121 — Great Debates Junior: Sushi Is Gross

March 2, 2017

In which Ben and Kate return to the Great Debates Studios for another round of insightful debates.  Ben argues that Sushi is Gross.  Hely has a game that puts the kids in the hot seat.  Kate defends Amusement Parks. 


120 — Oscar Week

February 23, 2017

In which the Electoral College is weighed against the Academy voting system.  Medina, having seen none of the films in contention, gives his annual vibe-based Oscar rankings.  


119 — Donut Loves Dave

February 16, 2017

In which the gents celebrate Valentine's Day.  For the micro, the cast of "Friends" is considered.  In Host Chat, Hely is feeling amorous.  For the Great Debate, King is put in an impossible position.  


118 — It’s OK To Pray For Rain

February 9, 2017

In which the guys can find nothing more interesting to talk about than the weather.  In Host Chat, Hely has a movie game.  For the main event, a heated exchange on church and state. 


117 — Super Bowl Week With Mina Kimes

February 2, 2017

In which the Bros get ready for some football by welcoming special guest Mina Kimes of ESPN to the Great Debates Studios.  Yes, we talk Patriots.  Yes, we talk Belichick.  Yes, we talk Gaga.  Also we talk Matt Patricia. 


116 — This Exchange Is Homophobic

January 26, 2017

In which Medina reflects briefly on the Great Debates Theme.  The likelihood of the First Female President having been present at the Women’s March is considered.  In Host Chat, the fate of the Chest Hair Challenge is revealed.  For the Great Debate, an audio clip is analyzed. 


115 — Chest Hair

January 19, 2017

In which the listeners continue their barrage of demanding topics.  The gents enter into a dispute, at micro-length, over the reanimation of Benjamin Franklin.  In Host Chat, a moment or two for the States.  For the main event, we talk chest hair. 


114 — Listener Micros

January 12, 2017

In which the listeners are the real stars of the show.  The gents duke it out over debit cards & credit cards, the complexity of baby-relationships, the design of digits, and of course, Putin.   No games, no boring stories, just a whole lotta debate.


113 — Guitar Is The Sexiest Instrument

January 5, 2017

In which John Mayer & BJ Novak return for more debates!  The “Double-Micro” is invented.  The group debates about the relative success of the family vacation.  Hely brings musical memories to Host Chat.  John takes the pro in a debate he was born to win. 


112 — McDonald’s: More Good Than Bad with BJ & John

December 29, 2016

In which the gents observe a holiday tradition, welcoming back John Mayer and BJ Novak to the Great Debates Studios.  John and Steve address the Sadness in Christmas.  BJ and Dave consider the Happiness of Snoop Dogg.  Hely has a game for the group.  Medina has a hot debate for the whole gang. 


111 — Fish Tastes Good

December 22, 2016

In which the attractiveness of astronauts is argued.  Dave opens up about a hobby.  Hely has a new game (what’s new?).  Fish is for dinner. 


Gifts Are A Good Idea

December 15, 2016

In which the gents are overcome with the spirit of the holidays, and so turn their gaze on the intimate life of Santa & Mrs. Claus.  Hely has a new game, and King brings it.  Medina gives the gift of more time. 


109 — Provables Week

December 8, 2016

In which the gentlemen engage in the newly-invented sport of Provable Debates.  The Statue of Liberty is examined.  Clint Eastwood's acting career is reviewed.  We make a call to Sugarfish on La Brea.  


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

December 1, 2016
    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

November 24, 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

November 17, 2016

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.  


107 — Post Election Hangover

November 10, 2016



106 — Trees Are Cooler Than Fish

November 3, 2016

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

October 27, 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

October 20, 2016

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".