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Smash Boom Best

Cats or Dogs? Pizza or Tacos? Every episode of the debate show Smash Boom Best takes on two really cool things, then smashes them together to let you decide which is best. Debaters use facts and passion to make the case for which item should be crowned the Smash Boom Best.

Season 1

1 - Bats vs. Owls (26 min)

Wings out, eyes wide — in a battle between bats and owls, who'll swoop in to take the Smash Boom Best prize?

2 - Pizza vs. Tacos (26 min)

It's an all-you-can-eat buffet of difficult decisions where cheesy pizza faces off against tasty tacos. What are you having?

3 - Super Speed vs. Super Strength (31 min)

This battle takes on two out-of-this world superhuman powers. Which would you rather have: super speed or super strength?

4 - Castles vs. Caves (31 min)

Medieval fortresses or chambers of wonder? Our debaters make their pitches for castles and caves to settle this millenia-old rivalry once and for all.

5 - Books vs. Movies (32 min)

Read it or see it? Film buffs face off against book-lovers in this battle between the printed word and silver screen.

6 - Bermuda Triangle vs. Loch Ness (32 min)

A puzzling patch of ocean or a spooky Scottish lake–which of these strange and mysterious destinations is the coolest?

7 - Cats vs. Dogs (24 min)

Ready for one of our most contentious match-ups yet? Find out which furry friend will come out on top.

8 - Lava vs. Quicksand (31 min)

Two natural phenomena go head-to-head in our final match-up of the season. Both are dangerous and fascinating — but only one can win!

Season 2

1 - Unicorns vs. Dragons (33 min)

Unicorns and dragons have graced us with a magical, show-stopping debate! Which one of these whimsical, wondrous beasts will triumph?

2 - Venus Flytraps vs. Piranhas (31 min)

Venus flytraps and piranhas go leaf to teeth in this fearsome debate battle!

3 - Libraries vs. Museums (43 min)

Totally lit libraries take on the marvel of museums in a heated, high-minded debate about which institution is the most educational, the most impressive and, above all, the COOLEST.

4 - Grand Canyon vs. Mt. Everest (33 min)

Two epic landforms battle it out in a geological prizefight that’s going to rock your world!

5 - Loki vs. Athena (40 min)

Loki and Athena battle it out for the title of smash boom supreme! Will it be Loki, the shape-shifting trickster of Norse mythology, or Athena, the Greek goddess of wisdom?

6 - Invisibility vs. Flying (33 min)

It’s the ultimate disguise versus the freedom of the skies!

7 - Snakes vs. Spiders (36 min)

One has no legs, the other has eight. So which one is cooler? Creepy, crawly spiders? Or slithering, scaly snakes?

8 - Mega Mini Boom Extravaganza (35 min)

High schoolers from the Minnesota Urban Debate League face off in four, high-octane "mini-boom" debates. They’ll tackle Spring vs. Fall, Zombies vs. Werewolves, Rats vs. Pigeons and Breakfast vs. Dinner!

9 - Venus vs. Jupiter (39 min)

We’re blasting off, leaving Earth’s orbit, and grabbing front row seats at an interplanetary smackdown. Which planet will be crowned the Smash Boom Best?

10 - Venom vs. Claws (34 min)

Grab some sunscreen, lace up your hiking boots and don’t forget your binoculars because you’ll want to keep your distance from today’s debate. It’s venom versus claws!

11 - Rice vs. Noodles (36 min)

Two of the world’s most beloved starches are taking the stage today. Which tasty food will take the crown?

12 - Ice Age vs. The Jurassic (41 min)

It's a debate of epoch proportions: it’s the Ice Age vs. the Jurassic! Who will win this bruiser of a battle?

13 - Swimming vs. Soccer (35 min)

Which sport is tops? Is it swimming, the splashy, life-saving skill, or soccer, the super-popular game of strategy and speed?

14 - Sharks vs. Skunks (38 min)

It’s killer fish versus stinky furballs! Which wiley creature will win this smash boom battle?

15 - Chocolate vs. Cheese (39 min)

How could you ever decide between two foods so scrumptious? Who will win this foodie faceoff?

16 - Robots vs. Aliens (40 min)

In this futuristic faceoff it's the Aliens vs. Robots! Who do you think will win? The extraterrestrial neighbors we’re still searching for, or those helpful machines we call robots?