Kids and young people who enjoy debating (or who can be a bit opinionated), as well as their families, may enjoy Smash Boom Best, an engaging podcast created by Minnesota Public Radio (MPR) and American Public Media's Brains On! (featured in the 10-27-2017 Scout Report). The premise of Smash Boom Best is simple: Each episode pits "two cool things," such as snakes vs spiders or libraries vs museums, against each other, and guest debaters "use facts and passion to make their case... teaching listeners how to defend their own opinions along the way." Hosted by MPR's Molly Bloom and a guest student co-host, episodes are typically about 30-45 minutes long, and this podcast is currently in its second season with more than a dozen entertaining and informative episodes available as of this write-up. Those interested can listen to Smash Boom Best and subscribe to future episodes via their favorite podcast platform. Listeners can also participate by downloading their own scoresheet and voting online for the side they rate as each episode's winner at the link above.