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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

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

1232b Extended: Bees are superior to butterflies

6/27/2018
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Jacob Samuel and Sophie Buddle float like a butterfly and sting like a bee when they debate who the superior insect is.

Duration:00:14:38

1232a Extended: All place names should be Indigenous names

6/27/2018
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Howie Miller and Mayce Galoni map out their arguments when they discuss if when it comes to geography, all place names should be changed to Indigenous names.

Duration:00:19:05

1232: Indigenous Place Names & Bees vs. Butterflies

6/27/2018
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Howie Miller and Mayce Galoni have landmark opposing views when they discuss if all place names should be Indigenous. Then, Jacob Samuel and Sophie Buddle create quite the buzz when they debate bees vs. butterflies.

Duration:00:28:06

1231b Extended: The nail is superior to the screw

6/27/2018
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Big Daddy Tazz and Scott Faulconbridge know the drill when they dispute whether the superior fastener is the nail or the screw.

Duration:00:14:14

1231a Extended: There's no better dining experience than the food court

6/27/2018
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Yumi Nagashima and Katie-Ellen Humphries give some food for thought when they discuss if food courts are the best place to eat.

Duration:00:16:18

1230b Extended: Realtors are the unsung heroes of the city

6/27/2018
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Elvira Kurt and realtor Bernie Barnum (played by Patrick McKenna) curb their appeal when they discuss if real estate agents receive the recognition they deserve.

Duration:00:14:35

1230a Extended: Nothing beats a parade!

6/27/2018
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Dave Hemstad and Jean Paul float some great arguments by their Toronto audience over the notion of parades being the best!

Duration:00:17:48

1231: Food Courts & Nails vs. Screws

6/27/2018
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Yumi Nagashima and Katie-Ellen Humphries make a meal of their debate on food courts. Then, Big Daddy Tazz and Scott Faulconbridge hit the nail on the head when they discuss nails vs. screws.

Duration:00:28:06

1229b Extended: We should stop building statues

6/27/2018
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Patrick Ledwell and Abdul Butt are putting their arguments on a pedestal when they question if we should stop building statues.

Duration:00:14:42

1229a Extended: A robot romantic partner is a good option

6/27/2018
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There's no replica for Joe Vu and Kate Davis' debate on whether or not a robot would make a decent boyfriend or girlfriend.

Duration:00:13:48

1230: Parades and Realtors

6/27/2018
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Dave Hemstad and Jean Paul float some great arguments by their Toronto crowd over the notion of parades being the best!

Duration:00:28:06

1228b Extended: Everyone should crowdfund

6/27/2018
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Courtney Gilmour and Erica Sigurdson add their two cents when they challenge the true value of online fundraising campaigns.

Duration:00:14:19

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