Smash Boom Best: A funny, smart debate show for kids and family podcast

Smash Boom Best: A funny, smart debate show for kids and family

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!

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!

 

#110

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] (http://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] (http://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! ... Read more

22 Feb 2024

33 MINS

33:52

22 Feb 2024


#109

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] (https://poll.fm/13352463) This week’s sponsors are: [Sitkaseafoodmarket.com] (http://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] (http://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! ... Read more

15 Feb 2024

32 MINS

32:15

15 Feb 2024


#108

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? ... Read more

13 Feb 2024

02 MINS

02:14

13 Feb 2024


#107

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] (http://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] (http://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! ... Read more

08 Feb 2024

33 MINS

33:31

08 Feb 2024


#106

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] (http://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] (http://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! ... Read more

01 Feb 2024

35 MINS

35:25

01 Feb 2024


#105

Smarty Pass Bonus: Mullets vs. Mohawks

Brains On host Molly Bloom needs a haircut! The only problem is we don’t know what kind of cut she should get. Molly wants something simple, while producers Marc Sanchez and Sanden Totten think she should get a mullet or mohawk! And at Brains On HQ there's only one way to settle a dispute: with a Sneak Attack! Grab your Smarty Pass for this hair raising game! ... Read more

17 Jan 2024

01 MINS

01:45

17 Jan 2024


#104

We're back on February 1st!

[Smash Boom Best] (https://www.brainson.org/pages/smashboombest)  is back on Thursday, January 5th with 16 new episodes of chatty, fact-y fun! You’re in for some massive new matchups like Birthday Parties vs. Trick-or-Treating, Spiderman vs. Batman, and Mayo vs. Mustard! Who do YOU think will win? Listen and judge for yourself. You’ll hear veteran debaters like Jed Kim and Joy Dolo duke it out with newbies like Ryan Perez and Avery Trufelman. We’re so excited, debate-heads. Until then, keep on being the smash boom best!! ... Read more

16 Jan 2024

02 MINS

02:08

16 Jan 2024


#103

Cone Snails vs. Tsetse Flies: a deadly debate

Today’s debate is a poisonous, blood-sucking battle between two dangerous creatures. One hides out in a decorative shell, the other buzzes ‘round like a carousel. It’s Cone Snails vs. Tsetse Flies! Radiolab co-host and science historian Latif Nasser gives it his all for the stealthy, seriously poisonous cone snail and Radiolab co-host and award-winning science reporter Lulu Miller defends the humdinger of blood suckers, tsetse flies. Head on over to [smashboom.org] (http://smashboom.org/) and vote to tell us who YOU think won! This week’s sponsors are: [IXL.COM/FIELDTRIP] (http://ixl.com/FIELDTRIP) - To get a 20% off an IXL membership. [movies.disney.com/wish] (http://movies.disney.com/wish) - Only in theaters November 22, tickets available now. Rated PG, parental guidance suggested wondery.com/shows/the-grinch - Follow ‘Tis The Grinch Holiday Talk Show on the Wondery app or wherever you get your podcasts. *** Don’t miss our virtual events! Our “Snacktacular Road Trip,” is Nov. 30 — Dec. 2. Join your favorite hosts from Brains On!, Smash Boom Best and Forever Ago LIVE on YouTube for just $19.99 per family. Watch the fun, and ask them questions! Plus, Smarty Pass holders get 20% off (sign up today to get yours and the discount). Go to  [brainson.org/fieldtrips] (http://brainson.org/fieldtrips)  to get your tickets! *** 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] (http://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! ... Read more

16 Nov 2023

35 MINS

35:03

16 Nov 2023


#102

Capybaras vs. Komodo Dragons: a creature debate

Today’s debate is a fantastic face-off between a relaxed rodent and a raging reptile. We’ve got a cuddly meme, and a hissing, hunting machine! It’s Capybaras vs. Komodo Dragons! Brains On producer and archaeologist Anna Goldfield reps the captivating Capybaras, while writer, actor and comedian Duck Washington defends team Komodo Dragons! Which creature will be crowned the Smash Boom Best? Head on over to [smashboom.org] (http://smashboom.org/) and vote to tell us who YOU think won! This week’s sponsors are: wondery.com/shows/the-grinch - Follow ‘Tis The Grinch Holiday Talk Show on the Wondery app or wherever you get your podcasts. *** Don’t miss our virtual events! Our “Snacktacular Road Trip,” is Nov. 30 — Dec. 2. Join your favorite hosts from Brains On!, Smash Boom Best and Forever Ago LIVE on YouTube for just $19.99 per family. Watch the fun, and ask them questions! Plus, Smarty Pass holders get 20% off (sign up today to get yours and the discount). Go to  [brainson.org/fieldtrips] (http://brainson.org/fieldtrips)  to get your tickets! *** 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] (http://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! ... Read more

