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Jan. 22, 2021: Hobbies & Skincare Routine

Darcy Michael and Charles Haycock fight for their audience’s stamp of approval in their debate on hobbies. Then, Sterling Scott and Brittany Lyseng get to the pore of the issue when they tackle skincare.

The more hobbies you have, the better!

Darcy Michael and Charles Haycock weave their arguments together beautifully as they question the benefits to hobbies.

Everyone needs a skincare and beauty routine

Sterling Scott and Brittany Lyseng try not to cross the worry line when they discuss if a skincare routine is really worth it.

Jan. 15, 2021: Exercise at Home & Community Theatre

Katie-Ellen Humphries and Ryan Williams get to the core of their debate on home workouts. Then, Jenny Hamilton and Peter Brown take the stage when they tackle community theatre.

The best place to exercise is at home

Katie-Ellen Humphries and Ryan Williams bench-press each other on the benefits to working out at home.

Community theatre is the best theatre!

Jenny Hamilton and Peter Brown make a grand entrance when they debate community theatre.

Jan. 8, 2021: Skating & The Five-Second Rule

It's time to lace up for a fan favourite episode from Season 11! First, Jon Steinberg and Ron Sparks question if every Canadian should skate. Then, Ron Josol and Steph Tolev get dirty discussing the controversial five-second rule.

Every Canadian should skate

Jon Steinberg and Ron Sparks toe-pick apart each other's arguments when they discuss if every Canadian should skate.

The five-second rule is gross

You are what you eat for this debate, as Ron Josol and Steph Tolev question the five-second rule.

Jan. 1, 2021: Spoken Word & Run a Marathon

Shane Koyczan and Charlie Demers deliver some poetic justice when they discuss spoken word. Then, Rebecca Kohler and Jacob Samuel run a few things by their audience regarding marathons.

Everyone should love spoken word

Shane Koyczan and Charlie Demers try to stay in the rhymelight over whether or spoken word should be embraced by everyone.

If you're able to, run a marathon!

Rebecca Kohler and Jacob Samuel prove to their North Vancouver audience that they can go the distance when they question the value of running a marathon.

Dec. 26, 2020: Holiday Food & Peanuts Comic Strip

In this festive episode from Season 12, comedian and trained chef Ali Hassan goes toe-to-mistletoe against the one and only Santa Claus (played by Sean Cullen)! Then, Graham Clark and Jenny Hamilton draw conclusions over whether Peanuts is the greatest comic strip of all time.

Holiday food is weird and unappetizing

Ali Hassan isn’t mincing words against Santa Claus himself (played by Sean Cullen) when they devour the topic of whether Christmas cuisine is delicious or disgusting?

Peanuts is the greatest comic strip of all time

Graham Clark and Jenny Hamilton bring out the funnies when they debate the legacy of the Peanuts comic strip.

Dec. 18, 2020: Gift Bags vs. Wrapping Paper & Duets

Ivan Decker and Charlie Demers have a gift for you when they compare gift bags and wrapping paper. Then, Shirley Gnome and Wes Borg hit all the right notes in their debate on duets.

Gift bags are superior to wrapping paper

Ivan Decker and Charlie Demers get on a roll over which is the superior means for packaging presents: gift bags or wrapping paper.

Duets make for the best songs

Shirley Gnome and Wes Borg are music to their audience’s ears when they vocalize their thoughts on duets.

Dec. 11, 2020: Wonder Woman vs. Superman & Snow Days

Julie Kim and Kelly Taylor are up, up and away when they compare Wonder Woman and Superman. Then, the winter gloves come off when Damonde Tschritter and Lisa Baker discuss snow days.

Wonder Woman is superior to Superman

Julie Kim and Kelly Taylor deliver super strong punch lines in their debate which pits Wonder Woman against Superman.

Snow days are the best days

Things may snowball when British Columbian Damonde Tschritter and Newfoundlander Lisa Baker evaluate if a snow day really is a good thing.

Dec. 4, 2020: Horses & Public Radio vs. Private Radio

Sophie Buddle and Tim Nutt try to pommel each other in their debate on horses. Then, radio hosts Patrick Shanigant (Myles Anderson) and DJ Tad Much (Simon King) are on the air to compare public and commercial radio.

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