Barbershop-like debate topics, mixed with some Parliamentary-like debate structure.

Championing the diversity of thought, with idea battles.

All debates done by the people, for the people.

July 26, 2017
Option A or B

SOCCER DEBATE: A generation from now Soccer will be the most popular sport in the USA.

The contention: A generation from now Soccer will be the most popular sport in the USA. The debaters: Elvis (Option A) vs Alvin (Option B). Moderator […]
May 11, 2018
Option A or B

IRAN NUCLEAR DEAL DEBATE REMIX: USA should maintain its nuclear deal with Iran.

The contention: USA should maintain its nuclear deal with Iran. The debaters: Rob Ames (Option A) vs Greg Brew (Option B). Moderator’s rant on Kanye’s rant: […]
January 30, 2018
Option A or B

SMARTPHONE DEBATE: “Smartphones” are turning us into idiots.

The contention: “Smartphones” are turning us into idiots. The debaters: Vianessa (Option A) vs Alvin from L.A. (Option B). Moderator rant: 0:31 mark. Debate introduction: 2:14 […]
May 25, 2018
Option A or B

STAR WARS vs SCARFACE DEBATE REMIX: “Star Wars” holds up today better than “Scarface.”

The contention: “Star Wars” holds up today better than “Scarface.” The debaters: Courtney Fearrington (Option A) vs Keith Mosley (Option B). The Mankees rant: 0:31 mark. […]
October 13, 2016
Paying College Athletes

PAYING COLLEGE ATHLETES DEBATE: FBS College Football players should be paid more than just a scholarship.

The contention: FBS College Football players should be paid more than just a scholarship. The debaters: Shana Renee (Option A) vs Chuck City (Option B). Moderator […]
April 20, 2018
Hip Hope Debate

HIP HOP MUSIC DEBATE REMIX: Hip Hop music is past its prime.

The contention: Hip Hop music is past its prime. The debaters: Dhane (Option A) vs Carver (Option B). Moderator’s epically long social media rant: 0:31 mark. […]
June 21, 2018
Nuclear Weapons Debate

NUCLEAR WARFARE DEBATE REMIX: All nations should have the right to have nuclear weapons.

The contention: All nations should have the right to have nuclear weapons. The debaters: Najja Thompson (Option A) vs Nexus Cook (Option B). Tomorrowland rant: 0:35 […]
May 25, 2016
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KOBE vs LeBRON DEBATE: LeBron James in his prime is greater than Kobe Bryant in his prime.

The contention: LeBron James in his prime is greater than Kobe Bryant in his prime. The debaters: Alvin (Option A) vs Jay (Option B). Moderator rant: […]
April 25, 2018
Mobile dating apps are more regressive than progressive.

DATING DEBATE REMIX: Mobile dating apps are more regressive than progressive.

The contention: Mobile dating apps are more regressive than progressive. The debaters: Sara White (Option A) vs Sara Dejam (Option B). Moderator rant: 0:31 mark. Debate […]
June 8, 2016
Kendrick Lamar vs Drake Debate

KENDRICK LAMAR vs DRAKE DEBATE: Drake is a better rapper than Kendrick Lamar.

The contention: Drake is a better rapper than Kendrick Lamar. The debaters: Emmanuel Midy (Option A) vs Shayla Byrd (Option B). Moderator rant: 0:31 mark. Debate […]
February 11, 2017
Reality TV Debate

REALITY TV DEBATE: “Flavor of Love” is still the most ratchet reality TV show of all time.

The contention: VH1’s “Flavor of Love” is still the most ratchet reality TV show of all time. The debaters: Symone from Dallas (Option A) vs Morris […]
July 29, 2016
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RELIGION DEBATE: Religion does more harm than good.

The contention: Religion does more harm than good. The debaters: Laurice (Option A) vs Dennis (Option B). Moderator rant: 0:31 mark. Debate introduction: 2:59 mark. Round […]
May 25, 2016
Beyonce vs Usher Debate

BEYONCE vs USHER DEBATE: Usher’s ‘Confessions’ album is a better ballad to airing the dirty laundry of infidelity than Beyonce’s ‘Lemonade’ album.

The contention: Usher’s “Confessions” album is better ballad to airing the dirty laundry of infidelity than Beyonce’s “Lemonade” album. The debaters: Alvin (Option A) vs B […]
May 25, 2016
Interracial Dating Debate

INTERRACIAL DATING DEBATE: I’m against people dating exclusively outside of their own race.

The contention: I’m against people dating exclusively outside of their own race. The debaters: Brie (Option A) vs Jackson (Option B). Moderator rant: 0:31 mark. Debate […]
October 22, 2017
Culture Debate

CULTURE DEBATE: The new outrage over Halloween costume cultural appropriation is absurd.

The contention: The new outrage over Halloween costume cultural appropriation is absurd. The debaters: Roc (Option A) vs Symone (Option B). Moderator rant: 0:31 mark. Debate […]
June 16, 2016
Pro Choice Debate

PRO CHOICE DEBATE: When it comes to pro choice, Men should have an equal say in the matter.

