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27,000 downloads at launch

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Episode #124 - Is the Internet becoming more full of dipshits? Chad Kultgen

12/3/2018
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Debate starts at: 8:30. Is the Internet becoming more full of dipshits? We’re joined by Chad Kultgen this week in another excellent debate. We also learn that I’m a mega-mind, though long-time listeners of this show already know that. I’ll have updates on the new podcast launch in the new year, but until then, put some of this wit and wisdom from this week’s episode into your ear holes. I make the case that the barrier of entry has been lowered so much that it has made it possible for total...

Duration:01:36:47

Episode #123 - What's the worst city? Mike D, Dreadmere

11/19/2018
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Debate starts at: 6:05. We’re joined by Mike D and Dreadmere this week to debate: what’s the shittiest city? Dreadmere brings out a wild card with a city from my home state of Utah: Beaver. I looked up pictures from Beaver, Utah on Instagram and you can go through the entire catalog of tagged photos in tens of seconds. Mike D brings in a favorite city to shit on: San Francisco, while Ron hits it from the east coast with New York. I also bring in a wild card with Houston, Texas, which is...

Duration:01:42:31

Episode #122 - What's the best way to fix politics? Kirk Wilcox

11/5/2018
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Debate starts at: 6:05. How can we fix our political system? Kirk Wilcox joins us to debate this week. How do we fix everyone’s shitty political system? We all have theories this week, and mine are the best like usual. I love myself. I wish I could clone myself, run for president, then vote for me and replace all the citizens with more clones of me. Watch the video version here at Madcast Media Network YouTube channel...

Duration:01:35:39

Episode #121 - Is social media making us depressed? Camila Paiva, Dreadmere

10/22/2018
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Debate starts at: 15:24. Is social media making us depressed? Singer & song-writer Camila Paiva and Dreadmere joins us to debate this week. When was the last time you felt better about yourself after using social media? Other than when you check my Facebook page which is full of cheer and joy, does monitoring posts for validation like a hawk make your life better or worse? That’s the debate this week, and it quickly devolves into an is/ought argument, which is satisfying to listen to just...

Duration:01:41:14

Episode #120 - Is it possible to be authentic on YouTube? Blaire White

10/8/2018
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Debate starts at: 5:34. Is it possible to be authentic on the Internet? Blaire White joins us to debate this week on the debate. Underlying all drama, clickbait and outrage on the Internet (and cable news) for that matter, is the profit motive. There’s no incentive to write reasonable headlines, promote moderate points of views and create content that is fair to the subject. Instead, people tend to go for the most base content because it gets clicks and it’s easy to make. That’s a...

Duration:01:35:49

Episode #119 - Who's the best standup comedian? Robert Benfer, Nik Oldershaw

9/24/2018
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Debate starts at: 8:20. Who’s the best standup comedian? Robert Benfer and Nik Oldershaw join us for the debate this week as we discuss who the best standup comic is of all time. Honorable mentions are Ricky Gervais, Dave Chappelle and Diceman. Just kidding. Maybe I should nominate myself for that joke? Watch the video version here at Madcast Media Network YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChMUFeIZ1l9uRJ4bIXuAKDg?sub_confirmation=1 Ron Babcock’s tip this week is this: bleed. I...

Duration:01:14:33

Episode #118 - Should you become a writer? Michael Tabb

9/17/2018
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Debate starts at: 12:28. Should you become a writer? Writer Michael Tabb(https://amzn.to/2xviWNI) joins us this week to debate whether or not you should become a writer. While I am truly ambivalent, I argue that you shouldn't, while Michael drops some serious wisdom into not only how to write, but whether or not it's right for you. This is one of the best conversations we've had on the show. I rarely learn anything because I'm a genius who already knows everything, but I dare go so far as to...

Duration:01:46:55

Episode #117 - DOES COMEDY HAVE TO BE FUNNY?

9/10/2018
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Debate starts at: 05:55. Does comedy have to be funny? Writer and director Dustin Sussman joins us this week to debate the thesis of an article published in Vulture called How funny does comedy need to be? The obvious answer seems to be “yes,” but we delve into a very philosophical debate on what comedy is, how comedy changes and whether or not intent matters. This is one of the most fascinating debates we’ve had on the show. Really worth listening to all the way through. Watch the video...

Duration:01:47:13

Episode #116 - Who is the worst person to sit next to on a plane? Christine Little

9/4/2018
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Debate starts at: 08:08. Comedian and actor Christine Little joins us to debate who the worst person is to sit next to on a flight. There were so many bad choices, but I think I topped them all with a choice that our journalist in moderation may disagree with. Speaking of Taylor, this is his farewell episode and we wish him well. May he carry the tradition of reading PR pieces as news wherever he goes. Watch the video version here at at Madcast Media Network YouTube channel...

Duration:01:06:30

Episode #115 - When is it okay to fart in a relationship? Paul Flart

8/27/2018
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Debate starts at: 09:42. Fartist Paul Flart (https://www.instagram.com/paulflart/) joins us today, the ex-security guard who got let go of his job for his fart videos. He suffered to bring us his art, and the world is better for it. We debate when it’s okay in a relationship to let loose with your turd-previews. Paul seems to think immediately, and if his DMs are any indication, he may be onto something. Plus we discuss the best way to conceal a fart, and by “we” I mean just me because Paul...

