The Debaters

 
 

The Debaters

The Debaters is the hit show where comedians go toe-to-toe in a battle of laughs and logic. Hosted by award-winning funnyman Steve Patterson, the program is a combustible combination of sharply crafted comedic rants and hilarious ad libs. The engaging format is part stand-up, part quiz show and part comedy competition, with the live audience picking the winners.

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1333: Nature Programs & Public Transit

In The Debaters' season finale, Eric Peterson and Gavin Crawford go wild over nature programs. Then, Debra DiGiovanni and Arthur Simeon get from point A to point B in their debate on public transit.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:27:40]


1333a Extended: There's nothing more exciting than a nature program

Street Legal’s Eric Peterson and Because News’ Gavin Crawford address the elephant in the room when they debate the entertainment value of nature programs.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:19:51]


1333b Extended: Take public transit!

Debra DiGiovanni and Arthur Simeon take their Toronto audience on quite the ride when they discuss if everyone should take public transportation.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:16:23]


1332: Public Art & Blue Collar Jobs

Charlie Demers and Lori Gibbs paint quite the picture when they discuss public art. Then, Brittany Lyseng and Sean Lecomber roll up their sleeves to debate blue collar jobs.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:27:40]


1332a Extended: Every city needs more public art

Charlie Demers and Lori Gibbs are in Calgary mastering their crafts when they question the value of public art to a city.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:17:47]


1332b Extended: Nothing beats workin' a blue collar job

Brittany Lyseng and Sean Lecomber fight with nerves of steel-toed boots when they determine if blue collar jobs are the best way to earn a living.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:14:53]


1331: Alberta Should Secede & The Bachelor

Peter Brown and Derek Seguin have separate views when they question if Alberta should leave Canada. Then, Nour Hadidi and Erica Sigurdson have a date with destiny in their debate on reality TV's The Bachelor.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:28:25]


1331a Extended: Alberta should secede from the rest of Canada

Albertan Peter Brown and Quebecer Derek Seguin refuse to play referen-dumb in front of their Calgary audience when they discuss if Alberta should separate from Canada.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:17:33]


1331b Extended: The best place to find love is on the reality TV series The Bachelor or The Bachelorette

Nour Hadidi and Erica Sigurdson are looking for love and victory in their debate on whether or not reality TV's The Bachelor or The Bachelorette is the best place for romance.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:14:29]


1330: Denim vs. Leather & Stadiums

DeAnne Smith and Lorne Cardinal keep their audience in reinforced stitches over which is superior: denim or leather. Then, Dean Jenkinson and Trent McClellan deliver quite the event when they discuss stadiums.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:28:25]


1330a Extended: Denim is superior to leather

DeAnne Smith and Corner Gas' Lorne Cardinal are dressed to impress when they compare denim and leather.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:17:04]


1330b Extended: Stadiums are a great investment

Gatecrashers Dean Jenkinson and This Hour Has 22 Minutes' Trent McClellan come out swinging over the notion that all cities should invest in an arena or stadium.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:17:28]


1329: Slurpees & Honeymoons

Graham Clark and Paul Rabliauskas play it cool when they debate Slurpees. Then, newlyweds Tim Gray and Dana Smith question the value of a honeymoon.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:28:09]


1329a Extended: Slurpees are the king of frozen treats

Graham Clark and Paul Rabliauskas are in Brandon, Manitoba using a slush-fund of jokes when they discuss if Slurpees are the superior frozen treat.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:16:20]


1328b Extended: All newlyweds should take their honeymoon

Newlyweds Tim Gray and Dana Smith provide all-inclusive arguments on the importance of a honeymoon.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:14:41]


1328: Political Parties & Gum vs. Mints

Simon Rakoff and Jon Steinberg poli-tickle their audience's funny bone over Canada's number of political parties. Then, Pat Thornton and Elvira Kurt deliver a burst of minty freshness in their debate on gum vs. mints.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:28:26]


1328a Extended: Canada does not need more political parties

Simon Rakoff and Jon Steinberg are in Ottawa trying to earn votes when they debate if Canadians need more options on the ballot.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:16:30]


