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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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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?

Mar 8, 2017

Mark and Hal record an episode while simultaneously live streaming it on Facebook. Can Mark look up from the screen long enough to help decide what the best super power is? Only one way to find out...

Mar 1, 2017

Hagar or Blackbeard? Erik the Red or Captain Jack Sparrow? Vikings and Pirates are two historical groups that have huge fan bases in pop culture. But which group will reign supreme? Mark and Hal are joined by their friend Carlos Alazraqui to help them choose. Recorded live at Pensacon 2017!

Feb 22, 2017

Mark and Hal explore two of the greatest action film franchises of all time to come away with the ultimate victor. Will Murtaugh and Riggs be the ones to finally take down John McClain? Don't worry, everyone. We Got This.

Feb 15, 2017

Mark and Hal stretch the very definition of berry to its limit as they determine the best Berry of them all.

You can get the first ever We Got This t-shirt right now! Show your pride and knowledge about m&m consumption as never before!

Feb 8, 2017

Shhh! Be vewwy quiet. We're picking between the classic animated shorts of Disney and Warner Bros to come away with a winning studio. Silly Symphonies or Looney Tunes? Bugs or Mickey? Pegleg Pete or Yosemite Sam? Any theatrically released shorts pre-1970 are fair game? Mark and Hal swing into the task like Goofy on a set of gymnasts' rings, and come away with the one set of 'toons to rule them all.

Feb 1, 2017

When someone wants to know what the worst zoo animal is, Mark and Hal STEP UP. Join them for a collection of the weirdest, most unpleasant, and dangerous animals you can find in any zoo anywhere. One only will wind up on the bottom!

Jan 25, 2017

It's our 100th episode, and we're joined by a bevy of WorkJuice Players to determine once and for all which variety of M&M reigns supreme. We tried 'em all, so no stone is left unturned.

Special thanks to SF Sketchfest, the SF Punch Line, and our amazing lineup of guests:

Ben Acker

Craig Cackowski

Marc Evan Jackson

Busy Philipps

Annie Savage

Jan 18, 2017

The second of two episodes recorded from the backseat of Hal's car, this episode features one of our more modern debates - should you binge watch television, or watch episode weekly? Mark and Hal fight through oppressive heat and stuffiness to find the answer.

Jan 11, 2017

Cold cuts. Meatball subs. PB & J. The mighty melt. With many varieties of both hot and cold sandwiches to tantalize your taste buds, which one is the best?

Mark and Hal belly up to the counter and decide whether the hot or cold sandwich is best. But they're not at a counter. They're in the backseat of Hal's car. Will the rising temperatures take their consciousness before they can render a verdict? Will the Queen's taxation of toasted sandwiches create Anarchy in the Subway? Only one way to find out!

See Mark, Hal, and our WorkJuice Player guests LIVE at the SF Punchline on Saturday, January 14th for We Got This during SF Sketchfest! Get tickets here.

Jan 4, 2017

In their first episode of 2017, Mark and Hal display their anatomical expertise as they pick the best finger. THE ANSWER MAY SURPRISE YOU. Or not. We aren't psychics.

See Mark, Hal, and our WorkJuice Player guests LIVE at the SF Punchline on Saturday, January 14th for We Got This during SF Sketchfest! Get tickets here.

Dec 28, 2016

As we bid "adieu" to 2016 and "bonjour" to 2017, around the world people OF the world will be celebrating New Year's Eve. Some will go out and brave the crowds while others will opt to stay home and curl up in their PJs. But only ONE way is the correct way, and Mark and Hal will settle it before this year is through.

See Mark, Hal, and our WorkJuice Player guests LIVE at the SF Punchline on Saturday, January 14th for We Got This during SF Sketchfest! Get tickets here.

Dec 21, 2016

Happy Holidays, People of the World! Most of you have probably decorated for the holidays if you were planning on doing it in the first place, but do you need to replace your lights? We sat down with Drew Ackerman, the host of the popular Sleep With Me podcast. Together, we determine which holiday lights reign supreme!

See Mark, Hal, and our WorkJuice Player guests LIVE at the SF Punchline on Saturday, January 14th for We Got This during SF Sketchfest! Get tickets here.

 

Dec 14, 2016

Bartlet. Marshall. Underwood. Muffley. Grant. Shepherd. Camacho. Meyer. These are just a few of the great fake presidents we've seen preside over the U.S. in movies and television. But which is our greatest fictional president? We tapped our friend and The West Wing Weekly host Josh Malina, who has years of experience dealing with various presidents on TV and film. We go through a bracket of 16 top Pretenders-in-Chief to come away with the best of the bunch!

