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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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Vancouver, BC

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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!

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English

Contact:

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


Episodes

1333b Extended: Take public transit!

6/21/2019
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Debra DiGiovanni and Arthur Simeon take their Toronto audience on quite the ride when they discuss if everyone should take public transportation.

Duration:00:16:23

1333a Extended: There's nothing more exciting than a nature program

6/21/2019
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Street Legal’s Eric Peterson and Because News’ Gavin Crawford address the elephant in the room when they debate the entertainment value of nature programs.

Duration:00:19:51

1333: Nature Programs & Public Transit

6/21/2019
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In The Debaters' season finale, Eric Peterson and Gavin Crawford go wild over nature programs. Then, Debra DiGiovanni and Arthur Simeon get from point A to point B in their debate on public transit.

Duration:00:28:08

1332b Extended: Nothing beats workin' a blue collar job

6/14/2019
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Brittany Lyseng and Sean Lecomber fight with nerves of steel-toed boots when they determine if blue collar jobs are the best way to earn a living.

Duration:00:14:52

1332a Extended: Every city needs more public art

6/14/2019
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Charlie Demers and Lori Gibbs are in Calgary mastering their crafts when they question the value of public art to a city.

Duration:00:17:46

1332: Public Art & Blue Collar Jobs

6/14/2019
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Charlie Demers and Lori Gibbs paint quite the picture when they discuss public art. Then, Brittany Lyseng and Sean Lecomber roll up their sleeves to debate blue collar jobs.

Duration:00:28:25

1331b Extended: The best place to find love is on the reality TV series The Bachelor or The Bachelorette

6/7/2019
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Nour Hadidi and Erica Sigurdson are looking for love and victory in their debate on whether or not reality TV's The Bachelor or The Bachelorette is the best place for romance.

Duration:00:14:29

1331a Extended: Alberta should secede from the rest of Canada

6/7/2019
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Albertan Peter Brown and Quebecer Derek Seguin refuse to play referen-dumb in front of their Calgary audience when they discuss if Alberta should separate from Canada.

Duration:00:17:32

1331: Alberta Should Secede & The Bachelor

6/7/2019
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Peter Brown and Derek Seguin have separate views when they question if Alberta should leave Canada. Then, Nour Hadidi and Erica Sigurdson have a date with destiny in their debate on reality TV's The Bachelor.

Duration:00:28:25

1330b Extended: Stadiums are a great investment

5/31/2019
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Gatecrashers Dean Jenkinson and This Hour Has 22 Minutes' Trent McClellan come out swinging over the notion that all cities should invest in an arena or stadium.

Duration:00:17:28

1330a Extended: Denim is superior to leather

5/31/2019
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DeAnne Smith and Corner Gas' Lorne Cardinal are dressed to impress when they compare denim and leather.

Duration:00:17:03

1330: Denim vs. Leather & Stadiums

5/31/2019
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DeAnne Smith and Lorne Cardinal keep their audience in reinforced stitches over which is superior: denim or leather. Then, Dean Jenkinson and Trent McClellan deliver quite the event when they discuss stadiums.

Duration:00:28:08

1328b Extended: All newlyweds should take their honeymoon

5/24/2019
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Newlyweds Tim Gray and Dana Smith provide all-inclusive arguments on the importance of a honeymoon.

Duration:00:14:40

1329a Extended: Slurpees are the king of frozen treats

5/24/2019
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Graham Clark and Paul Rabliauskas are in Brandon, Manitoba using a slush-fund of jokes when they discuss if Slurpees are the superior frozen treat.

Duration:00:16:19

1329: Slurpees & Honeymoons

5/24/2019
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Graham Clark and Paul Rabliauskas play it cool when they debate Slurpees. Then, newlyweds Tim Gray and Dana Smith question the value of a honeymoon.

Duration:00:28:25

1328b Extended: Gum is superior to mints

5/17/2019
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Pat Thornton and Elvira Kurt provide long-lasting laughs over which breath freshener comes out on top: gum or mints.

Duration:00:16:14

1328a Extended: Canada does not need more political parties

5/17/2019
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Simon Rakoff and Jon Steinberg are in Ottawa trying to earn votes when they debate if Canadians need more options on the ballot.

Duration:00:16:29

1328: Political Parties & Gum vs. Mints

5/17/2019
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Simon Rakoff and Jon Steinberg poli-tickle their audience's funny bone over Canada's number of political parties. Then, Pat Thornton and Elvira Kurt deliver a burst of minty freshness in their debate on gum vs. mints.

Duration:00:28:04

Introducing Personal Best

5/14/2019
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Hey Debaters fans, we're sharing a bonus episode from the new season of the CBC podcast Personal Best. Do you have a goal you want to achieve, but you're too embarrassed to even admit you need help? Welcome to Personal Best - a humorous podcast dedicated to pushing everyday people to new and very attainable heights. In this episode, Chandler, a woman in her thirties without a credit card, is worried she isn't responsible enough. She turns to hosts Rob and Andrew for guidance, but the answer...

Duration:00:36:38

1327b Extended: Canadian tourists should boycott travelling to the U.S.

5/10/2019
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Martha Chaves and Rob Bebenek try to Trump one another in their debate on whether Canadians wanting to peacefully protest American politics, should boycott travelling to the United States.

Duration:00:18:13