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Debate This! is a podcast where grown men argue about video games and comics like kids on a playground. Each episode, hosts Matt Cole, Kyle Harper, Andrew Henderson, and Todd Thomas will debate meaningless topics, like which of Dr Robotnik's inventions could have been a legitimate investment, or which of the Koopa Kids should be in line for the crown. In this show, no one is right, but someone is definitely wrong.

Debate This! is a podcast where grown men argue about video games and comics like kids on a playground. Each episode, hosts Matt Cole, Kyle Harper, Andrew Henderson, and Todd Thomas will debate meaningless topics, like which of Dr Robotnik's inventions could have been a legitimate investment, or which of the Koopa Kids should be in line for the crown. In this show, no one is right, but someone is definitely wrong.

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United States

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Debate This! is a podcast where grown men argue about video games and comics like kids on a playground. Each episode, hosts Matt Cole, Kyle Harper, Andrew Henderson, and Todd Thomas will debate meaningless topics, like which of Dr Robotnik's inventions could have been a legitimate investment, or which of the Koopa Kids should be in line for the crown. In this show, no one is right, but someone is definitely wrong.

Language:

English

Contact:

7245540434


Episodes

Ep. 80: My Man-Sized Step-Wolf

6/15/2021
"On today's episode, Kyle, Matt, and Todd pass down their fatherly wisdom to their collective son, Andrew, to help him fight off his schoolyard bully with the help of extraplanar demigods from the Final Fantasy series." was something that we said in the shownotes of an episode almost a year ago! Well Bad Dad, Rad Dad and Sad Dad are back to introduce their squishy son boy to a new friend. In this hot mess of a Final Fantasy episode, will Andrew choose Red XIII, Auron the baseball star, or a...

Duration:00:41:17

FLAVOR TEXT: Social Justice in Comics

6/8/2021
Art imitates life. That is the same with comic books. Over the last few decades of storylines featuring our favorite comic book heroes, there have been plenty of problematic storylines, events, and characters that mirror the same cultural issues we have faced in America. The Comics Code Authority, culturally insensitive propaganda, and the fact that white comic book writers have likely unwittingly ruined a whole bunch of storylines featuring underrepresented populations are just a few...

Duration:01:57:31

Ep. 79: Boosties In My Undersnax

6/1/2021
It's been just under one month since we tried to make an NPC a protagonist, and now we're kicking off June by making us an NPC! What's a Tuesday without a little bit of escapism, am I right? Is it a sex-cult, is it WeWork, who knows! We're relocating to our favorite video game worlds to live out our day as non-player characters. Matt finds peace in a post-apocalyptic wasteland, Andrew tries to reason with Bugsnax, and Todd brings up Super Mario RPG...again. If you want more Debate This!,...

Duration:00:47:55

FLAVOR TEXT: NieR

5/18/2021
A good, good anime boy finds a magic talking book, and embarks on a journey to save his sister with the help of a lovable pair of colorful outcasts. Now, this might sound like your typical JRPG fare on the surface, but Yoko Taro's NieR franchise is anything but typical. Coming off the heels of three playthroughs of NieR: Replicant ver.1.22474487139, Andrew takes us on our own coming-of-age journey to learn the story and lore behind NieR. Link to the Imgur album referenced in the episode:...

Duration:01:51:35

FLAVOR TEXT: Bomberman

5/11/2021
An artificial life form created to perform menial labor one day becomes sentient and embarks on a journey to free themselves from their oppression. To do so, they must do the impossible: Escape to the surface world and become human. Only then will they be completely free. You may think to yourself: Why are we talking about the plot to 2018's Detroit: Become Human? And our response to you would be, oh no this isn't Quantic Dream's cinematic masterpiece...this is Bomberman, baby! Image...

