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.

Episodes

#113 - Best Shakespeare Play with Austin Tichenor  

This past Sunday was the Bard's 453rd birthday, and to celebrate Mark and Hal have teamed up with the Reduced Shakespeare Company's Austin Tichenor to choose The Bard's greatest work. Hark! What play through yonder podcast breaks? Only one way to find out...

Check out RSC's new Pop-up Shakespeare book, available for pre-order now!

#112 - The Boat Files - Best Breakfast Cereal with Ted Leo  

Recorded on the 2017 JoCo Cruise, Mark and Hal welcome Ted Leo into their recording cabin to talk breakfast cereals. Which will reign supreme? Which will fall early? Which cereal mascot did Ted once dress up as and did it suck? All those answers and more in this week's episode.

#111 - Bar Soap vs Liquid Soap vs Foam Soap  

Mark and Hal dive into history, their childhoods, and science to come away with a clean victory for one of these forms of soap!

#110 - The Boat Files: Best Coen Brothers Film with Jeffrey Cranor  

In the last 30+ years the Coen Brothers have left their mark on the filmmaking world, creating unforgettable characters and telling interesting stories. But which of their films reigns supreme? Mark and Hal call in their buddy Jeffrey Cranor (Welcome to Night Vale, Within the Wires) to help make the call.

#109 - Clean Slate V LIVE with Welcome To Night Vale  

Mark and Hal are joined by their Night Vale pals Cecil Baldwin, Jon Bernstein AKA Disparition, Jeffrey Cranor, and Symphony Sanders LIVE on a boat, where they knock out a series of mini-topics in an attempt to clean the slate!

The 2017 MaxFunDrive is happening through March 31st, and if you support We Got This as a new/upgrading member, you could overturn one of our decisions! Learn more here.

#108 - Best Monty Python Song with "Weird" Al Yankovic  

When you're trying to select the best song by one of the most influential sketch groups of all time, you need a heavy hitter to help. Thankfully, "Weird" Al Yankovic was available to help Mark and Hal wade through the Pythons' impressive catalogue and come away with a winner!

The 2017 Max Fun Drive is here! Go to maximumfun.org to get involved and support We Got This!

#107 - Best Ketchup  

Hal clears up some rumors about his feelings for ketchup as he and Mark talk about the surprising varieties of ketchup that exist around the world. Can the global juggernaut that is Heinz be toppled?

#106 - Best Super Power LIVE on Facebook  

Mark and Hal record an episode while simultaneously live streaming it on Facebook. Can Mark look up from the screen long enough to help decide what the best super power is? Only one way to find out...

#105 - Pirates or Vikings with Carlos Alazraqui LIVE at Pensacon  

Hagar or Blackbeard? Erik the Red or Captain Jack Sparrow? Vikings and Pirates are two historical groups that have huge fan bases in pop culture. But which group will reign supreme? Mark and Hal are joined by their friend Carlos Alazraqui to help them choose. Recorded live at Pensacon 2017!

#104 - Lethal Weapon or Die Hard?  

Mark and Hal explore two of the greatest action film franchises of all time to come away with the ultimate victor. Will Murtaugh and Riggs be the ones to finally take down John McClain? Don't worry, everyone. We Got This.

#103 - Best Berry  

Mark and Hal stretch the very definition of berry to its limit as they determine the best Berry of them all.

You can get the first ever We Got This t-shirt right now! Show your pride and knowledge about m&m consumption as never before!

#102 - Classic Cartoons: Warner Bros or Disney?  

Shhh! Be vewwy quiet. We're picking between the classic animated shorts of Disney and Warner Bros to come away with a winning studio. Silly Symphonies or Looney Tunes? Bugs or Mickey? Pegleg Pete or Yosemite Sam? Any theatrically released shorts pre-1970 are fair game? Mark and Hal swing into the task like Goofy on a set of gymnasts' rings, and come away with the one set of 'toons to rule them all.

