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Nov. 20, 2020: E-Learning & NASCAR

School is in session when Maddy Kelly and John Cullen discuss online learning. Then, Matty Vu and Katie-Ellen Humphries race to the finish in their debate on NASCAR.

All education should be online education

Maddy Kelly and John Cullen fight for the grader good when they question the merits of learning online.

NASCAR is fun for the whole family

Start your engines! Matty Vu and Katie-Ellen Humphries go head-to-head on whether or not everyone should get into NASCAR.

Nov. 13, 2020: 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. 6, 2020: Keep Calm and Carry On & No Bad Audiences

Yumi Nagashima and Charlie Demers take a deep breath and debate if we should all keep calm and carry on. Then, Mike Delamont and Erica Sigurdson get the crowd going over bad audiences.

We should all keep calm and carry on

Yumi Nagashima and Charlie Demers refuse to make a mountain out of a Churchill when they discuss if we should all follow the British advice, “Keep calm and carry on.”

There's no such thing as a bad audience

With paying customers willing to see your show, Mike Delamont and Erica Sigurdson take the stage to answer if there really is such a thing as a bad audience.

Oct. 30, 2020: 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.

Oct. 23, 2020: Leave the Big City & Young Activists

Graham Chittenden and Chris Locke high-rise to the occasion when they discuss living outside the city. Then, Lara Rae and Sophie Buddle are put to the pro-test on the topic of young activists.

It's finally time to pick up and leave the big city

Whereas living in places like Toronto is getting too expensive, be it resolved it's time to pick up and leave the big city. Graham Chittenden and Chris Locke metropo-list the pros and cons of living outside the city.

Young people make the best activists

With teenage activists like Greta Thunberg succeeding where others haven't, Lara Rae and Sophie Buddle question if teens make the most impact in activism.

Oct. 16, 2020: Stop Making Bond Movies & Rescue Animals

Simon King and Howie Miller have their GoldenEye on the prize in their debate on James Bond movies. Then, DeAnne Smith and Erica Sigurdson foster funny ideas on the subject of rescue animals.

It's finally time to stop making James Bond movies!

After 25 films, is it time for the James Bond film franchise to call it quits? Simon King and Howie Miller weigh the pros and Connerys of this notion.

Anyone getting a pet should adopt a rescue

DeAnne Smith and Erica Sigurdson are in North Vancouver uncaging their potential when they question if everyone getting a pet should choose to adopt.

Oct. 9, 2020: Can't Complain & Casinos

Joe Vu and Simon Rakoff air out their grievances in their debate on complaining. Then, Derek Seguin and Aisha Brown place their bets on the need for casinos.

Ya can't complain!

It’s time for the Grumble in the Jungle when Joe Vu and Simon Rakoff discuss if we should all stop complaining.

Every city should have casino

Derek Seguin and Aisha Brown are in Toronto and things could get dicey when they debate a city’s need for a casino.

Oct. 2, 2020: Honour & Vaping

Yumi Nagashima and Ivan Decker try to do the right thing when they discuss honour. Then, Paul Myrehaug and Kyle Bottom deliver unfiltered arguments on vaping.

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