Policydb8 is pleased to announce a partnership with the Debatercast. The Debatercast is a podcast dedicated to Policy Debate, its people, its community, and its potential. Most episodes involve its host, Rob Glass, interviewing a variety of different people from across the community to share their experience in debate, their thoughts on core subjects, and offering advice for all levels of debate participants from coaches to novices. Future episodes, along with being published via the podcast feed of your choice, will available for listening and download here and there will be shared discussion about the episodes and what they contain via chat and in the forum.
You can find previous episodes of The Debatercast on Rob's website. And for some more depth on what The Debatercast is about, you can listen to his introductory episode below.
I'm joined by Dr. Gary Larson for this episode. Dr. Larson is currently the Director of Institutional Research and Academic Support at Wheaton college, but people in debate are more likely to know him from his over thirty years of presence in Tabrooms across the community, and for him being one of the fathers of the modern preference system used across debate. In this interview we talk about Dr. Larson's background in debate, how he came to run tabrooms, the history and controversy of prefs, and the misconceptions that abound about how you should do your pref sheet.
I’m joined by Dr. Jeffrey Lewis for this Episode. Dr. Lewis is the Director of the East Asia Nonproliferation Program at the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey, the founding editor of the Arms Control Wonk blog, and a former Policy Debater in High School and College. He talks with me about his debate career, how debate influenced his decision to go into Nuclear Policy, and shares some thoughts on this year’s college topic.
Arms Control Wonk Podcast: https://www.armscontrolwonk.com/archive/author/podcast/
2020 Commission by Jeffrey Lewis: https://amzn.to/2COL3xi
This was recorded on 9/11/2018.
Music by Ben Sound.