Judge John Hodgman

John Hodgman is one of my favorite humorists. Best known for his Daily Show appearances and the PC vs. Mac series of commercials, he’s also written two hilarious, crammed-with-detail humor collections: “The Areas of My Expertise” and “More Information Than You Require.”

His books have benefited from a lot of creative web-based promotion, and I’ve just found his latest: Judge John Hodgman. In this podcast, he dedicates each episode to judging a protracted, but low-stakes, dispute. So far he’s adjudicated “Are Machine Guns Robots” and “Dish Soap or Hand Soap.” I’ve found his reasoning to be sound in both instances and full of low-key humor to boot.