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Judge John Hodgman
Judge John Hodgman
John Hodgman and Maximum Fun

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Episodes

Property Cousins

Kasey says that he needs to buy a church and a bank. His cousin, Matthew, says that he needs to slow... more

17 Apr 2024 · 1 hour, 5 minutes
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... more

10 Apr 2024 · 1 hour, 2 minutes
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... more

03 Apr 2024 · 58 minutes
Paul F. Topics

This week, it's all PAUL F. TOPICS with Paul F. Tompkins! We are so excited to celebrate the second week... more

27 Mar 2024 · 1 hour, 3 minutes
Flush to Judgment

Trish flushes soup down the toilet! But her friend, Marlow, wants to stop Trish from ever flushing food ever again.... more

20 Mar 2024 · 1 hour,
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... more

18 Mar 2024 · 8 minutes
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.... more

13 Mar 2024 · 1 hour, 8 minutes
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... more

06 Mar 2024 · 58 minutes
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,... more

28 Feb 2024 · 55 minutes
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... more

21 Feb 2024 · 1 hour, 4 minutes
Live From Lexington

An unopened Christmas present from 1999 and a case about haunted houses with Expert Witness Travis McElroy! LIVE at the... more

14 Feb 2024 · 49 minutes
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,... more

07 Feb 2024 · 1 hour, 4 minutes
Chew Process

Rae brings the case against their mom, Judy. Judy is adamant that you have to eat certain foods in certain... more

31 Jan 2024 · 1 hour, 4 minutes
Power Off Attorney

Marti brings the case against her husband, Andrew. Andrew has created automated systems in their home, controlled by voice commands.... more

24 Jan 2024 · 1 hour, 2 minutes
Obstruction of Just Ice

Curtis brings the case against his friend, Andy. Curtis and Andy are both passionate about the ice sport called curling.... more

17 Jan 2024 · 1 hour, 2 minutes
Live From Dublin, Ireland

This episode was recorded LIVE at Liberty Hall in Dublin, Ireland! With two cases this week! Up first is GERMANSPRUDENCE.... more

10 Jan 2024 · 1 hour, 3 minutes
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... more

03 Jan 2024 · 57 minutes
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... more

27 Dec 2023 · 1 hour, 21 minutes
Clapital Offense

Michele brings the case against her sister, Kristyn. Michele’s husband introduced a new tradition to their family’s Christmas morning. Michelle... more

20 Dec 2023 · 57 minutes
Car-edible Witness

Nicole brings the case against her partner, Scott. Nicole says that Scott razzes her too much because of her road... more

13 Dec 2023 · 51 minutes
Convection Overturned

Jeff brings the case against his wife, Jen. Their home came with a very unusual appliance. When they moved in,... more

06 Dec 2023 · 52 minutes
Personal Gingery Lawyer

Andrea brings the case against her lifelong friend Jennifer. For years they’ve had a holiday tradition of getting together to... more

29 Nov 2023 · 1 hour,
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... more

22 Nov 2023 · 56 minutes
Live From Boston 2023

This episode was recorded in front of a LIVE audience on the Van Freaks Roadshow! All the way from The... more

15 Nov 2023 · 58 minutes
Condiment Crimes

It's time to clear the docket and this week we are adjudicating CONDIMENT CRIMES! Is ketchup sweet? What foods are... more

08 Nov 2023 · 58 minutes
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... more

01 Nov 2023 · 51 minutes
Fearing the Shocket

Happy Spooky Season! This week, Paul F. Tompkins joins Judge Hodgman and Bailiff Jesse to talk Halloween disputes. How do... more

25 Oct 2023 · 59 minutes
Better Call Parasol

Abby files suit against her friend, Aidan. They belong to a secret online group dedicated to complaining about other passengers... more

18 Oct 2023 · 59 minutes
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... more

11 Oct 2023 · 59 minutes
Emotion to Dismiss

Spencer and his wife, India, say that they both tend to humanize the items in their home. But now they... more

04 Oct 2023 · 56 minutes
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... more

27 Sep 2023 · 1 hour, 10 minutes
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... more

20 Sep 2023 · 57 minutes
Injunction Junction

Dan brings the case against his wife, Carrie. Dan wants to build a model railroad in a small switching layout... more

