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Season 5 Trailer

Season 5 Trailer

2022-06-0902:18

Smash Boom Best is back on Thursday, July 7th with 13 new episodes! Get ready for some show-stopping smackdowns like Little Red Riding Hood vs. Goldilocks, Lollipops vs. Popcorn, and Exercise vs. Naps! Who do YOU think will win? Tune in on July 7th and judge for yourself. You’ll hear veteran debaters like Merk Nguyen and Daniel Alarcón duke it out with newbies like Tobin Mitnick and Tea Ho! Get pumped smash boom besties! You’re in for some rip-roaring new debates.
Hi Smash Boom Besties! We are hard at work on the new season of Smash Boom Best and we will be back with new debates SOON! But in the meantime we wanted to tell you about our other show Forever Ago - which returns this week for a brand new season! Forever Ago is hosted by Smash Boom Best all star debater - Joy Dolo - who you may remember from Ghosts vs. Zombies, Coral Reefs vs. Rainforests, or Mermaids vs. Bigfoot!On Forever Ago - Joy and the team dig into the surprising and fascinating history of things we think are ordinary but they’re not - like video games, baths, and more. We think you’ll really like it and we have the newest episode to share with you that’s all about Ice Cream Flavors. We’ll be back in your feed soon with the exciting news on the release date for the new season of Smash Boom Best! We’re looking for time capsule submissions to feature on Forever Ago! You can submit yours here: foreverago.org/contact
If you’re looking for more Smash Boom goodness, join us for our next live, interactive debate on February 26th! Fan favorite debaters Sanden Totten, Joy Dolo, Katie McVay, and Jed Kim will go head-to-head in a wild debate about which animal is the coolest! We don’t want to reveal the animals they’ll be representing just yet, but we can say they’re all animals you’ve suggested we feature on our show. Plus, the debate is interactive, so YOU get to choose the sneak attacks and winners, live!Donate in any amount at smashboom.org/donate to get access to the event, and if you’re unable to attend live, don’t worry! Everyone who donates will get a recording of the show.
Basketball vs. Baseball

Basketball vs. Baseball

2022-02-0333:594

Today’s debate is a slam dunk and a home run, rolled into one. It’s basketball vs. baseball! Hoopster and master producer Marc Sanchez mounts a full court press on major league podcast host Merk Nguyen… but which sport will win? B-ball or that old ball game? Sprint over to smashboom.org and vote for the team YOU think won!Donate to Smash Boom Best now and get access our upcoming live event, Smash Zoo Best, on February 26th! Everyone who donates will also get a recording of the event. Go to smashboom.org/donate now so you don't miss out!
Ghosts vs. Zombies

Ghosts vs. Zombies

2022-01-2737:358

Today’s frightful free-for-all might just scare your pants off. It’s GHOSTS vs. ZOMBIES! Co-host of the Story Pirates podcast, Peter McNerney battles comedian and host of Forever Ago, Joy Dolo in this un-boo-lievable battle. Who will win? Ghoulish ghosts? Or zealous zombies? Lurch over to smashboom.org and vote for the spooky creature YOU think won!Donate to Smash Boom Best now and get access our upcoming live event, Smash Zoo Best, on February 26th! Everyone who donates will also get a recording of the event. Go to smashboom.org/donate now so you don't miss out!
We know a lot of you debate heads like to take notes and keep score while you're listening to Smash Boom Best, BUT have you ever stopped to think how the pencil lead your’re using sticks to the paper? Strange concept right? This is just the type of question we like to answer on our newest podcast: Moment of Um. The show comes out every weekday in your favorite podcast app. Subscribe now. If you have a question you think might make for a good Moment of Um episode, send it to us at BrainsOn.org/contact.
Apollo vs. Artemis

Apollo vs. Artemis

2022-01-2037:193

Join us on Mount Olympus for a battle between two of the greatest Greek gods. It’s Apollo vs. Artemis! Journalist Jed Kim spars with producer Ruby Guthrie in this divine debate… but which twin will win? Dash over to smashboom.org and vote for the deity YOU think won!Donate to Smash Boom Best now and get access our upcoming live event, Smash Zoo Best, on February 26th! Everyone who donates will also get a recording of the event. Go to smashboom.org/donate now so you don't miss out!
We're super excited for you to hear our newest podcast: Moment of Um! Whether or not you’ve heard of Moment of Um featured in Brains On, you’re in for a treat! The show answers those head-scratcher questions that seem to pop into your head out of nowhere. How do oysters make pearls? Why do your ears pop? Are bananas radioactive? All will be revealed when you listen to Moment of Um. The first three episodes drop January 24th. Follow on your favorite podcast app or YouTube.
Two iconic ecosystems hurl tree-mendous facts and rock-hard arguments in today’s colorful debate. It’s coral reefs versus rainforests! Comedian and host of Forever Ago, Joy Dolo, takes salty swings at science writer and comedian Kasha Patel in this rip-roaring battle… but which realm will rain supreme? Snorkel over to smashboom.org and vote for the ecosystem YOU think won!Donate to Smash Boom Best now and get access our upcoming live event, Smash Zoo Best, on February 26th! Everyone who donates will also get a recording of the event. Go to smashboom.org/donate now so you don't miss out!
Apples vs. Bananas

