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With more than 30 combined years of competitive debate experience, Shanghai coaches Josh and Durkee just can't seem to ever stop talking about debate. Join them as they discuss debate news, culture, and strategy in China and beyond. Questions, comments, concerns? Email us: C1@debatechina.com

Contention 1 Josh Palacios and James Durkee

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With more than 30 combined years of competitive debate experience, Shanghai coaches Josh and Durkee just can't seem to ever stop talking about debate. Join them as they discuss debate news, culture, and strategy in China and beyond. Questions, comments, concerns? Email us: C1@debatechina.com

    To Minnesota and Beyond

    To Minnesota and Beyond

    Coach Durkee makes it to Minnesota and he and Coach Josh talk about their experience camping, fishing and checking out the local street art. As Durkee considers his next move they discuss some of the effects of the coronavirus on travel.

    • 32 min
    Welcome To The Road Show

    Welcome To The Road Show

    In a new series, Coach Durkee chronicles his journey across the US as he continues to teach classes via Zoom. He chats with Coach Josh about dealing with coronavirus safety measures and about the poverty topic and the price controls topic.

    • 17 min
    S2 EP6 – Gish Gallup

    S2 EP6 – Gish Gallup

    Coach Durkee is on location at the SpeechCraft HQ getting ready to talk about the NHSDLC topic. They talk about some logical fallacies and their Contention 1 for the NSDA topic. Plus a new segment: PICs.

    S2 EP5 – Topics Я Still Us

    S2 EP5 – Topics Я Still Us

    Josh and Durkee are back…again. In this episode they catch up on the all the debate happenings in the US and China this semester, PF vs other forms of debate and start digging into the two Public Forum topics: Climate Change and Refugee Restrictions.

    S2 EP4 – Fear Factor

    S2 EP4 – Fear Factor

    Coach Durkee and Coach Josh talk about overcoming fear of others watching you debate. Plus they cover the latest controversy in the gene editing world how it will affect your debates.

    • 57 min
    S2 EP3 – Probe the Logic

    S2 EP3 – Probe the Logic

    C1 welcomes Coach Jordan Blumenthal to the show to talk about recent tournaments, the gene editing topic and the future of debate in China. Plus they address an interesting phrase from the ballots also known as 論理を調べる.

    • 56 min

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