pronunciation, sharing the road, style choices and more! Plus letters about pets and world capitals!

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Judge Hodgman's newest book Vacationland is almost out! You can find more information about it at bit.ly/painfulbeaches. To find out if he is coming to your city on his book tour, visit JohnHodgman.com/tour. You can also read more of the Judge's verdicts regularly in his Judge John Hodgman column in the New York Times Magazine.

You can listen to Bailiff Jesse Thorn's show, Jordan Jesse, Go! right here at MaximumFun.org, or wherever you download podcasts.

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