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Your New Opinion
41 minutes | Jul 23, 2021
Your New Opinion - Ep. 227: How to Fix the DMV
What drives you crazy more than that terrible place that you're forced to go to so you can drive? That's right, the boys are exploring different ways to fix the DMV! Ben and Nick face off against each other, each with 5 different ways to make the Department of Motor Vehicles better. Ben tries to steer his points towards a revamping aspect, while Nick tries not to wreck his chances of winning. ANd, it's up to Ryan to decide who did a better job at the end. Discussion points include: red tape, the Vroom Vroom Room, Uber drivers, automated teller booths, excommunication, free hot dogs, smiles, identity theft, hard candies, and good ol' fashioned duels.
48 minutes | Jul 16, 2021
Your New Opinion - Ep. 226: Manliest Power Tool
What does it mean to be manly? Well, it's a topic that the boys explore in this listener-requested episode! What's the manliest power tool? Ben manufactures five points for his selection of 3D-printers. Ryan tries to blow away his competition by arguing for the combo leaf blower/vacuum/mulcher. At the end, our judge Nick will decide once and for all what the manliest power tool is! Discussion points include: Dave Barry, Helen of Troy, phallic symbolism, nurturing, toxic masculinity, hobbyists, Tim Allen, virtues, Teddy Roosevelt, riot shields, and sea mammal hunting.
45 minutes | Jul 9, 2021
Your New Opinion - Ep. 225: The Lost Colony of Roanoke
It's time to solve one of history's mysteries! The boys roleplay as historians as they try to solve what happened to the lost colony of Roanoke! Join Nick and Ryan as they debate this long-standing enigma. Is it as Nick says and that the colonists went to live with the nearby native Croatoans? Or is it an awkward surprise birthday party gone awry like Ryan posits? Either way, it'll be up to Ben to judge who is right. Discussion points include: awkward surprise parties, Croatoan, looting, Sir Walter Raleigh, anagrams, blonde hair and blue eyes, the Zuniga map, historians, underground tunnels, and mashing up children's bones.
56 minutes | Jul 2, 2021
Your New Opinion - Ep. 224: Parental Advisory Labels
The boys provide some explicit content in this episode while talking about explicit content. It's a discussion devoted to Parental Advisory Labels on music and if they're good or bad! Ryan takes the warnings seriously, arguing for their overall virtuosity. Ben debates the opposite side, debating that they're overly puritanical in their pursuit of censorship. Which way will Judge Nick decide in favor of ? Discussion points include: Guns N Roses, cultural decay, Britney Spears, contraband, rebellion, Prince, the Holocaust, nightmares, Tipper Gore, and teachable moments
44 minutes | Jun 25, 2021
Your New Opinion - Ep. 223: The Soviet Union
It's time for a party! The Communist party, that is...as the boys get historical and debate the pros and cons of one ex-world superpower. The Soviet Union: Good or Bad? Ben tries to point out the sins of Yeltsin by arguing that the USSR was indeed, bad. Meanwhile, Nick is cruisin' for Krushchev giving the reasons why the country was so good and great. Which argument will judge Ryan side with? Discussion points include: duck and cover drills, The New Man, proxy wars, enemies of the people, gulags, Christian virtues, civil liberties, utopias, breadlines, and Macho Man Randy Savage.
38 minutes | Jun 22, 2021
Your New Opinion - Ep. 222.5: BEN DOES NOT EXIST
Why are you listening to this? This is a really dumb joke. Like, really dumb. Go listen to episode 222: Does Ben Exist? instead.
38 minutes | Jun 18, 2021
Your New Opinion - Ep. 222: Does Ben Exist?
