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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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Now displaying: 2015
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.