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Judge John Hodgman Episode 219: Axed and Answered

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Guests: 
Monte Belmonte

Jen brings the case against her boyfriend Adrian. Adrian has his heart set on buying and displaying an "artisanal axe" in their home. He says it would be a beautiful and practical item to own. Jen says it breaks her rule against having weapons in the home, and opens them up to other beautiful but dangerous items -- what's next, decorative swords??

Who's right? Who's wrong? Only one man can decide.

Danny Lewin named this week's case via the Judge John Hodgman Facebook page. Thanks, Danny!

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EVIDENCE

Submitted by Adrian

Exhibit A: "This is my dream axe."

Exhibit B: A photo of their living space, including the mantel where the axe would likely be placed.

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Judge John Hodgman Episode 218: Troll-o Contendere

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Charlie brings the case against her boyfriend Brandon. Brandon says that if a friend posts an opinion or thought on social media, he's entitled to respond with his own thoughts. Charlie says this "calling out" has gone too far.

Who's right? Who's wrong? Only one man can decide.

Charles Pierson named this week's case via the Judge John Hodgman Facebook page. Thanks, Charles!

If you want to be part of a nicer place on the internet, like Judge John Hodgman on Facebook or follow us on Twitter @Hodgman, Bailiff Jesse @JesseThorn.

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EVIDENCE

Submitted by Charlie

Facebook exchange #1

Facebook exchange #2

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Judge John Hodgman Episode 217: Battle of the Podcast Stars

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That's my verdict, that's my ruling! Judge John Hodgman rules on dressing cats in shirts, obnoxious behavior at Mexican restaurants, and more.

Judge Hodgman is setting up camp in the internetless hills for the summer, so we won't be releasing a new episode next week. But we'll return on Wednesday the 17th with all new episodes featuring Bailiff Jesse and Summer Bailiff Monte Belmonte!

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Judge John Hodgman Episode 216: An Alchemic Clark Bar of Delight

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Judge Hodgman tells us what's wrong and what's right! Is ice cream actually "candy"? Should you go to your mom's 60th birthday party? Is it ok to leave used snot rags lying around?

And an update about the Brocavore Brothers! You can read about them eating Duck Dynasty brand beef jerky here, sent to them by one of our listeners.

If you missed this whole thing and don't understand who the Brocavore brothers are, click here for the episode or here for our last update.

You can help them complete Judge John Hodgman's court-mandated dalliances.
If you wish to send Moxie or Cheez Waffies to brothers Edmund and Garth, please ship to:

Cairncrest Farm
156 Talbot Rd
West Winfield, NY 13491

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Judge John Hodgman Episode 215: Great Balls of Ire

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Aron brings the case against his wife Molly. They recently moved into a new home, located next door to a public park. The kids playing in the park continually kick or throw balls over the fence, and the couple's yard is strewn with the balls. Aron and Molly can't agree on how best to return the balls and appease the kids. Who's right? Who's wrong?

Harish Krishnamoorthi named this week's case via the Judge John Hodgman Facebook page. Thanks, Harish!

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Judge John Hodgman Episode 214: The Santa Suit

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Andy brings the case against his wife Virginia. Andy wants to share the spirit of Christmas and Santa all year long. Virginia wants to restrict it to the holiday season. Who's right? Who's wrong? (P.S. Parents who may be listening with children, this case deals with Santa! You catch our drift?)

Jeff Herbert named this week's case via the Judge John Hodgman Facebook page. Thanks, Jeff!

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Judge John Hodgman Episode 213: Just the Two of Us

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Judge Hodgman rules on indiscriminate hot-saucing, Vegas buffet etiquette, civic responsibility and more. Plus, an update on episode 167, Brocavore!

Edmund and Garth are blogging about their experiences as they raise/grow/forage/hunt for their own food for an entire year. You can find their entries about consuming Judge Hodgman's court-ordered exceptions here: One, Two, Three, Four, Five

If you wish to send Moxie, Cheez Waffies, Duck Dynasty brand beef jerky to brothers Edmund and Garth, please ship to:

Cairncrest Farm
156 Talbot Rd
West Winfield, NY 13491

If you're interested in applying for our very first Production Fellowship, click here!

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Judge John Hodgman Episode 212: Reduce, Reuse, Accuse

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Elliot brings the case against his girlfriend, Rachel. Their recycling bin has been stolen from the curb repeatedly, and they want to figure out who's responsible. Elliot thinks they should try to catch the thief while it's happening, Rachel thinks they should sit back and wait for the perp to present him or herself. Who's right? Who's wrong?

Sandra Macke named this week's case via the Judge John Hodgman Facebook page. Thanks, Sandra!

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Judge John Hodgman Episode 211: The Downer Party

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Saad brings the case against his wife Zeba. Saad prefers not to celebrate birthdays and would like to keep the hoopla surrounding them to a minimum. Zeba, on the other hand, enjoys the more traditional birthday trappings. They can't agree on the best way to acknowledge their children's birthdays in future.

Evan Cooper named this week's case via the Judge John Hodgman Facebook page. Thanks, Evan!

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Judge John Hodgman Episode 210: Judgin' Like It's 1992

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Bailiff Jesse returns to the courtroom! Judge Hodgman rules on the Oxford comma, Hawaiian short pants, and tries not to hurt anyone's "Disney feelings".

We'll be back with more trials next week. Check out evidence from this week's episode below.

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