09 Nov 2023

31 MINS

31:54

09 Nov 2023


#101

Trolls vs. Leprechauns: a legendary debate

It’s a mythological mashup for the ages! Will mischievous fairies prevail or will cave creatures conquer? It’s Trolls vs. Leprechauns! Circle Round host Rebecca Sheir will leap for lovely leprechauns while What if World host Eric O’Keefe will tell us why trolls should triumph. Head on over to [smashboom.org] (http://smashboom.org/) and vote to tell us who YOU think won! This week’s sponsors are: [IXL.COM/FIELDTRIP] (http://ixl.com/FIELDTRIP)  - To get a 20% off an IXL membership. movies.disney.com/wish - Only in theaters November 22, tickets available now. Rated PG, parental guidance suggested *** Don’t miss our virtual events! Our “Snacktacular Road Trip,” is Nov. 30 — Dec. 2. Join your favorite hosts from Brains On!, Smash Boom Best and Forever Ago LIVE on YouTube for just $19.99 per family. Watch the fun, and ask them questions! Plus, Smarty Pass holders get 20% off (sign up today to get yours and the discount). Go to  [brainson.org/fieldtrips] (http://brainson.org/fieldtrips)  to get your tickets! *** 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] (http://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! ... Read more

02 Nov 2023

33 MINS

33:11

02 Nov 2023


#100

Lemonade vs. Hot Chocolate: a sippable debate

Today’s debate is a sippable smackdown that is sure to refresh, relax and reward your sweet tooth. One side has sour power and the other comes with marshmallow might! Grab all the glasses and mugs you can possibly handle because it’s Lemonade vs. Hot Chocolate! Listen as actor, improviser and voice artist Billy Soco brings the heat for team hot chocolate while actor and podcaster Michael Stevens fights for team lemonade! Which unbelievable beverage will come out on top — Lemonade or Hot Chocolate?  Head on over to  [smashboom.org] (http://smashboom.org/)  and vote to tell us who YOU think won! This week’s sponsors are: [IXL.COM/FIELDTRIP] (http://ixl.com/FIELDTRIP)  - To get a 20% off an IXL membership. *** Don’t miss our virtual events! Our “Snacktacular Road Trip,” is Nov. 30 — Dec. 2. Join your favorite hosts from Brains On!, Smash Boom Best and Forever Ago LIVE on YouTube for just $19.99 per family. Watch the fun, and ask them questions! Plus, Smarty Pass holders get 20% off (sign up today to get yours and the discount). Go to  [brainson.org/fieldtrips] (http://brainson.org/fieldtrips)  to get your tickets! *** 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] (http://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! ... Read more

26 Oct 2023

35 MINS

35:36

26 Oct 2023


#99

Lightning vs. Snowflakes: a meteorological debate

Today’s debate is a meteorological mashup that is sure to make you shake and shiver. One side comes in a flash the other comes in a flurry. Be sure to grab your coats and your thickest mittens, because it’s Lightning vs. Snowflakes! Listen as writer and composer Benjamin Weiner brings the thunder for team lightning while actor, and clown Tallie Medel brings the heat for team snowflakes! Which meteorological moment will come out on top, Lightning vs. Snowflakes? Strut on over to  [smashboom.org] (http://smashboom.org/)  and vote to tell us who YOU think won! This week’s sponsors are: [IXL.COM/FIELDTRIP] (http://ixl.com/FIELDTRIP)  - To get the most effective learning program out there at the best price. 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] (http://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! ... Read more

19 Oct 2023

33 MINS

33:15

19 Oct 2023


#98

Hot Sauce vs. Butter: a flavorful debate

Today’s debate is a saucy matchup of two flavorful feasts. It’s zesty tang meets creamy dream – hot sauce vs. butter! Brains On co-creator Marc Sanchez is ready to sizzle for team Hot Sauce and podcast producer Tracy Mumford will take you from bland to grand with Team Butter. Head on over to [smashboom.org] (http://smashboom.org/) and vote to tell us who YOU think won! This week’s sponsors are: [IXL.COM/FIELDTRIP] (http://ixl.com/FIELDTRIP)  - To get a 20% off an IXL membership. [Greenlight.com] (http://greenlight.com/)  - The banking and investing app for kids and teens. 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] (http://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! ... Read more

12 Oct 2023

35 MINS

35:20

12 Oct 2023


#97

Forever Ago: Where did the weekend come from?

