We Got This with Mark and Hal

We Got This with Mark and Hal

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Every Wednesday Mark Gagliardi and Hal Lublin (Drunk History, The Thrilling Adventure Hour, Welcome to Night Vale) take the dumb issues in life that people care too much about and settle the argument once and for all. No topic is too small or insignificant for them to dissect and decide! Whatever minutiae you argue with friends and family, don’t worry: We Got This.


#87 - Are Ghosts Real?  

For centuries, people have claimed to see, hear, and encounter visitors from the beyond. Lost souls. Ghosts. Are they full of it? Mark and Hal figure it out, from the legendary stories to the scientific methods that today's ghost hunters use to stalk their quarry. Mark and Hal cut through all of it, lending their own paranormal encounters to the mix, to determine once and for all whether ghosts are real.

Mark and Hal will both be on the 2017 JoCo Cruise - a week long celebration of games, comedy, music, and general geekery that sets sail next March. We'll be recording a live We Got This, and there are still cabins available! Just go to the JoCo Cruise website to book today!

#86 - Clean Slate IV with Jackson Publick & Doc Hammer  

It's the first of our two LIVE recordings from NYCC Presents! From the Hudson Mercantile, Mark and Hal clean the slate with the creative behind The Venture Bros: Doc Hammer and Jackson Publick! Doc molts, Mark gets a new nickname, and Hal confronts his father in front of a room full of people.

#85 - Best Sense with David Rees  

What's that smell? Did you hear that? What a sight to behold! Delicious! That. Feels. AMAZING.

We use all of our senses so much each day and it's tough to separate them from one another. Fortunately for you, tough is our middle name. We recruited writer, TV host, and super smart human David Rees to help us figure out which of our senses is the best one!

#84 - Best Harry Potter Movie  

Welcome to the Wizarding World of Podcasts! Mark (Gryffindor) and Hal (Ravenclaw) travel to Hogwarts, Diagon Alley, the Ministry of Magic and beyond to pick the best Harry Potter film once and for all.

THIS SUNDAY you can see We Got This LIVE in New York City with guests John Hodgman, John DiMaggio, Jean Grae, Jackson Publick, and Doc Hammer. For tickets and info, click here

#83 - Best Cheesesteak with Raph Garman  

If you've been listening to the show for a while, you may have intuited that Hal is from Philadelphia and proud of it. One question he's often asked by people is where the best Philly cheesesteak can be found. To get the answer, Mark and Hal tapped a guy who grew up in the same Philly neighborhood as Hal - Hollywood Babble-On's Ralph Garman, who helps school Mark about cheap meats, batteries, and Atty-tood™.

There are STILL tickets to see Mark and Hal LIVE in NYC with John Hodgman, John DiMaggio, Jackson Publick, Doc Hammer, and Jean Grae. Click here to get your tickets now.


#82 - Best Movie Trilogy With Nathan Fillion  

Three: It's a magic number. The rule of threes. Snap, Crackle, and Pop. Stooges. Little Pigs. French Hens. And films!

There's nothing quite like a well-made film trilogy, and with so many to choose from, people always argue about which is the best of all time.

That argument is about to be settled, thanks to our trilogy of people: Mark, Hal, and special guest Nathan Fillion, who delve into the history of the silver screen and emerge with the gold standard for film trilogies.

There are STILL tickets to see Mark and Hal LIVE in NYC with John Hodgman, John DiMaggio, Jackson Publick, Doc Hammer, and Jean Grae. Click here to get your tickets now.

#81 - Best Vintage Toy with Janet Varney  

We all have favorite toys from when we were growing up; in fact, some of us never really outgrew them...

Mark and Hal set out to travel through time and find the best vintage toy of all time! Joining them on this quest is fellow WorkJuice Player and host of "The JV Club" Janet Varney.

Which plaything will survive to win the title of Best Vintage Toy? Don't worry. We Got This.

See We Got This LIVE in NYC on Sunday, October 9th with guests John DiMaggio, Doc Hammer, John Hodgman, Jackson Publick, and opening act Carter Parton Rogers! Get tickets here.

#80 - Movies at Home vs At The Theater  

We all love movies. With digital media, streaming services, high tech TVs, and the ability to watch anything, anywhere, and at any time, has the theater-going experience gone stale? Mark and Hal weigh the pros and cons of each before emerging with a final decision for ALL.

We're doing a live show in NYC on 10/9 with John Hodgman, John DiMaggio, Doc Hammer, and Jackson Publick, featuring opening act Carter Parton Rogers! Get tickets here.

#79 - Hot Dog or Hamburger at a Barbecue?  

