This is about as enjoyable as a podcast can get, as far as I am concerned. In addition the entertaining banter and laugh-out-loud humor, there is actually wisdom to be had! I find myself quoting its maxims ("people like what they like", etc.) in real-life situations, like, all the time. Like many of the best podcasts, it may take an episode or two to get in the groove of the show, but it is well worth it.
I'm just a normal, non-creative dude, so don't expect from this review something witty. I relegate that to this show. This show... I've gone through its entire back catalogue, and every episode is not just witty and refreshing, but heartfelt. I've learned a lot about being a better human being while having a good laugh. This show is a good thing.
Good stuff, I recommend it
Consistently funny. The podcast is usually about some dumb argument between 2 people, but even so, Judge John's rulings always strike me as being very thoughtful and fair. He clearly spends time thinking about the reasoning behing his rulings. Also, lots of New England references, if that's your thing.
I've been listening for years, and it's still my favorite!
Now I know the right way to do things. Thank you Judge. Please teach me more about right and wrong.
... it really isn't.
Been listening for a few years, Hodgman is now one of my favorite comedians/artists.
Reliably funny and even occasionally relevant.
Been listening for a long time, long before he got so judgy. I love listening to the discussions in the current format and the cases. It's nice to know that other people have stupid arguments too. I love the deference to the crazy parents. My dad is one too.
This podcast is one of the most consistently funny podcasts I listen to. I also appreciate how much thought judge john puts into his rulings.
Great Podcast. So funny, I love John Hodgman's sense of humor dating back to his The Daily Show days. So glad there's a continuing source for his brand of humor.
If you like John Hodgman's style, listen to this podcast.
I listen to every episode. Funny and inane.
Funny, clever, family friendly comedy.
I base all my ethical decisions on this courts case law.
Hello Judge,Somehow as a student I never could work podcasts into my routine as most of my work happened in a studio space in which I had responsibilities to other students and could not wear headphones, but after completing that stage in my education I took an industrial sewing job and on good information from my sister...downloaded every single episode of "Judge John Hodgeman." Yeah, like, 5 years worth of episodes. 10-hour shifts. Maths. I am no longer doing that work, but continue to await new episodes each and every week and usually save them for an uniterupted commute. To clarify, though always utterly ignorant, I really do love every mention of New England anything. As a native-born resident of the best state in the Midwest (you know the one), I unexplainably relish in the inter-state/commonwealth rivalrous minutiae, regional geekery, and...as with all good and great wisdom that is the true foundation of this nonsense (yeah, the podcast)...a wonderful sense of place and history. Go Whalers? Sure, "The City" sounds quite nice as well.While dutifully entertaining and comical, the show has the same comfort and character as a nightly (tv) show or the daily paper or any other periodically released piece of culture that grounds people amidst all the dumb (and occasionally wonderful) chaos in life...that makes them feel at home, while still connecting them to the world, and to other pieces of culture. On a weekly basis, this production delivers just that kind of joy into my life. I want to pay for this in a way that helps it's creators make a living and since Jesse is rumored to check these stats every morning, I hope this review does indeed help in at least some small way! Without intending to disgruntle all typical episodes, I most excitedly anticipate "Clearing the Docket" weeks and live episodes. I've come to enjoy the Maximum Fun network as a whole, as well as "Bullseye" and Mr. Thorn's other works. Thanks all!
It's fantastic. I need this podcast in my life nearly as much as I need my red blood cells.
I'm a long time listener. This show is always very funny and a joy to listen to.
Funny and always right! Part of my Saturday morning routine while my husband sleeps in. He doesn't like the show...hmm, is this a case for JJH?! Nah, I enjoy this "me" time with Judge John and Jesse.
Life is hard. Mostly because we primates have chosen to survive via socialization. Luckily, John Hodgman and Jesse Thorn are here to help us navigate in a way that never feels condescending and is always hilarious.
A personal favorite of mine. Always fun & whimsical.
So glad I discovered this podcast a couple years ago. It is reliably entertaining, and "settled law" from the show is frequently used in my household to settle disputes. The only thing that could make me love it more would be a live show in New Orleans.
Judge John Hodgman is my favorite podcast. I would highly recommend it.
This show is so soothing. The cases are so petty and silly but it's strangely riveting. I've gone back and listened to nearly all of the archive.
Been listing to this show since it came out. Definitely worth a listen!
Like the Max Fun Network itself, this show is very funny and always kind.
Best internet justice podcast out there. Period.
Judge John Hodgman should have been appointed to the US Supreme Court by now. It is time to overturn the outrageous decision of Merriam Webster v. Sandwich, resulting in the judicial fiction that a hot dog is a sandwich.
And i mean that in the best way possible.
Fun. Witty. Empathic and yet somehow, simultaneously irreverent. I look forward to new episodes every week and relisten to old ones constantly. The judge John Hodgman Podcast is my favorite way to destress.
Podcast good. Laughing. Good-natured snobbery.
This podcast is something I look forward to every week. Some of the verdicts I don't agree with but hey he is the judge and is always right lol.
This is my favourite pod. Also, a hotdog is not a sandwich. Both are verifiable fact.
This podcast is great! The comedy is great and smart. The banter is like you're hanging out with good friends. As entertaining and charming I find this podcast, there are times when the wisdom of this great man is poetic and truthful to its core. I find myself a better communicator and a better person as I try to live my life finding cruces of my own and the ones I care for around me. Please listen, and bask in the truth of settled law.
Judge John and Bailiff Jesse offer a hilarious and interesting glimpse into the lives of people as they dive into each case. I started listening almost a year ago and have since gone back to the very beginning to listen to them all.
Fun cases each week.
Wit. Real people are judged by humorist, John Hodgman. I've been listening for years and won't stop. I voluntarily donate every month to Maximum Fun because of this one show. Thank you JJHO!
The five-star rating I've given this podcast is commensurate with its quality and enjoyability.
This is my favorite podcast! I've been listening consistently for awhile now, and this podcast gives me a little bit of weekly listening pleasure. And given the anxiety of the times these days, I felt compelled to give my first itunes review shoutout to this gem. As a long time listener, I believe Judge John Hodgman is a wise man, Bailiff Jesse Thorn is an all-around decent and hard-working man, and all the plaintiffs/defendants remind me that humans are adorably weird. Love love love!
Love it! This podcast is one of my favorite ways to unwind. I find myself grinning and laughing out loud on a regular basis. Thank you for providing great humor and thoughtful insights.
This podcast has simply become my favorite podcast. I listen to it at home, in the car, and when I am doing work in the garage. The judge is most wise.
I enjoy every episode, and often laugh out loud while listening. Please keep it up!
The BEST fake internet judge on the market. Just be aware you will laugh outload and the people around you might not understand what that is any more!
Our entire family loves every episode of this witty, hilarious podcast.
I love this show! JJH always makes me laugh, I really look forward to it every week. I am a big fan of the guest baliffs.
The best podcast period