Smash Boom Best: A funny, smart debate show for kids and family

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Smash Boom Best is a funny, smart debate show for kids and families from the makers of the award-winning podcast, Brains On! from APM Studios. Every episode takes two cool things, smashes them together and lets you decide which is best: Pikachu vs. Mario, Lollipops vs. Popcorn, Flamingos vs. Axolotls, Mermaids vs. Bigfoot, Cats vs. Dogs, Spiderman vs. Batman, Refrigerators vs. Toilets, Minecraft vs. Lego… the list goes on. Our star-studded line-up of debaters use facts and passion to make their case, teaching listeners how to defend their opinions along the way! Past debaters include Tim Platt, cast member of the comedy narrative play podcast Rude Tales of Magic, comedian and writer Jenny Yang, Minneapolis-based rapper NUR-D, comedian and creator of the Story Pirates Peter McNerney, Radio Ambulante’s Daniel Alarcón, journalist and host of Into It Sam Sanders, host of Terrible, Thanks for Asking Nora McInerney, food-writer Kenji Lopez-Alt and many, many more. To top it off, our State of Debate segment shows listeners how to identify logical fallacies in the wild. Ad hominem attacks and bandwagon fallacies, be gone! So if you’re looking to ignite a funny, feisty debate on your next roadtrip, or just want some amusing arguments for your kids to consider while they fall asleep… tune into Smash Boom Best, where we make debate – a blast!

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    Trolls vs. Leprechauns: a legendary debate

    33 minutes 11 seconds
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    Lightning vs. Snowflakes: a meteorological debate

    33 minutes 15 seconds
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    Hot Sauce vs. Butter: a flavorful debate

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    Forever Ago: Where did the weekend come from?

    6 minutes 3 seconds
  • 28 September 2023, 8:00 am

    Rubik’s Cube vs. Origami a geometric debate

    32 minutes 36 seconds
  • 21 September 2023, 8:00 am

    Scorpions vs. Butterflies: a critter debate

    37 minutes 52 seconds
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