We Got This with Mark and Hal

We Got This with Mark and Hal

By Hal Lublin and Mark Gagliardi

Each week, actors Mark Gagliardi and Hal Lublin (Drunk History, The Thrilling Adventure Hour, Welcome to Night Vale) sit down to settle all the small debates that are a big deal to YOU - once and for all. No subject is too small for Mark and Hal to tackle! Even though you may think it's an impossible puzzle to solve, don't worry... We Got This

Episodes

#283 - Best Bugs Bunny Nemesis with Gary Anthony Williams

The great Gary Anthony Williams is here to talk about Bugs Bunny's most memorable foes and pick the best one. Brought to you (basically) by Tab™!
12/08/201h 8m

#282 - Best Beatles Album with Molly Lewis

The incomparable Molly Lewis joins us as we dive into one of the greatest catalogs of all time!
05/08/201h 33m

#281 - Best Video Game Console with Nathan Hamill

We do NOT shy away from the big topics around here, and Nathan Hamill isn't afraid to help! Thank you to everyone who supports us during Max Fun Drive - you make this show possible!
29/07/201h 30m

#280 - Best Artificial Flavor with Phil LaMarr

MaxFunDrive continues with another HUGE episode, as the great Phil LaMarr joins us to sift through the artificial flavors of the world and pick the best one! BTW, this is a great time to support this show and other MaxFun shows over at maximumfun.org/join
22/07/201h 6m

#279 - Beatles or Rolling Stones with Colin Hanks

Happy Max Fun Drive! Colin Hanks joins us for one of our biggest decisions of all time as we choose between The Beatles and The Rolling Stones and discover that we all used the same source material for our research.
15/07/201h 13m

#278 - Charity Clean Slate

Recorded live on June 19th, this benefit for The NAACP Legal Defense Fund features some of our greatest guests of all time, including Paget Brewster, Paul F. Tompkins, Laser Malena-Webber, Janet Varney, Travis McElroy, and more!
08/07/202h 17m

#277 - "Best Hamilton" Song

In honor of Hamilton's release on Disney+, we scour the soundtrack and come away with the best track.
01/07/2049m 32s

#276 - Best L.A. Movie with Jonah Ray

Our pal Jonah Ray joins us to talk about film history in L.A. and pick the best L.A. Movie of all time.
24/06/201h 21m

#275 - Freddy vs Jason with Jason Ritter

When choosing between two of the biggest movie monsters of all time, you have to bring in one of the two people to face them both and survive. Thankfully Jason Ritter joins us to make this difficult choice and settle it once and for all.
17/06/201h 21m

#274 - Best Standup Comedian with Jordan Black

Folks, please welcome to the stage our new episode, where we choose the best standup comedian of all time with our special guest Jordan Black!
10/06/202h 17m

#273 - Best Mission Impossible Movie with Freddie Wong and Matt Arnold

Freddie Wong and Matt Arnold from Story Break join us to break down all 6 Mission: Impossible movies and pick the best one!
03/06/201h 27m

#271 - Clean Slate LIVE

Broadcast LIVE from Mark and Hal's separate homes, producer Ken Plume provided topics for a clean slate that neither Mark nor Hal had seen before!
27/05/2039m 39s

#271 - Best Bar Game

Forget the drinks and the food, this episode is all about the games at your local bar so you're ready to play the right one when the opportunity arises.
20/05/2051m 30s

#270 - Best Golden Girl

Rose. Blanche. Sophia. Dorothy. Which Golden Girl reigns supreme?
13/05/2048m 27s

#269 - Best Star Wars Background Character With Joseph Scrimshaw

To celebrate Star Wars Day and the Revenge of the Fifth we're joined by comedian Jospeh Scrimshaw to dive DEEP into the Star Wars films and emerge with its best background character.
06/05/201h 33m

#268 - Best Fast Food Chain with Nathan Hamill

Artist Nathan Hamill joins us to navigate a bracket of 32 Fast Food Chains to pick the very best one. Will friendships end? Do we agree about In n' Out fries? Only one way to find out.
29/04/202h 10m

#267 - English Breakfast or American Breakfast with James Callis

We're joined by actor and legitimate Englishman James Callis to decide between his English Breakfast and our American Breakfast.
22/04/201h 20m

#266 - Best American Comfort Food

Is your region's comfort food the BEST comfort food? LET'S FIND OUT.
15/04/2050m 48s

#265 - Best Dip

Mark and Hal display their dip prowess, even during stay-at-home!
08/04/2049m 45s

#264 - Best Wedding Song

Which song at a wedding reception gets people movin' and groovin' the best? Mark and Hal break it down and pick it out.
01/04/2050m 23s

#263 - Best Type of Fondue with Eric Edelstein

Eric Edelstein is back, and this time, we're tackling fondue.
25/03/2040m 35s

#262 - Best Condiment with Eric Edelstein

We're joined by our friend Eric Edelstein, whose suggestion of "Should You Put Ketchup On A Hot Dog?" launched this show, to discuss all condiments and crown one as the best of them all.
18/03/201h 2m

#261 - Best Piece of Fried Chicken

Mark and Hal dig into the bucket to determine the best piece of fried chicken
11/03/2041m 0s

#260 - Worst Willy Wonka Kid

We Got This with Mark and Hal visits Willy Wonka's factory to determine which contest-winning child is the worst
04/03/2038m 12s

#259 - Best Disney film in Walt's Lifetime with Oscar Montoya

Oscar Montoya from the Inside the Disney Vault and Audible's Cut and Run joins us to walk through the work of Disney Studios during Walt's lifetime and pick the best one!
26/02/201h 43m

#258 - Best Vegas Resort

Mark and Hal are your Sin City tour guides as they decide, once and for all, which Vegas resort reigns supreme
19/02/201h 1m

#257 - Best Awards Show

Mark and Hal sort through awards season and come away with the definitive answer, just like they always do.
12/02/2044m 52s

#256 - Cookies or Bars?

Which form of your favorite baked treat is best? Don't stress - we'll handle it.
07/02/2043m 4s

#255 - Best Quentin Tarantino Film with Ben Acker

Our friend Ben Acker joins us to talk about the work of Quentin Tarantino and pick his best movie
29/01/201h 56m

#254 - Best Regional Accent with Lucie Pohl

When you want to talk accents, you get someone who trades in them - comedian and actor Lucie Pohl (Mercy in "Overwatch") joins us for a tour of American regional accents so we can pick the best one!
22/01/201h 7m

#253 - Mascot Showdown

The concepts of the mascots of the NFL Playoffs face off and it'll make sense when you listen
15/01/2037m 25s

#252 - Clean Sleigh 2020

We Got This with Mark and Hal Cleans the Sleigh of all your holiday quandaries
08/01/2057m 6s

#251 - Best Deadly Sin

As Santa double checks his Nice & Naughty list, Mark and Hal explore the sins of humanity and pick the best one.
18/12/1932m 52s

#250 - Best SNL Movie with Chris Mancini

We celebrate episode 250 by talking SNL with guest Chris Mancini, whose Kickstarter for Rise of the Kung Fu Dragon Master ends Tuesday 12/10, and answering YOUR questions and feedback in our first ever Mailbag!
09/12/191h 26m

#249 - Best Domestic Airline

Mark and Hal tackle the friendly skies - there can be only one winner...
04/12/191h 5m

#248 - Clean Plate

Thanksgiving can be a confusing, difficult time, but thanks to Mark & Hal, your most vexing Thanksgiving questions are finally answered, once and for all!
27/11/191h 2m

#247 - Best "As Seen On TV" Product

What would you pay for this decision? $19.99?! $9.99?! How about one COMPLETE decision of the best "As Seen On TV" product in history for just ZERO dollars!
20/11/191h 13m

#246 - Best Disney Prince

Mark and Hal head back to the Disney animated canon to determine the best prince.
13/11/1956m 1s

#245 - Clean Slate XVIII

You've got some mini-topics, we've got the answers. It's clean slate time.
06/11/1945m 43s

#244 - Worst Halloween Candy

We've already chosen the best Halloween Candy - now we set out in search of the absolute pits.
30/10/1948m 21s

#243 - Best Non-MCU Marvel Movie

Prepare to journey through the entire Marvel-based cinematic oeuvre, with True Believers Mark and Hal as your guide.
23/10/1945m 39s

#242 - Best Time Travel Destination

We Got This with Mark and Hal breaks the time-space barrier. FINALLY. Be prepared to learn when to visit first when you do the same!
16/10/1954m 16s

#241 - Best Soup

It's autumn, and that means one thing: SOUP. We're here to guide you to the proper soup decision. You're welcome.
09/10/1946m 56s

#240 - Best Hand Gesture

Some people talk with their hands, and some people let their hands do the talking. In this episode, Mark and Hal use their brains and mouths to figure out the best things their hands can do.
02/10/191h 6m

We Got This #239 - Best Cheese Food with Laser Malena-Webber

Laser Malena-Webber from The Doubleclicks is here to help us pick the best "Cheese" food, emphasis on the quotes.
25/09/191h 2m

#238 - Best Disneyland Land with Janet Varney LIVE at Dragon Con

Fellow WorkJuice Player and MaxFun podcaster Janet Varney from the JV Club joined us LIVE at Dragon Con 2019 to talk Disney parks and choose which land is the best land of them all.  
18/09/191h 1m

#237 - Best Friend with Diamond Gray

Ross, Rachel, Phoebe, Chandler, Monica, and Joey. Which of the "Friends" is the BEST friend? We enlist the help of iHeartRadio's Diamond Gray to figure it all out.  
11/09/191h 14m

#236 - Clean Slate XVII with Tony Thaxton

Tony Thaxton, Motion City Soundtrack drummer and the host of Bizarre Albums, joins us to clean the slate of some topics.
04/09/191h 18m

#183 - Best Conspiracy Theory with Adam Busch [UNREDACTED]

The truth is out there. The moon landing was faked. The Illuminati is real. For as long as we've been able to reason, humankind has spread elaborate conspiracy theories, and in this episode, we help our guest Adam Busch pick the best one. After being sealed for one year, this decision is finally ready to come to light.
30/08/191h 3m

#235 - Best Marvel Cinematic Universe Villain

With Phase Three complete, Mark and Hal pick the best MCU villain of the first 23 films.
28/08/191h 10m

We Got This #234 - Denny's vs IHOP vs Perkins

Three chain diners enter. One chain diner leaves. Everybody feels a little sick afterward. Where's the bathroom?
21/08/1948m 36s

#233 - Best Jim Carrey Movie

Jim Carrey is a box office king and has inspired countless comedians - his filmography is diverse and is going under Mark and Hal's microscope.
14/08/1957m 24s

#232 - Should Brownies Have Frosting?

A discussion about frosting brownies turns into prindles, Sky Mall, and more.
07/08/1935m 19s

#231 - Disneyland or DisneyWorld with Ken Plume

Producer, podcaster and Disneyphile Ken Plume joins us to finally settle a topic that he suggested over 4 years ago. Which park will reign supreme? Only one way to find out...  
31/07/191h 14m

#230 - Best Clue Combination

Who figured out the best Clue combination? It was Mark and Hal, with the microphones, in the podcatcher.
24/07/1942m 49s

#229 - Best Taco Shell

Someone asked us to do "Hard Shell vs Soft Shell Tacos", which means we had to wander through corporate timelines and culinary history to find the answer. AND WE DID.
17/07/1945m 56s

#228 - Worst Font

Let's face it. There are some horrible fonts out there that you hate. Which is the worst of all time? FIND OUT NOW.
10/07/1943m 29s

#227 - Blockbuster or Local Video Stores

If you remember the days when you physically went to store to rent physical VHS cassettes, you've probably already got an opinion about this topic. If you don't, YOU WILL.
03/07/1943m 49s

#226 - Best Cult Classic Film with Dan McCoy

CROSSOVER ALERT: Dan McCoy from Max Fun institution The Flophouse stops by to chat with us about Cult Classic Films, and which reigns supreme!  
26/06/191h 20m

#225 - What Do You Call That Toilet Room (with Annie Savage and Janet Varney)

Recorded in a back room during MaxFunCon, Mark and Hal are joined by fellow TAH-alums Annie Savage and Janet Varney to settle what may be the oddest topic we've received.
19/06/191h 5m

We Got This #224 - Best Tom Hanks Movie

Mark and Hal peruse the filmography of America's Dad to find his best movie
12/06/1957m 23s

#223 - Race Car, Sports Car, or Luxury Car?

