Judge John Hodgman

Judge John Hodgman

By John Hodgman and Maximum Fun

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 hodgman@maximumfun.org. THAT IS ALL.

Episodes

May it Freeze the Quart

Would you bring a freezer drawer to the local gelateria to maximize your home stock? Christina this is the perfect plan. Her fiance, Charlie, says there has to be a better way! Who's right? Who's wrong? With Summertime Fun Time Guest Bailiff Monte Belmonte!  We are on TikTok and YouTube! Follow us on both @judgejohnhodgmanpod! Check out the evidence this week on this episode's page on the Maximum Fun website, or follow us on Instagram @judgejohnhodgman.Thanks to reddit users u/knumbknuts and u/Think_Leg6864 for naming this week’s case! To suggest a title for a future episode, keep an eye on the Maximum Fun subreddit at maximumfun.reddit.com! Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
10/07/2459m 26s

J'Accruise!

Stacey loves the reality show BELOW DECK. She says she would be a great stewardess on a luxury super-yacht and on the show. Her friend, Laura, says she can't handle it! So does Stacey's husband. And so does Stacey's own mom! Who's right? Who's wrong?We are on TikTok and YouTube! Follow us on both @judgejohnhodgmanpod! Check out the evidence from this one on the episode page on the Maximum Fun site, or follow us on Instagram @judgejohnhodgman.Thanks to reddit user u/_magpie_ for naming this week’s case! To suggest a title for a future episode, keep an eye on the Maximum Fun subreddit at maximumfun.reddit.com! Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
03/07/241h

TEASER: Members Only Mailbag June 2024

June is ending but the Member Mailbag is still going! Judge Hodgman, Bailiff Jesse, and Producer Jennifer discuss a fantasy novel series that has caused a letter writer to go "feral."  Will Judge Hodgman let this feral letter-writer spoil the ending of the latest installment for her husband?For the full episode, check your members only bonus content feed! Not yet a member? It’s easy to become one! Go to maximumfun.org/join and become a member at $5 a month or higher.Don’t know how to access your bonus content? Click here for instructions! Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
28/06/245m 33s

Friends of Negin

Is it ever ok to take a photo of your friend's butt? Negin Farsad (Fake the Nation, Wait Wait Don't Tell Me) joins the judge's chambers to answer this dispute and help clear the docket!We are on TikTok and YouTube! Follow us on both @judgejohnhodgmanpod! Follow us on Instagram @judgejohnhodgman. Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
26/06/2454m 20s

Clear and Present Banger

Your Song of the Summer 2024: Does it have to be from 2024? Or can it be a song from any year that you, personally, are digging during this summer? Suni says that the song should be from 2024. Her friend, Christian, disagrees. Who's right? Who's wrong? We are on TikTok and YouTube! Follow us on both @judgejohnhodgmanpod! Follow us on Instagram @judgejohnhodgman.Thanks to reddit user u/GreatMuppetKvetcher for naming this week’s case! To suggest a title for a future episode, keep an eye on the Maximum Fun subreddit at maximumfun.reddit.com! Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
19/06/2455m 13s

So Help Me Goth or Whatever

Is Christmas more goth than Halloween? Summer says yes. Charlotte says, "Of course it isn't." Who's right? Who's wrong?PASADENA GOTH CLUB tees are available at the MaxFunStore NOW! We have both the black and pastel version up for sale for a LIMITED TIME. Whichever shirt receives the most purchases will stay in the store indefinitely. The losing shirt goes away after 6/30! So if you want to make sure you get your favorite one, get it while you definitely can at MaxFunStore.com!Check out the evidence on the MaxFun site here, or on Instagram @judgejohnhodgman. We are on TikTok and YouTube! Follow us on both @judgejohnhodgmanpod! Thanks to reddit user u/SasquatchMessiah for naming this week’s case! To suggest a title for a future episode, keep an eye on the Maximum Fun subreddit at maximumfun.reddit.com! Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
12/06/241h

Van Freaks Roadshow in St. Paul

What do you do when you find a spider in the house? Are bananas ever round? How do you deal with an outdoor cat taunting your indoor cat? Is Duck Duck Gray Duck a real game? Rulings on these disputes and more this week on the podcast! Recorded LIVE in St. Paul, MN at the Fitzgerald Theater. With special guest Kevin Murphy!We are on TikTok and YouTube! Follow us on both @judgejohnhodgmanpod! Follow us on Instagram @judgejohnhodgman.Thanks to reddit user u/humphrey_the_camel for naming this week’s case! To suggest a title for a future episode, keep an eye on the Maximum Fun subreddit at maximumfun.reddit.com! Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
05/06/2459m 17s

TEASER: Members Only Mailbag May 2024

As May comes to a close, the J Squad returns with a brand new Members Only Mailbag! In this teaser, you will hear one of many questions that John, Jesse, and Jennifer discuss. For the full episode, check your members only bonus content feed! Not yet a member? It’s easy to become one! Go to maximumfun.org/join and become a member at $5 a month or higher.Don’t know how to access your bonus content? Click here for instructions! Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
30/05/242m 9s

The Right to a Speedy Denial

Would you hide a speeding ticket from your spouse? That's what Aram did! He eventually confessed. But he won't tell his wife, Liz, which of their friends colluded with him to keep it a secret. Liz brings Aram to court to find the truth! Who's right? Who's wrong?We are on TikTok and YouTube! Follow us on both @judgejohnhodgmanpod! Follow us on Instagram @judgejohnhodgman.Thanks to reddit user u/REEGT for naming this week’s case! To suggest a title for a future episode, keep an eye on the Maximum Fun subreddit at maximumfun.reddit.com! Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
29/05/241h 2m

In Photo Parentis

Family photos as decor: Only for grandparents? Morgan says yes, but James says no! Who's right? Who's wrong?We are on TikTok and YouTube! Follow us on both @judgejohnhodgmanpod! Follow us on Instagram @judgejohnhodgman.Thanks to reddit user u/DrColossusOfRhodes for naming this week’s case! To suggest a title for a future episode, keep an eye on the Maximum Fun subreddit at maximumfun.reddit.com! Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
22/05/241h

Krispy Kreme and Punishment

Cutting donuts in half: Yes or no? The answer is tearing a family apart! Steven and sister-in-law Jess say there is nothing worse than a box of donut pieces. Joanna and brother-in-law Owen say that no one should be compelled to eat an entire donut! Who's right? Who's wrong?We are on TikTok and YouTube! Follow us on both @judgejohnhodgmanpod! Follow us on Instagram @judgejohnhodgman.Thanks to reddit user u/taako-salad for naming this week’s case! To suggest a title for a future episode, keep an eye on the Maximum Fun subreddit at maximumfun.reddit.com! Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
15/05/241h 2m

Van Freaks Roadshow in Madison

Is a square-shaped pizza considered pizza? Which part of Madison is the "east side" and which is "north?" Answers to these questions and more on this episode of Judge John Hodgman! LIVE IN MADISON! With Mr. Minion Shorts himself, Rob Thomas of the Capital Times!We are on TikTok and YouTube! Follow us on both @judgejohnhodgmanpod! Follow us on Instagram @judgejohnhodgman.Thanks to reddit users u/misfortunemachine and u/Seve_Almaty13 for naming this week’s case! To suggest a title for a future episode, keep an eye on the Maximum Fun subreddit at maximumfun.reddit.com! Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
08/05/241h 5m

Star Witnesser

Should Dorin have to join her pianist husband at his post-concert meet and greets? He says yes! She says she feels awkward! Who's right? Who's wrong?Here is a video of Hsiang playing "Serpent's Kiss" by William Bolcom.We are on TikTok and YouTube! Follow us on both @judgejohnhodgmanpod! Follow us on Instagram @judgejohnhodgman.Thanks to reddit user u/Bentzsco for naming this week’s case! To suggest a title for a future episode, keep an eye on the Maximum Fun subreddit at maximumfun.reddit.com! Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
01/05/241h 9m

Submerger and Acquisitions

Expert Witness Paul Scheer weighs in: Should Thaddeus invest in new equipment to keep his cold plunge icy? Kelsey says it's not practical! Who's right? Who's wrong? Paul Scheer's book JOYFUL RECOLLECTIONS OF TRAUMA is available for pre-order wherever you get books! And don't miss his podcast HOW DID THIS GET MADE!We are on TikTok and YouTube! Follow us on both @judgejohnhodgmanpod! Follow us on Instagram @judgejohnhodgman.Thanks to reddit user u/banjo_solo for naming this week’s case! To suggest a title for a future episode, keep an eye on the Maximum Fun subreddit at maximumfun.reddit.com! Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
24/04/241h 5m

TEASER: Members Only Mailbag April 2024

The Rollicking J Squad is back with monthly bonus episodes! Here's a teaser for our first ever Members Only Mailbag Episode. For access to the entire episode, check your members only bonus content feed! Not yet a member? It's easy to become one! Go to maximumfun.org/join and become a member at $5 a month or higher. Don't know how to access your bonus content? Click here for instructions!  Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
23/04/243m 31s

Property Cousins

Kasey says that he needs to buy a church and a bank. His cousin, Matthew, says that he needs to slow down and make a plan! Who's right? Who's wrong?We are on TikTok and YouTube! Follow us on both @judgejohnhodgmanpod! Follow us on Instagram @judgejohnhodgman.Thanks to reddit users u/NicWester & u/FloofyMonsterCat for naming this week’s case! To suggest a title for a future episode, keep an eye on the Maximum Fun subreddit at maximumfun.reddit.com! Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
17/04/241h 5m

Court Martial, Martial, Martial!

Is THE BRADY BUNCH a classic sitcom? Robert says, yes of course it is! His friend, Karl says it's just not good enough to be considered classic! Neither of them will admit defeat. UNTIL TODAY. Who’s right? Who’s wrong? Who will have a sunshine day?We are on TikTok and YouTube! Follow us on both @judgejohnhodgmanpod! Follow us on Instagram @judgejohnhodgman.Thanks to reddit user u/UsefulBiscotti9548 for naming this week’s case! To suggest a title for a future episode, keep an eye on the Maximum Fun subreddit at maximumfun.reddit.com! Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
10/04/241h 2m

Juvenile Court With Kurt Braunohler

Kurt Braunohler returns as we re-open Juvenile Court! Dads who gotta dance, siblings, and age minimums for William Friedkin's THE FRENCH CONNECTION!Catch Kurt every week on The Bananas Podcast wherever you get your podcasts! He's also on instagram @kurtbraunohler.We are on TikTok and YouTube! Follow us on both @judgejohnhodgmanpod! Follow us on Instagram @judgejohnhodgman. Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
03/04/2458m 6s

Paul F. Topics

This week, it's all PAUL F. TOPICS with Paul F. Tompkins! We are so excited to celebrate the second week of MaxFunDrive with him, and clear the docket. Cases about missed live shows, dog friends, hats and style, and Philadelphia.It’s MaxFunDrive! To support the show, just go to maximumfun.org/join.We are on TikTok and YouTube! Follow us on both @judgejohnhodgmanpod! Follow us on Instagram @judgejohnhodgman.  Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
27/03/241h 3m

Flush to Judgment

Trish flushes soup down the toilet! But her friend, Marlow, wants to stop Trish from ever flushing food ever again. Trish says this is a perfectly reasonable way to dispose of soup! Who’s right? Who’s wrong?We are on TikTok and YouTube! Follow us on both @judgejohnhodgmanpod! Follow us on Instagram @judgejohnhodgman. Thanks to reddit user u/ironymaiden_ for naming this week’s case! To suggest a title for a future episode, keep an eye on the Maximum Fun subreddit at maximumfun.reddit.com! Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
20/03/241h

TEASER: Kinding Them With Kindness Part 2

Want to hear some of our new, members-only bonus episode, KINDING THEM WITH KINDNESS PART 2? Good news! Here's a clip. It's #MaxFunDrive! The best time of year to become a new or upgrading member of Maximum Fun! Every monthly member at the five dollar level or higher gets access to the entire network's exclusive members-only bonus content! We had such a fun time talking to Richard Kind last year for the bonus episode that we brought him back for the 2024 bonus episode, KINDING THEM WITH KINDNESS PART 2!" Enjoy Richard Kind's wealth of knowledge and stories. But if you want to hear the entire episode, you're going to  want to become a Maximum Fun member at maximumfun.org/join. Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
18/03/248m 41s

It's Justice Not Cricket

What is the spirit of cricket? What IS cricket? Nate and Aatif disagree about a controversial move in the game. Who's right? Who's wrong? And who can explain how cricket works to this court? With Expert Witness Andy Zaltzman! You can find Aatif on BBC's Test Match Special, and Nate over at EmergingCricket.com!We are on TikTok and YouTube! Follow us on both @judgejohnhodgmanpod! Follow us on Instagram @judgejohnhodgman.Thanks to reddit user u/shed1 for naming this week’s case: IT'S JUSTICE NOT CRICKET! To suggest a title for a future episode, keep an eye on the Maximum Fun subreddit at maximumfun.reddit.com! Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
13/03/241h 8m

Van Freaks Roadshow Live in Chicago

A finger-licking case about licking fingers! Swift Justice disputes about driving, soda on the bedside table, and half-eaten olives! AND Deborah Miller from GBH's ANTIQUES ROADSHOW!We are on TikTok and YouTube! Follow us on both @judgejohnhodgmanpod! Follow us on Instagram @judgejohnhodgman.Thanks to reddit user u/dinosaur1972 for naming this week’s case: DROOL OF LAW! To suggest a title for a future episode, keep an eye on the Maximum Fun subreddit at maximumfun.reddit.com!  Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
06/03/2458m 50s

Cease and De-List

Tyler likes to make Top 5 lists about anything and everything. But Abby says his list-making is number one annoying, with a bullet. Who's right? Who's wrong?We are on TikTok and YouTube! Follow us on both @judgejohnhodgmanpod! And follow us on Instagram @judgejohnhodgman.Thanks to reddit user u/bobopolis5000 for naming this week’s case! To suggest a title for a future episode, keep an eye on the Maximum Fun subreddit at maximumfun.reddit.com! Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
28/02/2455m 3s

Motion to Diss-sis

Laura says that her older sister, Liz, is a NERD! Liz says that she simply doesn't fit the criteria! Who's right? who's wrong?We are on TikTok and YouTube! Follow us on both @judgejohnhodgmanpod! And follow us on Instagram @judgejohnhodgman.Thanks to reddit user u/GuitarJ1066 for naming this week’s case! To suggest a title for a future episode, keep an eye on the Maximum Fun subreddit at maximumfun.reddit.com! Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
21/02/241h 4m

Live From Lexington

An unopened Christmas present from 1999 and a case about haunted houses with Expert Witness Travis McElroy! LIVE at the Lexington Opera House! First up is "Wrap Sheet!" Kathy gave her mom, Carol, a Christmas gift in 1999. Carol has still not opened it! Will she open it during this show? Then, "Working Pro Boo-No!" Adam wants his wife, Amanda, to come with him and the kids to a local haunted house. She says, "Absolutely not." We are on TikTok and YouTube! Follow us on both @judgejohnhodgmanpod! Follow us on Instagram @judgejohnhodgman.Thanks to reddit users u/wilcoxchatham and u/drewcifer27 for naming this week’s cases! To suggest a title for a future episode, keep an eye on the Maximum Fun subreddit at maximumfun.reddit.com! Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
14/02/2449m 57s

Reading is Fun-Defendant

How many book clubs are too many book clubs? Emily says she's just trying to keep busy. But her daughter, Hannah, wants her hard-working mom to enjoy her retirement rather than filling it with obligations. Who's right? Who's wrong?We are on TikTok and YouTube! Follow us on both @judgejohnhodgmanpod! Follow us on Instagram @judgejohnhodgman.Thanks to reddit user u/cabridges for naming this week’s case! To suggest a title for a future episode, keep an eye on the Maximum Fun subreddit at maximumfun.reddit.com! Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
07/02/241h 4m

Chew Process

Rae brings the case against their mom, Judy. Judy is adamant that you have to eat certain foods in certain orders. But Rae says her mom’s gut instinct is nothing but a bunch of *fart noises*. Who’s right? Who’s wrong?Thanks to reddit user u/JennyNEway for naming this week’s case! To suggest a title for a future episode, keep an eye on the Maximum Fun subreddit at maximumfun.reddit.com! Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
31/01/241h 4m

Power Off Attorney

Marti brings the case against her husband, Andrew. Andrew has created automated systems in their home, controlled by voice commands. Marti HATES IT. Andrew says that she just needs time to get used to the system. But, Marti just wants to live an analog lifestyle! Who’s right? Who’s wrong?Thanks to reddit user u/mkbecker for naming this week’s case! To suggest a title for a future episode, keep an eye on the Maximum Fun subreddit at maximumfun.reddit.com!Our show at SF Sketchfest is SATURDAY! See us at the Palace of Fine Arts on Sat 1/27 at 4pm. Get your tickets at bit.ly/JJHOSF24.  Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
24/01/241h 2m

Obstruction of Just Ice

Curtis brings the case against his friend, Andy. Curtis and Andy are both passionate about the ice sport called curling. Andy quit their team last year. But he still watches Curtis play. And he offers his friend a lot of unsolicited advice. Curtis is annoyed. He asks the court to issue a gag order on backseat curling. Who’s right, who’s wrong?Thanks to reddit user u/mkbecker for naming this week’s case! To suggest a title for a future episode, keep an eye on the Maximum Fun subreddit at maximumfun.reddit.com!SF Sketchfest tickets are on sale now! We are going to be at the Palace of Fine Arts on Sat 1/27 at 4pm. Get your tickets at bit.ly/JJHOSF24. And send us your Bay Area cases at maximumfun.org/jjho! Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
17/01/241h 2m

Live From Dublin, Ireland

This episode was recorded LIVE at Liberty Hall in Dublin, Ireland! With two cases this week! Up first is GERMANSPRUDENCE. Andrea likes to listen to Deutschlandfunk public radio in the house. But her husband, Paul, likes to listen to comedy podcasts! Then, James brings his fiance, Paddy, before the Judge in OBJECTIONS IN THE MIRROR ARE CLOSER THAN THEY APPEAR. When the two of them are driving somewhere they play a common car game in Ireland. But, James says that when Paddy is driving he has an unfair advantage when using his mirrors. Paddy says he has to look in his mirrors to drive safely! Who's right? Who's wrong?Thanks to reddit users u/nobodynews and u/floofymonstercat for naming this week’s cases! To suggest a title for a future episode, keep an eye on the Maximum Fun subreddit at maximumfun.reddit.com!SF Sketchfest tickets are on sale now! We are going to be at the Palace of Fine Arts on Sat 1/27 at 4pm. Get your tickets at bit.ly/JJHOSF24. And send us your Bay Area cases at maximumfun.org/jjho! Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
10/01/241h 3m

Spellcast! The Get Along

It's a new year and it's time to clear the docket! This week, it's all about Magic: The Gathering. MTG enthusiast and Friend of the Court John Darnielle of the Mountain Goats joins us to adjudicate these cases!Huge thanks to John for joining us. Check out the Mountain Goats' new album "Jenny From Thebes," which is out now on Merge Records. And see them on tour! Also, make sure to see US in San Francisco at SF Sketchfest! We are going to be at the Palace of Fine Arts on Sat 1/27 at 4pm. Get your tickets at bit.ly/JJHOSF24. And send us your Bay Area cases at maximumfun.org/jjho! Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
03/01/2457m 51s

JJHO Office Holiday Party 2023

It's the end of 2023 and the Judge John Hodgman team is having a little holiday party! Bailiff Jesse Thorn finally gets to try Pam from Seattle's famous Eggnog and Orange Soda. Pam gives us a new festive concoction to try. But not before trying some new to us recipes sent in by listeners!HAPPY NEW YEAR! Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
27/12/231h 21m

Clapital Offense

Michele brings the case against her sister, Kristyn. Michele’s husband introduced a new tradition to their family’s Christmas morning. Michelle loves it. Kristyn thinks it’s silly. Who’s right? Who’s wrong?Thanks to reddit user u/elouiseinmaine for naming this week’s case! To suggest a title for a future episode, keep an eye on the Maximum Fun subreddit at maximumfun.reddit.com!SF Sketchfest tickets are on sale now! We are going to be at the Palace of Fine Arts on Sat 1/27 at 4pm. Get your tickets at bit.ly/JJHOSF24. And send us your Bay Area cases at maximumfun.org/jjho!Not in the Bay Area? It’s not too late to watch the VAN FREAKS ROADSHOW Grand Finale! Visit vanfreaksroadshow.com for tickets and enjoy it from the comfort of your own home! Available until 1/2! Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
20/12/2357m 14s

Car-edible Witness

Nicole brings the case against her partner, Scott. Nicole says that Scott razzes her too much because of her road trip snacking system. Scott says her messy snacks deserve to be razzed! Who’s right? Who’s wrong?Thanks to reddit user u/jackalkaboom for naming this week’s case! To suggest a title for a future episode, keep an eye on the Maximum Fun subreddit at maximumfun.reddit.com!SF Sketchfest tickets are on sale now! We are going to be at the Palace of Fine Arts on Sat 1/27 at 4pm. Get your tickets at bit.ly/JJHOSF24. And send us your Bay Area cases at maximumfun.org/jjho!Not in the Bay Area? It’s not too late to watch the VAN FREAKS ROADSHOW Grand Finale! Visit vanfreaksroadshow.com for tickets and enjoy it from the comfort of your own home! Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
13/12/2351m 51s

Convection Overturned

Jeff brings the case against his wife, Jen. Their home came with a very unusual appliance. When they moved in, Jen gave Jeff one year to enjoy this device before removing it from the house. The year is now up, and Jeff wants to keep it. He says that this contraption is CENTERPIECE to the living room! Who’s right? Who’s wrong?Thanks to reddit user u/mkbecker for naming this week’s case! To suggest a title for a future episode, keep an eye on the Maximum Fun subreddit at maximumfun.reddit.com!SF Sketchfest tickets are on sale now! We are going to be at the Palace of Fine Arts on Sat 1/27 at 4pm. Get your tickets at bit.ly/JJHOSF24. And send us your Bay Area cases at maximumfun.org/jjho!Not in the Bay Area? It’s not too late to watch the VAN FREAKS ROADSHOW Grand Finale! Visit vanfreaksroadshow.com for tickets and enjoy it from the comfort of your own home! Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
06/12/2352m 33s

Personal Gingery Lawyer

Andrea brings the case against her lifelong friend Jennifer. For years they’ve had a holiday tradition of getting together to bake a gingerbread house. And for years, Andrea says that Jennifer messes it all up--WITH GINGERBREAD MISCHIEF! Who’s right? Who’s wrong?Thanks to reddit user u/JustLooking0209 for naming this week’s case! To suggest a title for a future episode, keep an eye on the Maximum Fun subreddit at maximumfun.reddit.com!SF Sketchfest tickets are on sale now! We are going to be at the Palace of Fine Arts on Sat 1/27 at 4pm. Get your tickets at bit.ly/JJHOSF24. And send us your Bay Area cases at maximumfun.org/jjho!Not in the Bay Area? It’s not too late to watch the VAN FREAKS ROADSHOW Grand Finale! Visit vanfreaksroadshow.com for tickets and enjoy it from the comfort of your own home!  Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
29/11/231h

No Pun and Shut Case

Mary brings the case against her roommate Salma. They’re both fans of the card game called PUNDERDOME. But Mary says Salma is a cheater. When they play, Salma doesn’t make puns: just jokes. Who’s right? Who’s wrong?With Expert Witness Jo Firestone (Dr. Gameshow, Ziwe)! Check out her new novel Murder and Sex Island and her new game Fruits!Thanks to reddit user u/banjo-solo for naming this week’s case! To suggest a title for a future episode, keep an eye on the Maximum Fun subreddit at maximumfun.reddit.com!It's not too late to watch the VAN FREAKS ROADSHOW Grand Finale! Visit vanfreaksroadshow.com for tickets and enjoy it from the comfort of your own home! Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
22/11/2356m 15s

