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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.91 Richard Walter

    This week on the show Micheal sits down with Richard Walter to talk about screenwriting and storytelling. Richard is a bestselling novelist and has had numerous screenplay projects with the major Hollywood studios and the biggest television networks. For more than forty years, Richard chaired the graduate program in screenwriting ...


  2. Ep 90 "Barney Rubble, Trouble!!

    This week on The Reel Debaters Mark, Martin and Micheal welcome actor and comedian Aaron Merke to the show as they talked about Top Chef (Food Network), Mighty Ducks:Game Changers (DIsney+), Search Party (HBO) Invincible(Amazon Prime) and debate who made the best Heist team to steal stuff like KFC's recipe ...


  3. Ep.89 Reel Talk With Film Training Manitoba

    This week on The Reel Debaters Micheal talks with Allison Bile and Adam Smoluk from Film Training Manitoba about the Manitoba film industry over the last 20 years, their love of the film world and passion for training and education and how FTM operates inside the world of Manitoba' film ...


  4. Ep. 88 "Smite me, O mighty smighter! "

    This week on The Reel Debaters Micheal, JImmy, Rob and Martin dispute whose the most likely to do good if they had the powers of the almighty himself, the alpha and the omega, GOD, AKA Jesus AKA The Holy Spirit inspired by the religious comedy Bruce Almighty. Premise: You've been given ...


  5. Ep.87 Doug Mitchell

    This week on The Reel Debaters Jimmy and Micheal sit down with Director Doug Mitchell for our ongoing series "Manitobans Making Movies...and NOW TV to talk about how he got his start in film, what one really great gig can do for your career if you pay attention, his ...