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In this episode, the monkeys try to figure out what makes a debate, well, a debate and what exactly makes a conversation ‘intellectual.’ Do debates require a winner? Often political debates are broken down into winners and losers while the arguments themselves fall to the wayside, is this how they should be? Do conversations differ from debates because they enable non-binary views and nuance? Are emotional appeals different from charismatic delivery? What do you think makes a good intellectual conversation? The monkeys attempt to answer these questions and more while referring to debates on colour, science, emotion, and more.