By Keith Gilmore, Spenser Porter
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An award-winning podcast that has jump-started the careers of countless comedians such as Spenser Porter and Keith Gilmore.
||Explicit61 – Crock Pockets||This week Keith’s brother Markus (Mihceal Bui) drops in looking for a free couch to sleep on. Markus and Keith haven’t seen each other since their last family reunion, so they have a lot to catch up on. Meanwhile,||9/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit60 – Reverse Titanic||The water’s been shut off at the Debatably Funny Studio. The studio plumber–Almer Abe (Will Krolik)–stops by to collect what’s past due. While he’s there, Keith and Spenser help him work out some issues with his father,||9/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit59 – Dale From Corporate||On this week’s episode, Keith and Spenser are barged-in on by one of the pencil pushers from their corporate office. Dale from Corporate (Wade Porter) stops by to find out why the podcast’s revenue stream has run dry.||9/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit58 – Stephen King’s Information Technology||This week, the boys break through the clutter and leverage a holistic approach to a robust and sustainable survival strategy in this globalized market of disruptive innovation. We’re talking about a full paradigm shift,||8/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit57 – The Fark Knight||This week, Keith and Spenser are joined by a very special guest. Part-time Sex Therapist Geeraald Poutikin (Neil Phelps) stops by the studio to share some of the wisdom he’s accrued over a supernaturally-long lifespan. Mr.||8/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit56 – The Sun Also Hide-ses||While the whole world is getting ready to experience 2017’s total solar eclipse, Debatably Funny welcomes the world’s foremost astrologer to the studio to tell us what to expect. Celestine Galileo (Hannah Kim) graces the studio with her presence and||8/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit55 – From Russia With Guns||When the boys expect to interview a run of the mill hillbilly Bigfoot hunter, they’re given a big surprise in the form of Wolfe Volkov, an ex-KGB/GRU Spetsnaz master of the hunt. Wolfe details his journey as a hunter,||8/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit54 – The Emoji Movie Was Great||This week the boys dive deep into the intricacies of creating and developing a hit podcast. From choosing a name you won’t regret, to chugging your pre-podcast milk, to finding your very first sponsors, they’ll cover everything you need to know to b||7/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit53 – Hollywood Prankbook||Fresh off his guest spot on decidedly funny podcast Hollywood Handbook, Spenser is grilled by Keith about why they weren’t both invited. Then, the boys return with their hit segment, “Pranksgiving With All The Fixin’s.||7/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit52 – Sued Detectives||Uh oh, looks like the Debatably Funny boys finally pissed the wrong person off. This week Keith and Spenser get served, and I don’t mean in a competitive dance competition! Under the threat of lawsuit, a number of questions are raised.||7/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit51 – The Manchurian Cannabis||This week, the boys are interrupted by a hemp farmer and businessman named Wil Nelson (Wade Porter). Wil sits down with Keith and Spenser to discuss the myriad uses of hemp and the ways it can change the world economy.||7/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit50 – 50 First Debates||Join us to celebrate 50 years of Debatably Funny. Keith and Spenser bring out a slew of friends and fan-favorite guests to help them celebrate this crowning achievement. Listen as Gordon Ramsay and Guy Fieri put a new spin on the classic DF segment “S||7/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit49 – Backflips of Fire||On this week’s episode, the boys welcome an aspiring Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader, Anna May Jones (Savannah Barksdale), to the Debatably Funny studio. Anna May reveals how she mastered the backflip after studying with cheerleading monks and indigenous s||6/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit48 – The Chestercist||This week, the Debatably Funny studio is graced by a true culinary genius, the famed food critic and gourmand: Peter Parnaby (Luke Zwanziger). Peter shares his secret to finding the best barbecue, beans, and bananas no matter what city you live in.||6/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit47 – Hollywood Hitlist 5: Cool Robot Hand Luke Skywalker||This week, Keith and Spenser run down yet another list of future hit Hollywood movies in their fan-favorite segment: Hollywood Hitlist. Listen as the boys expound and pontificate on soon-to-be classic cinema titles such as Infinite Wild Wild Jest,||6/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit46 – The Gospel of Gary||This week, Keith attempts to show Spenser that he’s “the funny one.” Then, the boys reach into the Gary and Garry archives and pull out a tape from much farther back then we’ve heard before. The tape raises even more questions about the Garies,||5/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit45 – Theoretical Latin for Dummies||[Warning: This episode contains big smart guy words not suitable for individuals with an IQ lower than a million billion.] This week, intellectual gatekeepers Keith and Spenser welcome to the show the always shrewd and adept public intellectual Dr.