Live From Boston 2023

This episode was recorded in front of a LIVE audience on the Van Freaks Roadshow! All the way from The Wilbur in Boston, we have "Order in Decor!" and Swift Justice! Plus GBH'S ANTIQUES ROADSHOW Executive Producer Marsha Bemko. And music from Laura Valk of Skout and Fenway Park's own Josh Kantor!Like this episode? You won't want to miss THE VAN FREAKS ROADSHOW STREAMING EVENT: From the Opera House in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Premiering November 18 at 8pm ET! Tickets are on sale NOW at stagepilot.com/jjh!Thanks to reddit user u/Junk_Mutluck for naming this week’s case! To suggest a title for a future episode, keep an eye on the Maximum Fun subreddit at maximumfun.reddit.com! Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
15/11/2358m 33s

Condiment Crimes

It's time to clear the docket and this week we are adjudicating CONDIMENT CRIMES! Is ketchup sweet? What foods are acceptable to eat with ketchup? Which condiment is the MAIN ONE? Condiment experts Nick Wiger and Amelia Marino from The Doughboys podcast join us to weigh in!The Van Freaks Roadshow has come to an end. But the fun's not over yet! We are excited to announce: THE VAN FREAKS ROADSHOW STREAMING EVENT: From the Opera House in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Premiering November 18 at 8pm ET! Tickets are on sale NOW at stagepilot.com/jjh! Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
08/11/2358m 49s

You Can't Hurdle the Truth

Zack brings the case against his brother, Nick. Zack claims to have been a member of their high school track team. Nick says: IT NEVER HAPPENED! Who’s right? Who’s wrong?Thanks to reddit user u/Junk_Mutluck for naming this week’s case! To suggest a title for a future episode, keep an eye on the Maximum Fun subreddit at maximumfun.reddit.com!Judge John Hodgman’s Van Freaks Roadshow is on! Visit vanfreaksroadshow.com for ticket links, other dates, cities, and more information! And SUBMIT YOUR CASES along the tour route at maximumfun.org/jjho! Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
01/11/2351m 46s

Fearing the Shocket

Happy Spooky Season! This week, Paul F. Tompkins joins Judge Hodgman and Bailiff Jesse to talk Halloween disputes. How do you pronounce Reese's Pieces? And why are the Judge, Bailiff, and Paul trapped in the studio with Spirit Halloween animatronics? And what does Aidan from the Spirit Halloween Fan Wiki have to do with this? There's just one way to find out!Judge John Hodgman’s Van Freaks Roadshow is on! Visit vanfreaksroadshow.com for ticket links, other dates, cities, and more information! And SUBMIT YOUR CASES along the tour route at maximumfun.org/jjho!  Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
25/10/2359m 14s

Better Call Parasol

Abby files suit against her friend, Aidan. They belong to a secret online group dedicated to complaining about other passengers on the London Underground. One major debate? Umbrellas! Aidan says bringing an umbrella on the train is unacceptable. Abby disagrees. Who’s right? Who’s wrong?Thanks to reddit user u/KetchupLuv for naming this week’s case! To suggest a title for a future episode, keep an eye on the Maximum Fun subreddit at maximumfun.reddit.com! Check out the evidence from this week on our instagram!Judge John Hodgman’s Van Freaks Roadshow is on! Visit vanfreaksroadshow.com for ticket links, other dates, cities, and more information! And SUBMIT YOUR CASES along the tour route at maximumfun.org/jjho! Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
18/10/2359m 41s

S'morder in the Court

Katherine brings the case against her husband, Lee. They like to go camping together. Katherine recently bought a new camping chair. But, Lee says they bring too much stuff. There’s no room for this chair in their car! But, Katherine thinks that they can make it work. Who’s right? Who’s wrong?Thanks to reddit user u/ToLiveAndBrianLA for naming this week’s case! To suggest a title for a future episode, keep an eye on the Maximum Fun subreddit at maximumfun.reddit.com! Check out the evidence from this week's episode at instagram.com/judgejohnhodgman. Judge John Hodgman’s Van Freaks Roadshow is on! Visit vanfreaksroadshow.com for ticket links, other dates, cities, and more information! And SUBMIT YOUR CASES along the tour route at maximumfun.org/jjho! Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
11/10/2359m 11s

Emotion to Dismiss

Spencer and his wife, India, say that they both tend to humanize the items in their home. But now they are paring down their belongings as they’re planning a big move. Spencer wants to get rid of a particular rug. But India doesn’t, because it has owls on it. Who’s right? Who’s wrong?Thanks to reddit user u/w3H774m for naming this week’s case! To suggest a title for a future episode, keep an eye on the Maximum Fun subreddit at maximumfun.reddit.com! Check out the evidence at instagram.com/judgejohnhodgman!Judge John Hodgman’s Van Freaks Roadshow has begun! Visit vanfreaksroadshow.com for ticket links, other dates, cities, and more information! And SUBMIT YOUR CASES along the tour route at maximumfun.org/jjho! Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
04/10/2356m 5s

Live From London 2023

This week's episode was recorded LIVE from the London Podcast Festival! First up is "Undergrounds for Dismissal." Mae likes to ride the bus. Paul likes to ride the tube. Then we hear from Tim and Belle about whether or not Belle can call herself a vegetarian if she eats an occasional steak. Finally, a case about "the best sandwich." Who's right? Who's wrong? With guests Benjamin Partridge (Beef & Dairy Network) and Emma-Lee Moss (fka Emmy the Great)! Thanks to reddit user u/mkbecker for naming this week’s case! To suggest a title for a future episode, keep an eye on the Maximum Fun subreddit at maximumfun.reddit.com!Judge John Hodgman’s Van Freaks Roadshow has begun! Visit vanfreaksroadshow.com for ticket links, other dates, cities, and more information! And SUBMIT YOUR CASES along the tour route at maximumfun.org/jjho! Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
27/09/231h 10m

Online Beefs With Taylor Lorenz

Where's the beef? ONLINE! Taylor Lorenz joins the Court this week to help clear the docket and talk about ONLINE BEEFS! Taylor is a tech journalist and author of the new book Extremely Online: The Untold Story of Fame, Influence, and Power on the Internet. Judge Hodgman and Guest Bailiff Jean Grae consult Taylor on all things online: talking back within local restaurant reviews, intentional mistakes to drive engagement, meeting your troll IRL, wiki editing, and much more!Judge John Hodgman’s Van Freaks Roadshow has begun! Visit vanfreaksroadshow.com for ticket links, other dates, cities, and more information! And SUBMIT YOUR CASES along the tour route at maximumfun.org/jjho! Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
20/09/2357m 23s

Injunction Junction

Dan brings the case against his wife, Carrie. Dan wants to build a model railroad in a small switching layout that simulates a switchyard. This type of model railroad does not move in a loop. Carrie says that a model railroad is pointless if it doesn’t move in a loop! Who's right? Who's wrong? Thanks to reddit user u/themadjuggler for naming this week’s case! To suggest a title for a future episode, keep an eye on the Maximum Fun subreddit at maximumfun.reddit.com! Check out the evidence at instagram.com/judgejohnhodgman!Judge John Hodgman’s Van Freaks Roadshow has begun! It's not too late to get your tickets for LONDON this FRIDAY! For 30% off, use code JUDGE2023 at checkout! Visit vanfreaksroadshow.com for ticket links, other dates, cities, and more information! And SUBMIT YOUR CASES along the tour route at maximumfun.org/jjho!  Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
13/09/2358m 35s

Case: The Rainbow

Dave brings the case against his niece, Morgan. When Morgan was around 5 years old, she stole his special collection of red skittles. And ate them! Even now, after 24 years, Dave is still mad. He demands restitution! But Morgan says: she was just a kid. Who’s right? Who’s wrong?Thanks to reddit users u/Ok-Professional-7569 & u/joftheinternet for naming this week’s case! To suggest a title for a future episode, keep an eye on the Maximum Fun subreddit at maximumfun.reddit.com! Check out evidence from the episode on the Judge John Hodgman page on the Maximum Fun website or at Instagram.com/judgejohnhodgman.Judge John Hodgman’s Van Freaks Roadshow is getting ready to hit the road! LONDON! For 30% off your tickets to see us at the London Podcast Festival, use code JUDGE2023 at checkout! Visit vanfreaksroadshow.com for other dates, cities, and more information! And SUBMIT YOUR CASES along the tour route at maximumfun.org/jjho! Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
06/09/231h 6m

No-Glow Contendere

Michelle brings the case against her husband, Rob. Rob is restoring an old grandfather clock to make it usable as a display case. Michelle would like to display her uranium glass collection in the clock under a blacklight. But Rob thinks adding a blacklight will look tacky. Who’s right? Who’s wrong? With Guest Bailiff Monte Belmonte!Thanks to reddit user u/TheGreyBrewer for naming this week’s case! To suggest a title for a future episode, keep an eye on the Maximum Fun subreddit at maximumfun.reddit.com!Judge John Hodgman’s Van Freaks Roadshow is getting ready to hit the road! LONDON! For 30% off your tickets to see us at the London Podcast Festival, use code JUDGE2023 at checkout! Visit vanfreaksroadshow.com for other dates, cities, and more information! And SUBMIT YOUR CASES along the tour route at maximumfun.org/jjho! Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
30/08/2359m 31s

Statute of Lamentations

Martha brings the case against her husband, Doug. Doug is a retired high school theater teacher. His last production was canceled in 2020 due to the pandemic. Three years later, he’s still lamenting about how good the show would have been. Martha says it’s time to move on! Who’s right? Who’s wrong?Thanks to reddit user u/skeewalker for naming this week’s case! To suggest a title for a future episode, keep an eye on the Maximum Fun subreddit at maximumfun.reddit.com! Check out evidence from the episode on the Judge John Hodgman page on the Maximum Fun website or at Instagram.com/judgejohnhodgman.Judge John Hodgman’s Van Freaks Roadshow is getting ready to hit the road! Tickets are on sale now! Visit vanfreaksroadshow.com for dates, cities, and more information! And SUBMIT YOUR CASES along the tour route at maximumfun.org/jjho! Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
23/08/231h 5m

Diss Bard

Howie brings the case against Mark. The two of them worked at rival summer camps. When the two camps came together for a sports festival at Howie's camp, Howie was tasked with singing a "sit down song" to corral the campers. Mark's campers sat down but Mark didn't. Howie called Mark out in song, embarrassing him in front of everyone. They have since become friends, but they say this incident colors their relationship. Mark says he shouldn't have been embarrassed by a fellow staff member. Howie says that he was simply helping Mark to lead by example. Who's right? Who's wrong?Thanks to reddit user u/Mutant_Friend for naming this week’s case! To suggest a title for a future episode, keep an eye on the Maximum Fun subreddit at maximumfun.reddit.com! Check out evidence from the episode on the Judge John Hodgman page on the Maximum Fun website or at Instagram.com/judgejohnhodgman.Judge John Hodgman’s Van Freaks Roadshow is getting ready to hit the road! Tickets are on sale now! Visit vanfreaksroadshow.com for dates, cities, and more information! And SUBMIT YOUR CASES along the tour route at maximumfun.org/jjho! Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
16/08/231h 7m

Per-roll Hearing

Jesse brings the case against her dad, Jim. They get together once a week to play Settlers of Catan. When the dice rolls start to favor Jesse, Jim accuses her of not rolling sufficiently. He then makes her use what he calls the "Cup of Shame" to ensure that the dice are rolled properly. She says there is nothing suspect about how she rolls dice, and that the Cup of Shame is unnecessary. Who’s right? Who’s wrong?Visit the episode page on the Maximum Fun website or our Instagram to check out evidence from this week's episode!Thanks to reddit user u/Colan_with_a_K for naming this week’s case! To suggest a title for a future episode, keep an eye on the Maximum Fun subreddit at maximumfun.reddit.com!Judge John Hodgman’s Van Freaks Roadshow is getting ready to hit the road! Tickets are on sale now! Visit vanfreaksroadshow.com for dates, cities, and more information! Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
09/08/231h 9m

Criminal Elm-ement

Marya brings the case against her husband, Clark. Their family found and cared for a Spiny Elm caterpillar in their yard. When they collected neighborhood leaves to feed the caterpillar, Marya was shocked to find that Clark clipped them right off the tree. She thinks that they should have only collected leaves that had fallen on the ground. Who’s right? Who’s wrong?Visit the episode page on the Maximum Fun website or our Instagram to check out evidence from this week's episode! Thanks to reddit user u/acone419 for naming this week’s case! To suggest a title for a future episode, keep an eye on the Maximum Fun subreddit at maximumfun.reddit.com!Judge John Hodgman's Van Freaks Roadshow is getting ready to hit the road! Tickets go on sale Friday 8/4! Visit vanfreaksroadshow.com for dates, cities, and more information!  Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
02/08/231h 5m

Special Prosciutto-cutor

Craig brings the case against his mother, Bettie. Bettie has had a dry cured ham hanging in her basement since the 1960s. She now wants to throw it away. But, Craig thinks that they should cook and eat it! Or, if it’s unsafe for consumption, he’d like to at least give it a proper burial. Who’s right? Who’s wrong?We are going on tour! In the UK and Europe! Visit maximumfun.org/events for more info. Tickets go on sale Friday July 28!Thanks to reddit user u/kmack for naming this week’s case! To suggest a title for a future episode, keep an eye on the Maximum Fun subreddit at maximumfun.reddit.com! Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
26/07/231h 17m

Full Court Press

Rick brings the case against his friend, Ken. During the 2019-2020 NBA season, Rick and Ken made a bet about who would be named Rookie of the Year. Ken bet in favor of Zion Williamson, and Rick bet in favor of Ja Morant. While Ja Morant was named Rookie of the Year, Ken believes that he should not be compelled to pay. He says that the pandemic caused too many complications. The bet should be voided. But, Rick says that Ken needs to pay up! Who’s right? Who’s wrong?Get ready for the Weird Dad Blog of the Year award! Who can beat Norman Pressman? Is it Kat's dad, Drew? To nominate a weird dad (or non-dad) and their blog (or non-blog) visit maximumfun.org/dadblogs. We will be updating the JJHo members only feed with more nominees! If you want to become a member, you can do so at maximumfun.org/join!Thanks to reddit user u/Professor__Highbrow for naming this week’s case! To suggest a title for a future episode, keep an eye on the Maximum Fun subreddit at maximumfun.reddit.com!  Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
19/07/231h 8m

Mandatory Sentencing Guidelines

It's time to clear the docket! This week, it's officially Summertime Funtime in the Court of Judge John Hodgman! Judge Hodgman is back in Maine at the solar-powered studios of WERU with Joel Mann. Summertime Funtime Guest Bailiff Monte Belmonte (New England Public Media) is sitting in for Jesse Thorn. And, we've got word and grammar disputes to discuss with Merriam-Webster's own Emily Brewster. Can you dance with the person what brought you? Is saying UPMOST the UTMOST in wrongness? And what sound do French dogs make? Listen for the answers to these questions and more!  Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
12/07/231h 7m

RERUN: Dad Nauseam

This week, we're revisiting a certified Judge John Hodgman classic: DAD NAUSEAM! Daniel brings the case against his dad, Kevin. He says Kevin overuses the same joke with service industry workers, which the rest of the family finds embarrassing. Kevin thinks it’s a funny joke that brightens people’s day. Who's right? Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
05/07/2359m 43s

Fight Court

William brings the case against his wife Wren. Wren is a member of an amateur boxing gym. William wants to join her gym, but Wren is concerned about him overshadowing her hobby! Who's right?Thanks to reddit user u/Ironymaiden_ for naming this week’s case! To suggest a title for a future episode, keep an eye on the Maximum Fun subreddit at maximumfun.reddit.com! Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
28/06/231h 13m

The Bicycle Grief

Clare brings the case against her mother Suzanne and her stepdad David. Every summer, Clare spends a month visiting Suzanne and David at their house. Her visit always overlaps with the Tour de France. Suzanne and David watch every minute of the Tour because they don’t want to miss any of it. Clare says that’s getting in the way of them spending time with her!Thanks to reddit user u/problembearbruno for naming this week’s case! To suggest a title for a future episode, keep an eye on the Maximum Fun subreddit at maximumfun.reddit.com! Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
21/06/231h 14m

The Host with the Most, with Janie Haddad Tompkins

It's time to clear the docket! This week, we're joined by Judge Hodgman's regular host in Los Angeles, Janie Haddad Tompkins. We tackle disputes about hosting, guesting, restocking larders, hostess gifts, and more! Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
14/06/231h 1m

Live from Los Angeles

This week’s episode was recorded live in front of an audience at the Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Los Angeles! Our first case is LINUS ITEM VETO. Sarah still sleeps with the tattered remains of her baby blanket. Her fiance, Go Fact Yourself co-host J. Keith van Straaten, finds it very upsetting to see and touch. He calls it “The Monster,” and he wants it out of their bed. Sarah wants to keep sleeping with it! Then, Jordan Morris joins to hear TATER TORT: Lucas calls himself “the humble son of a potato farmer.” His wife Laura says this is wrong because his father was actually a manager for a large American potato chip company!Thanks to reddit users u/Ironymaiden_ and /KillerPotato_BMW for naming this week’s cases! To suggest a title for a future episode, keep an eye on the Maximum Fun subreddit at maximumfun.reddit.com! Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
07/06/231h 1m

Persona Non Grata Catch 'Em All

Cameron brings the case against his friend Shooka. When Cameron and Shooka were in college, Cameron was obsessed with Pokémon Go. One day, Cameron was distracted with Pokémon Go, so Shooka took his phone and deleted one of his favorite Pokémon! Shooka says it’s only a game. But Cameron wants justice!Thanks to reddit user u/lexfri for naming this week’s case! To suggest a title for a future episode, keep an eye on the Maximum Fun subreddit at maximumfun.reddit.com! Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
31/05/231h 6m

Getting Justice Today

It's time to clear the docket! This week, we're tackling disputes about the theater, and we have two very special expert witnesses: the award-winning duo Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Bobby Lopez! Between the two of them, they've made some of the most memorable musical theater works of the modern era: Frozen, The Book of Mormon, Avenue Q and so much more. They've come by to lend their expertise to settle disputes about the ending of Pippin, post-show etiquette in community theater, and – of course – lots and lots of Sondheim.SUBSCRIBE TO THIS PODCAST in APPLE PODCASTS or the RSS FEED. Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
24/05/231h 18m

Dolly Pardon

Leann brings the case against her daughter Abbie. Abbie has a collection of creepy dolls in their living room, on top of their piano. Leann thinks the dolls are TOO creepy! She wants Abbie to move them to her room. But Abbie wants them to stay where they are! Who's right?Thanks to reddit user u/Junk_Mutluck for naming this week’s case! To suggest a title for a future episode, keep an eye on the Maximum Fun subreddit at maximumfun.reddit.com! Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
17/05/231h 11m

Hot, Tubular, Non-Sandwich Beef

Can you feel it? The changing of the seasons? The crispness of the air? The ever-growing magnetic pull in the back of your head that urges you toward the mythical land of western Massachusetts? That can only mean one thing: the return of the one and only Summertime Funtime Bailiff MONTE BELMONTE! He joins us to clear the docket and dispense justice on issues relating to wrapping paper, the game of Blank Slate, hometowns, and more. PLUS: A letter from the mysterious ROBIN HOOD CAMP! Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
10/05/231h 3m

FlavorHub

It’s time to clear the docket! This week, we get what we get and we cast a wide net, dispensing justice on topics like umbrella etiquette, what to wear to a rock star birthday party, a smelly sewer museum and more! PLUS: who would win – Batman or Darth Vader? Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
03/05/2354m 0s

This Is The Name Of Your Mullet

It’s time to clear the docket! This week, we're taking on NAMING DISPUTES! Who has the naming rights to an inflatable dinosaur? What to name a mullet? And how many names of different Alpha Flight members can John and Jesse come up with? Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
26/04/2352m 39s

Live from SF Sketchfest

This week’s episode was recorded live in front of an audience at the Sydney Goldstein Theater! Our first case is SCOTTISH RITE OF WAY: Nate brings the case against his partner Chan. The two live together in a building that once was a Masonic lodge. One of the rooms in their apartment has a strange door that opens onto a dark and mysterious hallway. Nate wants to investigate the hallway. Chan wants him to leave the mystery door alone!Thanks to reddit user u/acone419 for naming this week's main case! To suggest a title for a future episode, keep an eye on the Maximum Fun subreddit at maximumfun.reddit.com! Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
19/04/231h 8m

Grudge Match

It’s time to clear the docket! This week, we have a good old-fashioned GRUDGE MATCH! You wrote in with your long-festering grudges against teachers, strangers and crummy cousins, and we're dispensing some long-awaited justice!SUBSCRIBE TO THIS PODCAST in APPLE PODCASTS or the RSS FEED. Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
12/04/2350m 10s

Live from Denver

This week’s episode was recorded live in front of an audience at the Gothic Theatre in Denver! Our first case is BUY ME SUBPOENAS AND CRACKERJACK: Paul brings the case against his friend Chris. Chris has stopped believing in baseball superstitions and jinxes. He says his behavior can’t affect the outcome of a baseball game. But Paul says his friend’s carelessness has jinxed his team! PLUS: Swift Justice featuring the legendary David Gborie!Thanks to reddit user u/ScrotalMigraine for naming this week’s case! To suggest a title for a future episode, keep an eye on the Maximum Fun subreddit at maximumfun.reddit.com! Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
05/04/231h 27m

A Priori Engagement

Tanya brings the case against her husband Thomas. During the height of the coronavirus pandemic, Tanya read a news story about wedding venues being booked years in advance. She asked Thomas if he wanted to get married. He said yes. Thomas interpreted that as a proposal. But Tanya says it was just a question about logistics, NOT a proposal!Thanks to reddit user u/teabiscuit54 for naming this week’s case! To suggest a title for a future episode, keep an eye on the Maximum Fun subreddit at maximumfun.reddit.com!This is the second week of this year's MaxFunDrive! Go to maximumfun.org/join to become a member, or upgrade or boost your membership, and support the Judge John Hodgman podcast. And to all of our members, both new and returning: a hearty, sincere THANK YOU from all of us at JJHO and MaxFun! Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
29/03/231h 3m

No Legume to Stand On

Emily brings the case against her cousin Jess. When Emily was 3, her uncle chased her around a family gathering while wearing a Mr. Peanut costume. This traumatized her! Jess was present at the event, and she still sends Emily pictures and memes of Mr. Peanut. She says it “wasn’t that bad.” Emily wants Jess to stop because she still finds it upsetting! Who's right? Who's wrong?Thanks to reddit user u/PR0T0G3N for naming this week’s case! To suggest a title for a future episode, keep an eye on the Maximum Fun subreddit at maximumfun.reddit.com!This is the first week of the MAXFUNDRIVE! Go to maximumfun.org/join to become a member, or upgrade or boost your membership, and support the Judge John Hodgman podcast. And to all of our members, both new and returning: a hearty, sincere THANK YOU from all of us at JJHO and MaxFun! Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
22/03/231h 10m

Forge Majeure

Jordan brings the case against his friend Jacob. Jordan and Jacob are both blacksmiths. Jacob has been Jordan’s apprentice for the past few years, and he says it’s time he gets a new title, like “journeyman.” Jordan says Jacob is still learning and needs more experience first! Who’s right? Who’s wrong?Thanks to reddit user u/Beejtronic for naming this week’s case! To suggest a title for a future episode, keep an eye on the Maximum Fun subreddit at maximumfun.reddit.com! Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
15/03/231h 8m

Kanga and Roo Court

Joan brings the case against her sister, Barbara. When Joan was 8, their aunt gave her a present: a framed print of Winnie-the-Pooh. Joan hung it in the bedroom she shared with Barbara – but she left it behind when she got her own room. Now it’s 50 years later, and Barbara says the Pooh print belongs to her. Joan wants it back! Who’s right? Who’s wrong?Thanks to reddit user u/BadArtistGoodListenr for naming this week’s case! To suggest a title for a future episode, keep an eye on the Maximum Fun subreddit at maximumfun.reddit.com! Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
08/03/231h 10m

