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.


Great Debates Classics - It’s Better to Be a Wizard Than a Knight  

This week the guys welcome Matt Warburton, showrunner for The Mindy Project, to the Great Debates Studios. They duke it out over whether it would be worth it to be killed by Bigfoot, whether it's bett...

Thanksgiving 2016  

In which Thanksgiving topics for The Great Debates Game are suggested, Medina shares a few words about the importance of the Thanksgiving Meal, and a classic ep — Parades Are A Waste Of Time And Resources — is shamelessly re-run.  

108 — Westworld Could Be A Good Place For A Family Vacation with Shannon Woodward  

In which a Clintonian Micro eases post-election tensions.  The guys welcome special guest Shannon Woodward of HBO’s Westworld.  Hely breaks the ice with a few rounds of Tough Impressions.  Shannon and Dave debate the relative Americanness of Hollywood and Iowa.  Medina enjoys a special ice cream.  Hely and Shannon consider family-friendliness at Westworld.  

106 — Trees Are Cooler Than Fish  

In which the subject of Coolness is explored.  A debate about fashion, a debate about fish.  King brings a new game, for which Hely provides a new name.  

105 — Halloween Spooktacular 2016  

In which the gents debate various aspects of the Spookiest Night of the Year.  

104 — The Human Body Is Disgusting With Guest Megan Amram  

After a cool, Lin-Manuel Miranda Micro, the guys are joined by special guest Megan Amram.   Megan takes the pro against Hely for “The Human Body Is Disgusting,” and then faces off against King for “The Hamburglar Is One Of The Three Best Things About McDonald’s”.

103 — The Town Hall Debates  

In which the gents participate in a Town-Hall Debate, answering questions important to the lives of everyday Americans.   

102 — Great Debates Live at the 2016 Musack Carnival  

In which Donald Trump’s knowledge of the Beatles’ catalog is considered.  The friendships of Tom Cruise are examined.  The weather is topical, as are the Musack Carnivalgoers.

101 — You Can Judge A Book By Its Cover with Fabrizio Copano  

In which Steve and Dave debate baby names.  The guys then welcome special guest Fabrizio Copano to the Great Debates Studios.  Fabrizio takes the Con vs. Steve for “You Can Judge A Book By Its Cover”, and the Pro vs. Dave for “Tom Cruise”.  

The 100th Episode  

In which, while attending the World Podcasting Championships in Banff, the guys get stuck in a cabin in the Canadian Rockies, and must fend for themselves.  

99 — Great Debates Junior!  

In which Steve and Dave are joined by Dave’s niece and nephew, Kate and Ben.  The question of whether Dogs Should Be Allowed On The Beach is answered, as is whether or not Turkey Is The Best Luncheon Meat.  In a final debate, the Junior Debaters square off over Pokémon Go.  

98 — School Is Stupid  

In which the guys debate about the chance that their great grandfathers would have been friends.  After a Back-To-School top about ‘ems, a scholastic debate.  

97 — Oops All Top About ‘ems  

In which an incorrectly routed Vekkler causes the top machine to go haywire we end up with all top about ‘ems.  

96 — Bugs Bunny Is A Top 5 Cartoon Character  

In which the sexiness is of Sunday night is evaluated.  During host chat, new moral questions around cats, and a Trump-supporter weighs in.  For the Great Debate: Toons.  

95 - 23andMe Results Reveal  

In which the guys get their results back, and things go a little off the rails.  To begin, an Olympic-themed micro debate.  

GD Classics — It Would Help Hillary Clinton if Her Email Contained a Draft Of Big Bang Theory Erotic Slash Fiction  

A free-form discussion lands us on “It Would Help Hillary Clinton’s Campaign If Her Email Contained A Draft of Big Bang Theory Erotic Slash Fiction.”  

94 — Republican National Convention Day 2  

The conclusion of our trip to the Republican National Convention.  

93 — Republican National Convention Day 1  

In which the guys travel to Cleveland and attend the Republican National Convention

92 — Great Debates Casual: “Ghostbusters”  

In which the appropriate frequency for showering is explored.  Hely employs “starters” in Host Chat.  A vibrant Top about ‘ems leads to a Casual Great Debate.   

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