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We Got This with Mark and Hal

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 t...Show More
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48:37 | Aug 21st

Three chain diners enter. One chain diner leaves. Everybody feels a little sick afterward. Where's the bathroom?

57:25 | Aug 14th

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.
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35:19 | Aug 7th

A discussion about frosting brownies turns into prindles, Sky Mall, and more.

1:14:47 | Jul 31st

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...

42:50 | Jul 24th

Who figured out the best Clue combination? It was Mark and Hal, with the microphones, in the podcatcher.

45:56 | Jul 17th

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.

43:29 | Jul 10th

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

43:50 | Jul 3rd

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.

1:20:07 | Jun 26th

CROSSOVER ALERT: Dan McCoy from Max Fun institution The Flophouse stops by to chat with us about Cult Classic Films, and which reigns supreme!

1:05:11 | Jun 19th

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.

57:23 | Jun 12th

Mark and Hal peruse the filmography of America's Dad to find his best movie

53:26 | Jun 5th

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

45:54 | May 29th

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.

53:06 | May 22nd

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.

46:57 | May 15th

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.

1:00:05 | May 8th

Mark and Hal revisit their childhoods and look at the development of playground technology to pick the best piece of equipment of all time.

49:06 | May 1st

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.

1:03:45 | Apr 24th

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 o...Show More

56:31 | Apr 17th

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.

1:13:04 | Apr 10th

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.
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0:00 | Apr 10th

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.

1:08:47 | Apr 3rd

Travis McElroy keeps McElmonth going as he returns for the third time to chat us up about facial hair, grooming tips, and dads!

1:27:13 | Mar 26th

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.

1:37:43 | Mar 19th

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...Show More

51:41 | Mar 13th

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.

56:10 | Mar 6th

We're joined by Orlando Jones for one of our deepest conversations yet - recorded live at the Rex Theater in Pensacola.

37:27 | Feb 27th

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.

56:40 | Feb 20th

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.

1:07:18 | Feb 13th

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.

1:17:49 | Feb 6th

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.

1:15:23 | Jan 28th

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!

1:09:25 | Jan 23rd

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.

1:20:39 | Jan 16th

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 mu...Show More

1:02:08 | Jan 9th

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.

1:10:34 | Jan 2nd

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...

1:11:58 | Dec 24th, 2018

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.

1:03:29 | Dec 19th, 2018

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.

1:06:23 | Dec 12th, 2018

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.

1:36:53 | Dec 5th, 2018

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...Show More

36:50 | Nov 28th, 2018

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

50:11 | Nov 21st, 2018

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!

47:42 | Nov 14th, 2018

In a world of magic, do you need a magic spell to PICK the best magic spell? No - you just need Mark and Hal!

53:32 | Nov 7th, 2018

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!

56:32 | Oct 31st, 2018

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!

52:14 | Oct 24th, 2018

In our first ever clip show, we take you on a haunted tour of our scariest decisions, with some bonus clean slate included!

48:51 | Oct 17th, 2018

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.

51:58 | Oct 10th, 2018

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.

38:00 | Oct 3rd, 2018

Mark and Hal put their decision making to the test as they decide about ways to decide!

50:09 | Sep 26th, 2018

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...

1:02:25 | Sep 19th, 2018

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 instru...Show More

55:07 | Sep 12th, 2018

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...

57:36 | Sep 5th, 2018

Mark and Hal clean the slate of some smaller topics.

1:00:18 | Aug 29th, 2018

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.

55:58 | Aug 22nd, 2018

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 an...Show More

59:21 | Aug 15th, 2018

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 ...Show More

1:01:04 | Aug 8th, 2018

Mark and Hal go through 60-plus years of late night talk shows to find the best host of all time!

47:09 | Aug 1st, 2018

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?

44:02 | Jul 25th, 2018

Mark and Hal sit down in Philadelphia for the last time (this trip) to talk footwear.

59:31 | Jul 18th, 2018

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.

36:19 | Jul 11th, 2018

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.

1:10:38 | Jul 4th, 2018

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!

1:03:06 | Jun 27th, 2018

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!

1:05:13 | Jun 20th, 2018

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!

1:04:53 | Jun 12th, 2018

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!

1:10:17 | Jun 6th, 2018

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.

1:13:31 | May 30th, 2018

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!

52:47 | May 23rd, 2018

A duo of podcast hosts discuss a gaggle of collective nouns for animals and come away with a plethora of decisions!

34:52 | May 16th, 2018

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.