Come see Mark, Hal, and Josh on LIVE at the Ace Hotel on 12/17 for the last Thrilling Adventure Hour before we go on an extended hiatus! Get tickets here.

See Mark, Hal, and our WorkJuice Player guests LIVE at the SF Punchline on Saturday, January 14th for We Got This during SF Sketchfest! Get tickets here.

 

Dec 7, 2016

For as long as songs have existed, comedy songs have been around (don't fact check that). Mark and Hal enlist the help of musician and funny person Jonathan Coulton to help them dig through all of the musical mayhem and come away with a definitive victor! Plus, Mark and Hal add a new correspondent to the show.

You can spend a week at sea with Jonathan, Mark, Hal, and tons of other really cool creative people during the 2017 JoCo Cruise - get a cabin already!

Nov 30, 2016

This week, Mark and Hal answer one of the first topics they ever received: should chili be made with beans or NO beans? The fate of the world hangs in the balance.

See Mark and Hal LIVE in the last Thrilling Adventure Hour before the extended hiatus. Get tickets here!

See Mark and Hal LIVE at SF Sketchfest on Saturday, January 14th! Get tickets here.

Nov 23, 2016

Mark and Hal sit down with Colt Cabana: Pro Wrestler, Podcaster, and producer of the new film Wrestling Road Diaries 3, who turns out to be Hal's equal when it comes to finicky eating. Also, what better guest for a Thanksgiving episode than one who hates Thanksgiving food? Join us for a fascinating journey into eating habits and the psychology of pies!

See Mark and Hal LIVE in the last Thrilling Adventure Hour before the extended hiatus. Get tickets here!

See Mark and Hal LIVE at SF Sketchfest on Saturday, January 14th! Get tickets here.

 

Nov 16, 2016

Did you know you had strong feelings about different kinds of doors? Neither did Mark and Hal until someone asked them to settle this quandry once and for all. Hold the door (until we determine which kind it should be)!

Come see Mark and Hal in the last Thrilling Adventure Hour for a LONG time. Get tickets here!

Join Mark and Hal on the 2017 JoCo Cruise - cabins are still available here.

Nov 9, 2016

Fortune and glory, kid. That's what Mark and Hal are after. And in this case, the only way they can get it is to determine the best Indiana Jones film. So hold on to your potatoes, People of the World, because we're in search of the answer that belongs in a museum. There is no question you possess which we cannot take away. Via answering it.

See Hal in Headcan(n)on this Thursday, November 10th. Get tickets here.

Be sure to get your tickets to the last Thrilling Adventure Hour for a long time - it'll be Saturday, December 17th at the Ace Hotel. Get tickets here.

Join Mark and Hal on the 2017 JoCo Cruise, featuring more amazing guests than we can legally list on one podcast description. Cabins are still available - book yours here.

Nov 2, 2016

Food, glorious food! There are so many great kinds of cuisine out there, so how do you pick which one is the best? Easy! You have Mark and Hal decide, along with the help of John DiMaggio, Jean Grae, and Judge John Hodgman. Together they survey the culinary landscape, using only the most scientific methods to reach the most logical conclusion.

Oct 26, 2016

For centuries, people have claimed to see, hear, and encounter visitors from the beyond. Lost souls. Ghosts. Are they full of it? Mark and Hal figure it out, from the legendary stories to the scientific methods that today's ghost hunters use to stalk their quarry. Mark and Hal cut through all of it, lending their own paranormal encounters to the mix, to determine once and for all whether ghosts are real.

Mark and Hal will both be on the 2017 JoCo Cruise - a week long celebration of games, comedy, music, and general geekery that sets sail next March. We'll be recording a live We Got This, and there are still cabins available! Just go to the JoCo Cruise website to book today!

Oct 19, 2016

It's the first of our two LIVE recordings from NYCC Presents! From the Hudson Mercantile, Mark and Hal clean the slate with the creative behind The Venture Bros: Doc Hammer and Jackson Publick! Doc molts, Mark gets a new nickname, and Hal confronts his father in front of a room full of people.

Oct 12, 2016

What's that smell? Did you hear that? What a sight to behold! Delicious! That. Feels. AMAZING.

We use all of our senses so much each day and it's tough to separate them from one another. Fortunately for you, tough is our middle name. We recruited writer, TV host, and super smart human David Rees to help us figure out which of our senses is the best one!

