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Could James Bond be a Chef? Should The Ghostbusters have their own restaurant? What would Indiana Jones and Laura Crofts wedding look like? Maybe you wanna find out if Conan The Barbarian could teach Sex Ed? We have the answers if you're curious... Welcome to The Reel Debaters, where real life meets reel life Micheal Petrow and Martin Navarro with their best good friends have gone too many sleepless nights while these and more questions like them continue to go unanswered. Each week you’ll hear 4 debaters sit down as they come up with a new tussle where we compare, contrast and insult each other with our takes for your listening pleasure. We’ll either insert ourselves into the movie or tv show and see how we fare or bring the characters into real life scenarios and see how they hold water and as a bonus give you access and interviews in the Canadian film industry via everyone from the lead actor to the account behind the scenes to pull back the curtain on how they make movies in the great white north. Wanna know who you’re listening to and their wheelhouses? Micheal Petrow: 90's/Early 2000's ..actually just everything. Martin Navarro: Sci fi/Fantasy Jimmy Skinner: Horror and B Movies Rob Strachan: Audio/Video and Classic Cinema Ian Bawa: Director/Actor and Independent Films Mark Cowell: Pop Culture and Popcorn Movies Charles Fernandes : Comic Book and Super Heroes Tune Wednesday for a new episode and if there’s something you wanna hear beaten to death send us an email

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Latest Episodes…

  1. Ep.26 "Merry Christmas, ya filthy animal!"

    This week on The Reel Debaters we tackle the long standing holiday office party/family tradition, The Secret "Santa" and debate it the only way we know how. Premise: If you could shop for any character, what would you buy them for your secret Santa. The Rules are as follows: We had to keep ...


  2. Ep.25 "Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it"

    Fact: motivational speeches make The Reel Debaters cry This week on the show we picked the "motivational speech" scene and put it through our idea machine and came to this conclusion: The Premise: Pick any motivational speech from any movie and replace the audience from that movie with a completely different scenario/audience ...


  3. Ep.24 Chris Stanton

    If you're wondering where Ep. 23 went we would love to tell you it has something to do with Stanley Kubrik and the mystery behind what The Shinning is all about and we were forced to take it down but its because in June 2021 we found out the guest ...


  4. Ep.22 The Reel Debaters Horror Special

    Happy Halloween Debaters! Today on the the show Micheal Petrow, Martin Navarro and with the help of our resident horror expert Jimmy Skinner take a deep dive into what they love about the Horror Genre. With the amount of ideas coming out of the dark side of cinema it was hard to ...


  5. Ep.21 Bj Verot

    Welcome to the 1st episode in our ongoing series about making movies in Manitoba This week on the podcast Micheal Petrow, Mark Cowell and Martin Navarro sit down with director, actor, producer and stuntman Bj Verot and pick his brain on how he got into stunt work, what it takes to ...