History Radio / TheDebaters

13th Jun '18 1:51:03 PM sinesofinsanity
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* WackyMarriageProposal: Real life couple Tim Grey (arguing "For") and Dana Smith (arguing "Against") debated whether or not they should get married, with their families in the audience and an officiate backstage just in case. The debate was rife with wedding tropes including:
** TheMaidenNameDebate: Dana's pointed out that switching from "Smith" to "Grey" was going from "Boring" to "Boring and sad".
** UnableToSupportAWife: Another of Dana's arguments was that Tim was so bad at managing his money he's trying to sell CD copies of his comedy show.
** SpeakNowOrForeverHoldYourPeace: How Steve asked the audience to cheer for the "Against" side. A chunk of the crowd did cheer, however..
** TheyDo: From audience applause, the "For" side won, so Tim and Dana married after the show. Wedding photos were posted on The Debater's Facebook page after the event.
1st Mar '16 9:41:32 AM sinesofinsanity
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* ArgumentumAdNauseam: An occasional tactic when one debater who didn't do a lot of research before the show is to repeat the same argument between their opponent's more knowledgeable points and hope the audience finds it funny.

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* ArgumentumAdNauseam: An occasional tactic when one for a debater who didn't do a lot of research before the show is to repeat the same argument between their opponent's more knowledgeable points and hope the audience finds it funny.



* HitlerAteSugar: Popular in some of the more philosophical debates. Notable for the fact that, as a Canadian program, the argument will occasionally go along the lines of "Yea, but it's AMERICAN!" (from the [[UsefulNotes/CanadianFootballLeague CFL]] vs [[UsefulNotes/NationalFootballLeague NFL]] debate)

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* HitlerAteSugar: Popular in some of the more philosophical debates. Notable for the fact that, as a Canadian program, the argument will occasionally go along the lines of "Yea, "Yeah, but it's AMERICAN!" (from the [[UsefulNotes/CanadianFootballLeague CFL]] vs [[UsefulNotes/NationalFootballLeague NFL]] debate)
25th Jan '16 4:44:39 PM Lirodon
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Clips of previous episodes, or iTunes purchases of full episodes can be found [[http://www.cbc.ca/thedebaters/ here]] (just don't be scared away by Steve Patterson's smile), and a full list of topics debated is available [[http://www.cbc.ca/thedebaters/episode/ here]]

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Clips of previous episodes, or iTunes purchases of full episodes can be found [[http://www.cbc.ca/thedebaters/ here]] (just don't be scared away by Steve Patterson's smile), and a full list of topics debated is available [[http://www.cbc.ca/thedebaters/episode/ here]]
here]]. In 2011, CBC Television briefly aired a televised version.
28th Aug '14 3:29:14 PM Prfnoff
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* HitlerAteSugar: Popular in some of the more philosophical debates. Notable for the fact that, as a Canadian program, the argument will occasionally go along the lines of "Yea, but it's AMERICAN!" (from the CFL vs NFL debate)

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* HitlerAteSugar: Popular in some of the more philosophical debates. Notable for the fact that, as a Canadian program, the argument will occasionally go along the lines of "Yea, but it's AMERICAN!" (from the CFL [[UsefulNotes/CanadianFootballLeague CFL]] vs NFL [[UsefulNotes/NationalFootballLeague NFL]] debate)
20th Nov '13 5:03:08 PM Embryon
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--> '''Steve:''' "A chance for our debaters to rattle swords and Shake-speares. ''*crowd groans*'' Oh it's going to get worse. Yes we're talking live theatre, so Chekov the main point of your argument, and Mammot down their throat. What are you waiting for? Gedot!"

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--> '''Steve:''' "A chance for our debaters to rattle swords and Shake-speares. ''*crowd groans*'' Oh it's going to get worse. Yes we're talking live theatre, so Chekov the main point of your argument, and Mammot Mamet down their throat. What are you waiting for? Gedot!"Godot!"
21st Sep '13 8:48:53 PM sinesofinsanity
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Every episode is recorded in front of a live studio audience, with the winner being determined by audience applause. The audience will usually judge a debater on how funny they were, rather than the actual content of the debate, which has led to some interesting verdicts such as the "Against" side winning in a debate about keeping libraries, and the "Dawson" side winning in a "Dawson vs Yellowknife" debate that was performed in Yellowknife.

