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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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.

Download 1321: Poutine & Jury Duty
[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.

Download 1317: Toronto vs. Vancouver & Travelling with Parents
[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)!

Download 1212: Holiday Food & Peanuts Comic Strips
[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.

Download 1311: The Earth is Flat & Saskatoon Tourist Destination
[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 00:17:37]


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.

Download 1310: Replacing vs. Repairing & Small Towns
[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 & 60's vs. 80's 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 60's vs. 80's music.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:28:11]


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: 60's music is superior to 80's music

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

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[mp3 file: runs 00:15:45]


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.

Download 1306: Yellowknife on Bucket List & Wild Meat vs. Store Meat
[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 00:28:13]


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]


1233: 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.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:28:06]


1233a Extended: 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!

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[mp3 file: runs 00:21:04]


1233b Extended: 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.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:15:58]


1232: 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.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:28:06]


1232a Extended: 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.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:19:05]


1232b Extended: 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.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:14:38]


1231: Food Courts & Nails vs. Screws

Yumi Nagashima and Katie-Ellen Humphries make a meal of their debate on food courts. Then, Big Daddy Tazz and Scott Faulconbridge hit the nail on the head when they discuss nails vs. screws.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:28:06]


1231a Extended: There's no better dining experience than the food court

Yumi Nagashima and Katie-Ellen Humphries give some food for thought when they discuss if food courts are the best place to eat.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:16:18]


1231b Extended: The nail is superior to the screw

Big Daddy Tazz and Scott Faulconbridge know the drill when they dispute whether the superior fastener is the nail or the screw.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:14:15]


1230: Parades and Realtors

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

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[mp3 file: runs 00:28:06]


1230a Extended: 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!

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[mp3 file: runs 00:17:49]


1230b Extended: 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.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:14:36]


1229: Robot Lover & Statues

Joe Vu and Kate Davis have a data with destiny when they discuss the idea of having robots as lovers. Then, Patrick Ledwell and Abdul Butt bust a move when they debate statues.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:28:06]


1229a Extended: A robot romantic partner is a good option

There's no replica for Joe Vu and Kate Davis' debate on whether or not a robot would make a decent boyfriend or girlfriend.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:13:48]


1229b Extended: We should stop building statues

Patrick Ledwell and Abdul Butt are putting their arguments on a pedestal when they question if we should stop building statues.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:14:42]


1228: Stop Talking About the Weather & Crowdfunding

Amanda Brooke Perrin and Dave Hemstad turn up the heat when they debate weather talk. Then, Courtney Gilmour and Erica Sigurdson are raising fun when they challenge online fundraising platforms.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:28:06]


1228a Extended: Stop talking about the weather!

There's snow time like the present for Amanda Brooke Perrin and Dave Hemstad to discuss if we should stop talking about the weather!

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[mp3 file: runs 00:14:55]


1228b Extended: Everyone should crowdfund

Courtney Gilmour and Erica Sigurdson add their two cents when they challenge the true value of online fundraising campaigns.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:14:19]


1227: Women Are Tougher Than Men & Chess vs. Checkers

Carol Zoccoli and Sterling Scott are flexing their muscles when they debate who the stronger sex is. Then, Rob Pue and Todd Graham make all the right moves over the superior board game: chess or checkers?

Download 1227: Women Are Tougher Than Men & Chess vs. Checkers
[mp3 file: runs 00:28:06]


1227a Extended: Women are tougher than men

Things get a little teste when Carol Zoccoli and Sterling Scott face off over the question of who is stronger: men or women?

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[mp3 file: runs 00:18:10]


1227b Extended: Chess is superior to checkers

Rob Pue and Todd Graham fight for dominance over the board when they debate if chess is superior to checkers.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:15:33]


1226: Gimmicks & Should They Marry?

Simon King and Ivan Decker make great impressions when they discuss if every comic needs a gimmick. Then, comedian couple Tim Gray and Dana Smith engage in a debate over whether or not they should get married and if the audience agrees, they'll do just that right after the show!

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[mp3 file: runs 00:28:06]


1226a Extended: Every stand-up comedian needs a gimmick

Impersonations, accents and sound effects are everywhere when Simon King and Ivan Decker debate if a gimmick helps or hinders a comic!

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[mp3 file: runs 00:14:05]


1226b Extended: Should they marry?

Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today to witness Tim Gray and Dana Smith debating if they should actually get married and placing the decision in the hands of their Winnipeg audience.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:20:07]


1225: No More Royals & Abbreviations

Aisha Brown and Scott Vrooman duke it out over whether or not we need more royals. Then, Sandra Battaglini and Patrick Ledwell cram in their arguments over the use of abbreviations.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:28:06]


1225a Extended: We don't need any more royals

Aisha Brown and Scott Vrooman step into the bloodline of fire when they discuss if we really need more royals.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:16:22]


1225b Extended: Are abbreviations a good thing?

Sandra Battaglini and Patrick Ledwell are checking their word counts when they question the true value of abbreviations AKA "abreeves".

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[mp3 file: runs 00:16:58]


1224: Punching Up vs. Punching Down & Raccoon Mayor

Aisha Brown and Arthur Simeon engage in a real slug fest when they debate if comedians should only "punch up". Then, Pat Thornton and Ron Sparks get bright eyed and bushy tailed over the idea of a raccoon becoming the mayor of Toronto.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:28:06]


1224a Extended: When it comes to comedy-punch up, don't punch down!

In a debate filled with upper-cutting remarks, Aisha Brown and Arthur Simeon try to answer if comedians should only "punch up" and make fun of privileged people like celebrities and politicians, or is everyone fair game and thus we can "punch down"?

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[mp3 file: runs 00:18:31]


1224b Extended: Toronto's next mayor should be a raccoon

Should the next mayor of Toronto be a raccoon? That's the question Pat Thornton and Ron Sparks try to answer when they debate if these bold and assertive residents should run their city.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:13:41]


1223b Extended: We do not exist

Whereas scientists and mystics agree that we are but an ever-changing interplay of matter and energy, be it resolved that we do not exist. Chris Locke and Simon Rakoff are ever present when they debate if we are living in reality or an illusion.

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1223: Brunch & We Don't Exist

Amanda Brooke Perrin and Nour Hadidi give an egg-ceptional performance in the topic of brunch. Then, Chris Locke and Simon Rakoff flesh out the answer to the question: do we actually exist?

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[mp3 file: runs 00:28:06]


1223a Extended: Let's do brunch!

Amanda Brooke Perrin and Nour Hadidi hash things out when they debate if the meal between breakfast and lunch is really that enjoyable.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:15:57]


1222: 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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[mp3 file: runs 00:28:06]


1222a Extended: 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.Stop interviewing professional athletes

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[mp3 file: runs 00:14:50]


1222b Extended: 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.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:17:25]