Live in Kamloops - May 26

Live in Kamloops - May 26
The Debaters makes its first trip to Kamloops!

We'll tape 3 episodes of the radio show at the Sagebrush Theatre on May 26.

That's 6 debates, 12 comics and your host Steve Patterson.

For tickets go to Kamloops Live! Box Office

Unions & Insects

Unions & Insects
Are unions obsolete? Dave Hemstad asserts that they are, while Don Kelly gets on his soap box to support unions. Then...are insects are friends or our enemies? Ron Sparks' jokes float like a butterfly and Arthur Simeon's sting like a bee.

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Senate & Old Age

Senate & Old Age
Is it time to abolish the senate or should it be reformed? Comedians Alan Park and Charlie Demers take on this contentious issue. Then Deb Kimmett and Kate Davis debate whether they'd like to live with their kids when they get older.

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William Shatner

William Shatner
Whereas William Shatner's illustrious career includes stage, films and TV triumphs, be it resolved he is the greatest actor of all time. Sean Cullen argues in favour of the resolution while Eric Peterson argues against.

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When William Shatner learns of an upcoming Debaters episode about him, he weighs in on Twitter. He is befuddled by the host's handle, @patterballs. Click on Mr. Shatner's photo to see that exchange.

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Rain vs Snow & Going to the Gym

Rain vs Snow & Going to the Gym
When it comes to weather, which is worse? Rain or snow? David Pryde prefers the rain. But Ron Sparks has nothing but an avalanche of praise for snow. Also on the show today, going to the gym. Should we all do it? Body builder Aaron Berg sure thinks so. But laid back funny man Jean Paul says the gym is a waste of time.

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Pirates vs Cowboys & Can Exes be Friends

Pirates vs Cowboys & Can Exes be Friends
Who makes the better outlaw? Pirates or Cowboys. The main plank of Ron Sparks' argument is in favour of pirates. Whereas the other chap, Trent McClellan supports cowboys. Also on the show, Can Ex Lovers Be Friends? Lori Gibbs is in love with the idea, but Ryan Belleville doesn't think it's possible.

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Small Talk & Internet Anonymity

Small Talk & Internet Anonymity
Is small talk a waste of time? Murdoch Mysteries star, Jonny Harris supports small talk,while funny man, Mark DeBonis tells us why he thinks it's unnecessary. Also on the show, Elvira Kurt and Nile Seguin go head to head over whether anonymity on the internet is a bad thing. Entire Episode (8.15)

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The Bomb & Are Kids Smarter Now

The Bomb & Are Kids Smarter Now
Should Canada have The Bomb? Terry McGurrin says, "We need the A bomb, eh!" But K Trevor Wilson says, "We're Canucks not Can-nukes." Then, we ask the question: Are kids today smarter than we were? Scott Faulconbridge says, "Youth know the truth!" Nathan Macintosh thinks their brains have been drained.

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Soulmates & Time Travel

Soulmates & Time Travel
If time travel was possible, would it be better to go to the future or the past? Evany Rosen would much rather take a hike through history. But Rodney Ramsey looks forward to the idea of traveling to the future. Also on the show: is there such a thing as a soulmate? Derek Seguin loves the idea, but Erica Sigurdson thinks it's silly.

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Hot vs Cold Cereal & Too Many Nations

Hot vs Cold Cereal & Too Many Nations
Hot cereal or cold cereal - which is superior? Pat Thornton says, "Oatmeal is an oaf's meal!" DeAnne Smith thinks cold cereal is for flakes. Also on the show today: Nations - does the world have too many? Al Rae says, "The more borders the better." Don Kelly thinks so many nations are an abomination. Entire Episode (8.20) Available for Purchase at:

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