By Dirk Primbs and Sebastian Trzcinski-Clément
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12 minute Oxford style debating - engaging, fun and interesting short form arguments on contemporary issues...
||Clean2d13 – Should we preemptively attack North Korea before it’s too late?||North Korea is a dictatorship and believed to have nuclear weapons. Now, that the country develops rockets that reach the West, wouldn't it be wise to strike first?||4/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean2d13 – Discussing the issue further: Should we preemptively attack North Korea?||Sebastian and Dirk didn't stop after their debate, they went on. Listen in on their discussion in this special episode!||4/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean2d12 – Should we legalize doping for professional sports?||As Russia is controversially discussed for its doping practices debate Sebastian and Dirk if it wouldn't be smart to legalize it alltogether... What do you think?||4/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean2d11 – Let’s get rid of diplomatic protocols!||It was a complete break of diplomatic convention when Trump spoke with Taiwan, but should it? In this episode Sebastian and Dirk try to decide if diplomatic protocols are really that essential to peace and international conduct.||3/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean2d10 – if you move to a foreign country, you should be required to learn its language!||It is a popular demand: "Learn the language of the country you move to!" But is it fair or even practical to make such a statement?||3/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanInbetweenosode “If you move to a foreign country, you should be required to learn its language!”||This time it is Sebastian's turn to be solo host on the microphone. He talks about our episode stats, why we picked next weeks motion and where our listeners come from. Also he announced as usual next week's motion to open the floor for your initial votes: "If you move to a foreign country, you should be required to learn its language!" Let us know what you think!||3/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean2d09 – Are Interviews a good way to hire the right people in an organization?||Practically all organizations hire their employees after an extensive interview and it is commonly assumed that this is a good method to identify the people that fit into a vacant position. But is that really the case? Dirk says "no, it isn't" while Sebastian makes a case for interviews.||3/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanInbetweenosode “Are interviews a good way to hire the right people for an organization?”||This time it is "just" Dirk. He announced as usual next week's motion to open the floor for your initial votes: "Interviews are a good way to hire the right people for an organization!" Let us know what you think!||2/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean2d08 – Should Turkey be part of the EU?||In 1987 Turkey officially applied to become a member of the European Union and has been in the process to join the union ever since. Turkey is already closely affiliated in a number of related agreements and is an important economical partner. Yet, there is still a lot of work to do before Turkey is on the same level of regulation and standard as many European countries. In this debate Sebastian argues for Turkey joining the EU and Dirk takes a stand against that idea.||2/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanInbetweenosode “Should Turkey be part of EU?”||Dirk and Sebastian talk about a range of tools Sebastian used to analyze complexity and tone of our debates and we talk about online debating and some of the feedbacks we've seen. But as usual: the main purpose of our in-between-o-sodes is to open the floor for your initial votes on the motion “Turkey should be part of EU!”.||2/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean2d07 – Should homeopathy be considered like any other medicine?||Homeopathy is a method of treatment that is part of the so-called alternative medicine. In this debate Sebastian and Dirk basically agree that homeopathy is not scientifically proven nor a method they personally trust. Yet, Dirk is defending strongly the position that homeopathy still deserves a place in the selection of tools used by medicine. Important: Neither Dirk nor Sebastian are trained medical professionals. Please do not take our debate as advice on the matter. If you don't feel well, go and see a doctor!||1/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanInbetweenosode “Homeopathy should be considered like any other medicine”||This time our in-between-o-sode is a bit longer as Dirk and Sebastian discuss about debating tactics and data. But the main purpose of our in-between-o-sodes remains: to open the floor for your initial votes on the motion “Homeopathy should be treated like any other medicine!”.||1/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean2d06 – Let’s ban election polls!||BREXIT and the US election are only two examples of many where election polls published earlier seem to have gotten it wrong. Some even argue that election polls may even distort elections at large and deflect from real issues. Today Sebastian and Dirk debate whether we should therefore go ahead and ban election polls all together.||1/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanInbetweenosode “Ban election polls!”||Another 5 minute in-between-o-sode to open the floor for your initial votes on the motion "Election Polls should be banned!". Also Dirk talks about all the new resources and sites he created for you and why we still do not know who won our first rounds... To vote for the motion before publishing, click on the voting symbol on _this_ episode.||1/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean2d05 – Quotas promote diversity||It is a much researched and widely accepted fact that diversity - whether it is gender, ethic or other forms of diversity - is good for business and society. But how do we achieve this in a world that clearly favors men over women or has a hard time balancing numerous conscious and unconscious biases? Sebastian and Dirk debate one of the common tools in that battle - quotas and Dirk argues against their use while Sebastian starts by advocating for it.||1/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanInbetweenosode “Quotas promote diversity”||Our 5 minute max in-between-o-sodes open up the floor for your initial votes on the motion. That way we'll see who actually "won" the debate :-) Also this is a chance for us to give you a brief behind the scenes look at the podcast. The next motion in this podcast will be: "Quotas promote diversity" To vote for the motion before publishing, click on the voting symbol on _this_ episode.||12/28/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean2d04 – There should be limits for freedom of speech||Sometimes people say things that indeed make you wonder: Should there be limits to freedom of speech? Sounds like the making of a debate and Sebastian and Dirk had it...||12/21/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanInbetweenosode “Limit Free Speech!”||Our 5 minute max in-between-o-sodes open up the floor for your initial votes on the motion. That way we'll see who actually "won" the debate :-) Also this is a chance for us to give you a brief behind the scenes look at the podcast. The next motion in this podcast will be: "There should be limits to freedom of speech!" To vote for the motion before publishing, click on the voting symbol on _this_ episode.||12/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean2d03 – Successful organizations need managers!||Do we need managers? Dirk believes so, Sebastian doubts it...||12/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean2d02 – Everyone should be able to move freely between countries!||According to the universal declaration of human rights it is a human right to leave your country and to return to it. Does that automatically mean that we should have no restrictions at all? Dirk argues against this idea and Sebastian makes a case for it.||12/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean2d01 – It is worth going to Mars!||Is it actually worth the effort? Dirk says no, Sebastian argues yes!||12/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWelcome to our new podcast!||We love playing devil's advocates but we hate if that takes ages. In this first episode we introduce our short form debating podcast and ourselves...||12/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
This is what was needed in the podcast arena! Love the format. I had to put aside my preconceived notions and actually listen to the for and against side. Also enjoy the chemisty of Dirk and Sebastian. Please add to your list. Your brain will thank you! Continued success!!
Enjoyable debate and current issues show
I truly feel like I'm learning something listening to this show. Terrific issues that you debate over. Thank you for this format. Look forward to more episodes!!
This is, hands down, oe of the most unique shows (podcasts, radio or TV) out there, today. The chemistry is great. The topics are solid. This show makes you think. Bravo!