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“Next Off” is a podcast discussing circuit Lincoln-Douglas debate. "Next off" is presented by Victory Briefs and hosted by Lawrence Zhou, Chris Theis, and Jacob Nails.

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“Next Off” is a podcast discussing circuit Lincoln-Douglas debate. "Next off" is presented by Victory Briefs and hosted by Lawrence Zhou, Chris Theis, and Jacob Nails.

    Episode 5: What Makes A Good Topic?

    Episode 5: What Makes A Good Topic?

    Welcome to the Next Off Podcast, a Victory Briefs podcast!

    Chris Theis, Jacob Nails, and Lawrence Zhou discuss the new topic voting process and their thoughts on what makes a good LD resolution, including a survey of previous topics, thoughts about relatively unexplored topic areas, and advice on submitting resolutions to maximize their potential for selection. No matter whether you agree or disagree with our particular thoughts about what constitutes a good topic, please submit and vote for topics!

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    Episode Links:
    Submit topic suggestions here: https://www.speechanddebate.org/ld-topic-suggestions/
    Dominion article: https://www.vox.com/2020/4/3/21197399/dominion-online-board-games

    Sponsored By Victory Briefs. Check out our summer debate institute, debate publications, and blog: https://victorybriefs.com/

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Episode 4: NSDA Nationals With Jake Nebel

    Episode 4: NSDA Nationals With Jake Nebel

    Welcome to the Next Off Podcast, a Victory Briefs podcast!

    Chris Theis, Jacob Nails, and Lawrence Zhou give some advice on debating at NSDA Nationals, including general adaptation advice as well as advice for debating traditionally online, before they are joined by VBI Executive Director and Professor of Philosophy at USC Jake Nebel to discuss the NSDA Nationals topic, where they talk about interpretational issues, what democracy is, and various arguments for and against the intergenerational accumulation of wealth.

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    Episode Links:
    Apply for the Scholarship here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe2xMcwJWeu3300ipRpDTd1cmE8wZnLfpFD08lc6uJn1TpbTQ/viewform
    Interviews with National Champions: https://www.vbriefly.com/2018/06/07/preparing-for-nationals-an-interview-with-a-national-champion/, https://www.vbriefly.com/2017/05/24/preparing-for-nationals-an-interview-with-2-national-champions/
    Traditional Debate Lecture: https://youtu.be/dhLK7zbhi7U
    Kolodny, Rule Over None: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/papa.12035
    Anderson, Relational Equality: https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2019/01/07/the-philosopher-redefining-equality
    Christiano, Philosophy and Democracy: https://www.amazon.com/Philosophy-Democracy-Anthology-Thomas-Christiano/dp/0195136608
    Democracy’s Value: A Conceptual Map: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10790-019-09717-1
    SEP: https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/democracy/
    Wealth and Democracy: https://www.amazon.com/Wealth-Democracy-Political-History-American/dp/0767905342
    White, Democratic Wealth: https://www.opendemocracy.net/en/opendemocracyuk/democratic-wealth-exploring-ideas-for-citizens-economy/
    White, The Civic Minimum: https://www.oxfordscholarship.com/view/10.1093/0198295057.001.0001/acprof-9780198295051
    Piketty, Capital in the Twenty-First Century: https://www.amazon.com/Capital-Twenty-First-Century-Thomas-Piketty/dp/0674979850
    Piketty, Capital and Ideology: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B082DKPPP1/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1
    How come you read bedtime stories to your children? https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/13698230.2010.518388
    Politicians listen to rich people: https://www.vox.com/2014/4/18/5624310/martin-gilens-testing-theories-of-american-politics-explained
    Nozick’s Wilt Chamberlain argument: https://www.britannica.com/topic/Wilt-Chamberlain-argument
    Left and Right Libertarianism: https://www.oxfordhandbooks.com/view/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199645121.001.0001/oxfordhb-9780199645121-e-3

    Sponsored By Victory Briefs. Check out our summer debate institute, debate publications, and blog: https://victorybriefs.com/

    • 1 hr 19 min
    Episode 3: TOC Thoughts

    Episode 3: TOC Thoughts

    Welcome to the Next Off Podcast, a Victory Briefs podcast!

