The Great Debates

The Great Debates

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Without any preparation, or really any thought at all, Steve Hely and Dave King debate the great issues of the day. Moderated by Dan Medina. Produced by Marc Carusiello.

Episodes

GD Classics — Freshly Cut Grass Is A Top 5 Smell  

Final episode before we return for Long June!  

GD Classics — Kanye West Would Make a Better President Than Donald Trump  

First aired in October 2015, this classic ep contains two early gems — a debate about the “paper method” vs. the “water method”, and a debate over who would make the better president: Kanye West or then-candidate Trump. 

GD Classics — The Gin Blossoms Are In The Top 1% of Artists Of All Time  

Another Classic Ep from the GD vault — the guys will return with new eps starting in Long June.  

GD Classics — You Don’t Want To Be Described As Cute  

The guys are taking a short hiatus in preparation for Long June 2017.  So until then, enjoy this classic from last summer:

The guys give their take on the graduates of accredited colleges, in “The Average College Graduate Can Name an Architect”.  During a breezy host chat some Song of the Summer candidates are tossed around, and, after a brief Top about ‘ems, an adorable Great Debate unfolds.   

GD Classics — Microdebates 1 & 2  

A pair of classic eps from Winter ‘14-’15, in which the guys invent the microdebate.  

128 — Spielberg Is Better Than Scorsese  

In which Medina declares it to be Movie Week.  The gents debate about the taste of Popcorn.  During host chat, a discussion of tastes leads to the hard numbers on Bathroom Day.  For the main event, an epic contest. 

  

127 — The Legacy Of Don Rickles  

In which Steve, Dave & Dan are finally together again in the Great Debates Studios with no one else around, and everything is fine.  For the micro, a debate about Mike Pence.  In host chat, the guys get into the architecture of chain restaurants.  For the Great Debate, a legacy is evaluated.  

126 Pirates of The Caribbean Is Better Than Willy Wonka  

In which comedy writer Owen Elickson joins Steve & Dan in the Great Debates Studios, as the gents grin and bear yet another week without Dave. Hely and Owen discuss Dunkin Donuts. A debate on the relative merits of Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl and Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory breaks out. Finally, the debaters tackle an uncomfortable subject.

125 — Lots Of Women Want To Have Sex With Donald Trump  

In which Dave makes his triumphant return, and the gents welcome special guest Colin Jost to the Great Debates Studios.  Hely has bathroom-related top.  During host chat, March Madness proves to be an rich jumping-off point.  For the Great Debate, a troubling resolved.  

124 — It Would Be Kinda Fun To Be Trump’s Lawyer  

In which writer Dan Greaney pays a visit the Great Debates Studios, sparring with Hely on life after 40.  For the main event, a debate on the legal profession.  

123 — The Great Debates Is Farcical  

In which Dave is still absent, and Fabrizio inquires about full-time employment.  Hely and Fabrizio get into it about Avatar fans.  The guys miss Dave, and attempt to debate with him by voicemail.

123 — The Great Debates Is Farcical  

In which Dave is still absent, and Fabrizio inquires about full-time employment.  Hely and Fabrizio get into it about Avatar fans.  The guys miss Dave, and attempt to debate with him by voicemail.

122 — The Fantastic Four is the Right Four Guys  

In which King is absent, so special guest Fabrizio Copano returns to keep his seat warm.  Fabrizio and Hely get biblical.  During Host Chat, the tale of the Golden Seagull.  For the Great Debate, a super hero throwdown.  We close with an intergalactic planetary lightning debate

122 — The Fantastic Four is the Right Four Guys  

In which King is absent, so special guest Fabrizio Copano returns to keep his seat warm.  Fabrizio and Hely get biblical.  During Host Chat, the tale of the Golden Seagull.  For the Great Debate, a super hero throwdown.  We close with an intergalactic planetary lightning debate

121 — Great Debates Junior: Sushi Is Gross  

In which Ben and Kate return to the Great Debates Studios for another round of insightful debates.  Ben argues that Sushi is Gross.  Hely has a game that puts the kids in the hot seat.  Kate defends Amusement Parks. 

121 — Great Debates Junior: Sushi Is Gross  

In which Ben and Kate return to the Great Debates Studios for another round of insightful debates.  Ben argues that Sushi is Gross.  Hely has a game that puts the kids in the hot seat.  Kate defends Amusement Parks. 

120 — Oscar Week  

In which the Electoral College is weighed against the Academy voting system.  Medina, having seen none of the films in contention, gives his annual vibe-based Oscar rankings.  

120 — Oscar Week  

In which the Electoral College is weighed against the Academy voting system.  Medina, having seen none of the films in contention, gives his annual vibe-based Oscar rankings.  

119 — Donut Loves Dave  

In which the gents celebrate Valentine’s Day.  For the micro, the cast of “Friends” is considered.  In Host Chat, Hely is feeling amorous.  For the Great Debate, King is put in an impossible position.  

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