1:19:39 | May 9th, 2018

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 ...Show More

1:02:05 | May 2nd, 2018

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 ...Show More

1:04:32 | Apr 25th, 2018

Mark and Hal fall prey to the lullabye of Broadway as they pick the best Broadway Musical of all time with the help of their buddy Bill Corbett from MST3K and Rifftrax!

51:20 | Apr 18th, 2018

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.

1:20:34 | Apr 10th, 2018

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 MaxFun...Show More

1:20:49 | Apr 3rd, 2018

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!

58:39 | Mar 28th, 2018

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.

36:09 | Mar 21st, 2018

Tools are an important building block of society, but which is the best building block? Don't worry. WE GOT THIS.

58:29 | Mar 14th, 2018

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.

1:03:09 | Mar 7th, 2018

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!

1:16:38 | Feb 28th, 2018

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!

1:12:21 | Feb 21st, 2018

Mark and Hal take on a series of short topics as they work to once again clean their slate!

51:11 | Feb 14th, 2018

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.

43:23 | Feb 7th, 2018

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!

55:59 | Jan 31st, 2018

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!

1:10:57 | Jan 24th, 2018

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 favori...Show More

58:42 | Jan 17th, 2018

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? Thankf...Show More

1:25:14 | Jan 10th, 2018

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 fin...Show More

1:23:53 | Jan 3rd, 2018

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!

1:07:49 | Dec 25th, 2017

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, ...Show More

50:02 | Dec 20th, 2017

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...Show More

1:06:52 | Dec 13th, 2017

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!

1:08:54 | Dec 6th, 2017

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? Ma...Show More

1:33:54 | Nov 29th, 2017

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 Barber...Show More

56:55 | Nov 22nd, 2017

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 L...Show More

1:09:12 | Nov 15th, 2017

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 quandary!

1:09:14 | Nov 8th, 2017

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!

48:56 | Oct 30th, 2017

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 e...Show More

1:36:49 | Oct 25th, 2017

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!

1:17:21 | Oct 18th, 2017

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 twitt...Show More

1:25:04 | Oct 11th, 2017

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 p...Show More

1:37:03 | Oct 4th, 2017

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 no...Show More

1:18:33 | Sep 27th, 2017

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 ye...Show More

51:19 | Sep 20th, 2017

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 ...Show More

53:12 | Sep 13th, 2017

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. Sh...Show More

50:10 | Sep 6th, 2017

From Blaine to Hollywood, Mark and Hal pick the best Christopher Guest film without losing Busy Bee

1:21:57 | Aug 30th, 2017

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 princ...Show More

47:31 | Aug 23rd, 2017

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 ...Show More

1:04:29 | Aug 16th, 2017

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 ava...Show More

45:10 | Aug 9th, 2017

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 mu...Show More

1:09:25 | Aug 2nd, 2017

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 o...Show More

34:37 | Jul 26th, 2017

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...Show More

1:32:59 | Jul 19th, 2017

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 ba...Show More

04:13 | Jul 19th, 2017

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 ...Show More

43:04 | Jul 12th, 2017

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. C...Show More

1:25:29 | Jul 5th, 2017

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...Show More

53:50 | Jun 28th, 2017

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...Show More

1:27:12 | Jun 21st, 2017

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. ...Show More

36:09 | Jun 14th, 2017

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 ...Show More

1:01:09 | Jun 7th, 2017

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 tec...Show More

58:10 | May 31st, 2017

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 ...Show More

1:05:35 | May 24th, 2017

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...Show More

1:18:26 | May 14th, 2017

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!

53:13 | May 10th, 2017

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.

1:10:09 | May 3rd, 2017

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.

1:19:09 | Apr 26th, 2017

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 fin...Show More

53:27 | Apr 19th, 2017

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 ...Show More

51:47 | Apr 12th, 2017

Mark and Hal dive into history, their childhoods, and science to come away with a clean victory for one of these forms of soap!

1:22:23 | Apr 5th, 2017

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...Show More

1:06:47 | Mar 29th, 2017

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...Show More

1:13:06 | Mar 20th, 2017

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 an...Show More

46:34 | Mar 15th, 2017

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?

39:50 | Mar 8th, 2017

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...

40:22 | Mar 1st, 2017

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 the...Show More

1:08:22 | Feb 22nd, 2017

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.

54:58 | Feb 15th, 2017

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!

1:00:09 | Feb 8th, 2017

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-...Show More

1:01:08 | Feb 1st, 2017

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!

