For the fourth year in a row we enjoy the company of our dear friends BJ Novak and John Mayer, and engage in the seasonal delights of holiday-spirited debating.
In which Medina goes camping and is not present for the episode. The gents welcome esteemed guest and listener Natalie Tran to the Great Debates Studios as part of our ongoing Listener Engagement program.
In which we begin, naturally, with Rage Against The Machine. To follow, a debate about Dave’s college roommate. During host chat, Hely wonders who from the 90s we’d like to interview. For the Great Debate, we tackle 90s TV.
In which the getting right into it occurs, after a brief delay, with King taking the pro on “Flossing Sucks.” During host chat, we have a good, old-fashioned chat about a movie. For the Great Debate, a discussion of your friends and neighbors.
In which the micro wonders when it comes to a comedy special, what’s in a name? During host chat, we talk football. For the Great Debate, Dave takes the pro with a take on air travel.
In which the dudes debate about some guys in Washington. First, a micro on how fun Jeff Sessions is or isn't. In Host Chat, Hely has a civic-minded idea. For the main event, we publish a previously recorded time-capsule-future-provable.
In which the gang returns to the studio for Season 3! No time is wasted in getting into a Micro Debate on tall women vs. short men. In Host Chat, the guys catch up on what went on over the summer. For the main event, one of the great questions of our time is explored.
In which the debaters gather for Long June merriment. For the micro, King argues that FIFA is Blowing It. During host chat, Hely opens the mailbag, which gradually leads us to our Great Debate for the episode.
In which the gents take a break from whatever they’ve been doing and grace us with their presence for a summer micro on the ideal temperature for a pool. During Host Chat, Hely has a a time travel game. For the main event, a topic near and dear to the Debaters’ hearts.
In which the debaters pause the Long June revelry long enough for couple of important debates. For the micro, Hely thinks Rudy Giuliani knows what he’s doing. During host chat, Dave takes a higher office. For the main, a consideration of a confusing sports event.
A Classic from the GD Vaults -- the ep when Long June was born:
In which the topic of Acoustic Guitar Playing at Parties is addressed, at long last. During Host Chat, real talk from King re: bacon, and in the Great Debate, Hely suggests an improvement to the Gregorian calendar.
In which the gents are back in the same studio together for the first time in a while. Naturally, tensions are high. For the micro, a debate about Solo’s prospects. During Host Chat, the ever popular Defending Your Likes is played. For the main, a difficult question about the debaters’ home town.
In which the gents pull back the curtain on the making of the great debates, in Pull Back The Curtain Week! For the micro, a discussion of Don’t Stop Believin’. For the main, we wonder about major pieces of furniture.