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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

1313b Extended: No one should use Airbnb

1/18/2019
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Abdul Butt and Erica Sigurdson both believe they have the key to winning their debate on whether we should all try online accommodation website Airbnb.

Duration:00:13:39

1313a Extended: It's not okay to cancel plans

1/18/2019
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Jacob Samuel and Wes Borg have a reservation to go head-to-head over whether or not it's okay to cancel plans.

Duration:00:16:11

1313: Cancelling Plans & Airbnb

1/18/2019
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Jacob Samuel and Wes Borg schedule in some quality time to discuss if there's an issue with cancelling plans. Then, Abdul Butt and Erica Sigurdson make themselves at home when they debate Airbnb.

Duration:00:28:10

1312b Extended: There's nothing more fun than a first date

1/11/2019
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Love is in the air when Kate Davis and Graham Clark go head-to-head over whether or not a first date is actually enjoyable.

Duration:00:14:29

1312a Extended: It's not worth the trip to Niagara Falls

1/11/2019
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Ron Sparks and Sean Cullen are in the Niagara region putting their crowd over the edge when they question if both the Falls and the city are worth the trip.

Duration:00:18:06

1312: Niagara Falls & First Dates

1/11/2019
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Ron Sparks and Sean Cullen deliver barrels of laughs over the value of a visit to Niagara Falls. Then, Kate Davis and Graham Clark break the ice when it comes to first dates.

Duration:00:28:10

1311b Extended: Saskatoon is a tourist destination!

12/14/2018
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The New York Times picked Saskatoon as a "Place to Go" in 2018 so Saskatchewan's own Cory Mack and Kelly Taylor are in Saskatoon questioning if everyone should add the city to their list!

Duration:00:17:37

1311a Extended: The Earth is flat!

12/14/2018
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Sean Lecomber and Ivan Decker are in Saskatoon and understand the gravity of their debate when they question if the earth is in fact flat.

Duration:00:19:49

1311: The Earth is Flat & Saskatoon Tourist Destination

12/14/2018
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Sean Lecomber and Ivan Decker are in Saskatoon trying to eclipse one another when they debate if the earth is flat. Then, Cory Mack and Kelly Taylor bridge facts and funny over whether Saskatoon is a tourist destination.

Duration:00:28:10

1310b Extended: Nothing beats growing up in a small town

12/7/2018
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Paul Rabliauskas and Erica Sigurdson are debating until the streetlights come on when they discuss if it's better to grow up in a small town.

Duration:00:15:37

1310a Extended: It is better to replace than repair

12/7/2018
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Charlie Demers and Lara Rae are not mending fences when they go head-to-head over whether replacing is superior to repairing.

Duration:00:18:04

1310: Replacing vs. Repairing & Small Towns

12/7/2018
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Charlie Demers and Lara Rae exchange ideas when they debate replacing versus repairing. Then, Paul Rabliauskas and Erica Sigurdson go for big laughs when they look at growing up in small towns.

Duration:00:28:10

1309b Extended: 60's music is superior to 80's music

11/30/2018
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John Wing and Dean Jenkinson pull out their records and 8-tracks when they debate if music from the 60's is better than music from the 80's.

Duration:00:15:45

1309a Extended: Dairy is good!

11/30/2018
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Big Daddy Tazz and Katie-Ellen Humphries churn out quite the debate when they discuss if dairy products are good.

Duration:00:18:21

1309: Dairy & 60's vs. 80's Music

11/30/2018
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Big Daddy Tazz and Katie-Ellen Humphries are in Saskatoon buttering up the audience over whether or not dairy is good for you. Then, John Wing and Dean Jenkinson crank up the volume when they debate 60's vs. 80's music.

Duration:00:28:10

1308: Buy Canadian & Stop TV Reboots

11/23/2018
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Arthur Simeon and Glen Foster go toe-to-Toonie over whether or not we should always buy Canadian. Then, Simon Rakoff and Aisha Brown fight for control of the remote when they discuss TV reboots.

Duration:00:28:10

1308a Extended: We should always buy Canadian

11/23/2018
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Arthur Simeon and "That Canadian Guy" Glen Foster cash in their arguments when they debate if we should always purchase products that are made-in Canada.

Duration:00:14:49

1308b Extended: Stop TV reboots

11/23/2018
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Simon Rakoff and Aisha Brown are quite the Odd Couple when they debate if we should stop with all the television reboots.

Duration:00:17:13

1307b Extended: Teachers should educate kids about the birds and the bees

11/9/2018
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It's the mother of all debates when father Charlie Demers and educator John Cullen discuss if teachers-and not parents-should educate kids about the birds and the bees.

Duration:00:17:34

1307: Red Wine vs. White Wine & Birds and the Bees

11/9/2018
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Kate Davis and Graham Chittenden refuse to put a cork in it when they debate if red wine is superior to white wine. Then, school's in when Charlie Demers and John Cullen voice their support for who should have "the talk" with kids: parents or teachers.

Duration:00:28:14