Oct 5, 2016

Welcome to the Wizarding World of Podcasts! Mark (Gryffindor) and Hal (Ravenclaw) travel to Hogwarts, Diagon Alley, the Ministry of Magic and beyond to pick the best Harry Potter film once and for all.

THIS SUNDAY you can see We Got This LIVE in New York City with guests John Hodgman, John DiMaggio, Jean Grae, Jackson Publick, and Doc Hammer. For tickets and info, click here

Sep 28, 2016

If you've been listening to the show for a while, you may have intuited that Hal is from Philadelphia and proud of it. One question he's often asked by people is where the best Philly cheesesteak can be found. To get the answer, Mark and Hal tapped a guy who grew up in the same Philly neighborhood as Hal - Hollywood Babble-On's Ralph Garman, who helps school Mark about cheap meats, batteries, and Atty-tood™.

There are STILL tickets to see Mark and Hal LIVE in NYC with John Hodgman, John DiMaggio, Jackson Publick, Doc Hammer, and Jean Grae. Click here to get your tickets now.

 

Sep 21, 2016

Three: It's a magic number. The rule of threes. Snap, Crackle, and Pop. Stooges. Little Pigs. French Hens. And films!

There's nothing quite like a well-made film trilogy, and with so many to choose from, people always argue about which is the best of all time.

That argument is about to be settled, thanks to our trilogy of people: Mark, Hal, and special guest Nathan Fillion, who delve into the history of the silver screen and emerge with the gold standard for film trilogies.

There are STILL tickets to see Mark and Hal LIVE in NYC with John Hodgman, John DiMaggio, Jackson Publick, Doc Hammer, and Jean Grae. Click here to get your tickets now.

Sep 14, 2016

We all have favorite toys from when we were growing up; in fact, some of us never really outgrew them...

Mark and Hal set out to travel through time and find the best vintage toy of all time! Joining them on this quest is fellow WorkJuice Player and host of "The JV Club" Janet Varney.

Which plaything will survive to win the title of Best Vintage Toy? Don't worry. We Got This.

See We Got This LIVE in NYC on Sunday, October 9th with guests John DiMaggio, Doc Hammer, John Hodgman, Jackson Publick, and opening act Carter Parton Rogers! Get tickets here.

Sep 7, 2016

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.

Aug 31, 2016

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.

 

Aug 24, 2016

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.

Aug 17, 2016

 

Is there good without evil? Are there heroes without villains?

NO. 

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!

Aug 10, 2016

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.

Aug 3, 2016

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.

 

Jul 27, 2016

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...

Jul 20, 2016

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!

Jul 13, 2016

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.

Jul 6, 2016

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!

Jun 29, 2016

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!

Jun 22, 2016

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.

Jun 15, 2016

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!

Jun 8, 2016

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.

 

Jun 1, 2016

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.

May 25, 2016

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!

May 18, 2016

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.

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!
Dec 2, 2015

Songs are one of the cornerstones of the Holiday season™, and as we start hearing the same songs everywhere we go, you need to be equipped to identify and avoid the worst of the bunch on contact.

Topics Include:

- Parental noises

- Sticking to your guns

- Misery, Starvation, and Infidelity

 

Come see Mark and Hal LIVE at the Punch Line comedy club on Sunday, January 10th as part of San Francisco Sketchfest, with special guest Adam Savage and opening act Carter Parton Rogers!

Nov 25, 2015

It's that time of year again, where Americans sit around a table and stuff their faces with food even more than usual. There are so many signature dishes associated with Thanksgiving, and instead of digging right into the Turkey, Mark and Hal are shining the spotlight on side dishes to come away with the very best one.

Topics include:

- Mushroom gaslighting

- Cheese

- Food OCD

Come see Mark & Hal LIVE in San Francisco during Sketchfest, with special guest Adam Savage and opening act Carter Parton Rogers! Get tickets now!

Nov 18, 2015

You asked, we answered, reviewing over 100 years of comic strips and their characters to decide, once and for all, which is the best!

Topics include:

- Marriage Counseling

- Garfield Minus Garfield

- Napping on base

Want the first official piece of We Got This merchandise? Check out our "Throwdown" poster - it's basically the best holiday gift you can ever get anyone ever.

Nov 11, 2015

Should we keep the penny? Believe it or not, this is subject of great debate, even in the government. Of course, you can only trust one source for the answer: Two actors/podcasters.