1328b Extended: Gum is superior to mints

Pat Thornton and Elvira Kurt provide long-lasting laughs over which breath freshener comes out on top: gum or mints.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:16:15]


Introducing Personal Best

Hey Debaters fans, we're sharing a bonus episode from the new season of the CBC podcast Personal Best. Do you have a goal you want to achieve, but you're too embarrassed to even admit you need help? Welcome to Personal Best - a humorous podcast dedicated to pushing everyday people to new and very attainable heights. In this episode, Chandler, a woman in her thirties without a credit card, is worried she isn't responsible enough. She turns to hosts Rob and Andrew for guidance, but the answer might be found in an unusual self-help book. Subscribe to the Personal Best podcast at cbc.ca/personalbest.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:36:38]


1327: Hockey Parents & Travelling to the U.S.

Kelly Taylor and Sean Lecomber stay in the attacking zone when they discuss if hockey parents are the unsung heroes of hockey. Then, Martha Chaves and Rob Bebenek are stars and stripes in their debate on Canadians travelling to the U.S.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:28:15]


1327a Extended: Hockey parents are the unsung heroes of hockey

Kelly Taylor and Sean Lecomber fight to come out on top-shelf with their Brandon, Manitoba audience when they question the value of hockey parents to the sport.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:16:44]


1327b Extended: Canadian tourists should boycott travelling to the U.S.

Martha Chaves and Rob Bebenek try to Trump one another in their debate on whether Canadians wanting to peacefully protest American politics, should boycott travelling to the United States.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:18:13]


1326: Booth vs. Table & Stupid Questions

Big laughs are on the menu when Laurie Elliott and Graham Chittenden argue for their superior seating option: booth or table. Then, inquiring minds Chris Locke and Courtney Gilmour discuss if there's such thing as a stupid question.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:28:15]


1326a Extended: When dining out, a booth is superior to a table

Laurie Elliott and Graham Chittenden are in Toronto food fighting over the best way to dine at a restaurant: at a table or in a booth?

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[mp3 file: runs 00:16:00]


1326b Extended: There's no such thing as a stupid question

Chris Locke and Courtney Gilmour provide awesome answers when they debate if there is such a thing as a stupid question.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:15:49]


1325: Opinion on Everything & Horror Movies

Peter Anthony and Aisha Brown have a war with words when they discuss having an opinion on everything. Then, Allyson Smith and Don Kelly give a spooktacular performance when they debate horror movies.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:28:15]


1325a Extended: It's good to have an opinion on everything

Peter Anthony and Aisha Brown are in Ottawa firing funny feedback when they question if it's important to have an opinion on everything.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:16:42]


1325b Extended: Horror movies are spooktacular

Allyson Smith and Don Kelly deliver petrifying punch lines when they examine the value of horror movies.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:14:47]


1324: Easter & Second Place

Lara Rae and Derek Seguin deliver an egg-cellent performance when they discuss Easter. Then, Jon Steinberg and Bruce Clark try to be good sports over the benefits to coming in second place.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:28:10]


1324a Extended: Easter is a fun holiday

Whereas it's a long weekend of fun, family and spiritual reflection, be it resolved Easter is a truly 'hoppy' occasion. Lara Rae and Derek Seguin deliver very bunny jokes when they tackle this popular holiday.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:17:43]


1324b Extended: Nothing beats coming in second place

Jon Steinberg and Bruce Clark race to the finish when they discuss if coming in second place is actually better than placing first.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:16:34]


1323: The Toronto Maple Leafs & Let Yourself Go

Hunter Collins and Ryan Belleville hit the ice when they question if the Toronto Maple Leafs are the worst franchise in hockey. Then, Carol Zoccoli and Dave Hemstad shape up when they discuss letting yourself go.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:28:10]


1323a Extended: The Toronto Maple Leafs are the worst franchise in hockey

Hunter Collins and Workin' Moms' Ryan Belleville face-off in Toronto over whether or not the Maple Leafs are a hockey team that should be respected or ridiculed.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:19:28]


1323b Extended: Once you're in a long-term relationship it's okay to let yourself go