We hit the road once again to pick the best type of car, and dig deeper into Mark's trail of abandoned vehicles.
05/06/1953m 25s

#222 - Best Room

We all have our attachments to different rooms in the home, but which is objectively the best? Only WE can decide. All other decisions are rendered invalid henceforth.
29/05/1945m 54s

#221 - Best Nic Cage Performance

To call Nicholas Cage's career and style "eclectic" is an understatement. We brave the madness to figure out what we're looking for and then find it.
22/05/1953m 6s

#220 - Clean Slate XVI

For the first time in a while, Mark and Hal look through their list of suggested topics for a few that might not warrant an entire episode and do some spring cleaning.
15/05/1946m 56s

#219 - Best Playground Equipment

Mark and Hal revisit their childhoods and look at the development of playground technology to pick the best piece of equipment of all time.
08/05/191h 0m

#218 - Best Breakfast Food

The same person keeps asking about breakfast topics, and this one may close the book for a while. What is the ultimate breakfast food of them all? Oh, we WILL got it.
01/05/1949m 6s

#217 - Best Batman Movie with Danielle Radford

The Caped Crusader's received the silver screen treatment more than any other comic book hero, but which of the Dark Knight's films is the best? Hal's Tights & Fights buddy Danielle Radford is the guest we both need and deserve to get to the bottom of this.
24/04/191h 3m

#216 - Best Star Wars Droid with Lindsey Kelk

We're joined by Lindsey Kelk, Hal's co-host from Tights & Fights, who steps in to help us decide, once and for all, who the best Star Wars Droid is.
17/04/1956m 31s

#215 - Best Competitive Reality Show with Griffin McElroy

Griffin McElroy joins us to discuss the titans of the industry and the plucky upstarts and the "good lord what were they thinking?" experiments gone awry. Need more McElroy in your life? Of course you do. See them on tour this year!  
10/04/191h 13m

#214 - Beard, Mustache, or Clean Shaven with Travis McElroy

Travis McElroy keeps McElmonth going as he returns for the third time to chat us up about facial hair, grooming tips, and dads!  
03/04/191h 8m

#213 - Best West Wing Character with Sydnee and Justin McElroy

It's Week TWO of Max Fun Drive 2019 and we're welcoming back fellow MaxFun luminaries Sydnee and Justin McElroy to delve into Aaron Sorkin's The West Wing to figure out which character from the show's 7-year run is the best. If you enjoy our show, please take the opportunity to support us directly by becoming a MaxFun member or upgrading your existing membership. You'll get access to bonus content and other great gifts! Go to maximumfun.org/donate and make sure to check the box for We Got This to ensure that we benefit - Friday, March 29th is the last day to participate and help Maximum Fun reach our goal of 25,000 new and upgrading members!
26/03/191h 27m

#212 - Best Hanna-Barbera Cartoon with Clint McElroy

Happy #MaxFunDrive! We're kicking things off by talking toons with the patriarch of the McElroy clan, Clint McElroy, who is predictably knowledgeable and a wonderful human being. Like what you hear? Please consider becoming a Maximum Fun member or upgrading your existing membership and supporting our show by clicking the box for it. Your monthly contributions help the show keep going!
19/03/191h 37m

#211 - Disneyland or Disney California Adventure?

Mark is a former Cast Member, Hal is a former Annual Passholder - together they'll explore Disney's West Coast offerings to see if the new kid on the block can beat the original.
13/03/1951m 41s

#210 - Sci-Fi or Fantasy LIVE with Orlando Jones

We're joined by Orlando Jones for one of our deepest conversations yet - recorded live at the Rex Theater in Pensacola.
06/03/1956m 9s

#209 - Hostess vs Little Debbie's vs Drake's vs Tastykake

Are all snack cakes created equally? Not by a long shot, as Mark and Hal look and four of the biggest companies and walk away with the winner.
27/02/1937m 27s

#208 - Most Overlooked Oscar Category

Recorded before the decision was reversed, Mark and Hal look at the four categories originally relegated to the commercial breaks to decide which slight was the worst.
20/02/1956m 40s

#207 - Best Muffin with Darin De Paul

We welcome our good pal Darin De Paul, voice of Reinhardt, J. Jonah Jameson, and now an English muffin. Together, we explore the many varieties of muffins to select the best one and also debate whether a muffin is a cupcake without icing.
13/02/191h 7m

#206 - Best Meryl Streep Role with Carla Cackowski

We're joined by "Craig's List" co-host, improviser, writer, and Meryl Streep expert Carla Cackowski to talk about Meryl Streep's impressive body of work and determine, once and for all, her best role.
06/02/191h 17m

#205 - Clean Slate XV LIVE with Laraine Newman

Returning to the Bay Area for San Francisco Sketchfest, Mark and Hal clean some slate with the help of one of the original Not Ready For Prime Time Players, Laraine Newman!
28/01/191h 15m

#204 - Cake vs Pie

Thanks to a bet Mark and Hal made during the wildcard round of the NFL playoffs and the now infamous "Double Doink", Hal got to pick any topic he wanted, so of course, he chose dessert.
23/01/191h 9m

#203 - Best John Williams Theme with Jonathan Dinerstein

How do you tackle the massive volume of iconic themes from John Williams? You get the composer of our score, Jeopardy champion and co-host of the Settling the Score podcast Jonathan Dinerstein to literally play them all as Mark and Hal lean on his musical expertise. Together they go through decades of themes to find the very best one.
16/01/191h 20m

#202 - Best Pop Tart Flavor

We've briefly discussed Pop Tarts in the past, but decided that they needed a deeper look, given the history and the alarming variety of flavors. It's unsettling.
09/01/191h 2m

#201 - Best Parody Movie with Paul Sabourin

Paul Sabourin of Paul & Storm is back for more, and this time he's brought research. Get ready to learn what the best parody movie of all time is...
02/01/191h 10m

#200 - Best Caroling Song with Paul F. Tompkins

Who better to close out WorkJuice December AND guest on our 200th episode than our good friend Paul F. Tompkins? NOBODY. And what better topic than caroling? NONE. LISTEN ALREADY.
24/12/181h 11m

#199 - Clean Sleigh 3 with Paget Brewster

In the third installment of #WorkJuiceDecember the wonderful Paget Brewster (Sadie Doyle herself!) joins Mark and Hal for a series of holiday mini-topics. Together they talk food, go through Paget's gift basket, and make your holidays brighter.
19/12/181h 3m

#198 - Clean Sleigh 2 with Marc Evan Jackson

He's... from Earth. And Brooklyn 99. And The Good Place. And Jumanji, and The Detroit Creativity Project - Marc Evan Jackson joins us to settle some holiday topics once and for all.
12/12/181h 6m

#197 - Best TV Sketch Show with Craig Cackowski

WorkJuice December kicks off with the returning Craig Cackowski, co-host of the wonderful Craig's List podcast talking about something near and dear to all of their hearts: Sketch comedy. Which show will reign supreme, and why? FIND OUT VIA LISTENING.
05/12/181h 36m

#196 - Best Hogwarts House

Mark and Hal turn Pottermore's Sorting Hat ceremony into a clean slate and come away with the definitive best House in Hogwarts.
28/11/1836m 50s

#195 - Best Hogwarts Professor

It's week 3 of Harry Potter month, and we're scrutinizing the wizards and witches that shape young student's minds. Which one is the best? ACCIO DECISION! If you need a perfect gift for the holidays, why not buy our brand new t-shirt? You didn't know about? Well now you do, so you have NO EXCUSE!  
21/11/1850m 11s

#194 - Best Harry Potter Spell

In a world of magic, do you need a magic spell to PICK the best magic spell? No - you just need Mark and Hal!
14/11/1847m 42s

#193 - Best Hogwarts Subject

Welcome to Harry Potter Month at We Got This, and we're kicking things off by going to Hogwarts and studying their syllabus to select the best subject they teach! ACCIO DECISION!
07/11/1853m 32s

#192 - Best Pop Culture Witch

It's Halloween, so let's plumb the considerable depths of pop culture witches with our friend, Thrilling Adventure Co-Creator Ben Blacker, whose new Vertigo comic Hex Wives is available now!
31/10/1856m 31s

#191 - Haunted Hayride

In our first ever clip show, we take you on a haunted tour of our scariest decisions, with some bonus clean slate included!
24/10/1852m 13s

#190 - Best Price Is Right Game

No matter how you slice it, you're guessing prices on the Price is Right; what's made it endure is how fun the games are and how creatively they reward you for your knowledge. Of the dozens of games they use, which is the best? WE GOT THIS.
17/10/1848m 50s

#189 - Best Bagel

Mark and Hal scour the globe for the best bagel, and talk toppings, regional differences, and other stuff that you'll probably get mad about.
10/10/1851m 58s

#188 - Coin Flipping vs Rock Paper Scissors

Mark and Hal put their decision making to the test as they decide about ways to decide!
03/10/1838m 0s

#187 - Best Dorito

Hal went all out and bought a LOT of different varieties of Doritos for this episode. Will Mark be able to stand all the chewing? Only one way to find out...
26/09/1850m 8s

#186 - Best Musical Instrument LIVE with Tom Kenny

Recorded live at Dragon Con 2018, the boys are joined by Tom Kenny, who in addition to being the voice of Spongebob and many others is the lead singer of Tom Kenny and the Hi-Seas, which means he's the perfect person to talk with about musical instruments as together they pick the best one!
19/09/181h 2m

#185 - Best School Subject

With school back in session, Mark and Hal take at look at your course schedule and tell you which class is the best in class of classes...
12/09/1855m 7s

#184 - Clean Slate XIV

Mark and Hal clean the slate of some smaller topics.
05/09/1857m 35s

#183 - Best Conspiracy Theory with Adam Busch

The truth is out there. The moon landing was faked. The Illuminati is real. For as long as we've been able to reason, humankind has spread elaborate conspiracy theories, and in this episode, we help our guest Adam Busch pick the best one.
29/08/181h 0m

#182 - Best John Hughes Movie

The influence of John Hughes on film continues to be felt; for a man who only directed 8 movies, his writing and producing extended his legacy to a suite of movies that are almost unparalleled, from angsty teen dramadies to screwball road comedies and a lot in between, the work of John Hughes holds up today because of the universal themes he dealt with. Unfortunately, only one of his films can be the best, and Mark and Hal are here to pick it.
22/08/1855m 58s

#181 - Best Pizza Topping Combination

It's easier to get people to agree on politics than it is to get them to settle on which toppings to put on a pizza. Thankfully, Hal's bland palette and Mark's bizarre palette combine to form a Voltron of flavor resulting in the ultimate decision to this age-old quandary.
15/08/1859m 20s

#180 - Best Late Night Talk Show Host

Mark and Hal go through 60-plus years of late night talk shows to find the best host of all time!
08/08/181h 1m

#179 - Best Cookie

Mark makes a surprise visit back to L.A., where he and Hal talk about a topic near and dear to both of their hearts: What IS the best cookie?
01/08/1847m 9s

#178 - Shoes, Sneakers, or Boots

Mark and Hal sit down back in L.A. (surprise!) to talk footwear.
25/07/1844m 2s

#177 - Clean Slate XIII LIVE from Philadelphia

Recorded at the Philly Improv Theater as part of the Philadelphia Podcast Festival, Mark and Hal clean the slate with a series of mini-topics, some of which Hal may have picked with some bias.
18/07/1859m 30s

#176 - Vanilla or Chocolate

While fighting through a nasty case of Pancake Leg, Hal and Mark sit down in Philadelphia to settle this classic debate once and for all.
11/07/1836m 19s

#175 - Best State

In an episode that's sure to anger everyone not from the winner, Mark and Hal tiptoe through the nation to pick the best State!
04/07/181h 10m

#174 - Best 80s Cartoon LIVE from Philadelphia

Recorded live at the Philly Improv Theater as part of the 2018 Philadelphia Podcast Festival, Mark and Hal revisit their youth as they determine the best cartoon from the 1980s!
27/06/181h 3m

