RERUN: Might As Well Judge

7th July 2021

Is Van Halen Bassist Michael Anthony an unsung genius? Jackson says no, but Jesse says yes! Only one can decide. With Expert Witness John Darnielle!

Episode notes

Jackson brings the case against his friend, Jesse. They are at odds about the merits of Van Halen bassist Michael Anthony. Jesse insists Michael Anthony is an unsung genius. Jackson disagrees and wants to put this debate to rest. Who’s right? Who’s wrong? With Expert Witness John Darnielle! Big thanks to John Darnielle for his expertise on this week’s episode! The Mountain Goats’ latest album “Dark in Here” is OUT NOW on Merge Records.

Click HERE to read Jesse Raub’s 3,333 word essay about Michael Anthony!

Thank you to Adam Capybara, Mike Kennedy, and Chris Rini 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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  • John Darnielle

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