The contention: When it comes to pro choice, Men should have an equal say in the matter. The debaters: Keith (Option A) vs Elisa (Option B). […]
May 25, 2016
catcalling debate

CATCALLING DEBATE: You call it catcalling, I call it being friendly.

The contention: You call it catcalling, I call it being friendly. The debaters: Jason (option A) vs Jamie (option B). Moderator rant: 0:31 mark. Debate introduction: […]
March 17, 2018
Option A or B

A FIRESIDE CHAT ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH: Black dudes need to speak to therapists.

A FIRESIDE CHAT ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH: Black dudes need to speak to therapists. Featured guest: Willie Jackson Moderator rant: 0:31 mark. Fireside chat: 5:57 mark. Vote […]
June 21, 2016
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TOM BRADY vs JOE MONTANA DEBATE: Tom Brady’s career is greater than Joe Montana’s career.

The contention: Tom Brady’s career is greater than Joe Montana’s career. The debaters: Darren Sands (Option A) vs Shawn Hardie (Option B). Moderator rant: 0:31 mark. […]
May 25, 2016
use of the n-word

N-WORD DEBATE: All people should stop saying the N-word.

The contention: All people should stop saying the N-word. The debaters: Landon Dais (Option A) vs Tito Hill (Option B). Moderator rant: 0:32 mark. Debate introduction: […]
January 21, 2018
Option A or B

A FIRESIDE CHAT ABOUT MEN’S RIGHTS: “The Red Pill” documentary needs to be seen by all.

The contention: “The Red Pill” documentary needs to be seen by all. Featured guest: Joe from Harlem, NY. Moderator rant: 0:31 mark. Fireside chat: 3:08 mark. […]
March 31, 2017
Option A or B Debates

McGREGOR vs MAYWEATHER DEBATE: Conor McGregor will save boxing from the death bed.

The contention: Conor McGregor will save boxing from the death bed. The debaters: Morris (Option A) vs Mark (Option B). Moderator rant: 0:31 mark. Debate introduction: […]
May 25, 2016
Pac vs Biggie Debate

2PAC vs BIGGIE DEBATE: 2pac is a greater rapper than Biggie.

The contention: 2pac was a greater rapper than Biggie. The debaters: Mike Will (Option A) vs Elvis Maduro (Option B). Moderator rant: 0:32 mark. Debate introduction: […]
November 2, 2016
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A FIRESIDE CHAT ABOUT ALIMONY: Women hating on Men seeking alimony needs to cease.

The contention: Women hating on Men seeking alimony needs to cease. Featuring Joe from Harlem (Option A). Moderator rant: 0:39 mark. Introduction: 2:02 mark. Click here […]
July 21, 2016
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CLINTON vs TRUMP DEBATE II: Hillary Clinton is better for America than Donald Trump.

The contention: Hillary Clinton is better for America than Donald Trump. The debaters: Dave Levine (Option A) vs Ben Gordon (Option B). Moderator rant: 0:31 mark. […]
February 3, 2017
Option A or B

ALLEN IVERSON vs ISAIAH THOMAS DEBATE: 27 year old Isaiah Thomas was better than 27 year old Allen Iverson.

The contention: 27 year old Isaiah Thomas was better than 27 year old Allen Iverson. The debaters: Darren Sands (Option A) vs Alvin Grimes (Option B). […]
November 7, 2016
Cannabis does more good than harm.

A FIRESIDE CHAT ABOUT WEED: Cannabis does more good than harm.

The contention: Cannabis does more good than harm. Featuring Keith Mosley (Option A). Moderator rant: 0:35 mark. Introduction: 1:43 mark. Click here to support Option A […]
May 25, 2017
The creation story of Option A or B.

The creation story of Option A or B.

On the 1 year anniversary of Option A or B, debate moderator Chris Canada along with 2 friends tell the story of the hilarious/life-changing event that […]

Prolific Quote

I'm not shy about heated debate or passionate discourse, but when people get crazy or rude, that's a buzzkill. There's got to be a better code of conduct, some basic etiquette.

- Mos Def
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Chris Canada

Why?


After an incident at a house party where an argument resulted in Chris Canada being called the N-word, Chris became inspired and had the vision to change the way everyday people participate-in and absorb civil discourse. So Chris created the Option A or B debate society, where essentially any and all people, from anywhere and everywhere, can debate any and all topics, with a moderator, and release each debate as a podcast episode for the world to listen to and interact with.

Since we are fortunate enough to live in times where the human race is virtually connected, Option A or B's purpose is to leverage this technology as a tool, bring different ideas and opinions together in a positive way, and highlight the real truth, people are a lot more alike than they are different.

The Moderator


Chris straddles the line between an INTP and ENTP personality, raised in the 253 and resides in the 212. With 30+ years of arguing experience, Chris believes to be the best pound for pound debater of all time, but is now satisfied with the role of an exhibition debater (basically like Apollo Creed in Rocky IV). Chris also enjoys being a moderator for Option A or B, instead of giving people that work (similar to how Darth Vader did people in the last scene of Rogue One). Lastly, Chris feels very strongly that toxic tribalism is wack AF!
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