13 Sep 2023 · 58 minutes
Case: The Rainbow

Dave brings the case against his niece, Morgan. When Morgan was around 5 years old, she stole his special collection... more

06 Sep 2023 · 1 hour, 6 minutes
No-Glow Contendere

Michelle brings the case against her husband, Rob. Rob is restoring an old grandfather clock to make it usable as... more

30 Aug 2023 · 59 minutes
Statute of Lamentations

Martha brings the case against her husband, Doug. Doug is a retired high school theater teacher. His last production was... more

23 Aug 2023 · 1 hour, 5 minutes
Diss Bard

Howie brings the case against Mark. The two of them worked at rival summer camps. When the two camps came... more

16 Aug 2023 · 1 hour, 7 minutes
Per-roll Hearing

Jesse brings the case against her dad, Jim. They get together once a week to play Settlers of Catan. When... more

09 Aug 2023 · 1 hour, 9 minutes
Criminal Elm-ement

Marya brings the case against her husband, Clark. Their family found and cared for a Spiny Elm caterpillar in their... more

02 Aug 2023 · 1 hour, 5 minutes
Special Prosciutto-cutor

Craig brings the case against his mother, Bettie. Bettie has had a dry cured ham hanging in her basement since... more

26 Jul 2023 · 1 hour, 17 minutes
Full Court Press

Rick brings the case against his friend, Ken. During the 2019-2020 NBA season, Rick and Ken made a bet about... more

19 Jul 2023 · 1 hour, 8 minutes
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... more

12 Jul 2023 · 1 hour, 7 minutes
RERUN: Dad Nauseam

This week, we're revisiting a certified Judge John Hodgman classic: DAD NAUSEAM! Daniel brings the case against his dad, Kevin.... more

05 Jul 2023 · 59 minutes
Fight Court

William brings the case against his wife Wren. Wren is a member of an amateur boxing gym. William wants to... more

28 Jun 2023 · 1 hour, 13 minutes
The Bicycle Grief

Clare brings the case against her mother Suzanne and her stepdad David. Every summer, Clare spends a month visiting Suzanne... more

21 Jun 2023 · 1 hour, 14 minutes
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... more

14 Jun 2023 · 1 hour, 1 minute
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... more

07 Jun 2023 · 1 hour, 1 minute
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... more

31 May 2023 · 1 hour, 6 minutes
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... more

24 May 2023 · 1 hour, 18 minutes
Dolly Pardon

Leann brings the case against her daughter Abbie. Abbie has a collection of creepy dolls in their living room, on... more

17 May 2023 · 1 hour, 11 minutes
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... more

10 May 2023 · 1 hour, 3 minutes
FlavorHub

It’s time to clear the docket! This week, we get what we get and we cast a wide net, dispensing... more

03 May 2023 · 54 minutes
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... more

26 Apr 2023 · 52 minutes
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... more

19 Apr 2023 · 1 hour, 8 minutes
Grudge Match

It’s time to clear the docket! This week, we have a good old-fashioned GRUDGE MATCH! You wrote in with your... more

12 Apr 2023 · 50 minutes
Live from Denver

This week’s episode was recorded live in front of an audience at the Gothic Theatre in Denver! Our first case... more

05 Apr 2023 · 1 hour, 27 minutes
A Priori Engagement

Tanya brings the case against her husband Thomas. During the height of the coronavirus pandemic, Tanya read a news story... more

29 Mar 2023 · 1 hour, 3 minutes
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... more

22 Mar 2023 · 1 hour, 10 minutes
Forge Majeure

Jordan brings the case against his friend Jacob. Jordan and Jacob are both blacksmiths. Jacob has been Jordan’s apprentice for... more

15 Mar 2023 · 1 hour, 8 minutes
Kanga and Roo Court

Joan brings the case against her sister, Barbara. When Joan was 8, their aunt gave her a present: a framed... more

08 Mar 2023 · 1 hour, 10 minutes
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... more

01 Mar 2023 · 1 hour, 15 minutes
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... more

22 Feb 2023 · 1 hour, 4 minutes
Live from Seattle

This week’s episode was recorded live in front of an audience at the Neptune Theater in Seattle! Our first case... more

15 Feb 2023 · 1 hour, 5 minutes
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... more

09 Feb 2023 · 1 hour, 17 minutes
Acting in Bat Faith

Elyse brings the case against her wife, Erin. Erin wants to install a bat box in their yard to help... more

