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We Got This with Mark and Hal

Every Wednesday Mark Gagliardi and Hal Lublin (Drunk History, The Thrilling Adventure Hour, Welcome to Night Vale) take the dumb issues in life that people care too much about and settle the argument once and for all. No topic is too small or insignificant for them to dissect and decide! Whatever minutiae you argue with friends and family, don’t worry: We Got This.
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Aug 23, 2017

Mark has done it again, this time taking two topics, deciding them both, then pitting the winners against one another. This time, it's all about streaming TV! Which service is best, and can the best streaming TV service topple watching live TV? Only one way to find out.

See Mark and Hal LIVE in NYC on Sunday, October 8th at 6pm as part of NYCC Presents! Get tickets here.

Aug 16, 2017

As we enter the dog days of summer, nothing feels more refreshing than a swim; but is it better to hop in the pool, or stride into the ocean? Mark and Hal are joined by Angela Webber, one half of The Doubleclicks (whose new album Love Problems is available now!), as they discuss swimming, almost drowning, octopi, the cast of Cocoon, and more! Also, lakes are RIGHT OUT.

See Mark and Hal LIVE in NYC on Sunday, October 8th at 6pm as part of NYCC Presents! Get tickets here.

Aug 9, 2017

 

As Summer begins to wind down, Mark and Hal take a look at a subject that's been heating up among the People of the World: Should ice cream be served in a cup or in a cone? Hal will let you in on some world class gorging info while Mark walks with mutz, and the definitive answer is reached!

See Mark and Hal LIVE in NYC on Sunday, October 8th at 6pm as part of NYCC Presents! Get tickets here.

 

Aug 2, 2017

It's a homecoming for Hal and guest Maureen Johnson, who join forces with Mark to pick the best classic board game of them all! You'll laugh! You'll cry! You'll hear about finger Dracula, Hal's childhood therapy and barely hear Bill Lublin from his onstage throne!

Jul 26, 2017

Carvel Ice Cream Cakes. If you grew up on the East Coast, you remember Tom Carvel's gravely voice talking about their many ice cream offerings, but at the top of those sweet treats sit two titans: Cookie Puss, the alien from the planet Birthday who's here to brighten your day, and Fudgie the Whale - for a whale of a dad.

Mark and Hal were able to secure both cakes (with some help from our friends at Carvel) and put them both through the wringer to settle once and for all which cake is king!

Jul 19, 2017

An addendum to this week's Best Cartoon Cat episode, Mark Evanier calls in to answer Hal's Garflied question and chat a bit more about everyone's favorite Monday-hater. Mark wrote for Garfield & Friends all throughout its run and is an expert in the area of Garfield. Enjoy!

Jul 19, 2017

They love lasagna, exiting stage left (even), and chasing mice and birds. They hate having anvils dropped on their heads and getting their whiskers plucked by their cousins. Cartoon cats have a proud, long legacy that started with a trick back way back when. But which fictional feline is the best of the litter? Mark and Hal are joined by Paul Dini, legendary writer who has even worked on a few of these kitties and helps them get to the bottom of this, once and for all.

See We Got This LIVE this Friday, July 21st at Ruba Club with special guest Maureen Johnson! Click here for tickets.

 

Jul 12, 2017

Spider-Man, Spider-Man/So many versions of Spider-man

Who's the best, of them all?/Who will rise, who will fall?

Hey there! We'll pick Best Spider-man!

Come see Mark and Hal LIVE at the 5th annual Philadelphia Podcast Festival on Friday, July 21st. Click here for details and tickets!

 

Jul 5, 2017

 

Seinfeld. Friends. Frasier. Home Improvement. Roseanne. Murphy Brown. It's hard to argue that the 1990's didn't spawn some of the most beloved sitcoms of all time. Someone wanted to know which was the best of them all, so Mark and Hal turned to Jesse Thorn, host of "Bullseye", "Jordan, Jesse, Go!", and the new limited series "The Turnaround" to help them get to the answer. Get ready for some STRONG opinions...

See Mark and Hal LIVE in Philadelphia on Friday, July 21st at Ruba Club with special guest Maureen Johnson as part of the Philadelphia Podcast Festival! Get your tickets here.

Jun 28, 2017

Every once in a while, we get suggestions for topics that might not merit a full episode, but instead of just leaving them aside, we round them up and clean the slate! This time around, things get personal fast. Will you ever look at Mark and Hal the same again, or will this just reinforce your existing ideas about them?

See Mark and Hal record We Got This LIVE with special guest Maureen Johnson on Friday, July 21st in Philadelphia! Get tickets here.

