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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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May 11, 2016

In the age of modern communication, when almost everyone has a mobile phone, has calling become outdated? Is it better to text someone, or call them? Mark and Hal sit with their friend, podcasting superstar, actor, comedian, raconteur, and fellow OG Workjuice Player Paul F. Tompkins to sort it all out.

Grab a wrench, set your phones to Kiwi and settle in for the telephonic debate of a lifetime!

May 4, 2016

In celebration of the release of Captain America: Civil War,Mark and Hal sift through the Marvel Cinematic Universe to decideonce and for all which side you should choose! Should you standbeside Tony Stark, Black Panther, and Spider-Man, or should youthrow in with Steve Rogers, Bucky Barnes, and Falcon? Grab yourvibranium shield and your arc reactor, and get ready!

Apr 27, 2016

Moe. Larry. Curly. Shemp. Joe. Curly Joe. Emil. Ted.

The Three Stooges are a cornerstone of American comedy, and people feel very strongly about which knucklehead sits at the top of the heap!

Thankfully for Mark and Hal, Billy West can not only impersonate all of the Stooges, but knows almost everything there is to know about them, so join our hosts and Billy as they weave in and out of the rich history of the Stooges to crown the king of the morons!

Apr 20, 2016

Whether you've been to an office party or celebrated a birthday in elementary school or were sad in an airport, you've enjoyed donuts before, and in the world of scrumptious round pastry, two names rise to the top: Dunkin' Donuts and Krispy Kreme.

Which one reigns supreme? Find out in this week's episode.

Apr 13, 2016

Almost every movie made has some form of special effects in them. In modern filmmaking, digital effects have become commonplace - but are we missing out on the more practically driven effects of older films. Mark and Hal sit down with effects wizard Tommy Haake to talk about the history of effects, the blending of techniques, and settle once and for all which kind of effects are better! 

Apr 4, 2016

On the evening of this episode's release, March Madness will officially draw to a close, and while the winning school basks in the revels of its achievement, Mark and Hal will break down the action in the only brackets that really matter: The Breakfast Brackets.

Mark and Hal sift through the sugary goodness to determine the best Cereal Mascot of all time. Buckle up.

Apr 1, 2016

There has never been a more divisive topic than this one, but fortunately, your intrepid hosts are never afraid to back down from a challenge. Who will come out on top: The Golden Boy of Memphis, or the Favorite Son of Philadelphia?

Don't worry, everyone: We Got This.

Mar 29, 2016

There's something undeniable about the greatness of BBQ. Just some animal protein, spices, wood, metal, and fire combine to create magic! Several regions across the US lay claim to having the best BBQ, but only one can be right, and it's up to the Dukes of Debate, who are joined by Hal's college buddy Adam Gertler (Gertler's Wurst, FX Movie Download, Man vs Child), a BBQ expert who will help us get to the bottom of it!

Keep your ears peeled for a cameo...

Mar 21, 2016

The Man of Steel vs The Dark Knight. The Guardian of Metropolis vs The Savior of Gotham. When Batman and Superman collide on screens around the world this weekend, it will no doubt be epic, but if you REALLY want to know who wins, look not further than We Got This, as we sit down with Superfan Travis McElroy (MBMBaM, The Adventure Zone, Shmanners, Trends like These) and Bat-Fan Ben Blacker (Writer's Panel, Thrilling Adventure Hour) to determine once and for all which DC Comics icon reigns supreme!

This is your last week to take advantage of the 2016 Max Fun Drive and support We Got This! Just click here and then be sure to list us as a show you listen to so we can benefit directly from your donation!

Mar 14, 2016

Coffee or Tea? It's not just a question you're asked after a meal - it's a vicious blood feud that spans the globe, and Mark and Hal have enlisted the help of friend and actor Cecil Baldwin, best known as the voice of Night Vale Community Radio, to help them out!

Do you want to become a supporter of We Got This and get some great Thank-You Gifts while you're at it? Go to the MaxFunDrive, set up your monthly donation, and list us as a show you listen to! The MaxFunDrive lasts through the 25th of March.

 

Mar 9, 2016

If ever there was an episode that uniquely captures the specific quirks of each of our hosts, it's this one, as Mark and Hal look for the best way to get their hands dry. Which method will reign supreme? Only one way to find out...

Feb 29, 2016

It's that special time of year when people's homes are filled with small, colorful boxes of manna from heaven itself, courtesy of the Girl Scouts of America. For almost 100 years Girl Scout Cookie sales have been a part of American life and diabetic complications, and while all people have their favorites, only one can be the actual best, and Mark and Hal are the ones to pick it.

Feb 24, 2016

52 episodes. Once a week for the last year, Mark and Hal have settled the most important debates in human history. To commemorate this important milestone, they've decided to break with tradition and overturn ONE decision from the past year, each picking one debate they think they got wrong, as well as one suggested by the audience. But WHICH debate will win and forever alter history?

 

Only one way to find out...