01 Feb 2023 · 1 hour,
Blob Babies

It's time to clear the docket! Tipping, packing, baby-shushing, exercise nomenclature, and much more! Plus, Kayleigh from episode 426: Blob... more

25 Jan 2023 · 59 minutes
Misdenomer

Haley brings the case against her partner, Jonathan. Haley and Jonathan have a non-existent child named Belinda. Belinda started as... more

18 Jan 2023 · 1 hour, 3 minutes
Family Feuds

It’s time to clear the docket! This week, we're tackling FAMILY FEUDS. Is it okay to run in Crocs? Should... more

11 Jan 2023 · 56 minutes
Meld in Contempt

Stacey brings the case against her friend, Ellen. Stacey says that when they play canasta, Ellen changes the rules mid-game.... more

04 Jan 2023 · 1 hour, 11 minutes
The Egg, The Nog and the Holy Sprite (RERUN)

It's the last episode of the year and we are celebrating with a Judge John Hodgman Office Party! Inspired by... more

28 Dec 2022 · 1 hour, 21 minutes
Filing For Skankruptcy

Chris brings the case against his friend and bandmate, Nat. Chris would like to incorporate some ska music into their... more

21 Dec 2022 · 1 hour, 8 minutes
Case Sera, Sera

Gillian brings the case against her friend, Courtney. Sometimes Gillian will say that something was “meant to be.” Courtney bristles... more

14 Dec 2022 · 1 hour, 4 minutes
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... more

07 Dec 2022 · 57 minutes
Plea Cute

Jonathon brings the case against his wife, Kat. Jonathon believes that their first date was a post-class lunch in their... more

30 Nov 2022 · 1 hour, 7 minutes
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... more

23 Nov 2022 · 52 minutes
Jawn Order

Rachel files suit against her parents, Rex and Patty. Rex insists that Patty pronounce certain words with a proper Philadelphia... more

16 Nov 2022 · 59 minutes
Homer Confinement

Tamar brings the case against her husband, Aslan. Aslan reads Homer’s The Odyssey to their three year old child at... more

09 Nov 2022 · 1 hour, 7 minutes
Crust-ody Hearing

Lilarose brings the case against her brother, Kumar. They disagree on the best method of making a pie crust. Lilarose... more

02 Nov 2022 · 58 minutes
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... more

26 Oct 2022 · 1 hour, 7 minutes
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... more

19 Oct 2022 · 58 minutes
Bad News, Heirs

Dan brings the case against his wife, Emily. When their kids are already in a bad mood, Dan believes this... more

12 Oct 2022 · 1 hour, 4 minutes
Persona Non Carta

Steven brings the case against his wife, Carrie. Steven wants to take a family photo for a Christmas card. But,... more

05 Oct 2022 · 1 hour,
Habeas Cropus

Alan brings the case against his wife, Tawni. Tawni has accumulated a lot of plants in their apartment. She says... more

28 Sep 2022 · 1 hour, 3 minutes
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!... more

21 Sep 2022 · 52 minutes
Trivial Lawsuit

Becky files suit against her brother, Andrew. Sixteen years ago, they had a dispute over the correct answer in a... more

14 Sep 2022 · 1 hour,
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... more

07 Sep 2022 · 49 minutes
Scheduled For Adrainment

Karen brings the case against her husband, Matt. Part of their property has a pasture that slopes downward. This creates... more

31 Aug 2022 · 1 hour, 5 minutes
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... more

24 Aug 2022 · 54 minutes
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... more

17 Aug 2022 · 56 minutes
Subarule of Law

Sophie brings the case against her husband, John. John would like to get a Subaru Baja. But Sophie is worried... more

10 Aug 2022 · 1 hour, 10 minutes
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... more

03 Aug 2022 · 54 minutes
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... more

27 Jul 2022 · 1 hour, 19 minutes
Big Gondola Guy

It's time to clear the docket. This week, our vehicle expert River Butcher joins us to discuss things that go!... more

20 Jul 2022 · 57 minutes
Pico de Trial

Andrew brings the case against his wife, Marilyn. Marilyn is entering a salsa competition at her work. When Andrew noticed... more

