Episode 49: Lincoln-Douglas Debate with Greg Rehmke

Chris Jeub interviews Greg Rehmke of Economic Thinking where Greg gives various case ideas and hot topics surrounding both NCFCA and Stoa Lincoln-Douglas debate resolutions. LD Debate Case Ideas with Greg Rehmke Download the MP3 Announcements: Announcement 1: Season 1 is coming to a close. This season will be archived and removed from viewing after August […]

Episode 48: Team-Policy Resolutions with Greg Rehmke

Chris Jeub interviews Greg Rehmke of Economic Thinking where Greg gives various case ideas and hot topics surrounding both NCFCA and Stoa team-policy debate resolutions. Debate Case Ideas with Greg Rehmke Download the MP3 NOTES: Greg explains his take on the two resolutions offered by both Stoa and NCFCA team-policy debate leagues. The resolutions with links […]

Want to Be the President?

    Some of them need coaching.

Debating on the Lawn

  Be sure to get this done before summer’s over.

Episode 47: Homeschoolers in the NSDA with Executive Director Scott Wunn

Chris Jeub interviews the executive director of the largest speech and debate league in the nation, the National Speech & Debate Association (formerly National Forensic League), specifically on how homeschoolers can become involved. Scott Wunn, Executive Director of the NSDA Download the MP3 NOTES: History of NSDA: History of NSDA goes back to 1925 as the […]

Logical Fallacies

Debaters master logical fallacies so that you stop using them. However, they often become agitated when others do.

Episode 46: Speech Sourcebooks with Ellen Densmore

Chris Jeub interviews the master editor to the Gold and Bronze Books, getting the background information on what is being released for 2015-2106 extemp, interp and platform speakers. Ellen Densmore on Gold and Bronze Developments for 2015 Download the MP3 Three big announcements: All sourcebooks are being shipped this weekend, as promised! They are being […]

Episode 45: Big 2015 Apologetics Upgrades with Luis Garcia

Luis Garcia explains details of the new edition of Silver Book, including 40% new lessons, a dozen new authors, and a higher standard on this apologetics training resource. Includes Stoa’s most recent changes, where 90% of the apologetics questions were rewritten, added or dropped! Luis Garcia on Silver Book Advancements for 2015 Download the MP3 In this […]

Episode 44: Lincoln-Douglas Resolutions for NCFCA and Stoa

Join Chris Jeub as he interviews the head writer for the 2015 releases of the Red Books, both NCFCA and Stoa Editions. Will Martin goes through the highlights of this yearly collaborative work. Interview with Will Martin, Head Writer for Red Book Download the MP3 NOTES: Red Book is Monument Publishing’s sourcebook for Lincoln-Douglas debaters competing in NCFCA […]

Why You Need to Win Nationals

Congratulations to these teams, all of whom either won their respective national tournaments or made it to the final round. They are marvelous examples!

Episode 43: Team-Policy Cases for 2015 with Vance Trefethen

The purpose of our sourcebook material is to prepare you for your first tournament. Vance Trefethen explains the two team-policy debate resolutions and gives a rundown on the three “spotlight cases” he prepared for you and the Blue Book.  Team-Policy Cases for 2015 with Vance Trefethen Download the MP3 NOTES: Be sure to pick up the […]

Episode 42: Stoa Leadership Interviews and Insights

In this episode, Chris Jeub interviews the president, a former board member, and a head coach from Colorado on the future of Stoa speech and debate league. Stoa Leadership Interviews and Insights Download the MP3 NOTES: Mark Russell, President First president outside the state of California. Stoa is in its sixth year with approximately 1300 […]

Episode 41: NCFCA Montage and Announcements

Chris Jeub returned from the NCFCA National Tournament at the University of Northwestern in St. Paul. He put together a montage of students as well as a commentary on the president’s announcements for league changes for the upcoming competitive year. NCFCA Student Montage and President’s Announcements Download the MP3 NOTES: Student montage: Stefanie Klaves: On […]


  Here’s to the most misunderstood stock issue in debate!

That guy who hates all the resolution options

  Some of us are thankful when the resolution is released, if anything so that we can stop listening to this guy…

Have fun storming Nationals!

  Training Minds represented three national tournaments in 2015: Stoa NITOC, NSDA Nationals and NCFCA Nationals. Training minds for action!

Episode 40: Caution and Craziness with Andrew Pudewa Part 3

This is perhaps the BEST of all forty Training Minds Podcasts, the conclusion of a three-part series of “Caution and Craziness” by Andrew Pudewa. He has been focused on “caution” in the first two parts, but now he’s going to share the “craziness” of his life. Caution and Craziness – Part 3 of 3 Download […]

Five Signature Features of Monument Publishing Sourcebooks

Blue Book is one of five sourcebooks (Blue, Red, Gold, Silver and Bronze), the longest-lasting collection of sourcebooks serving homeschool speakers and debaters since 1998. Heading into the 18th year of competitive excellence, here’s why you will want to continue to be a part of the action this year. Monument Publishing sourcebooks are signature resources helping students across the country best prepare […]

Episode 39: Caution and Craziness by Andrew Pudewa Part 2 of 3

A continuation from last week’s podcast where Andrew Pudewa of the Institute for Excellence in Writing shares his thoughts about aspiring to great things. Listen to Part I here. Caution and Craziness – Part 2 of 3 Download the MP3 NOTES: This recording is the second of three parts where Andrew Pudewa talks with high school graduates […]

Training Minds Meetup

I (Chris Jeub, president of Training Minds) will be working the Institute for Excellence in Writing booth at the NCFCA National Tournament from June 16-20, 2015. Please come by his booth for information about IEW. I would love to meet you! If you would like to “meet up” concerning Training Minds Ministry and Monument Publishing, be […]