The Great Debates
GD Classic! The Middle Seat Isn’t Worse Than the Window Seat

GD Classic! The Middle Seat Isn’t Worse Than the Window Seat

June 24, 2022

A Great Debates Classic 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.

524 — We Pretty Much Understand Economics

524 — We Pretty Much Understand Economics

June 17, 2022

The guys are back this week to discuss the social expectations surrounding catered dog funerals. Then things turn topical with a debate about economics. 

523 — Dave Bring ’Ems

523 — Dave Bring ’Ems

May 27, 2022

This week, the guys debate the importance of signatures, the comedic value of the butt's shape and whether Tom Hanks knows what's for dinner. Also, Dave gets worked up about magicians.

522 — The Alphabet is in the Right Order

522 — The Alphabet is in the Right Order

May 13, 2022

This week, the debaters try to get to the bottom of what makes a map a map. They also talk cowboys and horses... are they best friends? This episode features an in-depth regional analysis of where exactly Interstate 5 becomes "The 5."

521 — Cooking week!

521 — Cooking week!

May 6, 2022

It's cooking week on the Great Debates and the guys came in hot debating the ridiculousness of Michelin Stars. Then they get heady and debate about multitasking. 

520 — Knicks vs. the Senate

520 — Knicks vs. the Senate

May 2, 2022

Better late than never! A debate in which Steve and Dave determine the efficacy of networking. The boys then have a debate about the New York Knicks and the World's Greatest Deliberative Body. 

519 — Micros All the Way Down

519 — Micros All the Way Down

April 22, 2022

This week, the guys knock out a bunch of debates... microdebates! Covering the most important topics such as the future of trains, the role of cats and how much respect a Mount Everest climber deserves. Buckle up, it's jam packed with rapid-fire Hely bring 'ems.

518 — Entertainment Week Week

518 — Entertainment Week Week

April 15, 2022

This week the guys discuss the future of the Austin Powers franchise and try to get inside the head of Mike Myers. Then, Steve and Dave debate about Ozark and if it's pretty good. It's a very Hollywood episode of the Great Debates!

517 — John Denver!

517 — John Denver!

April 8, 2022

A states-heavy episode in which Steve and Dave debate about how haunted the state of California is. For the main event, the boys consider the issue of John Denver.

516 — Harvard has a Vibe

516 — Harvard has a Vibe

April 1, 2022

In which Steve and Dave debate tag's virtue as a children's game and whether or not Harvard "has a vibe." To top it off, the guys debate about what the president likes to eat. And of course, dentists come up.

515 — Billboards Work

515 — Billboards Work

March 25, 2022

The guys are back! This week, Steve and Dave talk about feelings and the effectiveness of billboards. Finally the conversation turns to octopi and koalas, the unofficial animal of the Great Debates. 

514 — Fire Has Done More Harm than Good

514 — Fire Has Done More Harm than Good

October 28, 2021

In which the guys have a debate about Tom Cruise and discuss the virtue of fire. 

513 — Mario and Luigi are Brothers

513 — Mario and Luigi are Brothers

October 22, 2021

In which Steve & Dave consider Doja Cat’s finances and the nature of time. Then the guys take on a provable that will go down in the Great Debates history books.

512 — Vanna White Is Talented

512 — Vanna White Is Talented

February 18, 2021

In which the boys gather, back in the waning days of the Trump presidency, to debate a series of tops, seemingly unrelated -- probably unrelated.  

511 — 2020 Holiday Special

511 — 2020 Holiday Special

December 31, 2020

In which via the miracle of zoom we're joined by John Mayer & BJ Novak for a cozy series of Christmas-time debates.  Happy New Year!

510 — Cool Dudes Do Therapy

510 — Cool Dudes Do Therapy

November 26, 2020

In which the debaters open up and reflect on themselves, and on the nature of the relationship between pro & con, hero and nemesis, friend and enemy.  Happy Thanksgiving! 

509 — Provable:  Sandra Bullock Grew Up South Of The Mason Dixon Line

509 — Provable: Sandra Bullock Grew Up South Of The Mason Dixon Line

October 29, 2020

In which the debate gets Funky & Southern.  The guys catch up.  Everything's fine.

508 — Making Your Bed Is Worth The Time

508 — Making Your Bed Is Worth The Time

October 15, 2020

In which the topic is so hotly contested, we debate it for the entire episode.  

507 — A Listener Trio

507 — A Listener Trio

October 1, 2020

In which the boys square off over three handsome listener tops, and continue to model the benefits of a respectful exchange of ideas.  

506 The Subway Debate

506 The Subway Debate

September 24, 2020

In which Steve & Dave debate this topic, too long to print in the title bar: "If the three of us busked in a New York City Subway Station, without practicing or rehearsing anything, we could make more than $180 in a day."

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