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Every episode is recorded in front of a live studio audience, with the winner being determined by audience applause. The audience will usually judge a debater on how funny they were, rather than the actual content of the debate, which has led to some interesting verdicts such as the "Against" side winning in a debate about keeping libraries, and the "Dawson" side winning in a "Dawson vs Yellowknife" debate that was performed in Yellowknife.
Yellowknife, and the "For" side winning in a debate arguing that debates themselves are pointless.
29th May '13 8:31:50 AM kchishol
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A Creator/{{CBC}} radio comedy series hosted by Steve Patterson, ''The Debaters'' sets up two comedians to debate a particular topic. Often the topics are newsworthy (Canadian military spending), philosophical (Communism vs Democracy), or relate to the filming location (Edmonton vs Calgary), but occasionally the topics are ridiculous or silly (picnics vs barbeques).

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A Creator/{{CBC}} radio comedy series hosted by Steve Patterson, ''The Debaters'' sets up two comedians to debate a particular topic.topic and try to be both as funny and persuasive as possible. Often the topics are newsworthy (Canadian military spending), philosophical (Communism vs Democracy), or relate to the filming location (Edmonton vs Calgary), but occasionally the topics are ridiculous or silly (picnics vs barbeques).
29th Jan '13 5:29:19 PM MattFisherNL
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A {{CBC}} radio comedy series hosted by Steve Patterson, ''The Debaters'' sets up two comedians to debate a particular topic. Often the topics are newsworthy (Canadian military spending), philosophical (Communism vs Democracy), or relate to the filming location (Edmonton vs Calgary), but occasionally the topics are ridiculous or silly (picnics vs barbeques).

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A {{CBC}} Creator/{{CBC}} radio comedy series hosted by Steve Patterson, ''The Debaters'' sets up two comedians to debate a particular topic. Often the topics are newsworthy (Canadian military spending), philosophical (Communism vs Democracy), or relate to the filming location (Edmonton vs Calgary), but occasionally the topics are ridiculous or silly (picnics vs barbeques).
22nd Sep '12 2:25:17 PM sinesofinsanity
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* ArugmentOfContradictions: Usually broken up by the host before it gets too long, but once or twice the debater has used it as a tactic to draw Steve into the debate.

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* ArugmentOfContradictions: ArgumentOfContradictions: Usually broken up by the host before it gets too long, but once or twice the debater has used it as a tactic to draw Steve into the debate.
22nd Sep '12 11:10:55 AM sinesofinsanity
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-> '''Steve:''' "A chance for our debaters to rattle swords and Shake-speares. ''*crowd groans*'' Oh it's going to get worse. Yes we're talking live theatre, so Chekov the main point of your argument, and Mammot down their throat. What are you waiting for? Gedot!"

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-> --> '''Steve:''' "A chance for our debaters to rattle swords and Shake-speares. ''*crowd groans*'' Oh it's going to get worse. Yes we're talking live theatre, so Chekov the main point of your argument, and Mammot down their throat. What are you waiting for? Gedot!"



-> '''Steve:''' "It's time now for our debaters to use their Pentium-ed up anger - ''*crowd groans*'' - Oh this'll be good. I'm going to love doing this to you people. They'll use their Pentium-ed up anger to hard drive home this debate. We're talking Mac vs PC, so use that chip on your shoulder to take a byte out of your opponent's logic until it gigahertz! You've both got Steve Jobs to do, that's an unfortunate sentence when I look at it, so let's open up the Bill Gates, and boot each other!"

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-> --> '''Steve:''' "It's time now for our debaters to use their Pentium-ed up anger - ''*crowd groans*'' - Oh this'll be good. I'm going to love doing this to you people. They'll use their Pentium-ed up anger to hard drive home this debate. We're talking Mac vs PC, so use that chip on your shoulder to take a byte out of your opponent's logic until it gigahertz! You've both got Steve Jobs to do, that's an unfortunate sentence when I look at it, so let's open up the Bill Gates, and boot each other!"



-> '''Steve:''' "This is your chance to throw a little Kindle-ing on the fire. Here on ''The Debaters'' Dewey Demim-ate Syetem-atically? Yes we do. So let's get bibliotheque-nical on their arses." (Libraries debate)

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-> --> '''Steve:''' "This is your chance to throw a little Kindle-ing on the fire. Here on ''The Debaters'' Dewey Demim-ate Syetem-atically? Yes we do. So let's get bibliotheque-nical on their arses." (Libraries debate)
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