Carol Zoccoli and Dave Hemstad address to impress when they discuss if partners in a long-term relationship have earned the right to relax and let themselves go.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:16:18]


1322: Ottawa Nightlife & Never Take Back an Ex

Jen Grant and Don Kelly call the shots when they examine Ottawa's nightlife. Then, it ain't over till it's over when Arthur Simeon and Adrienne Fish discuss taking back an ex.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:28:10]


1322a Extended: Ottawa has the worst nightlife in Canada

Ottawa natives Jen Grant and Don Kelly go disco-toe to toe over whether or not Ottawa is the worst city to party in.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:17:31]


1322b Extended: Never take back an ex

There are no takebacks when Arthur Simeon and Adrienne Fish question if it's ever a good idea to get back together with an ex.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:14:12]


1321: Poutine & Jury Duty

Laurie Elliott and Derek Seguin side-dish it out when they question if poutine should be Canada's national food. Then, court is in session when David Pryde and Ron Sparks deliberate over jury duty.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:28:15]


1321a Extended: Poutine is Canada's national food

Laurie Elliott and Derek Seguin are in our nation's capital going potatoe-to-toe over whether or not poutine should be considered Canada's national dish.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:18:40]


1321b Extended: Jury duty should be avoided

David Pryde and Ron Sparks go on the strength of their convictions to argue whether jury duty is our civic obligation or just a burden.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:17:25]


1320: Snowball Fights & 60 is the New 40

Things really snowball when Derek Edwards and Dave Hemstad debate if snowball fights should be banned. Then, Mike Wilmot and Deborah Kimmett deliver an ageless debate over whether or not 60 is the new 40.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:28:15]


1320a Extended: Snowball fights should be banned

Derek Edwards and Dave Hemstad pummel their Ottawa audience with jokes when they discuss if to avoid injuries, snowball fights should stop.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:18:25]


1320b Extended: 60 is the new 40

Mike Wilmot and Deborah Kimmett combine a healthy dose of facts and funny when they answer the question: "With so many baby boomers being healthy, productive and having fun, is 60 is the new 40?"

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[mp3 file: runs 00:16:39]


1319: Trudeau vs. Trudeau & Sharing Food

Glen Foster and Elvira Kurt deliver a liberal dose of laughs when they compare Pierre Trudeau to his son, Justin. Then, Ali Hassan and Patrick Ledwell have a mouthful to say on the subject of sharing food.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:28:09]


1319a Extended: Pierre would be the superior politician to his son, Justin Trudeau

Trudeaumania meets Wrestlemania when Glen Foster and Elvira Kurt discuss who would be the superior politician: Pierre Trudeau or his son, Justin.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:18:09]


1319b Extended: Stop sharing food!

Ali Hassan and Patrick Ledwell take a bite out of their topic on whether sharing food is a good idea.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:16:24]


1318: Movie Trailers & Japan

Howie Miller and Simon King make their audience blockbust a gut when they discuss movie trailers. Then, Kyle Bottom and Yumi Nagashima chop-stick it to one another over Japan's advanced society.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:28:09]


1318a Extended: Movie trailers enhance the movie-going experience

Coming soon, Howie Miller and Simon King question if movie trailers make going to the movies better or worse.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:15:50]


1318b Extended: Japan has the most advanced society in the world

Culture, technology and food are all up for debate when Kyle Bottom and Yumi Nagashima discuss if Japan leads the world in advanced societies.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:17:39]


1317: Toronto vs. Vancouver & Travelling with Parents

Sean Cullen and Charlie Demers take it to the city limits when they discuss who has it harder: the people of Toronto or the people of Vancouver. Then, pack your bags for Jane Stanton and Sophie Buddle's debate on adults travelling with their parents.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:28:12]


1317a Extended: The people of Toronto have it harder than the people of Vancouver

Torontonian Sean Cullen and Vancouverite Charlie Demers represent their cities when they argue over whose citizens have it tougher.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:18:56]


1317b Extended: Adults should travel with their parents

Jane Stanton and Sophie Buddle let their arguments take flight when they question if it's a good idea for adults to take vacations with their parents.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:14:58]


1316: Flowers as Gifts & Doctor vs. Internet

Katie-Ellen Humphries and Tim Nutt deliver some blooming fun when they discuss if flowers make a great gift. Then, Mayce Galoni and Julie Kim keep the audience in stitches when they question if in the age of the internet, is going to the doctor even necessary?