Butt Money with David Lindsay-Abaire

It’s time to clear the docket! This week, we’re tackling BOARD GAMES. And we get some help from a very special guest: Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and board game enthusiast David Lindsay-Abaire is here! He helps decide on issues of Monopoly house rules, the layout of the Clue board, and how to win at Life! (The board game, not, y'know, life.)David's musical KIMBERLY AKIMBO is on Broadway right now, at the Booth Theatre. Get tickets here! Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
01/03/231h 15m

Live from Portland, OR

This week’s episode was recorded live in front of an audience at Revolution Hall in Portland, OR! Our first case is BROCCO-LEADING THE WITNESS: Alan brings the case against his wife Christy. Alan wants to introduce broccoli into their 14-month-old daughter’s diet. Christy has a phobia of broccoli, and doesn’t want any in the house unless she’s out of town. But Alan wants to serve it to their daughter more frequently! PLUS: Swift Justice featuring the legendary Corin Tucker of Sleater-Kinney!Thanks to reddit user u/MagicApe for naming this week’s case! To suggest a title for a future episode, keep an eye on the Maximum Fun subreddit at maximumfun.reddit.com. Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
22/02/231h 4m

Live from Seattle

This week’s episode was recorded live in front of an audience at the Neptune Theater in Seattle! Our first case is PAUSE-ABLE DENIABILITY: Sam brings the case against his girlfriend, Angela. Angela and Sam used to watch a popular food-reaction video series together. One day, Sam discovered Angela watching a new episode without him. He says they had an unspoken agreement to always wait to watch new episodes together, but Angela says she did nothing wrong. PLUS: Swift Justice with Washington Supreme Court Justice Raquel Montoya-Lewis!Thanks to reddit user u/mkbecker for naming this week’s case! To suggest a title for a future episode, keep an eye on the Maximum Fun subreddit at maximumfun.reddit.com! Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
15/02/231h 5m

Live from Port Townsend, WA

This week's episode was recorded live in front of an audience at the Wheeler Theater in Port Townsend, Washington! Our first case is BURDEN OF HOOF: Amy brings the case against her husband, Toby. Amy and Toby became “accidental farmers” when they moved back to the island where Toby grew up and bought a home that came with a tractor. Now that their kids are nearly grown, they want to spend more time sailing, but the farm is too much work! Amy wants to build lodging to hire help, but Toby says it’s not that simple! PLUS: Swift Justice with Port Townsend's Mayor David Faber!Thanks to reddit user u/IGotMyPopcorn for naming this week’s case! To suggest a title for a future episode, keep an eye on the Maximum Fun subreddit at maximumfun.reddit.com! Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
09/02/231h 17m

Acting in Bat Faith

Elyse brings the case against her wife, Erin. Erin wants to install a bat box in their yard to help manage mosquitoes. But, Elyse is opposed. She is concerned about becoming the neighborhood’s weird bat people. Who’s right? Who’s wrong?Thanks to reddit user u/DrColossusOfRhodes for naming this week’s case! To suggest a title for a future episode, keep an eye on the Maximum Fun subreddit at maximumfun.reddit.com! Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
01/02/231h

Blob Babies

It's time to clear the docket! Tipping, packing, baby-shushing, exercise nomenclature, and much more! Plus, Kayleigh from episode 426: Blob Justice writes in with an update — and a plea for a stay of justice! Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
25/01/2359m 53s

Misdenomer

Haley brings the case against her partner, Jonathan. Haley and Jonathan have a non-existent child named Belinda. Belinda started as a joke, but has become a symbol for their future together. Now that Haley and Jonathan are thinking seriously about having an actual child, Jonathan thinks the name Belinda would be perfect. Haley disagrees! Who’s right? Who’s wrong?Thanks to reddit user u/SupersoftBday_party for naming this week's case! To suggest a title for a future episode, keep an eye on the Maximum Fun subreddit at maximumfun.reddit.com! Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
18/01/231h 3m

Family Feuds

It’s time to clear the docket! This week, we're tackling FAMILY FEUDS. Is it okay to run in Crocs? Should you serve your sister old, old honey? Is "tweets" an acceptable Scrabble word? Plus: baby names, Chex mix and frosty facial hair! Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
11/01/2356m 47s

Meld in Contempt

Stacey brings the case against her friend, Ellen. Stacey says that when they play canasta, Ellen changes the rules mid-game. Ellen says that this isn’t true. She’s simply reporting what the rules have always been. Who’s right? Who’s wrong?Thank you to Twitter User @IronyMaiden for naming this week’s case! To suggest a title for a future episode, keep an eye on the Maximum Fun Subreddit at maximumfun.reddit.com! Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
04/01/231h 11m

The Egg, The Nog and the Holy Sprite (RERUN)

Content Warning: This episode is entirely about eating and drinking various foods, including some alcoholic beverages. There is a brief description of cooking live lobsters during Monte Belmonte's message to the show in the last segment.It's the last episode of the year and we are celebrating with a Judge John Hodgman Office Party! Inspired by a case regarding mixing eggnog and Sprite, the Judge sent a call for our audience's favorite holiday foods and drinks. Bailiff Jesse had to miss the party unfortunately, but Producer Jennifer Marmor and WERU Program Director Joel Mann join Judge Hodgman to ring in the New Year! Plus we hear some holiday greetings from Friends of the Court!Music used in this episode:Poppers and Prosecco Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 Licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/Crinoline Dreams Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 Licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/Barbara by U.S. Army Blues is licensed under a Public Domain Mark 1.0 License.Auld Lang Syne by United States Marine Band is licensed under a Public Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
28/12/221h 21m

Filing For Skankruptcy

Chris brings the case against his friend and bandmate, Nat. Chris would like to incorporate some ska music into their band’s repertoire, but Nat is opposed! Who's right? Who's wrong? With Guest Bailiff Jean Grae!If you want to check out more of bandmate Ross' "Smash-ups," click here for his Bandcamp! Check out Jean's online vintage shop at instagram.com/bea22nyc!Thank you to Twitter User @sittingina_tree for naming this week’s case! To suggest a title for a future episode, follow us on Twitter for naming opportunities: @JesseThorn & @Hodgman. Or keep track using the Twitter hashtag #JJHoCaseNames.Make sure to check out our West Coast tour dates at bit.ly/JJHOWEST! And if you are in any of the cities on our route and have a dispute, please submit it at maximumfun.org/jjho! Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
21/12/221h 8m

Case Sera, Sera

Gillian brings the case against her friend, Courtney. Sometimes Gillian will say that something was “meant to be.” Courtney bristles at this idea. Gillian wants Courtney to just let her believe what she wants. But Courtney doesn’t think that Gillian truly believes in destiny! Who’s right? Who’s wrong?Thank you to Twitter User @WeHaveSnacks for naming this week’s case! To suggest a title for a future episode, follow us on Twitter for naming opportunities: @JesseThorn & @Hodgman. Or keep track using the Twitter hashtag #JJHoCaseNames.Make sure to check out our West Coast tour dates at bit.ly/JJHOWEST! Tickets for our Los Angeles show go on sale FRIDAY! And if you are in any of the cities on our route and have a dispute, please submit it at maximumfun.org/jjho!  Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
14/12/221h 4m

Sing the Wall Song

It's time to clear the docket! It's another edition of JUVENILE COURT with Guest Judge Oscar Thorn (age 9). Time travel artifacts, parents singing in public, swearing along to song lyrics, cat limits, banana bread, and text interpretation. Plus much more! Do parents understand? Oscar will be the judge!Judge John Hodgman is bringing LIVE JUSTICE back on the road!Sat 1/28/23 – Wheeler Theater in Port Townsend, WASun 1/29/23 – Neptune Theatre in SeattleTue 1/31/23 – Revolution Hall in Portland, ORThurs 2/2/23 – Gothic Theatre in Denver, COSat 2/4/23 – Sydney Goldstein Theatre at San Francisco Sketchfest  We will also be adding a Los Angeles date to be announced soon! Tickets for SF Sketchfest are available now. General sale for tickets will start THIS FRIDAY, 12/9/22 but artist presale starts tomorrow, THURSDAY 12/8/22 at 10AM PST for Seattle, Portland, and Denver. Use the code ALLRISE for the presale! Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
07/12/2257m 10s

Plea Cute

Jonathon brings the case against his wife, Kat. Jonathon believes that their first date was a post-class lunch in their college’s cafeteria. But, Kat says that lunch did not count as a date! Who’s right? Who’s wrong?Thank you to Twitter User @aint_no_rule for naming this week’s case! To suggest a title for a future episode, follow us on Twitter for naming opportunities: @JesseThorn & @Hodgman. Or keep track using the Twitter hashtag #JJHoCaseNames. Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
30/11/221h 7m

Hodgman's Desiccation Declaration

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 this plus office breakfast burrito leftover policy, freezer technique, and much more! Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
23/11/2252m 54s

Jawn Order

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?Thank you to Twitter User @lexfri for naming this week’s case! To suggest a title for a future episode, follow us on Twitter for naming opportunities: @JesseThorn & @Hodgman. Or keep track using the Twitter hashtag #JJHoCaseNames. Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
16/11/2259m 5s

Homer Confinement

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?Thank you to Twitter User @therealsobreiro for naming this week’s case! To suggest a title for a future episode, follow us on Twitter for naming opportunities: @JesseThorn & @Hodgman. Or keep track using the Twitter hashtag #JJHoCaseNames. Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
09/11/221h 7m

Crust-ody Hearing

Lilarose brings the case against her brother, Kumar. They disagree on the best method of making a pie crust. Lilarose believes it’s important to keep the ingredients in the freezer. But Kumar says that the fridge is just fine. Who’s right? Who’s wrong?Plus expert testimony from J. Kenji López-Alt! Find his work at Serious Eats and on YouTube. More, including his books, at www.kenjilopezalt.com.Thank you to Twitter User @MeaghanLamothe for naming this week’s case! To suggest a title for a future episode, follow us on Twitter for naming opportunities: @JesseThorn & @Hodgman. Or keep track using the Twitter hashtag #JJHoCaseNames. Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
02/11/2258m 15s

Judge of the Darned

Spooky Season is here! We are in chambers this week to clear the docket and it's all Halloween! We talk about costumes, trick-or-treating, scaring kids, and much more! Plus we catch up with Friend of the Court and Spirit Halloween expert, Aidan Kaye! Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
26/10/221h 7m

Birthday B.S. Corpus

Brandi files suit against her husband, Greg. Greg’s birthday falls in August, but he would like to change it to October 17th. She wants to be able to celebrate on his actual date of birth! Who’s right? Who’s wrong?Thank you to Twitter User @BenjaminAhr for naming this week’s case! To suggest a title for a future episode, follow us on Twitter for naming opportunities: @JesseThorn & @Hodgman. Or keep track using the Twitter hashtag #JJHoCaseNames. Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
19/10/2258m 50s

Bad News, Heirs

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?Thank you to Twitter User @jack_mathews for naming this week’s case! To suggest a title for a future episode, follow us on Twitter for naming opportunities: @JesseThorn & @Hodgman. Or keep track using the Twitter hashtag #JJHoCaseNames. Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
12/10/221h 4m

Persona Non Carta

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?Thank you to Twitter User @TimmKinitz for naming this week’s case! To suggest a title for a future episode, follow us on Twitter for naming opportunities: @JesseThorn & @Hodgman. Or keep track using the Twitter hashtag #JJHoCaseNames. Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
05/10/221h

Habeas Cropus

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?Thank you to Twitter User @IronyMaiden for naming this week’s case! To suggest a title for a future episode, follow us on Twitter for naming opportunities: @JesseThorn & @Hodgman. Or keep track using the Twitter hashtag #JJHoCaseNames. Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
28/09/221h 3m

The Deceitful Dish

It’s time to clear the docket! Monte Belmonte and Joel Mann are back again to squeeze in one last summertime fun time! Disputes about oyster sauce, The Lion King, when to sing "Happy Birthday," and a sound in a song from the musical Hamilton. Plus much more! Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
21/09/2252m 15s

Trivial Lawsuit

Becky files suit against her brother, Andrew. Sixteen years ago, they had a dispute over the correct answer in a game of Trivial Pursuit. Becky says that Andrew’s answer was wrong because it was not the exact same answer on the card. Andrew says that the spirit of the answer was the same. Who’s right? Who’s wrong?Thank you to Twitter User @AdiliciousDish for naming this week’s case! To suggest a title for a future episode, follow us on Twitter for naming opportunities: @JesseThorn & @Hodgman. Or keep track using the Twitter hashtag #JJHoCaseNames. Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
14/09/221h

New England Style Justice Chowder

It's time to clear the docket! Bailiff Jesse Thorn has the week off. Monte Belmonte and Joel Mann join Judge Hodgman to dispense New England Style Justice. Hosting gatherings with your spouse, silverware sorting, maple syrup, car navigation, and sleeping with the windows open during New England winters. Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
07/09/2249m 18s

Scheduled For Adrainment

Karen brings the case against her husband, Matt. Part of their property has a pasture that slopes downward. This creates a low spot that fills with a foot of water during certain times of the year. Karen calls this area the “frog bog.” Matt wants to fill it in, but Karen wants to leave the bog alone. Who’s right? Who’s wrong? Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
31/08/221h 5m

Fast Juice and Air Cured Beef

It's time again to clear the docket. This week we are also returning to Juvenile Court! Cases from kids about embarrassing dads, pigeons, knuckle cracking, silent mode, and walking. Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
24/08/2254m 56s

Death Cab or Sue Me

Louisa brings the case against their sister, Josie. Josie has a huge box she would like to paint to look like the Skeleton Cab from HALLOWEENTOWN. But Louisa wants to just get rid of the box! Who's right? Who's wrong?Thank you to Twitter User @jack_mathews for naming this week’s case! To suggest a title for a future episode, follow us on Twitter for naming opportunities: @JesseThorn & @Hodgman. Or keep track using the Twitter hashtag #JJHoCaseNames. Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
17/08/2256m 22s

Subarule of Law

Sophie brings the case against her husband, John. John would like to get a Subaru Baja. But Sophie is worried that his dream car includes a manual transmission. She doesn’t want to have to learn how to drive stick in order to drive his car! Who’s right? Who’s wrong? With Expert Witness River Butcher! Thank you to Twitter User @RuthieGriffith for naming this week’s case! To suggest a title for a future episode, follow us on Twitter for naming opportunities: @JesseThorn & @Hodgman. Or keep track using the Twitter hashtag #JJHoCaseNames. Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
10/08/221h 10m

Marbits and a Mayo Knife

It's time to clear the docket! Judge John Hodgman and Bailiff Jesse Thorn discuss the proper way to eat Lucky Charms, communal baked goods, adding berries to pancakes, ordering the same entrée as your dining partner, and proper knife placement. Plus much more! Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
03/08/2254m 52s

Live From Lincoln Center's Summer for the City

This week's episode was recorded live in front of an audience at Lincoln Center's Summer for the City! We first hear the case, "Solstice Delayed is Solstice Denied!" Erica doesn’t change the clocks in her home or car during seasonal time changes. But her wife, Kylee, can’t live this way! Erica says that Kylee is free to change the clocks in the home, but her car is OFF LIMITS. Plus Swift Justice with Jean Grae and Open Court with a surprise special guest! Thank you to Twitter User @sarahchantal for naming this week’s case! To suggest a title for a future episode, follow us on Twitter for naming opportunities: @JesseThorn & @Hodgman. Or keep track using the Twitter hashtag #JJHoCaseNames. Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
27/07/221h 19m

Big Gondola Guy

It's time to clear the docket. This week, our vehicle expert River Butcher joins us to discuss things that go! Cars, gondolas, and funiculars!  Click here to check out Gyles' gondola dispute deck.Make sure to watch River's new special, "A Different Kind of Dude," on Comedy Central's YouTube channel! And you can catch him on Freeform's Good Trouble! Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
20/07/2257m 35s

Pico de Trial

Andrew brings the case against his wife, Marilyn. Marilyn is entering a salsa competition at her work. When Andrew noticed her browsing the internet for potential salsa recipes, he accused her of cheating. But Marilyn doesn’t see the problem. Who’s right? Who’s wrong?Thank you to Twitter User @brackenthebox for naming this week’s case! To suggest a title for a future episode, follow us on Twitter for naming opportunities: @JesseThorn & @Hodgman. Or keep track using the Twitter hashtag #JJHoCaseNames. Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
13/07/2253m 39s

Top Golf Mansion

It's time to clear the docket with Guest Bailiff Jean Grae! Jean and Judge Hodgman discuss beans on display, grammar correcting, Top Golf competition, wedding dress donating, and complicated pizza math! Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
06/07/221h

Hearspray

Kate and Richard bought their house a few years ago and have been spending a lot of time fixing it up. Kate believes that a paint sprayer will solve a lot of her problems. But Richard is concerned about adding that tool to their collection. Who’s right? Who’s wrong? With Guest Bailiff Jean Grae!Thank you to Twitter User @nyc_marmar for naming this week’s case! To suggest a title for a future episode, follow us on Twitter for naming opportunities: @JesseThorn & @Hodgman. Or keep track using the Twitter hashtag #JJHoCaseNames. Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
29/06/221h 3m

All Weirdsies With Linda Holmes

Linda Holmes (NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour), The Court's expert on Little Weirdsies, returns to help clear the weirdsiest docket we could pull together! Pajama pants, athletic shirts, feeling "sloshy" and having "minty eye," brushing teeth before coffee, and superstitions. Plus Judge Hodgman and Bailiff Jesse Thorn talk to Linda about her new book Flying Solo, available wherever books are sold! Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
22/06/2259m 29s

Numerical Order in the Court

Sabine thinks she can count to one million. Her husband, Cameron, says there's no way she can do it! Who's right? Who's wrong?Thank you to Twitter User @lexfri for naming this week’s case! To suggest a title for a future episode, follow us on Twitter for naming opportunities: @JesseThorn & @Hodgman. Or keep track using the Twitter hashtag #JJHoCaseNames.  Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
15/06/2254m 57s

Snap Judgment

Eman brings the case against his wife, Cassie. When Cassie turned 38, Eman helped her with a photoshoot. She asked him to edit the photos in photoshop for her. But when he finished the task, she decided to post the unedited version on her social media. Eman says that Cassie took advantage of his free labor! Who’s right? Who’s wrong?Thank you to Twitter User @robt77 for naming this week’s case! To suggest a title for a future episode, follow us on Twitter for naming opportunities: @JesseThorn & @Hodgman. Or keep track using the Twitter hashtag #JJHoCaseNames. Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
08/06/221h 4m

Into The Ralphaverse

As the school year comes to an end all around the USA, so does Prom Season. We bring in Prom and school dance expert Jordan Morris (BUBBLE, Jordan, Jesse, Go!) help us clear the docket! We talk all about prom: corsages, scorned dates, promposals, and prom conventions that are worthy of a little side-eye. Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
01/06/2259m 23s

My Legal Pony (RERUN)

This week we are revisiting an episode deep in the archives, fan favorite MY LEGAL PONY! Nancy brings the case against her friend Becky. They are both veterinarians. Nancy lives out in the country, and owns a herd of Shetland ponies. She says the ponies act as ponies do, and are perfectly fine just as they are. Becky says Nancy’s ponies are ill-mannered. Who’s right? Who’s wrong? Make sure to stay tuned after the verdict for some updates on these ponies and their behavior. Click HERE to check out the evidence from this episode. Thanks to Alex Maeder for naming this week’s case!  Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
25/05/221h 6m

Skip The Almonds, Flush The Toilet

It's time to clear the docket! Does one eat or drink soup? Should someone tell their student they look like Judge Hodgman? We rule on these disputes and also cases about toilet etiquette, Facetiming with one's partner over a meal, and hair styles! Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
18/05/2259m 38s

Huzzah the Ringer!

Huzzah! Our docket is full of Dungeons & Dragons disputes so we called upon D&D Expert Griffin McElroy (The Adventure Zone) to help us clear it! Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
11/05/221h 11m

Pleat Bargain

Ann-Elizabeth files suit against her wife, Tiffany. Ann-Elizabeth says that she doesn’t cook because she finds it too overwhelming. Tiffany says that because Ann-Elizabeth is such a talented seamstress, it’s surprising that she would have trouble with cooking. To Tiffany, the skills should be transferable. But Ann-Elizabeth says that’s not how it works! Who's right? Who's wrong?Make sure to check out Ann-Elizabeth and Tiffany's web show PHOOLE AND THE GANG for more from this delightful couple!  Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
04/05/221h 6m

Sue Chef

Nathalie brings the case against her sister, Juliana. When they lived together last winter, they came up with a leftovers cooking challenge in order to limit their trips to the grocery store. Juliana thinks that Nathalie is too stingy with what they call “creativity points.” But Nathalie says that the challenge is more fun when it’s harder to get points. Who's right? Who's wrong? Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
27/04/221h

Mulch and Bison

It's time to clear the docket! As we venture out into the world a bit more, how should we be dressing? What makes a men's sandal a "dad sandal?" If one puts sunglasses on the brim of their hat, are they still "wearing" them? Does black go with everything? Should a college graduate's partner wear a tie to the graduation? Judge John Hodgman and Bailiff Jesse Thorn talk all about these fashion and style cases, and more! Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
20/04/2259m 54s

The Duality of Jean

Guest Bailiff Jean Grae returns to The Court to clear the docket! Spring is here. We've got (spring) cleaning disputes, cases about flowers, and seasonal allergy related sneezing!  Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
13/04/221h 1m

Class Bee Spellony

Kendall brings the case against her husband, Dave. They share a New York Times Games account and cannot figure out how to play the Spelling Bee game together. Kendall wants the game to herself but Dave wants the option to play it too! Who’s right? Who’s wrong?Thank you to Twitter User @rmvance for naming this week’s case! To suggest a title for a future episode, follow us on Twitter for naming opportunities: @JesseThorn & @Hodgman. Or keep track using the Twitter hashtag #JJHoCaseNames. Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
06/04/221h 6m

Hot Bread

It's time to clear the docket! This week, Friend of the Court J. Kenji López-Alt joins us to talk about his new book, The Wok, and to help with cooking and food disputes! Citrus squeezers, grilled cheese, scrambled eggs, soup cooling, bread baking, and much more. Plus, Judge John Hodgman and Bailiff Jesse Thorn finally try listener Dave's recommended Grape Nuts and poached egg (aka Gregg Nuts). Kenji's book, The Wok, is out NOW wherever books are sold. His article on expiration dates can be found here, and his article on no knead bread baking can be found here.  Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
30/03/221h 7m

The Thank You Light

It's time to clear the docket! Judge John Hodgman and Bailiff Jesse Thorn discuss Sequim, WA, Grape Nuts and eggs, car communication features, dollops of mayo, Lord of the Rings trivia, and much more!  Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
23/03/2251m 11s

Request For Ex-Tradition

Kyle files suit against his friend Brian. Sometime in college, Brian began a yearly tradition called “I Blame Kyle Day.” Now, 12 years later, Kyle and Brian’s friend group are keeping the day going. Kyle is tired of being blamed for his friends’ problems and would like Brian to put an end to it once and for all. Who's right? Who's wrong?Thank you to Twitter User @KidsDrDave for naming this week’s case! To suggest a title for a future episode, follow us on Twitter for naming opportunities: @JesseThorn & @Hodgman. Or keep track using the Twitter hashtag #JJHoCaseNames. Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
16/03/221h 5m

Pup-Lick Defender

Annie files suit against her husband, Jeremy. When Jeremy does the dishes, he allows the family dog to lick plates and pots before continuing the cleaning. But, Annie thinks this practice is disgusting and would like him to stop. Who’s right? Who’s wrong?Thank you to Twitter User @bill_massey for naming this week’s case! To suggest a title for a future episode, follow us on Twitter for naming opportunities: @JesseThorn & @Hodgman. Or keep track using the Twitter hashtag #JJHoCaseNames. Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
09/03/2252m 56s

David Rees is Like the Wind

Friend of the Court David Rees (Election Profit Makers, Going Deep With David Rees) joins Judge Hodgman this week to clear the docket. They talk about memory, head rubs, noisy arcade machines, and wedding gift bag contents. Plus they talk about the new season of their show DICKTOWN, premiering tomorrow Thursday 3/3 on FXX! Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
02/03/221h 5m

Suing For Soul Custody

Elena brings the case against her husband, Jason. Jason would like to sell his soul on a blockchain. But Elena thinks that this is a terrible idea! Who's right? Who's wrong?SPOILER ALERT: Visit MaxFunStore.com NOW and get your EPISODE JOKE REDACTED t-shirt while you can! Sales end March 9!Thank you to Twitter Users @AmeliaEHelmfor & @PaulSieger4 for naming this week’s case! To suggest a title for a future episode, follow us on Twitter for naming opportunities: @JesseThorn & @Hodgman. Or keep track using the Twitter hashtag #JJHoCaseNames. Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
23/02/221h 4m

Potable Cause

Sarah brings the case against her sister, Amy. Amy says that she can taste the difference between water that has come from the bathroom tap and water that has come from the kitchen tap. Sarah doesn’t believe there is any way this can be true. Who’s right? Who’s wrong? With Expert Witness Lindsay Barr, a sensory scientist and co-founder of Draught Lab!Thank you to Twitter User @MeaghanLamothe for naming this week’s case! To suggest a title for a future episode, follow us on Twitter for naming opportunities: @JesseThorn & @Hodgman. Or keep track using the Twitter hashtag #JJHoCaseNames. Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
16/02/221h 6m

Juvenile Court Returns Again!