 

Topics include:

- Pirate booty

- Spencer's Gifts

- Taxpayer's money

Nov 4, 2015

On Her Majesty's Secret Service, Mark and Hal are joined by podcasting superstar, actor extraordinaire and Bond lover Matt Gourley to make a decision For Your Ears Only: who is the best James Bond? They just may surprise The Living Daylights out of you.

Topics include:

- A surprise guest!

- Robert Davi and Matt's soul

- Terrycloth jumpsuits

 

Oct 28, 2015

Mark and Hal sit down in NYC to talk about the wonderful world of driving, and whether stick shift or automatic reigns supreme!

Topics include:

- Hal's wardrobe

- Getting tickets

- Knuckle holes

Oct 21, 2015

Mark and Hal sit down with Zhubin Parang, head writer of The Daily Show, to talk pigskin. Is Pro Football best, or does College rule? Put on your pads, strap on your helmet and get ready to fight!

Topics include:

- Snobs

- Chants

- Horn sections

- Merrill Reese 

Oct 14, 2015

Recorded live at (le) poisson rouge in NYC, Mark and Hal are joined by fellow MaxFun host John Hodgman to pick the best Halloween Candy once and for all!

Topics include:

- Razor Blades

- Carter Parton Rogers

- Good friends

- Foundering

- Surprise return guests!

Special thanks to Carter Parton Rogers for opening for us, (le) poisson rouge for the great venue and support, and to Danielle and the LadyKiller crew for making everything run smoothly!

 

Oct 7, 2015

Hoagies. Grinders. Subs. Wedges. There are so many names for cheese, meat, shredded lettuce, tomato, and oil and vinegar on a baguette, but there can be only one. What DO you call one of those sandwiches? Mark and Hal settle it once and for all.

Topics include:

- Hipster wagons

- Biased cuts

- Civic pride

IT'S NOT TOO LATE to get your tickets to see Mark and Hal LIVE in NYC with special guest John Hodgman! Click here for tickets!

Sep 30, 2015

In the third and final Dragon Con-versation of 2015, Mark and Hal sit down with Kirk Thatcher, who has worked with the Muppets as a creator, writer and director for 30 years. Who better to help pick the best Muppet than someone who's actually WORKED with all of them?!

Topics include:

- Punks on buses

- Rancor Monsters

- Eagles

- Jim Henson

- Polygamy

 

IT'S NOT TOO LATE to get your tickets to see Mark and Hal LIVE in NYC with special guest John Hodgman! Click here for tickets!

Sep 23, 2015

In the second of their 3 Dragon Con-versations, Mark and Hal talk theme songs with Mike Phriman, the composer of the We Got This theme song and a hilarious and gifted musician/comedian/composer/person!

Topics include:

- Bass licks

- The Real Songs of The Real Housewives 

- Lots of beatboxing and mouth music

See We Got This With Mark and Hal live during New York Super Week with special guest John Hodgman! We'll be at (le) poisson rouge Sunday, October 11th at 8pm. Click here and scroll to the bottom of the page for tickets!

Sep 16, 2015

Recorded Live at Dragon Con, Mark and Hal welcome special guests Trace Beaulieu, Frank Conniff, and Bill Corbett from Mystery Science Theater 3000 to settle once and for all which classic movie monster is the best!

 

Topics include:

-Senate Inquests

-Abbott & Costello

-Mark Twain

Wanna come see Mark and Hal live during New York Super Week? They'll be recording in front of a live audience on Sunday, October 11th at 8pm. Click here and scroll to the bottom of the page for tickets!

Sep 9, 2015

Chocoholics around the world will finally get the definitive answer they never knew they were seeking when Mark and Hal personal taste test more than two different types of chocolate to answer, once and for all, which type of chocolate is best.

Topics include:

- Otters

- Blood chocolate

- Bertie Bott's Every Flavored Beans

- Hershey Haters

Wanna come see Mark and Hal live during New York Super Week? They'll be recording in front of a live audience on Sunday, October 11th at 8pm. Click here and scroll to the bottom of the page for tickets!

Sep 2, 2015

Mirror, Mirror on the wall: Who's the best Disney Princess of them all? Mark and Hal are joined by significant others Juliana Hansen & Jennifer Marie Kelley to scour the enchanted kingdoms of The Mouse House to emerge with the one Princess to rule them all.

 

Subjects include:

- Off-brand princesses

- Attorneys

- The Bechdel Test

 

 

Aug 26, 2015

Winter, Spring, Summer, or Fall? All you have to do is call and Mark and Hal will be there, yes they will, to tell you which season is best.