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[mp3 file: runs 00:28:13]


1316a Extended: Flowers are the best gift for any occasion

Katie-Ellen Humphries and Tim Nutt have fresh cut jokes when they debate if flowers make the perfect present.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:16:07]


1316b Extended: Checking online for a diagnosis beats going to the doctor

Mayce Galoni and Julie Kim are just what the doctor ordered when they debate if the best place to find a diagnosis is on the internet or with a doctor.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:14:51]


1315: Don't Try Marijuana & Go Viral

Lara Rae and Dave Hemstad deliver blunt force when they discuss trying marijuana. Then, Fatima Dhowre and Graham Clark fire off a million hits in their debate on going viral.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:28:13]


1315a Extended: Don't try marijuana!

Lara Rae and Dave Hemstad light up the joint when they discuss if now that it's legal, should people try marijuana?

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[mp3 file: runs 00:17:33]


1315b Extended: We should all aspire to go viral

Fatima Dhowre and Graham Clark are at the lap-top of their game when they discuss if going viral on the internet is something we should all aim for.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:16:41]


1314: Fad Diets & In-Laws

It's time for the hunger games when Sean Proudlove and Steph Tolev question the effectiveness of fad diets. Then, real-life brother in-laws, Gavin Clarkson and Sterling Scott, have a marriage license to kill when they debate in-laws.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:28:13]


1314a Extended: Fad diets are worth trying

Sean Proudlove and Steph Tolev throw their weight around over whether or not fad diets such as Atkins, Paleo or the Cabbage Soup diet are worth trying.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:13:13]


1314b Extended: In-laws are not your family

Brother in-laws, Gavin Clarkson and Sterling Scott, recite their vows over whether in-laws are strangers you're forced to get along with or if they are in fact your family.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:16:13]


1313: Cancelling Plans & Airbnb

Jacob Samuel and Wes Borg schedule in some quality time to discuss if there's an issue with cancelling plans. Then, Abdul Butt and Erica Sigurdson make themselves at home when they debate Airbnb.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:28:11]


1313a Extended: It's not okay to cancel plans

Jacob Samuel and Wes Borg have a reservation to go head-to-head over whether or not it's okay to cancel plans.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:16:12]


1313b Extended: No one should use Airbnb

Abdul Butt and Erica Sigurdson both believe they have the key to winning their debate on whether we should all try online accommodation website Airbnb.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:13:39]


1312: Niagara Falls & First Dates

Ron Sparks and Sean Cullen deliver barrels of laughs over the value of a visit to Niagara Falls. Then, Kate Davis and Graham Clark break the ice when it comes to first dates.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:28:11]


1312a Extended: It's not worth the trip to Niagara Falls

Ron Sparks and Sean Cullen are in the Niagara region putting their crowd over the edge when they question if both the Falls and the city are worth the trip.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:18:07]


1312b Extended: There's nothing more fun than a first date

Love is in the air when Kate Davis and Graham Clark go head-to-head over whether or not a first date is actually enjoyable.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:14:30]


1213: No More Grades & New Year's Eve

John Cullen and Derek Seguin try to school one another when they argue if grades should be removed from report cards. Then, Ivan Decker and Katie-Ellen Humphries make resolutions as to whether or not New Year's Eve is the worst night of the year.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:28:10]


1213a Extended: Don't remove grades from report cards

Derek Seguin and comedian/teacher John Cullen are telling you to mark their words when they debate the value of grades for students.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:18:22]


1213b Extended: New Year's Eve is the worst night of the year

Ivan Decker and Katie-Ellen Humphries are counting down the reasons to love and hate New Year's Eve.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:15:09]


1212: Holiday Food & Peanuts Comic Strips

Graham Clark and Jenny Hamilton draw conclusions over whether Peanuts is the greatest comic strip of all time. Then, comedian and trained chef Ali Hassan goes toe-to-mistletoe against the one and only Santa Claus (played by Seán Cullen)!