Jun 21, 2017

The Producers. Young Frankenstein. Blazing Saddles. High Anxiety. Spaceballs. The filmmaking career of Mel Brooks is now 50 years young, and he's created some of the most beloved comedies of all time. But which one is the best one? Leave THAT to us. And special guest Travis McElroy (My Brother, My Brother and Me, The Adventure Zone, Shmanners, and more). Together they walk through all 50 years to come up with the best of them all!

See Mark and Hal record We Got This LIVE with special guest Maureen Johnson on Friday, July 21st in Philadelphia! Get tickets here.

Jun 14, 2017

Since it's Pride Month, Mark and Hal are tackling the rainbow - not the flag, but the refraction of light through a prism! Which color of the rainbow will reign supreme? Listen and find out!

Come see Mark and Hal in Philadelphia LIVE at Ruba Club on July 21st with special guest Maureen Johnson. Get tickets here before they sell out!

Jun 7, 2017

PC and Mac - two brands that have been going head to head for 30+ years. Everyone has their brand loyalty, but nobody has definitively settled which brand is the best... until now. Joined by author Christopher Moore, Mark and Hal wade through the technological morass to come to a final decision.

See Mark and Hal LIVE in Philadephia as part of the 2017 Philly Podcast Festival! Their live recording will be Friday, July 21st at the Ruba Club and tickets are now available - get yours before they all sell out!

May 31, 2017

Mark and Hal head to the Midway to explore all of the nausea- and thrill-inducing rides carnivals have to offer.

Check the height requirements, make sure the safety bar is securely in place, and settle in for the thrill of a lifetime as Mark and Hal pick the best carnival ride.

Come see Mark and Hal LIVE in Philadelphia on Friday, July 21st as part of the Philadelphia Podcast Festival. Get tickets here.

May 24, 2017

Going through almost 90 years of Academy Award-winning is a daunting task, but Mark and Hal never let a challenge or a lack of seeing every film on a list get in their way. Thankfully, they've got backup in the form of Song Exploder and The West Wing Weekly host Hrishikesh Hirway, who jumps into the fray to wade through the most celebrated films in history to come away with a definitive victor! Recorded aboard the 2017 JoCoCruise!

May 14, 2017

Happy Mother's Day! Mark and Hal are joined by Theresa Thorn, co-host of Max Fun sister podcast One Bad Mother and co-author of You're Doing a Great Job!: 100 Ways You're Winning at Parenting. Together, they pick the Best TV Mom of all time!

May 10, 2017

A previously lost episode is rediscovered as Mark and Hal get a redo on their selection of Best Movie Snack by just recording it properly this time.

May 3, 2017

Faster than a speeding bullet! More powerful than a locomotive! Able to leap tall buildings in a single bound! Has been in some terrible movies and some really good ones! But which is the best? Mark and Hal decide.

Apr 26, 2017

This past Sunday was the Bard's 453rd birthday, and to celebrate Mark and Hal have teamed up with the Reduced Shakespeare Company's Austin Tichenor to choose The Bard's greatest work. Hark! What play through yonder podcast breaks? Only one way to find out...

Check out RSC's new Pop-up Shakespeare book, available for pre-order now!

Apr 19, 2017

Recorded on the 2017 JoCo Cruise, Mark and Hal welcome Ted Leo into their recording cabin to talk breakfast cereals. Which will reign supreme? Which will fall early? Which cereal mascot did Ted once dress up as and did it suck? All those answers and more in this week's episode.

Apr 12, 2017

Mark and Hal dive into history, their childhoods, and science to come away with a clean victory for one of these forms of soap!

Apr 5, 2017

In the last 30+ years the Coen Brothers have left their mark on the filmmaking world, creating unforgettable characters and telling interesting stories. But which of their films reigns supreme? Mark and Hal call in their buddy Jeffrey Cranor (Welcome to Night Vale, Within the Wires) to help make the call.

Mar 29, 2017

Mark and Hal are joined by their Night Vale pals Cecil Baldwin, Jon Bernstein AKA Disparition, Jeffrey Cranor, and Symphony Sanders LIVE on a boat, where they knock out a series of mini-topics in an attempt to clean the slate!

The 2017 MaxFunDrive is happening through March 31st, and if you support We Got This as a new/upgrading member, you could overturn one of our decisions! Learn more here.

Mar 20, 2017

When you're trying to select the best song by one of the most influential sketch groups of all time, you need a heavy hitter to help. Thankfully, "Weird" Al Yankovic was available to help Mark and Hal wade through the Pythons' impressive catalogue and come away with a winner!

The 2017 Max Fun Drive is here! Go to maximumfun.org to get involved and support We Got This!

Mar 15, 2017

Hal clears up some rumors about his feelings for ketchup as he and Mark talk about the surprising varieties of ketchup that exist around the world. Can the global juggernaut that is Heinz be toppled?

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