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27,000 downloads at launch

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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

Episode #106 - Is marketing evil? Vin Clancy

6/18/2018
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Debate starts at: 10:40. Is marketing evil? Entrepreneur, speaker and marketer, Vin Clancy (https://www.acethegame.com/) joins us to debate this week, as we do our second-ever live taping of this show. Follow me on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/maddoxaom) or Twitter (https://twitter.com/maddoxrules) for updates, usually Saturdays around 1pm Pacific Time. This was a fascinating debate that covers the ethics of marketing, sales and whether or not you should do something just because it's...

Duration:01:46:50

Episode #105 - Should beauty pageants have swimsuit contests? Lauren Francesca

6/11/2018
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Debate starts at: 3:10. Should swimsuit contests be a party of beauty pageants? Model and actress Lauren Francesca (https://www.instagram.com/iwantmylauren/) joins us to debate this week, and I make a strong case for why objectification is... a good thing. It's just a sample of the brilliance you'll be exposed to by watching and listening to this show. Speaking of, we also did a pilot run of our first-ever LIVE EPISODE. We're experimenting with broadcasting live on Saturdays when we record....

Duration:01:07:33

Episode #104 - Are the Beatles overrated? Dustin Sussman, Mike Gamms

6/4/2018
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Debate starts at: 10:02. Are The Beatles overrated? Very talented filmmaker and producer, Dustin Sussman (https://www.gofundme.com/ohrick) joins us to debate this week as well as Deputy Moderator Mike Gamms (https://twitter.com/mikegamms). But not for long, because Mike got demoted during this episode, plus he got a special title normally reserved for callers of this show. This was a good debate about a band whose reputation is legendary, but should it be? Or are they kinda mediocre and only...

Duration:01:11:54

Episode #103 - What's the most toxic thing about the Internet? Laci Green

5/28/2018
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Debate starts at: 6:00. What's the most toxic thing about the Internet? Laci Green (https://www.youtube.com/user/lacigreen) joins us to debate this week, named one of Time Magazine's most influential people on the Internet. Laci brings her long and storied history of dealing with the Internet to the debate this week, and we learn that we have a common origin story: Utah. Are we both ex-mormons? You have to listen to find out, or just read the end of this sentence: yes! Plus another awesome...

Duration:01:25:51

Episode #102 - Are memes ruining the Internet? Mango Tango

5/21/2018
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Debate starts at: 5:33. Are memes ruining the Internet? Mango Tango (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfnopZIrGu0NZhqRjEKA3tg) joins us to debate this week, with a juggernaut YouTube channel with over 415 million views! We debate about the merits of memes this week, with our own Taylor bringing in the heat near the end of the debate. Plus we received a very nice gift from a fan named Dylan: A JAPANESE SEGA SATURN! Pics below. Great episode. Watch the video version here at Madcast Media...

Duration:01:24:59

Episode #101 - Are dogs dumb as shit? Santina Muha, Mike Capes

5/14/2018
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Debate starts at: 4:57. Are dogs dumb as shit? Santina Muha (https://twitter.com/SantinaMuha) of Comedy Bang Bang and The Facts of Life joins us this week with Mike Capes (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCv751BnNvZshrvTU64khOww) of "The Hacks of Life." It wasn't until I typed that very sentence that I realized that one of my guests has done a parody of a show the other appeared on. Think that would have been interesting to bring up during the episode? Well tough shit because I didn't. But...

Duration:01:02:55