Hello Smash Boom Besties! We're going to be back with a new debate next week. Hooray! This week, we want to share with you an episode of our sister podcast Forever Ago, hosted by Joy Dolo. You may remember Joy from such debates as Mermaids vs. Bigfoot, Mustard vs. Mayo and Bubble Gum vs. Gummy Bears. She's a star, a delight, and well, a Joy. To dive into the history of the weekend with Joy, search for Forever Ago wherever you listen to Smash Boom Best. And they're going to be back with brand new episodes starting Wednesday, November 8. So you have some time to catch up on the first three seasons until then! ... Read more

05 Oct 2023

06 MINS

06:03

05 Oct 2023


#96

Rubik’s Cube vs. Origami a geometric debate

Today’s debate is a geometric puzzler. It’s Rubik’s Cube vs. Origami! Catch producer and comedian Aron Woldeslassie going pattern-to-pattern with journalist Jed Kim and see who wins – the cutest cube or the power of the paper. Head on over to [smashboom.org] (http://smashboom.org/) and vote to tell us who YOU think won! This week’s sponsors are: [IXL.COM/FIELDTRIP] (http://ixl.com/FIELDTRIP)  - To get a 20% off an IXL membership. [Greenlight.com] (http://greenlight.com/)  - The banking and investing app for kids and teens. 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] (http://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! ... Read more

28 Sep 2023

32 MINS

32:36

28 Sep 2023


#95

Scorpions vs. Butterflies: a critter debate

Today’s debate is a colossal critter competition! One of them stings, the other has wings. It’s scorpions vs. butterflies! We’ve got standup comedian and health educator Khadijah Cooper ready to sing the praises of the snazzy scorpion and writer, actor and comedian Becky Abrams here to tell us why butterflies are breathtaking. Head on over to [smashboom.org] (http://smashboom.org/) and vote to tell us who YOU think won! This week’s sponsors are: Pawpatrol.movie - Catch PAW PATROL: THE MIGHTY MOVIE in theaters on September 29th! [IXL.COM/FIELDTRIP] (http://ixl.com/FIELDTRIP)  - To get a 20% off an IXL membership. [Greenlight.com] (http://greenlight.com/)  - The banking and investing app for kids and teens. 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] (http://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! ... Read more

21 Sep 2023

37 MINS

37:52

21 Sep 2023


#94

Top Hats vs. Flip Flops: a stylish debate

We hope you’re ready for some fashion bashin’, because today’s debate is a rumble between the tips of your toes and the top of your head! One protects us from the sun and the other makes tan lines that are so much fun. It’s Top Hats vs. Flip Flops! Top-notch editor and Brains On! co-creator Sanden Totten will be repping top hats, while comedian and writer Max Maliga will defend flip flops. Which adorable adornment will come out on top, Top Hats or Flip Flops? Strut on over to  [smashboom.org] (http://smashboom.org/)  and vote to tell us who YOU think won! This week’s sponsors are: Pawpatrol.movie - Catch PAW PATROL: THE MIGHTY MOVIE in theaters on September 29th! [IXL.COM/FIELDTRIP] (http://ixl.com/FIELDTRIP)  - To get a 20% off an IXL membership. [Greenlight.com] (http://greenlight.com/)  - The banking and investing app for kids and teens. 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] (http://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! ... Read more

14 Sep 2023

38 MINS

38:18

14 Sep 2023


#93

Palm Trees vs. Pine Trees: a tree-mendous debate

Today’s tree-mendous debate is between two prolific plants. One side towers tall with fancy fronds, while the other amazes with needles and cones. It's Palm Trees vs. Pine Trees! Writer, comedian, and improviser Andy Hilbrands will sing the praises of palms, while writer, actor, and @jewslovetrees creator Tobin Mitnick will tell us why pines are oh-so fine. Which tree will take the win? Playful palms or pleasant pines? Branch out to [smashboom.org] (http://smashboom.org/) and vote to tell us who YOU think won! This week’s sponsors are: Pawpatrol.movie - Catch PAW PATROL: THE MIGHTY MOVIE in theaters on September 29th! [Greenlight.com] (http://greenlight.com/)  - The banking and investing app for kids and teens. [IXL.COM/FIELDTRIP] (http://ixl.com/FIELDTRIP)  - To get a 20% off an IXL membership. 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] (http://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! ... Read more

