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Smash Boom Best

71 EpisodesProduced by American Public Media

Smash Boom Best is a debate show for kids and families from the makers of the award-winning podcast, Brains On! Every episode takes two cool things, smashes them together and lets you decide which is best. Our debaters use facts and passion to make their case -- teaching listeners how to defend thei… read more


Season 2 Trailer

Smash Boom Best is back on June 6th! In 16 new episodes, our debaters tackle epic match-ups like chocolate versus cheese! Aliens versus robots! And unicorns versus dragons!

This season, we have a challenge for you: If 150 people make a donation to support the show by June 30th, we’ll make a bonus episode featuring host Molly Bloom as a debater for the first time ever! Everyone who donates will receive a link to listen.

Plus, donating automatically makes you a member of our brand new Debate Club. We have Debate Club pins, t-shirts, a card game and more as thank-you gifts. You can even get a special recording made just for you, by Molly and some of our all-star debaters. Click here to donate and join.

Season 2 features a star-studded line-up of debaters, including Story Pirates’ Lee Overtree and Peter McNerney, the Splendid Table’s Francis Lam, and NPR’s Sam Sanders. And all of the debates are judged by listeners like you.

So who will be crowned the smash boom best? Find out June 6th when our season kicks off with two new debate battles.

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