2011

 

Wed Jan 04 - Seal Hunt & Playing Hard to Get 6.09

Coming up on The Debaters this weekend, two of Newfoundland's favourite comedians, Jonny Harris and Mark Critch debate the seal hunt. And Steve Patterson keeps...

Sat Dec 31 - News vs Sports & Suzuki vs Cherry 6.08

The Debaters celebrates 75 years of CBC by debating its icons. First Rebecca Kohler and Dave Hemstad duke it out in the News versus Sports...

Sat Dec 24 - Christmas Trees & Christmas Music 6.11

Deck the halls with hilarity! It's The Debaters' Christmas show. Recorded live in North Vancouver the show features two seasonal debates... Darcy Michael and Damonde...

Wed Dec 21 - Breaking Up & Rome vs America 5.28

Which was the greater Empire, America or Rome? Rick Green tries to convince us that the good old U.S of A is empirically more impressive....

Dec 14 - Lower Expectations & Rise of China 5.30

With China's fortunes and prosperity on the rise, The Debaters asks the question, is China's superpower status good for all? Charlie Demers supports the rise...

Wed Dec 07 - Ogopogo vs Sasquatch & Project Men 6.07

From the sunny shores of Lake Okanagan The Debaters pits mythical creature against mythical creature. Local comic Tim Nutt asserts that the serpent-like Ogopogo is...

Sat Dec 03 - Irrational Women & Handshakes 5.11

This week on the Debaters there's a battle of the sexes brewing between Nikki Payne and Simon Rakoff as Simon asserts that women are irrational...

Wed Nov 23 - Bachelor Party & Comic Book Movies 6.05

Whereas Hollywood is obsessed with making films from comic books, be it resolved that comic book movies are the best movies. Pat Thornton and David...

Sat Nov 19 - Seal Hunt & Hard to Get 6.09

Coming up on The Debaters this weekend, two of Newfoundland's favourite comedians, Jonny Harris and Mark Critch debate the seal hunt. And Steve Patterson keeps...

Sat Nov 12 - French vs English & Hugh Hefner 5.23

French or English, which is the superior language? Francophone funnyman Derek Seguin insists that the language of love is English whereas Anglo comic Charlie Demers...

Wed Nov 2 - News vs Sports & Cherry vs Suzuki (TV & Radio)

The Debaters celebrates 75 years of CBC by debating its icons. First Rebecca Kohler and Dave Hemstad duke it out in the News versus Sports...

Tue Oct 25 - Breaking Up & Rome vs America (TV)

Breaking up is hard to do. Be it resolved that ending a relationship online or on the phone is perfectly acceptable. Phil Hanley thinks you're...

Tue Oct 18 - Old Rockers & Revenge (TV)

Revenge is sweet, but not as sweet as beating your opponent on the Debaters. This week outrageous Nikki Payne sets out to convince docile Dave...

Sat Oct 15 - Bachelor Parties & Comic Book Movies 6.05

Whereas Hollywood is obsessed with making films from comic books, be it resolved that comic book movies are the best movies. Pat Thornton and David...

Tue Oct 11 - Do It Youself & Cirque du Soleil (TV)

Tonight on CBC TV - 9:30 pm, 10:00 pm in NL Do it Yourself. It's true that self reliance is a good thing, but when...

Wed Oct 05 - Cheating & Soccer 5.34

They call soccer The Beautiful Game. But is it really so lovely? Funny man Harry Doupe thinks so. And makes it his goal to convince...

Tue Sep 27 - Walmart & Beauty vs Brains (TV)

Walmart is the biggest employer in the whole world. But does that mean they're good for business? Sounds like a topic for The Debaters. Stand...

Wed Sep 21 - Lower Expectations & Zombies vs Vampires (TV)

On the TV show tonight at 9:30 pm...would we all be happier if we just lowered our expectations? Comics Ellie Harvie and Roman Danylo don't...

Wed Sep 21 - Child to Work Day & Manners 5.20 (Radio)

Say Please! Cash Cab's Adam Growe respectfully suggests that good manners should be much higher on Rebecca Kohler's list of things to care about. And...