It's a special day in the Court of Judge John Hodgman! Guest Judge Oscar Thorn (age 8) joins us as we return to Juvenile Court! We clear the docket of cases involving kids and long underwear, tag, level up rules, trombone practicing, staring contest rules, paper shredding jobs, and YouTube channels.   Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
09/02/2251m 27s

Hampering With the Evidence

Katherine would like to pack for short trips in a laundry basket. But her husband, Andy, says it’s not practical! Who’s right? Who’s wrong? Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
02/02/2257m 9s

Dr. Goofus and Mr. Gallant

It's time to clear the docket! Eye-open kissing, the John-Claude Van Damme movie HARD TARGET, tacos, walking your mom to her car at night, 20 questions, and the return of the segment JUSTICE DELAYED! Plus we say goodbye for now to the Great Lakes Beach Report! Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
26/01/221h 2m

Inside the Green Monster

It's time to clear the docket! Cases about lock picking, drought resistant beans, memes, toe tapping, and cut plants.  Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
19/01/2258m 42s

A Chime For All Seasons

It's time to clear the docket! Foot powders, shower plungers, winter windchimes, Blink 182, TMI at restaurants, and an update from Rudy on Big Toad Road! Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
12/01/2253m 41s

Rashomom (RERUN)

This week, we are revising RASHOMOM! A Judge John Hodgman Classic that originally ran nearly ten years ago! Rebekah, her mother Denise and grandmother Gloria bring to the court a generational clash of memory — specifically, whose memory is more reliable, an adult’s or a child’s? Denise is positive she lived next door to a grey house as a child, while Gloria insists the house exists only as a figment of her daughter’s imagination. Rebekah has played referee many times in the dispute of the Grey House Universe, but she has several issues of her own with her mother’s allegedly faulty memory. Each testimony accepted, each dispute resigned; it’s maternal sunshine of the spotless mind. In this match of memories, we turn to the man who never forgets: Judge John Hodgman!As the Judge mentioned, check out David Rees' book HOW TO SHARPEN PENCILS. And make sure to listen to the 12/28/21 episode of ELECTION PROFIT MAKERS, "Episode 126: Florida Pizza Restaurant Infomercial," for something unexpectedly meaningful and heartfelt. Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
05/01/2243m 3s

The Egg, The Nog, and The Holy Sprite

Content Warning: This episode is entirely about eating and drinking various foods. There is live consumption of an alcoholic cocktail, and accompanying discussion, from 06:00-11:04. There is also a brief description of cooking live lobsters between 01:12:25-01:12:46.It's the last episode of 2021 and we are celebrating with a Judge John Hodgman Office Party! Inspired by a case regarding mixing eggnog and Sprite, the Judge sent a call for our audience's favorite holiday foods and drinks. Bailiff Jesse had to miss the party unfortunately, but Producer Jennifer Marmor and WERU Program Director Joel Mann join Judge Hodgman to ring in the New Year! Plus we hear some holiday greetings from Friends of the Court!Music used in this episode:Poppers and Prosecco Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 Licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/Crinoline Dreams Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 Licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/Barbara by U.S. Army Blues is licensed under a Public Domain Mark 1.0 License.Auld Lang Syne by United States Marine Band is licensed under a Public Domain Mark 1.0 License. Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
29/12/211h 19m

Eating In A-Bed-Ing

Content Warning: This week's episode is about the relationship between food and feelings. While the episode is fun and friendly, this could be a subject that is sensitive to some. Sarah files suit against her husband, David. Sarah loves to eat in bed but has stopped doing it because David finds it disgusting. Sarah, however, misses her old source of comfort and would like to eat in bed every once in a while. Who’s right? Who’s wrong?Follow Sarah and see her beautiful cakes on Instagram @crumbbumcupcakes! And check out Bailiff Jesse's friend Jasmine Rae's cakes on Instagram @jasmineraecakes! Thank you to Twitter User @since_you_asked & @EldoradoOmega for naming this week’s case! To suggest a title for a future episode, follow us on Twitter for naming opportunities: @JesseThorn & @Hodgman. Or keep track using the Twitter hashtag #JJHoCaseNames. Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
22/12/2158m 59s

Gruel and Unusual Punishment

Aubrey files suit against her husband, Chris. Aubrey wants to continue a family Christmas Morning tradition involving Cream of Wheat, an almond, and luck. But, Chris, is opposed! Who's right? Who's wrong?Thank you to Twitter User @bradywiggins for naming this week’s case! To suggest a title for a future episode, follow us on Twitter for naming opportunities: @JesseThorn & @Hodgman. Or keep track using the Twitter hashtag #JJHoCaseNames. Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
15/12/2159m 28s

Cuddle Formation

It's time to clear the docket! Gen X vs Zoomer text etiquette, cat names, backpack strap location, Jimmy Fallon, and jacket trades gone wrong. Plus we hear back with answers from our questions in Episode 543: The Veil of Honor!Get your tickets now for LIVE JUSTICE at SF Sketchfest! We'll be appearing on 1/22/22 at the Sydney Goldstein Theater, ready to bring back JUSTICE to the San Francisco Bay Area! You won't want to miss it. And if you have a case for the live show, please let us know! Submit your cases, big and small, to maximumfun.org/jjho or email hodgman@maximumfun.org. Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
08/12/2154m 24s

Judge, Jury, And Extra-Cushions-For-Her

Myles files suit against his wife, Isabel. Myles says that Isabel’s graduate school work takes up too much space in the living room. But, Isabel says that her setup is the most comfortable way to do her work. The living room is her space too! Who’s right? Who’s wrong?Thank you to Twitter User @BenjaminWalkup for naming this week’s case! To suggest a title for a future episode, follow us on Twitter for naming opportunities: @JesseThorn & @Hodgman. Or keep track using the Twitter hashtag #JJHoCaseNames.Get your tickets for our return to San Francisco Sketchfest! We'll be bringing LIVE JUSTICE to the Bay Area on 1/22/22 at 7:30pm, at the Sydney Goldstein Theater! Tickets are available here! Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
01/12/2154m 39s

Trialceratops

Keil files suit against his brother, Aaron, over a bet they made during their childhood. The Jurassic Park tagline is, “An Adventure 65 Million Years in the Making.” Keil contends that the film took 65 million years to make, but Aaron disagrees. Who’s right? Who’s wrong?Thank you to Twitter User @kswizzle13 for naming this week’s case! To suggest a title for a future episode, follow us on Twitter for naming opportunities: @JesseThorn & @Hodgman. Or keep track using the Twitter hashtag #JJHoCaseNames. Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
24/11/2149m 52s

The Veil of Honor

It's time to clear the docket! When should one change the lint filter (aka lint screen)? Are raisins good? Should we be compelled to apologize for every fart, even if we are in a separate room from anyone who can hear it? Plus the return of THE GREAT LAKES BEACH REPORT! And much more! Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
17/11/2149m 29s

Not Today, Satanbot

It's time to clear the docket! Stinky jeans, spaghetti sauce, meal beverages, metal inspired karaoke performances, and much more! Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
10/11/2154m 8s

Fancy Ducks vs Fancy Geese

It's time to clear the docket! Bed time, snacking cheese cutting, fancy ducks and geese, dolphin butts, cats sleeping in closets, and much more! Plus an update on Episode 487: Brush with the Law! Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
03/11/2156m 17s

Spooky Day, Spooky Night

It's time to clear the docket! Wearing sleep shorts out of the house, Christmas cookie types, bringing outside produce into restaurants, loud typing, and much more! Plus more letters from Emily and her sister Louisa from Juvenile Court, and an interview with Aidan, the co-owner of the Spirit Halloween Wiki! A perfect way to close our 2021 Spooky Season! Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
27/10/211h 22m

Fright Court

Jessie files suit against her husband Carter. Carter says he grew up in a haunted house. But Jessie doesn’t believe him! Who's right? Who's wrong?Thank you to Steve Ciabattoni for naming this week’s case! To suggest a title for a future episode, follow us on Twitter for naming opportunities: @JesseThorn & @Hodgman. Or keep track using the Twitter hashtag #JJHoCaseNames.  Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
20/10/2147m 35s

Auntie Anne-icus Brief

Mark and Hal host the Maximum Fun show WE GOT THIS, wherein they settle small debates. In 2018, they attempted to decide the Best Pretzel Shape but came to an impasse. Hal thinks that Mark was too unwilling to properly entertain a debate. Mark says that Hal betrayed the show’s core by removing the default pretzel shape from contention. Who’s right? Who’s wrong?Thank you to Dan Gualtieri for naming this week’s case! To suggest a title for a future episode, follow Judge John Hodgman on Facebook. We regularly put out a call for submissions there. Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
13/10/2157m 55s

Preliminary Herring

Kareena brings the case against her husband, Ian. The two of them would like to get a fish tank for their home. When they agreed on this, Kareena had a small tank in mind, with one or two fish. But, Ian says he will only accept a 35 gallon tank -- nothing less!Who’s right? Who’s wrong?Thank you to Nicole DuBow for naming this week’s case! To suggest a title for a future episode, follow Judge John Hodgman on Facebook. We regularly put out a call for submissions there. Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
06/10/2158m 5s

Double In-Dented-Ty

This week, we hear a dispute between two comedy writers: Andy Wood (Bridgetown Comedy Festival, Probably Science podcast) and Chip Pope (LOPEZ, It Happened in Hollywood podcast)!Andy brings the case against his friend, Chip. Andy accidentally backed into Chip's car, causing damage to the door. Andy agreed to fully cover the cost of the repair. But before Chip could get the door fixed, Chip was in another car accident that caused larger damage to the door. Andy says that because of the second accident Chip should now split the insurance deductible with him. Chip disagrees.Who’s right? Who’s wrong?Thank you to Daniel Cordero & Cody McBurnett for naming this week’s case! To suggest a title for a future episode, follow Judge John Hodgman on Facebook. We regularly put out a call for submissions there. Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
29/09/2149m 0s

Live Dangerously, Look Terribly

It's time to clear the docket! Beard stubble, shower hair, Friendsgiving, sleeping while listening to podcasts, the difference between SUVs and trucks, and much much more! Check out Ryan McDonough's (aka "Cuervo Man") film LAST NIGHT IN ROZZIE at lastnightinrozzie.com! And check out Election Profit Makers, available where you get your podcasts! For more David Rees, take a look at Get Your War On!  Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
22/09/2156m 23s

Live Upside Down or Die

Summertime Funtime Guest Bailiff Monte Belmonte joins Judge John Hodgman in saying goodbye to his New England Summer. It's the Judge's last day in his Summertime chambers with Joel Mann the Mole Mann at WERU Community Radio in Orland, Maine. The J Squad and Lil Monte clear the docket of the New England located disputes waiting for justice. Table manners, how to eat a burger, Massachusetts pronunciations, Vermont and New Hampshire orientation, New England borders, and Cape Cod geography!Thank you so much to Joel Mann and WERU for hosting our summertime chambers again this year. WERU is a community supported freeform radio, and is available to stream at weru.org. Monte Belmonte can be heard on WRSI Radio at wrsi.com. His podcast, A Week of Mornings, is available wherever you get podcasts. Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
15/09/2155m 33s

Mr. G & Professor K

It's time to clear the docket! Mom jokes, room names, grungy jackets, family group texts, garden tending, and much more! Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
08/09/2153m 8s

The Return of Juvenile Court

It's time to clear the docket and this week we are bringing back JUVENILE COURT! Disputes (mostly) from kids! Book care, door locks, pet hedgehogs, pet dogs, disc golf and more!TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW for our Judge John Hodgman Live Streaming Event with the London Podcast Festival! It’s happening on Thursday 09/09/2021 at 12:30pm PT / 3:30pm ET / 8:30pm BST. For more info and tickets, visit bit.ly/JJHOUDGMAN or click here! Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
01/09/2157m 12s

The Motion is Cary Granted

Film Fanatic Rick files suit against his wife, Nikki. Rick saves his Golden Age film viewing for his own time because Nikki is usually not interested. Together, the two of them tend to watch TV shows. But, Rick was shocked one day to find Nikki watching the 1963 film CHARADE without him, and asked that she save that movie for him. She doesn't think she should have had to stop watching it! Who's right? Who's wrong?Thank you to David Hoffman for naming this week’s case! To suggest a title for a future episode, follow Judge John Hodgman on Facebook. We regularly put out a call for submissions there. Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
25/08/211h 2m

Maine Hospitality

We are clearing the docket this week! Forest walking, Christmas related small talk, egg placement, condiments, and more!TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW for our Judge John Hodgman Live Streaming Event with the London Podcast Festival! It’s happening on Thursday 09/09/2021 at 12:30pm PT / 3:30pm ET / 8:30pm BST. For more info and tickets, click here! Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
18/08/2155m 4s

Sweet Corn Season

We are clearing the docket this week! Corn buttering, spider removal, microwave etiquette, beer gardens, and much more!TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW for our Judge John Hodgman Live Streaming Event with the London Podcast Festival! It’s happening on Thursday 09/09/2021 at 12:30pm PT / 3:30pm ET / 8:30pm BST. For more info and tickets, click here! Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
11/08/2146m 17s

Hubble Jeopardy

Kathryn files suit against her friend, Jerome. Jerome commissioned Kathryn to paint large scale panels inspired by the Hubble telescope photos. She did, and he's thrilled with them except for one thing: She didn't sign her work! She says that's not her thing. But, even still, Jerome thinks she should sign the panels.Who’s right? Who’s wrong?Thank you to Elyse O'Neill for naming this week’s case! To suggest a title for a future episode, follow Judge John Hodgman on Facebook. We regularly put out a call for submissions there.--TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW for our Judge John Hodgman Live Streaming Event with the London Podcast Festival! It's happening on Thursday 09/09/2021 at 12:30pm PT / 3:30pm ET / 8:30pm BST. For more info and tickets, click here! And make sure to follow us on Instagram for evidence!  Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
04/08/2155m 36s

The Full Micky

Time to clear the docket! Disputes about accepting rent from your parents, chocolate covered pretzels, classic movies, morning text message etiquette, sausages, and much more! Plus Joel Mann's entire Micky Dolenz story! Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
28/07/2146m 10s

What Else Is There to Do?

Time to clear that docket! Eyedrops in public, watching the Tour de France, mystery dog poop bags, gift card use, communal bookshelves, and much more! Plus an update from our favorite cryptocurrency miners, the C-Team! Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
21/07/2156m 53s

Right to a Fair Earring

Ben files suit against his friend and writing partner, Graham. The two of them agreed that if they were not hired on a writing staff by the end of 2020, they would get matching ear piercings. They did end up getting hired on a show, but their start date was at the very beginning of 2021. Graham believes that since they were offered the jobs in 2020, the spirit of the pact has been fulfilled. But Ben disagrees and believes that they need to follow through with the ear piercings!Who’s right? Who’s wrong? With Summertime Funtime Guest Bailiff Monte Belmonte!Thank you to Reid Hopkins for naming this week’s case! To suggest a title for a future episode, follow Judge John Hodgman on Facebook. We regularly put out a call for submissions there. Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
15/07/2153m 21s

Might As Well Judge (Rerun)

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. Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
07/07/2153m 11s

Citation For Glittering

Rudy, of RUDY'S PLACE, returns to Judge John Hodgman's court and brings his wife, Mary, with him! Rudy can’t stand glitter. He says that Mary keeps bringing it into the house and would like her to stop. Mary says that Rudy needs to find a better way to cope. Who’s right? Who’s wrong? With Guest Bailiff Jean Grae!The Rudy's Place theme song: Lyrics written by Judge Hodgman, performed by Jonathan Coulton.LINKS DISCUSSED IN THIS EPISODE: bit.ly/dicktownMaximum Fun's I, Podius with John Hodgman, Elliott Kalan, and Jordan KauwlingElizabeth Glibert's Pilgrims and Stern MenJean on Instagram! Follow her @jeanniegrigioBlue Man GroupAdam Savage at tested.com Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
30/06/211h 1m

Docket Deep Cuts

We are going back to the beginning of the JJHo inbox to find some DOCKET DEEP CUTS! Cases from 2010! The best fast food burgers, cats looking for milk, free-will arguments, ramen, and much more! Plus the FIRST EVER Judge Wrong Hodgman letter (™ Lela)!LINKS DISCUSSED IN THIS EPISODE: The Doughboys podcastFrench Fries cold-frying technique from America's Test KitchenDick's Drive-In French Fries techniqueRock, Rot & Rule by Scharpling & WursterEpisode 516: MAY IT PLEASE DESCARTESbit.ly/dicktownAnil Dash on TwitterFor Judge Hodgman's final thoughts on the hot dog sandwichness dispute, visit bit.ly/JJHOTDOG Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
23/06/2148m 43s

Hot Drink Legend

Clearing the docket! Ordering tea at a beer garden, sending your published book to a literary idol, nicknames, artificial plants, and the return of our new segment RUDY'S PLACE!LINKS DISCUSSED IN THIS EPISODE: Lunenburg PuddingBe Scared of Everything by Peter Counter"All of the birds died in 1986 due to Reagan killing them and replacing them with spies that are now watching us. The birds work for the bourgeoisie.”Donwill, rapper and plant expertTanya Morgan's Bandcamp, where you can find the new single "A Whole Mood" featuring Jack Daveybit.ly/dicktownDead Eyes Podcast Episode 4: Any Questions?Pre-order Tom Scharpling's book, It Never Ends at TomWroteABook.com!Pre-order Jordan Morris' graphic novel Bubble through Book Soup in LA for a signed copy!Photos on the MaxFun subreddit of the gas station with the tank in Los Angeles Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
16/06/2155m 58s

The Mighty Eagle of Mid-Tier Comedy Performers

Time to clear the docket! Answering your door to unexpected visitors, lotion hands attacks, naming a camper, fresh air, pronouncing the word "album" differently, and more!LINKS DISCUSSED IN THIS EPISODE:City Willie on InstagramArchie Was Here on InstagramAxolotl Twins on Instagram Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
09/06/2156m 25s

The Party Kitchen

It's time to clear the docket! How does a pile of lettuce become a salad? Plus, kitchen congregating, tapping dirty spoons on another person's face, covering your partner's eyes during gross movie scenes, and a new JJHo segment: RUDY'S PLACE! Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
02/06/2143m 3s

Coke or Grain

It's time to clear the docket! Judge Hodgman and Bailiff Jesse talk about wedding gifts, computer voices, splitting burritos, the Godfather theme, plus an audio letter from a kid! And much more!If you want to remix litigant Jim's robot voice with a track from "Sports" by Huey Lewis and the News, here's the clip! LINKS DISCUSSED IN THIS EPISODE:RiYL: A weekly podcast where Brian Heater talks to cartoonists, artists, musicians, and other creatives!R. Michelson GalleriesThe Montague Bookmill's Lady Killigrew CafeWRSI the River, where you can find Monte Belmonte's show!Al Otro Lado: an organization that "provides holistic legal and humanitarian support to indigent refugees, deportees, and other migrants in the US and Tijuana through a multidisciplinary, client-centered, harm reduction-based practice."Episode 222: Eminent Toe-Main featuring Amy and Alexa who have just had a baby!Wine is Elegance by Vincent Price Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
26/05/2154m 59s

There's an APPellate Court For That

Patrick brings the case against his dad, Rudy. Rudy says he has a billion dollar idea for an app. Patrick says this app will never work! Who’s right? Who’s wrong?Thank you to Jen Cunningham for naming this week’s case! To suggest a title for a future episode, follow Judge John Hodgman on Facebook. We regularly put out a call for submissions there. Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
19/05/2153m 55s

Amicus Beef

Casey files suit against his friend, Sean. They go to baseball games together a lot. Casey says that Sean’s antics at the games cause great stress. One of the more appalling antics, says Casey, is the time Sean brought his own hot dogs into the stadium. Sean says that he is well within his rights to do this. Who's right? Who's wrong?Thank you to Marley Jay for naming this week’s case! To suggest a title for a future episode, follow Judge John Hodgman on Facebook. We regularly put out a call for submissions there.We are nearing the end the MaxFunDrive! The best time of year to show your support for what we do. Join us at MaximumFun.org/join!  Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
12/05/2153m 39s

Shootin' the Bries - Episode 2

We're right in the middle of the Max Fun Drive!  Right now is the best time to support all of the Max Fun podcasts you love by starting a monthly membership or upgrading your existing one!We've bleeped the expletives in this episode, but some material might not be suitable for children.We've got something special interrupting your feed today… in 2018, Jordan Morris and John Hodgman recorded an episode of a one-off podcast called Shootin' the Bries for the Max Fun Drive. The former cheesemongers are reunited for another special episode! They chat with Joe Berkowitz, the author of American Cheese: An Indulgent Odyssey Through the Artisan Cheese World. Jordan and John also talk about cheese flavored products, and how their relationship with cheese has changed since the last time they recorded the podcast. Thanks to all our members for making fun stuff like this possible. If you'd like to become a member of our network visit https://maximumfun.org/join/ to learn more!   Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
07/05/211h 12m

May it Please Descartes

KLAXON! It's the MaxFunDrive! The best time of year to show your support for what we do. Join us at MaximumFun.org/join! Drea brings the case against her husband, Morgan. Morgan believes that we are all living in a simulation. And he loves to talk about it. Drea disagrees and does not want to talk about this any longer. Who's right? Who's wrong?Thank you to Sean Flaherty for naming this week’s case! To suggest a title for a future episode, follow Judge John Hodgman on Facebook. We regularly put out a call for submissions there. Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
05/05/2151m 18s

Peter Piper's Prerogative

It’s time to clear the docket! Judge Hodgman and Bailiff Jesse talk about post-pandemic hugging, child-free adults dining at kids' pizza restaurants, central vacuum systems, artificial islands, Philadelphia accents, and much more! Plus the premiere of the song, "Gygax Departed," inspired by recent episode with guest Josh Gondelman, A Donut of One's Own.LINKS DISCUSSED IN THIS EPISODE:Visit bit.ly/gonegygaxgone for "Gygax Departed" by Mersona Non Grata Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
28/04/2158m 47s

This Illustrated Man

It's time to clear the docket! Judge Hodgman and Bailiff Jesse talk about tattoos, chalkboards, dinner time, bad neighbors, jungle cats, and more! Plus a letter from a veterinarian about Madagascar Hissing Cockroaches! LINKS DISCUSSED IN THIS EPISODE:"Danse Russe" by William Carlos WilliamsIt Feels Good to Be Yourself by Theresa Thorn Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
21/04/2147m 55s

A Donut of One's Own

Bailiff Jesse Thorn is out this week so Guest Bailiff (or new judge?) Josh Gondelman fills in! He and Judge Hodgman talk about shortcuts, donuts, fantasy realms, mad scientists, ice cream, and much more!Huge thanks to Josh for joining us! Make sure to check out his podcast Make My Day wherever you get podcasts. His delightful book of essays Nice Try: Stories of Best Intentions and Mixed Results wherever books are sold! Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
14/04/211h 11m

