Not Up For Debate

"Listen Now, Believe Later!"

About the show

A half-assed cultural talk show we accidentally created while trying to do a music show. We weigh in on pop culture, social topics, entertainment, sports, and much more from New York. The Director's commentary track to the culture. Featuring Paul Smith, Brandon, and Tone Aye. WARNING: Contains very strong opinions!rs!

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Episodes

  • 119 - 'The Psyche of People'

    August 23rd, 2019  |  2 hrs 4 mins
    black twitter, comedy, culture, hip-hop, music, social media, sports, wrestling

    This episode we discuss the fickle emotions of people. We review the biggest topics and happenings currently in our culture. Topics include Popeye's new chicken sandwich, Jay Z vs his own culture, Instagram hoax and more.

  • 118 - ‘Taking This Podcast to the Next Level'

    August 7th, 2019  |  1 hr 34 mins
    black twitter, cardi b, celebs, comedy, culture, fans, flex, freestyle, hip-hop, hot 97, ja rule, meet & greet, music, social media, sports, tyler, wrestling

    Recorded on July 29th - Part 3 of the Summer Series. We talk about Brandon's new hobby, meeting famous idols, celebrities and politics.

  • 117 - '96 Bags of Garbage'

    August 1st, 2019  |  1 hr 45 mins
    96 bags, black twitter, bricks, comedy, critics, cultural, culture, hip-hop, instagram, moon, music, not up for debate, nufd, politics, reddit, social media, sports, wrestling

    Part 2 in the NUFD Summer Series

  • 116 - 'Strappers'

    August 1st, 2019  |  1 hr 9 mins
    black twitter, comedy, culture, hip-hop, music, social media, sports, wrestling

    Strappers episode on NUFD for the Summer pod series.

  • 115 - 'Summer of Free Agency'

    July 9th, 2019  |  1 hr 10 mins
    black twitter, comedy, culture, fox, free agency, hip-hop, ice cream, lakers, music, nba, nets, social media, sports, summer 2019, trump, wrestling

    We discuss summer plans, free agency, and Karen’s type.

  • Run That Sh*t Back HOF: Beyoncé ‘Lemonade’

    July 4th, 2019  |  1 hr 19 mins
    beyoncé, black twitter, comedy, culture, hip-hop, lemonade, music, nufd, social media, sorry, sports, wrestling

    This week’s episode we have on the Behive to discuss none other than the Queen Bey’s most personal and world stopping album, Lemonade. We discuss “Hive Culture”, her relationship with Jay Z, as well as events leading up to the album, including the elevator incident. Sorry but not sorry for the wait, here’s the latest inductee into the RTSB HOF

  • 114 - 'Chips With The Dip'

    June 19th, 2019  |  1 hr 11 mins
    anthony joshua, black twitter, boxing, chips with the dip, comedy, cp3, culture, davis, drake, hip-hop, lakers, lebron james, music, oj simpson, raptors, ruiz, social media, sports, wrestling

    This is the sports pod you all been waiting for. No, really - this pod touches on a wild week in sports, from the Raptors winning the NBA Finals to OJ Simpson officially joining Twitter. We also discuss the Anthony Davis trade, sports agency, boxing, and more.

  • 113 - 'What Pool Party Have You Been To?'

    June 14th, 2019  |  1 hr 7 mins
    black twitter, comedy, culture, hip-hop, music, social media, sports, wrestling

    This Week's pod we give Paul his roses for his take on DJ Khaled vs. Billboard vs. Tyler the Creator. Other topics include music hot takes, family invites, and of course scamming. Also, Paul & Karen get into a heated debate over pool party etiquette.

  • Run That Sh*t Back HOF: The Notorious B.I.G - Ready To Die

    June 10th, 2019  |  1 hr 18 mins
    bad boy, big, biggie smalls, black twitter, classic, comedy, critics, cultural, culture, hip-hop, instagram, music, not up for debate, nufd, politics, puff, ready to die, reddit, social media, sports, the notorious b.i.g, wrestling

    Run That Sh*t Back HOF Podcast: Ready To Die

    This episode we do a deep dive on the era-defining classic, 1994’s “Ready To Die” by the Notorious B.I.G. Join me along with NUFD’s Tone Aye as well as Don Notz from Clicquot Vision Studios as we discuss what makes this album important to not only its region but the culture at large.