||5/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit44 – In Squat we Thrust||This week on Debatably Funny: Are you tired of having a proportional upper and lower body? Limp noodly thighs got you down? Unable to bend steel with a single thrust? Have we got the workout for you! But first,||5/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit43 – Apples and Bananas||This week, Keith and Spenser are joined in the studio by a supremely interesting fellow named Ravi (Mike O’Brien) who comes to invite the boys to his “BBQ.” Ravi’s presence on the show begins to raise a number of historically important questions||4/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit42 – The Bristie Boys||This week, the boys are joined by an up-and-coming rap group that’s sure to change the rap game forever. The Bristie Boys are the world’s first Beastie Boys cover band who rap exclusively about circumcision.||4/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit41 – The Blast and the Furious||On this week’s episode, the boys welcome you into their Watercooler Masterclass once again. Don’t be left behind when everyone at work is discussing the nuance of the ultimate masterpiece of modern cinema: The Fate of the Furious. Then,||4/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit40 – Shapes! Numbers! Shapes!||This week, Keith and Spenser are joined by a very special, and very actual, guest. In the world of alternative education, there are some names that tower above all others: Waldorf Something, Something Montessori, and, of course, Misty Washington.||4/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit39 – LIVE: One Year Anniversary Spectacular!||Ladies and Gentlemen, welcome to the Debatably Funny One Year Anniversary Spectacular! It’s the party of the year, and you won’t want to miss it. To celebrate a full year of Debatably Funny, the boys have rented out a massive party venue.||3/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit38 – America’s Next Chopped Podcast||This week, Keith and Spenser sit down with friend of the show Pizza Time Tony. Being an accomplished pizza chef (and accidental registered sex offender), Tony knows a thing or two about how to make a tasty ‘za. But,||3/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit37 – Spidey Morphin’ Power Rangers||Spenser and Keith use their Hollywood connections to get an advanced screener of the new Power Rangers movie. Don’t be the last one in the office to get the inside scoop of this soon-to-be multi-billion dollar smash blockbuster; join the boys for this||2/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit36 – Glorious Leader Trump Presents Debatably Funny||Now that America is great again, true patriots Keith and Spenser can finally talk about how they really feel. The boys start the show off with their segment Agree to Diss; Agree?, in which they totally don’t diss Glorious Leader Donald Trump.||2/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit35 – Best of 2016 Pt. 3||Join Keith and Spenser as they bring home the last of the best of 2016.||1/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit34 – Best of 2016 Pt. 2||Continue to join Spenser and Keith as they continue to explore the best of 2016, continually.||1/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit33 – Best of 2016 Pt.1||Join Spenser and Keith as they bring you the Best of Debatably Funny for 2016.||1/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit32 – Planet Punch||Winter is coming, and the boys know just how to keep you and your bros warm for the impending onslaught of deadly, deadly snow in their segment, “Guyals and Chillbrolations.” Then, Keith sits down with boxing legend Avery “Angel-eyes” Lucius for||12/11/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit31 – What’s a Good Podcast Episode Title? (Asking For a Friend)||This week’s episode is sponsored by Winthrop Plank’s patented Peel Plaster. On this week’s episode, Keith and Spenser once again open their mail bag to answer some burning listener questions (And by burning,||12/4/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit30 – Hollywood Hitlist 4: Quantum of Swoleness||Look out Hollywood! No, seriously, there’s something right behind you! I’m not even kidding. My God, the humanity! It’s… it’s… it’s Hollywood Hitlist 4, and this time, it’s still personal. That’s right Hollywood,||11/27/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit29 – Boyz N The Lab||This week, the boys open the doors to their Watercooler Masterclass, where you learn everything you need to know to keep up at the watercooler on Monday. This episode’s subject? The latest Harry Potter movie, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.