Coach Durkee is on location at the SpeechCraft HQ getting ready to talk about the NHSDLC topic. They talk about some logical fallacies and their Contention 1 for the NSDA topic. Plus a new segment: PICs.
Josh and Durkee are back…again. In this episode they catch up on the all the debate happenings in the US and China this semester, PF vs other forms of debate and start digging into the two Public Forum topics: Climate Change and Refugee Restrictions.
Coach Durkee and Coach Josh talk about overcoming fear of others watching you debate. Plus they cover the latest controversy in the gene editing world how it will affect your debates.
C1 welcomes Coach Jordan Blumenthal to the show to talk about recent tournaments, the gene editing topic and the future of debate in China. Plus they address an interesting phrase from the ballots also known as 論理を調べる.
Coaches Durkee and Josh have some advice for all the novices attending this weekend’s Shanghai Novice Tournament. They also tackle some more advanced topics like inherency and share their true feelings about Public Forum.
Don’t call it a comeback! Coaches Durkee and Josh are talking about the new topic: gene editing. Josh gives some first impressions on the topic and muses about GATTACA while Durkee straightens out some misconceptions and gives you his number 1 Con case.
Coaches Durkee and Josh face-off in a demo debate on the immigration topic. Get the evidence from this episode at: contention1.com/evidence Or download the evidence here:
Coaches Durkee and Josh are back talking about the immigration topic. This time they’re discussing some of the worst con arguments–also known as Spicy Chicken arguments. Get the evidence from this episode at: contention1.com/evidence
Coaches Josh and Durkee talk about the NHSDLC topic for the upcoming Shanghai tournament. They discuss how to use a framework effectively and what arguments to look out for. Plus, Josh has an evidence packet on the topic. Get the evidence at contention1.com/evidence
Coaches Josh and Durkee share what they know about the recent changes to the Shanghai Regional Tournament. To sign up for the International Division email [email protected] Get the evidence for next weeks episode here.
Coach Durkee thinks he has a better case than Coach Josh, but it only uses 1 card. Join them as they talk about case writing and being con on the immigration topic. Get the One Card Case
Always helpful, Coaches Durkee and Josh bring in a special guest to help debaters improve their acting so they will be ready to perform at the Shanghai Regional in Duo Interpretation. Plus Josh invokes Godwin’s Law. Get the evidence for today’s episode here: Morality
Breaking news about the upcoming Shanghai Regional all debaters need to hear. With live reactions from Alina and Andy. Get more info here: Duo Interp
Tune in to hear a couple high skilled debate coaches debate brain drain. Get the evidence from this episode:
Coaches Josh and Durkee deliver their official NSDA Immigration Topic Overview and revisit the NHSDLC topic. Plus Durkee has a new top 10.
Coaches Durkee and Josh talk judges, the evolution of debate and other takeaways from the Stanford and Harvard Tournaments. Plus, you’ll never guess where Josh didn’t stay.
Coach Durkee introduces his own Dictum Debate: Don’t Bring Logos to a Pathos Fight. Hear a break down of one of the most influential speeches by Barack Obama. Plus, we answer some concerns from last week’s Dictum. Show notes: Radiolab Debatable: http://www.radiolab.org/story/debatable/ Big think article: http://bigthink.com/experts-corner/decisions-are-emotional-not-logical-the-neuroscience-behind-decision-making.amp Barack Obama’s 2004 speech: http://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XMjQ4ODMzMzczMg==.html?from=y1.7-1.2&spm=a2hzp.8244740.0.0
Live from the 1st Tournament of Champions in China, listen to this tournament recap featuring all of your favorite debaters and coaches.
Coaches Josh and Durkee talk about TOC prep, how to come back when you are losing a debate, and introduce a new dictum. Plus, a special goodbye to Barry O.
Coaches Josh and Durkee talk about debating the Cuba embargo, strategic differences between American and Chinese PF topics and interview NSDA Program Manager Sasha Wang. Plus, Cuban hip hop music!
Coaches Josh and Durkee give you their Top Ten Ways to Guarantee Success on Your Final Exams. Plus what we have in planned for 2017.
Merry Christmas from Josh and Durkee. The coaches talk about their favorite parts of the holidays, and have a couple Christmas presents for their listeners.
Coaches Josh and Durkee unveil their first Dictum of Debate and share wisdom from two American debate coaching legends. Plus, a special message for all of their competitors.
Coaches Josh and Durkee are joined by special guests to make two announcements for all their debaters: Debate Night and the new topic wording.
Live from the 9th Shanghai Regional Tournament listen to this tournament recap featuring all of your favorite debaters, coaches and judges.
Get ready for the Shanghai Regional Tournament with this judge preview from the coaches that prepped the judges. And a surprise guest.
Coaches Josh and Durkee take on Trump. Hear the debate coach explanation of what makes the president-elect so persuasive. Plus: TOC updates and we ask for suggestions for our upcoming segments at [email protected]
In this episode: Unpaid internships, The Tournament of Champions comes to China and a new research tool. Plus, learn some important debate lessons from Coach Durkee’s efforts to qualify for the TOC. Reach us at [email protected]
In this special update, Coaches Durkee and Josh give a quick recap of the 1 day novice tournament with their highly professional field recordings. Tune in and you just might hear yourself.
Coaches Josh and Durkee welcome you to the new podcast, reveal the new topic area for next semester’s NSDA tournaments, and talk about what they look for in a debate topic. Plus an Idiom of the Day and Coach Josh makes an embarrassing admission.