    Chris Theis, Jacob Nails, and Lawrence Zhou discuss their thoughts following the eTOC including the online nature of the tournament, the potential benefits of shifting to a 4-day online tournament model, the benefits of adopting side- or flip-equalization, miscellaneous thoughts and rants about various theory arguments, the problems with theory paradigm issues, whether or not online tournaments are superior to offline tournaments, potential supervision issues with online tournaments and potential solutions to it, and the rampant speaks inflation at the TOC.

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    Episode Links:
    Zoom Room Model: https://wyodebateroundup.weebly.com/blog/online-debate-guide
    TOC Speaker Points: https://www.tabroom.com/index/tourn/results/event_results.mhtml?tourn_id=13038&result_id=128277
    Speaker Points Article: https://www.vbriefly.com/2015/01/12/opponent-adjusted-performance-score-a-proposed-alternative-to-speaker-points-as-the-first-tie-breaker/
    Podcast with Yao Yao Chen: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/its-happening-now-innovations-in-education-with-evan-margiotta/e/53727232

    Sponsored By Victory Briefs. Check out our summer debate institute, debate publications, and blog: https://victorybriefs.com/

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Episode 2: Nukes Topic Thoughts

    Episode 2: Nukes Topic Thoughts

    Welcome to the Next Off Podcast, a Victory Briefs podcast!

    Chris Theis, Jacob Nails, and Lawrence Zhou discuss their thoughts about the Jan/Feb Nuclear Arsenals topic including their views on fiat, what they consider cheating plans and counterplans, and some of their thoughts about the general meta before the TOC.

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    Episode Links:
    Nails’ Fiat Article: https://www.vbriefly.com/2019/12/28/two-dogmas-of-fiat-by-jacob-nails/

    Sponsored By Victory Briefs. Check out our summer debate institute, debate publications, and blog: https://victorybriefs.com/

    • 59 min
    Episode 1: COVID-19's Effect On Debate

    Episode 1: COVID-19's Effect On Debate

    Welcome to the Next Off Podcast, a Victory Briefs podcast!

    In the inaugural episode, Chris Theis, Jacob Nails, and Lawrence Zhou discuss COVID-19’s effect on debate, both the implications it has for the debate community and tournaments and how it relates to common arguments made in debate, and the role of judge kick as it relates to the permutation.

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    Episode Links:
    - Strake All Star Invitational: https://www.tabroom.com/index/tourn/index.mhtml?tourn_id=15972
    - Online TOC: https://www.tabroom.com/index/tourn/index.mhtml?tourn_id=13038
    - Student Online Round Robin Report: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1jg4lcSkYoArYpFOoV3W99ndJyE8Ip73n10TDu3qV_Zk/edit?usp=sharing
    - Bid Statistics by Region: https://www.vbriefly.com/2018/03/06/2017-18-bid-statistics/
    - Kenan’s Article: https://www.premierdebate.com/uncategorized/bid-tournaments-part-2-regions-kenan-anderson/
    - Michigan Debate Tips for Debating Online: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tUSiftlfrOA
    - Debate Musings: https://www.debatemusings.org/home/the-space-topic-review-policy-aff
    - HS Impact Article: https://hsimpact.wordpress.com/2020/03/25/changing-our-approach-to-impacts/
    - Judge Kick: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=235688124499069&set=gm.641245023368324&type=3&theater&ifg=1

    Sponsored By Victory Briefs. Check out our summer debate institute, debate publications, and blog: https://victorybriefs.com/

    • 1 hr 24 min
    Bonus Episode 1: Judge Kick

    Bonus Episode 1: Judge Kick

    This bonus episode contains the full debate between Chris Theis and Jacob Nails over whether or not judge kick makes sense in the world of the permutation.

    If you listened to the full episode, skip ahead to 19:00.

    • 39 min

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