#173 - Clean Slate XII with Paul & Storm

Who better to help us decide on a variety of rapid-fire topics than our very first guests? Paul & Storm stop by to do just that! Come see We Got This LIVE at the PHIT Comedy Theater in Philadelphia during the Philly Podcast Festival! We've got two shows on Saturday, June 23rd - for tickets and info, click here!
20/06/181h 5m

#172 - Best Late Night Food with Jordan Morris

Our buddy Jordan Morris stops by to talk late night food and tell us about Bubble, his new project for Maximum Fun that features our very own Gags! Come see We Got This LIVE at the PHIT Comedy Theater in Philadelphia during the Philly Podcast Festival! We've got two shows on Saturday, June 23rd - for tickets and info, click here!
12/06/181h 4m

#171 - Best Talking Dog Movie with David Nadelberg

In the proud history of kibbitzing k-9 films, which stands supreme? Mark and Hal are joined by their friend Dave Nadelberg from Mortified to get to the bottom of things. Come see We Got This LIVE at the PHIT Comedy Theater in Philadelphia during the Philly Podcast Festival! We've got two shows on Saturday, June 23rd - for tickets and info, click here!
06/06/181h 10m

#170 - Best Social Media Platform

We always talk about Twitter and Facebook at the end of each episode, but are either of them the best social media platform? How do you pick among so many choices? Why is Mark never on Facebook? Learn all the answers in this very episode! Come see We Got This LIVE at the PHIT Comedy Theater in Philadelphia during the Philly Podcast Festival! We've got two shows on Saturday, June 23rd - for tickets and info, click here!
30/05/181h 13m

#169 - Best Animal Collective Noun

A duo of podcast hosts discuss a gaggle of collective nouns for animals and come away with a plethora of decisions!
23/05/1852m 47s

#168 - Best Pretzel Shape

This is the perfect example of why We Got This is the most important show in the history of humanity: a mission to simply pick the best pretzel shape quickly turns into a heated debate. Will Mark and Hal ever be the same again? Only time will tell.
16/05/1834m 52s

#167 - UPDATE - Best Marvel Movie with Marc Bernardin

Back in 2015, Mark and Hal sat down to determine the best Marvel movie, and since then so many have come out that this decision has become a living document that needs updating with Avengers: Infinity War hitting theaters Fatman on Batman co-host and prodigious writer Marc Bernardin joins us for a walk through three more years and eight more films to see if one of them can claim the title!
09/05/181h 19m

#166 - Clean Slate XI with Eric Edelstein

It's time to clean the slate again, and this time Mark and Hal are joined by Eric Edelstein (We Bare Bears, Jurassic World, Drunk History), who helps them clean the slate of some mini-topics! Fun fact - Eric came up with the topic for our very first episode!
02/05/181h 2m

#165 - Best Broadway Musical with Bill Corbett

Mark and Hal fall prey to the lullaby of Broadway as they pick the best Broadway Musical of all time with the help of their buddy Bill Corbett from MST3K and Rifftrax!
25/04/181h 4m

#164 - Best Donut

It's fitting that donuts are shaped like wheels because those come off early in this episode as Mark and Hal determine the best donut. You're guaranteed to get mad.
18/04/1851m 19s

#163 - Uber vs Lyft vs Taxis with Mindy Sterling

Mark and Hal are joined by comedy heavyweight Mindy Sterling (Austin Powers, Black-ish, The Legend of Korra) to talk transportation and pick the ultimate ride! Want to support We Got This and other fine Max Fun shows? Become a member during MaxFunDrive and get exclusive gifts! Click here before April 14th and be sure to select We Got This as one of the shows you listen to. We rely on support from listeners like you to keep going!  
10/04/181h 20m

#162 - Best Invention Of The Last 100 Years with Andy Richter

For the first of their two MaxFunDrive episodes, Mark and Hal sit down with special guest Andy Richter to sift through 100 years of landmark inventions to find the best one, including spray toilets, potato gloves, and television!   If you enjoy this show and want to support us with a recurring monthly contribution, now is the time to do it! Become a Maximum Fun member during the drive, select our show as one you want your support to go towards, and get special gifts including exclusive content, designer pins, and more! Go to maximumfun.org/donate now!
03/04/181h 20m

#161 - Short Form Improv or Long Form Improv

Between them, Mark and Hal have over 40 years of improvising experience, from huge venues to prisons. Together, they'll dig through the history of the art form to decide between short form and long form improvisation.
28/03/1858m 38s

#160 - Best Tool

Tools are an important building block of society, but which is the best building block? Don't worry. WE GOT THIS.
21/03/1836m 8s

#159 - Bacon vs Sausage vs Country Ham

People have been asking us to settle this one for a while now, so here it is: we sit down at the breakfast table once more and settle this meat fight once and for all.
14/03/1858m 29s

#158 - Best Bill Murray Movie LIVE with Steve Agee

Bill Murray is a comedy icon with an impressive filmography under his belt, but which of his movies is the best? We sat down with Steve Agee (Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, We're No Doctors podcast) to settle it once and for all!  
07/03/181h 3m

#157 - Best Exercise LIVE with Sydney Benner LIVE

How do two guys who don't exercise choose the BEST exercise? Enlist trainer and patient human Sydney Benner to lead you through a workout in front of an audience at Booty Works, that's how!
28/02/181h 16m

#156 - Clean Slate IX

Mark and Hal take on a series of short topics as they work to once again clean their slate!
21/02/181h 12m

#155 - Best Harrison Ford Role

Whether you're watching him seek fortune and glory, shoot first, or tell people to get off his plane, Harrison Ford's work has yielded several memorable roles. Only one of them can be the best, though. That's where we come in.
14/02/1851m 10s

#154 - Best Way to Cook Eggs

There's more than one way to cook an egg, but what's the best way? Mark and Hal are here to make the final, universally binding decision!
07/02/1843m 23s

#153 - Pen or Pencil?

The pen may be mightier than the sword, but is it mightier than the pencil? Mark and Hal decide for all humankind in this week's episode!
31/01/1855m 58s

#152 - Best Sports Movie LIVE with Cameron Esposito and Rhea Butcher

For this special live episode, we were joined by comedians/sports enthusiasts/spouses Cameron Esposito and Rhea Butcher, who join us to go through almost every sports movie ever made to help us pick the best of all time! We guarantee that your favorite was/was not chosen.
24/01/181h 10m

#151 - Best Winter Olympics Event

Next month, the XXIII Winter Olympiad will take place in PyeongChang, South Korea, as the nations of the world gather in a showing of sportspersonship and friendly competition - but the REAL competition is over which of the events is the best? Thankfully, Mark and Hal are World-Class decision makers who are here to save the day!
17/01/1858m 41s

#150 - Best Batman Villain with Simon Grimm

  The caped crusader has faced many villains over the last 80 years; his rogue's gallery is one of the most notorious in comics, if not the most. But which dastardly do-badder is the worst of the worst? Professional Wrestler Simon Grimm joins us to find answer! See Mark and Hal LIVE in San Francisco on Sunday, January 14th with guests Cameron Esposito and Rhea Butcher! Get tickets here.
10/01/181h 25m

#149 - Chaplin or Keaton with Paul Dooley

Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton - two comedic masters of the silent era. Which one is the best of the best? We recruited our pal Paul Dooley to help us choose! See Mark and Hal LIVE in San Francisco on Sunday, January 14th with guests Cameron Esposito and Rhea Butcher! Get tickets here.
03/01/181h 23m

#148 - Best "Doctor Who" with Joseph Scrimshaw

Since 1963, The Doctor has graced our airwaves in various forms. Which of the 12-plus Doctors is the best? That's a nerdwar only the most foolish podcasts hosts would endeavor to end. So we're doing it, with our Companion for this episode, comedian, writer, and Whovian Joseph Scrimshaw. See Mark and Hal LIVE in San Francisco on Sunday, January 14th with guests Cameron Esposito and Rhea Butcher! Get tickets here.
25/12/171h 7m

#147 - Best Rankin Bass Christmas Special

It's the most wonderful time of the year, when our TV sets are filled with the warm glow of classic holiday specials, specifically from Arthur Rankin, Jr. and Jules Bass, who blended animation techniques with original music and celebrity narrators to create magic. But which of their specials is the best? Don't worry: we got this. See Mark and Hal LIVE in San Francisco on Sunday, January 14th with guests Cameron Esposito and Rhea Butcher! Get tickets here.
20/12/1750m 1s

#146 - Clean Sleigh with Paget Brewster

Mark and Hal tidy up their topic list for the holidays with the help of a returning Paget Brewster, who helps the boys cover everything from music to cookies to trees and everything in between! See Mark and Hal LIVE in San Francisco on Sunday, January 14th with guests Cameron Esposito and Rhea Butcher! Get tickets here.
13/12/171h 6m

#145 - Best version of "A Christmas Carol"

It's that time of year for bad pieces of beef, young Santa ghosts, and crotchety old men getting their life lessons delivered via time travel! With so many versions of Charles Dickens' classic "A Christmas Carol" out there, which should you watch? Mark and Hal break the chains they forged in life to bring you the answer! See Mark and Hal LIVE in San Francisco on Sunday, January 14th with guests Cameron Esposito and Rhea Butcher! Get tickets here.
06/12/171h 8m

#144 - The Flintstones or The Jetsons with Mark Evanier

The Modern Stone Age Family vs The Family of the Modern Age! Flying Saucers vs Foot-Powered cars! A walk through the history of animation with Mark Evanier, who was there for a large part of it! We got behind the scenes with Mark to talk Hanna Barbera, Desi Arnaz, and more!  Come see We Got This LIVE during SF Sketchfest on Sunday, January 14th with special guests Cameron Esposito and Rhea Butcher! We're doing a double bill with Craig's List and you can get tickets here.
29/11/171h 33m

#143 - Best Muppet Show Guest LIVE with John Hodgman & Craig Shemin

  It's time to play the music! It's time to light the lights! It's time to pick the best guest on The Muppet Show tonight! Recorded live at the Museum of the Moving Image in queensMuppet fanatics Mark and Hal are joined president of the Jim Henson Legacy Craig Shemin and a returning John Hodgman to picked from the 5 finalists selected by Muppet fans around the world.
22/11/1756m 55s

#142 - Board Games or Video Games with Chloe Dykstra

Board Games. Video Games. Which are the best? We turned to Gamer/Actor/Host Chloe Dykstra to help us get to the bottom of this quandry!
15/11/171h 9m

#141 - Best Disney Villain LIVE with Autumn Reeser

Recorded live at Moroccan Lounge in Los Angeles, Autumn Reeser joins us as we return to the Disney Vault, going through 80-plus years of Disney films to find the best villain of all time! You'll laugh, you'll cry, we'll judge!
08/11/171h 9m

#140 - Snakes vs Spiders with James Breakwell

  Happy Halloween! In honor of things that go bump in the night, we talk about two of the creatures that frighten us the most: Spiders & Snakes! We're joined by humorist, author, parent, & pig owner James Breakwell, who's not only a zombie apocalypse expert, but is apparently just as afraid of everything as we are! Come see We Got This LIVE in L.A. on Sunday, November 5th for the first time ever! We've got special guest Janet Varney and we're part of a double bill with the amazing "Can I Pet Your Dog?" - get tickets here!
30/10/1748m 55s

#139 - Best Classic Muppet Movie with Stephanie D'Abruzzo & Doc Hammer

Which of the first three Muppet Movies is the best? We enlisted Tony-nominated actor and long time muppeteer Stephanie D'Abruzzo and our good buddy Doc Hammer to help pick! Come see We Got This LIVE in L.A. on Sunday, November 5th for the first time ever! We've got special guest Janet Varney and we're part of a double bill with the amazing "Can I Pet Your Dog?" - get tickets here!
25/10/171h 36m

#138 - Best Game Show with Jonathan Coulton

We're not ashamed to admit it: we love game shows! With so many iconic shows to choose from, we turned to current game showman Jonathan Coulton to pick the best one. Did you favorite make the cut? Probably not, which is why you'll yell at us on twitter about it! Come see We Got This LIVE in L.A. on Sunday, November 5th for the first time ever! We've got special guest Janet Varney and we're part of a double bill with the amazing "Can I Pet Your Dog?" - get tickets here!
18/10/171h 17m