Topics include:

- The Madame Trash Heap Award

- Mashups

- Shower Creeping

- Dinosaurs

Aug 19, 2015

Hal is a lifelong Disney Parks fan and Mark is a former Disneyland Cast Member. Together they're joined by Disney Park fanatics/experts Ken Plume (Bit of a Chat, Ken P.D. Snydecast) and Dana Snyder (Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Ken P.D. Snydecast, Drunk on Disney) to sort through it all and come up with the best ride at any Disney park.

Topics include:

- Berms

- 90s Bands

- Ephemera

Aug 12, 2015

Based on Courtney Kelly's suggestion, Mark & Hal step into the middle of the Great Cola Turf War to sift through all the rhetoric and determine once and for all what we should call our carbonated drinks!

Topics include:

- The South

- Onomatopoeia

- The Smithsonian & America's Funniest Home Videos

Aug 5, 2015

Recorded live at BAMFest during SDCC, Mark and Hal review the catalogue of Pixar Films to pick the very best one!

Topics include:

- Bullies

- Latchkey Kids

- Disease and Koala Bears

Jul 29, 2015

In their first episode on the Maximum Fun Network, Mark and Hal throw their hits in the ring around the tub and decide once and for all which is Baron of the Bathroom - Showers or Baths?

Topics include:

- Henry & Ribsy

- Battleship

- Refreshment

- Body Spray

Jul 22, 2015

Mark and Hal, two longtime fans of Monty Python's Flying circus, congregate to settle the debate over which of their films is the best one. All five feature films are dissected until a champion is found!

Topics include:

- Briefcakes

- The Digger You Deep

- Dragon Con

Jul 15, 2015

I scream, you scream, we all scream to know which ice cream flavor is the best! Thankfully Mark and Hal have a weakness for sweets and a fantastic guest - CSI's David Berman - whose advanced palette helps our hosts reach the ultimate answer.

Topics Include:

- Cole Porter

- Grape Pie

- TV Interviews

Jul 4, 2015

Superman vs Hulk.

Spider-man vs Batman.

Marvel vs DC - the debate comics fans have had for over 50 years comes to head here and now, and Mark and Hal have enlisted Ben Blacker (Deadpool, Thunderbolts, Marvel Season 1) and Heath Corson (Bizarro, Justice League: War, Batman: Assault on Arkham) to help them determine once and for all which company reigns supreme!

Topics include:

- Super-Horse

- The Spiderverse

- Richie Rich's Uncle

Jul 1, 2015

Mark and Hal tackle your favorite animated graphic file format and forever solve the question: is it pronounced GIF or JIF? Topics include:

- Drunk Mark

- Garfield Treasuries

- Crispy Critters

- School Plays

Jun 24, 2015

In honor of Father's Day, Bill "Wanna Go To Vegas?" Lublin stops by to talk about one of his favorite things: comic book movies! He joins Mark and Hal to determine which of the Marvel movies made over the last 70 years is best. Topics include:

- The Lublin Drinking Game

- Dry Cleaning

- Mummers

Jun 17, 2015

Few things are debated with as much ferocity and furor as Red Vines and Twizzlers. By the end of this episode, one side will be vindicated, and the other will refuse to accept our decision even though they have to.

Topics include:

- Kid Detectives

- The Hellmouth

- The flavor Red

Jun 10, 2015

Let the Bat Signal light up Gotham's night sky - calling all Bats-men! Mark and Hal are digging into the canon of Batman on Film and Television to settle once and for all who has given the quitessential Batman performance. Recorded in a room that makes it sound like we're in the Batcave!

Topics include:

-BIFF!

-POW!

-WHAM!

Jun 3, 2015

The first podcast episode we know of that was recorded live on a flight from Sydney, Australia to Auckland, New Zealand during the Thrilling Adventure Hour Down Under Tour. We settle once and for all whether it's better to have a window or aisle seat. We're briefly joined by Samuel from Air New Zealand, who offers some professional insight while shaking Mark to his core.

Topics include:

-Adult Stroller

-Bathroom watching

-Wheelbarrows

-Becoming a grown up

May 27, 2015

Is it better to be too hot, or too cold? That's the question we tackled with special guests Greg Benson and Kim Evey! Be sure to check out Mediocre Films on YouTube so you can see why Kim and Greg are so hilarious (besides how great they are on this episode)!