Feb 17, 2016

On average, people in the U.S. dine out 4 or 5 times a week! That means they're faced with one of restauranting's* greatest pickles: Sit at a booth or a table? Mark and Hal dive in and leave no stone unturned in their quest to find the best place for your butt.

 

 

*-We made this word up. COPYRIGHT

Feb 10, 2016

Workjuice Player Annie Savage and Fred Cross (Parks & Recreation, Gone Girl) join Mark and Hal to talk breakfast and address one of the burning questions submitted by our listeners - which is best? Pancakes, Waffles, or French Toast?

Feb 3, 2016

Most of us grew up with the magic of the Saturday Morning Cartoon, but with so many great shows from so many different eras, how can you pick the best one of all time? Easy. You call Mark and Hal, who call their friend (and Venture Brothers creator) Jackson Publick to make the call!

Topics include:

- Cereal

- HB Haters

- Cat Dictators

Watch Season 6 of The Venture Brothers on Cartoon Network, Sunday nights/Monday mornings at 12am! Sign up for the Shirt Club to get one-of-a-kind, limited run shirts for each episode!

Jan 27, 2016

Space - the final frontier. These are the voyages of Mark and Hal. Their one episode mission: to explore all Star Trek films with the help of Doc Hammer (The Venture Brothers), to explore strange new points of view, to seek out new decisions and new tangents, to boldly go where no episode has gone before!

Topics include:

- The HBO logo

- Horses

- 40-year-old teens

Watch season 6 of The Venture Brothers starting Sunday, January 31st at midnight!

Jan 20, 2016

President-nerd Mark takes Hal with him on a quest to determine once and for all which former Commander-In-Chief is the best of the bunch! Can Mark and Hal discuss presidents without getting political? OF COURSE THEY CAN.

 

Topics include:

- Bumfights

- Frankenstein

- Robots

- Foghorn Leghorn

- Pince-nez

Jan 12, 2016

Live from the Punch Line in San Francisco is our great friend and opening act Carter Parton Rogers. She's been inspiring people with her unique brand of music for years and we're thrilled to share her with all of you!

You can learn more about Carter on her website, on Twitter, on Facebook, or on Instagram!

Jan 12, 2016

After being suggested by so many people, Mark and Hal finally tackle the topic of Star Wars vs Star Trek. As the preeminent battle for the stars take place, we employ the help of our good friends Adam Savage and John Hodgman, who boldly go where no one has gone before, a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away.

Two fandoms enter. One fandom leaves.

Topics include:

- Rule 34

- Murder Bears

- Burn damage

- Alone time

Jan 6, 2016

We're #blessed to get so many interesting topics from all of you, but sometimes we get a suggestion that doesn't quite warrant its own episode, so we've smushed a bunch of them into one action-packed episode!

Topics include:

- Catchfishing

- Sly Crocs

- Horse Kicks
 
Get tickets NOW for the 1/10/16 live recording of our Star Wars vs Star Trek episode at San Francisco Sketchfest, with special guest Adam Savage and opening act Carter Parton Rogers!
Dec 30, 2015

For their last episode of 2015, Mark and Hal dig deep into their suggestion box and pull out one of their earliest suggestions and settle the Pickle Civil War once and for all.

Topics include:

- Reading Programs

- Spaghetti Sides

- Hal's palette

Get tickets NOW for the 1/10/16 live recording of our Star Wars vs Star Trek episode at San Francisco Sketchfest, with special guest Adam Savage and opening act Carter Parton Rogers!

Dec 23, 2015

One of the most beloved traditions of the Christmas season is gathering around to watch Christmas movies. With so many great movies out there, it can be confusing and difficult to know which is the very best. Fortunately, Mark and Hal are here to do the heavy lifting!

Topics include:

- Oliver Sholom

- Gotcha Podcasting

- A very John Waters Christmas

Get tickets NOW for the 1/10/16 live recording of our Star Wars vs Star Trek episode at San Francisco Sketchfest, with special guest Adam Savage and opening act Carter Parton Rogers!

Dec 16, 2015

Every year around this time, we're surrounded by holiday programming. With so many classics to choose from, only one TV special can reign supreme. Your heart will grow three sizes when Mark and Hal defeat the Bumble to show you the true meaning of Christmas (specials).

Topics include:

- Mouth music

- Chewbacca's Family

- Fever Dreams

Get tickets NOW for the 1/10/16 live recording of our Star Wars vs Star Trek episode at San Francisco Sketchfest, with special guest Adam Savage and opening act Carter Parton Rogers!

Dec 9, 2015

It's the most wonderful time of the year, when all is calm, chestnuts roast on an open fire, and we all dream of a white Christmas. Will Frosty the Snowman and Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer deck the halls with Mark and Hal? Come a-wassailing with them as they determine, once and for all, what the best Christmas song is!

Topics include:

- Lilith Fair

- Human Google(™)

- Da Yappers
 
- Double Dare
 
Get tickets NOW for the 1/10/16 live recording of our Star Wars vs Star Trek episode at San Francisco Sketchfest, with special guest Adam Savage and opening act Carter Parton Rogers!
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