Judge John Hodgman

Jesse Thorn

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 [email protected]. THAT IS ALL.

  • 1 hour 31 seconds
    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?

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    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!

    12 June 2024, 3:00 pm
  • 59 minutes 17 seconds
    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!

    5 June 2024, 3:00 pm
  • 2 minutes 9 seconds
    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!

    30 May 2024, 7:05 am
  • 1 hour 2 minutes
    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!

    29 May 2024, 3:00 pm
  • 1 hour 29 seconds
    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!

    22 May 2024, 3:00 pm
  • 1 hour 2 minutes
    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!

    15 May 2024, 3:00 pm
  • 1 hour 5 minutes
    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!

    8 May 2024, 3:00 pm
  • 1 hour 9 minutes
    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!

    1 May 2024, 3:00 pm
  • 1 hour 5 minutes
    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!

    24 April 2024, 3:00 pm
  • 3 minutes 31 seconds
    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! 

    23 April 2024, 12:05 am
  • 1 hour 5 minutes
    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!

    17 April 2024, 3:00 pm
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