1:08:18 | Jan 25th, 2017

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 ama...Show More

47:18 | Jan 18th, 2017

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 t...Show More

32:41 | Jan 11th, 2017

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 ...Show More

35:41 | Jan 4th, 2017

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...Show More

43:00 | Dec 28th, 2016

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 corre...Show More

56:04 | Dec 21st, 2016

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 ...Show More

1:05:55 | Dec 14th, 2016

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 a...Show More

1:11:32 | Dec 7th, 2016

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 vi...Show More

50:57 | Nov 30th, 2016

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....Show More

49:35 | Nov 23rd, 2016

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 h...Show More

53:17 | Nov 16th, 2016

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 l...Show More

1:04:10 | Nov 9th, 2016

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 belon...Show More

1:05:45 | Nov 2nd, 2016

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 c...Show More

54:16 | Oct 26th, 2016

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...Show More

47:56 | Oct 19th, 2016

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 h...Show More

58:35 | Oct 12th, 2016

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 wri...Show More

59:52 | Oct 5th, 2016

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 ...Show More

53:12 | Sep 28th, 2016

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...Show More

1:16:24 | Sep 21st, 2016

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...Show More

1:27:48 | Sep 14th, 2016

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 ...Show More

56:11 | Sep 7th, 2016

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 ...Show More

47:41 | Aug 31st, 2016

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 th...Show More

58:09 | Aug 24th, 2016

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/ner...Show More

1:35:18 | Aug 17th, 2016

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 hel...Show More

36:43 | Aug 10th, 2016

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...Show More

1:03:12 | Aug 3rd, 2016

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 ...Show More

53:08 | Jul 27th, 2016

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...

50:43 | Jul 20th, 2016

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...Show More

51:04 | Jul 13th, 2016

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. Pi...Show More

1:00:13 | Jul 6th, 2016

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....Show More

51:56 | Jun 29th, 2016

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 speci...Show More

1:06:08 | Jun 22nd, 2016

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...Show More

1:06:52 | Jun 15th, 2016

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 Cree...Show More

31:26 | Jun 8th, 2016

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 sett...Show More

44:29 | Jun 1st, 2016

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 answe...Show More

1:04:15 | May 25th, 2016

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 im...Show More

50:59 | May 18th, 2016

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.

1:11:38 | May 11th, 2016

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 ...Show More

58:14 | May 4th, 2016

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 yo...Show More

1:02:00 | Apr 27th, 2016

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 imper...Show More

48:13 | Apr 20th, 2016

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. W...Show More

57:49 | Apr 13th, 2016

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 ...Show More

59:14 | Apr 4th, 2016

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 Breakfa...Show More

1:00:21 | Apr 1st, 2016

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, eve...Show More

57:53 | Mar 29th, 2016

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 Du...Show More

1:01:53 | Mar 21st, 2016

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 th...Show More

57:00 | Mar 14th, 2016

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 h...Show More

46:22 | Mar 9th, 2016

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...

46:03 | Feb 29th, 2016

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 ...Show More

1:08:59 | Feb 24th, 2016

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 pic...Show More

58:47 | Feb 17th, 2016

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...Show More

1:04:37 | Feb 10th, 2016

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?

1:01:32 | Feb 3rd, 2016

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) ...Show More

1:16:44 | Jan 27th, 2016

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 ...Show More

58:56 | Jan 20th, 2016

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: - Bumfig...Show More

13:16 | Jan 12th, 2016

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...Show More

1:03:27 | Jan 12th, 2016

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 o...Show More

43:30 | Jan 6th, 2016

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 C...Show More

43:10 | Dec 30th, 2015

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 ...Show More

1:05:18 | Dec 23rd, 2015

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 ...Show More

50:31 | Dec 16th, 2015

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 Ch...Show More

50:50 | Dec 9th, 2015

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 th...Show More

29:44 | Dec 2nd, 2015

Songs are one of the cornerstones of the Holiday season‚ĄĘ, 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 you...Show More

55:17 | Nov 25th, 2015

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 shi...Show More

52:31 | Nov 18th, 2015

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...Show More

40:21 | Nov 11th, 2015

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...Show More

58:37 | Nov 4th, 2015

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 y...Show More

41:15 | Oct 28th, 2015

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

49:00 | Oct 21st, 2015

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 ...Show More

57:49 | Oct 14th, 2015

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 - Surpri...Show More

51:44 | Oct 7th, 2015

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. Top...Show More

1:03:14 | Sep 30th, 2015

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 ...Show More

59:52 | Sep 23rd, 2015

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...Show More

59:34 | Sep 16th, 2015

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 Inques...Show More

38:49 | Sep 9th, 2015

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. Topi.