13 Jul 2022 · 53 minutes
Top Golf Mansion

It's time to clear the docket with Guest Bailiff Jean Grae! Jean and Judge Hodgman discuss beans on display, grammar... more

06 Jul 2022 · 1 hour,
Hearspray

Kate and Richard bought their house a few years ago and have been spending a lot of time fixing it... more

29 Jun 2022 · 1 hour, 3 minutes
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... more

22 Jun 2022 · 59 minutes
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... more

15 Jun 2022 · 54 minutes
Snap Judgment

Cassie asked Eman to edit some photos for her. She went ahead and posted the unedited version! Is Eman entitled... more

08 Jun 2022 · 1 hour, 4 minutes
Into The Ralphaverse

All about PROM: corsages, scorned dates, promposals, and prom conventions that are worthy of a little side-eye.

01 Jun 2022 · 59 minutes
My Legal Pony (RERUN)

This week we are revisiting an episode deep in the archives, fan favorite MY LEGAL PONY! Nancy brings the case... more

25 May 2022 · 1 hour, 6 minutes
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... more

18 May 2022 · 59 minutes
Huzzah the Ringer!

Huzzah! Our docket is full of Dungeons & Dragons disputes so we called upon D&D Expert Griffin McElroy (The Adventure... more

11 May 2022 · 1 hour, 11 minutes
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... more

04 May 2022 · 1 hour, 6 minutes
Sue Chef

Nathalie brings the case against her sister, Juliana. When they lived together last winter, they came up with a leftovers... more

27 Apr 2022 · 1 hour,
Mulch and Bison

It's time to clear the docket! As we venture out into the world a bit more, how should we be... more

20 Apr 2022 · 59 minutes
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,... more

13 Apr 2022 · 1 hour, 1 minute
Class Bee Spellony

Kendall brings the case against her husband, Dave. They share a New York Times Games account and cannot figure out... more

06 Apr 2022 · 1 hour, 6 minutes
Hot Bread

It's time to clear the docket! This week, Friend of the Court J. Kenji López-Alt joins us to talk about... more

30 Mar 2022 · 1 hour, 7 minutes
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,... more

23 Mar 2022 · 51 minutes
Request For Ex-Tradition

Kyle files suit against his friend Brian. Sometime in college, Brian began a yearly tradition called “I Blame Kyle Day.”... more

16 Mar 2022 · 1 hour, 5 minutes
Pup-Lick Defender

Annie files suit against her husband, Jeremy. When Jeremy does the dishes, he allows the family dog to lick plates... more

09 Mar 2022 · 52 minutes
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... more

02 Mar 2022 · 1 hour, 5 minutes
Suing For Soul Custody

Elena brings the case against her husband, Jason. Jason would like to sell his soul on a blockchain. But Elena... more

23 Feb 2022 · 1 hour, 4 minutes
Potable Cause

Sarah brings the case against her sister, Amy. Amy says that she can taste the difference between water that has... more

16 Feb 2022 · 1 hour, 6 minutes
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... more

09 Feb 2022 · 51 minutes
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!... more

02 Feb 2022 · 57 minutes
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... more

26 Jan 2022 · 1 hour, 2 minutes
Inside the Green Monster

It's time to clear the docket! Cases about lock picking, drought resistant beans, memes, toe tapping, and cut plants.

19 Jan 2022 · 58 minutes
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... more

12 Jan 2022 · 53 minutes
Rashomom (RERUN)

A long-standing family dispute, memories, and a grey house. Did it exist? Or was it just a figment of a... more

05 Jan 2022 · 43 minutes
The Egg, The Nog, and The Holy Sprite

Content Warning: This episode is entirely about eating and drinking various foods and beverages. There is live consumption of an... more

29 Dec 2021 · 1 hour, 19 minutes
Eating In A-Bed-Ing

Sarah files suit against her husband, David. Sarah loves to eat in bed but has stopped doing it because David... more

22 Dec 2021 · 58 minutes
Gruel and Unusual Punishment

Aubrey files suit against her husband, Chris. Aubrey wants to continue a family Christmas Morning tradition involving Cream of Wheat,... more

15 Dec 2021 · 59 minutes
Cuddle Formation

It's time to clear the docket! Gen X vs Zoomer text etiquette, cat names, backpack strap location, Jimmy Fallon, and... more

08 Dec 2021 · 54 minutes
Judge, Jury, And Extra-Cushions-For-Her

Isabel likes to do her grad school work on the living room couch. Myles says that she's taking up too... more

01 Dec 2021 · 54 minutes
Trialceratops

Was JURASSIC PARK really "65 million years in the making?" Keil says yes but his brother, Aaron, says no! They... more

24 Nov 2021 · 49 minutes
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... more

17 Nov 2021 · 49 minutes
Not Today, Satanbot

It's time to clear the docket! Stinky jeans, spaghetti sauce, meal beverages, metal inspired karaoke performances, and much more!

