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Smash Boom Best is a debate show for kids and families from the makers of the award-winning podcast, Brains On! Every episode takes two cool things, smashes them together and lets you decide which is best. Our debaters use facts and passion to make their case -- teaching listeners how to defend their own opinions along the way.

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Smash Boom Best is a debate show for kids and families from the makers of the award-winning podcast, Brains On! Every episode takes two cool things, smashes them together and lets you decide which is best. Our debaters use facts and passion to make their case -- teaching listeners how to defend their own opinions along the way.

    New Episodes & Our Live Virtual Halloween Debate!

    New Episodes & Our Live Virtual Halloween Debate!

    Smash Boom Best will be back with eight new episodes starting December 2nd. Get ready for a slew of awesome battles, including one of our most requested debates of all time, Lego vs. Minecraft!In the meantime, join us for our first-ever live virtual Halloween-themed debate on October 23rd. Fan favorite debaters Jed Kim, Katie McVay, Joy Dolo and Sanden Totten will go head to head in a tournament of champions. It's going to be a blast.To watch the debate, all you have to do is give a gift of any amount to Smash Boom Best at smashboom.org/donate. Not only will you be supporting the show, but you'll get to watch this spooktacular showdown. If you can't make it live, a recording of the event will be made available to everyone who donates. Thanks so much for your support!

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    Pikachu vs. Mario

    Pikachu vs. Mario

    Buckle up for a brawl between two of the most iconic video game characters of all time. It’s Pikachu vs. Mario!! Radio producer and Pokemon trainer David Zha goes up against podcast pro and Mario maven Kristina Lopez in this electrifying debate. Which character will win? The mighty, mustachioed plumber known for giant jumps? Or the yellow thunder mouse known for packing an electrified punch!? Zip over to smashboom.org and vote to tell us who YOU think won.Support Smash Boom Best with a donation and get automatic access to our live, interactive Halloween themed event in October. Head to smashboom.org/donate and donate today!

    This episode was sponsored by:

    Headspace headspace.com/smash

    • 32 min
    Chess vs. Ping Pong

    Chess vs. Ping Pong

    Today’s teams are in it to spin it. It’s chess vs. ping pong! Comedian and writer Joon Chung goes up against podcast producer Elyssa Dudley in this classic competition, but which team will smash their way to victory? Ping over to smashboom.org and vote for the team YOU think won -- and get ready for an epic battle, mate!Support Smash Boom Best with a donation and get automatic access to our live, interactive Halloween themed event in October. Head to smashboom.org/donate and donate today!

    This episode was sponsored by:

    Headspace headspace.com/smash

    • 36 min
    Horses vs. Dolphins

    Horses vs. Dolphins

    Saddle-up, because today’s debate is the dolphinition of awesome. It’s horses vs. dolphins! Terrible, Thanks for Asking producers Marcel Malekebu and Jeyca Maldonado-Medina go hoof to flipper in this fin-pressive debate... but which team will win? Handsome horses or dreamy dolphins? Splash over to smashboom.org and vote for the team YOU think won!Support Smash Boom Best with a donation and get automatic access to our live, interactive Halloween themed event in October. Head to smashboom.org/donate and donate today!

    This episode was sponsored by:

    Imagine Neighborhood (imagineneighborhood.org/smashboom)

    • 32 min
    Refrigerators vs. Toilets

    Refrigerators vs. Toilets

    Today, we’ve got a brawl between two things we’d hate to live without. It’s refrigerators vs. toilets! Terrible, Thanks for Asking creator Nora McInerny and reporter Jill Replogle duke it out in this feisty fixture face-off. But which team will claim the throne? Stone cold fridges? Or savvy lavvies? Shimmy over to smashboom.org, and vote for the team that YOU think won!

    Support Smash Boom Best with a donation and get automatic access to our live, interactive Halloween themed event in October. Head to smashboom.org/donate and donate today!

    This episode was sponsored by:

    Imagine Neighborhood (imagineneighborhood.org/smashboom)

    • 36 min
    Spaceships vs. Submarines

    Spaceships vs. Submarines

    Pack your bags, cuz today’s episode is a trip. It’s spaceships vs. submarines! Too Beautiful to Live co-host Andrew Walsh and comedian Brandi Brown travel from the depths of the ocean to the far reaches of outer space in this daring debate -- but which travel-craft will triumph? Vote for the vessel YOU think won at smashboom.org!

    Support Smash Boom Best with a donation and get automatic access to our live, interactive Halloween themed event in October. Head to smashboom.org/donate and donate today!

    This episode was sponsored by:

    Stitch Fix Kids (stitchfix.com/smash)

    • 36 min

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