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Smash Boom Best is a funny, smart debate show for kids and families from the makers of the award-winning podcast, Brains On! from APM Studios. Every episode takes two cool things, smashes them together and lets you decide which is best: Pikachu vs. Mario, Lollipops vs. Popcorn, Flamingos vs. Axolotls, Mermaids vs. Bigfoot, Cats vs. Dogs, Spiderman vs. Batman, Refrigerators vs. Toilets, Minecraft vs. Lego… the list goes on. Our star-studded line-up of debaters use facts and passion to make their case, teaching listeners how to defend their opinions along the way! Past debaters include Tim Platt, cast member of the comedy narrative play podcast Rude Tales of Magic, comedian and writer Jenny Yang, Minneapolis-based rapper NUR-D, comedian and creator of the Story Pirates Peter McNerney, Radio Ambulante’s Daniel Alarcón, journalist and host of Into It Sam Sanders, host of Terrible, Thanks for Asking Nora McInerney, food-writer Kenji Lopez-Alt and many, many more. To top it off, our State of Debate segment shows listeners how to identify logical fallacies in the wild. Ad hominem attacks and bandwagon fallacies, be gone! So if you’re looking to ignite a funny, feisty debate on your next roadtrip, or just want some amusing arguments for your kids to consider while they fall asleep… tune into Smash Boom Best, where we make debate – a blast!

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    • Kids & Family
    • 4.5 • 44 Ratings

Smash Boom Best is a funny, smart debate show for kids and families from the makers of the award-winning podcast, Brains On! from APM Studios. Every episode takes two cool things, smashes them together and lets you decide which is best: Pikachu vs. Mario, Lollipops vs. Popcorn, Flamingos vs. Axolotls, Mermaids vs. Bigfoot, Cats vs. Dogs, Spiderman vs. Batman, Refrigerators vs. Toilets, Minecraft vs. Lego… the list goes on. Our star-studded line-up of debaters use facts and passion to make their case, teaching listeners how to defend their opinions along the way! Past debaters include Tim Platt, cast member of the comedy narrative play podcast Rude Tales of Magic, comedian and writer Jenny Yang, Minneapolis-based rapper NUR-D, comedian and creator of the Story Pirates Peter McNerney, Radio Ambulante’s Daniel Alarcón, journalist and host of Into It Sam Sanders, host of Terrible, Thanks for Asking Nora McInerney, food-writer Kenji Lopez-Alt and many, many more. To top it off, our State of Debate segment shows listeners how to identify logical fallacies in the wild. Ad hominem attacks and bandwagon fallacies, be gone! So if you’re looking to ignite a funny, feisty debate on your next roadtrip, or just want some amusing arguments for your kids to consider while they fall asleep… tune into Smash Boom Best, where we make debate – a blast!

    Scooby-Doo vs. Snoopy: a doggone debate

    Scooby-Doo vs. Snoopy: a doggone debate

    Today’s debate is a pop culture mashup of two iconic characters. It’s a Great Dane with a brain against a very regal beagle. It’s Scooby-Doo vs. Snoopy! Actor/comedian Brad Milison will solve the mystery of why Scooby-Doo is so dazzling, while director/actor Denzel Belin will take us on a fantasy adventure in honor of Snoopy.

    This week’s sponsors are:

    Sitkaseafoodmarket.com - Use promo code Molly35 to receive $35 off your first order.

    Also…do you have your Smarty Pass yet? Get yours today for just $4/month (or $36/year) and get bonus episodes every month, and ad-free versions of every episode of Brains On, Smash Boom Best, Moment of Um and Forever Ago. Visit www.smartypass.org to get your Smarty Pass today. As an added bonus, your Smarty Pass will grant you access to a super special debate starring Sanden and Molly!

    • 31 min
    Vacuums vs. Lawn Mowers: a tidy debate

    Vacuums vs. Lawn Mowers: a tidy debate

    Today’s debate is a match between two mean cleaning machines. One is a weekend cut up, while the other is a buster of dust! It’s vacuums vs. lawn mowers! We’ve got producer Matt Alvarez ready to blow his opponent away for team Vacuums! And comedian, writer, and actor Andy Hilbrands is here to slice through the competition for team Lawn Mowers! Vote below for the team YOU think won!