As we head into the Labor Day weekend, Mark and Hal grab a frisbee and head out to the local cookout. But should they get hamburgers or hot dogs when they get there? They break it down and emerge with a clear victor!

Going to Dragon Con in Atlanta this Labor Day weekend? Come see Hal at his panels & performances and visit him on the Walk of Fame where he'll be signing and selling. Find all of the details here!

Also, Hal and Mark are doing another live show in NYC on Sunday, October 9th, with John Hodgman, John DiMaggio, Carter Parton Rogers, and more! Get tickets here.


#78 - Clean Slate III with Wil Wheaton  

Among the 250+ topics we've received over the last one and a half years, there are always some that don't warrant a full episode. When that happens, Mark and Hal clean the slate with a multi-topic extravaganza. Helping them out this time is actor/nerd icon Wil Wheaton, who waxes poetic on everything from theme park ruffians to the popcorn eating style he shares with Hal.

Going to Dragon Con? So is Hal! Here's where you can find him.

#77 - Best Movie Villain w/ Simon Gotch  


Is there good without evil? Are there heroes without villains?


That's why you need a REALLY good villain, especially if we're talking about movies. So who is the best movie villain of all-time? It's a tall order, which is why we enlisted the help of our friend: WWE Superstar (and one half of the Vaudevillains) Simon Gotch!

#76 - Fork or Spoon  

We're not savages here, people. We need utensils to properly enjoy a meal. And while it seems like there are utensils for any type of food, there are two that are EVERYWHERE: The spoon, and the fork. Which is the best? We got this.


#75 - Best Summer Olympics Event  

As the world's greatest athletes descend upon Rio for the Games of the XXXI Olympiad, you'll have countless events to watch. But which of those events is the best? Mark and Hal get to the bottom of the debate as they move with the swiftness of Usain Bolt, the grace of Gabby Douglas, and the precision of whatever Dressage horse won gold in Beijing.

See Hal live in Hollywood on 8/5 for his monthly show Headcan(n)on with Joseph Scrimshaw! Get tickets here.


#74 - Best Doctor  

So many people have asked us to do a Best Doctor episode, that we felt we had to oblige. Will your favorite come out on top? Only one way to find out...

#73 - City, Country, or Suburbs  

The country mouse and the city mouse meet, and they will FIGHT TO THE BITTER END. The suburb mouse will be there too, as Mark and Hal discuss the advantages and disadvantages of living if rural vs urban vs suburban areas. Hal puts a famous restaurant chain on blast, and Mark does his best to keep the peace.


This weekend: Going to SDCC? Come see Hal Friday evening in the "World of Mouse Guard" Panel. Going to be in NYC? See Mark in the special TAH Show in Brooklyn!

#72 - Best Original Ghostbuster  

Are you troubled by strange noises in the middle of the night?

Do you experience feelings of dread in your basement or attic?

Have you or any of your family ever seen a spook, specter or ghost?

If the answer is yes, then don't wait another minute. Pick up your phone and call the professionals.

But WHO you gonna call? Only one of the four original Ghostbusters can be the best, and it's up to Mark and Hal to decide.

#71 - Planes, Trains, or Automobiles  

You asked us, so we answer: Which is best - Planes, Trains, or Automobiles? Mark and Hal plot out the road to the correct answer, and move their cabooses to fly to the correct decision. Because let's face it: There's only one way to go, right? Right.

Be sure to check out this week's episode Judge John Hodgman, in which Mark and Hal bring suit against one another! It's the can't-miss crossover of the judicial branch of Maximum Fun!

#70 - Best Pasta  

Mangia! Tuck your napkin into your collar to keep the sauce off your shirt and have your fork and spoon at the ready, because it's time to talk pasta. Mark and Hal explore the entire world of pasta to find the One Shape to Rule Them All.

PLUS a special field report from Chef Correspondent Gabe Gagliardi!

#69 - Best Day  

Face it; deep down inside, you have a favorite day. We all do. But is your favorite day the BEST day? You're about to find out as Mark and Hal work their way through the week to . You'll also learn about the seven deadly plagues of Brooklyn, and hear a "We Got This" FIRST.

#68 - Best Classic Arcade Game with Austin Creed aka Xavier Woods  

In the rich history of the arcade, so many games have captured our imaginations, our hearts, and tons of our quarters. But which game rules supreme over them all? Mark and Hal go into co-op mode and enlist the help of Up Up Down Down Host Austin Creed, also known as one third of the WWE's New Day, Xavier Woods! Austin's gaming bona fides are no joke, so get ready for one of the greatest video game mysteries of all time to finally be solved!

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