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[mp3 file: runs 00:28:11]


1212a Extended: Peanuts is the greatest comic strip of all time

Graham Clark and Jenny Hamilton bring out the funnies when they debate whether or not Peanuts is the greatest comic strip of all time.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:15:50]


1212b Extended: Holiday food is weird and unappetizing

Ali Hassan isn't mincing words against Santa Claus himself (played by Seán Cullen) when they devour the question: "Is holiday food weird and unappetizing?"

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[mp3 file: runs 00:20:50]


1311: The Earth is Flat & Saskatoon Tourist Destination

Sean Lecomber and Ivan Decker are in Saskatoon trying to eclipse one another when they debate if the earth is flat. Then, Cory Mack and Kelly Taylor bridge facts and funny over whether Saskatoon is a tourist destination.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:28:11]


1311a Extended: The Earth is flat!

Sean Lecomber and Ivan Decker are in Saskatoon and understand the gravity of their debate when they question if the earth is in fact flat.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:19:50]


1311b Extended: Saskatoon is a tourist destination!

The New York Times picked Saskatoon as a "Place to Go" in 2018 so Saskatchewan's own Cory Mack and Kelly Taylor are in Saskatoon questioning if everyone should add the city to their list!

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[mp3 file: runs 00:17:35]


1310: Replacing vs. Repairing & Small Towns

Charlie Demers and Lara Rae exchange ideas when they debate replacing versus repairing. Then, Paul Rabliauskas and Erica Sigurdson go for big laughs when they look at growing up in small towns.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:28:11]


1310a Extended: It is better to replace than repair

Charlie Demers and Lara Rae are not mending fences when they go head-to-head over whether replacing is superior to repairing.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:18:04]


1310b Extended: Nothing beats growing up in a small town

Paul Rabliauskas and Erica Sigurdson are debating until the streetlights come on when they discuss if it's better to grow up in a small town.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:15:37]


1309: Dairy & 60s vs. 80s Music

Big Daddy Tazz and Katie-Ellen Humphries are in Saskatoon buttering up the audience over whether or not dairy is good for you. Then, John Wing and Dean Jenkinson crank up the volume when they debate 60s vs. 80s music.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:28:10]


1309a Extended: Dairy is good!

Big Daddy Tazz and Katie-Ellen Humphries churn out quite the debate when they discuss if dairy products are good.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:18:22]


1309b Extended: 60s music is superior to 80s music

John Wing and Dean Jenkinson pull out their records and 8-tracks when they debate if music from the 60s is better than music from the 80s.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:15:44]


1308: Buy Canadian & Stop TV Reboots

Arthur Simeon and Glen Foster go toe-to-Toonie over whether or not we should always buy Canadian. Then, Simon Rakoff and Aisha Brown fight for control of the remote when they discuss TV reboots.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:28:11]


1308a Extended: We should always buy Canadian

Arthur Simeon and "That Canadian Guy" Glen Foster cash in their arguments when they debate if we should always purchase products that are made-in Canada.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:14:50]


1308b Extended: Stop TV reboots

Simon Rakoff and Aisha Brown are quite the Odd Couple when they debate if we should stop with all the television reboots.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:17:14]


1307: Red Wine vs. White Wine & Birds and the Bees

Kate Davis and Graham Chittenden refuse to put a cork in it when they debate if red wine is superior to white wine. Then, school's in when Charlie Demers and John Cullen voice their support for who should have "the talk" with kids: parents or teachers.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:28:11]


1307a Extended: Red wine is superior to white wine

Graham Chittenden and Kate Davis pair wonderfully with their St. Catharines, Ontario crowd for their debate on red wine vs. white wine.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:16:02]


1307b Extended: Teachers should educate kids about the birds and the bees

It's the mother of all debates when father Charlie Demers and educator John Cullen discuss if teachers-and not parents-should educate kids about the birds and the bees.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:17:35]


