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Judge John Hodgman

John Hodgman and Maximum Fun

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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@maximumfun.org. THAT IS ALL.
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Not just another bad movie podcast, Blank Check reviews directors' complete filmographies episode to episode. Specifically, the auteurs whose early successes afforded them the rare ‘blank check’ from Hollywood to produce passion projects. Each new miniseries, hosts Griffin Newman and David Sims delve into the works of film’s most outsized personalities in painstakingly hilarious detail. Produced by Ben Hosley.
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goSuperego

goSuperego

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SUPEREGO: Profiles In Self-Obsession. Improvised, analyzed, and brought to you by Drs. Matt Gourley, Jeremy Carter, Mark McConville, and Paul F. Tompkins. Guest appearances by Patton Oswalt, Neko Case, John Hodgman, Jason Sudeikis, Greg Proops, Erinn Hayes, Andy Daly, Jen Kirkman, Thomas Lennon, and many more. SUPEREGO: SEASONS 1, 2, BONUS EPISODES, and NON-ENHANCED MP3s available at goSuperego.com.
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I, Podius

Maximum Fun

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I, Podius is a twelve episode weekly series in which hosts John Hodgman and Elliott Kalan recap the BBC miniseries I, Claudius, an adaptation of Robert Graves’ I, Claudius and Claudius the God. John's watched the show before. Elliott's watching for the first time. The miniseries features an obscenely talented ensemble cast, and is – chock full of sex, backstabbing and murder. This ain't your daddy's I, Claudius. Well, actually it is as the series premiered in 1976. But this ain't your daddy' ...
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Be Podding You is a limited release series in which hosts John Hodgman and Elliott Kalan discuss the innovative late 1960s British series The Prisoner. Each episode, creator and star Patrick McGoohan, known only as "Number Six" attempts to escape a mysterious island staffed by a powerful force and a giant orb. Will our hero discover the secrets of the village? Will his captors eventually break Number Six down enough to learn why he resigned from his post? Will Number Six ever escape? John an ...
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Doughboys

Headgum / Doughboys Media

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The podcast about chain restaurants. Comedians Mike Mitchell and Nick Wiger review fast food/sit-down chains and generally argue about food/everything.
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Bubble

MaximumFun.org

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Welcome to Fairhaven, a literal Bubble of corporate utopia set amid the wild, goblin-infested Brush. The first scripted comedy series from Maximum Fun, Bubble was created by Jordan Morris, and tells the tale of a small band of monster killers struggling to make ends meet and find love in a nightmarish version of the gig economy. Starring: Alison Becker (Parks and Recreation), Keith Powell (30 Rock), Cristela Alonzo (Cristela), Eliza Skinner (The Late Late Show) and Mike Mitchell (Love), with ...
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The dark and brilliant sketch comedy of San Francisco's Kasper Hauser Comedy Group has dazzled audiences around the world, on stage and on Comedy Central. Hear audio comedy, watch videos, and read pages from the hilarious catalog parody "Skymaul: Happy Crap You Can Buy From A Plane," which has already been acclaimed by Patton Oswalt, George Saunders, Fred Willard and John Hodgman.
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This is a safe place for parents to get away from it all. It’s a cliche that having kids is both the most rewarding and the hardest thing you’ll ever do. And it never ends: just when you’ve figured out how a newborn works, the kid becomes a toddler, then a tween, a teenager and beyond. And kids don’t come with an instruction manual or an off switch. Sure, you love your kids, best thing that ever happened to you blah blah blah, BUT… Welcome to I Love My Kid, But… a weekly escape where comedia ...
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Join Tawny Newsome (Star Trek: Lower Decks) and Paul F. Tompkins (BoJack Horseman, Comedy Bang Bang) in a wide-ranging and often hilarious take on the Star Trek universe. With unparalleled access to Star Trek luminaries, celebrity superfans, and behind-the-scenes creative professionals, The Pod Directive takes a smart, witty and thoughtful look at all things Trek – both old and new. Offering a high-level discussion of the themes, ideas and characters that resonate across the history of the f ...
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Every week TWiT hosts talk to the smartest people in the world about the most important topics in technology. Join Leo Laporte and other TWiT hosts for these enlightening one-on-one interviews. Although the show is no longer in regular production, you can enjoy episodes from the TWiT Archives.
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Surprisingly Nice

Travis McElroy and Hal Lublin

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Join Hal Lublin and Travis McElroy as they sit down with people they (and probably you!) are fans of! Get to know these new friends and find out that they are Surprisingly Nice!
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Riverhead Books

