Judge John Hodgman

Judge John Hodgman Episode 386: R and Arbitration

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Jeff brings the case against his girlfriend, Diana. He prefers to travel without a plan, leaving plenty of room for spontaneous adventures. Diana prefers to plan, leaving room for both adventure and some relaxation. They're planning their next trip and can't figure out what to do. Who's right? Who's wrong?

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Judge John Hodgman Episode 385: The JJHo Old Timey Newsreel

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Judge John Hodgman and Bailiff Jesse Thorn are in chambers this week to clear the docket! They rule on disputes having to do with podcast listening speeds, the definition of "barbeque," whether or not "pretty good" is a compliment, wearing headphones while doing chores, moustaches and more!

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Judge John Hodgman Episode 384: Remodel Behavior

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Crystal brings the case against her husband Todd. She likes to do projects around their house. But she complains that when she's about halfway through a project, Todd tends to voice strong opinions that start to change the direction. She would like him to let her carry out her original vision, but Todd thinks that this is part of the process. Who's right? Who's wrong?

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Judge John Hodgman Episode 383: Requesting an Immediate Ingestion

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Guests: 
Jean Grae

Matthew brings the case against his wife, Angie. In their family, it's the rule that they all remain at the dinner table until everyone is done eating. But, Angie is a notorious slow eater. Matthew says he is constantly entertaining their small children for too long, while she finishes her meal. But, Angie thinks he is exaggerating how bad it is. With Guest Bailiff Jean Grae!

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Click HERE to check out Matthew's spreadsheet and box plot detailing the family's dinner finishing times.

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Judge John Hodgman Episode 382: Classic Friendaround

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Guests: 
Jean Grae

Guest Bailiff Jean Grae returns to the court to help Judge John Hodgman clear the docket! They talk about party hosting responsibilities, dad jokes, pet names, keeping the bathroom door open and Hogwarts house sorting. Plus much, much more!

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Judge John Hodgman Episode 381: Jerky Duty

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Adara brings the case against her friend, Bobby. They host a radio show together and Bobby likes to do fake celebrity phone calls on air. Adara thinks that while it’s sometimes funny, it’s not always successful. She would like him to limit his fake calls. Who's right? Who's wrong?

PLEASE NOTE: This episode makes a brief, glancing reference to the Predator movies. It was recorded weeks before recent news emerged about the problematic personnel decisions that took place in the production of newest Predator sequel.

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SUBMITTED BY ADARA:

Here are a few clips from the radio show, where Bobby does some impressions:

Dr. Oz

Robert Downey Jr

How fake calls have created problems (Bobby talking about baseball)

Justin Bieber

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Judge John Hodgman Episode 380: Don't Call the Next Witness

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Kirya brings the case against her mother, Tanja. Tanja hates talking on the phone. She doesn’t even have a phone anymore. But, Kirya is worried about Tanja’s safety and also wants to be able to call her. Who's right? Who's wrong?

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Judge John Hodgman Episode 379: Race Closed

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Keri brings the case against her boyfriend, Jim. Jim plays and streams car racing simulators. He’s developed an audience and has a bit of a following. But, Keri thinks all of this racing is cutting into their quality time. She would like to be able to plan more activities for them to do together, without worrying about his racing schedule.

EVIDENCE

Click here for the official NASCAR schedule that Keri sent in.

Here is the video of Jim waving at the camera during a race:

Here's the archived livestream video of Jim eating 13 ounces of cheese (CONTENT WARNING: mouth sounds/misphonia):

The Papa Jim's commercial:

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Judge John Hodgman Episode 378: Jerseyprudence

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Andrew brings the case against his dad, George. Andrew would like for George to come see him in Queens more often. But George says it’s too much of a trek from where he lives in New Jersey.

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Judge John Hodgman Episode 377: Waffle House Arrest

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Guests: 
Maeve Higgins

Shenlyn brings the case against her husband, Martin. Shenlyn loves to go out for breakfast with family and friends, but Martin prefers breakfast at home. He thinks that he can cook breakfast at home better and for less money. She wishes he would participate in her breakfast outings. With Guest Bailiff Maeve Higgins!

You can find Maeve on Twitter @maevehiggins. Her book MAEVE IN AMERICA is out now wherever books are sold! You can listen to her podcast Mothers of Invention wherever you get your podcasts.

If you want to watch Judge John Hodgman's instructions on how to restore an old cast iron pan, check out his highlighted cast iron stories on Instagram! Follow him @johnhodgman, and while you're there you can follow the show at @judgejohnhodmgan!

EVIDENCE

Testimony from Shenlyn's mom:

I enjoy going out for breakfast with my daughter because it’s a relaxing time of the morning to sit, talk and share our feelings, ideas, and what we’ve been up to lately all while we are enjoying the goodies that we have chosen, out of all the other food that is offered at a breakfast cafe -- goodies that I would not normally have at home. Breakfast cafes also offer a wider choice of coffee types and toppings I would not have at home either. A good morning cup of coffee is such a relaxing experience that is more enjoyably spent drinking with my loved ones. These outings are special and memorable family times together.

Testimony from Martin's friend, Daniel:

Martin's eggs are perfectly cooked, with just the right amount of tenderness to the yolk. His gluten free toast is crisp yet doughy, and generously lavished with high quality butter. The greens come right from the garden which he painstakingly cares for like his third child. His plating is highly Instagram-able, often demanding upwards of 5 whole minutes of everyone taking pictures before we are ready to dive in. The condiments are abundant and perfectly paired to the meal. The teas he prepares (iced in the Summer, hot in the Winter) always result in an argument on the car ride home between my fiance and I as she requests I bring more to the arena in terms of domestic barista.

I've gotten so caught up with the extravagant food I almost forgot to mention the decor! Martin and Shenlyn's kitchen opens up to the living room with a view of the beautiful shimmering pool in the backyard. Whites and perfectly blended pastels complement the immaculate cast iron cookware and precisely ordered counters and drawers in the kitchen. Uplifting quotes hand painted by Shenlyn grace the walls. As their wonderful children run around playing we sit, enjoy, and feel at ease. We leave feeling happy and peaceful, and wondering why the rest of life's experiences can't be more like breakfast at the *LAST NAME REDACTED* household.

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