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Episode #98 - What's the problem with Apu? Lisa Ullmann

Debate starts at: 7:35. What's the problem with Apu? Lisa Ullmann (, executive producer of "The Ricky Gervais Show," and development exec joins us for the debate this week. TruTV released a documentary by comedian Hari Kondabolu that was critical of The Simpsons character, Apu. As an Indian-American, he says, growing up in America was an experience that was fraught with bullying due to people stereotyping Apu from the show. But some people, say me, might...


Episode #97 - What's the best way to punish a child? Therapist Kelli, Dreadmere

Weed story: 14:32. What's the best way to punish a child? Therapist Kelli ( and Dreadmere ( are back this week to debate a timeless problem: how do you handle a dipshit kid who won't fall in line? Do smacks count as child abuse? Maybe a prescient genius who hosts this show has the best solution. Plus, I tried weed for my first time. I tell the full story on how that happened around the 14 minute mark. Great episode, stay...


Episode #96 - What is the solution to the Trolley Problem? Federico Pistono

Debate starts at 06:49. Author, speaker and head of blockchain for the Hyperloop, Federico Pistono ( joins us this week to debate: What is the solution to the trolley problem? This sounds like an old philosophical exercise, but it has a surprising number of real-world implications with self-driving cars. For example, if a car's brakes malfunction on a narrow 2-lane road where pedestrians are crossing, should the car sacrifice the driver in order to save the group of...


Episode #95 - Should you delete Facebook? Tremain Hayhoe

Debate starts at 08:37. Filmmaker Tremain Hayhoe ( joins the debate this week: Should you delete Facebook? Arguments for: it's crap, objectively depressing, bullshit image-crafting. Arguments against: it's the only way to connect with most people you care about, especially if you've moved away from home. Thankfully I only care about myself, so I'm set. I also talked about the time I hit on a clown, got into a heated debate about cottage cheese, "fiesta"...


Episode #94 - What's wrong with virtue signaling? With guest, Ryan Holiday

Debate starts at 14:22. The amazing Ryan Holiday ( joins the debate this week: What's wrong with virtue signalling? He also talks about his new book, Conspiracy: Peter Thiel, Hulk Hogan, Gawker, and the Anatomy of Intrigue ( Ryan's always a great guest and this time was no exception. He was last on this show when "Ego is the Enemy" came out. Don't miss this episode. Watch the video version here at Madcast Media Network YouTube channel...


Episode #93 - How long should you date someone hot but crazy? Therapist Kelli, Ron Babcock, Dreadmere

Therapist Kelli ( joins Ron Babcock ( and Dreadmere ( to debate: How long should you date someone who's hot but crazy? My answer is ZERO. Don't be a desperate loser. But what do I know, I'm just a super hot man with plenty of options. But not everyone can be a super stud. Careful how you vote, this reflects on you, the audience. Watch the video version here at Madcast Media Network YouTube...


Episode #92 - Does the Illuminati Exist? Rucka Rucka Ali, Dylan Avery, Mike Dee

Rucka Rucka Ali ( joins as our guest this week, along with Dylan Avery and Mike Dee. Power-packed episode on a podcast where every episode is either great or really brilliant. Rucka gets one final demotion on his farewell episode. In case you haven't heard, Rucka is going RGHOW--going his own way. We wish Rucka the best of luck. Mike Dee, Dylan Avery and Mikey Bolts hold down the fort this week in a debate about secret societies where we learn that...


Episode #91 - Should men go their own way (MGTOW)? Zach Waldman, Dreadmere

Zach Waldman ( and Dreadmere ( join the debate this week. Should men go their own way (MGTOW)? It's a small but dedicated movement of men who've resigned themselves to a life of doing whatever they want. Marriage is for suckers. Relationships? According to Wilber Wright, one of the famous Wright brothers who invented flight, he didn't have time for both a wife and an airplane. He chose his plane. Watch the...


Episode #90 - Are kids worth having? Dr. Debra

Dr. Debra ( of the Dr. Debra and Therapist Kelli show ( joins us this week. She brings her amazing expertise and wisdom to the show, and what do we do? We give her a moniker, Dr. Debroseph. Plus fart jokes. I make a strong case against having kids, but is it strong enough to sway any parents out there? We'll find out next week after you vote. Watch the video version here at Madcast Media Network YouTube channel...


Episode #89 - Are smartphones making us dumber? James Creech, Dreadmere

James Creech (, CEO of Paladin Software ( and Dreadmere join the debate this week. Are smartphones making us dumber? Yes, unless you disagree with me, in which case you would be classified as "wrong." Rucka picks a neutral position while Dreadmere and James bring the heat on the "no" side. Watch the video version here at Madcast Media Network YouTube channel...