Riverhead Books

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We’re a publisher dedicated to extraordinary, ground-breaking, unique fiction and non-fiction writers and their work. Founded in 1994, Riverhead Books is now well established as a publisher of bestselling literary fiction and quality nonfiction. Throughout its history, Riverhead has been dedicated to publishing extraordinary groundbreaking, unique writers. Riverhead’s books and authors have won or been finalists for Pulitzer Prizes, National Book Awards, National Book Critic Circle Awards, M ...
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Journey into the unknown with Galaxy Brains — the most immersive, hilarious TV and movie podcast on this planet (or any other). Mystery Science Theater 3000's Jonah Ray and his pal, comedian and writer Dave Schilling, explore the outer reaches of the zeitgeist, analyzing the movies and TV shows that you can't stop obsessing over. Each week, we lab-test the hottest take possible — from Dom Toretto being an actual angel sent from Heaven, to the entirety of Seinfeld taking place inside Jerry's ...
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Welcome to the Up Here Down Low, the offical compaion podcast to the Hulu original modedy & musical Up Here! Here we look behind the scenes and behind the songs! We know that Hulu released all eight episodes at once, but we like to do things a little more traditionally around here. What can we say? We’re romantics! Every week we’ll be talking with the cast, crew, and creators of the show about how they make musical TV magic. Hosted by Madison Cross and Julian Goza. From Straw Hut Media
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Tyler likes to make Top 5 lists about anything and everything. But Abby says his list-making is number one annoying, with a bullet. Who's right? Who's wrong? We are on TikTok and YouTube! Follow us on both @judgejohnhodgmanpod! And follow us on Instagram @judgejohnhodgman. Thanks to reddit user u/bobopolis5000 for naming this week’s case! To sugges…
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This week comedian and actor John Hodgman joins Megan, Chris, and Kurt. They love their kids, BUT…why are we putting the pressure on ourselves to take out a mortgage to send our kids to a school where the main subject is shapes? Chris went to an open house at a prestigious school that is part Hogwarts, part Clyvedon Castle and he was ready to spill…
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John Hodgman (@johnhodgman, Dicktown) joins the 'boys to discuss not having a sweet tooth and Valentine's Day before celebrating Love Week with a review of See's Candies. Plus, a new segment, Binge. Watch this episode at youtube.com/doughboysmedia Get ad-free episodes at patreon.com/doughboys Get Doughboys merch at doughboys.kinshipgoods.com Advert…
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This week Colton Underwood joins Megan, Chris, and Kurt. They love their kids, BUT….why are our closets bursting with thousands of dollars of unused baby crap that we all thought was vital to keep our babies alive when all we needed was a blanket and boobs? Megan recalls the panic items she threw on her baby registry when Conrad was born including …
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The pomp. The pageantry. The awkwardness of trying to shoehorn any of this year’s Oscar nominees into “Moon River” - that’s right, folks. The Blankies (and host Griffy Crystal) are back! Joe Reid of “This Had Oscar Buzz” joins us once again to celebrate the momentous year in cinema that was 2023. We’re handing out fake awards, making outrageous cla…
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Andre Hyland (@theandrehyland, The Jesse Miller Talk Show) joins the 'boys to talk The Slap, the Bengal barrel, and celeb sightings before a review of Subway. Plus, another edition of Pie in this Guy. Watch this episode at youtube.com/doughboysmedia Get ad-free episodes at patreon.com/doughboys Get Doughboys merch at doughboys.kinshipgoods.com Adve…
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Thirty-six floors. Thirteen (fake) terrorists. One perfect action movie. Kevin Smith - who was in a Die Hard movie AND directed Alan Rickman in DOGMA - joins us again for a supersized episode on McTiernan’s signature film. We’re getting into Bruce's wine cooler commercials. We reveal the surprising Shakespeare play that influenced McTiernan’s direc…
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Emily Yoshida (@emilyyoshida, Shōgun) joins the 'boys to talk favorite months, Iowa chains, and Amazon before a review of Whole Foods. Plus, a new segment, The Price is Ripe. Watch this episode at youtube.com/doughboysmedia Get ad-free episodes at patreon.com/doughboys Get Doughboys merch at doughboys.kinshipgoods.com Advertise on Doughboys via Gum…
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Laura says that her older sister, Liz, is a NERD! Liz says that she simply doesn't fit the criteria! Who's right? who's wrong? We are on TikTok and YouTube! Follow us on both @judgejohnhodgmanpod! And follow us on Instagram @judgejohnhodgman. Thanks to reddit user u/GuitarJ1066 for naming this week’s case! To suggest a title for a future episode, k…
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In the US, hip hop reigns as the genre that influences every aspect of our culture. From fashion to film, the dominance of this prolific sound can be traced back to one year - 1988. From Public Enemy to The Fresh Prince, these twelve months gave rise to the superstars and styles that still resonate in songs released today. Through the unique perspe…
