2022: 29th Annual Great American Think-Off debate on YouTube

2021: 28th Annual Great American Think-Off debate on YouTube

2020: Facebook Watch Party of The Great American Think-Off documentary film hosted by Director Nik Nerburn: TRT 55:35 (2019), featuring the 2018 Great American Think-Off.

2019: The Great American Think-Off documentary directed by Nik Nerburn

Follow along as a stay-at-home mom from Nashville, a chess champion from Virginia Beach, a business consultant from Austin, and a barista from New Orleans are all pitted against one another, publicly pondering the 2018 question: what has more of an impact on shaping one’s life – success or failure? “The Great American Think-Off” is a new documentary about one small town with lots of big ideas. Directed by Nik Nerburn TRT 55:35 2019

2018: 2018 Think-Off Debate on YouTube 

2015: Leif Wallin on The Moth talking about his experience with the Think-Off

2014: Lakeland Public Television announces 2015 question

2011: Lakeland Public Television story on Marsh Muirhead

2000: C-SPAN – Is Democracy Fair?

1999: C-SPAN – Which is More Dangerous – Science or Religion?

1998: C-SPAN – Is Honesty Always the best policy?


2023: Radio interviews about the 2023 Think-Off on It Takes 2 with Amy & JJ of KFGO 790 AM:

2021: WCCO Radio Real Talk with Roshini – Which is more important: to win or to play by the rules?

2014: MPR documentary by Evan Johnson

2012: Short radio interview of Marsh Muirhead returning to Think-off

2007: American Public Media Joe Kaiser reading his essay

1996: NPR Interview


2021: Washington Post Magazine, Amateur philosophers compete in the Great American Think-Off

2021: University of Minnesota Alumni Magazine, The Great American Think-Off

2015: Boston Globe, The Great American Think-Off ™ Releases 2015 Essay Question: Does Technology Free Us or Trap Us?

2015: Kansas City Star: The Great American Think-Off ™ Releases 2015 Essay Question: Does Technology Free Us or Trap Us?

2015:, Minnesota’s Great American Think-Off asks: ‘Does tech free us or trap us?’

2013: StarTribune, Think-Off Goes Beyond Questions

2012: WCCO, 4 Finalists Named For Great American Think-Off

2012:, Writing leader thinks on feet for Great American Think-Off

2011: Southwest Journal, Story by finalist Doug Wilhide about his experience

2008: Fox News, Oregon Man Tackles Illegal Immigration to Win Great American Think-Off

2008: Portland Tribune: Winner Craig Allen humble Home Depot employee

2008: NBC weird news announcing winner Craig Allen

2007: Washington Post: Question Announcement

1998: Los Angeles Times: Home of America’s Greatest Thinker

1998: New York Times, THINK TANK; Great American Think-Off: Take 4 Debaters, Stir, Serve to Crowd

1998: Baltimore Sun, Baltimore Sun Writer Enters Contest

1995: Spokane Review, Prisoner Won but Can’t Attend