    This week’s sponsors are: Sitkaseafoodmarket.com - Use promo code Molly35 to receive $35 off your first order.Also…do you have your Smarty Pass yet? Get yours today for just $4/month (or $36/year) and get bonus episodes every month, and ad-free versions of every episode of Brains On, Smash Boom Best, Moment of Um and Forever Ago. Visit www.smartypass.org to get your Smarty Pass today. As an added bonus, your Smarty Pass will grant you access to a super special debate starring Sanden and Molly!

    • 33 min
    Puppets vs. Acrobatics: a creative debate

    Puppets vs. Acrobatics: a creative debate

    Today’s debate is a theatrical showdown of two impressive acts. It’s the ultimate battle of artistry vs. agility. Get excited for Puppets vs. Acrobatics! Creator, comedian and writer KP Parker is ready to prime the pump for team Puppets and actor and writer Monica Loomba is here to advocate for acrobatics! Vote below for the team YOU think won.



    Puppets vs. Acrobatics








    This week’s sponsors are:

    Sitkaseafoodmarket.com - Use promo code Molly35 to receive $35 off your first order.

    Also…do you have your Smarty Pass yet? Get yours today for just $4/month (or $36/year) and get bonus episodes every month, and ad-free versions of every episode of Brains On, Smash Boom Best, Moment of Um and Forever Ago. Visit www.smartypass.org to get your Smarty Pass today. As an added bonus, your Smarty Pass will grant you access to a super special debate starring Sanden and Molly!

    • 32 min
    Cupid Chaos: A Smarty Pass Sneak Attack

    Cupid Chaos: A Smarty Pass Sneak Attack

    When Sanden and Ruby show up at Molly’s Valentine’s Day-themed breakfast party, they fall head-over-heels in love with objects in the photo booth prop box! Can a sneak attack save the day?

    • 2 min
    Potatoes vs. Tomatoes: A delicious debate

    Potatoes vs. Tomatoes: A delicious debate

    Today’s debate looks great on a plate, bursts forth from a garden, and is quite the bargain! On one side, we’ve got the father of french fries, the champion of chips, the hero of hashbrowns. It's potatoes! And on the other side, we’ve got the sultan of salsa, the king of ketchup, the pal of pizza. It’s tomatoes. Get your taste buds ready because it’s… potatoes versus tomatoes! Vote below for the team YOU think won.

    This week’s sponsors are: Sitkaseafoodmarket.com - Use promo code Molly35 to receive $35 off your first order.Also…do you have your Smarty Pass yet? Get yours today for just $4/month (or $36/year) and get bonus episodes every month, and ad-free versions of every episode of Brains On, Smash Boom Best, Moment of Um and Forever Ago. Visit www.smartypass.org to get your Smarty Pass today. As an added bonus, your Smarty Pass will grant you access to a super special debate starring Sanden and Molly!

    • 33 min
    Tie-Dye vs. Friendship Bracelets: a crafty debate

    Tie-Dye vs. Friendship Bracelets: a crafty debate

    Today’s debate is a creative collection of craftsmanship. It’s a colorful spread against a twisted thread. It’s Tie-Dye vs. Friendship Bracelets! Brains On producer Aron Woldeslassie paints a picture for team Tie-Dye, while comedy writer Sam Suksiri deftly defends team Friendship Bracelets. Vote below for the team YOU think won!

    This week’s sponsors are: Sitkaseafoodmarket.com - Use promo code Molly35 to receive $35 off your first order.Also…do you have your Smarty Pass yet? Get yours today for just $4/month (or $36/year) and get bonus episodes every month, and ad-free versions of every episode of Brains On, Smash Boom Best, Moment of Um and Forever Ago. Visit www.smartypass.org to get your Smarty Pass today. As an added bonus, your Smarty Pass will grant you access to a super special debate starring Sanden and Molly!

    • 35 min

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