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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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Tiny Dinos

Hyperobject Industries

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What if two best friends (who are scientists) secretly brought back dinosaurs? But made them tiny? And then made a podcast about their top secret project? TINY DINOS is an improvised sitcom/talk show starring science novices Connor Ratliff and James III and featuring a cavalcade of special guests (Lauren Lapkus, Jason Mantzoukas, Jermaine Fowler, Adam Conover, John Hodgman, etc.) who help them navigate the perils of keeping a big (tiny) secret while maintaining a healthy (unhealthy) friendsh ...
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The Novelizers

Stephen Levinson, @2024 Novelizers, LLC

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Classic films, novelized by TV comedy writers, & narrated by your favorite celebrities. This season, we're novelizing The Matrix, narrated by Rob Delaney, Matthew Mercer, Dan Savage, John Hodgman, June Diane Raphael, Scott Ackerman, Ophira Eisenberg, Brennan Lee Mulligan, Triumph the Insult Comic Dog and more! Plus interviews with the people who may or may not have worked on the original film! Check out our last two seasons: Star Trek 2: The Wrath of Khan, and Independence Day. © 2023-2024 N ...
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In Newcomers, Lauren Lapkus and Nicole Byer take a deep dive into cultural staples they haven’t gotten around to just yet. So far, they have covered Star Wars, The Lord of the Rings, Tyler Perry's body of work, the Fast & Furious Franchise, the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and the many interpretations of Batman. Next up, Lauren and Nicole get into the filmography of Martin Scorsese.
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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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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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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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Pizza Pod Party