Wed Sep 14 - Gov't Secrets & Common Law 5.19

Should common law partners just put a ring on it? Comedic debater, Derek Seguin tries to convince funny lady Erica Sigurdson that it's high time...

Wed Sep 07 - Golden Years & Batman vs Spiderman 5.17

The Golden Years. Are they really your best years? Comedy veteran John Wing says, not on your life. He tries to convince youngster Nathan Macintosh...

Sat Sep 03 - Walt Disney & Tax Motorists 5.15

Taxing motorists to pay for public transit. Jeffery Yu and Glen Foster drive home their points with facts and funny. Also on the show, Walt...

Wed Aug 31 - Home School & Animal Rights 5.03

Is the best school house your own house? This week Winnipeg funnyman Al Rae deflects the anti-Home School attacks of former teacher Allyson Smith as...

Sat Aug 27 - Smokers & Credit Cards 5.14

This week on The Debaters, smokers. Whereas they engage in a heavily taxed activity be it resolved that we should stop hacking on smokers. Mike...

Wed Aug 24 - Math & Fanatacism 5.09

This week we take a stab at fanaticism. Funny man Dave Shumka says it's perfectly fine to be an inflexible fan. But jokester Simon...

Sat Aug 13 - Shower vs Bath & Book vs Movie 5.13

This week on The Debaters the airwaves are awash with laughter as two of Canada's top comics debate which is better, the Shower or the...

Wed Aug 10 - Walmart & Beauty vs Brains 5.33

Walmart is the biggest employer in the whole world. But does that mean they're good for business? Sounds like a topic for The Debaters. Stand...

Sat Aug 06 - Room Mates & Civil Disobedience 5.12

This week on The Debaters....be it resolved that room mates are the best mates. Stand up comics Rob Pue and Sam Easton, room mates in...

Sat Jul 30 - Scrabble vs Monopoly & Drinking Age 5.05

This week the games begin as funny lady Rebecca Kohler spells it out for comedian Simon Rakoff in her attempt to prove that Scrabble is...

Wed Jul 27 - GPS & Pride Parade 5.18

GPS. Is this electronic gadget that much better than a good old paper map? Patrick McKenna tries to convince Dave Hemstad that GPS should just...

Sat Jul 23 - Musicals & Obama 5.10

This week on the debaters Sean Cullen gives it to Scott Thompson on the subject of musicals.....and anything else he can think of .... Then...

Wed Jul 20 - Tea vs Coffee & Fewer Channels 5.31

Are there too many TV channels to choose from? Youngster Nathan MacIntosh says the more the merrier. But seasoned comedy veteran Derek Edwards thinks the...

Wed Jul 13 - Lower Expectations & Rise of China 5.30

With China's fortunes and prosperity on the rise, The Debaters asks the question, is China's superpower status good for all? Charlie Demers supports the rise...

Wed Jul 06 - Old Rockers & Revenge 5.29

Revenge is sweet, but not as sweet as beating your opponent on the Debaters. Outrageous Nikki Payne sets out to convince docile Dave Hemstad that...

Wed Jun 29 - Breaking Up & Rome vs America 5.28

Which was the greater Empire, America or Rome? Rick Green tries to convince us that the good old U.S of A is empirically more impressive....

Wed Jun 22 - Extinct Animals & Social Networks 5.27

Should we bring back extinct animals? Would the reality of that be as cool as the fantasy sounds? Sean Cullen and David Pryde match wits...

Sat Jun 18 - Darth Vader & Stay at Home Dads 4.32

We celebrate dads this week as new father David Pryde tries to convince Star Wars fan and Dark Lord devotee Greg Morton that even though...

Sat Jun 11 - 3D & Vampires vs Zombies 5.04

This week we dig up a lively undead debate as Pete Zedlacher does his best to prove to Kristeen Von Hagen that when it comes...

Wed Jun 08 - Fast Food & Successful Women 5.25

You know the saying: behind every great man there's a great woman. Well The Debaters turns that old adage on its head and asserts: behind...

Sat May 28 - Gender Success & Rural Immigration 4.33

Could it be that women today are rewarded more for their physical appearance than they are for their accomplishments? This week funny lady Maureen Langan...

