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".


103 — The Town Hall Debates

October 13, 2016

In which the gents participate in a Town-Hall Debate, answering questions important to the lives of everyday Americans.   


102 — Great Debates Live at the 2016 Musack Carnival

October 6, 2016

In which Donald Trump's knowledge of the Beatles' catalog is considered.  The friendships of Tom Cruise are examined.  The weather is topical, as are the Musack Carnivalgoers.


101 — You Can Judge A Book By Its Cover with Fabrizio Copano

September 29, 2016

In which Steve and Dave debate baby names.  The guys then welcome special guest Fabrizio Copano to the Great Debates Studios.  Fabrizio takes the Con vs. Steve for “You Can Judge A Book By Its Cover”, and the Pro vs. Dave for “Tom Cruise”.  


The 100th Episode

September 22, 2016

In which, while attending the World Podcasting Championships in Banff, the guys get stuck in a cabin in the Canadian Rockies, and must fend for themselves.  


99 — Great Debates Junior!

September 1, 2016

In which Steve and Dave are joined by Dave's niece and nephew, Kate and Ben.  The question of whether Dogs Should Be Allowed On The Beach is answered, as is whether or not Turkey Is The Best Luncheon Meat.  In a final debate, the Junior Debaters square off over Pokémon Go.  


98 — School Is Stupid

August 25, 2016

In which the guys debate about the chance that their great grandfathers would have been friends.  After a Back-To-School top about 'ems, a scholastic debate.  


97 — Oops All Top About ‘ems

August 18, 2016

In which an incorrectly routed Vekkler causes the top machine to go haywire we end up with all top about 'ems.  


96 — Bugs Bunny Is A Top 5 Cartoon Character

August 11, 2016

In which the sexiness is of Sunday night is evaluated.  During host chat, new moral questions around cats, and a Trump-supporter weighs in.  For the Great Debate: Toons.