128 — Spielberg Is Better Than Scorsese

April 20, 2017

In which Medina declares it to be Movie Week.  The gents debate about the taste of Popcorn.  During host chat, a discussion of tastes leads to the hard numbers on Bathroom Day.  For the main event, an epic contest. 



127 — The Legacy Of Don Rickles

April 13, 2017

In which Steve, Dave & Dan are finally together again in the Great Debates Studios with no one else around, and everything is fine.  For the micro, a debate about Mike Pence.  In host chat, the guys get into the architecture of chain restaurants.  For the Great Debate, a legacy is evaluated.  


126 Pirates of The Caribbean Is Better Than Willy Wonka

April 6, 2017

In which comedy writer Owen Elickson joins Steve & Dan in the Great Debates Studios, as the gents grin and bear yet another week without Dave. Hely and Owen discuss Dunkin Donuts. A debate on the relative merits of Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl and Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory breaks out. Finally, the debaters tackle an uncomfortable subject.


125 — Lots Of Women Want To Have Sex With Donald Trump

March 30, 2017

In which Dave makes his triumphant return, and the gents welcome special guest Colin Jost to the Great Debates Studios.  Hely has bathroom-related top.  During host chat, March Madness proves to be an rich jumping-off point.  For the Great Debate, a troubling resolved.  


124 — It Would Be Kinda Fun To Be Trump’s Lawyer

March 23, 2017

In which writer Dan Greaney pays a visit the Great Debates Studios, sparring with Hely on life after 40.  For the main event, a debate on the legal profession.  


123 — The Great Debates Is Farcical

March 15, 2017

In which Dave is still absent, and Fabrizio inquires about full-time employment.  Hely and Fabrizio get into it about Avatar fans.  The guys miss Dave, and attempt to debate with him by voicemail.


122 — The Fantastic Four is the Right Four Guys

March 9, 2017

In which King is absent, so special guest Fabrizio Copano returns to keep his seat warm.  Fabrizio and Hely get biblical.  During Host Chat, the tale of the Golden Seagull.  For the Great Debate, a super hero throwdown.  We close with an intergalactic planetary lightning debate


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.