May 20, 2015

Mark and Hal dissect one of the greatest bands in the history of music and settle the age-old debate of which one is best! Topics include:

- Peace & Love

- Christmas

- Game of Thrones

May 13, 2015

Mark and Hal go down under to explore the world of men's underwear and resurface with the ultimate beneath-garment for dudes.

Ladies, get the look into the netherlands that you always knew you never wanted!

Topics include:

- Going Commando

- 9-year old Dandies

- Euphemisms!

May 5, 2015

In honor of the Star Wars day, Mark and Hal sit down to hash out once and for all which of the Star Wars films is the best one. Hop in the Millenium FALL-con with them and tour all six films in hyperspeed!

Apr 29, 2015

Mark and Hal welcome their very first guests: The great musical duo of Paul & Storm join them to settle the Coke vs Pepsi debate once and for all! Which soft drink reigns supreme? How do those giant coke robot machines work? Will Hal ever overcome his childhood soda trauma? Only one way to find out...

 

Apr 22, 2015

Imagine it's summertime, and you're having friends and family over for a barbecue - should you be dropping matches on some charcoal briquets or pushing a button to fire up the gas grill?

Mark and Hal settle the debate from our nation's capital and leave no stone unturned (except for a bunch of stones they didn't turn)!

Topics include:

- The Coors Bullet Train

- Fire rocks

- The pyramid(s)

- Mark Russell vs Victor Borge

- Unapologetic Pyros

 

Apr 15, 2015

Canine or Feline? Woof or Meow? These are the important questions of our times, and Mark and Hal won't back away from answering them. Covered in this episode:

- The unbearable depression of Garfield

- Outdoor dogs

- Claws all the time

- Joe Cool: The Dog

What do YOU think? Go to Sodahead.com/wegotthis and let us know!

Apr 8, 2015

In this episode, Mark and Hal square off to decide once and for all whether New York or Los Angeles is the better city! We leave no stone unturned (except all the stones we completely ignored).

Will it be Hooray for Hollywood or are we in a New York State Of Mind?

Only one way to find out for sure!

Apr 1, 2015

Happy April Fools Day!

Recorded in Philadelphia, Mark and Hal debate the more important topic of our generation. Something the major news networks constantly cover. The topic Heads of State around the world are ready to go to war over and historians have discussed for eons.

It ends NOW.

Mar 25, 2015

Peanut Butter: one of America's favorite spreads! For over 80 years we're had the choice between Creamy and Chunky peanut butter. Which is superior? Don't worry; we got this.

You'll learn about:

- Mouth Excitement

- Charlie Daniels

- Talking Horses

- Glass Elevators and Child Labor

- Sandiwch Integerity

If you want to let YOUR voice be heard on this topic, vote in our SodaHead poll here.

That said, OUR DECISION IS FINAL!

Mar 18, 2015

Fresh from the 10th Anniversary of The Thrilling Adventure Hour, Mark and Hal sat down to hash out socks!

When you finally get around to putting your clean laundry away, what is the best method for putting away your socks: should you fold, or roll?

Mark and Hal have the answer. Topics covered include:

- Clotheshorses

- Charlie Chaplin

- Hirsute feet

Keep a lookout for our YouTube video, in which we each demonstrate our personal methods of sock storage. It's as exciting as it sounds!

Mar 11, 2015

We're back, and this time we have a brand new theme song courtesy of Mike Phirman!

People are picky about their paper in the commode and how it should hang. Mark and Hal help settle the age old debate of overhand vs underhand, including:

-All in the Family

-How To Remove The Mystery From Your Marriage

-The Price Is Right

-Prison Cats

-Rhymthic Gymnastics & Family Circus

We left no stone unturned to bring you the final word on this important topic.

Mar 4, 2015

Hot Dogs have been part of American food culture for almost 150 years, and while there are a number of ways to dress up your dog, the one topping that raises the most furious debate is ketchup.

Some people like the taste, while others think it's hot dog homicide.

That's why we're here answer, once and for all:

Should you put ketchup on your hot dog?

Don't waste any more time debating. We got this.

We want our next topic to come from YOU. Tweet us at @wegotthistweets or email us at wegotthispodcast@gmail.com with a suggestion for our next topic.

Feb 27, 2015

Each week, actors Mark Gagliardi and Hal Lublin (Drunk History, The Thrilling Adventure Hour, Welcome to Night Vale) sit down to settle all the small debates that are a big deal to YOU - once and for all. No subject is too small for Mark and Hal to tackle! Even though you may think it's an impossible puzzle to solve, don't worry... We Got This. Coming soon.

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