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The Debaters

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The Debaters is the hit show where comedians go toe-to-toe in a battle of laughs and logic. Hosted by award-winning funnyman Steve Patterson, the program is a combustible combination of sharply crafted comedic rants and hilarious ad libs. The engaging format is part stand-up, part quiz show and part comedy competition, with the live audience picking the winners. The audience picks the winners based on who delivered the best logic and laughs, the best rhetoric and rant. Facts and force of argument can earn points, but in the end, jokes will likely win the match. Comedy trumps all. The Debaters... where arguments are won with funny and with fact!

The Debaters is the hit show where comedians go toe-to-toe in a battle of laughs and logic. Hosted by award-winning funnyman Steve Patterson, the program is a combustible combination of sharply crafted comedic rants and hilarious ad libs. The engaging format is part stand-up, part quiz show and part comedy competition, with the live audience picking the winners. The audience picks the winners based on who delivered the best logic and laughs, the best rhetoric and rant. Facts and force of argument can earn points, but in the end, jokes will likely win the match. Comedy trumps all. The Debaters... where arguments are won with funny and with fact!
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Location:

Vancouver, BC

Networks:

CBC

Description:

The Debaters is the hit show where comedians go toe-to-toe in a battle of laughs and logic. Hosted by award-winning funnyman Steve Patterson, the program is a combustible combination of sharply crafted comedic rants and hilarious ad libs. The engaging format is part stand-up, part quiz show and part comedy competition, with the live audience picking the winners. The audience picks the winners based on who delivered the best logic and laughs, the best rhetoric and rant. Facts and force of argument can earn points, but in the end, jokes will likely win the match. Comedy trumps all. The Debaters... where arguments are won with funny and with fact!

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Language:

English

Contact:

The Debaters CBC Radio P.O. Box 4600 Vancouver, BC V6B 4A2 416-205-3700


Episodes

1304: Antiques Roadshow & Aquafit

10/12/2018
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Myles Anderson and Ivan Decker give a priceless performance in their debate on Antiques Roadshow. Then, Mayce Galoni and Deborah Kimmett dive into Aquafit!

Duration:00:28:05

1304a Extended: There is no better entertainment than Antiques Roadshow

10/12/2018
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Myles Anderson and Ivan Decker have a knick-knack for jokes when they question the true value of the TV program Antiques Roadshow.

Duration:00:15:33

1304b Extended: Aquafit is a wonderful way to keep fit

10/12/2018
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Mayce Galoni and Deborah Kimmett use their noodles when they discuss if Aquafit is a good form of exercise.

Duration:00:15:30

1303: Birds as Pets & Love Songs Suck

9/28/2018
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Carole Cunningham and Lara Rae ruffle each other's feathers when they debate if birds make great pets. Then, Leonard Chan and Dean Jenkinson hit all the right notes when they discuss love songs.

Duration:00:28:06

1303a Extended: A bird is a wonderful pet

9/28/2018
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Carole Cunningham and Lara Rae get cagey over whether or not a bird makes a good pet.

Duration:00:15:18

1303b Extended: Love songs are the worst songs

9/28/2018
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Leonard Chan and Dean Jenkinson try to strike a power chord with their Winnipeg audience on the importance of love songs.

Duration:00:17:57

1302: eSports & Victoria Capital of BC

9/21/2018
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Lorne Cardinal (Corner Gas) and Kyle Bottom push each other's buttons when they debate if competitive video games should be considered real sports. Then, Charlie Demers and Katie-Ellen Humphries get political over whether Victoria should be the capital of BC.

Duration:00:28:12

1302a Extended: eSports are indeed sports

9/21/2018
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Lorne Cardinal (Corner Gas) and Kyle Bottom try to joy-stick it to one another when they discuss if electronic sports, also known as "eSports", should get the recognition they deserve.

Duration:00:16:17

1302b Extended: Victoria should not be the capital of BC

9/21/2018
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Charlie Demers, with the help of a surprise guest, tries to convince Victoria-native Katie-Ellen Humphries why her hometown should no longer be BC's capital.

Duration:00:16:25

1301: Fire vs. Wheel & House Party vs. Bush Party

9/14/2018
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Derek Seguin and Don Kelly get fired up for their debate over which is superior: fire or the wheel. Then, Kathleen McGee and Alex Sparling break all the house rules when they tackle the best location for a party.

Duration:00:28:12

1301a Extended: The discovery of fire is superior to the invention of the wheel

9/14/2018
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Derek Seguin and Don Kelly have their Yellowknife audience rolling in the aisles when they discuss if the discovery of fire is superior to the invention of the wheel.

Duration:00:18:04

1301b Extended: A house party is superior to a bush party

9/14/2018
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Kathleen McGee and Alex Sparling get the party started when they debate if the best place for friends to gather is at home or out in the wild.

Duration:00:15:04

1233: Mustard vs. Ketchup & Kids of Divorce

6/29/2018
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It's a season finale filled with a surprise you won't want to miss! Wes Borg and Sean Proudlove pour it on when they discuss mustard versus ketchup. Then, Fatima Dhowre and Sophie Buddle custody battle it out over having divorced parents.

Duration:00:28:06

1233a Extended: Mustard is superior to ketchup

6/29/2018
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Wes Borg and Sean Proudlove don't bottle up jokes when they discuss if the best condiment is mustard or ketchup. And their debate features a surprise leading to something that's never been done on the show before!

Duration:00:21:03

1233b Extended: Growing up with divorced parents is great for kids

6/29/2018
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Fatima Dhowre and Sophie Buddle custody battle it out when they debate if it's better for kids to have divorced parents.

Duration:00:15:58

1228a Extended: Stop talking about the weather!

6/27/2018
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There's snow time like the present for Amanda Brooke Perrin and Dave Hemstad to discuss if we should stop talking about the weather!

Duration:00:14:55

1229: Robot Lover & Statues

6/27/2018
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Joe Vu and Kate Davis have a data with destiny when they discuss the idea of having robots as lovers. Then, Patrick Ledwell and Abdul Butt bust a move when they debate statues.

Duration:00:28:06

1227b Extended: Chess is superior to checkers

6/27/2018
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Rob Pue and Todd Graham fight for dominance over the board when they debate if chess is superior to checkers.

Duration:00:15:32

1227a Extended: Women are tougher than men

6/27/2018
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Things get a little teste when Carol Zoccoli and Sterling Scott face off over the question of who is stronger: men or women?

Duration:00:18:09

1228: Stop Talking About the Weather & Crowdfunding

6/27/2018
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Amanda Brooke Perrin and Dave Hemstad turn up the heat when they debate weather talk. Then, Courtney Gilmour and Erica Sigurdson are raising fun when they challenge online fundraising platforms.

Duration:00:28:06