#137 - Best Kid's Show with Sydnee and Justin McElroy

When the topic of children's shows comes up, Mark and Hal don't just dig into their own adolescence; they recruit parents in the form of McElroys: Dr. Sydnee McElroy and Justin McElroy, to be precise. Together, a wide range of children's television programming is explored to come up with the ultimate answer! Come see us LIVE in L.A. with "Can I Pet Your Dog" on Sunday, November 5th! Get tickets here.
11/10/171h 25m

#136 - Best Movie Costume with Paget Brewster

When you're trying to pick the greatest movie costume of all time, who do you get to join you? None other than Paget Brewster, who is no stranger to fashion OR films! Together Mark, Hal, and Paget review over 100 years of cinema, investigate house noises, and explore closets in closets to get the answer. See Mark and Hal in New York October 6th, 8th, and 9th! Get tickets and info here.  
04/10/171h 37m

#135 - Best Classic SNL Cast Member with Dave Thomas

On October 11, 1975 television sketch comedy experienced a seismic shift as NBC's Saturday Night made its premiere. Over the course of it's first five seasons, characters were created and stars were made, kicking off a cycle that continues over 40 years later. Looking back at that original five years, which of the comedy legends in that cast was the best? While Mark and Hal are huge SNL nerds, it made sense to get someone with inside information. Enter Dave Thomas, a comedy legend in his own right, who was often there visiting his friends and would later work with Lorne Michaels himself. I'm going to stop writing this now because you just need to listen. See Mark and Hal LIVE in NYC and LA. For all upcoming dates, click here. 
27/09/171h 18m

#134 - Clean Slate VII

Will the slate ever be fully clean? Probably not, but that won't stop Mark and Hal from trying, revealing a bunch of embarrassing things about themselves, and issuing decisions that are carved into stone for all eternity! See Mark and Hal LIVE in NYC on 10/8 with special guest Jonathan Coulton! Get tickets here.
20/09/1751m 19s

#133 - Best Superpower (redo) with Scott Adsit LIVE from DragonCon

  Last year, we got Best Super Power wrong. At least that's what our listeners decided when we gave them the opportunity to overrule one of our episodes. Recorded live at DragonCon 2017, we recruited Scott Adsit (Big Hero 6, 30 Rock, Moral Orel, Mr. Show) to help us relitigate the topic live, and now we can definitively say that we got it right! See Mark and Hal LIVE in NYC on 10/8 with special guest Jonathan Coulton! Get tickets here.
13/09/1753m 12s

#132 - Best Christopher Guest Mockumentary

Anyone unfamiliar with Christopher Guest's Mockumentary work: STOP WHAT YOU ARE DOING AND GO WATCH THEM ALL RIGHT NOW. Then listen to Mark and Hal delve into the canon and walk away with the best of the bunch. Get your tickets to see Mark and Hal LIVE in New York on October 8th!
06/09/1750m 9s

#131 - Best Star Wars Character with Paul & Storm

Mark and Hal are joined by returning guests Paul & Storm to delve into the Star Wars film canon and choose the best character. Will the light side of the Force win out over the darkness? Will a smuggler and a pirate prevail over a battle-tested princess-turned-general? Just how many of the finalists will be blood-related? Only one way to find out... See Mark and Hal in New York On October 8th! Get your tickets here  
30/08/171h 21m

#130 - Streaming TV Smackdown

Mark has done it again, this time taking two topics, deciding them both, then pitting the winners against one another. This time, it's all about streaming TV! Which service is best, and can the best streaming TV service topple watching live TV? Only one way to find out. See Mark and Hal LIVE in NYC on Sunday, October 8th at 6pm as part of NYCC Presents! Get tickets here.
23/08/1747m 30s

#129 - Oceans or Pools with Angela Webber

As we enter the dog days of summer, nothing feels more refreshing than a swim; but is it better to hop in the pool, or stride into the ocean? Mark and Hal are joined by Angela Webber, one half of The Doubleclicks (whose new album Love Problems is available now!), as they discuss swimming, almost drowning, octopi, the cast of Cocoon, and more! Also, lakes are RIGHT OUT. See Mark and Hal LIVE in NYC on Sunday, October 8th at 6pm as part of NYCC Presents! Get tickets here.
16/08/171h 4m

#128 - Ice Cream - Cup or Cone?

  As Summer begins to wind down, Mark and Hal take a look at a subject that's been heating up among the People of the World: Should ice cream be served in a cup or in a cone? Hal will let you in on some world class gorging info while Mark walks with mutz, and the definitive answer is reached! See Mark and Hal LIVE in NYC on Sunday, October 8th at 6pm as part of NYCC Presents! Get tickets here.  
09/08/1745m 10s

#127 - Best Classic Board Game LIVE with Maureen Johnson

It's a homecoming for Hal and guest Maureen Johnson, who join forces with Mark to pick the best classic board game of them all! You'll laugh! You'll cry! You'll hear about finger Dracula, Hal's childhood therapy and barely hear Bill Lublin from his onstage throne!
02/08/171h 9m

#126 - Fudgie the Whale vs Cookie Puss

Carvel Ice Cream Cakes. If you grew up on the East Coast, you remember Tom Carvel's gravely voice talking about their many ice cream offerings, but at the top of those sweet treats sit two titans: Cookie Puss, the alien from the planet Birthday who's here to brighten your day, and Fudgie the Whale - for a whale of a dad. Mark and Hal were able to secure both cakes (with some help from our friends at Carvel) and put them both through the wringer to settle once and for all which cake is king!
26/07/1734m 36s

#125 - Best Cartoon Cat with Paul Dini

They love lasagna, exiting stage left (even), and chasing mice and birds. They hate having anvils dropped on their heads and getting their whiskers plucked by their cousins. Cartoon cats have a proud, long legacy that started with a trick back way back when. But which fictional feline is the best of the litter? Mark and Hal are joined by Paul Dini, legendary writer who has even worked on a few of these kitties and helps them get to the bottom of this, once and for all. See We Got This LIVE this Friday, July 21st at Ruba Club with special guest Maureen Johnson! Click here for tickets.  
19/07/171h 32m

#125a - Talkin' Garfield with Mark Evanier

An addendum to this week's Best Cartoon Cat episode, Mark Evanier calls in to answer Hal's Garflied question and chat a bit more about everyone's favorite Monday-hater. Mark wrote for Garfield & Friends all throughout its run and is an expert in the area of Garfield. Enjoy!
19/07/174m 13s

#124 - Who's The Best Spider-Man?

Spider-Man, Spider-Man/So many versions of Spider-man Who's the best, of them all?/Who will rise, who will fall? Hey there! We'll pick Best Spider-man! Come see Mark and Hal LIVE at the 5th annual Philadelphia Podcast Festival on Friday, July 21st. Click here for details and tickets!  
12/07/1743m 4s

#123 - Best 90's Sitcom with Jesse Thorn

  Seinfeld. Friends. Frasier. Home Improvement. Roseanne. Murphy Brown. It's hard to argue that the 1990's didn't spawn some of the most beloved sitcoms of all time. Someone wanted to know which was the best of them all, so Mark and Hal turned to Jesse Thorn, host of "Bullseye", "Jordan, Jesse, Go!", and the new limited series "The Turnaround" to help them get to the answer. Get ready for some STRONG opinions... See Mark and Hal LIVE in Philadelphia on Friday, July 21st at Ruba Club with special guest Maureen Johnson as part of the Philadelphia Podcast Festival! Get your tickets here.
05/07/171h 25m

#122 - Clean Slate VI

Every once in a while, we get suggestions for topics that might not merit a full episode, but instead of just leaving them aside, we round them up and clean the slate! This time around, things get personal fast. Will you ever look at Mark and Hal the same again, or will this just reinforce your existing ideas about them? See Mark and Hal record We Got This LIVE with special guest Maureen Johnson on Friday, July 21st in Philadelphia! Get tickets here.
28/06/1753m 50s

#121 - Best Mel Brooks Film w/ Travis McElroy

The Producers. Young Frankenstein. Blazing Saddles. High Anxiety. Spaceballs. The filmmaking career of Mel Brooks is now 50 years young, and he's created some of the most beloved comedies of all time. But which one is the best one? Leave THAT to us. And special guest Travis McElroy (My Brother, My Brother and Me, The Adventure Zone, Shmanners, and more). Together they walk through all 50 years to come up with the best of them all! See Mark and Hal record We Got This LIVE with special guest Maureen Johnson on Friday, July 21st in Philadelphia! Get tickets here.
21/06/171h 27m

#120 - Best Color of the Rainbow

Since it's Pride Month, Mark and Hal are tackling the rainbow - not the flag, but the refraction of light through a prism! Which color of the rainbow will reign supreme? Listen and find out! Come see Mark and Hal in Philadelphia LIVE at Ruba Club on July 21st with special guest Maureen Johnson. Get tickets here before they sell out!
14/06/1736m 9s

#119 - Mac vs PC with Christopher Moore

PC and Mac - two brands that have been going head to head for 30+ years. Everyone has their brand loyalty, but nobody has definitively settled which brand is the best... until now. Joined by author Christopher Moore, Mark and Hal wade through the technological morass to come to a final decision. See Mark and Hal LIVE in Philadephia as part of the 2017 Philly Podcast Festival! Their live recording will be Friday, July 21st at the Ruba Club and tickets are now available - get yours before they all sell out!
07/06/171h 1m

#118 - Best Carnival Ride

Mark and Hal head to the Midway to explore all of the nausea- and thrill-inducing rides carnivals have to offer. Check the height requirements, make sure the safety bar is securely in place, and settle in for the thrill of a lifetime as Mark and Hal pick the best carnival ride. Come see Mark and Hal LIVE in Philadelphia on Friday, July 21st as part of the Philadelphia Podcast Festival. Get tickets here.
31/05/1758m 9s

#117 - The Boat Files: Best "Best Picture" Winner with Hrishikesh Hirway

Going through almost 90 years of Academy Award-winning is a daunting task, but Mark and Hal never let a challenge or a lack of seeing every film on a list get in their way. Thankfully, they've got backup in the form of Song Exploder and The West Wing Weekly host Hrishikesh Hirway, who jumps into the fray to wade through the most celebrated films in history to come away with a definitive victor! Recorded aboard the 2017 JoCoCruise!
24/05/171h 5m

#116 - Best TV Mom with Theresa Thorn

Happy Mother's Day! Mark and Hal are joined by Theresa Thorn, co-host of Max Fun sister podcast One Bad Mother and co-author of You're Doing a Great Job!: 100 Ways You're Winning at Parenting. Together, they pick the Best TV Mom of all time!
14/05/171h 18m

#115 - Best Movie Snack

A previously lost episode is rediscovered as Mark and Hal get a redo on their selection of Best Movie Snack by just recording it properly this time.
10/05/1753m 12s

#114 - Best Superman Movie

Faster than a speeding bullet! More powerful than a locomotive! Able to leap tall buildings in a single bound! Has been in some terrible movies and some really good ones! But which is the best? Mark and Hal decide.
03/05/171h 10m

#113 - Best Shakespeare Play with Austin Tichenor

This past Sunday was the Bard's 453rd birthday, and to celebrate Mark and Hal have teamed up with the Reduced Shakespeare Company's Austin Tichenor to choose The Bard's greatest work. Hark! What play through yonder podcast breaks? Only one way to find out... Check out RSC's new Pop-up Shakespeare book, available for pre-order now!
26/04/171h 19m

#112 - The Boat Files - Best Breakfast Cereal with Ted Leo

Recorded on the 2017 JoCo Cruise, Mark and Hal welcome Ted Leo into their recording cabin to talk breakfast cereals. Which will reign supreme? Which will fall early? Which cereal mascot did Ted once dress up as and did it suck? All those answers and more in this week's episode.
19/04/1753m 26s

#111 - Bar Soap vs Liquid Soap vs Foam Soap

Mark and Hal dive into history, their childhoods, and science to come away with a clean victory for one of these forms of soap!
12/04/1751m 46s