What Half Man Wrought

Judge John Hodgman and Bailiff Jesse Thorn clear the docket! They talk about Jeopardy, a joke from the movie Trading Places, stops on road trips, and a new segment "FRANKENSTEIN OR NO?" Plus Friend of the Court Elliott Kalan (The Flop House) calls in to help judge a case!MaxFunDrive is coming! Do you have a story about what JJHO means to you? We may feature your story in an upcoming episode. If you want to share, email memberstories@maximumfun.org or call (323) 601-8719! Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
07/04/211h 4m

Litter Crime

Judge John Hodgman and Bailiff Jesse Thorn are in chambers to clear the docket. They discuss the rules of Rock, Paper, Scissors, Appalachian turns of phrase, and cooking. Plus, we seek a ruling from the Court's Official Automobile Expert Rhea Butcher. And a new segment: Juvenile Court!Links discussed in this episode:The instagram account for Chanell Crichlow (PitchBlak Brass Band), a Friend of the Court and amazing tuba playerThe live episode of JJHo featuring musical guest Jean Grae singing "Minnie the Moocher," with PitchBlack Brass Band backing her.  (Make sure to listen all the way to the end for the impromptu Night Court theme performance!)Rhea Butcher's new album "Pull Yourself Up By Your Bootleg" on A Special Thing recordsListener Dani's twitter account "Trash treasures for community" Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
31/03/211h 2m

My Own Avocado Creation

Judge Hodgman and Bailiff Jesse are clearing the docket! They talk about how to pronounce the word "crayon," smart home assistants, naming a child after the month in which they are born, sleeping in outside clothes, and a letter from a child about making their own avocado toast! Plus a quick round of DRACULA OR NO? and much more!MaxFunDrive is coming! Do you have a story about what JJHO means to you? We may feature your story in an upcoming episode. If you want to share, email memberstories@maximumfun.org or call (323) 601-8719!Links discussed in this episode:"Mr. Rogers Talks About Competition," featuring a visit to the crayon factoryDonwill's instagramtanyamorgan.bandcamp.comBrooklyn-based and Black-owned plant shop Natty GardenKen Plume's podcast A Bit of a Chatfrogsandturtles.comKasper Hauser's Khraigslist Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
24/03/211h 1m

Send Podcasts, Lobster Roll

Judge John Hodgman and Bailiff Jesse Thorn are in chambers to clear that docket! Does a 90s Subaru Impreza look like Christian Slater? Can an adult compel their parent to try guacamole? Plus saying good night, sleeping in separate rooms, a verdict from a beloved podcaster/bassoonist and more!MaxFunDrive is coming! Do you have a story about what JJHO means to you? We may feature your story in an upcoming episode. If you want to share, email memberstories@maximumfun.org or call (323) 601-8719!Links discussed in this episode:Gear Patrol: "11 Weird-Looking Cars That Are Definitely Making Faces at You" Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
17/03/2155m 1s

Logging a Case in A-pellet Court

Luke files suit against his wife, Alaina. They live in an old, converted schoolhouse in Vermont and heat their home using a wood stove. Luke loves the wood stove, but Alaina would like to replace it with a stove that burns pellets instead. Who’s right? Who’s wrong?Links discussed in this episode:Norwegian Wood: Chopping, Stacking, and Drying Wood the Scandinavian Way by Lars MyttingThe YouTube video from Embers Fireplaces & Outdoor Living about Wood Stoves vs Pellet StovesFREE SPIRITS, the documentary about the about the Turner's Falls, MA commune The Brotherhood of the SpiritThank you to Jonathan Arbogast & Karen Kostan for the inspiration behind this week’s episode case! To suggest a title for a future episode, follow Judge John Hodgman on Facebook. We regularly put out a call for submissions. Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
10/03/2157m 19s

The Crumble One

It's our final wintertime rollicking docket clearing episode! Judge Hodgman and Bailiff Jesse bid a farewell for now to Joel Mann the Mole Man, and his studio at WERU in Orland, Maine. They talk about ghosts, pineapple on pizza, valuable trading cards, Phish, and much more! Plus a 90 second episode of JJHo written by a neural network!LINKS DISCUSSED IN THIS EPISODE:George Saunders' new book A Swim in a Pond in the Rain: In Which Four Russians Give a Master Class on Writing, Reading, and LifeSarah Vowell talking to Jesse about her book Unfamiliar Fishes on The Sound of Young AmericaNathan Rabin's book You Don't Know Me But You Don't Like Me: Phish, Insane Clown Posse, and My Misadventures with Two of Music's Most Maligned TribesAndrew's favorite Phish "song" (his favorite part is the bit from 11 min to 15 min or so. "The climb around 13:30-14:30 is just pure bliss")bit.ly/BATBBOSOOSSRSSJRObit.ly/BATBROSkoRKS Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
03/03/211h

The J Squad and Lil Monte

It's Extra Bailiff Day with Summertime Fun Time Bailiff Monte Belmonte! In the winter! Monte joins Judge Hodgman and Bailiff Jesse in chambers to discuss mini golf, joke origins, winter layering, local TV stations, child names, and the return of the hit segment DRACULA OR NO!LINKS DISCUSSED IN THIS EPISODE:Spicy Pony Head by Kasper HauserDogsledder Blair Braverman's Twitter thread about suiting up for Winter weatherDana Hersey of Channel 38's The Movie LoftKOFY TV 20 San Francisco (stereo!)Monte's Bed-In for Cancer Connection: bit.ly/inbedwithmonteListen to Monte's podcast A Week of Mornings! Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
24/02/2159m 9s

There's No Southwest in Space

The docket is full of cases and there is only one justice team to clear it! Judge Hodgman and Bailiff Jesse discuss what counts as dating, duets, grand strategy space simulators, and much more!  Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
17/02/2147m 12s

The Maine of Breakfast Cereals

We are continuing to clear the docket! Disputes about how to pronounce "vegan" and "drawer," when to clear the snow from the sidewalk, scheduling a Roomba, Cheez-Its vs Cheese Nips, and much more! Plus a new Dracula-related segment!As mentioned on the show, here's that video by Carlos Medina, "Are you a Drakula or no??":   Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
10/02/2155m 57s

My Wife Likes it With Peaches

Judge Hodgman's chambers have been too rollicking! This episode, we are committed to less rollicking and more justice! We discuss kids' poop talk, abandoned laundry, half finished fruit, wedge salads, dead ends, and a ruling from Merriam-Webster on how many holes there are in a straw. Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
03/02/2153m 37s

Forensic Mom and Unnamed Creepout Boy

The rollicking times continue in the Court's Chambers as we clear the docket! The number of holes in a straw, homemade washcloths, Philadelphia sports fandom, Bioshock, and much more! Plus the possible conclusion of the segment CREEPY COOL BABIES and a brand new old timey ragtime tune!If you want to check out our pal Aidan's video response to JJHo Harvester of Souls chat, visit bit.ly/soulharvesternumberone. And make sure to listen to Friend of the Court Mark McConville's podcast MASCOTS! Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
27/01/2152m 39s

Willy and Nilly

We are clearing the docket this week with Friend of the Court Josh Gondelman! Scraping food scraps, kingmaking, office supply stealing, and much more! Plus more of the segment CREEPY COOL BABIES!Huge thanks to Josh for joining us this week! He's on Twitter @JoshGondelman. His podcast Make My Day is available wherever you listen to podcasts, and make sure to read his book of essays Nice Try: Stories of Best Intentions and Mixed Results!   Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
20/01/2158m 14s

You Can't Stop Justice

It's our 500th episode! Judge Hodgman and Bailiff Jesse discuss skipping TV intros, accidentally finding jewelry, an appeal about distaste for fruit, buy nothing groups on Facebook, and the premiere of a new mashup track called "Nub Court!" Plus we hear from the litigants from our first ever case on Jordan, Jesse, Go! "Is Chili a Soup?" and the brothers from Episode 165: Wake Me Up Before You Go Bro!LINKS DISCUSSED IN THE EPISODE:Buy Justin and Sydnee McElroy's book, The Sawbones Book: The Hilarious, Horrifying Road to Modern Medicine at bit.ly/SAWBONESEverybody Has a Podcast (Except You) by Justin, Travis and Griffin McElroy! Available for pre-order now!The Coalition for Good Governance, the organization where Taran from WAKE ME UP BEFORE YOU GO BRO worksThe mashup track, "Nub Court," by Soundcloud user Artephius Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
13/01/211h 14m

Maine's Holiday Boy

Happy New Year! The rollicking times continue as we kick off the year with a docket clearing. Scattergories, dishwashing drain gunk, listening to podcasts during dinner, our proprietary segment Cool Babies, and more! Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
06/01/2153m 40s

A Rollicking Docket

It's the end of the year and we are clearing the docket! Fruit, fake accents, popcorn popping techniques, eating soup from the can, a clicky keyboard rave track, and a rollicking, good time!LINKS DISCUSSED IN THE EPISODE:Questlove's Popcorn Seasoning Set for Williams SonomaQuestlove on InstagramThe Clicky Keyboard Rave Track by Chase Watkinsinstagram.com/josiemorway Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
30/12/2053m 8s

Taking This Week Off!

We are taking the week off! If you want to get into the holiday mood with some JUSTICE, we have a huge archive of holiday-related episodes for your enjoyment. Take a listen to one of these and have a great week! We'll be back next week with more justice!Episode 8: TO TREE OR NOT TO TREEEpisode 88: PROBABLE CLAUSEpisode 89: AWAY WITH THE MANGEREpisode 139: THE JUDGE JOHN HODGMAN HOLIDAY SPECIALEpisode 189: IT'S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE CHAMBERSEpisode 214: THE SANTA SUITEpisode 228: FELIZ GRAVITASEpisode 240: HOCKEY DOCKEY CHRISTMASEpisode 269: OBJECT THE HALLS WITH BOUGHS OF JUSTICEEpisode 292: CONIFER EMPTOREpisode 343: LODGING: A COMPLAINTEpisode 395: WREATHING HAVOCEpisode 397: QUID PRO HO HO HOEpisode 435: SNICKERDOODILIGENCEEpisode 453: HOLIDAY LEFTOVERS  Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
23/12/2032s

Grocery Store Quilts

There's more on the docket that needs to be cleared! Tucking in blankets whilst bedmaking, ice cream sandwich bread, Game of Thrones series finale thoughts, bagel consumption, and more! Plus toddler questions in a new segment and a farewell to Leafy, the leaf blower outside Jesse's house.Links discussed in the episode: Don’t Tell Ken Burns Quilts Are Quaint -- The New York TimesCable Car Bell Ringing Competition in San FranciscoVideo of Cable Car Bell Ringing contestantsThe Fandom Wiki Page for Spirit Halloween's Harvester of Souls Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
16/12/2052m 17s

A Gallon of Scallops

Judge Hodgman and Bailiff Jesse clear the docket! Pet parents, "cheersing," tonic water, and the answer to the age old question, "Is butt leg?" Plus an off season appearance by Joel Mann, Program and Operations Manager at WERU Community Radio in Orland Maine, and some new drama with our old pandemic pal Leafie!Links discussed in the episode: CHiPS, the Park Slope organization that provides meals to hungry BrooklynitesLos Angeles Regional Food BankEmmaus Homeless Shelter in Ellsworth, MaineHOME in Orland, MaineBooks Are Magic in BrooklynLeaf and Anna in Mainebit.ly/dicktownPut This On ShopPut This On Holiday Gift Guide ArchiveThe Science Daily article that Katie sent in response to Foot Dad Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
09/12/2046m 41s

Jean's Heat Lamp Terrarium

The winter solstice is approaching and it's getting cold! We have a docket full of holiday and wintery disputes to clear. Luckily, we have guest Jean Grae in chambers with us to clear that docket. Nativity scene setups, colorful fiber optic Christmas trees, home heating, lottery scratch offs, and more!Here are the links discussed in the episode:Follow Jean Grae on Twitter, Instagram, and Bandcamp!The Kasper Hauser Comedy PodcastHammacher Schlemmer: play along with the Court and decide which of the new arrivals you'd pick if you had to!Kasper Hauser's Sky MaulBullseye With Jesse Thorn, interviews with David Letterman and David Crossbit.ly/dicktownputthisonshop.com Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
02/12/201h

Cat-or-Dogical Imperative

Alan files suit against his wife, Elaine. Alan thinks their cat, Muffin, needs a companion. He’d like to get another cat. Elaine, however, would prefer adding a dog to their family. Who’s right? Who’s wrong?Links discussed in this episode:WendyCarlos.comThe clip of Wendy Carlos that served as backup Obscure Cultural ReferenceThank you to Andrew Eppler Zindell for naming this week’s case! To suggest a title for a future episode, follow Judge John Hodgman on Facebook. We regularly put out a call for submissions. Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
25/11/2049m 25s

Mr. Clicky Keys

This week, we're clearing the docket! Judge Hodgman and Bailiff Jesse discuss eating leftovers for lunch, picking up baby items with one's toes, cast iron pan hoards, and eating at morally questionable restaurants.LINKS DISCUSSED IN THIS EPISODE:The ad from 1984 that convinced a young Judge Hodgman to get a MacJudge Hodgman's appearance on Justin Long's podcast LIFE IS SHORTMarcella Hazan's bolognesebit.ly/CALLGEORGIA: Join Judge Hodgman via Zoom on November 22, making calls to Georgia voters for Jon Ossoff and Rev. Raphael Warnock!David Letterman on Bullseye With Jesse Thorn!montesmarch.com: Benefiting The Food Bank of Western MassachusettsThe Trevor Project: The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) young people under 25. Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
18/11/2046m 8s

The Gentleman Leaf Thief

This week we have Friends of the Court Chuck Bryant and Josh Clark in chambers to help clear the docket! They talk about distances, leaf collecting, consuming blood, and snacking on leftovers. Plus a letter from a Gen Z listener about books!Josh and Chuck are the hosts of the smash hit podcast STUFF YOU SHOULD KNOW! They are also the writers of the forthcoming book STUFF YOU SHOULD KNOW: An Incomplete Compendium of Mostly Interesting Things. It will be released on November 24 but it's available for preorder now! Visit stuffyoushouldreadbooks.com for more.Don't miss their virtual event with Judge Hodgman to celebrate the release of the book on November 24, with Little Shop of Stories in Decatur, GA! Visit bit.ly/JJSYSKO for ticket info.Make sure you also check out Josh Clark's podcast The End of the World With Josh Clark as well as Chuck Bryant's Movie Crush podcast. Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
11/11/201h 4m

Die Flederhaus

CONTENT WARNING: This episode contains an extremely brief mention of SARS and respiratory disease from 17:40-18:32.This week we are revisiting a courtroom classic with a rerun of the beloved BAT BROTHERS episode! Brothers Adam and Noah share a home bought out of foreclosure. They are slowly fixing up the house together and the monthly payment 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? ONLY ONE CAN DECIDE!For an update on the Bat Brothers, listen to our follow-up interview, conducted in December 2013. And make sure to follow Bat Brother Noah on Instagram! Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
04/11/2038m 42s

An Ampersand-Lopez Goof Party

It's time to clear the docket! Songwriters Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez (FROZEN, COCO)  help with an important FROZEN 2 related dispute! They also weigh in on cases about continuity errors and group text chat participation. And much, much more!Here are some links to topics and references from the episode:Kristen and Bobby excited for Marshall Curry's Oscar win (you can find them at the end of the clip)IMDB's Goof Submission PageMake sure to watch Judge Hodgman and David Rees' hilarious show DICKTOWN at bit.ly/dicktowniwillvote.comVirtually j oin Judge Hodgman phone banking for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris at bit.ly/gogetemzach. You can also phone bank for Wisconsin Voters at bit.ly/gogetemkelsey!Revisit the episode of Election Profit Makers where David Rees cries after the 2016 Presidential Election at bit.ly/whendavecries Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
28/10/2058m 21s

Mr. Commode's Wild Ride

Lauren files suit against her mother, Cheri. When Cheri dies, she says she would like her ashes flushed down a toilet at Disney World, so her remains are recycled with the water used for the flowers in the parks. Lauren is opposed! Who’s right? Who’s wrong?Thank you to Chris Nuber for naming this week’s case! To suggest a title for a future episode, follow Judge John Hodgman on Facebook. We regularly put out a call for submissions. Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
21/10/2054m 22s

The Doctorow Doctrine

Cory Doctorow joins Judge Hodgman and Bailiff Jesse as they clear the docket! They discuss splitting the internet bill, operating system updates, pajamas on planes, playing acapella gospel music, GPS navigation, and spoilers!Cory's new book Attack Surface is OUT NOW! It's available wherever you get your books! Check out Cory's website craphound.com for info on where to download the audio book, which is narrated by Amber Benson! To check out Cory's virtual book tour, visit tinyurl.com/gogetemcory. Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
14/10/201h

Brush with the Law

Sheila files suit against her sister, Elyse. Sheila would like to paint the shed at their parents house. But Elyse doesn’t like the color scheme that Sheila picked out! Sheila says that since it was her idea to paint in the first place, she should get to pick the colors. Who’s right? Who’s wrong?Thank you to Luke Seemann for naming this week’s case! To suggest a title for a future episode, follow Judge John Hodgman on Facebook. We regularly put out a call for submissions. Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
07/10/2052m 55s

Tippecanoe and Zelda Too

Time to clear the docket! Judge Hodgman and Bailiff Jesse discuss buttered popcorn Jelly Bellys, kayaking with dogs, Bob Marley lyrics, Zelda, leaving drinking glasses around the house, mask sharing, and the differences between sports and games. Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
30/09/2053m 4s

Corn Husk Dolls and Pumpkinheads

Time to clear the docket! Judge Hodgman and Bailiff Jesse discuss card game etiquette, tea bags in the garbage disposal, taco night, hat problems, waking up one's significant other, and jorts. Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
23/09/2044m 19s

Fun With Words and Lexicographer Emily Brewster

Lexicographer Emily Brewster is back to settle some word related disputes! Word origins, uses, pronunciations, and much more!Emily's the host of Merriam-Webster's new podcast Word Matters. She and other Merriam-Webster editors challenge supposed grammar rules, uncover surprising word origins, and peek behind the curtain at the hidden weirdness of the English language. It's is available wherever you get podcasts.Here are the links Judge Hodgman mentioned this week:bit.ly/gogetemmegbit.ly/gogetemzachbit.ly/gogetemzachspal   Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
16/09/2055m 34s

Here's the Story

Judge John Hodgman and Bailiff Jesse Thorn are clearing the docket this week! They talk about pizza slices, coffee shop etiquette, asking about obvious injuries, bedroom furniture, and drinkware!Here are the links that Judge Hodgman and Bailiff Jesse discussed:The Serious Eats list of regional pizza types: http://bit.ly/samiswrong"The Life and Death of Pizza and Pipes" from Taste CookingEvander Berry Wall"The Seven Things You're Not Supposed to Talk About" on This American Life: bit.ly/samisstillwrongbit.ly/GETYOURFRIENDSbit.ly/whendavecriesJesse on The Flop House to discuss CALL OF THE WILDPutThisOnShop.comAsk Food Historians SubredditMagnet Fishing Subreddit Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
09/09/2049m 2s

Cobb Salad With Alan Ruck

It's time to clear the docket! This week, Helen Zaltzman (The Allusionist, Veronica Mars Investigations) joins Judge Hodgman and Bailiff Jesse to discuss Alan Ruck, angry customer service letters, audiobooks, soap conservation, cemetery walks, anonymous letters, and more! Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
02/09/2054m 22s

Contempt of Torte

Matt files suit against his wife, Bryn. Bryn loves to bake cakes and Matt can't stop eating them. He would like her to bake fewer cakes or get them out of the house. Who’s right? Who’s wrong?Huge thanks to Joel Mann at WERU for providing the Judge's summertime chambers again this year! You can find WERU on the airwaves at 89.9 FM in Midcoast, Downeast & Central Maine and on the web at WERU.org. They are currently running their Solar Powered Membership Drive to "Celebrate WERU’s fine programming and our solar-powered studio project at the same time!" If you have some cash to spare, visit WERU.org to give online!Thank you to Llama Mattingley for naming this week’s case! To suggest a title for a future episode, follow Judge John Hodgman on Facebook. We regularly put out a call for submissions. Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
26/08/2055m 21s

Neverlandmark Case

Jessie files suit against her husband, Ryan. During a past relationship, Ryan’s ex-girlfriend made him a Peter Pan themed painting and he still has it. Jessie wants to get rid of the painting, but Ryan can’t bring himself to do it. Who's right? Who's wrong?Thank you to Alex Butschli for naming this week’s case! To suggest a title for a future episode, follow Judge John Hodgman on Facebook. We regularly put out a call for submissions. Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
19/08/2053m 54s

The Shears Club

This week, Judge John Hodgman and Bailiff Jesse Thorn clear the docket! They talk about electric vehicle obsession, using scissors to cut food, roads without sidewalks, betting against your preferred candidates, and grocery lists. Plus an update from Britton and Jackson from Episode 402: Double Histameanor! Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
12/08/2050m 36s

Animal Crossing Examination

Kelly brings the case against her wife, Maureen. They both play the video game Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Kelly says that Maureen is adept at earning bells, which is the game’s currency. Kelly would like Maureen to share her profits, but Maureen is opposed. Who's right? Who's wrong?It's the final week of MaxFunDrive! Thank you so much to everyone who has become a member, boosted or upgraded their membership, remained a member, and spread the word! Every little bit helps and we are so appreciative of all of you. If you want to join the fun, visit maximumfun.org/join!Thank you to Briana O'Sullivan & Emily JoAnn Holasek for naming this week’s case! To suggest a title for a future episode, follow Judge John Hodgman on Facebook. We regularly put out a call for submissions. Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
05/08/201h 1m

Birthday Parties to the Dispute

Ann brings the case against her husband, Kevin. Ann says that Kevin is too judgmental about how she celebrates her birthday. He says that he doesn’t have a problem with birthday celebrations. He just thinks that her side of the family makes too big a deal out of them! Who's right? Who's wrong?MaxFunDrive is still plugging along! Thank you to ALL of our members for making this show possible. If you want to join them, visit maximumfun.org/join!Thank you to Rebe Staines for naming this week’s case! To suggest a title for a future episode, follow Judge John Hodgman on Facebook. We regularly put out a call for submissions. Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
29/07/2059m 15s

Vampirical Evidence

Heather refuses to watch the final season of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Bethany says that since they love the show, they should watch the final season to fully appreciate it. Who's right? Who's wrong? With Expert Witness Jane Espenson!It's the second week of the MaxFunDrive! Thank you to all of our members for making this show possible. If you want to join them, visit maximumfun.org/join!Thank you to Kathleen O'Donnell for naming this week’s case! To suggest a title for a future episode, follow Judge John Hodgman on Facebook. We regularly put out a call for submissions. Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
22/07/201h 4m

You Can't Acquit With Us

Stephanie files suit against her younger sister Ashley. As kids, they both created clubs with their friends and excluded each other. Stephanie believes that Ashley started her club first, excluding Stephanie and sparking this years' long dispute. Ashley disagrees. Stephanie would now like to be retroactively inducted into Ashley's childhood club. Who's right? Who's wrong? It's MaxFunDrive! Thank you to all of our members for continuing to keep the show going. If you'd like to become a member, or if you want to update your membership level, visit maximumfun.org/join!Thank you to Ryan Stratton for naming this week’s case! To suggest a title for a future episode, follow Judge John Hodgman on Facebook. We regularly put out a call for submissions. Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
15/07/201h 1m

Office Supply Caper

It's time to clear the docket! Guest Host David Rees and Judge John Hodgman discuss chocolate choices, book burning, ice cream scooping, bread heels, and pencils.Make sure you check out David and Judge Hodgman's new animated show DICKTOWN, which is part of FXX's CAKE, a short-form comedy block. It premieres Thursday July 9, 2020 and will be available the next day on FXX on Hulu. David has another show premiering on CAKE, and it's called MY NEW FIGHTING TECHNIQUE IS UNSTOPPABLE. And don't forget to listen to his podcast with Starlee Kine and Jon Kimball, Election Profit Makers!  Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
08/07/2059m 21s

