How to Recruit New Folks for your Team, the Motions from PES in Bangalore, and Jake Silverman on teaching debate in Hong Kong

Join us for a great discussion about how to not let the summer fun become a debate summer slump! Recruitment strategies abound from the Bin Crew. 

We review the motions from the PES tournament in Bangalore!

Jake Silverman joins us for a discussion of EUDC, teaching in Hong Kong, and his work on Kialo. 

Have a listen!


If you are interested in contacting Jake about opportunities in China, send him an email! 

Capstone Prep is where he teaches in Hong Kong. Email him about opportunies at JSilverman at



Will Reilley is LIVE from KENTUCKY! Is Kialo the Prep Tool you Need? UADC Motions Reviewed, and Much More!

Time for a new episode!

We discuss Kialo the argument mapping website and it's potential uses and benefits for debaters and CAS!

Aaron takes us through the motions of the University Asian Debating Championships and we talk about what we like and don't' like about them!

Cate is a Facebook Maestro; her recent post about the nature of policy debate keeping novices out of debating sparked a great thread. We discuss it, and here it is for context: 

We also talk about JP's new podcast too! have a listen!


Debating in Spanish as a Second Language, Reading Practices, and More!

The Bin Crew is joined by ELE finalist from the recent Spanish Worlds, Megan Boyd, who shares her experiences with us!

We talk about the merits of debating in non-English languages for native speakers, and the decision announced this week by Mexico Worlds to hold the Master's debates in Spanish.

We also discuss summer reading practices, debate promotion considerations, and a whole lot more! Have a listen. 


The Spanish Worlds Motion, The recent Motion debate in New York City, and What Happened in Utah with all those Argumentation People?

Join us for a new episode! The Bin crew tackles the very heated pedophilia motion from Spanish Worlds and the question of motion writing standards and norms.

We also talk to Aaron and Cate about the recent American argumentation conference held in Alta, Utah and the implications for debaters. Could you get paid and get a free master's degree for coaching debate? (spoiler alert: yes)

Steve attended a debate hosted my The Motion Debate in New York City and talks about the experience of seeing a debate done by interested members of a public club who have little to no connection to intercollegiate debating. 

All this and more! Have a listen. 

Relevant Links mentioned in the show:

University of Northern Iowa Debate and Forensics

The Motion Debate: Live Debate Education

The "Hawaii Naming" Protocol with Sterling Higa

Tonight we dare to dream about Hawaii and the amazing possibility of debating on a beach - Sterling Higa lived this dream and now returns to Hawaii Pacific university to direct the program there. We talk about promotion, finances, and how to name your event to ensure that people can go to it. 

Cate Morrison, Nelson Kezoh, and John Patrick join us for a discussion about how we package and sell debate to administrators, and what argumentation conferences are like. 

Here's the link to the NAACP debate that Sterling was talking about: 

USU Denver 2017 Live Episode 1: The Big Preview

It's that time of year again - time for ITB LIVE at USU. The United States Universities Championship is one of the premiere debating events in the US and we bring you to the heart of the tournament - the hotel bar - every night of the competition.

Tonight's episode is a preview: Who to look out for, what to expect, motions, and more. We also discuss America's Cup, and what challenges face BP today. 

Join John Patrick, Steve Llano, Rob Ruiz, Steve West, Miranda, Justin Eckstein, Emilio Horner, Sam French, Steve Penner, and Josh Martin - and other friends for this kick off episode. 

If you are in the Denver area, come join us nightly during the USU competition and see if you can get your comment or thought on the air! 10PM nightly at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in downtown Denver, near the convention center. 

A Tale of Many Debates feat. D Reg and Vazquez

Great and hilarious conversation about debate - kinda? Join David Register, famous for his Prison Debate pedagogy, as he leads us in an enlightening and mysterious conversation about a lot of debate related ideas. I'ts great. Matt Vazquez, new Debate Director at Cape Cod Community College joins as well as we talk about WUDC, USUDA, and home school debate, as well as other enlightening topics. 

Motions, Appropriation, Appropriateness, and Gross Reason feat. MEGA BIN CREW

Join an All-Star panel for a great discussion about how the motions we choose to debate reflect strongly on the aims, benefits, and purposes of debating. 

Join Steve with his Bin panel of Hannah Herman, George Fitzpatrick, Sam Natale, Nelson Kezoh, Mandy Frank and a special appearance by Dr. Jaime Wright to round out the commentary. 

We discuss: International debate tours, the Texas Intercollegiate Forensics Association State Championship tournament, where to go for motions at times where there are many uncomfortable political policies, and a lot more!