#110 - The Boat Files: Best Coen Brothers Film with Jeffrey Cranor

In the last 30+ years the Coen Brothers have left their mark on the filmmaking world, creating unforgettable characters and telling interesting stories. But which of their films reigns supreme? Mark and Hal call in their buddy Jeffrey Cranor (Welcome to Night Vale, Within the Wires) to help make the call.
05/04/171h 22m

#109 - Clean Slate V LIVE with Welcome To Night Vale

Mark and Hal are joined by their Night Vale pals Cecil Baldwin, Jon Bernstein AKA Disparition, Jeffrey Cranor, and Symphony Sanders LIVE on a boat, where they knock out a series of mini-topics in an attempt to clean the slate! The 2017 MaxFunDrive is happening through March 31st, and if you support We Got This as a new/upgrading member, you could overturn one of our decisions! Learn more here.
29/03/171h 6m

#108 - Best Monty Python Song with "Weird" Al Yankovic

When you're trying to select the best song by one of the most influential sketch groups of all time, you need a heavy hitter to help. Thankfully, "Weird" Al Yankovic was available to help Mark and Hal wade through the Pythons' impressive catalogue and come away with a winner! The 2017 Max Fun Drive is here! Go to maximumfun.org to get involved and support We Got This!
20/03/171h 13m

#107 - Best Ketchup

Hal clears up some rumors about his feelings for ketchup as he and Mark talk about the surprising varieties of ketchup that exist around the world. Can the global juggernaut that is Heinz be toppled?
15/03/1746m 34s

#106 - Best Super Power LIVE on Facebook

Mark and Hal record an episode while simultaneously live streaming it on Facebook. Can Mark look up from the screen long enough to help decide what the best super power is? Only one way to find out...
08/03/1739m 49s

#105 - Pirates or Vikings with Carlos Alazraqui LIVE at Pensacon

Hagar or Blackbeard? Erik the Red or Captain Jack Sparrow? Vikings and Pirates are two historical groups that have huge fan bases in pop culture. But which group will reign supreme? Mark and Hal are joined by their friend Carlos Alazraqui to help them choose. Recorded live at Pensacon 2017!
01/03/1740m 21s

#104 - Lethal Weapon or Die Hard?

Mark and Hal explore two of the greatest action film franchises of all time to come away with the ultimate victor. Will Murtaugh and Riggs be the ones to finally take down John McClain? Don't worry, everyone. We Got This.
22/02/171h 8m

#103 - Best Berry

Mark and Hal stretch the very definition of berry to its limit as they determine the best Berry of them all. You can get the first ever We Got This t-shirt right now! Show your pride and knowledge about m&m consumption as never before!
15/02/1754m 57s

#102 - Classic Cartoons: Warner Bros or Disney?

Shhh! Be vewwy quiet. We're picking between the classic animated shorts of Disney and Warner Bros to come away with a winning studio. Silly Symphonies or Looney Tunes? Bugs or Mickey? Pegleg Pete or Yosemite Sam? Any theatrically released shorts pre-1970 are fair game? Mark and Hal swing into the task like Goofy on a set of gymnasts' rings, and come away with the one set of 'toons to rule them all.
08/02/171h 0m

#101 - Worst Zoo Animal

When someone wants to know what the worst zoo animal is, Mark and Hal STEP UP. Join them for a collection of the weirdest, most unpleasant, and dangerous animals you can find in any zoo anywhere. One only will wind up on the bottom!
01/02/171h 1m

#100 - Best M&M Variety LIVE with Ben Acker, Craig Cackowski, Marc Evan Jackson, Busy Philipps, and Annie Savage

It's our 100th episode, and we're joined by a bevy of WorkJuice Players to determine once and for all which variety of M&M reigns supreme. We tried 'em all, so no stone is left unturned. Special thanks to SF Sketchfest, the SF Punch Line, and our amazing lineup of guests: Ben Acker Craig Cackowski Marc Evan Jackson Busy Philipps Annie Savage
25/01/171h 8m

#99 - Binge vs Weekly Episodic TV Watching - LIVE from Hal's car

The second of two episodes recorded from the backseat of Hal's car, this episode features one of our more modern debates - should you binge watch television, or watch episode weekly? Mark and Hal fight through oppressive heat and stuffiness to find the answer.
18/01/1747m 17s

#98 - Hot or Cold Sandwiches LIVE from a car

Cold cuts. Meatball subs. PB & J. The mighty melt. With many varieties of both hot and cold sandwiches to tantalize your taste buds, which one is the best? Mark and Hal belly up to the counter and decide whether the hot or cold sandwich is best. But they're not at a counter. They're in the backseat of Hal's car. Will the rising temperatures take their consciousness before they can render a verdict? Will the Queen's taxation of toasted sandwiches create Anarchy in the Subway? Only one way to find out! See Mark, Hal, and our WorkJuice Player guests LIVE at the SF Punchline on Saturday, January 14th for We Got This during SF Sketchfest! Get tickets here.
11/01/1732m 41s

#97 - Best Finger

In their first episode of 2017, Mark and Hal display their anatomical expertise as they pick the best finger. THE ANSWER MAY SURPRISE YOU. Or not. We aren't psychics. See Mark, Hal, and our WorkJuice Player guests LIVE at the SF Punchline on Saturday, January 14th for We Got This during SF Sketchfest! Get tickets here.
04/01/1735m 41s

#96 - Stay In or Go Out on New Year's Eve?

As we bid "adieu" to 2016 and "bonjour" to 2017, around the world people OF the world will be celebrating New Year's Eve. Some will go out and brave the crowds while others will opt to stay home and curl up in their PJs. But only ONE way is the correct way, and Mark and Hal will settle it before this year is through. See Mark, Hal, and our WorkJuice Player guests LIVE at the SF Punchline on Saturday, January 14th for We Got This during SF Sketchfest! Get tickets here.
28/12/1643m 0s

#95 - Best Holiday Lights with Drew Ackerman

Happy Holidays, People of the World! Most of you have probably decorated for the holidays if you were planning on doing it in the first place, but do you need to replace your lights? We sat down with Drew Ackerman, the host of the popular Sleep With Me podcast. Together, we determine which holiday lights reign supreme! See Mark, Hal, and our WorkJuice Player guests LIVE at the SF Punchline on Saturday, January 14th for We Got This during SF Sketchfest! Get tickets here.  
21/12/1656m 3s

#94 - Best Fictional President with Josh Malina

Bartlet. Marshall. Underwood. Muffley. Grant. Shepherd. Camacho. Meyer. These are just a few of the great fake presidents we've seen preside over the U.S. in movies and television. But which is our greatest fictional president? We tapped our friend and The West Wing Weekly host Josh Malina, who has years of experience dealing with various presidents on TV and film. We go through a bracket of 16 top Pretenders-in-Chief to come away with the best of the bunch! Come see Mark, Hal, and Josh on LIVE at the Ace Hotel on 12/17 for the last Thrilling Adventure Hour before we go on an extended hiatus! Get tickets here. See Mark, Hal, and our WorkJuice Player guests LIVE at the SF Punchline on Saturday, January 14th for We Got This during SF Sketchfest!
14/12/161h 5m

#93 - Best Novelty Song with Jonathan Coulton

For as long as songs have existed, comedy songs have been around (don't fact check that). Mark and Hal enlist the help of musician and funny person Jonathan Coulton to help them dig through all of the musical mayhem and come away with a definitive victor! Plus, Mark and Hal add a new correspondent to the show. You can spend a week at sea with Jonathan, Mark, Hal, and tons of other really cool creative people during the 2017 JoCo Cruise - get a cabin already!
07/12/161h 11m

#92 - Chili: Beans Or No Beans?

This week, Mark and Hal answer one of the first topics they ever received: should chili be made with beans or NO beans? The fate of the world hangs in the balance. See Mark and Hal LIVE in the last Thrilling Adventure Hour before the extended hiatus. Get tickets here! See Mark and Hal LIVE at SF Sketchfest on Saturday, January 14th! Get tickets here.
30/11/1650m 57s

#91 - Best Pie with Colt Cabana

Mark and Hal sit down with Colt Cabana: Pro Wrestler, Podcaster, and producer of the new film Wrestling Road Diaries 3, who turns out to be Hal's equal when it comes to finicky eating. Also, what better guest for a Thanksgiving episode than one who hates Thanksgiving food? Join us for a fascinating journey into eating habits and the psychology of pies! See Mark and Hal LIVE in the last Thrilling Adventure Hour before the extended hiatus. Get tickets here! See Mark and Hal LIVE at SF Sketchfest on Saturday, January 14th! Get tickets here.  
23/11/1649m 35s

#90 - Best Door

Did you know you had strong feelings about different kinds of doors? Neither did Mark and Hal until someone asked them to settle this quandry once and for all. Hold the door (until we determine which kind it should be)! Come see Mark and Hal in the last Thrilling Adventure Hour for a LONG time. Get tickets here! Join Mark and Hal on the 2017 JoCo Cruise - cabins are still available here.
16/11/1653m 17s

#89 - Best Indiana Jones Film

Fortune and glory, kid. That's what Mark and Hal are after. And in this case, the only way they can get it is to determine the best Indiana Jones film. So hold on to your potatoes, People of the World, because we're in search of the answer that belongs in a museum. There is no question you possess which we cannot take away. Via answering it. See Hal in Headcan(n)on this Thursday, November 10th. Get tickets here. Be sure to get your tickets to the last Thrilling Adventure Hour for a long time - it'll be Saturday, December 17th at the Ace Hotel. Get tickets here. Join Mark and Hal on the 2017 JoCo Cruise, featuring more amazing guests than we can legally list on one podcast description. Cabins are still available - book yours here.
09/11/161h 4m

#88 - Best Cuisine LIVE with Jean Grae, John DiMaggio, and John Hodgman

Food, glorious food! There are so many great kinds of cuisine out there, so how do you pick which one is the best? Easy! You have Mark and Hal decide, along with the help of John DiMaggio, Jean Grae, and Judge John Hodgman. Together they survey the culinary landscape, using only the most scientific methods to reach the most logical conclusion.
02/11/161h 5m

#87 - Are Ghosts Real?

For centuries, people have claimed to see, hear, and encounter visitors from the beyond. Lost souls. Ghosts. Are they full of it? Mark and Hal figure it out, from the legendary stories to the scientific methods that today's ghost hunters use to stalk their quarry. Mark and Hal cut through all of it, lending their own paranormal encounters to the mix, to determine once and for all whether ghosts are real. Mark and Hal will both be on the 2017 JoCo Cruise - a week long celebration of games, comedy, music, and general geekery that sets sail next March. We'll be recording a live We Got This, and there are still cabins available! Just go to the JoCo Cruise website to book today!
26/10/1654m 15s

#86 - Clean Slate IV with Jackson Publick & Doc Hammer

It's the first of our two LIVE recordings from NYCC Presents! From the Hudson Mercantile, Mark and Hal clean the slate with the creative behind The Venture Bros: Doc Hammer and Jackson Publick! Doc molts, Mark gets a new nickname, and Hal confronts his father in front of a room full of people.
19/10/1647m 56s

#85 - Best Sense with David Rees

What's that smell? Did you hear that? What a sight to behold! Delicious! That. Feels. AMAZING. We use all of our senses so much each day and it's tough to separate them from one another. Fortunately for you, tough is our middle name. We recruited writer, TV host, and super smart human David Rees to help us figure out which of our senses is the best one!
12/10/1658m 35s

#84 - Best Harry Potter Movie

Welcome to the Wizarding World of Podcasts! Mark (Gryffindor) and Hal (Ravenclaw) travel to Hogwarts, Diagon Alley, the Ministry of Magic and beyond to pick the best Harry Potter film once and for all. THIS SUNDAY you can see We Got This LIVE in New York City with guests John Hodgman, John DiMaggio, Jean Grae, Jackson Publick, and Doc Hammer. For tickets and info, click here! 
05/10/1659m 52s