07 Sep 2023

35 MINS

35:50

07 Sep 2023


#92

Frisbees vs. Yo-yos: a toy debate

Today’s debate playdate decides the fate of two terrific toys. It’s Frisbees vs. Yo-yos! Actor, writer and improviser Lauren Anderson is ready to soar for team frisbee, while comedian Comrade Tripp is jumping up and down for team yo-yos! Who will win? Fabulous frisbees or the oh-so-fun yo-yos? Spin on over to [smashboom.org] (http://smashboom.org/) and vote to tell us who YOU think won! 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] (http://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! ... Read more

31 Aug 2023

32 MINS

32:27

31 Aug 2023


#91

Tooth Fairy vs. Sandman: a fairy special debate

Today’s debate is a mythic mashup. Fluff your pillows and brush your teeth, cuz it’s Tooth Fairy vs. Sandman! In a never-before-seen matchup between husband and wife – comedian and animator Brant Miller defends the Sandman from Tooth Fairy lover and Moment of Um producer Anna Weggel! Who will win? The queen of teeth or the sultan of sand? Sleepwalk over to [smashboom.org] (https://www.smashboom.org/) and vote to tell us who YOU think won! 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] (http://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! ... Read more

24 Aug 2023

32 MINS

32:57

24 Aug 2023


#90

Bubble Gum vs. Gummy Bears: a yummy gummy debate

This week’s debate is a tasty tussle between a chewy champion and a gummy grizzly. Grab your lunch boxes and protect your hair, because it’s Gummy Bears vs. Bubble Gum! Actor, improvisor, and creative extraordinaire Alsa Bruno is all in for glorious Gummy Bears and Forever Ago host Joy Dolo is here to hype the hubbub for team Bubble Gum! Which side will stick it out for the win? Gleeful Gummy Bears or beloved Bubble Gum? Chew your way to [smashboom.org] (http://smashboom.org/) and vote to tell us who YOU think won! 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] (http://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! ... Read more

17 Aug 2023

35 MINS

35:35

17 Aug 2023


#89

Electric Eels vs. Tasmanian Devils: A nocturnal debate

Today’s debate is chock full of shocks. It’s electric eels vs. Tasmanian devils! Comedian, puppeteer, and podcaster Tim Platt reps electric eels in this scream-worthy smackdown with science journalist, Brains On! editor and Tasmanian devil defender Shahla Farzan. Which beast will triumph? Supercharged fish or misunderstood marsupial? Scramble over to  [smashboom.org] (http://smashboom.org/)  and vote to tell us who YOU think won! 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] (http://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! ... Read more

10 Aug 2023

35 MINS

35:36

10 Aug 2023


#88

We're back on August 10th!

[Smash Boom Best] (https://www.brainson.org/pages/smashboombest)  is back on Thursday, January 5th with 16 new episodes of chatty, fact-y fun! You’re in for some massive new matchups like Birthday Parties vs. Trick-or-Treating, Spiderman vs. Batman, and Mayo vs. Mustard! Who do YOU think will win? Listen and judge for yourself. You’ll hear veteran debaters like Jed Kim and Joy Dolo duke it out with newbies like Ryan Perez and Avery Trufelman. We’re so excited, debate-heads. Until then, keep on being the smash boom best!! ... Read more

13 Jul 2023

01 MINS

01:00

13 Jul 2023


#87

Molly vs. Sanden: An Epic Debate

Hey, Smarty Pal, want more Smash Boom Best? Check out this sneak peek of Sanden and Molly going head to head! It’s a tussle between folks who love to fly high and those who prefer to lay low. Whether you live to swing, or bouncing’s more your thing, you’re going to flip for this debate, because it's hammocks vs. trampolines! In one corner we’ve got the co-creator and host of Brains On! and Smash Boom Best, the one and only Molly Bloom. And in the other corner we’ve got the co-creator and editor of Brains On! and Smash Boom Best, Sanden Totten! ... Read more

15 Jun 2023

02 MINS

02:58

15 Jun 2023


#86

Join us for Smash Boom Best LIVE!

