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Judge John Hodgman

600 EpisodesProduced by John Hodgman and Maximum FunWebsite

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… read more

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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!

This is the first week of the MAXFUNDRIVE! Go to 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!

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