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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.

Location:

Canada, ON

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.

Twitter:

@CBCradio

Language:

English

Contact:

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


Episodes
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1830: Generation X & Angels vs. Ghosts

5/23/2024
Derek Seguin and Chad Anderson grow the generation gap when they discuss if Gen Xers are the best age group. Then, Hisham Kelati and Kathleen McGee have a spirited debate on whether angels are superior to ghosts.

Duration:00:37:00

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1829: Belts vs. Suspenders & Move to Hamilton

5/16/2024
Elvira Kurt and Graham Chittenden have no time to waist when they discuss if belts are superior to suspenders. Then, should everyone move to Hamilton? Gavin Stephens and Ron Sparks bring the Hammer down on each other in their debate for this Ontario city.

Duration:00:34:47

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1828: After-School Jobs & Cousins

5/9/2024
Joe Pillitteri and Courtney Gilmour’s arguments are anything but uniform when they decide if every kid should have an after-school job. Then, can you have too many cousins? Arthur Simeon and Jackie Pirico decide if it's all relative.

Duration:00:33:34

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1827: Law & Order & Learn a New Language

4/25/2024
Is Law & Order the greatest TV show of all time? With the recent release of Law & Order Toronto: Criminal Intent, Kate Davis and Sean Cullen are taking this series to court. Then, Hunter Collins and Marito Lopez are sharp-tongued when they debate the current ease of learning a new language.

Duration:00:36:43

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1826: Spending vs. Saving & Taylor Swift Fans

4/18/2024
Is spending superior to saving? Dave Hemstad and Jon Steinberg account for themselves in this budgetary battle. Then, Nour Hadidi and Don Kelly fan the flames when they decide if Taylor Swift has the world’s greatest fans.

Duration:00:37:17

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1825: Movies are Too Long & Pickleball

4/11/2024
Greg Morton and Kyle Brownrigg get reel when they discuss if long movies are a shortcoming. Then, Deborah Kimmett and Ali Hassan follow through on their arguments when they debate if pickleball is the sport of the future.

Duration:00:37:22

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1824: Cashier vs. Self-Checkout & Own a Boat

4/4/2024
In this priceless episode from Season 14, Nikki Payne and Patrick Ledwell push each other's buttons when they compare cashiers to self-checkout machines. Then, Sean Cullen and Graham Chittenden deliver waves of laughs in their debate on owning a boat.

Duration:00:36:13

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1823: Piano vs. Guitar & Brand Names

3/28/2024
Myles Anderson and Jacob Samuel have an instrumental discussion on whether the piano is superior to the guitar. Then, Sean Lecomber and Robby Hoffman show each other who’s Hugo Boss when they decide if brand names matter.

Duration:00:35:25

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1822: Vancouver No Fun City & Be Yourself

3/14/2024
Graham Clark and Katie-Ellen Humphries have a Van-do attitude when they decide if Vancouver is a no fun city. Then, should you always be yourself? Mikey Dubs and Simon King outdo themselves with this personal patter.

Duration:00:35:15

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1821: Step-Parents & Talk to Strangers

3/7/2024
Jon Dore and Charlie Demers step up to the plate when they decide if step-parents are the unsung heroes of parenting. Then, is it okay to talk to strangers? Ivan Decker and Julie Kim have the gift of gab when they talk us into this topic.

Duration:00:35:33

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1820: Feared vs. Loved & Dress Up Your Pets

2/29/2024
Lisa Baker and Lara Rae start breaking dread when they discuss if it’s better to be feared or loved. Then, Kathleen McGee and Sean Devlin refuse to sweater the small stuff when they debate dressing up pets.

Duration:00:35:24

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1819: Hiking vs. Gondola & Don't Break Up with Friends

2/22/2024
Gavin Clarkson and Abdul Aziz peak the audience’s interest when they discuss if hiking is superior to riding a gondola. Then, is it okay to break up with a friend? Maddy Kelly and Yumi Nagashima go their separate ways on this topic.

Duration:00:34:55

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1818: A Good Night’s Sleep & Sandwiches vs. Wraps

2/15/2024
Is nothing more important than a good night’s sleep? Ivan Decker and Jon Steinberg toss and turn this topic on its head. Then, Jan Caruana and Graham Chittenden grill each other when they discuss if sandwiches are superior to wraps.

Duration:00:35:34

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1817: Artificial Intelligence & Themed Accommodation

2/1/2024
Courtney Gilmour and Hunter Collins chat a-bot the pros and cons of artificial intelligence. Then, you'll want to check-in for Laurie Elliott and Kristeen von Hagen's debate on themed accommodation.

Duration:00:34:12

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1816: Correcting Grammar & A Day on the Slopes

1/18/2024
This episode from Season 14 goes to infinitives and beyond! First, Erica Sigurdson and Sterling Scott make their punctuation mark when they discuss correcting others on their spelling and grammar. Then, Tim Nutt and Ryan Williams are a black diamond in the rough in their debate on skiing and snowboarding.

Duration:00:27:35

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1815: Coins vs. Bills & Anxiety is Your Friend

1/11/2024
DeAnne Smith and David Pryde’s jokes are in mint condition when they go head-to-head on coins versus bills. Then, Tracy Hamilton and Kyle Brownrigg get on each other’s nerves when they discuss if anxiety is your friend.

Duration:00:36:07

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1814: High-Speed Rail & Favourite Child

1/4/2024
Ron Sparks and Leonard Chan have a fast-paced discussion on whether Canada needs a high-speed rail. Then, Hoodo Hersi and Deborah Kimmett use their most loved jokes when they discuss if it’s okay to have a favourite child.

Duration:00:36:12

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1813: Secret Santa & Parliament Hill

12/14/2023
Jen Grant and Hisham Kelati have a humorous exchange when they discuss if Secret Santa is the best way to give presents. Then, Arthur Simeon and Don Kelly bring The House down when they decide if every Canadian should visit Parliament Hill.

Duration:00:33:23

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1812: Pork vs. Chicken & Home vs. Away

12/7/2023
Lisa Baker and Malik Elassal have a juicy discussion on whether pork is superior to chicken. Then, John Cullen and Sunee Dhaliwal are good sports when they decide if nothing beats being the home team.

Duration:00:31:32

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1811: Rats are Vermin & the Cowboy Hat

11/30/2023
Katie-Ellen Humphries and Aaron Read deliver biting jokes on the subject of rats. Then, Dakota Ray Hebert and Peter Brown cow-poke fun at each other when they discuss if the cowboy hat is the best type of hat.

Duration:00:34:38