Judge John Hodgman
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John Hodgman's Today in the Past podcast is now The Judge John Hodgman Podcast. Have your pressing issues decided by Famous Minor Television Personality John Hodgman, Certified Judge. If you'd like John Hodgman to solve your pressing issue, simply email it, along with your phone number, to firstname.lastname@example.org. THAT IS ALL.more
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Hodgman's Desiccation Declaration
23 November 2022
It's time to clear the docket! With the holiday season in full swing, we are tackling LEFTOVERS. What should one do with leftover Halloween candy? Are pumpkins acceptable to use as decor after Halloween? How does Tom Perrotta, the writer of the novel THE LEFTOVERS, enjoy his holiday leftovers? All t...
16 November 2022
Rachel files suit against her parents, Rex and Patty. Rex insists that Patty pronounce certain words with a proper Philadelphia accent, and Patty goes along with it. Rachel thinks this needs to stop, especially since Patty is originally from New Jersey! Who’s right? Who’s wrong?
09 November 2022
Tamar brings the case against her husband, Aslan. Aslan reads Homer’s The Odyssey to their three year old child at bedtime. Tamar claims that this bedtime routine is contributing to their son having nightmares. But Aslan says their son requests it! Who's right? Who's wrong?
Bad News, Heirs
12 October 2022
Dan brings the case against his wife, Emily. When their kids are already in a bad mood, Dan believes this is a good time to deliver a piece of news that they may not want to hear. Emily disagrees with Dan’s method and would like him to stop doing it when she is with him. Who’s right? Who’s wrong?
Persona Non Carta
05 October 2022
Steven brings the case against his wife, Carrie. Steven wants to take a family photo for a Christmas card. But, he wants to include a total stranger in the picture and provide no information or context in the card. Carrie thinks this is a terrible idea. Who’s right? Who’s wrong?
28 September 2022
Alan brings the case against his wife, Tawni. Tawni has accumulated a lot of plants in their apartment. She says that some of the plants need to have grow lights in order to thrive. But, Alan does not like the lights. He would rather have plants that don’t need the lights. Who’s right? Who’s wrong?