Apples vs. Bananas

2022-01-0633:019

Today’s fruity free-for-all is apple-solutely bananas! In one corner, we’ve got those crunchy, portable treats -- apples! And in the other, it’s those yellow fruits in a suit -- bananas! Comedian Tommy McNamara spars with comedian and writer Saurin Choksi in this tasty face-off... but which fruit will peel their way to victory? There’s no telling with this bunch! Crunch and munch your way over to smashboom.org and vote for the fruit YOU think won!If you're looking for more Smash Boom Best, you can get immediate access to the recording of our Halloween event by donating now at smashboom.org/donate. Thanks for supporting this public media podcast!
Lego vs. Minecraft

Lego vs. Minecraft

2021-12-1635:476

Today, we’ve got a builder’s battle you’re gonna DIG. It’s Lego vs. Minecraft! In one corner, we’ve got the Lego-loving YouTuber and contestant on Lego Masters USA Season 1, Boone Langston! In the other, it’s Minecraft influencer and author of the NY-Times best-selling book series Wild Rescuers, Stacy Hinojosa, a.k.a. StacyPlays! Which realm will triumph? The physical kingdom of plastic bricks? Or that digital universe of biomes and blocks? Hop over to smashboom.org and vote for the team YOU think won. You’re in for a breathtaking battle of the bricks!Give a holiday gift in support of Smash Boom Best. When you give, you'll get immediate access to our Halloween Spook-tacular — so you’ll get more Smash Boom Best! Head to smashboom.org/donate and donate today. Thanks!
Godzilla vs. King Kong

Godzilla vs. King Kong

2021-12-0935:138

We hope you’re ready for today’s ragin’ rivalry, cuz it’s monstrous! In one corner we’ve got that legendary lizard with atomic breath… Godzilla! And in the other, it’s that gargantuan gorilla who scales skyscrapers… King Kong! Radio producer and comedian Aron Woldeslassie tangles with journalist and author Tom Weber in this colossal clash… but which monster will be crowned the smash boom beast?! Stomp over to smashboom.org and vote for the monster YOU think won!Give a holiday gift in support of Smash Boom Best. When you give, you'll get immediate access to our Halloween Spook-tacular — so you’ll get more Smash Boom Best! Head to smashboom.org/donate and donate today. Thanks! This episode was sponsored by Headspace headspace.com/smash
Jello vs. Spam

Jello vs. Spam

2021-12-0234:593

We hope you're hungry, cuz today’s debate stars two funny, fantastic foods. It’s Jello vs. Spam! Audio producer Tracy Mumford and American chef and food writer Kenji Lopez-Alt get serious in this squelching smackdown… but which tasty treat will triumph? Jiggly, wiggly Jello, or Spam, that salty ham in a can!? Bounce over to smashboom.org and vote for the food who YOU think won. You’re in for a sweet and salty treat!Give a holiday gift in support of Smash Boom Best. When you give, you'll get immediate access to our Halloween Spook-tacular — so you’ll get more Smash Boom Best! Head to smashboom.org/donate and donate today. Thanks! This episode was sponsored by Wondery’s new podcast, Flip and Mozi’s Guide to How to be an Earthling.
Smash Boom Best will be back with eight new episodes starting December 2nd. Get ready for a slew of awesome battles, including one of our most requested debates of all time, Lego vs. Minecraft!In the meantime, join us for our first-ever live virtual Halloween-themed debate on October 23rd. Fan favorite debaters Jed Kim, Katie McVay, Joy Dolo and Sanden Totten will go head to head in a tournament of champions. It's going to be a blast.To watch the debate, all you have to do is give a gift of any amount to Smash Boom Best at smashboom.org/donate. Not only will you be supporting the show, but you'll get to watch this spooktacular showdown. If you can't make it live, a recording of the event will be made available to everyone who donates. Thanks so much for your support!
Pikachu vs. Mario

Pikachu vs. Mario

2021-09-2332:3310

Buckle up for a brawl between two of the most iconic video game characters of all time. It’s Pikachu vs. Mario!! Radio producer and Pokemon trainer David Zha goes up against podcast pro and Mario maven Kristina Lopez in this electrifying debate. Which character will win? The mighty, mustachioed plumber known for giant jumps? Or the yellow thunder mouse known for packing an electrified punch!? Zip over to smashboom.org and vote to tell us who YOU think won.Support Smash Boom Best with a donation and get automatic access to our live, interactive Halloween themed event in October. Head to smashboom.org/donate and donate today! This episode was sponsored by: Headspace headspace.com/smash
Chess vs. Ping Pong

