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July 14, 2018: Sports Interviews & The End is Near

Peter Anthony and Chantal Desjardins step up to the mic to discuss if we should stop interviewing pro athletes. Then, Ron Sparks debates if the future looks great or grim against his toughest opponent yet: himself!

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Stop interviewing professional athletes

Peter Anthony and Chantal Desjardins are going on the record when they face-off against the idea of broadcasters no longer interviewing professional athletes.

The end is near!

In this truly special debate, it’s Ron Sparks vs. Ron Sparks over whether we should view the future with optimism or pessimism.

July 11, 2018: No Dogs Allowed & Never Give Advice

Kyle Bottom and Kevin Banner unleash their arguments when they debate if there are certain places dogs shouldn’t be allowed. Then, Kristeen von Hagen and Sterling Scott give their two cents as to whether advice is ever worth giving.

Humans need to stop bringing their dogs everywhere

Kyle Bottom and Kevin Banner are refusing to sit, stay or heel when they discuss acceptable locations to bring your dog.

Nothing good ever came from giving advice

Kristeen von Hagen and Sterling Scott are filling up the suggestion box when they they debate the value of advice.

July 7, 2018: Lobster and Clichés

Derek Seguin turns red when Abdul Butt lobbies against the lobster. Then, Mark Farrell thinks clichés are the cat's pyjamas, but Evany Rosen wants to be a cut above.

Lobster is the finest of dining

Derek Seguin turns red when Abdul Butt lobbies against the lobster.

Clichés are out of this world!

Mark Farrell says clichés are the cat’s pyjamas, but Evany Rosen wants to be a cut above.

July 4, 2018: Americans to the Maritimes & The Dentist

Nova Scotia's Jay Malone opens the door to Trump-dodging Americans looking to move north, while a horrified Nikki Payne tries to shut it as quickly as possible. Then, Mayce Galoni explains to Matt Wright why he always leaves the dentist's chair smiling.

Americans, come to the Maritimes!

Nova Scotia's Jay Malone opens the door to Trump-dodging Americans looking to move north, while a horrified Nikki Payne tries to shut it as quickly as possible.

Trips to the dentist should be enjoyed

Mayce Galoni explains to Matt Wright why he always leaves the dentist's chair smiling.

June 30, 2018: Mustard vs. Ketchup & Kids of Divorce

It's a season finale filled with a surprise you won't want to miss! Wes Borg and Sean Proudlove pour it on when they discuss mustard versus ketchup. Then, Fatima Dhowre and Sophie Buddle custody battle it out over having divorced parents.

Mustard is superior to ketchup

Wes Borg and Sean Proudlove don't bottle up jokes when they discuss if the best condiment is mustard or ketchup. And their debate features a surprise leading to something that's never been done on the show before!

Growing up with divorced parents is great for kids

Fatima Dhowre and Sophie Buddle custody battle it out when they debate if it's better for kids to have divorced parents.

June 30, 2018: Parades & Realtors

Dave Hemstad and Jean Paul drum up support in their debate on parades. Then, Elvira Kurt and real estate agent Bernie Barnum (played by Patrick McKenna) get real about realtors.

Nothing beats a parade!

Dave Hemstad and Jean Paul float some great arguments by their Toronto audience over the notion of parades being the best!

Realtors are the unsung heroes of the city

Elvira Kurt and realtor Bernie Barnum (played by Patrick McKenna) curb their appeal when they discuss if real estate agents receive the recognition they deserve.

June 23 2018: Indigenous Place Names & Bees vs Butterflies

Howie Miller and Mayce Galoni have landmark opposing views when they discuss if all place names should be Indigenous. Then, Jacob Samuel and Sophie Buddle create quite the buzz when they debate bees vs. butterflies.

All place names should be Indigenous names

Howie Miller and Mayce Galoni map out their arguments when they discuss if when it comes to geography, all place names should be changed to Indigenous names.

Bees are superior to butterflies

Jacob Samuel and Sophie Buddle float like a butterfly and sting like a bee when they debate who the superior insect is.

June 20, 2018: Punching Up & Raccoon Mayor

Aisha Brown and Arthur Simeon slug it out when they debate if comedians should only “punch up” and make fun of privileged people. Then, Ron Sparks and Pat Thornton get bright eyed and bushy tailed over the idea of a raccoon becoming mayor of Toronto.

When it comes to comedy—punch up, don't punch down!

In a debate filled with upper-cutting remarks, Aisha Brown and Arthur Simeon discuss if comedians should only “punch up” and make fun of privileged people like celebrities and politicians or can they "punch down" and make anyone fair game?