#101 - Worst Zoo Animal  

When someone wants to know what the worst zoo animal is, Mark and Hal STEP UP. Join them for a collection of the weirdest, most unpleasant, and dangerous animals you can find in any zoo anywhere. One only will wind up on the bottom!

#100 - Best M&M Variety LIVE with Ben Acker, Craig Cackowski, Marc Evan Jackson, Busy Philipps, and Annie Savage  

It's our 100th episode, and we're joined by a bevy of WorkJuice Players to determine once and for all which variety of M&M reigns supreme. We tried 'em all, so no stone is left unturned.

Special thanks to SF Sketchfest, the SF Punch Line, and our amazing lineup of guests:

Ben Acker

Craig Cackowski

Marc Evan Jackson

Busy Philipps

Annie Savage

#99 - Binge vs Weekly Episodic TV Watching - LIVE from Hal's car  

The second of two episodes recorded from the backseat of Hal's car, this episode features one of our more modern debates - should you binge watch television, or watch episode weekly? Mark and Hal fight through oppressive heat and stuffiness to find the answer.

#98 - Hot or Cold Sandwiches LIVE from a car  

Cold cuts. Meatball subs. PB & J. The mighty melt. With many varieties of both hot and cold sandwiches to tantalize your taste buds, which one is the best?

Mark and Hal belly up to the counter and decide whether the hot or cold sandwich is best. But they're not at a counter. They're in the backseat of Hal's car. Will the rising temperatures take their consciousness before they can render a verdict? Will the Queen's taxation of toasted sandwiches create Anarchy in the Subway? Only one way to find out!

See Mark, Hal, and our WorkJuice Player guests LIVE at the SF Punchline on Saturday, January 14th for We Got This during SF Sketchfest! Get tickets here.

#97 - Best Finger  

In their first episode of 2017, Mark and Hal display their anatomical expertise as they pick the best finger. THE ANSWER MAY SURPRISE YOU. Or not. We aren't psychics.

See Mark, Hal, and our WorkJuice Player guests LIVE at the SF Punchline on Saturday, January 14th for We Got This during SF Sketchfest! Get tickets here.

#96 - Stay In or Go Out on New Year's Eve?  

As we bid "adieu" to 2016 and "bonjour" to 2017, around the world people OF the world will be celebrating New Year's Eve. Some will go out and brave the crowds while others will opt to stay home and curl up in their PJs. But only ONE way is the correct way, and Mark and Hal will settle it before this year is through.

See Mark, Hal, and our WorkJuice Player guests LIVE at the SF Punchline on Saturday, January 14th for We Got This during SF Sketchfest! Get tickets here.

#95 - Best Holiday Lights with Drew Ackerman  

Happy Holidays, People of the World! Most of you have probably decorated for the holidays if you were planning on doing it in the first place, but do you need to replace your lights? We sat down with Drew Ackerman, the host of the popular Sleep With Me podcast. Together, we determine which holiday lights reign supreme!

See Mark, Hal, and our WorkJuice Player guests LIVE at the SF Punchline on Saturday, January 14th for We Got This during SF Sketchfest! Get tickets here.

 

#94 - Best Fictional President with Josh Malina  

Bartlet. Marshall. Underwood. Muffley. Grant. Shepherd. Camacho. Meyer. These are just a few of the great fake presidents we've seen preside over the U.S. in movies and television. But which is our greatest fictional president? We tapped our friend and The West Wing Weekly host Josh Malina, who has years of experience dealing with various presidents on TV and film. We go through a bracket of 16 top Pretenders-in-Chief to come away with the best of the bunch!

Come see Mark, Hal, and Josh on LIVE at the Ace Hotel on 12/17 for the last Thrilling Adventure Hour before we go on an extended hiatus! Get tickets here.

See Mark, Hal, and our WorkJuice Player guests LIVE at the SF Punchline on Saturday, January 14th for We Got This during SF Sketchfest!

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