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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 starting October 15th!

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    • Kids & Family
    • 4.6 • 6.3K Ratings

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 starting October 15th!

    Return Date & New Merch!

    Return Date & New Merch!

    We’re coming back!
    Smash Boom Best is coming back on August 5th.

    New merch
    While you wait for fresh episodes to drop, check out our awesome new merch at smashboom.org/shop.

    We’ve got t-shirts, phone grips, face masks... everything you need to see your way through to the bright, beautiful days of summer.

    Follow us on social!
    And if you haven’t yet, follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter!

    Thanks again for listening to and supporting our show. We couldn’t do it without you, smash boom besties. Stay tuned!

    • 47 sec
    Want a Bonus Episode?

    Want a Bonus Episode?

    Meep Meep! Our bonus episode has arrived. That’s right, folks. It’s coyotes vs roadrunners!! In this season’s Debate Club exclusive, Brains On! producer and coyote lover, Marc Sanchez, takes on podcast producer and roadrunner enthusiast, Elyssa Dudley! Want to listen? Join the Debate Club at smashboom.org/debateclub by making a donation of any amount, and we’ll send you the episode.

    • 1 min
    Mermaids vs. Bigfoot

    Mermaids vs. Bigfoot

    Two marvelous, mythical legends make an appearance in this week’s episode. It’s mermaids versus Bigfoot! Which elusive creature will win this smash boom battle? Mermaids, the mysterious sirens that haunt our oceans? Or Bigfoot, the sneaky creature that lurks in forests around the world? Comedian Joy Dolo and “Adult ISH'' podcast host Merk Nguyen go foot-to-fin in this knock-down, drag-out debate. Who do you think won? Cast your vote at smashboom.org!

    Also… this is our last episode of the season! But don’t despair. We’ll be back soon. And if you just can’t get enough and you want to support the show, donate and you’ll get our super awesome bonus episode, Coyotes vs Roadrunners! Head to smashboom.org/donate to make sure you get the bonus episode when it's published on Feb. 25.

    Keep on listening smash boom besties, and follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. We’ll be back soon with more Smash Boom Best!

    • 39 min
    Sugar vs. Salt

    Sugar vs. Salt

    Today, we’re going to tickle your tastebuds with two mouthwatering flavors. It’s sugar versus salt! Which fabulous flavor will win? The savory mineral we like to lick off pretzels, or the sweet ingredient we like to sprinkle on our cereal? American chef and children’s book author Kenji Lopez-Alt goes up against author and photographer Nik Sharma in this tasty face-off. Who do you think won? Cast your vote at smashboom.org!

    If you donate to the show, you’ll get to vote on the topic of this season’s bonus episode, which is only available to donors of the show. Support the show at smashboom.org/donate and follow us on social at @SmashBoomBest on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram!

    • 35 min
    Moon vs. Sun

    Moon vs. Sun

    This week, we’re heading to space for a celestial debate. It’s moon versus sun! Which legendary orb will win? The queen of the night sky? Or the star of our solar system? Comedian Katie McVay and Million Bazillion host Jed Kim take sides in this epic debate battle. Who do you think won? Cast your vote at smashboom.org!In the meantime, check out the Smash Boom Best Listening Party Kit here! And if you donate to the show, you’ll get to vote on the topic of this season’s bonus episode, which is only available to donors of the show. Support the show at smashboom.org/donate. Follow us on social at @SmashBoomBest on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram!

    • 33 min
    Armadillos vs. Porcupines

    Armadillos vs. Porcupines

    Two courageous critters take the stage for today's debate. It’s Armadillos versus Porcupines! Which brave and beautiful beast will claim the crown? Will it be the master of armor repped by Phyllis Fletcher? Or will Tracy Mumford sway our judge in favor of the queen of quills? 

    Which team do you think won? Cast your vote at smashboom.org!

    Today's episode is sponsored by Headspace (headspace.com/smash).

    In the meantime, check out the Smash Boom Best Listening Party Kit here! And if you donate to the show, you’ll get to vote on the topic of this season’s bonus episode, which is only available to donors of the show. Support the show at smashboom.org/donate. Follow us on social at @SmashBoomBest on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram!

    • 31 min

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6.3K Ratings

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