110 episodes

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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    • Kids & Family
    • 4.6 • 1.4K Ratings

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!

    Pogo Sticks vs. Unicycles: a playful debate

    Pogo Sticks vs. Unicycles: a playful debate

    Today’s debate will have you rolling, laughing and bouncing with joy. Grab your knee pads and helmet, because it’s pogo sticks versus unicycles! Actor, writer and improvisor Sean Holloway is ready to roll out for team unicycles, while piano player and extreme pogo sticker Nick Ryan is here to stick up for team pogo sticks! Who will win? Pogo sticks or unicycles? Head on over to smashboom.org and vote to tell us who YOU think won!

    Also… do you have your Smarty Pass yet? Get yours today for just $4/month (or $36/year) and get bonus episodes every month, and ad-free versions of every episode of Brains On, Smash Boom Best, Moment of Um and Forever Ago. Visit www.smartypass.org to get your Smarty Pass today. As an added bonus, your Smarty Pass will grant you access to a super special debate starring Sanden and Molly!

    • 32 min
    2 Nice 2 Handle: A Smarty Pass Sneak peek

    2 Nice 2 Handle: A Smarty Pass Sneak peek

    It’s a good old-fashioned compliment-off! Producers Rosie duPont and Ruby Gutherie are SURE they’ve got what it takes to say the nicest thing to one another. But only one can be the kindest. Grab your Smarty Pass to hear: 2 Nice 2 Handle!

    • 1 min
    Sand vs. Grass: an earthy debate

    Sand vs. Grass: an earthy debate

    oday’s debate is a brawl between two terrestrial titans. A gritty gladiator versus a plucky plant. It’s Sand vs. Grass! In one corner, we’ve got editor and Brains On! co-creator Sanden Totten ready to grind it out for team Sand! And standing tall for team Grass is actor, voice artist, and improviser Billy Soco. Who will be crowned the Smash Boom Best? Head on over to smashboom.org and vote to tell us who YOU think won!

    Also…do you have your Smarty Pass yet? Get yours today for just $4/month (or $36/year) and get bonus episodes every month, and ad-free versions of every episode of Brains On, Smash Boom Best, Moment of Um and Forever Ago. Visit www.smartypass.org to get your Smarty Pass today. As an added bonus, your Smarty Pass will grant you access to a super special debate starring Sanden and Molly!

    • 33 min
    Elevators vs. Escalators: an uplifting debate

    Elevators vs. Escalators: an uplifting debate

    Today’s debate is a moving showdown of two transit titans. It’s the ultimate battle of buttons vs. steps. Get excited for Elevators vs. Escalators! Comedian, musician, writer, and activist Devohn Bland is ready to push all the buttons for team Elevators, and singer, writer, actor and comedian Andrew Barbato is here to step it up for escalators! Head on over to smashboom.org and vote to tell us who YOU think won!

    Also…do you have your Smarty Pass yet? Get yours today for just $4/month (or $36/year) and get bonus episodes every month, and ad-free versions of every episode of Brains On, Smash Boom Best, Moment of Um and Forever Ago. Visit www.smartypass.org to get your Smarty Pass today. As an added bonus, your Smarty Pass will grant you access to a super special debate starring Sanden and Molly!

    • 30 min
    Smash Boom Best presents Forever Ago - Superman: An immigrant's story

    Smash Boom Best presents Forever Ago - Superman: An immigrant's story

    Smash Boom Best will be back in your feed next week with an all new debate battle.

    Until then, check out our history show: Forever Ago. It's hosted by our friend Joy Dolo, and it looks into the fascinating past of things we take for granted.

    In this episode, Joy invites Molly on to the show to share the origin story of Superman that you've probably never heard. Take a listen!

    To hear the entire episode, search for “Forever Ago” wherever you listen to podcasts or head to foreverago.org.

    • 13 min
    Hippopotamus vs. Dragonfly: a sizeable debate

    Hippopotamus vs. Dragonfly: a sizeable debate

    Today’s debate is a supreme smackdown of size and scale! On one side we’ve got a powerhouse pachyderm and on the other we’ve got a pretty fly dragon. It’s Hippopotamus vs. Dragonfly! Actor and improviser Jada Pulley is ready to go for Team Hippopotamus, while comedian, and podcaster Tim Barnes is ready to soar sky-high for Team Dragonfly. Head on over to smashboom.org and vote to tell us who YOU think won!

    Also…do you have your Smarty Pass yet? Get yours today for just $4/month (or $36/year) and get bonus episodes every month, and ad-free versions of every episode of Brains On, Smash Boom Best, Moment of Um and Forever Ago. Visit www.smartypass.org to get your Smarty Pass today. As an added bonus, your Smarty Pass will grant you access to a super special debate starring Sanden and Molly!

    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
1.4K Ratings

1.4K Ratings

Tired fluff! ,

It’s Great!

Here are some of my idea’s=

-summer vs winter

-iPads vs laptops

-crocs vs Uggs

-Harry Potter vs Percy Jackson

-messages vs calls

-pens vs pencils

Drawing vs writing

🫐🍉🦄 ,

So cool

Hi I think this is an amazing podcast and can you do a episode about smash boom best vs forever ago . I think smash boom best should win thank you

Jamal demetree ,

Poopy pants

I pooped my pants to this podcast, watch out for the fridge vs toilet one

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