Live in Nanaimo Sep 30

Live in Nanaimo Sep 30
The Debaters tapes 3 shows at The Port Theatre in Nanaimo
Tue Sep 30 at 7:30 pm

That's 6 debates + Steve Patterson

Tickets available at Port Theatre Box Office.

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Live in Toronto - July 22

Live in Toronto - July 22
The Debaters returns to Glenn Gould Studio at the CBC Broadcast Centre in Toronto.
We'll tape 3 episodes of the radio show.
That's 6 debates, 12 comics and your host Steve Patterson.
Tickets for sale at Ticket Break.
Tue July 22, 2014
7:30 pm

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Honesty & Pets

Honesty & Pets
Are lies a necessary part of life? Terry McGurrin argues for this, while "honest as the day is long" Simon Rakoff knows exactly what the best policy is. Also on the show this week, pets. Should everyone have one? Nikki Payne says it's a natural, while veterinarian Ted Morris argues from experience that this is just not true.

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Team Sports & Psychic Powers

Team Sports & Psychic Powers
Are psychic powers real? Jen Grant thinks so but Rebecca Kohler is sceptical. Also, sould all kids play team sports? Dave Hemstad thinks so but Ted Morris would rather skip the rules.

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Spelling & Sexy Canucks

Spelling & Sexy Canucks
Are Canadians sexy? Debra DiGiovanni thinks we are, but Nfld's Jonny Harris knows hot...and he argues Canadians are not. Then traditionalist John Wing tries to convince Dave Merheje that spelling is still important.

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Farming & Folk Music

Farming & Folk Music
Should more young people go into farming? Big Daddy Tazz thinks so, but Phil Hanley figures it's a waste of time. Then John Wing and Dean Jenkinson debate the merits of folk music. 

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Graham Clark on why fighting in hockey is like eating fondu in the shower

Graham Clark on why fighting in hockey is like eating fondu in the shower
I like fighting and I like hockey. I also like fondu and I like having a shower ... it doesn't mean they go together so great.

You say, "it's a part of the game," well I didn't hear anyone complaining about the lack of fights when Canada whipped Sweden in the Olympics.

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Debra DiGiovanni on why people who wear high heels are also cat murderers

Debra DiGiovanni on why people who wear high heels are also cat murderers
The high heel shoe is the ultimate weapon of mass destruction: Destruction of not only vertebrae, but also the worth of a woman! You pro-heel people probably also don't want women voting, and the idea of two girls on stage right now only fills you with thoughts of Jell-O fights. Well, Nellie McClung never wrestled in gelatin.

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Ivan Decker on why wild animals should be allowed to roam free in cities

Ivan Decker on why wild animals should be allowed to roam free in cities
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Humans and animals have had a complicated relationship ever since we managed to convince a horse to let us sit on it and ride around; we rode those horses to catch up to ice age deer to kill them. And then we left that horse outside and it was subsequently eaten by a saber toothed tiger. How do we decide which animals we let into our houses and cities? We try to put a sweater on them and if they refuse they are banished from the cities forever! Which is unfair! Because based on the amount of sweaters given to me by older relatives that I refused to wear I should be banished to the woods as well.

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Reality vs Scripted TV & Cavemen

Reality vs Scripted TV & Cavemen
Whereas there ain't nothing like the real thing, be it resolved that reality TV is superior to the scripted variety. Trevor Boris makes his case in favour of reality TV while Alan Park stays on script. Then Chuck Byrn and Chris Locke debate whether Caveman was the best man.

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