Can anyone be sure they really exist? Can anyone be sure anyone else really exists? More importantly, can the boys convince Ben that he does or does not exist? That's the question, and Ryan and Nick are the two most qualified to debate. Ryan thinks and therefore his arguments do exist that Ben also exists. Nick breaks Ben down to the essence of non-existence. And who better than to judge this debate than Ben himself? Discussion points include: solipsism, three way conversations, waterparks, sleeper agents, René Descartes, eyewitness testimony, Impermanence, unknown unknowns, and It's a Wonderful Life
41 minutes | Jun 11, 2021
Your New Opinion - Ep. 221: Best Scream Queen
It's a horror-filled episode, with the boys debating the best scream queens! Ryan unleashes his monster arguments for Sarah Michelle Gellar. Ben hopes his points aren't true lies while he goes to bat for Jamie Lee Curtis. Our judge, Nick, must choose at the end which is the best scream queen. Topic points include: I Know What You Did Last Summer, Halloween, defenestration, mock rituals, final girls, Daphne Blake, family tradition, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Spinal Tap, and Mexican badger pelt smuggling.
45 minutes | Jun 4, 2021
Your New Opinion - Ep. 220: Does Central Jersey Exist?
It's a heated regional debate today, as the boys take a listener-requested topic. Does Central Jersey Exist? Nick takes the negative side, that Central Jersey does not exist. Meanwhile, Ben argues that New Jersey does have the colloquial center. Picking up the pieces, Ryan is left to judge how the topic should be construed... Discussion points include: islands, sprawling suburbia, parishes, gatekeepers, frequency, the divine right of kings, controversy, lakes, Governor Murphy, legal weed, and Crimea.
71 minutes | May 28, 2021
Your New Opinion - Ep. 219: TV Pitches 2
Judge Mike is back once more, this time as Producer Mike! The boys pitch him some TV show ideas, exploring different genres. Sound familiar? Well, just like last time, there may be a little twist... Ben, Nick, and Ryan have all come up with some tantalizing TV ideas in these genres: a reboot, a game show, a period piece, a late-night Cinemax-type show, and a home improvement show! Who will Mike say pitched the best ideas? Discussion topics include: Stranger Things, Joe Rogan, the deep state, sexy elbowpads, vertical integration, hate watching, shapely beavers, textiles, black face, Neutral Milk Hotel, septic engineers, hentai, dog houses, ASMR, and Ben Shapiro.
47 minutes | May 21, 2021
Your New Opinion - Ep. 218: Should America Adopt the Metric System?
Everyone's favorite host, Mike, is back! And it's time to measure out all the arguments for one of the most divisive topics. Should America adopt the metric system? Mike heats up, reaching his boiling point as he argues that the U.S. should convert. His opponent, Ryan, tries to go the extra mile to say no. And our judges, Nick and Ben have to weigh the pros and cons of both sides of the debate. Discussion points include: infrastructure, track and field, baking, temperature, fractions, powers of ten, pocket computers, the decimal system of time, radical feminism, and digital lumber.
36 minutes | May 14, 2021
Your New Opinion - Ep. 217: Screwdrivers
Taking a listner-requested topic today, the boys try not to screw things up! It's Flat-head vs Phillips head screwdrivers! Ryan tries not to be a tool by arguing for the slotted screwdriver. Meanwhile, Ben hopes to turn the debate towards his choice of the Phillips head. And our judge Nick must decide for all of the world which screwdriver is better. Debate points include: self-centering, pry bars, stripped screws, power tools, Gothic designers, American manufacturing, Mud Runs, rust, pennies, and smooth glory holes.
41 minutes | May 7, 2021
Your New Opinion - Ep. 216: Hiking vs Vikings
Put on your horned helmets and stock up on some trail mix. The boys are debating hiking vs vikings! Ryan hopes to be drinking out of the skull of his opponent when argues for vikings. Nick tries to go the distance with his side of hiking. Our judge, Ben, must decide at the end who has won this week's episode! Discussion points include: The Great Trail, worm infestations, oar jumping, treadmills, PornHub, the backpack tax, costumes, Valhalla, bonding with a dog, and Ricky Martin's foot fetish.
23 minutes | Apr 30, 2021
Your New Opinion - Ep. 215: The Baldwins vs The Quaids
This week, the boys discuss two problematic acting families. Which group of brothers is better: The Baldwins or The Quaids? Ryan departs on an argument for the brothers Baldwin. Nick hopes for a big easy win debating for the Quaids. Which side will Judge Ben agree with? Discussion topics include: IMDB, 30 Rock, Christmas Vacation, Rupert Murdoch masks, Biodome, Total Recall, firefighters, recognizability, Capital One, and seeking asylum in Canada.