10 Nov 2021 · 54 minutes
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... more

03 Nov 2021 · 56 minutes
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... more

27 Oct 2021 · 1 hour, 22 minutes
Fright Court

Jessie files suit against her husband Carter. Carter says he grew up in a haunted house. But Jessie doesn’t believe... more

20 Oct 2021 · 47 minutes
Auntie Anne-icus Brief

The We Got This podcast hosts take their controversial pretzel debate to the Highest Court in the Internet Land!

13 Oct 2021 · 57 minutes
Preliminary Herring

Kareena and Ian would like to get a fish tank for their home. Kareena has a small tank in mind,... more

06 Oct 2021 · 58 minutes
Double In-Dented-Ty

This week, we hear a dispute between two comedy writers: Andy Wood (Bridgetown Comedy Festival, Probably Science podcast) and Chip... more

29 Sep 2021 · 49 minutes
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... more

22 Sep 2021 · 56 minutes
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... more

15 Sep 2021 · 55 minutes
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!

08 Sep 2021 · 53 minutes
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... more

01 Sep 2021 · 57 minutes
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... more

25 Aug 2021 · 1 hour, 2 minutes
Maine Hospitality

We are clearing the docket this week! Forest walking, Christmas related small talk, egg placement, condiments, and more!

18 Aug 2021 · 55 minutes
Sweet Corn Season

We are clearing the docket this week! Corn buttering, spider removal, microwave etiquette, beer gardens, and much more!

11 Aug 2021 · 46 minutes
Hubble Jeopardy

Kathryn files suit against her friend, Jerome. Jerome commissioned Kathryn to paint large scale panels inspired by the Hubble telescope... more

04 Aug 2021 · 55 minutes
The Full Micky

Time to clear the docket! Disputes about accepting rent from your parents, chocolate covered pretzels, classic movies, morning text message... more

28 Jul 2021 · 46 minutes
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,... more

21 Jul 2021 · 56 minutes
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... more

15 Jul 2021 · 53 minutes
Might As Well Judge (Rerun)

We are taking the week off this week, so we are bringing you a JJHo Classic! Jackson brings the case... more

07 Jul 2021 · 53 minutes
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... more

30 Jun 2021 · 1 hour, 1 minute
Docket Deep Cuts

We are going back to the beginning of the JJHo inbox to find some DOCKET DEEP CUTS! Cases from 2010!... more

23 Jun 2021 · 48 minutes
Hot Drink Legend

Clearing the docket! Ordering tea at a beer garden, sending your published book to a literary idol, nicknames, artificial plants,... more

16 Jun 2021 · 56 minutes
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... more

09 Jun 2021 · 56 minutes
The Party Kitchen

It's time to clear the docket! How does a pile of lettuce become a salad? Plus, kitchen congregating, tapping dirty... more

02 Jun 2021 · 43 minutes
Coke or Grain

It's time to clear the docket! Judge Hodgman and Bailiff Jesse talk about wedding gifts, computer voices, splitting burritos, the... more

26 May 2021 · 54 minutes
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... more

19 May 2021 · 59 minutes
Amicus Beef

Casey files suit against his friend, Sean. They go to baseball games together a lot. Casey says that Sean’s antics... more

12 May 2021 · 53 minutes
Shootin' the Bries - Episode 2

We've got something special interrupting your feed today… in 2018, Jordan Morris and John Hodgman recorded an episode of a... more

07 May 2021 · 1 hour, 12 minutes
May it Please Descartes

Drea brings the case against her husband, Morgan. Morgan believes that we are all living in a simulation. And he... more

05 May 2021 · 51 minutes
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'... more

28 Apr 2021 · 58 minutes
This Illustrated Man

It's time to clear the docket! Judge Hodgman and Bailiff Jesse talk about tattoos, chalkboards, dinner time, bad neighbors, jungle... more