#83 - Best Cheesesteak with Ralph Garman

If you've been listening to the show for a while, you may have intuited that Hal is from Philadelphia and proud of it. One question he's often asked by people is where the best Philly cheesesteak can be found. To get the answer, Mark and Hal tapped a guy who grew up in the same Philly neighborhood as Hal - Hollywood Babble-On's Ralph Garman, who helps school Mark about cheap meats, batteries, and Atty-tood™. There are STILL tickets to see Mark and Hal LIVE in NYC with John Hodgman, John DiMaggio, Jackson Publick, Doc Hammer, and Jean Grae. Click here to get your tickets now.  
28/09/1653m 11s

#82 - Best Movie Trilogy With Nathan Fillion

Three: It's a magic number. The rule of threes. Snap, Crackle, and Pop. Stooges. Little Pigs. French Hens. And films! There's nothing quite like a well-made film trilogy, and with so many to choose from, people always argue about which is the best of all time. That argument is about to be settled, thanks to our trilogy of people: Mark, Hal, and special guest Nathan Fillion, who delve into the history of the silver screen and emerge with the gold standard for film trilogies. There are STILL tickets to see Mark and Hal LIVE in NYC with John Hodgman, John DiMaggio, Jackson Publick, Doc Hammer, and Jean Grae. Click here to get your tickets now.
21/09/161h 16m

#81 - Best Vintage Toy with Janet Varney

We all have favorite toys from when we were growing up; in fact, some of us never really outgrew them... Mark and Hal set out to travel through time and find the best vintage toy of all time! Joining them on this quest is fellow WorkJuice Player and host of "The JV Club" Janet Varney. Which plaything will survive to win the title of Best Vintage Toy? Don't worry. We Got This. See We Got This LIVE in NYC on Sunday, October 9th with guests John DiMaggio, Doc Hammer, John Hodgman, Jackson Publick, and opening act Carter Parton Rogers! Get tickets here.
14/09/161h 27m

#80 - Movies at Home vs At The Theater

We all love movies. With digital media, streaming services, high tech TVs, and the ability to watch anything, anywhere, and at any time, has the theater-going experience gone stale? Mark and Hal weigh the pros and cons of each before emerging with a final decision for ALL. We're doing a live show in NYC on 10/9 with John Hodgman, John DiMaggio, Doc Hammer, and Jackson Publick, featuring opening act Carter Parton Rogers! Get tickets here.
07/09/1656m 10s

#79 - Hot Dog or Hamburger at a Barbecue?

As we head into the Labor Day weekend, Mark and Hal grab a frisbee and head out to the local cookout. But should they get hamburgers or hot dogs when they get there? They break it down and emerge with a clear victor! Going to Dragon Con in Atlanta this Labor Day weekend? Come see Hal at his panels & performances and visit him on the Walk of Fame where he'll be signing and selling. Find all of the details here! Also, Hal and Mark are doing another live show in NYC on Sunday, October 9th, with John Hodgman, John DiMaggio, Carter Parton Rogers, and more! Get tickets here.  
31/08/1647m 40s

#78 - Clean Slate III with Wil Wheaton

Among the 250+ topics we've received over the last one and a half years, there are always some that don't warrant a full episode. When that happens, Mark and Hal clean the slate with a multi-topic extravaganza. Helping them out this time is actor/nerd icon Wil Wheaton, who waxes poetic on everything from theme park ruffians to the popcorn eating style he shares with Hal. Going to Dragon Con? So is Hal! Here's where you can find him.
24/08/1658m 8s

#77 - Best Movie Villain w/ Simon Gotch

  Is there good without evil? Are there heroes without villains? NO.  That's why you need a REALLY good villain, especially if we're talking about movies. So who is the best movie villain of all-time? It's a tall order, which is why we enlisted the help of our friend: WWE Superstar (and one half of the Vaudevillains) Simon Gotch!
17/08/161h 35m

#76 - Fork or Spoon

We're not savages here, people. We need utensils to properly enjoy a meal. And while it seems like there are utensils for any type of food, there are two that are EVERYWHERE: The spoon, and the fork. Which is the best? We got this. And NO - IT IS NOT THE SPORK.
10/08/1636m 43s

#75 - Best Summer Olympics Event

As the world's greatest athletes descend upon Rio for the Games of the XXXI Olympiad, you'll have countless events to watch. But which of those events is the best? Mark and Hal get to the bottom of the debate as they move with the swiftness of Usain Bolt, the grace of Gabby Douglas, and the precision of whatever Dressage horse won gold in Beijing. See Hal live in Hollywood on 8/5 for his monthly show Headcan(n)on with Joseph Scrimshaw! Get tickets here.  
03/08/161h 3m

#74 - Best Doctor

So many people have asked us to do a Best Doctor episode, that we felt we had to oblige. Will your favorite come out on top? Only one way to find out...
27/07/1653m 8s

#73 - City, Country, or Suburbs

The country mouse and the city mouse meet, and they will FIGHT TO THE BITTER END. The suburb mouse will be there too, as Mark and Hal discuss the advantages and disadvantages of living if rural vs urban vs suburban areas. Hal puts a famous restaurant chain on blast, and Mark does his best to keep the peace.   This weekend: Going to SDCC? Come see Hal Friday evening in the "World of Mouse Guard" Panel. Going to be in NYC? See Mark in the special TAH Show in Brooklyn!
20/07/1650m 42s

#72 - Best Original Ghostbuster

Are you troubled by strange noises in the middle of the night? Do you experience feelings of dread in your basement or attic? Have you or any of your family ever seen a spook, specter or ghost? If the answer is yes, then don't wait another minute. Pick up your phone and call the professionals. But WHO you gonna call? Only one of the four original Ghostbusters can be the best, and it's up to Mark and Hal to decide.
13/07/1651m 3s

#71 - Planes, Trains, or Automobiles

You asked us, so we answer: Which is best - Planes, Trains, or Automobiles? Mark and Hal plot out the road to the correct answer, and move their cabooses to fly to the correct decision. Because let's face it: There's only one way to go, right? Right. Be sure to check out this week's episode Judge John Hodgman, in which Mark and Hal bring suit against one another! It's the can't-miss crossover of the judicial branch of Maximum Fun!
06/07/161h 0m

#70 - Best Pasta

Mangia! Tuck your napkin into your collar to keep the sauce off your shirt and have your fork and spoon at the ready, because it's time to talk pasta. Mark and Hal explore the entire world of pasta to find the One Shape to Rule Them All. PLUS a special field report from Chef Correspondent Gabe Gagliardi!
29/06/1651m 55s

#69 - Best Day

Face it; deep down inside, you have a favorite day. We all do. But is your favorite day the BEST day? You're about to find out as Mark and Hal work their way through the week to . You'll also learn about the seven deadly plagues of Brooklyn, and hear a "We Got This" FIRST.
22/06/161h 6m

#68 - Best Classic Arcade Game with Austin Creed aka Xavier Woods

In the rich history of the arcade, so many games have captured our imaginations, our hearts, and tons of our quarters. But which game rules supreme over them all? Mark and Hal go into co-op mode and enlist the help of Up Up Down Down Host Austin Creed, also known as one third of the WWE's New Day, Xavier Woods! Austin's gaming bona fides are no joke, so get ready for one of the greatest video game mysteries of all time to finally be solved!
15/06/161h 6m

#67 - Crushed or Cubed Ice

Summer has officially arrived, which means we'll all be putting a lot more ice in our drinks to keep cool as the temperatures rise. But should you be using crushed ice in your drinks, or cubed ice? Mark and Hal get to the bottom of it while also settling on stage names, exploring Mark's father's story pitches, and Snoopy memorabilia.  
08/06/1631m 26s

#66 - Apples or Oranges

At the behest of Thrilling Adventure Hour co-creator Ben Blacker, Mark and Hal set out to compare Apples to Oranges, putting them  both in the fruit Thunderdome where only one will leave intact. Which fruit reigns supreme? Mark and Hal have the answer. If you're in Los Angeles on Friday, June 3rd, come see Hal's show Headcan(n)on, Along with his co-host Joseph Scrimshaw, the guests will be "Can I Pet Your Dog?" co-host Allegra Ringo, Wil Wheaton, J. Elvis Weinstein, and Allie Goertz! Get tickets here.
01/06/1644m 28s

#65 - Big Dogs or Small Dogs with Renée Colvert and Allegra Ringo (CIPYD Crossover)

Enjoy the second half of the first ever We Got This!/Can I Pet Your Dog? crossover: Renée Colvert is #TeamBigDog. Allegra Ringo is #TeamSmallDog. Can the co-hosts of "Can I Pet Your Dog?" work with Mark and Hal to come to an agreement on this very important topic? Find out! FUN FACT: Mark and Hal are Renée and Allegra's guests on the latest "Can I Pet Your Dog?", so be sure to listen and subscribe to their wonderful podcast while you're at it!
25/05/161h 4m

#64 - Clean Slate II with Ben Acker

Time for another slate cleaning, and to help Mark and Hal out, they've enlisted their friend and Thrilling Adventure Hour co-creator Ben Acker, who helps them decide on shoes, the cinema, milk, and everyone's favorite new podcast.
18/05/1650m 58s

#63 - Calling or Texting with Paul F. Tompkins

In the age of modern communication, when almost everyone has a mobile phone, has calling become outdated? Is it better to text someone, or call them? Mark and Hal sit with their friend, podcasting superstar, actor, comedian, raconteur, and fellow OG Workjuice Player Paul F. Tompkins to sort it all out. Grab a wrench, set your phones to Kiwi and settle in for the telephonic debate of a lifetime!
11/05/161h 11m

#62 - Captain America or Iron Man?

In celebration of the release of Captain America: Civil War,Mark and Hal sift through the Marvel Cinematic Universe to decideonce and for all which side you should choose! Should you standbeside Tony Stark, Black Panther, and Spider-Man, or should youthrow in with Steve Rogers, Bucky Barnes, and Falcon? Grab yourvibranium shield and your arc reactor, and get ready!
04/05/1658m 14s

#61 - Best Stooge with Billy West

Moe. Larry. Curly. Shemp. Joe. Curly Joe. Emil. Ted. The Three Stooges are a cornerstone of American comedy, and people feel very strongly about which knucklehead sits at the top of the heap! Thankfully for Mark and Hal, Billy West can not only impersonate all of the Stooges, but knows almost everything there is to know about them, so join our hosts and Billy as they weave in and out of the rich history of the Stooges to crown the king of the morons!
27/04/161h 1m

#60 - Krispy Kreme or Dunkin' Donuts?

