I give their marriage 5 years, tops.
It’s been nine days since I’ve listened to this episode and I can’t remember what it was about. Maybe it was a docket-clearing episode?
The best part of JJHo’s road shows are their ability to find plaintiffs & defendants who really reflect the local flavor. I guess that’s what they call good podcast producing?
Ethan brings the case against his girlfriend Jayna. Ethan would like to spend one night on the Queen Mary ocean liner. But, reports of ghosts aboard the ship have made Jayna apprehensive about being there at night. Who’s right? Who’s wrong?
How do guys like Ethan get girlfriends?
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Ri brings the case against his brother Jan. Jan has been living in his car for the last several months. Ri thinks Jan needs to find an apartment of his own. But, Jan is happy with his current situation. Who’s right? Who’s wrong? Thank you to Rick Gutierrez for suggesting this week’s title!
John Hodgman and Maximum Fun
Reminded me of (a little) an old Adam Carolla game he’d play with his podcasts guests, where they’d try to name things that both very poor people and very rich people do (and no one else). A classic example is “shower outdoors.” Another example might be the subject of this episode, where a 20-something with a wealthy dad opts to sleep in his car just for kicks.
More American plaintiffs than I was expecting from a show recorded live in London…
How appropriate is it to wear a pair of American flag pants in public? The Judge breaks it down, when it’s okay, and when it’s very, very not okay… Spoiler alert: Most of the time, it’s not okay, especially when the whole point of them is draw attention to yourself.
This episode is ostensibly about a guy who wants to get a 3D printer and the girlfriend who’d rather he wait until they move into a bigger place. But it’s really about the perils of having disposable income in your 20s.
I know what you’re thinking, how can one person possibly listen to so much John Hodgman? I don’t know. But when a JH-centric podcast episode appears in my feed, it moves to the top. I can’t explain why I’m always in the mood for “the Hodg.” It’s a mystery.
(Speaking of podcast mysteries, when does Gimlet’s “Mystery Show” come back? It isn’t? Well, that sucks.)
Jesse Thorne’s business is fun. Literally. It’s called Maximum Fun. Are people who get paid to be fun able to have fun when not getting paid? In other words, is Jesse fun to hang around when he’s not near or a podcasting mic or is he just super serious most of the time because that’s when he’s in “business” mode? I may never know the answer to that question…