21 Apr 2021 · 47 minutes
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... more

14 Apr 2021 · 1 hour, 11 minutes
What Half Man Wrought

Judge John Hodgman and Bailiff Jesse Thorn clear the docket! They talk about Jeopardy, a joke from the movie Trading... more

07 Apr 2021 · 1 hour, 4 minutes
Litter Crime

Judge John Hodgman and Bailiff Jesse Thorn are in chambers to clear the docket. They discuss the rules of Rock,... more

31 Mar 2021 · 1 hour, 2 minutes
My Own Avocado Creation

Judge Hodgman and Bailiff Jesse are clearing the docket! They talk about how to pronounce the word "crayon," smart home... more

24 Mar 2021 · 1 hour, 9 minutes
Send Podcasts, Lobster Roll

Judge John Hodgman and Bailiff Jesse Thorn are in chambers to clear that docket! Does a 90s Subaru Impreza look... more

17 Mar 2021 · 55 minutes
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... more

10 Mar 2021 · 57 minutes
The Crumble One

It's our final wintertime rollicking docket clearing episode! Judge Hodgman and Bailiff Jesse bid a farewell for now to Joel... more

03 Mar 2021 · 1 hour,
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... more

24 Feb 2021 · 59 minutes
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... more

17 Feb 2021 · 47 minutes
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... more

10 Feb 2021 · 55 minutes
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... more

03 Feb 2021 · 53 minutes
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,... more

27 Jan 2021 · 52 minutes
Willy and Nilly

We are clearing the docket this week with Friend of the Court Josh Gondelman! Scraping food scraps, kingmaking, office supply... more

20 Jan 2021 · 58 minutes
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... more

13 Jan 2021 · 1 hour, 14 minutes
Maine's Holiday Boy

Happy New Year! The rollicking times continue as we kick off the year with a docket clearing. Scattergories, dishwashing drain... more

06 Jan 2021 · 53 minutes
A Rollicking Docket

It's the end of the year and we are clearing the docket! Fruit, fake accents, popcorn popping techniques, eating soup... more

30 Dec 2020 · 53 minutes
Taking This Week Off!

We are taking the week off!

23 Dec 2020 ·
Grocery Store Quilts

There's more on the docket that needs to be cleared! Tucking in blankets whilst bedmaking, ice cream sandwich bread, Game... more

16 Dec 2020 · 52 minutes
A Gallon of Scallops

Judge Hodgman and Bailiff Jesse clear the docket! Pet parents, "cheersing," tonic water, and the answer to the age old... more

09 Dec 2020 · 46 minutes
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... more

02 Dec 2020 · 1 hour,
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... more

25 Nov 2020 · 49 minutes
Mr. Clicky Keys

This week, we're clearing the docket! Judge Hodgman and Bailiff Jesse discuss eating leftovers for lunch, picking up baby items... more

18 Nov 2020 · 46 minutes
The Gentleman Leaf Thief

This week we have Friends of the Court Chuck Bryant and Josh Clark in chambers to help clear the docket!... more

11 Nov 2020 · 1 hour, 4 minutes
Die Flederhaus

This week we are revisiting a courtroom classic with a rerun of the beloved BAT BROTHERS episode!

04 Nov 2020 · 38 minutes
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... more

28 Oct 2020 · 58 minutes
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... more

21 Oct 2020 · 54 minutes
The Doctorow Doctrine

Cory Doctorow joins Judge Hodgman and Bailiff Jesse as they clear the docket! They discuss splitting the internet bill, operating... more

14 Oct 2020 · 1 hour,
Brush with the Law

Sheila files suit against her sister, Elyse. Sheila would like to paint the shed at their parents house. But Elyse... more

07 Oct 2020 · 52 minutes
Tippecanoe and Zelda Too

Time to clear the docket! Judge Hodgman and Bailiff Jesse discuss buttered popcorn Jelly Bellys, kayaking with dogs, Bob Marley... more

30 Sep 2020 · 53 minutes
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,... more

23 Sep 2020 · 44 minutes
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!

16 Sep 2020 · 55 minutes
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Lauren files suit against her mother, Cheri. When Cheri dies, she says she would like her ashes flushed down a toilet at... more