Smash Boom Best

By American Public Media

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Subscribers: 825
Reviews: 11

 May 28, 2020
I have listened to every episode and I do them at home! 😍

 Feb 9, 2020
SEASON 3!!!!! So exicted

 Dec 6, 2019
Love it so much so funny want more!!

 Nov 25, 2019
your show is very great 👍♥️

 Aug 15, 2019
so awsome!😁😁


Smash Boom Best is a debate show for kids and families from the makers of the award-winning podcast, Brains On. Every episode takes two cool things, smashes them together and let's you decide which is best. Cats versus Dogs. Pizza versus Tacos. Super Speed versus Super Strength. Who will be crowned the Smash Boom Best? Our debaters use facts and passion to make their case...teaching listeners how to defend their own opinions along the way. Produced By American Public Media. @smashboombest

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Season 3: Important Updates!

Smash Boom Best is returning this fall. We're hard at work on new episodes and we can't wait to share them with you! In the meantime, we’re launching an awesome new YouTube series called In Defense Of — a collection of tribute videos for teams that came in second place in our most hotly-contested debates — and we need YOUR help! Our first three videos are devoted to BOOKS, TACOS and UNICORNS. Record yourself defending their glory, and use facts and logic to make your case. Send us your In Defense Of arguments, and they might end up in one of our YouTube videos! Submit your recordings here:

Jul 21, 2020
We need your help!
BIG NEWS! Smash Boom Best has been nominated for a Webby Award! But we need your help to win. Cast your vote here: We can't do it without you!
May 05, 2020
Season 3 News!
Press play for an announcement from the Smash Boom Best team!
Feb 07, 2020
Want a Bonus Episode?
We made a special bonus episode just for our Debate Club members! To join and get access to the episode, head to and make a donation in any amount. The bonus episode features our beloved host and sloth lover, Molly Bloom, in a debate battle with Brains On producer and cheetah enthusiast, Sanden Totten. It’s cheetahs vs. sloths! Want to listen now? Join the Debate Club at
Sep 26, 2019
Aliens vs Robots
NPR’s Sam Sanders and Elise Hu go head to head in this futuristic faceoff! Sam is repping the extraterrestrial neighbors we’re still searching for. And Elise is here to defend those helpful machines we call robots. Who do you think won? Head to to cast your vote. This episode is sponsored by Candlewick Press, publisher of Judy Moody Book Quiz Whiz, available wherever books are sold, and Mathnasium ( or call 855-912-MATH).
Sep 11, 2019
Chocolate vs Cheese
How could you ever decide between two foods so scrumptious? Today’s judge is eleven-year-old Paige Goehner, the winner of Food Network’s Kids Baking Championship. The Sporkful’s Dan Pashman serves up a platter of facts for Team Cheese. And the Splendid Table’s Francis Lam tries to sway our judge with the delicious decadence of Team Chocolate. Who do you think won this foodie faceoff? Cast your vote at This episode is sponsored by Candlewick Press, publisher of Judy Moody Book Quiz Whiz, available wherever books are sold, and Mathnasium ( or call 855-912-MATH.)
Sep 05, 2019
Sharks vs Skunks
Aug 29, 2019
Swimming vs Soccer
Aug 22, 2019
Ice Age vs Jurassic
Aug 15, 2019
Rice vs Noodles
Aug 07, 2019
Venom vs Claws
Aug 01, 2019
Venus vs Jupiter
Jul 25, 2019
Mega Mini-Boom Bonanza
Jul 18, 2019
Snakes vs Spiders
Jul 11, 2019
Invisibility vs Flying
Jul 04, 2019
Loki vs Athena
Jun 27, 2019
Grand Canyon vs Mount Everest
Jun 20, 2019
Libraries vs Museums
Jun 13, 2019
Unicorns vs Dragons
Jun 06, 2019
Piranhas vs Venus Flytraps
Jun 06, 2019
Season 2 Trailer
May 23, 2019
Season 2 News!
Feb 04, 2019
Lava vs Quicksand
Jun 28, 2018
Pizza vs Tacos
Jun 21, 2018
Books vs Movies
Jun 14, 2018
Castles vs Caves
Jun 07, 2018
Cats vs Dogs
May 31, 2018
Super Speed vs Super Strength
May 24, 2018
Bermuda Triangle vs Loch Ness
May 17, 2018
Bats vs Owls
May 15, 2018
Season One: The Trailer
May 09, 2018