Episode 54: Die Flederhaus

Episode 54

4th April 2012

Two brothers, one dilapidated house, and a colony of bats – what could be more scary about this case? Noah and Adam have a bat problem, and they can’t agree on how to handle it. Should they run away screaming, or man up when a bat comes their way? In this bat-battle, only one man can decide: Judge John Hodgman!

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Brothers Adam and Noah share a home bought out of foreclosure. They are slowly fixing up the house together and the rent is cheap, but it comes at a cost: bats! The webbed-winged creatures seem to be entering the house through the cracks in the unfinished roof of the bathroom. Animal-lover Noah is spooked by their presence, but would rather keep the bats confined to the bathroom than see them come to harm. His brother Adam meanwhile has a lust for blood matched only by vampire bats, and would like his brother to join him in beating them to death.

Should the brothers run in fear, or face their phobias head-on? And just what is the solution to this flying mammal mess? In this battle of the bats, only one man has the answers: Judge John Hodgman!

Aching for an update on the Bat Brothers? Listen to our follow-up interview, conducted in December 2013.



Filed by Noah: “These photos show the condition of the bathroom as well as the bat-proofing on the door. I believe the bats are coming from that corner area above the towel and next to the door.”

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