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.