  • 112 - 'Doctor's Orders Room 112'

    June 4th, 2019  |  1 hr 22 mins
    black twitter, college admissions, comedy, critics, cultural, culture, dr. dre, game of thrones, harvard, hip-hop, instagram, lori, maternity photos, music, not up for debate, nufd, parenting, photos, politics, reddit, sat, social media, sports, ucla, usc, wrestling

    Doc returns for her mandatory quarterly visit. Topics include maternity photos, parenting, college admissions, and of course Game of Thrones.

  • 111 - 'DJ Khaled vs. Tyler, the Creator'

    May 20th, 2019  |  1 hr 7 mins
    black twitter, bran, ces, comedy, culture, dany, dj khaled, drogon, game of thrones, hip-hop, jon snow, music, social media, sports, swae lee, the broken, the creator, the lox, the verge, twitter, tyler, wrestling

    And then there was two left... Just kidding - Paul & Tone hold it down while Brandon handle some business. Topics include DJ Khaled vs. Tyler, the Creator first week sales, biggest rap duo talent gaps, a CES sex toy blunder, & a pump fake on Game of Thrones series finale wrap-up.

  • 110 - 'C U Next Tuesday'

    May 13th, 2019  |  1 hr 24 mins
    aew, ayesha, black twitter, comedy, culture, curry, dany, dragon, got, hip-hop, lottery, met gala, music, nba, obj, sansa, social media, sports, steph, wrestling

    This week we provide some unsolicited director's commentary to episode 5 of Game of Thrones. Topics include Ayesha Curry's comments, Odell Beckham's Met Gala fit, using the c-word and more.

  • 109 - '1 of 1 Hollisters'

    May 8th, 2019  |  1 hr 21 mins
    aegon, ame of thrones, arya, battle of winterfell, black twitter, bran, cardi b, comedy, culture, disney, dress code, end game, hip-hop, houston, john singleton, jon snow, kanye, music, nfl draft, raven, school, social media, sports, stark, sunday, thanos, theon, wrestling

    We are just over the halfway point of Game of Thrones and we discuss the difficulties of ending a show and creating beyond the world. Also, we discuss social media influence and the need for attention. Other topics discussed include fighting words, 1 of 1 Hollisters, spy whales, and more.

  • 108 - 'Not Today'

    April 30th, 2019  |  1 hr 30 mins
    aegon, arya, battle of winterfell, black twitter, bran, cardi b, comedy, culture, disney, dress code, end game, game of thrones, hip-hop, houston, john singleton, jon snow, music, nfl draft, raven, school, social media, sports, stark, thanos, theon, wrestling

    SPOILER ALERT This episode we get together to discuss the Battle of Winterfell - Game of Thrones episode, its highs and lows and what to expect next. We also discuss the highly emotionally Avengers: End Game movie. So if you haven't seen either of these two epic events, I suggest you skip this episode.

  • 107 - 'A Racist Ghost'

    April 18th, 2019  |  1 hr 43 mins
    black twitter, cardi b, comedy, culture, game of thrones, hip-hop, kardashian, kylie, music, nipsey, social media, sports, tidal, wrestlemania, wrestling, wwe

    We're back after a few weeks off. Topics include the premier of Spring TV lineup, paying bills, Game of Thrones, Will Smith overrated, and much more.

  • 106 - 'We Build Them Up!'

    March 27th, 2019  |  1 hr 23 mins
    black twitter, cardi b, comedy, critics, cultural, culture, hip-hop, instagram, kardashian, kylie, music, not up for debate, nufd, politics, reddit, social media, sports, wrestling

    The guys give you their thoughts on the current climate of the culture. We particularly focus on the heel turn of Cardi B