1306: Yellowknife on Bucket List & Wild Meat vs. Store Meat

Derek Seguin and Karen O'Keefe ice-fish for applause when they discuss if Yellowknife should be on every Canadian's bucket list. Then, Paul Rabliauskas and Jenny Hamilton aim for victory in their debate on wild meat versus store meat.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:28:11]


1306a Extended: A visit to Yellowknife should be on everyone's bucket list

Derek Seguin and Yellowknifer Karen O'Keefe try to out-arctic fox each other over whether or not every Canadian should visit Yellowknife at least once in their life.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:19:50]


1306b Extended: Meat from the wild is superior to meat from the store

Paul Rabliuaskas and Jenny Hamilton have free range to roast one another when they fight for the best source for quality meats: the wild or the grocery store.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:16:00]


1305: Northern Lights & The Dump

Sean Lecomber and Yumi Nagashima take polar opposite viewpoints when they debate the Northern Lights. Then, Don Kelly and Kate Davis have no time to waste on the topic of going to the dump.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:28:11]


1305a Extended: The Northern Lights are overrated

Sean Lecomber and Yumi Nagashima are highly-charged when they discuss if the Northern Lights - the Aurora Borealis - are worth the fuss.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:14:23]


1305b Extended: A trip to the dump is the best family outing

Don Kelly and Kate Davis take out the trash when they tackle the resolution: Whereas the landfill is a place of valuable treasures and fascinating trash, be it resolved there is no better outing for the whole family than a trip to the dump.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:16:54]


1304: Antiques Roadshow & Aquafit

Myles Anderson and Ivan Decker give a priceless performance in their debate on Antiques Roadshow. Then, Mayce Galoni and Deborah Kimmett dive into Aquafit!

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[mp3 file: runs 00:28:06]


1304a Extended: There is no better entertainment than Antiques Roadshow

Myles Anderson and Ivan Decker have a knick-knack for jokes when they question the true value of the TV program Antiques Roadshow.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:15:34]


1304b Extended: Aquafit is a wonderful way to keep fit

Mayce Galoni and Deborah Kimmett use their noodles when they discuss if Aquafit is a good form of exercise.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:15:31]


1303: Birds as Pets & Love Songs Suck

Carole Cunningham and Lara Rae ruffle each other's feathers when they debate if birds make great pets. Then, Leonard Chan and Dean Jenkinson hit all the right notes when they discuss love songs.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:28:06]


1303a Extended: A bird is a wonderful pet

Carole Cunningham and Lara Rae get cagey over whether or not a bird makes a good pet.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:15:19]


1303b Extended: Love songs are the worst songs

Leonard Chan and Dean Jenkinson try to strike a power chord with their Winnipeg audience on the importance of love songs.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:17:57]


1302: eSports & Victoria Capital of BC

Lorne Cardinal (Corner Gas) and Kyle Bottom push each other's buttons when they debate if competitive video games should be considered real sports. Then, Charlie Demers and Katie-Ellen Humphries get political over whether Victoria should be the capital of BC.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:28:11]


1302a Extended: eSports are indeed sports

Lorne Cardinal (Corner Gas) and Kyle Bottom try to joy-stick it to one another when they discuss if electronic sports, also known as "eSports", should get the recognition they deserve.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:16:18]


1302b Extended: Victoria should not be the capital of BC

Charlie Demers, with the help of a surprise guest, tries to convince Victoria-native Katie-Ellen Humphries why her hometown should no longer be BC's capital.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:16:26]


1301: Fire vs. Wheel & House Party vs. Bush Party

Derek Seguin and Don Kelly get fired up for their debate over which is superior: fire or the wheel. Then, Kathleen McGee and Alex Sparling break all the house rules when they tackle the best location for a party.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:28:12]


1301a Extended: The discovery of fire is superior to the invention of the wheel

Derek Seguin and Don Kelly have their Yellowknife audience rolling in the aisles when they discuss if the discovery of fire is superior to the invention of the wheel.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:18:04]


1301b Extended: A house party is superior to a bush party

Kathleen McGee and Alex Sparling get the party started when they debate if the best place for friends to gather is at home or out in the wild.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:15:05]