The Great Debates
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."

505 — Big Tech Week

505 — Big Tech Week

September 11, 2020

In which the Tech Debate action is so heated, it took us an extra day to make.  

504 — Americans Prefer Sports Over Music

504 — Americans Prefer Sports Over Music

September 3, 2020

In which the micro might have been a main, and the boys take a deep dive into hot sauce.  

503 — Summertime Silver Bullets!

503 — Summertime Silver Bullets!

August 27, 2020

In which the boys celebrate summer with a new debate format -- the Silver Bullet Debate.

502 –Real Life Alexander Hamilton Would Like Hamilton

502 –Real Life Alexander Hamilton Would Like Hamilton

August 20, 2020

In which the boys push their streak of continuous episodes to 2!  

501 — Children Should Act In Movies & TV

501 — Children Should Act In Movies & TV

August 13, 2020

In which the boys return to the virtual debating hall, recording their first episode since the pandemic began.  

HOLIDAY SPECIAL 2019 WITH SPECIAL GUESTS

HOLIDAY SPECIAL 2019 WITH SPECIAL GUESTS

December 25, 2019

In which the fire is LIT, tree is trimmed, and the gang's back together again.  The boys invite professional debaters John Mayer & BJ Novak back to the studio for some cozy winter debates.  Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night.  

 

404 - Bernie Would Be A Good Stepdad

404 - Bernie Would Be A Good Stepdad

December 4, 2019

In which the gents get cozy in sweaters and debate for entertainment purposes only.  

Thanksgiving 2019 You Can Have All Sides

Thanksgiving 2019 You Can Have All Sides

November 28, 2019

In which the boys sit down together after Thanksgiving Dinner to enjoy a lighthearted holiday debate.  1st course: a movie's length is at issue.  2nd course: holiday-plans Host Chat.  Main course: sides only??

404 - Bars Will Be Obsolete In Eighty Years

404 - Bars Will Be Obsolete In Eighty Years

November 21, 2019

In which the gents debate the creepiness of three guys being together, discuss the value of quotations, and tackle the inevitability of time.

403 — If Epstein Was Your Friend, You Should Attend His Funeral

403 — If Epstein Was Your Friend, You Should Attend His Funeral

September 5, 2019

In which the gents return provisionally to the GD studios for some hot late-summer debates.  

402 — There’s Too Many (The Democratic Field Week)

402 — There’s Too Many (The Democratic Field Week)

April 4, 2019

In which the debaters consider, at this far too early stage, the breadth of the Democratic Field, with a series of micro debates.  

401 — Makeup Is A Net Negative

401 — Makeup Is A Net Negative

February 28, 2019

In which Esther Povitsky joins the gang for a cozy ep focused on self-care.  For the micro, Esther faces Dave is a battle over soap. During Host Chat, Hely has big news of the Great Debates Family.  For the main event, a dazzling debate about the merits of makeup.

 

 

OSCAR SPECIAL 2019

OSCAR SPECIAL 2019

February 21, 2019

In which the annual Oscar throw-down and vibes-fest is faithfully executed.  

SUPER BOWL SPECIAL 2019

SUPER BOWL SPECIAL 2019

January 31, 2019

In which Special Guest Mina Kimes returns to Great Debates Studios, by remote link, direct from the scene in Atlanta, for some punishing pre-game debate action.  

309 — Our Traditional Holiday Gathering With BJ & John

309 — Our Traditional Holiday Gathering With BJ & John

December 20, 2018

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.  

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