The set-up is that of your typical judge show. But the famous minor television personality John Hodgman doesn't run the stodgily respectful court of Joseph Wapner, much less the lurid people-with-problems courts of more recent fake judges. The issues are often tongue-in-cheek petty, but Hodgman's decisions are thoughtful and thought-provoking. And I get more laughs-per-minute out of this podcast than pretty much anything else I listen to or watch regularly. This show demonstrates that one can be witty and ironic, while also being wise and sincere. Hodgman and baillif Jesse Thorn (also excellent in his role) prove that reality programming doesn't have to be inherently mean or salacious. It's not new (they're on episode 122), but it's well worth listening to.