Duration:01:53:42

Ep. 78: We Live In A Shorts-ciety

5/4/2021
Oh boy, here come those dang investors again. They just won't STOP asking us to pitch them new mashups of old videogames. And it's like their asks are getting more and more hacky and uninspired each time...like, this week they just screamed "Make NPCs a protagonist!" and then sat there, nearly frozen in place. So we had no other choice than to pitch a series of titles diving in on extremely problematic premises like cryptocurrency, fast fashion, and the gig economy! Interested in the new...

Duration:01:05:46

Ep. 77: Remember To Have Your Rock Dragons Spayed Or Neutered

4/20/2021
Like Willy Wonka's chocolate factory, the mysterious Shut Up Todd Pet Store has once again opened up its doors to showcase the wondrous marvels inside. But instead of floaty soda, it's full of giant mammoths and rock dragons just itching to do a murder. And now YOU can adopt one of these Monster Hunter monsters as your very own! And you should act now because this store is not going to stay standing for much longer. If you want more Debate This!, check out our Patreon page at...

Duration:01:19:51

FLAVOR TEXT: Ghost Rider

4/13/2021
He's dangerous, he's angry, he's on fire, and he has a skull face covered in the literal fires of Christian Hell. That's right kids, it's time we (finally) break down everyone's favorite #edgelord, Ghost Rider! Fun fact: You may know the Spirit of Vengeance as Jonny Blaze (i.e. Nic Cage in the movie) or Robbie Reyes from Agents of SHIELD. Well, there have actually been 22 documented Ghost Riders throughout Marvel's run of the character, making Ghost Rider one of the oldest and most prevalent...

Duration:03:02:37

Ep. 76: Forged In A Ding Dang Hellfire

4/6/2021
The suits at Discovery Ploose were so jealous that we were the only podcast talking about the Disney+ shows that they approached us to record an exclusive videogame-themed episode of History Channel's Forged in Fire. Don't ask them, just trust us. It's totally legit and definitely part of the FiF canon. Definitely. Speaking of premium streaming services, how about those MCU shows? There's so gosh darned many of them coming out that you'd need to take a part-time job learning all of the...

Duration:01:04:05

SIDEBAR: Product Placement in Games

3/30/2021
It's been a while since we all gathered around the pretend Zoom campfire and told some personal CUP NOODLES® IS THE PERFECT BLEND OF TASTY BROTH AND ZESTY TOPPINGS THAT TAKE ONLY 3 MINUTES AND A MICROWAVE TO MASTER. NO COOKING REQUIRED stories about favorite moments in video games. Andrew recounts his time with Final Fantasy 15, Kyle gushes about Buger King's Xbox series, and Matt FOR MORE THAN 45 YEARS, NISSIN CUP NOODLES® HAVE BEEN WARMING BELLIES AND PUTTING SMILES ON FACES. THE ORIGINAL...

Duration:01:00:43

FLAVOR TEXT: Mandalore and the Mandalorians

3/23/2021
The writers over at the Star Wars Extended Universe had a dilemma. They needed to create an entire race of people based off of one side character in the original movies who barely spoke as whose most defining personality was "jetpack." So, they had created this cool tribe full of warrior-nomads who all lived by their own defined code and called them "Mandalorians." And then the writers must have taken a holiday, because when it was time to name the planet someone just copy+pasted...

Duration:01:43:21

NEW FEED: The Ploose Is Loose!

3/20/2021
The boys have been busy behind the scenes, and it's time we share with everyone what we've been working on. You may have heard about our Disney+ weekly recap show, "The Ploose Is Loose!", but what you DIDN'T know is that it now has it's very own feed! Enjoy this first episode as a preview to "The Ploose Is Loose!" available now on all podcasting apps.

Duration:00:46:35

Ep. 75: A Fairly Balanced Pair of Bat Nipples (ft Alyse Knorr)

3/16/2021
To all of our surprise, Todd started his own superhero advertising agency during the pandemic and just informed us that we would be "pitching to him" a PR solution. After being told that they're completely different things, he just kind of shrugged and did that weird Ashlee Simpson SNL dance. So, for some reason, the rest of us are here pitching a complete public relations strategy for a particular DC superhero. In this universe, be prepared to see Batman picking up trash by the highway,...

