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Dec 14, 2019: Home for the Holidays & Telemarketers

Lara Rae and Rob Pue refuse to overstay their welcome in their debate on going home for the holidays. Then, John Hastings and Derek Seguin dial it up a notch on telemarketers.

One should always go home for the holidays

It’s go big and go home when Lara Rae and Rob Pue discuss going home for the holidays!

Telemarketers have it rough!

Derek Seguin and former-telemarketer John Hastings only need a few minutes of your time to discuss if telemarketers have one of the hardest jobs.

Dec 11, 2019: New Brunswick Ugliest Province & Parks

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder when Peter Anthony and James Mullinger discuss if New Brunswick is the ugliest province. Then, Nikki Payne and Jon Steinberg draw a line in the sand over whether or not everyone should go to the park.

New Brunswick is the ugliest province in Canada

It’s about to get ugly in Saint John when Peter Anthony and James Mullinger debate New Brunswick’s visual appeal.

Let's go to the park!

Jon Steinberg and Nikki Payne slide into their debate on the value of parks.

Dec 7, 2019: Festivals & Best Friends Forever

Don Kelly and Ali Hassan Wood-stock up on jokes when they discuss festivals. Then, Nour Hadidi and Courtney Gilmour exchange friendly fire on the subject of best friends.

Every city needs a festival

Don Kelly and Laugh Out Loud’s Ali Hassan are at the Cornwall Comedy Festival trying to play Fall Fair when they question if every city should have a festival.

Best friends are forever!

Real-life best friends Nour Hadidi and Courtney Gilmour stay faithful to their arguments over whether or not best friends really are forever.

Dec 4, 2019: 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.

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.

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.

Nov 30, 2019: Correcting Grammar & A Day on the Slopes

Erica Sigurdson and Sterling Scott make their punctuation mark when they discuss correcting others on their spelling and grammar. Then, Tim Nutt and Ryan Williams are a black diamond in the rough in their debate on skiing and snowboarding.

We should correct other people's spelling and grammar

Erica Sigurdson and Sterling Scott want you to read their ellipses over whether or not it’s acceptable to correct other people’s spelling and grammar.

A day on the slopes is fun for the whole family!

Comedy moguls Tim Nutt and Ryan Williams are in Kamloops, BC discussing whether or not a day of skiing and snowboarding is a great family activity.

Nov 27, 2019: 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.

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.

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.

Nov 23, 2019: Plate vs. Bowl & Soap Operas

Simon Rakoff and Sean Cullen offer their dinner-most thoughts when they compare plates to bowls. Then, Michelle Shaughnessy and Deborah Kimmett offer bold and beautiful arguments in their debate on soap operas.

Plates are superior to bowls

Simon Rakoff and Sean Cullen dish it out over which is the superior dinnerware: the plate or bowl.

Everyone should watch soap operas

Michelle Shaughnessy and Deborah Kimmett dial up the drama when they discuss the value of soap operas.

Nov 20, 2019: Visit Cape Breton & Weather Forecasters

d Macdonald and Patrick Ledwell try to East Coast to victory when they discuss if everyone should visit Cape Breton. Then, Jay Malone and Matt Wright are in a high-pressure situation when they debate weather forecasters.