Trash Can Detective

It's time to clear the docket! Guest Bailiff Tre'vell Anderson from FANTI joins the judge to discuss tickling, flatulence, dog walk conversation, stolen trash cans, loud neighbors, and strange apartment floor plans. Plus a letter from a listener about pies!Make sure to catch Tre'vell and their co-host Jarrett Hill every week on the podcast FANTI! Here is their Esquire piece on Pride, "Pride Has Always Been a Protest Against An Unjust System," that was discussed in the episode. Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
01/07/2051m 30s

Dance Dance Resolution

C.W. brings the case against his husband, Jeff. C.W. loves to dance and wishes that Jeff would dance with him once in a while. But Jeff doesn’t like dancing at all and refuses to join C.W., even when they are alone at home! Who's right? Who's wrong? With Guest Bailiff Monte Belmonte!Thank you to Jill Graves for naming this week’s case! To suggest a title for a future episode, follow Judge John Hodgman on Facebook. We regularly put out a call for submissions. Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
24/06/2051m 29s

The Best of Weird Dads

This week on the podcast, we are taking a trip down memory lane. That’s right, it’s a clip show! We thought it would be a great time to revisit some of our favorite Weird Dads. You won’t want to miss this charming episode full of corny jokes, specific systems, and odd habits. If you want to listen to full length versions of these Weird Dad episodes here they are:Episode 32: The Cow BeefEpisode 244: Commedia della MorteEpisode 265: Dad NauseumEpisode 144: Father Gnaws BeastEpisode 394: Juris-diction“Portrait of the Artist as a Weird Dad" from Episode 245: Live at SF Sketchfest 2016 Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
17/06/201h 17m

Judge of Sandwich, Massachusetts

It's time for Summertime Guest Bailiff Monte Belmonte! Monte joins Judge Hodgman to clear the docket. They talk about mayo and lettuce on hot sandwiches, stealing church wifi, loud laughing in public, 20 Questions, and a letter about books as devices.Here are some of the links and books mentioned in the episode:bit.ly/GETYOURFRIENDS75 Things White People Can Do for Racial Justicebit.ly/JJHOTDOGThe Fifth Season by N.K. JemisinSo You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma OluoThis Book Is Anti-Racist: 20 Lessons on How to Wake Up, Take Action, and Do The Work by Tiffany Jewell Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
10/06/2058m 30s

The Sponge Leaver's Wife

It's time again to clear the docket! Judge John Hodgman and Bailiff Jesse Thorn talk about pens, wearing shorts in the winter, leaving the sponge in the sink, and group texts. Plus another dispute from Melissa of Episode 394: Juris-diction against her dad, Mark, aka The Zero Coke Guy. Also a note from Rob Riggle about putting on his pants AFTER his shoes and socks!If you want to know more about Zombo.com, as mentioned in the episode, check out Bailiff Jesse's audio essay about it from his show Bullseye With Jesse Thorn. Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
03/06/2052m 50s

Live From SF Sketchfest 2020

This week's episode was recorded LIVE in San Francisco! First up is "Night Night Court." Noah is an early-to-bed, early-to-rise guy. His husband Kayden is a night owl. Kayden often stays up until 3 or 4 in the morning playing video games and sleeps in late. Noah wants him to wake up earlier. Then there's SWIFT JUSTICE: Airport pickup methods, an accidentally matching couple, and then a litigant brings a plagiarism dispute against HIMSELF!BIG thanks to the SF audience for your contributions to the Homeless Youth Alliance. For more information on the fund in memory of Jesse's childhood friend, Evan Larsen, visit maximumfun.org/evan.Thank you to Mary Fahsbender Gottschalk for naming this week’s case! To suggest a title for a future episode, follow Judge John Hodgman on Facebook. We regularly put out a call for submissions. Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
27/05/201h 24m

Trash Action Lawsuit

Kelly brings the case against her husband, Andrew. Their next door neighbors tend to leave their garbage cans at the curb for a long time after the trash collectors come through. Andrew wants to bring the neighbor's cans back to the house for them, but Kelly thinks it's too passive-aggressive for him to do so. With Guest Bailiff Jean Grae!Thank you to Logan Green for naming this week’s case! To suggest a title for a future episode, follow Judge John Hodgman on Facebook. We regularly put out a call for submissions. Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
20/05/2053m 16s

Right of Shirts Refusal

Lana brings the case against her husband, Daniel. On their next family vacation, Lana wants her family of four to wear matching t-shirts. Daniel and the kids are opposed! Who's right? Who's wrong?Thank you to Megan Hodgkiss for naming this week’s case! To suggest a title for a future episode, follow Judge John Hodgman on Facebook. We regularly put out a call for submissions. Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
13/05/2052m 43s

Licorice Adjacent Flavor

KLAXON! The Judge John Hodgman podcast has been nominated for a Webby and we need your help to win! You can vote at bit.ly/JJHOWEBBY!VOTING ENDS TOMORROW MAY 7 AT 11:59PM PT!Judge John Hodgman is in chambers this week with Bailiff Jesse Thorn to clear the docket! It's a docket full of culinary disputes, with guest expert J. Kenji López-Alt (Serious Eats, New York Times)! They talk about the opposite of savory, coffee diluting, root vegetables, recipe modifications, Polish street pizza, potatoes, cookies and more! PLUS we have a dispute from a listener against Kenji himself!Kenji's Bay Area restaurant WURSTHALL is currently preparing and delivering free meals to hospitals and community centers on the front lines of the COVID-19 outbreak. If you would like to donate towards these meals, visit toasttab.com/wursthall. Kenji also has a children's book coming out September 1. EVERY NIGHT IS PIZZA NIGHT is available for pre-order now! Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
06/05/2055m 12s

Garbagemas Eve

KLAXON! The Judge John Hodgman podcast has been nominated for a Webby and we need your help to win! You can vote at bit.ly/JJHOWEBBY!Judge Hodgman and Bailiff Jesse Thorn are clearing the docket this week! They discuss grocery delivery, keeping the shower curtain closed, garbage day, video games, and apologies to pets. Plus an update from Allison and Jeremy of Episode 412: AND BABY MAKES PLEA.As mentioned in this episode, to learn more about organizations helping to feed people during these hard times check out:Meals on WheelsEast Bay FeedERInvisible HandsAlso, make sure to check out Allison's comics at instagram.com/kickfeetcomics!If you want to take ten minutes to help us learn about who you are, visit maximumfun.org/adsurvey. This anonymous survey will help us keep the few ads we do run relevant to you, and will help some shows earn a little more money during this weird time. Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
29/04/2041m 44s

Live From the Murmrr Theatre in Brooklyn, NY

This week's episode was recorded LIVE in Brooklyn! First up is "Fragrant Abuse of the Law." Denise says that her husband, Jeremy, is a super-smeller. She complains that his super-smelling is too disruptive! Up next is Swift Justice, with cases about anniversaries, pies, and playlists.Thank you to Verity Jorgensen-Lane for naming this week’s case! To suggest a title for a future episode, follow Judge John Hodgman on Facebook. We regularly put out a call for submissions. Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
22/04/201h 30m

Live From Boston, MA at the Wilbur Theatre

This week's episode was recorded LIVE at The Wilbur Theatre in Boston, MA! First case up is "Knit or Get Off the Pod." Kristen and Jess are two friends with a podcast, WWKD (Wine, Whine and Knit Day), in which they knit and chat about their lives. Jess has begun crocheting, however, and Kristen wants her to get back to knitting. Later up is Swift Justice with guest organist Josh Kantor. Swift judgments are issued on driving, grocery carts, and cell phones. Plus an update from Evan and Anne of Episode 448: Edict of Worms!Thank you to Tom McCaffrey for naming this week’s case! To suggest a title for a future episode, follow Judge John Hodgman on Facebook. We regularly put out a call for submissions. Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
15/04/201h 28m

The Ballad of Silvia, Fernando, and the Cat

Judge John Hodgman and Bailiff Jesse Thorn are in chambers this week to clear the docket. They talk about putting on one's socks and shoes, speaking with family members in another room, cupcakes, the phrase "bull in a china shop," cat napping, and doctoral tams. Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
08/04/2041m 45s

The Hammer of Distraction

It's time again to clear the docket! Judge John Hodgman and Bailiff Jesse Thorn are in chambers to discuss cases about wearing headphones to sleep, John Wick spoilers, peanut shell disposal, eating burgers with a knife and fork, and beverages in the bathroom. Plus a letter from a listener about asking "What did you do today?" instead of "How are you?" Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
01/04/2048m 47s

Good Old Onion Shop

Judge John Hodgman and Bailiff Jesse Thorn are clearing the docket! They talk about pizza as a snack, parents talking on the phone with their adult kids, using the rimshot sound after telling a joke, gelato tasting, and office potlucks!Here is Jesse's guide to LA, as mentioned on the show. Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
25/03/2041m 54s

Live From Portland Maine at the State Theatre

This week's episode was recorded LIVE at the State Theatre in Portland, Maine. The first case up is "The Sole Truth and Nothing But the Truth, So Help Me Clog or Whatever." Lauren wears her slippers around the house. James complains that she wears them on the sofa. Who's right? Who's wrong? Later up is Swift Justice, with cases about watching TV with a partner, car seat warmers, and the pronunciation of "pecan pie." PLUS Summertime Producer Joel Mann and his Night and Day Jazz Trio!Thank you to Jonathan Schlieman for naming this week’s case! To suggest a title for a future episode, follow Judge John Hodgman on Facebook. We regularly put out a call for submissions. Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
18/03/201h 4m

Objection! Sustainable

Hallie brings the case against her fiancé, Ramsey. Hallie is serious about conservation and living her life in an eco-friendly way. Ramsey admires what she does but he doesn't think he can live up to her high sustainability standards. Who's right? Who's wrong?Thank you to Derek Warnken for naming this week’s case! To suggest a title for a future episode, follow Judge John Hodgman on Facebook. We regularly put out a call for submissions. Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
11/03/2053m 22s

A Zither Jam

Judge John Hodgman and Bailiff Jesse Thorn are in chambers this week with a special guest, Tre'vell Anderson of the smash hit Maximum Fun podcast FANTI! They are clearing the docket and talk about picking restaurants, playing music at work, using recyclables as dishware, and responses from listeners about the judge's recent ruling on Santa presents! Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
04/03/2056m 38s

The Magic of Leap Year

This week, Judge John Hodgman and Bailiff Jesse Thorn are in chambers to clear the docket! They talk about XO signoffs, movie arrival times, grocery store shopping cart return systems, cozy loungewear, birthday cake freshness, and more! Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
26/02/2046m 48s

Live in Washington DC at the Lincoln Theatre

This week’s episode was recorded LIVE in Washington D.C. at the Lincoln Theatre. First up, “Emergency You In Court.” Sarah files suit against her mother Susan. Susan is a volunteer EMT in a rural community. Sarah would like her mother to refrain from responding to emergency calls when Sarah is in town visiting. Susan feels a responsibility to respond to the calls whenever they come through. Then, the judge and bailiff are joined by special guest Linda Holmes, of NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour, and author of Evvie Drake Starts Over. Together they’ll dispense Swift Justice on cases having to do with ordering a latte, scrambled pancakes, and confronting your neighbors. Plus music from Brian Farrow and a cameo by Washington DC's own Jade Jones! Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
19/02/201h 16m

Holiday Leftovers

We're in the depths of winter and need some cheer to get us through the post-holiday season. So this week, we're going to clear the docket, which is currently full of holiday disputes! Holiday leftovers include cases about dessert breads, pre-meal prayer circles, cooking holiday meals on your parents' stove, gift wrapping, and airport pickups. Plus a letter from Friend of the Court Afton Cyrus (JJHo Episode 282) from America's Test Kitchen about the case "Snickerdoodiligence!" Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
12/02/2050m 40s

Tattoos of Limitations

Misty files suit against her husband, Scott. Scott started getting tattoos in his mid-30s and now has tattoos covering his upper arms. Scott has intentionally not told his parents about his tattoos. Misty thinks he should come clean but Scott wants to keep them a secret. Who’s right? Who’s wrong? Thank you to Doug Wykstra for naming this week's case! To suggest a title for a future episode, follow Judge John Hodgman on Facebook. We regularly put out a call for submissions. Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
05/02/2051m 4s

SerenDIPity

This week, Judge John Hodgman and Bailiff Jesse Thorn are in chambers to clear the docket! They talk about heated cat beds, setting the table, morning noise, ranch dressing, singing in the grocery store, and more! Make sure to check out the Judge John Hodgman Instagram for Jackie Brown's Horseradish Carrots! Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
29/01/2040m 55s

Live From Atlanta 2019

This week's episode was recorded LIVE in Atlanta Georgia at the Variety Playhouse in 2019. First up, "Clothing Arguments." Brian files suit against his wife Kelly. When Brian is folding laundry, he places the folded clothes in piles around the house. Kelly likes to knock the piles of laundry over onto the floor. Brian would like this to stop, but Kelly insists that it’s all in good fun. Then, the judge and bailiff are joined by special guest Amber Nash, voice of Pam on the hit FX show Archer! Together they'll dispense justice on cases having to do with chocolates in trail mix, favorite colors, and more during Swift Justice. Thank you to Jon Combs for naming this week's case! To suggest a title for a future episode, follow Judge John Hodgman on Facebook. We regularly put out a call for submissions. Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
22/01/201h 9m

German Engine Hearing

Bethany files suit against her husband Jeff. They have an old minivan that will need to be replaced soon. Bethany wants to buy her dream car-- a vintage VW Bus. Jeff believes these vehicles are unsafe and would like to purchase a more practical vehicle. Who’s right? Who’s wrong?  Thank you to Justin Gibson for naming this week's case! To suggest a title for a future episode, follow Judge John Hodgman on Facebook. We regularly put out a call for submissions. Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
15/01/2050m 40s

Edict of Worms

This week, Edict of Worms. Evan files suit against his wife Anne. Anne wants to get a vermicompost bin for their apartment. Evan claims the apartment is too small and the compost bin is too messy. He seeks an injunction prohibiting worm bins in the apartment. Who’s right? Who’s wrong? Only one can decide! -- Thank you to Maren Williams for naming this week's case! To suggest a title for a future episode, follow Judge John Hodgman on Facebook. We regularly put out a call for submissions. -- SUBSCRIBE TO THIS PODCAST in APPLE PODCASTS or the RSS FEED   Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
08/01/2050m 24s

There is No Diner Jail

This week, Judge John Hodgman and Bailiff Jesse Thorn are in chambers to clear the docket. We talk about winter holidays, slack emojis, Trichotillomania, sharing bottomless cups of coffee, cooking with garlic, and more! Special thanks to Andrew Ti of Yo, Is This Racist? for sending us some words of wisdom regarding the case about slack emojis. — SUBSCRIBE TO THIS PODCAST in APPLE PODCASTS or the RSS FEED Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
01/01/2045m 50s

Live in Durham at the Carolina Theatre 2019

This week's episode was recorded LIVE in Durham, North Carolina at the Carolina Theatre in November of 2019. The first case is "Son of a Preacher Ban." Then, the judge and bailiff rule on cases having to do with excessive planking routines, singing in goofy manners, and birthday cakes during Swift Justice. -- Thank you to Alanna Talty for naming this week's case! To suggest a title for a future episode, follow Judge John Hodgman on Facebook. We regularly put out a call for submissions. -- SUBSCRIBE TO THIS PODCAST in APPLE PODCASTS or the RSS FEED Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
18/12/191h 2m

Reheat Offender

This week, Reheat Offender. Brandy files suit against her husband Shaun. Brandy believes leftovers should be consumed in a particular order. Shaun doesn’t always want to eat the leftovers according to Brandy’s schedule. Who’s right? Who’s wrong? Only one can decide! Thank you to Jon Porobil for naming this week’s case! To suggest a title for a future episode, follow Judge John Hodgman on Facebook. We regularly put out a call for submissions. — SUBSCRIBE TO THIS PODCAST in APPLE PODCASTS or the RSS FEED Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
11/12/1938m 11s

Tried Green Tomatoes

This week, Tried Green Tomatoes. Michael files suit against his friend and neighbor Sam. Michael is growing tomatoes on their shared rooftop and wants Sam to go onto the roof to admire his plants. Sam thinks he should never have to set foot on the roof. Who’s right? Who’s wrong? Only one can decide! Thank you to Daniel Herrera for naming this week’s case! To suggest a title for a future episode, follow Judge John Hodgman on Facebook. We regularly put out a call for submissions. — SUBSCRIBE TO THIS PODCAST in APPLE PODCASTS or the RSS FEED Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
04/12/1945m 41s

Daylight Savings Crime

This week, Daylight Savings Crime. Kari files suit against her husband Joshua. Kari and Joshua had solar panels installed on their house in July of 2019. Since then, Joshua has been monitoring their solar production and is actively trying to make the household more energy efficient. Kari believes that Joshua’s interest in energy efficiency has gotten out of hand. Joshua would like the whole family to get on board with his energy saving goals. Guest bailiff Ify Nwadiwe from Who Shot Ya? at Maximumfun.org and Nerdificent Podcast fills in for Jesse Thorn. You can follow him on twitter @IfyNwadiwe, and send him DIY film fest recommendations. Thank you to Neil Pogorelsky for naming this week’s case! To suggest a title for a future episode, follow Judge John Hodgman on Facebook. We regularly put out a call for submissions. — SUBSCRIBE TO THIS PODCAST in APPLE PODCASTS or the RSS FEED   Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
27/11/1950m 0s

Live from Toronto at the Danforth Music Hall 2019

This week's episode was recorded live in Toronto, Canada at the Danforth Music Hall! The first case is "Larpe Diem" Then, the judge and bailiff rule on cases having to do with a cat litter box, a photo of college friend, and a shared YouTube account during Swift Justice. Thank you to Robbie Newell for naming this week's case! To suggest a title for a future episode, follow Judge John Hodgman on Facebook. We regularly put out a call for submissions. -- SUBSCRIBE TO THIS PODCAST in APPLE PODCASTS or the RSS FEED Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
20/11/1959m 6s

Occam's Frasier

Emily files suit against her friend Aaron. Emily and Aaron are regulars at a bar which they affectionately refer to as their "Cheers." Recently they tried to decide which Cheers characters they are. Emily wants to be Martin Crane. Aaron believes that Emily cannot be Martin Crane because he is strictly a Frasier character. Emily disagrees and asks the court to rule that Martin Crane exists in the world of Cheers.Who’s right? Who’s wrong? Only one can decide!Thank you to Yipee Kiyay for naming this week's case! To suggest a title for a future episode, follow Judge John Hodgman on Facebook. We regularly put out a call for submissions. Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
14/11/1955m 56s

Right to Redress

This week: Right to Redress. Morgan files suit against her sister Sarah. Sarah is getting married in November and asked Morgan to be her maid of honor. According to Sarah, Morgan has an "alternative" style. Sarah would like Morgan to alter certain aspects of her appearance for the wedding. Morgan doesn’t think she needs to change. Who’s right? Who’s wrong? Only one can decide! Thank you to Michael Lande for naming this week's case! To suggest a title for a future episode, follow Judge John Hodgman on Facebook. We regularly put out a call for submissions.   Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
06/11/1949m 54s

Traffic Stopper

This week, Judge John Hodgman and Bailiff Jesse Thorn are in chambers to clear the docket. They talk about pedestrian right-of-way, traffic stoppers, mail sorters, portable hot sauce, defunct hockey sports memorabilia, social media identity theft, mise en place etiquette, and more! -- SUBSCRIBE TO THIS PODCAST in APPLE PODCASTS or the RSS FEED Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
30/10/1940m 49s

You've Got Bail!

This week: You've Got Bail! Lillie files suit against her husband, Thaddeus. Thaddeus has had the same email address – Apemanson@ – for 18 years. He uses it for everything, including as his contact information for their kids’ schools. Lillie finds Thaddeus’ email address embarrassing and offensive and would like him to change it. Thaddeus would like to keep using his email address. Who’s right? Who’s wrong? Thank you to Nathan Detweiler for naming this week's case! To suggest a title for a future episode, follow Judge John Hodgman on Facebook. We regularly put out a call for submissions. Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
23/10/1948m 51s

Stick and Move and No New Butterfinger

This week, Judge John Hodgman and Bailiff Jesse Thorn are in chambers to clear the docket with special guest Paula Poundstone! You've heard Paula as a frequent guest on NPR’s weekly comedy news quiz, Wait Wait...Don’t Tell Me. She also hosts the Maximum Fun podcast Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone with co-host Adam Felber. Paula P. joins us to promote her debut rap single: Not My Butterfinger. We talk candy bars, bathroom trash cans, etiquette for packing bags for airport flights, cell phone plans, and more! Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
16/10/1939m 38s

The Skeleton Brief

Kris files suit against his fiancee, Bonnie. Bonnie loves to decorate the home for the Fall season. Kris thinks she starts decorating too early in the year. But, Bonnie says she wants to enjoy her favorite time of year as much as possible. Who's right? Who's wrong? Thank you to Susan Crum for naming this week's case! To suggest a title for a future episode, follow Judge John Hodgman on Facebook. We regularly put out a call for submissions. Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
09/10/1944m 25s

Snickerdoodiligence

Rachel files suit against her husband, Doug. Early in their marriage, she brought cookies to his family's Christmas Eve celebration. Doug and his brothers realized the cookies were similar to a beloved family recipe that had been lost to time. 20 years later, Doug and his brothers still refer to these cookies as their "Great Grandma Hebig's cookies." But, Rachel thinks she deserves the credit for cookies. Who's right? Who's wrong? Thank you to Jeremy Frank for naming this week's case! To suggest a title for a future episode, follow Judge John Hodgman on Facebook. We regularly put out a call for submissions. Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
02/10/1953m 8s

Sluice Juice

This week, Judge John Hodgman and Bailiff Jesse Thorn are in chambers to clear the docket! They talk about making the bed, using and washing towels, and more! Plus friends of the Court Biz Ellis and Theresa Thorn of One Bad Mother help with a dispute regarding childcare!  Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
25/09/1936m 6s

Achoodication

Luke files suit against Stephanie. Stephanie refuses to say "bless you" whenever anyone sneezes. Luke thinks it's a pleasant practice she should engage in, but she says it's annoying. Who's right? Who's wrong? Thank you to Steve Runyon for naming this week's case! To suggest a title for a future episode, follow Judge John Hodgman on Facebook. We regularly put out a call for submissions. Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
18/09/1947m 20s

Dowager Mayor

This week on Judge John Hodgman, it's time to clear the docket! Judge Hodgman and Bailiff Jesse are in chambers to discuss new neighbor etiquette, peanut butter storage, phone battery monitoring and more! Plus, the Judge catches up with a high school friend and helps him with a dispute! Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
11/09/1940m 3s

This is the Sound of a Gamble

Maria brings the case against her sister, Lesley. Lesley has been making bets with a friend about Maria's life events. Maria would like her to stop, but Lesley says it's all in good fun. Who's right? Who's wrong? Huge thanks to Joel Mann at WERU for providing the Judge's summertime chambers once again! We look forward to your summertime cheer next year. WERU is community supported, and is always accepting donations at WERU.ORG. And if you find yourself in Castine, Maine over the summer, don't miss Joel performing with the Night and Day Jazz Trio on the porch of the Pentagoet Inn! Thank you to Jeff Wallen for naming this week's case! To suggest a title for a future episode, follow Judge John Hodgman on Facebook. We regularly put out a call for submissions. Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
04/09/1945m 33s

