We all love movies. With digital media, streaming services, high tech TVs, and the ability to watch anything, anywhere, and at any time, has the theater-going experience gone stale? Mark and Hal weigh the pros and cons of each before emerging with a final decision for ALL.
We're doing a live show in NYC on 10/9 with John Hodgman, John DiMaggio, Doc Hammer, and Jackson Publick, featuring opening act Carter Parton Rogers! Get tickets here.
As we head into the Labor Day weekend, Mark and Hal grab a frisbee and head out to the local cookout. But should they get hamburgers or hot dogs when they get there? They break it down and emerge with a clear victor!
Going to Dragon Con in Atlanta this Labor Day weekend? Come see Hal at his panels & performances and visit him on the Walk of Fame where he'll be signing and selling. Find all of the details here!
Also, Hal and Mark are doing another live show in NYC on Sunday, October 9th, with John Hodgman, John DiMaggio, Carter Parton Rogers, and more! Get tickets here.
Among the 250+ topics we've received over the last one and a half years, there are always some that don't warrant a full episode. When that happens, Mark and Hal clean the slate with a multi-topic extravaganza. Helping them out this time is actor/nerd icon Wil Wheaton, who waxes poetic on everything from theme park ruffians to the popcorn eating style he shares with Hal.
Going to Dragon Con? So is Hal! Here's where you can find him.
Is there good without evil? Are there heroes without villains?
That's why you need a REALLY good villain, especially if we're talking about movies. So who is the best movie villain of all-time? It's a tall order, which is why we enlisted the help of our friend: WWE Superstar (and one half of the Vaudevillains) Simon Gotch!
We're not savages here, people. We need utensils to properly enjoy a meal. And while it seems like there are utensils for any type of food, there are two that are EVERYWHERE: The spoon, and the fork. Which is the best? We got this.
And NO - IT IS NOT THE SPORK.
As the world's greatest athletes descend upon Rio for the Games of the XXXI Olympiad, you'll have countless events to watch. But which of those events is the best? Mark and Hal get to the bottom of the debate as they move with the swiftness of Usain Bolt, the grace of Gabby Douglas, and the precision of whatever Dressage horse won gold in Beijing.
See Hal live in Hollywood on 8/5 for his monthly show Headcan(n)on with Joseph Scrimshaw! Get tickets here.
So many people have asked us to do a Best Doctor episode, that we felt we had to oblige. Will your favorite come out on top? Only one way to find out...
The country mouse and the city mouse meet, and they will FIGHT TO THE BITTER END. The suburb mouse will be there too, as Mark and Hal discuss the advantages and disadvantages of living if rural vs urban vs suburban areas. Hal puts a famous restaurant chain on blast, and Mark does his best to keep the peace.
This weekend: Going to SDCC? Come see Hal Friday evening in the "World of Mouse Guard" Panel. Going to be in NYC? See Mark in the special TAH Show in Brooklyn!
Are you troubled by strange noises in the middle of the night?
Do you experience feelings of dread in your basement or attic?
Have you or any of your family ever seen a spook, specter or ghost?
If the answer is yes, then don't wait another minute. Pick up your phone and call the professionals.
But WHO you gonna call? Only one of the four original Ghostbusters can be the best, and it's up to Mark and Hal to decide.
You asked us, so we answer: Which is best - Planes, Trains, or Automobiles? Mark and Hal plot out the road to the correct answer, and move their cabooses to fly to the correct decision. Because let's face it: There's only one way to go, right? Right.
Be sure to check out this week's episode Judge John Hodgman, in which Mark and Hal bring suit against one another! It's the can't-miss crossover of the judicial branch of Maximum Fun!
Mangia! Tuck your napkin into your collar to keep the sauce off your shirt and have your fork and spoon at the ready, because it's time to talk pasta. Mark and Hal explore the entire world of pasta to find the One Shape to Rule Them All.
PLUS a special field report from Chef Correspondent Gabe Gagliardi!
Face it; deep down inside, you have a favorite day. We all do. But is your favorite day the BEST day? You're about to find out as Mark and Hal work their way through the week to . You'll also learn about the seven deadly plagues of Brooklyn, and hear a "We Got This" FIRST.
In the rich history of the arcade, so many games have captured our imaginations, our hearts, and tons of our quarters. But which game rules supreme over them all? Mark and Hal go into co-op mode and enlist the help of Up Up Down Down Host Austin Creed, also known as one third of the WWE's New Day, Xavier Woods! Austin's gaming bona fides are no joke, so get ready for one of the greatest video game mysteries of all time to finally be solved!
Summer has officially arrived, which means we'll all be putting a lot more ice in our drinks to keep cool as the temperatures rise. But should you be using crushed ice in your drinks, or cubed ice? Mark and Hal get to the bottom of it while also settling on stage names, exploring Mark's father's story pitches, and Snoopy memorabilia.
At the behest of Thrilling Adventure Hour co-creator Ben Blacker, Mark and Hal set out to compare Apples to Oranges, putting them both in the fruit Thunderdome where only one will leave intact. Which fruit reigns supreme? Mark and Hal have the answer.
If you're in Los Angeles on Friday, June 3rd, come see Hal's show Headcan(n)on, Along with his co-host Joseph Scrimshaw, the guests will be "Can I Pet Your Dog?" co-host Allegra Ringo, Wil Wheaton, J. Elvis Weinstein, and Allie Goertz! Get tickets here.
Enjoy the second half of the first ever We Got This!/Can I Pet Your Dog? crossover: Renée Colvert is #TeamBigDog. Allegra Ringo is #TeamSmallDog. Can the co-hosts of "Can I Pet Your Dog?" work with Mark and Hal to come to an agreement on this very important topic? Find out!
FUN FACT: Mark and Hal are Renée and Allegra's guests on the latest "Can I Pet Your Dog?", so be sure to listen and subscribe to their wonderful podcast while you're at it!
Time for another slate cleaning, and to help Mark and Hal out, they've enlisted their friend and Thrilling Adventure Hour co-creator Ben Acker, who helps them decide on shoes, the cinema, milk, and everyone's favorite new podcast.
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!
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!
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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...