Whether you've been to an office party or celebrated a birthday in elementary school or were sad in an airport, you've enjoyed donuts before, and in the world of scrumptious round pastry, two names rise to the top: Dunkin' Donuts and Krispy Kreme. Which one reigns supreme? Find out in this week's episode.
20/04/1648m 12s

#59 - Practical vs Digital Effects with Tommy Haake

Almost every movie made has some form of special effects in them. In modern filmmaking, digital effects have become commonplace - but are we missing out on the more practically driven effects of older films. Mark and Hal sit down with effects wizard Tommy Haake to talk about the history of effects, the blending of techniques, and settle once and for all which kind of effects are better! 
13/04/1657m 49s

#58 - Best Cereal Mascot

On the evening of this episode's release, March Madness will officially draw to a close, and while the winning school basks in the revels of its achievement, Mark and Hal will break down the action in the only brackets that really matter: The Breakfast Brackets. Mark and Hal sift through the sugary goodness to determine the best Cereal Mascot of all time. Buckle up.
04/04/1659m 13s

#58a - Mark or Hal

There has never been a more divisive topic than this one, but fortunately, your intrepid hosts are never afraid to back down from a challenge. Who will come out on top: The Golden Boy of Memphis, or the Favorite Son of Philadelphia? Don't worry, everyone: We Got This.
01/04/161h 0m

#57 - Best BBQ with Adam Gertler

There's something undeniable about the greatness of BBQ. Just some animal protein, spices, wood, metal, and fire combine to create magic! Several regions across the US lay claim to having the best BBQ, but only one can be right, and it's up to the Dukes of Debate, who are joined by Hal's college buddy Adam Gertler (Gertler's Wurst, FX Movie Download, Man vs Child), a BBQ expert who will help us get to the bottom of it! Keep your ears peeled for a cameo...
29/03/1657m 53s

#56 - Batman vs Superman with Travis McElroy and Ben Blacker

The Man of Steel vs The Dark Knight. The Guardian of Metropolis vs The Savior of Gotham. When Batman and Superman collide on screens around the world this weekend, it will no doubt be epic, but if you REALLY want to know who wins, look not further than We Got This, as we sit down with Superfan Travis McElroy (MBMBaM, The Adventure Zone, Shmanners, Trends like These) and Bat-Fan Ben Blacker (Writer's Panel, Thrilling Adventure Hour) to determine once and for all which DC Comics icon reigns supreme! This is your last week to take advantage of the 2016 Max Fun Drive and support We Got This! Just click here and then be sure to list us as a show you listen to so we can benefit directly from your donation!
21/03/161h 1m

#55 - Coffee or Tea with Cecil Baldwin

Coffee or Tea? It's not just a question you're asked after a meal - it's a vicious blood feud that spans the globe, and Mark and Hal have enlisted the help of friend and actor Cecil Baldwin, best known as the voice of Night Vale Community Radio, to help them out! Do you want to become a supporter of We Got This and get some great Thank-You Gifts while you're at it? Go to the MaxFunDrive, set up your monthly donation, and list us as a show you listen to! The MaxFunDrive lasts through the 25th of March.  
14/03/1657m 0s

#54 - Paper Towels or Air Dryers

If ever there was an episode that uniquely captures the specific quirks of each of our hosts, it's this one, as Mark and Hal look for the best way to get their hands dry. Which method will reign supreme? Only one way to find out...
09/03/1646m 22s

#53 - Best Girl Scout Cookie

It's that special time of year when people's homes are filled with small, colorful boxes of manna from heaven itself, courtesy of the Girl Scouts of America. For almost 100 years Girl Scout Cookie sales have been a part of American life and diabetic complications, and while all people have their favorites, only one can be the actual best, and Mark and Hal are the ones to pick it.
29/02/1646m 3s

#52 - The One Year Anniversary Spectacular!

52 episodes. Once a week for the last year, Mark and Hal have settled the most important debates in human history. To commemorate this important milestone, they've decided to break with tradition and overturn ONE decision from the past year, each picking one debate they think they got wrong, as well as one suggested by the audience. But WHICH debate will win and forever alter history?   Only one way to find out...
24/02/161h 8m

#51 - Table or Booth?

On average, people in the U.S. dine out 4 or 5 times a week! That means they're faced with one of restauranting's* greatest pickles: Sit at a booth or a table? Mark and Hal dive in and leave no stone unturned in their quest to find the best place for your butt.     *-We made this word up. COPYRIGHT
17/02/1658m 47s

#50 - Pancakes, Waffles, or French Toast w/ Annie Savage and Fred Cross

Workjuice Player Annie Savage and Fred Cross (Parks & Recreation, Gone Girl) join Mark and Hal to talk breakfast and address one of the burning questions submitted by our listeners - which is best? Pancakes, Waffles, or French Toast?
10/02/161h 4m

#49 - Best Saturday Morning Cartoon w/ Jackson Publick

Most of us grew up with the magic of the Saturday Morning Cartoon, but with so many great shows from so many different eras, how can you pick the best one of all time? Easy. You call Mark and Hal, who call their friend (and Venture Brothers creator) Jackson Publick to make the call! Topics include: - Cereal - HB Haters - Cat Dictators Watch Season 6 of The Venture Brothers on Cartoon Network, Sunday nights/Monday mornings at 12am! Sign up for the Shirt Club to get one-of-a-kind, limited run shirts for each episode!
03/02/161h 1m

#48 - Best Star Trek Movie w/ Doc Hammer

Space - the final frontier. These are the voyages of Mark and Hal. Their one episode mission: to explore all Star Trek films with the help of Doc Hammer (The Venture Brothers), to explore strange new points of view, to seek out new decisions and new tangents, to boldly go where no episode has gone before! Topics include: - The HBO logo - Horses - 40-year-old teens Watch season 6 of The Venture Brothers starting Sunday, January 31st at midnight!
27/01/161h 16m

#47 - Best Former President

President-nerd Mark takes Hal with him on a quest to determine once and for all which former Commander-In-Chief is the best of the bunch! Can Mark and Hal discuss presidents without getting political? OF COURSE THEY CAN.   Topics include: - Bumfights - Frankenstein - Robots - Foghorn Leghorn - Pince-nez
20/01/1658m 56s

#46A - BOUNS - Carter Parton Rogers LIVE!

Live from the Punch Line in San Francisco is our great friend and opening act Carter Parton Rogers. She's been inspiring people with her unique brand of music for years and we're thrilled to share her with all of you! You can learn more about Carter on her website, on Twitter, on Facebook, or on Instagram!
12/01/1613m 16s

#46 - Star Wars vs Star Trek LIVE with Adam Savage and John Hodgman

After being suggested by so many people, Mark and Hal finally tackle the topic of Star Wars vs Star Trek. As the preeminent battle for the stars take place, we employ the help of our good friends Adam Savage and John Hodgman, who boldly go where no one has gone before, a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away. Two fandoms enter. One fandom leaves. Topics include: - Rule 34 - Murder Bears - Burn damage - Alone time
12/01/161h 3m

#45 - Clean Slate

We're #blessed to get so many interesting topics from all of you, but sometimes we get a suggestion that doesn't quite warrant its own episode, so we've smushed a bunch of them into one action-packed episode! Topics include: - Catchfishing - Sly Crocs - Horse Kicks   Get tickets NOW for the 1/10/16 live recording of our Star Wars vs Star Trek episode at San Francisco Sketchfest, with special guest Adam Savage and opening act Carter Parton Rogers!
06/01/1643m 30s

#44 - Sweet or Sour Pickles?

For their last episode of 2015, Mark and Hal dig deep into their suggestion box and pull out one of their earliest suggestions and settle the Pickle Civil War once and for all. Topics include: - Reading Programs - Spaghetti Sides - Hal's palette Get tickets NOW for the 1/10/16 live recording of our Star Wars vs Star Trek episode at San Francisco Sketchfest, with special guest Adam Savage and opening act Carter Parton Rogers!
30/12/1543m 10s

#43 - Best Christmas Movie

One of the most beloved traditions of the Christmas season is gathering around to watch Christmas movies. With so many great movies out there, it can be confusing and difficult to know which is the very best. Fortunately, Mark and Hal are here to do the heavy lifting! Topics include: - Oliver Sholom - Gotcha Podcasting - A very John Waters Christmas Get tickets NOW for the 1/10/16 live recording of our Star Wars vs Star Trek episode at San Francisco Sketchfest, with special guest Adam Savage and opening act Carter Parton Rogers!
23/12/151h 5m

#42 - Best Christmas Special

Every year around this time, we're surrounded by holiday programming. With so many classics to choose from, only one TV special can reign supreme. Your heart will grow three sizes when Mark and Hal defeat the Bumble to show you the true meaning of Christmas (specials). Topics include: - Mouth music - Chewbacca's Family - Fever Dreams Get tickets NOW for the 1/10/16 live recording of our Star Wars vs Star Trek episode at San Francisco Sketchfest, with special guest Adam Savage and opening act Carter Parton Rogers!
16/12/1550m 30s

#41 - Best Christmas Song

It's the most wonderful time of the year, when all is calm, chestnuts roast on an open fire, and we all dream of a white Christmas. Will Frosty the Snowman and Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer deck the halls with Mark and Hal? Come a-wassailing with them as they determine, once and for all, what the best Christmas song is! Topics include: - Lilith Fair - Human Google(™) - Da Yappers   - Double Dare   Get tickets NOW for the 1/10/16 live recording of our Star Wars vs Star Trek episode at San Francisco Sketchfest, with special guest Adam Savage and opening act Carter Parton Rogers!
09/12/1550m 50s

#40 - Worst Christmas Song

Songs are one of the cornerstones of the Holiday season™, and as we start hearing the same songs everywhere we go, you need to be equipped to identify and avoid the worst of the bunch on contact. Topics Include: - Parental noises - Sticking to your guns - Misery, Starvation, and Infidelity   Come see Mark and Hal LIVE at the Punch Line comedy club on Sunday, January 10th as part of San Francisco Sketchfest, with special guest Adam Savage and opening act Carter Parton Rogers!
02/12/1529m 44s

#39 - Best Thanksgiving Side Dish

It's that time of year again, where Americans sit around a table and stuff their faces with food even more than usual. There are so many signature dishes associated with Thanksgiving, and instead of digging right into the Turkey, Mark and Hal are shining the spotlight on side dishes to come away with the very best one. Topics include: - Mushroom gaslighting - Cheese - Food OCD Come see Mark & Hal LIVE in San Francisco during Sketchfest, with special guest Adam Savage and opening act Carter Parton Rogers! Get tickets now!
25/11/1555m 17s

#38 - Best Comic Strip

You asked, we answered, reviewing over 100 years of comic strips and their characters to decide, once and for all, which is the best! Topics include: - Marriage Counseling - Garfield Minus Garfield - Napping on base Want the first official piece of We Got This merchandise? Check out our "Throwdown" poster - it's basically the best holiday gift you can ever get anyone ever.
18/11/1552m 31s

#37 - Should We Keep The Penny?

Should we keep the penny? Believe it or not, this is subject of great debate, even in the government. Of course, you can only trust one source for the answer: Two actors/podcasters.   Topics include: - Pirate booty - Spencer's Gifts - Taxpayer's money
11/11/1540m 21s

#36 - Best James Bond w/ Matt Gourley

On Her Majesty's Secret Service, Mark and Hal are joined by podcasting superstar, actor extraordinaire and Bond lover Matt Gourley to make a decision For Your Ears Only: who is the best James Bond? They just may surprise The Living Daylights out of you. Topics include: - A surprise guest! - Robert Davi and Matt's soul - Terrycloth jumpsuits  
04/11/1558m 36s

#35 - Stick Shift or Automatic?

Mark and Hal sit down in NYC to talk about the wonderful world of driving, and whether stick shift or automatic reigns supreme! Topics include: - Hal's wardrobe - Getting tickets - Knuckle holes
28/10/1541m 15s

#34 - 10 Yard Fight w/ Zhubin Parang

Mark and Hal sit down with Zhubin Parang, head writer of The Daily Show, to talk pigskin. Is Pro Football best, or does College rule? Put on your pads, strap on your helmet and get ready to fight! Topics include: - Snobs - Chants - Horn sections - Merrill Reese 
21/10/1548m 59s

#33 - Best Halloween Candy LIVE in NYC w/ John Hodgman!

Recorded live at (le) poisson rouge in NYC, Mark and Hal are joined by fellow MaxFun host John Hodgman to pick the best Halloween Candy once and for all! Topics include: - Razor Blades - Carter Parton Rogers - Good friends - Foundering - Surprise return guests! Special thanks to Carter Parton Rogers for opening for us, (le) poisson rouge for the great venue and support, and to Danielle and the LadyKiller crew for making everything run smoothly!  
14/10/1557m 48s

#32 - Sandwich Smackdown

Hoagies. Grinders. Subs. Wedges. There are so many names for cheese, meat, shredded lettuce, tomato, and oil and vinegar on a baguette, but there can be only one. What DO you call one of those sandwiches? Mark and Hal settle it once and for all. Topics include: - Hipster wagons - Biased cuts - Civic pride IT'S NOT TOO LATE to get your tickets to see Mark and Hal LIVE in NYC with special guest John Hodgman! Click here for tickets!
07/10/1551m 44s

#31 - Best Muppet w/ Kirk Thatcher

In the third and final Dragon Con-versation of 2015, Mark and Hal sit down with Kirk Thatcher, who has worked with the Muppets as a creator, writer and director for 30 years. Who better to help pick the best Muppet than someone who's actually WORKED with all of them?! Topics include: - Punks on buses - Rancor Monsters - Eagles - Jim Henson - Polygamy   IT'S NOT TOO LATE to get your tickets to see Mark and Hal LIVE in NYC with special guest John Hodgman! Click here for tickets!
30/09/151h 3m

#30 - Best TV Theme Song (w/ Mike Phirman!)