Duration:01:26:45

Episode #114 - What's the best female fashion trend? Pierre Arnold III

8/20/2018
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Guys rarely talk about what they like or don’t like in female fashion because our opinions on the matter generally don’t. But we give it to you anyway this week: WHAT’S THE BEST FEMALE FASHION TREND? Debate starts at: 09:10. Author Pierre Arnold III (http://littleplatinumbooks.com/) from the Little Platinum Books Kickstarter (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/122830772/little-platinum-books-kids-books-that-wont-bore-ad?ref=ecnt4r) joins us this week for a debate that’s a minefield: what’s...

Duration:01:21:14

Episode #113 (-FIXED AUDIO-) - Should certain animals go extinct? Ali Spagnola

8/17/2018
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Debate starts at: 09:00. Singer, songwriter and creator Ali Spagnola (https://twitter.com/alispagnola) joins us for the debate this week, in one of the heartiest debates we’ve ever had on the show. Ron expected Ali to take his side, but did she? The phrasing of the previous sentence suggests otherwise. Plus we welcome our new sponsor to the show, Little Platinum Books (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/122830772/little-platinum-books-kids-books-that-wont-bore-ad?ref=ecnt4r). Back the...

Duration:01:25:45

Episode 113 - Should certain animals go extinct? Ali Spagnola

8/13/2018
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Debate starts at: 09:00. Singer, songwriter and creator Ali Spagnola (https://twitter.com/alispagnola) joins us for the debate this week, in one of the heartiest debates we’ve ever had on the show. Ron expected Ali to take his side, but did she? The phrasing of the previous sentence suggests otherwise. Plus we welcome our new sponsor to the show, Little Platinum Books (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/122830772/little-platinum-books-kids-books-that-wont-bore-ad?ref=ecnt4r). Back the...

Duration:01:25:45

Episode #112 - Should plastic straws be banned? Bradley Laborman'

7/30/2018
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Debate starts at: 14:17. Actor, writer and director Bradley Laborman (https://twitter.com/BradmanTV), star of "Rideshare" (https://amzn.to/2M40gLg) (2018) joins us for the debate this week: should plastic staws be banned? I'm a sensible man with sensible opinions. So it came as a complete shock this week when everyone was shitting down my throat for my very moderate view that we should be dumping more plastic straws into the ocean. Whatever fish are eating right now, they taste good and...

Duration:01:27:18

Episode 111 - Re-release of Jon Schnepp's episode with Rucka Rucka Ali, Mikey Bolts and Maddox

7/23/2018
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This week's debate: IS EXPLOITATION HURTING NERD CULTURE? It's with a heavy heart that I write this, but as many of you know, amazing and legendary Jon Schnepp passed away last week, as announced during the San Diego Comic-Con 2018. I was proud to call Jon a good friend of mine, and we were going to be exhibiting at Comic-Con this year like we did last year. Things took an unexpected and devastating turn, and his amazing, kind and talented fiance Holly has set up a GoFundMe for hospital...

Duration:01:42:16

Episode #110 - What's the best movie monster? Banana (18th July 2018)

7/17/2018
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Debate starts at: 4:36. What's the best movie monster? Amazing artist Banana joins us for the debate this week. Ron tries to pitch unrequited love from an old Carey Grant movie, and we shut that down real fast. But perhaps the best movie monster isn't in a movie at all. It's your helpful Honda dealer, offering up phony "random" acts of kindness. Watch the video version here at Madcast Media Network YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChMUFeIZ1l9uRJ4bIXuAKDg?sub_confirmation=1...

Duration:01:05:12

Episode #110 - What's the best movie monster? Banana

7/17/2018
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Debate starts at: 4:36. What's the best movie monster? Amazing artist Banana joins us for the debate this week. Ron tries to pitch unrequited love from an old Carey Grant movie, and we shut that down real fast. But perhaps the best movie monster isn't in a movie at all. It's your helpful Honda dealer, offering up phony "random" acts of kindness. Watch the video version here at Madcast Media Network YouTube...

Duration:01:46:50

Episode #109 - Is soccer a dumb shitty sport for stupid idiots? Jarrell Pyro Johnson

7/9/2018
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Debate starts at: 8:37. Is soccer a dumb shitty sport for stupid idiots? Actor, director and musician Jarrell Pyro Johnson (https://twitter.com/pyro2sick) joins us to debate this week. Ron doesn't think this debate topic is phrased in a neutral tone. Is he wrong or what? Also we debate how boring baseball is (hint: very), and Taylor doesn't like Hockey because fist-fights on hard ice don't give him a boner apparently. Watch the video version here at Madcast Media Network YouTube channel...

Duration:01:07:43

Episode #108 - What's the scariest movie of all time (if you're a huge pussy)? Shawn Coss

7/2/2018
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Debate starts at: 4:36. What's the scariest movie of all time? Shawn Coss (http://amnclothing.com/) joins us to debate this week, he's one of the brilliant artists who works with our friends at Cyanide & Happiness (http://explosm.net/), as well as Any Means Necessary (http://amnclothing.com/) clothing and mental health awareness art that has gone viral. Great debate about horror movies this week, and our first-ever publicly live show. Watch the video version here at Madcast Media Network...

Duration:01:28:39

Episode #107 - Is plastic surgery false advertising? Therapist Kelli

6/25/2018
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Is plastic surgery false advertising? Therapist Kelli joins us to debate this week, as we do another live taping of this show. Follow me on Facebook or Twitter for updates, usually Saturdays around 1pm Pacific Time. Great debate this week that touched on gender-reassignment surgery, ugly kids and unibrows. I also announced during this episode that I'll be having a unibrow next week. Plus we learn that my aesthetic is largely informed by Street Fighter II. Watch the video version here at...

Duration:01:04:29