Duration:00:47:38

The Ploose Is Loose! WandaVision Finale

3/9/2021
Good news everyone! Because we had such a good time recording our Disney+ MCU recap show "The Ploose Is Loose!" (and, because we've recently found out Marvel will be pumping out content on a near-weekly basis until we die), we decided to give PiL its very own feed as Debate This's first sister show. SO, starting with the next D+ show, Falcon and the Winter Soldier, you'll be able to access a weekly recap for FREE under the new feed. To get everyone excited, here is the episode we recorded...

Duration:01:43:58

Ep. 74: The Fusty and the Furious

3/2/2021
Make sure your hair is gelled and your shorts sufficiently cargo-ed, because today's episode is taking a one-way trip to the mid-00s as we talk about Flash games! Much like trying to fit a stick figure zombie in a cage, we try and stretch premises like "shoot kitten from cannon" into a long-form TV series centered on the complex father/daughter relationship between an ambitious prodigy and a brilliant scientist who's fallen from grace as a result of his search for the truth. If you want...

Duration:01:29:35

FLAVOR TEXT: One Piece (Pt 2)

2/16/2021
Destiny. Fate. Dreams. Ad revenue. These unstoppable ideals are held deep in hearts of podcasters. As long as there are people who seek a self-sustaining income from things they enjoy in this life, these things shall not vanish from the Earth. We're back with part two Andrew talking at you about One Piece! On this part 2, we cover the Straw Hats entering the Grand Line through the end of the Alabasta civil war. Thanks to The Other Harper for doubling down and gifting all of us this...

Duration:02:09:29

Ep. 73: Abraham Lincoln's Army of the Damned (ft. Eric Silver)

2/9/2021
Last year, Supergiant blew the gaming world away with their near-perfect and also very thirsty roguelike, Hades. We certainly could have spent this time talking all about how the gameplay is expertly crafted to make you feel like every run is forward progress, or how the characters are all incredibly unique and likable in their own way, or how the music and sound design helps to build an engaging world that constantly makes you crave just...one...more...attempt. Instead, we took the high...

Duration:01:13:59

Ep. 72: A View To A WAAHHH

2/2/2021
There comes a time in every video game podcast's life when they are compelled to stop what they are doing and ask "Sure, this game is great. But what's Waluigi up to?" This is that time, and today's episode is the output of that thought experiment. Consider, dear listener, a sequel to Katamari Damacy starring Waluigi rolling up the Mushroom Kingdom. How about a version of David Cage's Indigo Prophecy where Waluigi is the AI messiah? Or, there's always just straight-up making Waluigi James...

Duration:00:54:03

FLAVOR TEXT: One Piece (Pt 1)

1/19/2021
Wealth. Fame. Power. The hosts at Debate This!, the King of the Podcasts, had acquired this and everything else the world had to offer. And their dying words drove countless souls to the Debate This! Patreon page: "You want my treasured content? Fine, you can have it. Just pay us $50 a month and we will talk about whatever the hell it is you want! Now you just have to ask it." Welcome to the ongoing saga of Andrew's journey to catch up on One Piece, a landmark anime series notorious for...

Duration:01:53:38

PREMIUM EP: The Ploose is Loose! WandaVision Ep 1

1/16/2021
The past year has left us pretty starved for new MCU content, so you can imagine the release of WandaVision had all of us here so excited that we decided to make a whole dang show to talk about it! Here is a sneak peak at our new Disney+ watch-along show, "The Ploose is Loose", a weekly recap and analysis of the latest episode of the new hit Disney Ploose show. Matt will be starting us off with the wonderful chaos that is WandaVision! You can get access to Episode 2 and all future weekly...

Duration:00:38:20