In the second of their 3 Dragon Con-versations, Mark and Hal talk theme songs with Mike Phriman, the composer of the We Got This theme song and a hilarious and gifted musician/comedian/composer/person! Topics include: - Bass licks - The Real Songs of The Real Housewives  - Lots of beatboxing and mouth music See We Got This With Mark and Hal live during New York Super Week with special guest John Hodgman! We'll be at (le) poisson rouge Sunday, October 11th at 8pm. Click here and scroll to the bottom of the page for tickets!
23/09/1559m 52s

#29 - Best Classic Movie Monster LIVE at Dragon Con with Trace Beaulieu, Frank Conniff, and Bill Corbett

Recorded Live at Dragon Con, Mark and Hal welcome special guests Trace Beaulieu, Frank Conniff, and Bill Corbett from Mystery Science Theater 3000 to settle once and for all which classic movie monster is the best!   Topics include: -Senate Inquests -Abbott & Costello -Mark Twain Wanna come see Mark and Hal live during New York Super Week? They'll be recording in front of a live audience on Sunday, October 11th at 8pm. Click here and scroll to the bottom of the page for tickets!
16/09/1559m 33s

#28 - Best Chocolate

Chocoholics around the world will finally get the definitive answer they never knew they were seeking when Mark and Hal personal taste test more than two different types of chocolate to answer, once and for all, which type of chocolate is best. Topics include: - Otters - Blood chocolate - Bertie Bott's Every Flavored Beans - Hershey Haters Wanna come see Mark and Hal live during New York Super Week? They'll be recording in front of a live audience on Sunday, October 11th at 8pm. Click here and scroll to the bottom of the page for tickets!
09/09/1538m 49s

#27 - Best Disney Princess w/ Juliana Hansen & Jennifer Marie Kelley

Mirror, Mirror on the wall: Who's the best Disney Princess of them all? Mark and Hal are joined by significant others Juliana Hansen & Jennifer Marie Kelley to scour the enchanted kingdoms of The Mouse House to emerge with the one Princess to rule them all.   Subjects include: - Off-brand princesses - Attorneys - The Bechdel Test    
02/09/1559m 54s

#26 - What's the Best Season?

Winter, Spring, Summer, or Fall? All you have to do is call and Mark and Hal will be there, yes they will, to tell you which season is best. Topics include: - The Madame Trash Heap Award - Mashups - Shower Creeping - Dinosaurs
26/08/1550m 54s

#25 - Best Disney Parks Ride w/ Dana Snyder and Ken Plume

Hal is a lifelong Disney Parks fan and Mark is a former Disneyland Cast Member. Together they're joined by Disney Park fanatics/experts Ken Plume (Bit of a Chat, Ken P.D. Snydecast) and Dana Snyder (Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Ken P.D. Snydecast, Drunk on Disney) to sort through it all and come up with the best ride at any Disney park. Topics include: - Berms - 90s Bands - Ephemera
19/08/1553m 35s

#24 - Soda, Pop, or Coke?

Based on Courtney Kelly's suggestion, Mark & Hal step into the middle of the Great Cola Turf War to sift through all the rhetoric and determine once and for all what we should call our carbonated drinks! Topics include: - The South - Onomatopoeia - The Smithsonian & America's Funniest Home Videos
12/08/1529m 12s

#23 - Best Pixar Film w/ Molly Quinn - LIVE at SDCC

Recorded live at BAMFest during SDCC, Mark and Hal review the catalogue of Pixar Films to pick the very best one! Topics include: - Bullies - Latchkey Kids - Disease and Koala Bears
05/08/1540m 28s

#22 - Shower or Bath

In their first episode on the Maximum Fun Network, Mark and Hal throw their hits in the ring around the tub and decide once and for all which is Baron of the Bathroom - Showers or Baths? Topics include: - Henry & Ribsy - Battleship - Refreshment - Body Spray
29/07/1548m 47s

#21 - Best Monty Python Film

Mark and Hal, two longtime fans of Monty Python's Flying circus, congregate to settle the debate over which of their films is the best one. All five feature films are dissected until a champion is found! Topics include: - Briefcakes - The Digger You Deep - Dragon Con
22/07/1553m 25s

#20 - Best Ice Cream Flavor (w/ David Berman)

I scream, you scream, we all scream to know which ice cream flavor is the best! Thankfully Mark and Hal have a weakness for sweets and a fantastic guest - CSI's David Berman - whose advanced palette helps our hosts reach the ultimate answer. Topics Include: - Cole Porter - Grape Pie - TV Interviews
15/07/1543m 16s

#19 - Marvel vs DC - The Epic Nerdist Comics Panel Crossover Event

Superman vs Hulk. Spider-man vs Batman. Marvel vs DC - the debate comics fans have had for over 50 years comes to head here and now, and Mark and Hal have enlisted Ben Blacker (Deadpool, Thunderbolts, Marvel Season 1) and Heath Corson (Bizarro, Justice League: War, Batman: Assault on Arkham) to help them determine once and for all which company reigns supreme! Topics include: - Super-Horse - The Spiderverse - Richie Rich's Uncle
04/07/151h 10m

#18 - GIF or JIF

Mark and Hal tackle your favorite animated graphic file format and forever solve the question: is it pronounced GIF or JIF? Topics include: - Drunk Mark - Garfield Treasuries - Crispy Critters - School Plays
01/07/1522m 32s

#17 - Best Marvel Movie (w/ Bill Lublin!)

In honor of Father's Day, Bill "Wanna Go To Vegas?" Lublin stops by to talk about one of his favorite things: comic book movies! He joins Mark and Hal to determine which of the Marvel movies made over the last 70 years is best. Topics include: - The Lublin Drinking Game - Dry Cleaning - Mummers
24/06/1544m 8s

#16 - Twizzlers or Red Vines?

Few things are debated with as much ferocity and furor as Red Vines and Twizzlers. By the end of this episode, one side will be vindicated, and the other will refuse to accept our decision even though they have to. Topics include: - Kid Detectives - The Hellmouth - The flavor Red
17/06/1527m 7s

#15 - Who's The Best Batman?

Let the Bat Signal light up Gotham's night sky - calling all Bats-men! Mark and Hal are digging into the canon of Batman on Film and Television to settle once and for all who has given the quitessential Batman performance. Recorded in a room that makes it sound like we're in the Batcave! Topics include: -BIFF! -POW! -WHAM!
10/06/1545m 39s

#14 - Window or Aisle Seat? (RECORDED LIVE MID-FLIGHT!)

The first podcast episode we know of that was recorded live on a flight from Sydney, Australia to Auckland, New Zealand during the Thrilling Adventure Hour Down Under Tour. We settle once and for all whether it's better to have a window or aisle seat. We're briefly joined by Samuel from Air New Zealand, who offers some professional insight while shaking Mark to his core. Topics include: -Adult Stroller -Bathroom watching -Wheelbarrows -Becoming a grown up
03/06/1526m 6s

#13 - Too Hot or Too Cold (w/ Kim Evey and Greg Benson)

Is it better to be too hot, or too cold? That's the question we tackled with special guests Greg Benson and Kim Evey! Be sure to check out Mediocre Films on YouTube so you can see why Kim and Greg are so hilarious (besides how great they are on this episode)!
27/05/1528m 9s

#12 - Who Is The Best Beatle?

Mark and Hal dissect one of the greatest bands in the history of music and settle the age-old debate of which one is best! Topics include: - Peace & Love - Christmas - Game of Thrones
20/05/1550m 19s

#11 - Best Men's Underwear

Mark and Hal go down under to explore the world of men's underwear and resurface with the ultimate beneath-garment for dudes. Ladies, get the look into the netherlands that you always knew you never wanted! Topics include: - Going Commando - 9-year old Dandies - Euphemisms!
13/05/1545m 35s

#10 - Which Is The Best Star Wars Film?

In honor of the Star Wars day, Mark and Hal sit down to hash out once and for all which of the Star Wars films is the best one. Hop in the Millenium FALL-con with them and tour all six films in hyperspeed!
05/05/1550m 29s

#9 - Coke or Pepsi (w/ Paul & Storm)

Mark and Hal welcome their very first guests: The great musical duo of Paul & Storm join them to settle the Coke vs Pepsi debate once and for all! Which soft drink reigns supreme? How do those giant coke robot machines work? Will Hal ever overcome his childhood soda trauma? Only one way to find out...  
29/04/1534m 32s

#8 - Charcoal or Gas Grilling?

Imagine it's summertime, and you're having friends and family over for a barbecue - should you be dropping matches on some charcoal briquets or pushing a button to fire up the gas grill? Mark and Hal settle the debate from our nation's capital and leave no stone unturned (except for a bunch of stones they didn't turn)! Topics include: - The Coors Bullet Train - Fire rocks - The pyramid(s) - Mark Russell vs Victor Borge - Unapologetic Pyros  
22/04/1536m 55s

#7 - Dogs or Cats?

Canine or Feline? Woof or Meow? These are the important questions of our times, and Mark and Hal won't back away from answering them. Covered in this episode: - The unbearable depression of Garfield - Outdoor dogs - Claws all the time - Joe Cool: The Dog What do YOU think? Go to Sodahead.com/wegotthis and let us know!
15/04/1537m 4s

#6 - Which is Better: New York or Los Angeles

In this episode, Mark and Hal square off to decide once and for all whether New York or Los Angeles is the better city! We leave no stone unturned (except all the stones we completely ignored). Will it be Hooray for Hollywood or are we in a New York State Of Mind? Only one way to find out for sure!
08/04/1541m 15s

#5 - The World's Greatest Debate

Happy April Fools Day! Recorded in Philadelphia, Mark and Hal debate the more important topic of our generation. Something the major news networks constantly cover. The topic Heads of State around the world are ready to go to war over and historians have discussed for eons. It ends NOW.
01/04/1528m 38s

#4 - Creamy or Crunchy Peanut Butter?

Peanut Butter: one of America's favorite spreads! For over 80 years we're had the choice between Creamy and Chunky peanut butter. Which is superior? Don't worry; we got this. You'll learn about: - Mouth Excitement - Charlie Daniels - Talking Horses - Glass Elevators and Child Labor - Sandiwch Integerity If you want to let YOUR voice be heard on this topic, vote in our SodaHead poll here. That said, OUR DECISION IS FINAL!
25/03/1535m 36s

#3 - Socks: Fold or Roll?

Fresh from the 10th Anniversary of The Thrilling Adventure Hour, Mark and Hal sat down to hash out socks! When you finally get around to putting your clean laundry away, what is the best method for putting away your socks: should you fold, or roll? Mark and Hal have the answer. Topics covered include: - Clotheshorses - Charlie Chaplin - Hirsute feet Keep a lookout for our YouTube video, in which we each demonstrate our personal methods of sock storage. It's as exciting as it sounds!
18/03/1532m 9s

#2 - Toilet Paper: Overhand or Underhand?

We're back, and this time we have a brand new theme song courtesy of Mike Phirman! People are picky about their paper in the commode and how it should hang. Mark and Hal help settle the age old debate of overhand vs underhand, including: -All in the Family -How To Remove The Mystery From Your Marriage -The Price Is Right -Prison Cats -Rhymthic Gymnastics & Family Circus We left no stone unturned to bring you the final word on this important topic.
11/03/1541m 56s

#1 - Should You Put Ketchup On A Hot Dog?

Hot Dogs have been part of American food culture for almost 150 years, and while there are a number of ways to dress up your dog, the one topping that raises the most furious debate is ketchup. Some people like the taste, while others think it's hot dog homicide. That's why we're here answer, once and for all: Should you put ketchup on your hot dog? Don't waste any more time debating. We got this. We want our next topic to come from YOU. Tweet us at @wegotthistweets or email us at wegotthispodcast@gmail.com with a suggestion for our next topic.
04/03/1528m 26s

Episode 0.5: The Promo

Each week, actors Mark Gagliardi and Hal Lublin (Drunk History, The Thrilling Adventure Hour, Welcome to Night Vale) sit down to settle all the small debates that are a big deal to YOU - once and for all. No subject is too small for Mark and Hal to tackle! Even though you may think it's an impossible puzzle to solve, don't worry... We Got This. Coming soon.
27/02/1533s
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