The Smoking Pun

Content warning: This episode is almost entirely about cooking meat. If you find that subject to be unpleasant, you may want to hold out for next week's episode! Emily brings the case against her husband Eric. Eric enjoys smoking meats and brisket in particular. Emily complains that smokes brisket too often and that he doesn't manage his time properly during the smoking process. Eric says the brisket is done when it’s done. With Expert Witness Aaron Franklin of Austin's beloved Franklin Barbecue! Huge thanks to Aaron Franklin for joining us this week! His newest book is Franklin Steak. You can also read about his brisket technique in Franklin Barbecue: A Meat-Smoking Manifesto. Thank you to Will Beecher, Daniel Gilbert, & Emily JoAnn Holasek for naming this week's case! To suggest a title for a future episode, follow Judge John Hodgman on Facebook. We regularly put out a call for submissions.   Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
28/08/1952m 56s

Tough Talk With LeVar Burton

It's time to clear the docket! This week, LeVar Burton joins the Court to dispense some justice! They all discuss Star Trek: The Next Generation, dressing your baby in controversial onesies, naming dogs, a letter from a listener about talking to home robots, and an appeal to a previous decision regarding remotely controlling the thermostat. Huge thanks to LeVar Burton for joining us this week! His podcast LeVar Burton Reads has just begun its 5th season. Check it out wherever you download podcasts or at levarburtonpodcast.com! Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
21/08/1941m 57s

Side Effects May Include Justice

Yael brings the case against her boyfriend, Jeff. Is it ok to keep expired medication? Jeff says it’s fine, but Yael disagrees! Who's right? Who's wrong? With Summertime Funtime Guest Bailiff Monte Belmonte and Expert Witness Dr. Sydnee McElroy! Thank you to Brian Colavito for naming this week's case! To suggest a title for a future episode, follow Judge John Hodgman on Facebook. We regularly put out a call for submissions. Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
14/08/1955m 40s

Coda Conduct

Jeanne files suit against her sister, Liz. Jeanne says that when Liz plays music on the piano, she doesn’t play a song all the way through. Liz doesn’t think it matters, but Jeanne wants her to complete the songs she plays. Who's right? Who's wrong? With Summertime Funtime Guest Bailiff Monte Belmonte! Thank you to Jeremy Frank for naming this week's case! To suggest a title for a future episode, like Judge John Hodgman on Facebook. We regularly put out a call for submissions. Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
07/08/1944m 41s

Blob Justice

David files suit against his wife, Kayleigh. David would like to keep a jellyfish tank in their home, but Kayleigh is opposed! Who's right? Who's wrong? Thank you to Andrew Lerchen for naming this week's case! To suggest a title for a future episode, like Judge John Hodgman on Facebook. We regularly put out a call for submissions. Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
01/08/1951m 44s

Aiding and A-petting

Eric brings the case against his wife, Karla. Karla thinks that Eric should show more affection to their dog. But Eric says he does most of the dog care in the home. The dog petting can be left to another family member to fulfill. Who's right? Who's wrong? Thank you to Peggy Beardmore for naming this week's case! To suggest a title for a future episode, like Judge John Hodgman on Facebook. We regularly put out a call for submissions. Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
24/07/1947m 3s

Barbecuties

Judge John Hodgman and Bailiff Jesse Thorn are in chambers to clear that docket. They talk about barbecue, migraine triggers, controlling the thermostat remotely, sharing deodorant, cell phone silencing, watching tv from the other room, and more! Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
17/07/1940m 47s

Niles and Dobbs

It's time again to clear the docket! Judge John Hodgman and Bailiff Jesse Thorn talk about Frasier, pill cases, being mean to robots, bike helmets, meal time phone rules, listening to #JJHo whilst in labor, and carbon steel pans. Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
10/07/1946m 31s

Law Cucaracha

Renee brings the case against her boyfriend Patrick. She thinks Patrick is too intense about insect prevention in their house. But Patrick thinks Renee doesn't take it seriously enough. Who's right? Who's wrong? With Summertime Funtime Guest Bailiff Monte Belmonte! Thank you to Matthew Tolzmann for naming this week's case! To suggest a title for a future episode, like Judge John Hodgman on Facebook. We regularly put out a call for submissions. Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
03/07/1955m 28s

Spirit World of the Law

Jason brings the case against his wife, Annie. Annie's mom introduced their two kids to Annie's old Ouija Board. Annie thinks it's a silly game, but Jason is uncomfortable with his kids playing with it. Who's right? Who's wrong? With Summertime Funtime Guest Bailiff Monte Belmonte! Thank you to Brent Harrison, Claudine Guild, Alex Butschli, Shawn Bussler, and Matt Dent for naming this week's case! To suggest a title for a future episode, like Judge John Hodgman on Facebook. We regularly put out a call for submissions. Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
26/06/1953m 31s

Misappropriation of Funs

Kenneth brings the case against his sister, Stephanie. Their parents give them money for their birthdays every year. Kenneth complains that Stephanie spends her birthday money on boring household items she'll be purchasing anyway. He says that she should use the money for something fun. She thinks there is nothing wrong with how she spends her money. Who's right? Who's wrong? Thank you to Ken Small & Jon Barr for naming this week's case! To suggest a title for a future episode, like Judge John Hodgman on Facebook. We regularly put out a call for submissions. Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
19/06/1954m 4s

Live From Los Angeles at the Regent Theater 2019

This week's episode was recorded LIVE in Los Angeles, CA at the Regent Theater! The first case is "Driving Miss Justice." Then, the judge and bailiff rule on cases having to do with eating before workouts, half birthdays, and robot vacuum cleaners during Swift Justice. Plus music from Pete Fields of Slow Motion Cowboys! Thank you to Robert MacGregor for naming this week's case! To suggest a title for a future episode, like Judge John Hodgman on Facebook. We regularly put out a call for submissions Content Warning: This episode contains a brief mention of mental illness and eating disorders.  Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
12/06/191h 9m

Bitter Bean Juice

The docket is full! Judge John Hodgman and Bailiff Jesse Thorn are in chambers to clear it. They talk about dog waste, day-old coffee, fancy chocolate bars, Alexander the Great, and wearing military patches. Plus a letter from a listener in Hong Kong! Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
05/06/1947m 0s

Moms Are Gonna Mom

Judge John Hodgman and Bailiff Jesse Thorn are back in chambers to clear the docket. They talk about gifts for in-laws, red baseball caps, group photos, puzzles, and ghosts. Plus a listener letter about Korean Fan Death! Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
29/05/1940m 52s

Open House Arrest

Eric files suit against his fiancee, Elena. Elena has banned him from sharing online real estate listings with her. Eric would like the ban to be lifted, so they can be prepared to buy a house when the right one comes along. Who's right? Who's wrong? Thank you to Mark W. Gray for naming this week's case! To suggest a title for a future episode, like Judge John Hodgman on Facebook. We regularly put out a call for submissions. Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
22/05/1949m 14s

Gesundfight

Becca brings the case against their wife Bridgett. Becca says that Bridgett has terrible sneezes, and would like her to tone it down. Bridgett says this is just how she sneezes, and that Becca should let her sneeze in peace. Who's right? Who's wrong? Thank you to Michael Haas for naming this week's case! To suggest a title for a future episode, like Judge John Hodgman on Facebook. We regularly put out a call for submissions. Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
15/05/1949m 2s

Making Stock, Taking Stock

Judge John Hodgman and Bailiff Jesse Thorn have some more cases on the docket to clear! This week they talk about feeding kitchen scraps to chickens, recording elderly relatives' stories, diluting homemade food with store bought food, using the stove top fan, putting cold hands on your partner, and follow up on tipping! Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
08/05/1947m 7s

Live From Los Angeles 2019

This week's episode was recorded live in Los Angeles, with musical guest Aimee Mann! The first case is "Family Freud." Then Aimee joins Judge Hodgman and Bailiff Jesse on stage for Swift Justice. She helps them rule on cases regarding getting a pet, a massive CD collection, and bread baking in hot weather. Thank you to Anni Goryl & Andrew Brooks for naming this week's case! To suggest a title for a future episode, like Judge John Hodgman on Facebook. We regularly put out a call for submissions. Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
01/05/191h 13m

And Baby Makes Plea

Allison brings the case against her husband, Jeremy. They are trying to make room in their home to accommodate the baby they have on the way. But, they can't figure out a way to accomplish this while maintaining Jeremy’s workroom. With Expert Witness Nick Offerman! Thank you to Brock Maust for naming this week's case! To suggest a title for a future episode, like Judge John Hodgman on Facebook. We regularly put out a call for submissions. Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
24/04/1952m 2s

Yankee Boot Swap

Judge John Hodgman and Bailiff Jesse Thorn are in chambers this week to clear the docket! They talk about living with one's mother after getting married, cheating coffee shops out of a few extra ounces of coffee, photos of friends and family as home decor, and twin birth orders. Plus follow up letters about Italian surname pronunciation and Avogadro's number! Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
17/04/1935m 46s

Life Hacks With Judge John Hodgman

Judge John Hodgman and Bailiff Jesse Thorn are in chambers this week to clear the docket! They talk about theater worthy movies, snow plowing, traveling while sick, wearing high school letter jackets as an adult, and bed times! Plus a letter in response to a previous docket case on sock folding. Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
10/04/1936m 24s

Live From San Francisco Sketchfest 2019

This week's episode was recorded live at San Francisco Sketchfest! The first case is "Bleach of Contract." Then, Nnekay FitzClarke of MINORITY KORNER joins the stage for Swift Justice! She helps the judge rule on cases about home clutter, fancy dog breeds, and song key changes. Plus music from Martin Luther McCoy! Thank you to Sarah McCulley for naming this week's case! To suggest a title for a future episode, like Judge John Hodgman on Facebook. We regularly put out a call for submissions. Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
03/04/191h 20m

Forced Arbor-tration

Richard brings the case against his husband, Chris. They have a Japanese Maple tree in their yard and Richard loves it. But, Chris thinks it’s an eyesore! Thank you to Anna Oakley for naming this week's case! To suggest a title for a future episode, like Judge John Hodgman on Facebook. We regularly put out a call for submissions. It's the second week of the MaxFunDrive! Your monthly contributions make it possible for us to keeping making this show. Visit MaximumFun.org/donate to become a member or to upgrade your current membership! Thank you to all of our new and continuing members for your contributions. We cannot provide Internet Justice without you! Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
27/03/1944m 1s

280 Character Witness

Troy files suit against his friend, Sarah. Troy discovered that Sarah is not following him back on Twitter. He's especially offended that she is following John Mayer but not him. Troy believes he deserves a follow but she disagrees. With Expert Witness Naomi Fry! Thank you to Ian MacKechnie for naming this week's case! To suggest a title for a future episode, like Judge John Hodgman on Facebook. We regularly put out a call for submissions. It's our favorite time of the year! It's the MaxFunDrive! The only time of the year when we ask you for your support. Your monthly contributions make it possible for us to keeping making this show. Visit maximumfun.org/donate to become a member or to upgrade your current membership! Thank you to all of our new and continuing members for your contributions. We cannot provide Internet Justice without you! Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
21/03/1946m 45s

Tic or Tac

Judge John Hodgman and Bailiff Jesse Thorn are in chambers this week to clear the docket, with special guest Aimee Mann! They talk about dating after a divorce, splitting a container of Tic Tacs, long computer passwords, sharing internet with neighbors, and foot peels. Plus, we have an update from Tom of Episode 329: He Bed, She Bed! Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
13/03/1941m 7s

Inbox, Outbox, Catbox, Birdbox

It's time again for Judge John Hodgman and Bailiff Jesse Thorn to clear the docket! This week, Emily Heller joins them! They discuss cases about paper bills, ballpoint pens, younger siblings copying usernames, living #ZeroWaste, and drinking water from public bathroom taps. Plus we hear from Laura from Episode 161: Cold Case. She weighs in on the bathroom knock vs jiggle debate and also sends photos from the German water park inside the former zeppelin factory! Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
06/03/1950m 0s

Live From Portland, Oregon 2019

This week's episode was recorded LIVE IN PORTLAND, OREGON! The first case is "Brown vs. Hoard of Vegetation." Then, Carrie Poppy and Ross Blocher of OH NO, ROSS AND CARRIE join the stage for Swift Justice! They help the judge rule on cases regarding card game rules, taking photos of a sleeping friend, and being called by the wrong name. Plus music from Máscaras! Thank you to Matt Kerbel for naming this week's case! To suggest a title for a future episode, like Judge John Hodgman on Facebook. We regularly put out a call for submissions. Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
27/02/191h 25m

Live From Seattle 2019

This week's episode was recorded LIVE IN SEATTLE! There's the case, "May It Placebo the Court," and Swift Justice cases about making new friends, having tiles shipped to a friend's house, and smart lights. Plus music from Shabazz Palaces! Please note, the music segment of the show contains some strong language. Thank you to Sasha Zucker for naming this week's case! To suggest a title for a future episode, like Judge John Hodgman on Facebook. We regularly put out a call for submissions. Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
20/02/191h 11m

Double Histameanor

Britton files suit against her boyfriend, Jackson. Britton is allergic to cats and avocados, but she won’t cut them out of her life! Jackson is worried about her health and would like her to stay out of contact with allergens. Who's right? Who's wrong? Thank you to Matt Crocker for naming this week's case! To suggest a title for a future episode, like Judge John Hodgman on Facebook. We regularly put out a call for submissions. Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
13/02/1947m 52s

Throwin' Bows

Judge John Hodgman and Bailiff Jesse Thorn stay in chambers this week because the docket needs clearing. They talk about the NYT Crossword, pasta, bathroom related chores, curling, coffee shop tipping and more! Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
06/02/1940m 39s

Live From Vancouver 2019

This week's episode was recorded LIVE IN VANCOUVER! We hear the dispute LOVE DRACTUALLY and Swift Justice, with guests Louise Burns and Dave Shumka! Thank you to Andreas Meyer for naming this week's case! To suggest a title for a future episode, like Judge John Hodgman on Facebook. We regularly put out a call for submissions. Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
31/01/191h 14m

Contempt of Carport

Gilly brings the case against her husband Steve. Gilly believes that the neighborhood they live in is in the suburbs, but Steve disagrees! Who's right? Who's wrong? Thank you to Jane Hartung for naming this week's case! To suggest a title for a future episode, like Judge John Hodgman on Facebook. We regularly put out a call for submissions. Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
23/01/1947m 12s

Spider Buddies

Judge John Hodgman and Bailiff Jesse Thorn are in chambers this week to clear the docket! They talk about spiders, fortune cookies stashes, naming children, coffee intake, toothbrushes and more! Plus we hear from Kevin of Episode 376: Nein Tense of the Law! Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
16/01/1937m 31s

Quid Pro Ho Ho Ho

Ash-Lei files suit against her brother Josh. Their family does a gift exchange for their Ukrainian Christmas celebration every January. Josh has already opted out of participating in Western Christmas gift giving. He would also like to opt out of the Ukrainian Christmas gift exchange. But Ash-Lei says he should participate. Who's right? Who's wrong? Thank you to Travis Pelham Boozer for naming this week's case! To suggest a title for a future episode, like Judge John Hodgman on Facebook. We regularly put out a call for submissions. Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
10/01/1950m 11s

Small Names Court

Mara brings the case against her brother Adam. They disagree on the proper way to pronounce their Italian surname. Mara uses a pronunciation that the rest of their family uses. But Adam uses the proper Italian pronunciation. Who's right? Who's wrong? Thank you to Mary Fahsbender Gottschalk for naming this week's case! To suggest a title for a future episode, like Judge John Hodgman on Facebook. We regularly put out a call for submissions. Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
02/01/1953m 51s

Wreathing Havoc

It’s our last episode of 2018! We’ll be off next week for the holidays. Paul files suit against his wife, Lizzie. Paul loves to decorate for Christmas but Lizzie doesn't. He wants to add more to their home in order to create some Christmas magic for their kid. But Lizzie thinks their tree is enough. Who's right? Who's wrong? Thank you to Travis Marttila for naming this week's case! To suggest a title for a future episode, like Judge John Hodgman on Facebook. We regularly put out a call for submissions. Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
20/12/1855m 23s

Juris-diction

Melissa brings the case against her father, Mark. She complains that in classic weird-dad fashion, Mark intentionally mispronounces words and brand names. Mark says his pronunciations aew how he's always said them! Who's right? Who's wrong? Thank you to Justin Dewey for naming this week's case! To suggest a title for a future episode, like Judge John Hodgman on Facebook. We regularly put out a call for submissions. Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
12/12/1852m 21s

What An Age We Live In

This week, Judge John Hodgman clears the docket in his chambers with Bailiff Jesse Thorn! They talk about the "good spot" on the couch, the phrase "cash money," cleaning cast iron pans, responsible air conditioning usage, art repurposing, and a follow up letter about kilts! Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
05/12/1837m 21s

Torch Reform

Spike brings the case against his wife, Ellie. Spike would like a kitchen blow torch but Ellie thinks it’s too dangerous! Who's right? Who's wrong? Thank you to Mike McDavid for naming this week's case! To suggest a title for a future episode, like Judge John Hodgman on Facebook. We regularly put out a call for submissions.   Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
28/11/1853m 49s

Pizza is a Gift

Judge John Hodgman and Bailiff Jesse Thorn are in chambers this week so they can clear the docket! They talk about door knocking vs handle jiggling, food storage, family dinner time, eating on public transit, sock folding, and ideal sleeping arrangements! Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
21/11/1846m 28s

Me-maw & Order

Julia brings the case against her mother, Donna. Growing up, Julia and her sister called their grandmother, "Mucca." But Donna believes it was originally "Monka" and will still refer to her that way. Julia wants Donna to stop saying Monka, but Donna doesn't think she is wrong to say it. Who's right? Who's wrong? Thank you to Raven Peters for naming this week's case! To suggest a title for a future episode, like Judge John Hodgman on Facebook. We regularly put out a call for submissions. Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
14/11/1848m 3s

Verdict Through the Grapevine

Stephanie brings the case against her husband, Ross. There is a grapevine growing on the house and around their balcony. Stephanie believes it’s hazardous and wants to get rid of it. But Ross says that it’s a cool feature and he wants it to stay. Who's right? Who's wrong? You can still buy an "I'm With Claudius" t-shirt, as mentioned in  last week's episode! You only have until November 13! Visit the MaxFunStore to get it while you can at MaxFunStore.com! Thank you to Ryan Dailey for naming this week's case! To suggest a title for a future episode, like Judge John Hodgman on Facebook. We regularly put out a call for submissions. Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
07/11/1845m 17s

Cos-plagiarism

Samantha brings the case against her sister Vanessa. They regularly do cosplay and attend steampunk conventions together. Several cons ago, Vanessa came up with the idea to use one of Samantha's dresses for a steampunk version of the Stephen King character Carrie. But, she never made the costume. For this year's Steampunk Halloween convention, Samantha wants to use the dress and go as Steampunk Carrie. But Vanessa says that since it's her idea, she should be able to do it. Thank you to Caroline Barba for naming this week's case! To suggest a title for a future episode, like Judge John Hodgman on Facebook. We regularly put out a call for submissions. If you want to buy an "I'm With Claudius" t-shirt, as mentioned in the episode, you only have until November 13! Visit MaxFunStore.com to get it while you can! Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
31/10/1843m 24s

Slunch Buggy No Punch Backs

Judge John Hodgman and Bailiff Jesse Thorn are in chambers this week because the docket needs to be cleared! They discuss punching your fellow car passengers, laundry room etiquette, computer mice vs tablets, recycling, coffee house mugs, pebble ice, and much, much more! Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
24/10/1842m 58s

R and Arbitration

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 relaxation. They're planning their next trip and can't figure out what to do. Who's right? Who's wrong? Thank you to Alanna Talty for naming this week's case! To suggest a title for a future episode, like Judge John Hodgman on Facebook. We regularly put out a call for submissions. Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
18/10/1848m 21s

The JJHo Old Timey Newsreel

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! Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
10/10/1838m 40s

Remodel Behavior

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? Thank you to Megan Hodgkiss for naming this week's case! To suggest a title for a future episode, like Judge John Hodgman on Facebook. We regularly put out a call for submissions. Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
03/10/1850m 37s

Requesting an Immediate Ingestion

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! Thank you to Carol Sanchez for naming this week's case! To suggest a title for a future episode, like Judge John Hodgman on Facebook. We regularly put out a call for submissions. Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
26/09/1847m 31s

Classic Friendaround

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! Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
19/09/1848m 5s

Jerky Duty

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. Thank you to Adam Labonte for naming this week's case! To suggest a title for a future episode, like Judge John Hodgman on Facebook. We regularly put out a call for submissions. Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
12/09/1855m 45s

Don't Call the Next Witness

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? Thank you to Jack Mathews for naming this week's case! To suggest a title for a future episode, like Judge John Hodgman on Facebook. We regularly put out a call for submissions. Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
06/09/1845m 57s

Race Closed

Keri brings the case against their 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. Keri would like to be able to plan more activities for the two of them to do together, without worrying about his racing schedule.  Thank you to Ian MacKechnie for naming this week's case! To suggest a title for a future episode, like Judge John Hodgman on Facebook. We regularly put out a call for submissions. Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
30/08/1850m 58s

Jerseyprudence

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. Thank you to Andrew Scales for naming this week's case! To suggest a title for a future episode, follow Judge John Hodgman on Facebook. We regularly put out a call for submissions there. Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
22/08/1847m 21s

Waffle House Arrest

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! Thank you to Gavin Pouliot for naming this week's case! To suggest a title for a future episode, like Judge John Hodgman on Facebook. We regularly put out a call for submissions. Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
16/08/1858m 39s

Nein Tense of the Law

Colleen brings the case against her husband, Kevin. They send their kids to a German language immersion school. Kevin has begun taking German language classes and wants to practice speaking it with the kids at home. But Colleen thinks that his terrible pronunciation will have adverse effects on the kids' learning. With Guest Bailiff Maeve Higgins! Thank you to Rob Waters for suggesting this week's case! To suggest a title for a future episode, like Judge John Hodgman on Facebook. We regularly put out a call for submissions. Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
08/08/1849m 32s

Swipe Right to Remain Silent

Phillip brings the case against his girlfriend, Rachel. The two of them met on a dating app. Rachel wants to tell people they met another way, but Phillip thinks they should just be honest. With Guest Judge Cristela Alonzo! Thank you to Anne Mandola Jones for suggesting this week's case! To suggest a title for a future episode, follow Judge John Hodgman on Facebook. We regularly put out a call for submissions there. Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
01/08/1848m 25s

Statute of Celebrations

Rick brings the case against his wife, Sarah. When Sarah’s birthday month rolls around, she likes to plan different celebrations with various groups of people in her life. Rick thinks it’s too many birthday events and would like to set a two-celebration limit. With Summertime Funtime Bailiff Monte Belmonte! Thank you to Jordan Welch & Jennifer Milner for suggesting this week's case! To suggest a title for a future episode, like Judge John Hodgman on Facebook. We regularly put out a call for submissions. Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
25/07/1848m 57s

Much Ado About Clothing

Jason brings the case against his friend, Francisco. They run a community Shakespeare theatre group together. Jason would like to try doing more contemporary and experimental Shakespeare adaptations, but Francisco is opposed. With Summertime Funtime Bailiff Monte Belmonte! Thank you to Chris Ubben for suggesting this week's case! To suggest a title for a future episode, like Judge John Hodgman on Facebook. We regularly put out a call for submissions. Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
18/07/1852m 16s

Edible Arraignments

Judge John Hodgman is away from the court on this week's episode. Bailiff Jesse Thorn is taking over judging duties, with friend of the court Jordan Morris serving as bailiff! Jennie brings the case against her husband, John. John has received a lot of gag gifts over the years that happen to be food items. He is currently storing all of them in the fridge. Jennie wants him to get rid of the gifted food but John is too sentimental! Thank you to Jason Jackman for suggesting this week's case! To suggest a title for a future episode, like Judge John Hodgman on Facebook. We regularly put out a call for submissions. Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
11/07/1847m 40s

Into the Teal

Judge John Hodgman and Bailiff Jesse Thorn are in chambers this week to clear the docket! They talk about bedroom wall colors, loud clappers, meat cooking utensils, holiday cards, locking doors, and millenials. Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
04/07/1844m 46s

