We’ve all been there. Out at the bar with your friends, sharing a couple beers and having a general good time. Then from seemingly out of nowhere an argument starts. Innocuous enough, arguments between friends happen occasionally and sort themselves out. But not this one, this is one of those arguments that will rage on until the bar closes at 2 a.m. and the debate spills out into the streets of Philadelphia. I’m of course talking about whether or not the humble hotdog is a sandwich (it’s not, get over it.) Or is Die Hard a Christmas movie or not. These arguments are the basis for the podcast We Got This with Mark and Hal.
Hal Lublin and Mark Gagliardi tackle the thorny debates that come up that divide friends and alter allegiances. Or are just brilliant time wasters when there’s nothing good on TV or scrolling through your Facebook timeline for the umpteenth time loses it’s luster. As part of Philly Podcast Festival, Hal and Mark will be hosting a live edition of their show at the Ruba Club on Friday July 21.
With the live crowd involved, the taping will have an additional energy to it that will make that episode truly pop and bring out some truly excellent debate about the finer things in life. Like where is the best cheesesteak in the city. That alone will probably take a few episodes to properly answer. Tickets for the taping start at $20 for general admission with VIP tickets with a meet and greet with Mark and Hal available for $35.
We Got This with Mark and Hal
Friday, July 21, 8 p.m.
Ruba Club, 416 Green Street, Philadelphia, PA