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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

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

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

1307a Extended: Red wine is superior to white wine

11/9/2018
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Graham Chittenden and Kate Davis pair wonderfully with their St. Catharines, Ontario crowd for their debate on red wine vs. white wine.

Duration:00:16:01

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

1306: Yellowknife on Bucket List & Wild Meat vs. Store Meat

11/2/2018
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Derek Seguin and Karen O'Keefe ice-fish for applause when they discuss if Yellowknife should be on every Canadian's bucket list. Then, Paul Rabliauskas and Jenny Hamilton aim for victory in their debate on wild meat versus store meat.

Duration:00:28:14

1306a Extended: A visit to Yellowknife should be on everyone's bucket list

11/2/2018
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Derek Seguin and Yellowknifer Karen O'Keefe try to out-arctic fox each other over whether or not every Canadian should visit Yellowknife at least once in their life.

Duration:00:19:49

1306b Extended: Meat from the wild is superior to meat from the store

11/2/2018
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Paul Rabliuaskas and Jenny Hamilton have free range to roast one another when they fight for the best source for quality meats: the wild or the grocery store.

Duration:00:15:59

1305: Northern Lights & The Dump

10/26/2018
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Sean Lecomber and Yumi Nagashima take polar opposite viewpoints when they debate the Northern Lights. Then, Don Kelly and Kate Davis have no time to waste on the topic of going to the dump.

Duration:00:28:08

1305a Extended: The Northern Lights are overrated

10/26/2018
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Sean Lecomber and Yumi Nagashima are highly-charged when they discuss if the Northern Lights - the Aurora Borealis - are worth the fuss.

Duration:00:14:22

1305b Extended: A trip to the dump is the best family outing

10/26/2018
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Don Kelly and Kate Davis take out the trash when they tackle the resolution: Whereas the landfill is a place of valuable treasures and fascinating trash, be it resolved there is no better outing for the whole family than a trip to the dump.

Duration:00:16:54

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