41 minutes | Apr 23, 2021
Your New Opinion - Ep. 214: Hall and Oates and Mariah Carey vs Simon and Garfunkel and Whitney Houston
It's time for the boys to act like divas. There's no way around it--this is a weird topic. It's Hall and Oates and Mariah Carey vs Simon and Garfunkel and Whitney Houston. Nick tries to pop off for the Maneaters and the Queen of Christmas. Ben tries to bridge over some troubled waters arguing for the folk duo and The Bodyguard herself. Which threesome will Ryan judge for? You'll just have to listen in to find out! Discussion points include: the Billboard Hot 100, "Punky's Dilemma," hiding in elevators, reunions, MTV, vocal ranges, soul, Die Hard, Bridge Over Troubled Water, and street corner doo-wop groups.
30 minutes | Apr 16, 2021
Your New Opinion - Ep. 213: Best Bug
The boys take a listener-requested topic today, deciding on the best bug! Ben tries to build a mound around his arguments for termites. Meanwhile, Ryan prays that his debate for mantises will work. Which way will our judge, Nick, side? Discussion topics include: sexual cannibalism, deadbeat dads, barking at delivery drivers, blindness, martial arts, ecosystems, Judas Priest, cleanliness, stereovision, and apex achievements.
55 minutes | Apr 9, 2021
Your New Opinion - Ep. 212: Euthanasia
The boys get serious in this one, debating the legality of euthanasia. Yep. Nick takes the stance that assisted suicide should be legal. Ben debates that it should not be. Which way will Judge Ryan decide? Discussion topics include: medical errors, The Netherlands, hospice, innovations, dementia, the sanctity of human life, overhead, inheritance, consent, and the choice of being born.
79 minutes | Mar 26, 2021
Your New Opinion - Ep. 211: The Next Fast and Furious
With returning special guest debator Chris Intelligence Agency, the boys get tired of waiting for the next Fast and Furious movie to come out. Instead, here they are with their own versions of a future film in the franchise! Ben starts things off with his movie Fast and Furiosa. Chris has Fast and Furious: End of the Road. And Nick writes his plot out for Fur10us. Listen in as they hit the points of: an opening sequence, the director, which characters are returning, what new actors are joining the franchise, their antagonist, the antagonist's 2nd in command, the overall plot, and which band or artist will score the closing scenes. Which movie will Ryan pick as the next Fast and Furious flick? Discussion topics include: Coronas, open graves, nude beaches, James Cameron, Elsa Pataky, Guillermo del Toro, deepfakes, Conor McGregor, venture capitalists, the grim reaper, bocci ball, birthmarks, practical effects, and Big Foot mating calls.
39 minutes | Mar 12, 2021
Your New Opinion - Ep. 210: Kristen Wiig vs Kristen Schaal
The boys decide to celebrate two of the most talented female comedians, specifically ones names Kristen, in this week's episode. It's Kristen Wiig vs Kristen Schaal. Ben throws some barbs arguing for the star Kristen Wiig. Meanwhile, Ryan falls for the gravity of actress Kristen Schaal. Who will Nick decide made the better arguments for these two comedians? You'll have to listen to find out! Discussiom points include: International Women's Day, Bridesmaids, Flight of the Conchords, Burger King, Bob's Burgers, stage fright, the Sexy Book of Sexy Sex, broken glass, flyover states, Wonder Woman 1984, and speech teachers.
34 minutes | Mar 5, 2021
Your New Opinion - Ep. 209: Truck Nutz vs Deez Nuts
Sometimes you just feel like a nut, and it's for those times that the boys bring this episode to you. Thanks to a listener-suggested topic, it's Truck Nutz vs Deez Nuts! After listening to some listener impressions, the boys jump in! Ryan starts his engines arguing for truck nutz. Nick sets up for deez nuts. Which way will Judge Ben side? Discussion points include: freedom of speech, funerals, compensation, testicular superiority, Bozzy Willis, Australia, goofs, the two party system, Whitney Houston, meat seasoning, and morning whisky.
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