Judge John Hodgman

Judge John Hodgman Episode 350: Duplo Jeopardy

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Guests: 
Seth Mnookin

Caleb brings the case against his friend, Ryan. Caleb is ready to get rid of his Lego collection, but Ryan thinks he should keep it in storage. Ryan says that even though Caleb thinks he’s ready to let it go, he will later regret parting with these sets. Who's right? Who's wrong? With Expert Witness Seth Mnookin!

Huge thanks to Expert Witness Seth Mnookin for his extensive Lego knowledge. His latest book is The Panic Virus: The True Story Behind the Vaccine-Autism Controversy, and it's available wherever books are sold. You can find Seth on Twitter @sethmnookin and his website is SethMnookin.com

If you have any Lego you'd like to send to Caleb, to help his dreams come true, please email hodgman@maximumfun.org!

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This episode is dedicated to Carl Garner Jr., who was tragically killed on Sunday, February 4, 2018, due to gun violence. Listeners of the show will remember him as the student of Eric Little in Kentucky, who wrote the essay about why a hot dog is not a sandwich. Carl's essay can be heard in Episode 243: The Nog Tank.

Carl's aunt has started a Go Fund Me page to help his family with the funeral expenses. Visit https://www.gofundme.com/carls-garner-funeral to donate.

Folks are also welcome to offer donations to the Lexington Day Treatment Center, where Carl studied with Eric. The address is:

Lexington Day Treatment Center
c/o Stephanie Hong
1177 Harry Sykes Way
Lexington, KY 40504

Flowers may go to:
3792 Red River Drive
Lexington, KY 40517

We wish to express our deepest sympathies to Carl's friends, family and loved ones. Thank you, Carl.

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Thank you to Jonathan Reiter 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 349: Transcendental Irritation

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Liz brings the case against her coworker, John. John likes to meditate in their department’s workspace. But Liz thinks he needs to find a new place! Who's right? Who's wrong?

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Thank you to Regan Blanchard 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 348: Moral High Ground vs. Moral Pit

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Judge John Hodgman and Bailiff Jesse Thorn are in chambers this week! They talk about diet sodas, fruity teas, shower maintenance while staying with in-laws, and bed sheet changing. Plus a listener letter about ATMs!

As mentioned on the show, here's Chris Elliott as Marlon Brando, doing the Banana Dance:

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Judge John Hodgman Episode 347: Live From San Francisco Sketchfest, 2018

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"Statute Arf Limitations" and Swift Justice, recorded live at San Francisco Sketchfest! With special guests Merrill Garbus and Nate Brenner of Tune-Yards, with a dispute of their own!

Tune-Yards' newest album, "I can feel you creep into my private life," comes out on Friday January 19! It's being released by 4AD, and can be found wherever music is sold! They are also going on tour in February and March. Visit tune-yards.com/#tour for dates and more information.

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Thank you to Eric Ray 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 346: Check Pleas

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Samantha files suit against her mother, Tina. When they go out together, Tina always insists on paying. Samantha says that she is an adult who works full-time, and she’s happy to pitch in. But Tina just wants to take care of her daughter! Who’s right? Who’s wrong?

Here is the "Check Please!" supercut Judge Hodgman mentioned:

Thank you to Andrew McNair & Craig Eliason 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 345: Chandler Braggin' on Beeps

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Judge John Hodgman and Bailiff Jesse Thorn kick off 2018 in chambers and ready to clear the docket! They talk about listening to songs on repeat, work attire, suitcase storage, a New England donut and coffee chain, and more!

Here are a few videos discussed in this week's episode:

Sha Na Na at Woodstock in 1969

Plus, here is the episode of The Andy Daly Podcast Pilot Project that Judge Hodgman recommended, which also contains Sha Na Na discussion.

Chandler and Rachel show us how to use Windows 95

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Judge John Hodgman Episode 344: Coq Au Ban

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Gideon brings the case against his wife, Cynthia. He wants their family's chickens to be free range, but Cynthia says they have destroyed her garden. Who's right? Who's wrong?

If you want to check out Judge Hodgman's neighbor's blog about his pigs, visit YardPig.com.

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Click here to check out Gustavo's business plan!

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Tickets are still available for Judge John Hodgman at SF 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 are or will be in the Bay Area on January 11 and have a dispute for the show, submit it at MaximumFun.org/JJHo! And be sure to check out Judge John Hodgman and Bailiff Jesse Thorn throughout the weekend at the Fest!

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Thank you to Jesse Madsen 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 343: Lodging: A Complaint

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Katie brings the case against her husband, Briton. Briton doesn’t like spending the night at Katie’s parents’ house when they visit. But she likes staying there, especially over Christmas. Who's right? Who's wrong?

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Submitted by Katie:

Here's the Allentown, PA bedroom in question!

It's not too late to give the gift of Judge Hodgman's Vacationland for the holidays! It's available wherever books are sold. You can find more information about it at bit.ly/painfulbeaches.

Tickets are still available for Judge John Hodgman at SF 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 are or will be in the Bay Area on January 11 and have a dispute for the show, submit it at MaximumFun.org/JJHo!

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Thank you to Chris Hemedinger 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 342: Seating Arraignments

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Elizabeth files suit against her friend, Zach. They spend a lot of time together watching TV at Zach’s apartment. But Elizabeth is unhappy with his living room seating arrangement. She would like him to add a chair, but he says the couch he has is enough! Who's right? Who's wrong?

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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! Don't forget to use the code VINTAGEJUSTICE for free shipping on most items.

Tickets are still available for Judge John Hodgman at SF 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 are or will be in the Bay Area on January 11 and have a dispute for the show, submit it at MaximumFun.org/JJHo!

Finally, don't miss December's JEAN & JOHN at the Bell House if you are in or near Brooklyn! The show is Wednesday December 20 and you can get tickets at bit.ly/richardkind.

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Thank you to Graham Stanton & Felipe Sobreiro 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 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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