Wed May 18 - Cottages & Singles 4.28

Cynical single woman Karen O'Keefe wants married man Scott Faulconbridge and the rest of society to finally admit that single people are discriminated against. Also...

Wed May 04 - Arts vs Science & Cats vs Dogs 4.30

Former teacher Dylan Mandlsohn has a laugh-filled lesson-plan to teach comedian Ryan Belleville that kids should study science not the arts. And then, feline fanatic...

Wed Apr 13 - Garage Sales & Medical Checkups 4.24

We're talking garage and yard sales as comic Carrie Gaetz kicks Graham Chittenden's argument to the curb as she tries to prove that these week-end...

Sat Apr 14 - Driving Age & NFLD Cuisine 6.01

Is the driving age too low? Newfoundland's John Sheehan takes on Nathan Macintosh in a debate about raising the driving age to 21. Also on...

Wed Apr 06 - Gov't Secrets & Common Law 5.19

Should governments be allowed to keep secrets? Stand up comic, Dylan Rhymer says no way Jose, whereas comic David Pryde thinks we just can't handle...

Wed Mar 30 - Teens & Auto Industry 4.23

Which pose the greatest parenting challenge for fathers --teenaged sons or teenaged daughters? Perplexed papa Humble Howard Glassman is out to prove to delirious dad...

Sat Mar 26 - PEI Symbols & Long Distance Love 4.26

We set our comedy sights on Prince Edward Island as spud lover Mark Little tries to convince island native Patrick Ledwell that the potato is...

Sat Mar 12 - Child to Work Day & Manners 5.20

It's all about the children. More specifically we're wondering whether it's EVER a good idea to bring your children to work. Big Daddy Tazz tries...

Sat Mar 05 - Wikileaks & Common Law 5.19

This week on the Debaters we take on secrets. Should governments be allowed to keep them? Stand up comic, Dylan Rhymer says no way...

Wed Mar 02 - Walt Disney & Tax Motorists 5.15

This week on The Debaters ... taxing motorists to pay for public transit. Jeffery Yu and Glen Foster drive home their points with facts and...

Sat Feb 26 - GPS & Pride Parade 5.18

GPS. Is this electronic gadget that much better than a good old paper map? Patrick McKenna tries to convince Dave Hemstad that GPS should just...

Wed Feb 23 - True Yukon & Gold 5.07

This week The Debaters comes to you from the True North - Whitehorse. But is Whitehorse really the true north? Comedic Character, Jim from Dawson,...

Sat Feb 19 - Golden Years & Batman vs Spiderman 5.17

This week on the Debaters - The Golden Years. Are they really your best years? Comedy veteran John Wing says, not on your life. He...

Wed Feb 16 - Smokers & Credit Cards 5.14

This week on The Debaters, smokers. Whereas they engage in a heavily taxed activity, be it resolved that we should stop hacking on smokers. Mike...

Wed Feb 09 - Irrational Women & Handshakes 5.11

This episode of The Debater may be pre-empted in your region for a special broadcast of Canada Reads.   This week on the Debaters there's a battle...

Sat Feb 05 - Bears vs Sharks & Drug Companies 5.16

This week on The Debaters... Are Drug Companies Bad for Us? Alan Park argues that they're bad medicine while comedian and pharmacy owner, Paul Bae...

Wed Feb 02 - Survival & Diaries 5.08

This week we explore the great outdoors as funny man slash survivor man Barry Kennedy tries to convince funny boy slash city boy Graham Clark...

Sat Jan 15 - Big Oil & Hollywood 5.02

Are Big Oil Companies really so bad? This week UK resident and anti-petro pontificator Pete Johansson tries to convince slick oil defender Dave Hemstad that...

Wed Jan 12 - Moustaches & Stand Up is Dead 5.06

What's the big hairy deal Canada? This week moustache trasher Deanne Smith tries to convince 'stache supporter Mark Little that the furry facial ornament will...

Sat Jan 08 - Women Irrational & Handshakes

This week on the Debaters there's a battle of the sexes brewing between Nikki Payne and Simon Rakoff as Simon asserts that women are irrational...
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