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What’s the Res - 3X19 - End of an Era: Show Finale

What’s the Res - 3X19 - End of an Era: Show Finale

May 5, 2021

Ethan is graduating, Josh has moved into more administrative responsibilities, and this is the finale episode. What's the Res? has, Ethan and Josh conclude, been a great success. They reflect on lessons learned, tips for new podcasters, and the overall value of debate as an academic activity. Please do comment on the episode or shoot us an email if this show has been a help to you! Thank you for listening over these last three years!

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What’s the Res - 3×18 - March PF: Space Force!

What’s the Res - 3×18 - March PF: Space Force!

March 16, 2021

Josh and Ethan go back and forth about the March PF resolution: Resolved: On balance, the benefits of creating the United States Space Force outweigh the harms. Enjoy!

What’s the Res - 3×17 - LD March/April - Resolved: The United.States ought to Guarantee.Universal Child Care

What’s the Res - 3×17 - LD March/April - Resolved: The United.States ought to Guarantee.Universal Child Care

March 2, 2021

Ethan and Josh cover resolution analysis, definition of terms, key arguments, strategy suggestions, and value premises on the March/April resolution dealing with universal child care. Let us know what you think!

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What’s the Res - 3×16 - February PF Expert Interview: Urbanization and City Planning with Luke Juday

What’s the Res - 3×16 - February PF Expert Interview: Urbanization and City Planning with Luke Juday

January 29, 2021

Josh interviews Luke Juday, an old friend who is now a city planner for Waynesboro, VA. They talk about Luke's debate story (NCFCA and then captain of Grove City College's debate team), and move into a discussion of urbanization, city planning, and the way pros and cons of rapid urban growth. Luke offers suggestions for research, and mentions several seminal works in the field of Urban Planning.They briefly discuss African population patterns, and close with suggestions of Pro and Con strategy. 

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What’s the Res - 3×15 - February PF - On Balance, the Benefits of Urbanization in West Africa Outweigh the Harms - Res Analysis with Josh and Ethan

What’s the Res - 3×15 - February PF - On Balance, the Benefits of Urbanization in West Africa Outweigh the Harms - Res Analysis with Josh and Ethan

January 16, 2021

Ethan and Josh discuss the February Public Forum resolution - "On balance, the benefits of urbanization in West Africa outweigh the harms." They discuss urbanization, problems and potential gains from rapid population expansion, unique problems in African politics, and pro and con arguments. Let us know what you think!

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What’s the Res - 3×14 - Jan/Feb 2021 LD - States ought to Ban Lethal Autonomous Weapons - Full Analysis with Josh and Ethan

What’s the Res - 3×14 - Jan/Feb 2021 LD - States ought to Ban Lethal Autonomous Weapons - Full Analysis with Josh and Ethan

January 2, 2021

Ethan and Josh go in depth with this resolution, discussing the Department of Defense's definition of LAWs, framing possibilities on both aff and neg from both Kantian and Util perspectives, and argument strategies. Happy New Year - let's talk about killer robots!

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What’s the Res -3×13 - Coaching and an MFA in Debate and Communication: A Conversation with Adam Key

What’s the Res -3×13 - Coaching and an MFA in Debate and Communication: A Conversation with Adam Key

December 10, 2020

Josh interview Adam Key, Assistant Professor of Communication at the University of Arkansas at Monticello, about the new Master's in Fine Arts in Debate and Communication he is launching. They discuss Adam's debate story, coaching experience, and Adam's desire to build this program. You can find all the program details here; let us know what you think of this episode!

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What’s the Res - 3×12 - LD Jan/Feb 21 - Killer Robots! or, States ought to ban Lethal Autonomous Weapons

What’s the Res - 3×12 - LD Jan/Feb 21 - Killer Robots! or, States ought to ban Lethal Autonomous Weapons

December 2, 2020

Josh and Ethan give a very quick first impression (5 minute episode) on the Jan/Feb 2021 LD resolution - States ought to ban lethal autonomous weapons.

*Apology - we misspoke the resolution; it is States ought to ban lethal autonomous weapons., not "The USFG...".

Let us know what you think! And come back in a week or two for a full, educated breakdown on the resolution!

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What’s the Res - 3×11 - Nov/Dec PF Res Analysis - “The United States should adopt a declaratory nuclear policy of no first use.”

What’s the Res - 3×11 - Nov/Dec PF Res Analysis - “The United States should adopt a declaratory nuclear policy of no first use.”

November 16, 2020

Josh and Ethan provide resolution analysis and commentary on the Nov/Dec PF resolution - "The United States should adopt a declaratory nuclear policy of no first use." They offer framing advice, contention suggestions, and more. Let us know what you think of the episode!

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What’s the Res - 3×10 -LD Nov/Dec: The United States ought to have a Federal jobs Guarantee with Dr. Mark Paul

What’s the Res - 3×10 -LD Nov/Dec: The United States ought to have a Federal jobs Guarantee with Dr. Mark Paul

November 10, 2020

Josh and Ethan interview Dr. Mark Paul, economist, professor at New College Florida, and author of several papers on a Federal Jobs Guarantee (including this one, which includes a specific policy proposal with costs worked out). Along the way, Dr. Paul explains the history behind the FJG and the Civil Rights Movement, the Keynesian economic framework the FJG operates within, and addresses the ways an FJG program would solve for economic disparities Enjoy! And let us know what you think!

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