100 episodes

What's the Res? is an ongoing dialogue between a debate coach (Josh Herring) and a high school debater (Ethan Delves) focusing on resolution analysis for current high school debate resolutions.

What's the Res‪?‬ Josh Herring and Ethan Delves

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    • 4.4 • 38 Ratings

What's the Res? is an ongoing dialogue between a debate coach (Josh Herring) and a high school debater (Ethan Delves) focusing on resolution analysis for current high school debate resolutions.

    What's the Res - 3X19 - End of an Era: Show Finale

    What's the Res - 3X19 - End of an Era: Show Finale

    Ethan is graduating, Josh has moved into more administrative responsibilities, and this is the finale episode. What's the Res? has, Ethan and Josh conclude, been a great success. They reflect on lessons learned, tips for new podcasters, and the overall value of debate as an academic activity. Please do comment on the episode or shoot us an email if this show has been a help to you! Thank you for listening over these last three years!
    Email - WhatsTheRes@gmail.com
    Twitter/Instagram/Reddit - @Whatstheres_
    Facebook - Facebook.com/WhatsTheRes 

    • 58 min
    What's the Res - 3x18 - March PF: Space Force!

    What's the Res - 3x18 - March PF: Space Force!

    Josh and Ethan go back and forth about the March PF resolution: Resolved: On balance, the benefits of creating the United States Space Force outweigh the harms. Enjoy!

    • 23 min
    What's the Res - 3x17 - LD March/April - Resolved: The United.States ought to Guarantee.Universal Child Care

    What's the Res - 3x17 - LD March/April - Resolved: The United.States ought to Guarantee.Universal Child Care

    Ethan and Josh cover resolution analysis, definition of terms, key arguments, strategy suggestions, and value premises on the March/April resolution dealing with universal child care. Let us know what you think!
    Email - WhatsTheRes@gmail.com
    Twitter/Instagram/Reddit - @Whatstheres_
    Facebook - Facebook.com/Whatstheres

    • 45 min
    What's the Res - 3x16 - February PF Expert Interview: Urbanization and City Planning with Luke Juday

    What's the Res - 3x16 - February PF Expert Interview: Urbanization and City Planning with Luke Juday

    Josh interviews Luke Juday, an old friend who is now a city planner for Waynesboro, VA. They talk about Luke's debate story (NCFCA and then captain of Grove City College's debate team), and move into a discussion of urbanization, city planning, and the way pros and cons of rapid urban growth. Luke offers suggestions for research, and mentions several seminal works in the field of Urban Planning.They briefly discuss African population patterns, and close with suggestions of Pro and Con strategy. 
    Let us know what you think!
    Email - WhatsTheRes@gmail.com
    Twitter/Instagram/Reddit - @whatstheres_
    Facebook - Facebook.com/Whatstheres

    • 57 min
    What's the Res - 3x15 - February PF - On Balance, the Benefits of Urbanization in West Africa Outweigh the Harms - Res Analysis with Josh and Ethan

    What's the Res - 3x15 - February PF - On Balance, the Benefits of Urbanization in West Africa Outweigh the Harms - Res Analysis with Josh and Ethan

    Ethan and Josh discuss the February Public Forum resolution - "On balance, the benefits of urbanization in West Africa outweigh the harms." They discuss urbanization, problems and potential gains from rapid population expansion, unique problems in African politics, and pro and con arguments. Let us know what you think!
    Email - WhatsTheRes@gmail.com
    Twitter/Reddit/Instagram - @whatstheres_
    Facebook - Facebook.com/WhatsTheRes

    • 39 min
    What's the Res - 3x14 - Jan/Feb 2021 LD - States ought to Ban Lethal Autonomous Weapons - Full Analysis with Josh and Ethan

    What's the Res - 3x14 - Jan/Feb 2021 LD - States ought to Ban Lethal Autonomous Weapons - Full Analysis with Josh and Ethan

    Ethan and Josh go in depth with this resolution, discussing the Department of Defense's definition of LAWs, framing possibilities on both aff and neg from both Kantian and Util perspectives, and argument strategies. Happy New Year - let's talk about killer robots!
    Email - WhatsTheRes@gmail.com
    Twitter/Instagram/Reddit - @Whatstheres_
    Facebook - Facebook.com/Whatstheres

    • 1 hr 3 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
38 Ratings

38 Ratings

KC Historian ,

Terminology

The podcast is great, & I need it as a 1st year Debate teacher. It would be great if you could do an episode explaining the terminology one would need to know, even beyond the definition. Like “spreading” in LD, or card cutting!

Whbrady26 ,

Great podcast, very needed for today

Handles both side of political issues with humor and depth. Great work.

dancer2307 ,

I LOVE it!!!!

What’s the Res is so helpful! I love the humor and tips What’s the Res? Brings! What’s the Res? Is so helpful for every debate! It helps so much! Fist bump!

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