Episode #88 - What's the biggest turnoff for dating? Therapist Kelli Miller

Therapist Kelli Miller ( of the Dr. Debra and Therapist Kelli show ( joins the debate this week. What's a big turnoff for guys? For me, it's swamp-mouth, due mostly to hot babes not flossing. Turns out it's more common than one might think, if it's common for you to date hot babes like I do. Kelli finds stupid guys a real turnoff, Rucka hates complacency and Mikey wants a girl who doesn't so argumentative. So in...


Episode #87 - What sucked most about the 2000s? Kristen Brancaccio

Our guest, (Kristen Brancaccio)[] joins the debate this week, with a surprise answer: nothing. That is, nothing sucked about the 2000s. I point out a little thing called 9/11, and Rucka brings up drug PSAs from the 90s. But since it's the second week we've discussed the reward for saving a life, that's the second debate question this week: is $300 and a banquet enough of a reward for saving someone's life? Or are firefighters getting screwed? Watch the...


Episode #86 - What sucked most about the 90s? Alan Denton, Caitlin Hall, Rucka, Cosmopolitan

While a lot of websites that rhyme with "sludge feed" reminisce fondly about the 90s, it's also the decade that gave us Kid Rock, shitty sitcoms and Dave Matthews Band. So the debate this week is: WHAT SUCKED MOST ABOUT THE 90s? Sonic Boom writer and story editor, Alan Denton ( and fan favorite Caitlin Hall ( joins us this week to debate what sucked most about the 90s. Caitlin very craftily avoids mentioning boy bands when...


Episode #85 - What's the best pet? Brock Baker, Rucka, Elvis Cup, Dutch Cops, Horse Wang

Comedian and voiceover artist, Brock Baker joins us to debate a timeless debate: which animal makes for the best pet? We don't really count insects in this debate because people who have spiders as pets are creepy AF and nobody cares about spiders. The best way to pet a spider is with your shoe. They're not good pets. All they do is suck things. Also Brock brings in horses, and believe it or not, I actually find more positive attributes of horses than negative. Rucka busts my balls for my...


Episode #84 - Can quantum mechanics prove reality is subjective? James Ellias, Rucka, Hawaii Nukes, Dab

Physicist James Ellias ( joins us this week to debate: is quantum mechanics proof that reality is subjective? This was an excellent debate that's grounded enough to avoid psuedo-scientific bullshit while simultaneously scratching your philosophical and scientific itch. That's what I do every time anyone interacts with me, as I am both a supreme philosopher and a supreme scientist. Watch the video version here at Madcast Media Network...


Episode #83 - Is nostalgia ruining TV? Alan Denton, Rucka, Mikey Bolts, New Nirvana, Fake Dong

Sonic Boom writer and story-editor, Alan Denton ( joins us this week to debate: is nostalgia ruining television? With Fuller House, X-Files, Coach and a number of other old sitcoms slated to return, it leads us to the debate this week. Do you like this shit or is it time for something new? What will people reboot in the future if we skip an entire generation of content to pump out reboots? And the other side of the coin is that it's become increasingly...


Episode #82 - 2018 Predictions, Jesse P-S, Rucka, 2017 Results, Taco Burger

Jesse P-S from Cringe vs Cringe ( on this network joins the show this week for our yearly New Year predictions. Rucka made three predictions last year, namely that I would fall in love with Trump, Taylor Swift would clean up her act and that I would fuck off. Did any of those come true? NO. Especially the last one. One of mine did come true, but only if you think evidence matters. Watch the video version here at Madcast Media Network YouTube...


Episode #81 - Should you go home for the holidays? Jessica Pikey, Rucka, Utah, Michigan, Skydiving Santa

We welcome Pikey, the cutest Uber driver in LA to the show for a timely debate: should you go back home for the holidays? Plus we received a ton of fan gifts, and I'm pleased to announce that I AM NOW A LORD! EAT SHIT! You can hear the moment it happens when we're opening gifts near the end of the episode. Watch the video version here at Madcast Media Network YouTube channel: Plus here's Rucka's appearance on The...


Episode #80 - Should you bring dates to holiday parties? Dreadmere, Rucka Ali, Mikey Bolts, Ghosts

We welcome Dreadmere ( back to the show for an awesome debate: should you bring dates to holiday parties? What's the worst that can happen, short of getting your house burned down? I recount a story about a girl I broke up with in part because she was casually racist, plus Rucka thinks Isaac Asimov, a renouned and award-winning author is basically a coffee-shop hipster. Watch the video version here at Madcast Media Network YouTube channel:...


Episode #79 - Is human genetic modification ethical, Rob DenBleyker, Rucka, Mikey Bolts, Cyanide and Happiness

Debate starts around 2:30. We're joined by the amazing Rob DenBleyker ( from Cyanide & Happiness! We had a great debate about the dark side of DNA modifications: irreversibly large penises. Plus Mikey Bolts drops some stealth Trump wisdom and Rucka goes on the Rubin Report! Watch the video version here at Madcast Media Network YouTube channel: Special thanks to our sponsor this...


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