Should there be "Kritiks" in BP Debate: The Rise of Metadebating with Dr. Justin Eckstein

We discuss the recent rise of teams refusing to debate their assigned side in a BP debate because they are personally opposed to the position they draw on the topic. 

Is this good for BP debate? Is it bad?

Is this something that should be permitted?

Our guest is legendary food rhetorician and rhetoric superstar Dr. Justin Eckstein of Pacific Lutheran University. 


Alles About Achte Minute and German Debating

Join Aaron and Steve as they speak to Johannes Meiborg and Lennart Lockstein who are in charge of Achte Minute, that amazing German debating webpage we all love to visit. 

We talk about German Debate, international tournaments, and the advantages of a local circuit.

Here are some of the links that Lennart mentioned in the show:

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