On Sunday, July 23rd – we’re doing [Smash Boom Best, Live!] (https://www.etix.com/ticket/p/6831013/smash-boom-best-live-stpaul-parkway-theater?partner_id=240&_ga=2.59251693.1574813022.1686071283-1429964493.1686071283) [ at the Parkway Theater in Minneapolis.] (https://www.etix.com/ticket/p/6831013/smash-boom-best-live-stpaul-parkway-theater?partner_id=240&_ga=2.59251693.1574813022.1686071283-1429964493.1686071283) Host Molly Bloom will be joined by two of your favorite debaters: Forever Ago host and seriously funny person, Joy Dolo – and actor and comedian, Brant Miller! They’ll be duking it out in not one, but TWO smash boom smackdowns – topics top secret!  Members of our audience – that means YOU – will judge the debate. We hope to see you there! [Get your tickets here] (https://www.etix.com/ticket/p/6831013/smash-boom-best-live-stpaul-parkway-theater?partner_id=240&_ga=2.59251693.1574813022.1686071283-1429964493.1686071283) : https://tinyurl.com/sbblive ... Read more

06 Jun 2023

01 MINS

01:03

06 Jun 2023


#85

Spider-Man vs. Batman: A super debate

Our final debate of the season is a superpowered smackdown between two heroic icons: the spunky web-slinger from Queens and the brave guardian of Gotham. Ne'er-do-wells beware, because it’s Spider-Man vs. Batman! We’ve got actor, writer, and Story Pirates co-host Peter McNerney ready to give it his all for team Spider-Man! And rapper extraordinaire Matt Allen better known as NUR-D here to defend the caped crusader– Batman! Which side will step up to the win? The red and blue web-head or the Dark Knight? Adjust your mask, tighten your tool belt and swoop on over to  [smashboom.org] (http://smashboom.org/)  to vote for the team YOU think won! [Headspace.com/SMASHBOOM] (http://headspace.com/SMASHBOOM)  - try Headspace free for 30 days 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] (http://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! ... Read more

20 Apr 2023

34 MINS

34:30

20 Apr 2023


#84

Story Pirates: How Do You Scare a Mermaid?/Chickening (feat. Busy Phillips)

Hi Smash Boom besties! We have a special treat for you today. We're sharing an episode of the Story Pirates podcast. Our good friend Peter McNerney from the Story Pirates has debated on Smash Boom Best many times, and we're so excited to have him back later this week in our sizzling superhero smackdown, Spider-Man vs. Batman. You won't want to miss it. Until then, we hope you enjoy this awesome episode of Story Pirates. This episode features an adaptation of 9-year-old Lainey's "How Do You Scare a Mermaid?" into a total bop of a song, and 11-year-old Camilo's "The Chickening" teaches us the newest dance craze appropriate for any time, place or reality! To read the original stories behind the episode and hear more from Story Pirates, visit  [storypirates.com/podcast] (http://storypirates.com/podcast) ! Enjoy the show! ... Read more

17 Apr 2023

31 MINS

31:10

17 Apr 2023


#83

Narwhals vs. Jellyfish: A marine debate

Today’s debate is a marine dream! One side has a giant tooth that's brought it acclaim, while the other wobbles on without a brain. Get ready to dive into this debate because it’s Narwhals vs. Jellyfish! Actor and writer Allison Reese is here to defend notable narwhals, while podcast producer Tracy Mumford gets jiggy for team jellyfish! Which side will swim to victory? Team horn or team tentacle? Float on over to [smashboom.org] (http://smashboom.org/) to vote for the team YOU think won! [Headspace.com/SMASHBOOM] (http://headspace.com/SMASHBOOM)  - try Headspace free for 30 days 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] (http://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! ... Read more

13 Apr 2023

35 MINS

35:02

13 Apr 2023


#82

Million Bazillion: Money Mania Game Show

Hi Smash Boom Besties! We want to share an episode from a podcast we know you’ll like — [Million Bazillion] (https://www.marketplace.org/shows/million-bazillion/) ! It’s a show that asks and answers questions about money. In the episode we’re sharing today, Million Bazillion hosts its inaugural “Money Mania” game show, where five lucky listeners compete in an elaborate obstacle course to get their questions answered. This week, they’ll tackle questions like: What is profit? Why do receipts have so many words? And, what do stores do with all their leftover holiday stuff?If you enjoy the show, we hope you’ll listen to all the other great episodes they have to offer! ... Read more

10 Apr 2023

28 MINS

28:30

10 Apr 2023


#81

Baths vs. Showers: A bubbly debate

Turn on the tap, and grab your shower cap… cuz it’s baths vs showers! Moment of Um producer Anna Weggel bubbles for baths in this soapy smackdown with writer, producer and shower-lover Boen Wang! Which splashy past-time will win? Sprinkling showers or bubbly tubs? Slip and slide over to  [smashboom.org] (http://smashboom.org/)  to vote for the team YOU think won! [Headspace.com/SMASHBOOM] (http://headspace.com/SMASHBOOM)  - try Headspace free for 30 days 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] (http://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! ... Read more

06 Apr 2023

34 MINS

34:06

06 Apr 2023