Arthur Bovino, Ooni Pizza Ovens, Alfred Schulz

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The Pizza Pod Party is your weekly celebration of the world's greatest food. Hosts Arthur Bovino and Alfred Schulz give you pizza news, a pizza topic, and chat with a very special celebrity guest. Come debate, pontificate, and laugh all about pizza! The Pizza Pod Party is presented by Ooni Pizza Ovens.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Your Song of the Summer 2024: Does it have to be from 2024? Or can it be a song from any year that you, personally, are digging during this summer? Suni says that the song should be from 2024. Her friend, Christian, disagrees. Who's right? Who's wrong? We are on TikTok and YouTube! Follow us on both @judgejohnhodgmanpod! Follow us on Instagram @jud…
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The guest is John Hodgman, there's pizza news, and the pizza topic is: "Is Chicago Thin Prohibition Pizza?" John Hodgman is a writer, actor, and podcast host. John was a contributor for the Daily Show with Jon Stewart. He famously portrayed PC in the Mac/PC Apple ad campaign. John was the host of the 2009 Correspondents Dinner for President Barack …
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Lauren and Nicole are joined by very special Bostonian guests Mike Mitchell (Doughboys) and John Hodgman (Judge John Hodgman) to get into Scorsese’s award-winning 2006 film The Departed! This episode has everything: Mitch’s birthday, rat acting, Jack Nicholson’s filming pre-requisites and a special shout out to every person, place, and thing that m…
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A special Flophouse Podcast crossover with our friends Dan McCoy, Elliot Kalan, plus John Hodgman. Check out The Flophouse Podcast and stay tuned for a special Matrix Revolutions edition of the Flophouse in our feed later this week. Each season on The Novelizers, we take a beloved film, give each scene to a TV comedy writer (from SNL, The Simpsons,…
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The Matrix, Chapter 12 Featuring a chapter novelized by Rachel Axler (Veep, New Girl, The Daily Show) and narrated by Alison Pill (Star Trek: Picard, Scott Pilgrim, Hello Tomorrow!) plus an interview with James Mannion (UCB, Comedy Bang Bang). Each season on The Novelizers, we take a beloved film, give each scene to a TV comedy writer (from SNL, Th…
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Our guest is historian, author, and former public editor of the New York Times, Daniel Okrent. We have pizza headlines. And the pizza topic is: “THE REAL STORY (AND RECIPE) BEHIND CHICAGO DEEP-DISH” with pizza historian Peter Regas. Publisher’s weekly has called our guest, Daniel Okrent, “one of our most interesting and eclectic writers of nonficti…
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For the season finale of Newcomers: Scorsese, Lauren and Nicole are joined by Reservation Dogs writer, comedian, filmmaker, and Osage member Ryan Redcorn to discuss Killers of the Flower Moon (2023). On location in Oklahoma during the film’s production, Ryan generously shares his behind the scenes scoop with Lauren and Nicole, adding important and …
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A friendly talk about “The Comedy Space In Podcasting” with Lisa Gilroy; a Pentagon official suspects that James and Connor are “up to something.” -- Follow the show: @tinydinospodcast Support the dinos: Merch store Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesBy Hyperobject Industries
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We're BACK and resuming production!! Join the hilarious Alison Becker (Parks and Rec) in discussing the cult 2015 pilot. The Amazon Prime original aired in 2015 and is available on Amazon (Link) Support the Show. Bonus content at Patreon (Link) For more info see CoPilotsTV.com or @CoPilotsTV (IG, Twitter) Hosted by Sean Conroy (IG, Twitter) Andy Se…
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Is Christmas more goth than Halloween? Summer says yes. Charlotte says, "Of course it isn't." Who's right? Who's wrong? PASADENA GOTH CLUB tees are available at the MaxFunStore NOW! We have both the black and pastel version up for sale for a LIMITED TIME. Whichever shirt receives the most purchases will stay in the store indefinitely. The losing sh…
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Q: What do you get when you put Robert Di Nero, Joe Pesci, and Al Pacino in a 3.5 hour Scorsese epic about the life and crimes of Jimmy Hoffa? A: The Irishman! Nicole and Lauren are joined by writer Grace Spelman to celebrate Di Nero’s platform shoes, the newest de-aging technology in cinema, and give special flowers to Ray Romano (Spoiler: Everyon…
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The Matrix, Chapter 11 Featuring a chapter novelized by Novelizers co-producer Suchetas Bokil (The Harvard Lampoon) and narrated by Andrew Ti (Yo, Is This Racist?) plus an interview with Jamie Denbo⁠ (Spy, F is for Family). Each season on The Novelizers, we take a beloved film, give each scene to a TV comedy writer (from SNL, The Simpsons, Colbert,…
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What do you do when you find a spider in the house? Are bananas ever round? How do you deal with an outdoor cat taunting your indoor cat? Is Duck Duck Gray Duck a real game? Rulings on these disputes and more this week on the podcast! Recorded LIVE in St. Paul, MN at the Fitzgerald Theater. With special guest Kevin Murphy! We are on TikTok and YouT…
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It's the music and pizza special! Three music experts are tasked with combining music and pizza. Steven Hyden is the author of 2018’s "Twilight Of The Gods" and 2016’s "Your Favorite Band Is Killing Me." He co-wrote 2019’s “Hard to Handle: the Life and Death of the Black Crowes” along with past guest, Steve Gorman. His writing has appeared in the N…
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Wow in the World is the #1 science podcast for kids and their grown-ups. Hosts Mindy Thomas and Guy Raz share stories about the latest news in science, technology, and innovation. Stories that give kids hope, agency and make us all say "WOW"! New episodes come out every Monday. Listen to Wow in the World: http://wondery.fm/wowintheworld. See Privac…
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The Matrix, Chapter 10 Featuring a chapter novelized by Steve Agee (Peacemaker, Suicide Squad, New Girl) and narrated by David Dastmalchian (Late Night with the Devil) plus an interview with Carl Tart (Grand Crew, Mad TV). Each season on The Novelizers, we take a beloved film, give each scene to a TV comedy writer (from SNL, The Simpsons, Colbert, …
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Special bonus episode for comedy/movie/podcast/Matrix-interested people. It's Part 2 of our crossover with our friends at The Flophouse Podcast - who have taken a deep dive into the third Matrix film - just for you! The Flophouse Podcast is available HERE and also wherever you get your podcasts. We'll be back on Monday, with an all new chapter of T…
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As May comes to a close, the J Squad returns with a brand new Members Only Mailbag! In this teaser, you will hear one of many questions that John, Jesse, and Jennifer discuss. For the full episode, check your members only bonus content feed! Not yet a member? It’s easy to become one! Go to maximumfun.org/join and become a member at $5 a month or hi…
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Would you hide a speeding ticket from your spouse? That's what Aram did! He eventually confessed. But he won't tell his wife, Liz, which of their friends colluded with him to keep it a secret. Liz brings Aram to court to find the truth! Who's right? Who's wrong? We are on TikTok and YouTube! Follow us on both @judgejohnhodgmanpod! Follow us on Inst…
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POLITICO's Sam Stein is our guest, there's pizza news, and the pizza topic is: "is New Haven, the pizza capital of America?" Sam Stein is Deputy Managing Editor for Politics at Politico. He is a former politics editor for the Daily Beast and the senior politics editor for the Huffington Post. Sam is a regular contributor to MSNBC and a native to th…
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Lauren and Nicole take a wild ride in the sky covering Scorsese’s The Aviator (2004) with a very special guest: film critic, author, and podcast host Amy Nicholson (Unspooled)! After all independently coming to the realization that this is neither a war epic nor an Amelia Earhart biopic, the group assembles to discuss Leonardo DiCaprio’s portrayal …
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Family photos as decor: Only for grandparents? Morgan says yes, but James says no! Who's right? Who's wrong? We are on TikTok and YouTube! Follow us on both @judgejohnhodgmanpod! Follow us on Instagram @judgejohnhodgman. Thanks to reddit user u/DrColossusOfRhodes for naming this week’s case! To suggest a title for a future episode, keep an eye on t…
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