The Great Debates
220 — Sneezing Is A Pleasant Experience

220 — Sneezing Is A Pleasant Experience

May 10, 2018

In which it’s the Listener’s Feast.  After a Listener Appreciation Week in which no Listener Tops were debated, we present to you four Listener Micros, hotly contested, cooly moderated. 

219 — Men And Women Need To Spend More Time Apart

219 — Men And Women Need To Spend More Time Apart

April 26, 2018

In which it’s Listener Appreciation Week.  The micro is hot and cold.  During Host Chat, the gents express their appreciation.  For the Main Event, a problematic topic is handled poorly at best.

  

218 — The Most Important Piece Of Furniture In Your Home Is Your Bed

218 — The Most Important Piece Of Furniture In Your Home Is Your Bed

April 12, 2018

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. 

217 — It Will Be A Good Year For Baseball

217 — It Will Be A Good Year For Baseball

April 5, 2018

In which the team attempts a debate-by-skype, and the results are…up for debate.  For the micro, we check in with OJ.  During host chat, Hely admires a great debater.  For the main event, the boys play ball. 

 

 

216 — Trains Are Better Than Boats

216 — Trains Are Better Than Boats

March 22, 2018

In which a micro debate considers what it is to be an opposite.  During Host chat, Dave plays a childish game.  For the main event, we pit two mainstays of travel against each other. 

215 — BMWs Are Sexy

215 — BMWs Are Sexy

March 15, 2018

In which Hely is subjected to the Mac/PC personality test.  During Host Chat, Hely offers a book review.  For the main event, the gents wonder whether the BMW is Sexy. 

214 — You Should Be Honest With Waiters and Waitresses

214 — You Should Be Honest With Waiters and Waitresses

March 8, 2018

In which the debaters begin with the relatively old question of having one's cake and eating it too, and then turn to face the issue of honesty with one's server.  

213 — Warren Beatty Will Be Part Of The Oscars

213 — Warren Beatty Will Be Part Of The Oscars

March 1, 2018

In which the gents debate the obvious, and then turn to Medina for his Vibe Rankings of this year's Oscar contenders.  

212 — Winter Olympics Micro Debates

212 — Winter Olympics Micro Debates

February 22, 2018

In which the guys get their coats on and talk winter sports in the weirdly cold Great Debates Studios. 

211 — You Should Have A Positive Reaction To A Jury Summons

211 — You Should Have A Positive Reaction To A Jury Summons

February 8, 2018

In which the gents strip the show down to essentials and engage in two hot debates, no time wasting, no host chatting, no nonsense.  In the first, the work of two of Hollywood’s most famous leading men is evaluated.  In the second, the debaters consider our civil duty. 

210 — Superbowl Special 2018

210 — Superbowl Special 2018

February 1, 2018

In which the gents welcome Mina Kimes of ESPN back to the studios to talk football as we gear up for the big game. 

209 — The Titanic Disaster Was A Net Positive

209 — The Titanic Disaster Was A Net Positive

January 25, 2018

In which the program opens with very little time-wasting, and the debaters get right into it with a micro debate about the significance of one’s initials.  During host chat, Medina plans a birthday party.  For the Great Debate, a consideration of the world’s most famous accident. 

208 — Souplantation Should Change Its Name

208 — Souplantation Should Change Its Name

January 18, 2018

In which the guys welcome John Mayer & BJ Novak back to the studio for a special New Years 2018 top about ‘em debate host chat extravaganza.

207 — It’s Important For A Politician To Be Funny

207 — It’s Important For A Politician To Be Funny

December 28, 2017

For our last episode of the year we return to the secular, touching on twitter & food trucks.  During host chat, Medina asks for New Year’s resolutions.  For the Great Debate, the gents dabble in politics. 

 

206 — Jesus Would Be Shocked By Christmas

206 — Jesus Would Be Shocked By Christmas

December 21, 2017

In which the dudes celebrate Christmas with some old-fashioned thematic content.  First we consider whether or not Santa Claus is a Jerk.  For the Great Debate, the gents take sides on the true meaning of Christmas.

205 Jim Carrey Doesn’t Get Enough Credit

205 Jim Carrey Doesn’t Get Enough Credit

December 14, 2017

In which Medina returns to the moderator’s chair as a dad, and gets the gents right into it with a micro on a restricted diet.  During host chat, you can imagine.  For the main, a Hely bring ‘em.

204 — Fatherhood / Daditude Week

204 — Fatherhood / Daditude Week

December 7, 2017

In which Medina is absent, due to the birth of his daughter.  The gents gamely carry on with an episode of fatherhood-themed debates. 

 

GD203 Flo From Progressive Is A More Recognizable Comedy Character Than The Blues Brothers

GD203 Flo From Progressive Is A More Recognizable Comedy Character Than The Blues Brothers

November 30, 2017

In which we get right into a bowl of cold soup.  A second micro pits Fedex against UPS.  In Host Chat Medina’s qualifications for Fatherhood are covered.  For the Great Debate, a popularity contest. 

202 — Fresh Guacamole Made At Your Table Is Worth Nine Dollars

202 — Fresh Guacamole Made At Your Table Is Worth Nine Dollars

November 23, 2017

In which the boys engage in a micro debate about their roots.  Double Micro November continues with a consideration of Jewish food.  In Host Chat, Hely makes an apology.  For the main event, the economic analysis of fresh guac.

201 — Hollywood Is Gross

201 — Hollywood Is Gross

November 16, 2017

In which the Debaters return to the ring after a long and restorative hiatus, only to debate the merits of wasting time.  Medina surprises with a 2nd micro.  During host chat, Dave makes an admission. For the main event, the gents stay close to home.