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Dec 8, 2018: 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.

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.

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.

Dec 5, 2018: Yellowknife Bucket List & Wild 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.

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.

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.

Dec 1, 2018: 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.

Dairy is good!

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

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.

Nov 28, 2018: 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!

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.

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.

Nov 24, 2018: Buy Canadian & 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.

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 made in Canada.

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.

Nov 21, 2018: Northern Lights & The Dump

Sean Lecomber and Yumi Nagashima are on polar opposite view points 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.

The Northern Lights are overrated

Sean Lecomber and Yumi Nagashima are highly-charged when they discuss if the Northern Lights – the Aurora Borealis – aren’t worth the fuss.

A trip to the dump is the best family outing

Don Kelly and Kate Davis take out the trash when they debate there’s no better outing for a family than going to the dump.

Nov 17, 2018: Parades and Realtors

Dave Hemstad and Jean Paul drum up support in their debate on parades. Then, Elvira Kurt and real estate agent Bernie Barnum (played by Patrick McKenna) get real about realtors.

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!

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.

Nov 14, 2018: 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.