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This week comedian and actor Baron Vaughn joins Megan, Chris, and Kurt. They love their kids, BUT…why are we worrying about what a six year old is going to be when they grow up? Kurt got a chance to go to career day at Olive’s school and show all the kids what a comedian’s life is like. And while the tough toddler crowd didn’t appreciate Kurt’s jok…
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GET TO THE CHOPPA! Griffin attempts his best (actually, worst) Arnold voice this week as we head to the jungle with Jon Gabrus and some bic razors. For almost three hours, we’re dissecting every little bit of PREDATOR - the glow-stick goo alien blood, the Alan Silvestri score, Arnold’s calves, Arnold’s biceps, Arnold’s long red polo shirt, Arnold’s…
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An unopened Christmas present from 1999 and a case about haunted houses with Expert Witness Travis McElroy! LIVE at the Lexington Opera House! First up is "Wrap Sheet!" Kathy gave her mom, Carol, a Christmas gift in 1999. Carol has still not opened it! Will she open it during this show? Then, "Working Pro Boo-No!" Adam wants his wife, Amanda, to co…
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This week, comedian Nick Thune joins Megan, Chris, and Kurt. They all love their kids, BUT… Do we really need to be friends with their friends' parents? We've already been through grade school, high school, college, and the workplace, and we've made ALL the friends we need at this point. We're pretty set by now. Or, are we? During a family trip to …
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Okay, action freaks! We’re kicking off our John McTiernan miniseries - POD HARD WITH A VENGECAST - with a film that is not at all indicative of the greatness to come. Nomads! A movie where Pierce Brosnan attempts a garbage French accent and is terrified by some punks in a van. That’s kind of the whole thing. Anyway - get ready for a spirited conver…
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Raiza Licea (@raizalicea, Spanish Aquí Presents) joins the 'boys to talk basketball, arena snacks, and Cuba before a review of Eggslut. Plus, a special UK edition of Snack or Wack. Watch this episode at youtube.com/doughboysmedia Get ad-free episodes at patreon.com/doughboys Get Doughboys merch at doughboys.kinshipgoods.com Advertise on Doughboys …
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How many book clubs are too many book clubs? Emily says she's just trying to keep busy. But her daughter, Hannah, wants her hard-working mom to enjoy her retirement rather than filling it with obligations. Who's right? Who's wrong? We are on TikTok and YouTube! Follow us on both @judgejohnhodgmanpod! Follow us on Instagram @judgejohnhodgman. Thanks…
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A 109 year old Black woman fights for reparations for her neighborhood that was burned to the ground when she was a child. The first woman on to the FBI’s Most Wanted Terrorist List was a Black Panther. The richest person of all time, an African king, gave away so much gold that it caused Cairo's economy to crash… for over a decade. On Wondery’s hi…
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This week comedian Adam Cayton-Holland joins Megan, Chris, and Kurt. They love their kids, BUT…parents are allowed to have a favorite child (admit it, we all do) but who gave them the right to have a favorite parent!? Megan got one little illness that put her out of commission for a few days and all of the sudden she’s knocked down the parental ran…
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If Yentl was about connecting with her absent father, and The Prince of Tides was about forgiving her difficult mother, The Mirror Has Two Faces is just about BARBRA! Who Weekly’s Bobby Finger and Lindsay Weber join us as we close out our Streisand series with her final film, a strange Frankenstein of a Judd Apatow, Albert Brooks, and Nora Ephron r…
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Luke Del Tredici (@ldeltredici, Killing It) joins the 'boys to talk Italy, Boston, and snakes before a review of Goop Kitchen. Plus, another edition of Fake Chews. Watch this episode at youtube.com/doughboysmedia Get ad-free episodes at patreon.com/doughboys Get Doughboys merch at doughboys.kinshipgoods.com Advertise on Doughboys via Gumball.fm Sou…
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Rae brings the case against their mom, Judy. Judy is adamant that you have to eat certain foods in certain orders. But Rae says her mom’s gut instinct is nothing but a bunch of *fart noises*. Who’s right? Who’s wrong? Thanks to reddit user u/JennyNEway for naming this week’s case! To suggest a title for a future episode, keep an eye on the Maximum …
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This week comedian Aida Rodriguez joins Megan, Chris, and Kurt. They love their kids, BUT…how are we expected to be stable, emotional pillars to our kids when we’re falling apart ourselves? (Tissue Warning!) Chris shares some bad news with the group about his mom’s recent cancer diagnosis and struggles with the duality of needing to be both a heart…
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Can you hear the crawdads sing? Or is that just our Nick Nolte impression? Our favorite Carolinian Katey Rich joins us to chat about Streisand’s 1991 adaptation of Pat Conroy’s bugnuts novel, a story that includes some serious ethical breaches made by alluring therapist Susan Lowenstein. Listen along as Katey shares some tidbits from the book that …
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