Very enjoyable. Judge John and Jesse are a fabulous duo. Their cases are well chosen and entertaining. And the decisions are often very insightful and thoughtful, to a point beyond being merely lighthearted banter. I highly recommend this podcast.
The source of all human wisdom
This show is so much fun and I listen to it all the time when I'm out walking my dogs. Super entertaining. I learn more how to be a better human being.
Just listen to the judge. He knows whats what.
The judge can always see through your BS so you better bring your A game if you are gonna go to court! Lovin me some justice smackdown and sometimes they are actually funny. RI = greatest NE state by volume...
Listening to this, you might think you're just listening to a great comedy podcast with excellent nerd culture references and witty, sarcastic banter. But then - bam! - the judge hits you with some warm feelings inside as he makes his verdict. His insightful decisions often encompass more than just the issue between the two litigants. He is able to find something deeper in their relationship and help them work on real issues.
I don't miss an episode. Judge John Hodgeman has great taste. The biggest surprise I had from first listening is how thoughtful and fair his judgements and closing remarks are. Jesse Thorn, if you're not familiar, is a solidly good dude. Bullseye is a great show as well. It's really cool to hear him blow a hip hop artists mind with his deep deep knowledge of hip hop history. They are both great examples of being an adult in our infantilized culture.
I only just recently discovered this podcast but it has quickly become my favorite. Every episode I've listened to has made me laugh and I've already started telling everyone in my office around me about.
As someone who has spent his entire life in the State of Maine, but for a six-year foray into the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, I cannot imagine a better commentary on society than this documentary on New England life and pedantry masquerading as a comedy legal podcast.
Period.Update 3/31/2017: Still the best! Period.
Hilarious, witty, clean (ish) fun, sweet... what else can I say? I love this podcast. It is a nightly ritual for me. It helps me to laugh as I fall asleep every night, even through deep anxiety. It's amazing fun, you must listen.
Consistently one of my favorite podcasts and podcasters. Great combination of smart and funny.
I enjoy listening to the Judge when I want wit and insight. Unlike Fox News, Judge Hodgman is genuinely fair and balanced.
Hilarious podcast that always makes me smile. I love the docket clearing episodes because that's when JJH and Jesse Thorne's humor and chemistry really come to the fore.
Love this hilarious take on the people's court. Real people, real problems, fake judge ð
I look forward to Thursday's - that's when I listen to this podcast. Very entertaining. Highly recommend if you're looking for some fun.
Charming, whitty, delightful, and laugh out loud funny. Coudln't recommend higher.
Judge John Hodgman hears the stupidest disputes and treats them with the utmost seriousness: Comedy gold.
Bailiff Jesse Thorn and Judge Hodgman kill it every single episode. They are the best and I hope they know it.
I was really late to the game on this one - I just started listening to it about two months ago. But since I heard about this podcast (thanks to another podcasts' recommendation), I've been listening to it pretty much nonstop. Judge Hodgman and Bailiff Jesse (and other guest bailiffs, including good-time summertime Bailiff Monte, whose pun game is on point, which generates a great deal of ire from the Judge) somehow manage to make each case delightfully fun, while taking seriously the root of the issues. And Jesse's laugh is just the greatest. Also, fun facts abound in this podcast. Like, did you know that ending a sentence with a preposition is totally okay? And a split infinitive - also okay. I don't remember in what episode they dropped these bombs, but I promise if you listen to the whole back catalog, you'll find it! Enjoy!
And it makes washing dishes fun.
It is like a sound tincture for your brain. If you like this sort of thing, you'll probably like this. Or you won't - people like what they like.
This podcast is so much fun. ð
Part Judge Judy, part New England road atlas.
I look forward to this podcast every week with all of it's wry wit, wisdom, and big laughs. Thank you!
I've been listening to the Judge John Hodgman podcast for the past six years. It was my first podcast. I've learned a ridiculous amount of societal etiquette and insightful psychology through the years. The cases may sound similar after a while, but Judge Hodgman approaches them with wit, bluster, and wisdom unlike any other judge in fake Internet court. I highly recommend this podcast and anyone who advises you differently can shut their pie holes!
Total evergreen, never gets old.
Judge John rules!
Hours of funny and judgemental entertainment.
His Honor and Bailiff Jesse will tell you exactly how to resolve almost any dispute you may encounter, from how to properly deal with a bat-infested and nearly condemned house to the proper qualifications for yurt living. A charming, witty and wonderful broadcast that never fails to brighten my day.
I love this podcast. It's comedy that's honest and warm.
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.