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Without any preparation, or really any thought at all, Steve Hely and Dave King debate the great issues of the day. Moderated by Dan Medina.




GD Classics — Keanu Reeves Is A Great Actor

In which the gents talk a lot about bullfights before getting into it with a micro on water. In host chat Steve calls out Dave. For the main event, a meditation on an American actor.

Duration: 00:29:42

140 — Sudden Death Debates

Why didn’t we think of this sooner?

Duration: 00:26:45

139 — It Would Be More Fun To Be Head Chef At McDonald’s HQ Than At A Michelin-Starred Restaurant

In which the debates are fine but the real treat is Hely’s new game, “Tough Customers”.

Duration: 00:26:10

138 — Bloodboil 2k17

In which the debaters don their blood pressure monitors once again and prepare for a battle of wits and questionably-monitored physiology.

Duration: 00:34:47

137 — Whatcha Watchin’

In which the gents invite Dave Mandel back to the studio to talk about what everyone’s been watchin’ on the small screen.

Duration: 00:29:26

135 — Aquariums Are As Good As Zoos

In which a perfectly normal episode takes place. For the micro, a little debate about The Continents. In host chat, Hely shares a memory. For the main event, a classic summertime matchup.

Duration: 00:29:42

134 — Guest Debates with Dave Mandel

In which the gents welcome Dave Mandel to the studios, and get right into it with a micro debate about micro TV-watching. For the main event, a debate about improvements to the NBA.

Duration: 00:28:35

Great Debates Classics - Chest Hair

In which we revisit the classic episode: “Chest Hair”.

Duration: 00:25:58

133 — It’s Fun To Be A Gay Cop In Denver

In which the guys wind down Long June with a bag of Hely Bring ‘ems. To begin, a remembrance of Roger Ebert. After a shout out to the listeners, a consideration of the future of cheeseburgers. For the final top, a discussion of law enforcement and lifestyles in Denver.

Duration: 00:27:03

131 — Crying Feels Good / Pretzels Are A Top 5 Snack

In which the gents jump right into it with a debate on the “reading” of audiobooks. For host chat, Hely announces a discovery. For the main event, the first-ever Double Barreled Debate.

Duration: 00:25:58

130 — Tilda Swinton Is An A-List Actress

In which the band is really back together, in the Great Debates Studios, for some Long June ‘batin. For the micro, the gents wonder about Trump voters at their high school reunions. During host chat, Hely invites Medina and King to “sense-share”. For the Great Debate, a Top Hollywood Actress is considered.

Duration: 00:26:00

129 — Hot Tubs Aren’t Gross

In which the gents return to the studio for Long June. Medina phones it in from Chicago. For the micro, a consideration of Mac and Cheese. During host chat, a Long June Top About ‘ems. In the main event, things take a graphic turn.

Duration: 00:29:21

GD Classics — Freshly Cut Grass Is A Top 5 Smell

Final episode before we return for Long June!

Duration: 00:25:55

GD Classics — Kanye West Would Make a Better President Than Donald Trump

First aired in October 2015, this classic ep contains two early gems — a debate about the “paper method” vs. the “water method”, and a debate over who would make the better president: Kanye West or then-candidate Trump.

Duration: 00:26:33

GD Classics — The Gin Blossoms Are In The Top 1% of Artists Of All Time

Another Classic Ep from the GD vault — the guys will return with new eps starting in Long June.

Duration: 00:27:30

GD Classics — You Don’t Want To Be Described As Cute

The guys are taking a short hiatus in preparation for Long June 2017. So until then, enjoy this classic from last summer: The guys give their take on the graduates of accredited colleges, in “The Average College Graduate Can Name an Architect”. During a breezy host chat some Song of the Summer candidates are tossed around, and, after a brief Top about ‘ems, an adorable Great Debate unfolds.

Duration: 00:27:27

GD Classics — Microdebates 1 & 2

A pair of classic eps from Winter ‘14-’15, in which the guys invent the microdebate.

Duration: 00:29:07

128 — Spielberg Is Better Than Scorsese

In which Medina declares it to be Movie Week. The gents debate about the taste of Popcorn. During host chat, a discussion of tastes leads to the hard numbers on Bathroom Day. For the main event, an epic contest.

Duration: 00:35:13

127 — The Legacy Of Don Rickles

In which Steve, Dave & Dan are finally together again in the Great Debates Studios with no one else around, and everything is fine. For the micro, a debate about Mike Pence. In host chat, the guys get into the architecture of chain restaurants. For the Great Debate, a legacy is evaluated.

Duration: 00:25:59

126 Pirates of The Caribbean Is Better Than Willy Wonka

In which comedy writer Owen Elickson joins Steve & Dan in the Great Debates Studios, as the gents grin and bear yet another week without Dave. Hely and Owen discuss Dunkin Donuts. A debate on the relative merits of Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl and Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory breaks out. Finally, the debaters tackle an uncomfortable subject.

Duration: 00:25:58

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