Live From Chicago 2018, Part 2

Judge John Hodgman is live in Chicago again, at Thalia Hall for the Onion Comedy and Arts Festival! "Amendment to the Constellation" plus Swift Justice disputes about dogs, farts and a special pair of newly married litigants! Plus, music from OHMME! Thank you to Colan Kennelly for suggesting this week's case! To suggest a title for a future episode, like Judge John Hodgman on Facebook. We regularly put out a call for submissions. Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
27/06/181h 13m

The Booth, the Whole Booth, and Nothing But the Booth

Sophie is filing suit against her parents, Toby and Thor. If they are out to eat and seated at a table they don't like, Toby and Thor will ask to sit elsewhere. Sophie thinks that her parents should just deal with the table they've been given. Who's right? Who's wrong? Thank you to Ian Brodie 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. Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
20/06/1845m 57s

The Whistle Throne

Judge John Hodgman and Bailiff Jesse Thorn are in chambers this week to clear the docket with special guest, Alison Becker! They talk about whistling, serving pizza at your wedding, the beginning of Spring, ordering food to go at a sit-down restaurant, and eating bacon with a fork! Alison Becker is one of the stars of Maximum Fun's brand new scripted serial podcast, BUBBLE! Make sure to check it out now, wherever you listen to podcasts. Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
13/06/1847m 52s

Live From Chicago, 2018

This week's episode was recorded live in Chicago at Thalia Hall, as part of The Onion Comedy & Arts Festival! Tune in for "Tilty or Not Tilty" plus Swift Justice disputes about bedtimes, an online boat game and watching crime dramas. Plus, music from Sima Cunningham and Macie Stewart of OHMME! Thank you to Logan Green for suggesting the title "Tilty or Not Tilty"! To suggest a title for a future episode, like Judge John Hodgman on Facebook. We regularly put out a call for submissions.   Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
06/06/181h 4m

Dance Like No One is Showering

Judge John Hodgman and Bailiff Jesse Thorn are in chambers this week, clearing that docket! They talk about disputes having to do with speakerphone, water conservation, soda fountains, Leap Day birthdays, mud rooms and hosting out of town guests. Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
30/05/1839m 16s

Across State Felines

Adrienne brings the case against her boyfriend, David. They are going to be attending graduate school in different states and cannot agree on how to handle custody of their two cats. Adrienne says it's more practical for David to take care of them but David thinks Adrienne will miss them too much. Who's right, who's wrong? Thank you to Charles Louis Richter 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. Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
23/05/1852m 12s

Wedding Clashers

Laura brings the case against her fiance, Zach. Laura would like to elope but Zach thinks that they should have a bigger, more traditional wedding. Who's right, who's wrong? Thank you to Nora McCaffrey Glaser 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. Music in this week's episode: Faceoff Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
16/05/1853m 2s

Eminent Bromain

Theresa brings the case against her brother, Paul. Paul insists on referring to her childhood bedroom as the "Guest Room." But Theresa thinks it should still be called "Theresa's Room." Who's right, who's wrong? Thank you to Tom Early 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. Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
10/05/1844m 21s

The Most Beautiful Man in Jurisprudence

Judge John Hodgman and Bailiff Jesse Thorn are in chambers this week so they can clear the docket! Friend (enemy?) of the court, Elliott Kalan, joins them as they discuss tracking spouses on mobile apps, passing gas, setting clocks ahead, bedtimes and using kitchen appliances in the bedroom. Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
02/05/1853m 9s

Tambourine With the Evidence

This week on Judge John Hodgman, Anne brings the case against her husband, Mike. Mike travels internationally a lot for work. He likes to bring home a musical instrument from each trip as a souvenir. But, Anne thinks he doesn’t need to bring an instrument home from each country he visits. Who’s right? Who’s wrong? Thank you to Rick Fravel 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. Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
25/04/1847m 31s

Yappy Trails

Thank you everyone who became a new or upgrading member during the 2018 MaxFunDrive! You helped us not only hit our goal of 25,000 new or upgrading members, but we also hit our stretch goal of 28,000 new or upgrading members! We are thrilled to have all of you who contributed as members and we are thankful to you for keeping the show going. This week on Judge John Hodgman, Chase brings the case against his father, Chris. When they go hiking, Chris likes to use that time to chat with his kid. But, Chase likes to quietly enjoy his surroundings. He would like his dad to give him the serenity he desires. Who’s right? Who’s wrong? Thank you to Matthew Batters 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. Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
18/04/1848m 51s

Beyond a Reasonable Bout

MaxFunDrive is still happening! Become a member today and support the production of Judge John Hodgman every week. This show could not exist without your support! Visit maximumfun.org/donate to contribute and to check out what kind of sweet thank you gifts you can receive!  This week on Judge John Hodgman, Brandon files suit against his wife, Marie. A few months ago, Brandon won his first and only amateur boxing match. He’s starting to get the itch to compete again but Marie is opposed! Who’s right? Who’s wrong? Thank you to Ryan Stratton 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. Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
11/04/1852m 49s

Chips Annoy!

It's MaxFunDrive time! Become a member today and support the production of Judge John Hodgman every week. This show could not exist without your support! Visit maximumfun.org/donate to contribute and to check out what kind of sweet thank you gifts you can receive in return! This week on Judge John Hodgman, Jeremy files suit against his partner, Christine. He says that when Christine bakes chocolate chip cookies, she bakes them for too long. Christine says that her cookies are always perfectly done! Who’s right? Who’s wrong? With Expert Witness, Alton Brown! Plus, Alton sticks around after the case to help us clear a miniature docket with food related disputes. Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
04/04/1846m 53s

Legal Jar Gone

Kit brings the case against his roommate Olivia. Olivia likes to keep and repurpose jars. Kit says Olivia’s collection has grown too large. But Olivia can’t part with them! Who’s right? Who’s wrong? Thank you to Eli Dennewitz, Steve Tedder & Alex James 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. Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
28/03/1844m 53s

Refrigerator Firefighter

Judge John Hodgman and Bailiff Jesse Thorn are clearing the docket this week! They talk about leaving hair dryers plugged in, splitting movie theater popcorn, auto insurance, when to wake up in the morning, and flamethrowers. Plus a dispute against the city of Seattle with special, expert testimony from friend of the court John Roderick! Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
21/03/1844m 26s

Judge's Court, Judge's Rules

Judge John Hodgman and Bailiff Jesse Thorn are clearing the docket this week! They talk about how to deal with merchandise one receives by mistake, whistling, naming babies, going out post-cardio exercise, and much more! Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
14/03/1846m 6s

Undisclosed Financial Settlement of Catan

Randi brings the case against their girlfriend Lizzy. Lizzy has a growing board game collection and Randi would like her to pare it down. Lizzy says her collection is not disrupting anything. Who's right? Who's wrong? Thank you to Adam Capybara, Tom Brinton, and Brad Daniels 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. Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
07/03/1851m 8s

Shut Your Spy Hole!

TJ brings the case against his wife Rachel. TJ has set up a few security cameras in their home. He likes being able to see the kids without bothering Rachel. But she doesn’t like feeling watched. Who's right? Who's wrong? Thank you to Joel Martin 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. Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
28/02/1850m 30s

The Battlestar Galactist Generation

Judge John Hodgman and Bailiff Jesse Thorn are in chambers this week so they can clear the docket. They talk about strangers on the subway reading Vacationland whilst behaving badly, cheating in school, and public shaming. Plus! What is the minimum percentage that is an acceptable restaurant tip? What is ok to eat in the car? Should a couple of new parents hire a professional photographer to take photos of their baby? Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
21/02/1844m 17s

Tux Evasion

Rebecca brings the case against her teenage son, Parrish. Parrish is a senior in high school and he refuses to go to his senior prom. Rebecca doesn't want him to miss out on this once in a lifetime event. Who's right? Who's wrong? Thank you to Allison Peltzman 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. Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
15/02/1855m 40s

Duplo Jeopardy

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! 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. Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
08/02/1853m 44s

Transcendental Irritation

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? 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. Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
31/01/1850m 18s

Moral High Ground vs. Moral Pit

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 bedsheet changing. Plus a listener letter about ATMs!   Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
24/01/1834m 31s

Live From San Francisco Sketchfest, 2018

"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! 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. Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
18/01/181h

Check Pleas

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? 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. Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
10/01/1851m 36s

Chandler Braggin' on Beeps

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! Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
03/01/1851m 42s

Coq Au Ban

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? 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. Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
27/12/1748m 33s

Lodging: A Complaint

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? 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. Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
21/12/1753m 8s

Seating Arraignments

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! 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. Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
14/12/1750m 35s

Ayn Rand Out!

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! 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 at SFsketchfest.com! If you have a dispute for the live show, we want to hear it! Submit it at MaximumFun.org/JJHo! Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
06/12/1737m 22s

Grouse Negligence

Kasey brings the case against her husband, Josh. Josh is an avid hunter and would like to go as much as he can during the season. But Kasey wants him to be more available during this time to help with her business. Who's right? Who's wrong? Thank you to Ryan Stratton 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. Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
29/11/1749m 22s

Marco? Justice!

Nate brings the case against his wife, Pam. They have just bought their first house and Pam wants to have a swimming pool installed. Nate says pools are too expensive and time consuming to maintain. Thank you to Sandra Macke 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. Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
22/11/1748m 8s

Phantom Stereo Repair Shop

Judge John Hodgman and Bailiff Jesse Thorn are back in chambers this week to clear the docket. They talk about vacuum repairs, scrambled eggs, going away parties and more! Plus a spoooooky listener letter about the devil. Music in this episode: "This House" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
15/11/1747m 41s

Live from the London Podcast Festival 2017, Part 2

"Scarflaw" and Swift Justice, live from the London Podcast Festival! Plus, music from Barbarossa! Thank you to Mike Brady, Aaron Campbell & Hilary Lozar 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. Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
08/11/171h 11m

Bonus Episode: Jesse Thorn Interviews John Hodgman for Bullseye

Judge John Hodgman sat down with Bailiff Jesse Thorn for NPR's Bullseye to discuss his newest book Vacationland: True Stories from Painful Beaches. The interview won't air for another few days but we are delighted to share an extended version with our JJHo listeners now. We hope you enjoy it! You can catch Bullseye With Jesse Thorn every week on MaximumFun.org, or wherever you download podcasts. Vacationland is available in stores now. Visit bit.ly/painfulbeaches for more information. Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
03/11/171h

Turing Testimony

Sharmain brings the case against her friend Philippa. She says that Philippa has been spending too much time texting on an app with an Artificial Intelligent friend. But, Philippa doesn’t think it’s such a big deal. Thank you to HW Peterson, Rob Waters & Patrick Reilly 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. Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
01/11/1753m 26s

Public Befriender

Heather brings the case against her husband, Larry. Heather says that when they are out running errands, Larry spends too much time chatting with whomever he makes eye contact. Larry wants Heather to embrace people in her community more freely. Thank you to Tim Mallos 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. Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
25/10/1753m 36s

Pro Patink All the Way

Judge John Hodgman and Bailiff Jesse Thorn are back in chambers to clear the docket! They discuss cases about word pronunciation, sharing the road, style choices and more! Plus letters about pets and world capitals! Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
18/10/1744m 42s

Live from the London Podcast Festival 2017

"Crypto Facto" and Swift Justice, live at King's Place in London during the 2017 London Podcast Festival! With music from Serafina Steer! Thank you to Chad Coker 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. Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
11/10/171h 3m

A Podcast for the Problemless

Judge John Hodgman and Bailiff Jesse Thorn are in chambers this week! They clear the docket with Deputy Judge Jonathan Coulton. The team rules on disputes regarding flip flops, hotel toiletries, whistling and more. Plus, the judge makes a big announcement about future disputes, we hear a correction to the record from past guest John Darnielle, and we say a fond farewell to our summertime engineer, Joel Mann at WERU Community Radio. Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
04/10/1748m 20s

Live From Brooklyn , NY 2017

"Statute of Imitations" and Swift Justice live at The Bell House in Brooklyn, NY! Plus, music from Carsie Blanton! Carsie's raising money on Kickstarter to fund her game, The F'ing Truth! Visit TheFingTruth.com for more info. Thank you to Amy Grzybinski 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. Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
27/09/171h 15m

Planted Evidence

Max files suit against his mother, Mercedes. When Mercedes sees a plant she likes out in the world, she takes a clipping home to plant in her garden. Max says this is stealing but Mercedes disagrees. She thinks plants in public spaces are fair game! Who's right? Who's wrong? Thank you to Alex Callard & Megan Hodgkiss 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. Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
20/09/1745m 40s

He Bed, She Bed

Tom brings the case against his wife, Myranda. Myranda complains that Tom’s snoring and other nighttime habits keep her awake. She wants to start sleeping in a separate bedroom, but Tom is opposed. Who's right? Who's wrong? Thank you to Tim Mallos 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. Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
06/09/1745m 9s

Fudgie the Bail

Kate brings the case against her husband, Aaron. Aaron insists on baking cakes for every birthday party or special event. Kate would rather he focus his energy on helping her with their two young kids instead of baking elaborate cakes. Who's right? Who's wrong? 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. Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
30/08/1751m 46s

Little Weirdsies

This week, Judge John Hodgman and Bailiff Jesse Thorn clear the docket, with the help of Guest Deputy Judge Linda Holmes (NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour)! The tribunal rules on disputes regarding drinking old water, potlucks, flaky friends and more! Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
23/08/1746m 32s

Sport Reform

Karen brings the case against her husband, Tom. Tom has been teaching their 8 year old son about faking injuries on the soccer field. Karen doesn't think this is okay but Tom says this is an accepted part of the game! Who’s right? Who’s wrong? Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
16/08/1752m 32s

Nap Judgment

Ann files suit against her husband, Stephen. When they travel, Ann wants to keep a regular sleeping schedule to avoid grogginess. But, Stephen thinks the point of vacation is to relax! He wants the flexibility to sleep in. Who’s right? Who’s wrong? With Summertime Funtime Bailiff Monte Belmonte! Thank you to Stephen Lipenta 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. Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
09/08/1754m 9s

Burden of Pooch

Kate brings the case against her husband, Rob. Rob had a childhood dream of getting an Old English Sheepdog. Now they have one, and Kate says she is doing the majority of the dog care. She wants Rob to become dog's best friend. Who’s right? Who’s wrong? With the return of Summertime Funtime Bailiff Monte Belmonte! Follow us on Instagram @judgejohnhodgman for photos from this episode! Thank you to Felipe Sobreiro for suggesting this week's title! To suggest a title for a future episode, like Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
03/08/1749m 15s

Buffalo Wild Writs

Rowena brings the case against her boss, Glen. When they travel for work, Glen likes to eat at the same chain restaurants. But, Rowena wants to branch out! Who’s right? Who’s wrong? Thank you to Matthew Melton 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. Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
26/07/1751m 38s

Muzzbarketing and Morning Beverages

Judge John Hodgman and Bailiff Jesse Thorn clear the docket on this week's episode. They discuss cases regarding old t-shirts, twins sharing a room, morning coffee and more! Plus, follow up letters about Thurl Ravenscroft! Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
19/07/1744m 14s

Live in Chicago at Very Very Fun Day 2017

"Seeking Redress" and Swift Justice recorded live from Maximum Fun's first ever Very Very Fun Day in Chicago. With Guest Bailiff Jean Grae and musical guest Saba! Thank you to Jon Barr 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. Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
12/07/171h 3m

Might as Well Judge

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! 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.   Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
06/07/1753m 24s

Common Law Carriage

Blythe brings the case against her boyfriend Mac. Mac thinks he should have free rein to borrow Blythe’s car. But Blythe wants him to ask for her permission each time. Who’s right? Who’s wrong? Thank you to Jake Forbes 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. Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
28/06/1751m 55s

Innjustice

Luke brings the case against his fiancee, Quay. They are planning their destination wedding and have a limited number of on-site cabins available. Luke would like to split the cabins 50-50. But, Quay says they should be allocated proportionally, so the two of them have an equal percentage of guests in off-site hotels. Who’s right? Who’s wrong? Thank you to Travis Marttila 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. Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
21/06/1750m 55s

Deep in the Misanthropy Hole

Judge John Hodgman and Bailiff Jesse Thorn return to chambers this week to clear the docket. They discuss eggshell disposal, baseball team allegiance, white lies and more! Plus some follow up letters about cats! Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
14/06/1743m 50s

Live From SF Sketchfest 2017

"Hieronymous Quash" and "Property Bothers" recorded in front of a live audience at San Francisco Sketchfest 2017! Plus, Swift Justice and songs from special guest Sara Watkins! Sara's on tour this summer! Check out her dates and music at SaraWatkins.com! Thank you to Julia Skochko and Jenn MacGillivray 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. Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
07/06/171h 12m

Scaritime Law

Ethan brings the case against his girlfriend Jayna. Ethan would like to spend one night on the Queen Mary ocean liner. But, reports of ghosts aboard the ship have made Jayna apprehensive about being there at night. Who’s right? Who’s wrong? Expert Witness Carrie Poppy (Oh No, Ross and Carrie) helps the judge decide! Thank you to Maggie Colvett 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. Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
31/05/1754m 42s

Vehicular Man-Squatter

Ri brings the case against his brother Jan. Jan has been living in his car for the last several months. Ri thinks Jan needs to find an apartment of his own. But, Jan is happy with his current situation. Who’s right? Who’s wrong? Thank you to Rick Gutierrez 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. Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
24/05/1753m 28s

Sisterhood of the Gaveling Pants

Zoe brings the case against her sister, Mara. Zoe has accused Mara of stealing her clothes and she would like them back. Mara thinks Zoe should be more willing to share. Who's right? Who's wrong? Thank you to Mike Frost & Steve Watts 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. Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
17/05/1750m 0s

New Schemes to Violate the Social Contract

Judge John Hodgman and Bailiff Jesse Thorn are in chambers this week to clear the docket! They discuss disputes about children in bars, wearing sweatpants to work, movie theater garbage and more! Plus a listener letter about virtual reality and the Renaissance Faire!  Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
10/05/1742m 22s

Live From the London Podcast Festival

"Pleading the Fifth" and Swift Justice taped in front of a live audience at the London Podcast Festival at King's Place. We also hear from Dan Schreiber and Anna Ptaszynski, from QI and the No Such Thing as a Fish podcast, with a dispute regarding fact-finding for their own show. Plus, music from Emmy the Great! Thank you to Megan Hodgkiss 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. Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
03/05/1737m 35s

In Flagrante Delicto

Sarah brings the case against her husband, Eric. Eric likes wearing pants that are decorated to look like the American flag. But, Sarah thinks he wears the pants at inappropriate times. Thank you to Dan Kane 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. Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
26/04/1744m 45s

Justice Extruded is Justice Denied

Micah brings the case against his girlfriend Jenny. Micah would like to buy a 3D printer for their home. Jenny thinks their apartment is too small. She thinks he should wait until they move into a bigger place. Thank you to Tom Brinton 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. Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
19/04/1745m 23s

Live From Washington, DC

"Rabius Corpus" and Swift Justice taped in front of a live audience at the Howard Theatre in Washington, DC on September 21, 2016. Plus, Ray Suarez with an expert testimony and music from the Dom Flemons Trio! Thank you to Rachel Kartch 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. Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
12/04/171h 10m

Too Many Cooks Spoil the Borth

Judge John Hodgman and Bailiff Jesse Thorn are back in chambers this week to clear the docket! Guest Kurt Braunohler joins them to discuss cases regarding tacos, culture recommendations, a dispute against the Judge himself and more! Thank you to everyone who donated during the MaxFunDrive! Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
05/04/1738m 52s

DNA NDA

Xander brings the case against his twin brother, Brendan. They don’t know for certain if they are fraternal or identical twins. Xander wants to take a zygosity test to find the answer. But, Brendan is opposed! Who's right? Who's wrong? The #MaxFunDrive is still going! Judge John Hodgman is made possible in huge part thanks to your donations. You can become a member of Maximum Fun at MaximumFun.org/donate! And make sure to check out our end-of-drive live stream on FRIDAY 3/31 at 7pm PT/ 1-pm ET! Visit MaximumFun.org to check it out. Thank you to Brianne Sherman 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. Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
29/03/1746m 16s

In-lawful Gathering

Reuben brings the case against his wife, Megan. They live in a small neighborhood near several family members. They have dinner with the extended family five nights a week, with family members rotating cooking responsibilities. Reuben wants to opt out of the family dinner co-op but Megan likes the arrangement. It's the first week of the #MaxFunDrive 2017! Judge John Hodgman is supported in huge part by your donations. You can become a Maximum Fun member at MaximumFun.org/donate. Thank you to Rich Davis for suggesting this week's title! To suggest a title for a future episode, like Judge John Hodgman on Facebook. We are regularly put out a call for submissions. Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
23/03/1756m 18s

The Emoluments Pause

Tamara brings the case against her husband, Aaron. Tamara says their kids have too many toys with nowhere to store them. She wants to put a moratorium on incoming gifts for one year. Aaron thinks this is too extreme. Thank you to Mike Bruni for suggesting this week's title! To suggest a title for a future episode, like Judge John Hodgman on Facebook. We regularly put a call for submissions. Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
15/03/1755m 51s

Oculus Miffed

Matt brings the case against his girlfriend, Amber. Matt wants to convert their master bedroom into a virtual reality room. But Amber would rather keep the bedroom the way it is. Thank you to 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 a call for submissions. Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
09/03/1746m 29s

Live From Philadelphia, PA 2016

"Un Chien En Deluge" and Swift Justice taped in front of a live audience at the Trocadero Theatre in Philadelphia, PA on September 20, 2016 during the Tour of Live Justice! Plus, Judge John Hodgman and Bailiff Jesse Thorn catch up with Robert Hicks of the Mütter Museum and Nick and Sara from Episode 94: Bleached and Mounted Bones of Contention. And songs from Cynthia Hopkins! Thank you to Nick Marritz for suggesting this week's title! To suggest a title for a future episode, like Judge John Hodgman on Facebook. We regularly put a call for submissions. Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
01/03/171h 28m

Married to the Ghost of George Washington

Judge John Hodgman and Bailiff Jesse Thorn are in chambers and clearing the docket this week. They rule on properly making the bed, whether or not a 12 year old should be able to get her ears pierced and more! Plus listener letters in response to Episode 292: Conifer Emptor. Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
22/02/1737m 17s

Robe Hate Court

Snowflake brings the case against her husband, Oge. Oge has worn the same bathrobe for the last 25 years and Snowflake would like him to get rid of it. Oge says it’s a perfectly good robe and he wants to keep it. Who's right? Who's wrong? Thank you to Andrew McNair & Brick Sprickly for suggesting this week's title! To suggest a title for a future episode, like Judge John Hodgman on Facebook. We regularly put a call for submissions. Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
16/02/1754m 9s

When I Say Justice, You Say Served

Chelsey brings the case against her partner, Kevin. Kevin refuses to join in during audience participation portions of live shows. Chelsey thinks it’s part of the deal they make as audience members. But, Kevin doesn’t enjoy becoming part of the show. Who's right? Who's wrong? Thank you to Eli Dennewitz for suggesting this week's title! To suggest a title for a future episode, like Judge John Hodgman on Facebook. We regularly put a call for submissions. Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
08/02/1753m 51s

Live From Brooklyn, NY 2016 Part 2

Caution: There are unbleeped swear words that happen during the musical portions of this episode. If you are listening with kids, keep that in mind. "Good Coif, Bad Coif" and "Silence of the Jams," taped in front of a live audience at the Bell House in Brooklyn, NY on September 19, 2016 during the Tour of Live Justice! Judge John Hodgman and Bailiff Jesse Thorn also catch up with Dave King, a friend of the show and listener who lived in Antarctica. Plus, beloved Guest Bailiff Jean Grae joins the show as musical guest AND Expert Witness. And the return of PitchBlak Brass Band! Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.
02/02/171h 30m

First Come, First Seat, Third Served

We are in chambers this week while Judge John Hodgman and Bailiff Jesse Thorn clear the docket! They settle disputes regarding second screening while watching TV with your partner, the past tense of "text," seating in casual restaurants and more! Plus listener letters about the U.S. Postal Service! Judge John Hodgman: Road Court! Tickets are on sale NOW! For dates and more information, go to maximumfun.org/events.