Chess vs. Ping Pong

2021-09-1638:007

Today’s teams are in it to spin it. It’s chess vs. ping pong! Comedian and writer Joon Chung goes up against podcast producer Elyssa Dudley in this classic competition, but which team will smash their way to victory? Ping over to smashboom.org and vote for the team YOU think won -- and get ready for an epic battle, mate!Support Smash Boom Best with a donation and get automatic access to our live, interactive Halloween themed event in October. Head to smashboom.org/donate and donate today! This episode was sponsored by: Headspace headspace.com/smash
Horses vs. Dolphins

Horses vs. Dolphins

2021-09-0833:305

Saddle-up, because today’s debate is the dolphinition of awesome. It’s horses vs. dolphins! Terrible, Thanks for Asking producers Marcel Malekebu and Jeyca Maldonado-Medina go hoof to flipper in this fin-pressive debate... but which team will win? Handsome horses or dreamy dolphins? Splash over to smashboom.org and vote for the team YOU think won!Support Smash Boom Best with a donation and get automatic access to our live, interactive Halloween themed event in October. Head to smashboom.org/donate and donate today! This episode was sponsored by: Imagine Neighborhood (imagineneighborhood.org/smashboom)
Today, we’ve got a brawl between two things we’d hate to live without. It’s refrigerators vs. toilets! Terrible, Thanks for Asking creator Nora McInerny and reporter Jill Replogle duke it out in this feisty fixture face-off. But which team will claim the throne? Stone cold fridges? Or savvy lavvies? Shimmy over to smashboom.org, and vote for the team that YOU think won! Support Smash Boom Best with a donation and get automatic access to our live, interactive Halloween themed event in October. Head to smashboom.org/donate and donate today! This episode was sponsored by: Imagine Neighborhood (imagineneighborhood.org/smashboom)
Pack your bags, cuz today’s episode is a trip. It’s spaceships vs. submarines! Too Beautiful to Live co-host Andrew Walsh and comedian Brandi Brown travel from the depths of the ocean to the far reaches of outer space in this daring debate -- but which travel-craft will triumph? Vote for the vessel YOU think won at smashboom.org! Support Smash Boom Best with a donation and get automatic access to our live, interactive Halloween themed event in October. Head to smashboom.org/donate and donate today! This episode was sponsored by: Stitch Fix Kids (stitchfix.com/smash)
Honey vs. Pickles

Honey vs. Pickles

2021-08-1934:324

Two iconic foods go jar-to-jar in today’s fearsome flavor feud. It’s honey vs. pickles! Million Bazillion host Jed Kim goes up against comedian and journalist Anna Weggel in this sweet and salty showdown. Which team dill prevail? Vote to tell us who YOU think won at smashboom.org!Plus, we’ve got a special State of Debate segment this week, featuring actors Greg Cipes and Tara Strong, the voices behind Beast Boy and Raven on Teen Titans Go!, available on Cartoon Network. Which character do you think is cooler, Beast Boy or Raven? Support Smash Boom Best with a donation and get automatic access to our live, interactive Halloween themed event in October. Head to smashboom.org/donate and donate today! This episode was sponsored by: Bobby Wonder Podcast (gokidgo.com)
Comments (374)

a cute cat(say aww)

Jello I mean hello Whispers jello for the win

May 21st
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Maryam

so interesting to know why we actually call it pencil lead thank youuuu

May 13th
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Oliver Adams

Museums

Apr 18th
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Jack Mandel

AH HELL YEAH!

Mar 26th
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ID18102541

Ping 4 the win!

Mar 25th
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Jack Mandel

NOOOOOO HELPPPP MEEEE THE CRINGE PLEASE NOOOOO!CRINGE ALERT CRINGE ALERT.

Mar 25th
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C H

ow my brain hurt :(

Mar 15th
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Wonder lady

I agree girls are bad

Mar 8th
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Kiera Barnett

this a good debate idea

Mar 5th
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a cute cat(say aww)

invisibility DUUUH because if you fly too high up you get sick

Mar 1st
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ponnygal

should I listen to this?

Feb 19th
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a cute cat(say aww)

what's brown squishy and smells horrible

Feb 15th
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a cute cat(say aww)

OMG Minecraft DUUH

Feb 14th
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a cute cat(say aww)

ghost ghost

Feb 14th
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Jake Sneller

How do I undownload a episode?

Feb 7th
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이지은

athena wins always she's the queen of smarts, intelligence, war, strategies, art, inventing, etc...

Jan 26th
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Chelsea Flanagan

go Artemis

Jan 26th
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Kieffer Airhart

😯 HOW IS THIS POSSSSIIIIIBBBBBBLLLEEE????????? FRENCH FRIES 🍟

Dec 26th
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Kieffer Airhart

Stupidity decision?Yes!!!Bats baby🦇

Dec 20th
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Kieffer Airhart

SPAM SANDWICH ? YES BABY!!!

Dec 20th
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