||11/6/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit28 – The Ghost of Dissmas Future||This week, Keith and Spenser go off on a number of cultural icons in their segment “Agree to Diss; Agree?” Not even famed Renaissance man Leonardo Da Vinci is safe from the awesome power of their Diss Missile. Afterwards,||10/23/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit27 – Garrie||This week, Keith and Spenser discuss what makes a haunted house spooky. Then, they re-open the Gary and Garry archives and pull a tape labelled ‘1908’ from the Hasselhoff chest. What is contained on this tape may be the most shocking historical disc||10/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit26 – Ball-itics As Usual||This week, Keith and Spenser give the fans what they’ve been demanding—their top 10 Bro Tips on how to make a tasty from-scratch pizza; it’s their hit segment Guyals and Chillbrolations. But uh-oh, something goes wrong in the middle of their list||10/2/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit25 – Hollywood Hitlist 3: The Usual Suck Fest||This week, the boys put a hit out on writers rooms across Hollywood in the third installment of Hollywood Hitlist; if you’re not a millionaire after listening to this episode then you’re in the wrong game. Then,||9/25/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit24 – Baguac Molebama||Happy Pranksgiving! This week, the boys are serving up a full spread of gourmet pranks. Keith and Spenser dive deep into the origins of one of the classic pranks of their own invention — the dollar on the fishing line. Afterwards,||9/18/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit23 – Dad Club||This week, Keith steps outside to check on the weather. Meanwhile, Spenser gets interrupted by Ron Mitchell, a dad who thinks he’s attending a secret meeting. Spenser plays along and ends up down a rabbit hole that goes deeper than anyone could have i||9/11/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit22 – XXX 3: Legends of the Skiing Jungle||Keith and Spenser kick off the show with a Watercooler Masterclass on their favorite film franchise, XXX starring Vince Diesel. Then, the boys are surprised by forgotten 90s children’s game show host, Kirk Fogg,||9/4/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit21 – When Debatably Funny’s on a Podcast, You Can Listen to Debatably Funny Anytime||This week, Keith and Spenser get a special package from a listener. After a confrontation with Snacky, the Snack Time robot, they discover that what’s inside the package is a make-your-own pizza bagel kit. Afterwards,||8/28/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit20 – The Olympics of Dissing the Olympics||This week, the boys put on their tandem Speedo and dive deep into the wide world of sports, and then continue to swim into the slightly narrower world of the Olympics. They tell us all about the snubs and flubs of the 2016 Summer Olympics in their ste||8/14/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit19 – Coma Charmeleon||This week, Spenser interviews Ronny Booner, a young southern man who has just awoken from a 10 year coma. Ronny talks about all of the ways believing in his heroes got him through such a treacherous time. Afterwards,||8/7/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit18 – Gin & Titonic, or Our Gin Will Go On (Ice)||On this week’s episode, Keith and Spenser dig into the Hasselhoff chest to play one of the Gary & Garry tapes of old. On the recording, we discover Gary and Garry on a ship travelling from Britain to America.||7/31/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit17 – Debatably Funny and the Sorcerer’s Keystone Light||Keith and Spenser receive a special and very real message from President Barack Obama, which he actually did record, and furthermore, when he recorded it, he did so in his own normal voice. After sending out a PSA to their listeners,||7/24/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit16 – Only You Can Prevent Forest…Whitaker’s Eye||In this very special episode of Debatably Funny, Keith and Spenser put on their NPR-voice hats and take a serious look at one of the most poignant and divisive topics of these trying times we live in. Afterwards,||7/17/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit15 – Hollywood Hitlist 2: The Rehitlisting Rises||This week, the boys are bursting at the seams with so many amazing Hollywood ideas that they’re just giving them away! Get out your pencils, sharpen your green see-through visors, call the presses, and stop the president because they’re going all o||7/10/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit14 – Big Time Laughing For All Comrades||This week, Keith and Spenser reach into the magical mail bag and spend some quality time answering their rabid fans’ most burning questions in “All Mail Review.” Then, the boys take a hardcore dive into the wacky world of sports,||7/3/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit13 – Lord of the Dingus||This week, Keith and Spenser eat a freshly prepared turkey dinner sent to them by Spenser’s grandma; what they aren’t prepared for is the special prize hidden within. Later, the boys host their “Watercooler Masterclass” segment,||6/26/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit12 – Enter Horseman||On this week’s episode, while Keith eats a sandwich, Spenser sits down for an exclusive interview with the songwriter who some critics are calling “the next Weird Al”: “Cool Byron” Norwood. For a special treat,||6/12/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit11 – Dr. Doctopus||This week, Keith and