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

#121 - Best Mel Brooks Film w/ Travis McElroy  

The Producers. Young Frankenstein. Blazing Saddles. High Anxiety. Spaceballs. The filmmaking career of Mel Brooks is now 50 years young, and he's created some of the most beloved comedies of all time. But which one is the best one? Leave THAT to us. And special guest Travis McElroy (My Brother, My Brother and Me, The Adventure Zone, Shmanners, and more). Together they walk through all 50 years to come up with the best of them all!

See Mark and Hal record We Got This LIVE with special guest Maureen Johnson on Friday, July 21st in Philadelphia! Get tickets here.

#120 - Best Color of the Rainbow  

Since it's Pride Month, Mark and Hal are tackling the rainbow - not the flag, but the refraction of light through a prism! Which color of the rainbow will reign supreme? Listen and find out!

Come see Mark and Hal in Philadelphia LIVE at Ruba Club on July 21st with special guest Maureen Johnson. Get tickets here before they sell out!

#119 - Mac vs PC with Christopher Moore  

PC and Mac - two brands that have been going head to head for 30+ years. Everyone has their brand loyalty, but nobody has definitively settled which brand is the best... until now. Joined by author Christopher Moore, Mark and Hal wade through the technological morass to come to a final decision.

See Mark and Hal LIVE in Philadephia as part of the 2017 Philly Podcast Festival! Their live recording will be Friday, July 21st at the Ruba Club and tickets are now available - get yours before they all sell out!

#118 - Best Carnival Ride  

Mark and Hal head to the Midway to explore all of the nausea- and thrill-inducing rides carnivals have to offer.

Check the height requirements, make sure the safety bar is securely in place, and settle in for the thrill of a lifetime as Mark and Hal pick the best carnival ride.

Come see Mark and Hal LIVE in Philadelphia on Friday, July 21st as part of the Philadelphia Podcast Festival. Get tickets here.

#117 - The Boat Files: Best "Best Picture" Winner with Hrishikesh Hirway  

Going through almost 90 years of Academy Award-winning is a daunting task, but Mark and Hal never let a challenge or a lack of seeing every film on a list get in their way. Thankfully, they've got backup in the form of Song Exploder and The West Wing Weekly host Hrishikesh Hirway, who jumps into the fray to wade through the most celebrated films in history to come away with a definitive victor! Recorded aboard the 2017 JoCoCruise!

#116 - Best TV Mom with Theresa Thorn  

Happy Mother's Day! Mark and Hal are joined by Theresa Thorn, co-host of Max Fun sister podcast One Bad Mother and co-author of You're Doing a Great Job!: 100 Ways You're Winning at Parenting. Together, they pick the Best TV Mom of all time!

#115 - Best Movie Snack  

A previously lost episode is rediscovered as Mark and Hal get a redo on their selection of Best Movie Snack by just recording it properly this time.

#114 - Best Superman Movie  

Faster than a speeding bullet! More powerful than a locomotive! Able to leap tall buildings in a single bound! Has been in some terrible movies and some really good ones! But which is the best? Mark and Hal decide.

#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.

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