Simple Pleasures

Simple Pleasures: Judge John Hodgman Considers Potlucks As An Abomination

Do you like John Hodgman? Do you like great podcasts? Do you like stories about people who went to Oberlin? Me too!

In this episode of the podcast Judge John Hodgman, Hodgman judges a dispute between friends about whether potlucks are an acceptable way to hold social events once everyone is an adult. As it happens, this episode concerns a young woman who not only went to Oberlin, but was a member of the a cappella ensemble Nothing But Treble, which — as many of you know — I was also. (QUIET. A cappella is cool.) (The group was not in debt while I was there, though. And did not sing "Billie Jean." What has happened?)

(There is also an awesome shout-out to Quaker weddings. What could be better?)

When podcasting was first getting underway, it was tough for people to find the right approach, but podcasts in general are really finding their feet, and Judge John Hodgman is a great example. Listen and enjoy, and subscribe! (You have to follow the link at the top of the post; their embeddable player is not working for me. Boo.)



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