Spenser are joined by a real live (alleged) doctor named Doctor Doctopus. We delve into a little of what makes this strange man tick. Afterwards, while Spenser hides in fear, the Dr. co-hosts the segment,||6/5/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit10 – The Hills Have Guys||Lookout Hollywood, this week Keith and Spenser reveal their latest segment, “Hollywood Hitlist,” in which they rattle off an extensive list of blockbusters-to-be. Hopeful screenwriters, directors, producers,||5/29/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit9 – You’re a Dissed Nerd, Harry||On this week’s episode, Keith and Spenser plan a trip to China in hopes of putting some hair on their dongs. While they’re gone, we dive into the Hasselhoff chest and hear another selection from the Gary and Gary archives, this time from the 1960s.||5/22/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit8 – Pride and Muffin-Mix||For their Snack Time segment, Keith and Spenser open a special package from Colombia, which sends them down memory lane as they reminisce about their very different experiences living there. Later, Keith sits down for an exclusive interview with the my.||5/8/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit7 – All Mail Review||This week, Keith gets his car washed while Spenser learns how to live without money from an off-the-grid activist named Chaz Kelsey. This week’s sponsor, famed pitch-man Winthrop Plank introduces us to a fantastic new line of products. Afterwards,||5/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit6 – A Clash of Carls||Keith and Spenser get down to business spreading awareness to all bros and broettes on how to manage a house fire in the most bro way possible. Then an exciting exclusive interview with the legendary creator of the Game of Thrones franchise,||4/24/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit5 – Egg F*****s||The fifth and currently best episode of Debatably Funny.||4/17/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit4 – Moby-Diss||On this week’s episode, Keith gets the pleasure of interviewing cyborg and aspiring WWE wrestler, Eugene Harrelson. Afterwards, Keith and Spenser unleash on an American literary classic in their acerbic segment, “Agree to Diss; Agree?||4/10/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit3 – Death of a Door-to-Door Door Salesman||The third and currently best episode of Debatably Funny.||4/3/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit2 – Guyals and Chillbrolations||The second and currently best episode of Debatably Funny, a new comedy podcast in the vein of Comedy Bang Bang and Hollywood Handbook.||3/27/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit1 – Welcome to Debatably Funny||The first and currently best episode of Debatably Funny, a new comedy podcast in the vein of Comedy Bang Bang and Hollywood Handbook.||3/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
Debatably Funny, Indeed
I find it hard to believe that Tony the Pizza Guy’s exposé in the park was just bad timing, but this podcast is still--at least debatably--funny.
No seriously I just got in a debate with my friend about whether or not it was funny.
Best Comedy Podcast
I've listened to a lot of comedy podcasts, and Debatably Funny is the funniest comedy podcast I've heard! Listen to it!
Funniest Underground Podcast of 2016
5/5 - Criminally Underrated Podcast Soon to Become One of Your Favorites
If Debatably Funny is representative of the direction the avant garde comedy-podcast scene is moving in, consider me fully on board. Debatably Funny is a demonstrably hilarious podcast that defies genre and theme and delivers gold on a weekly basis.
Hosts Keith Gilmore and Spenser Porter share the duties of MCing, waxing faux-etic, interviewing characters, performing as characters, bringing to life brief written "sketches," and building worlds from scratch with words. Recurring segments and character studies serve as the clean plate for their bread and butter: off-the-cuff comedic exploration.
The cheekily titled segments---such as, "Watercooler Masterclass," where the duo "watch" and "explain" a movie (read: skim a trailer and extrapolate wildly) to keep you up on what everyone will be talking about at work on Monday and "Agree to Diss; Agree?," where they decide whether or not to agree on whether they want to diss something (yes, it's that convoluted)---show Keith and Spenser at their creative best. Character "interviews" develop with the expert pace of a Wagner composition and crescendo with the force of an episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm.
Although this show's format does not reinvent the wheel, it introduces novelty in all of the right places. Absent are cliches, cheap laughs, and lazy writing. Each new episode pops with brightness of a spring flower. Fans of Earwolf podcasts in particular will find much to love here; the rapport of Keith and Spenser is reminiscent of the best interplay of Scott Aukerman and Paul F. Tompkins in Comedy Bang Bang. Their cracking at each other's jokes and at keynotes of shared bits makes the high points land even higher.
Do yourself a favor and listen to Debatably Funny so that you can finally ask for yourself, "Was that podcast funny?" Here's hoping for much more to come.
-The Internet Podcast Critic