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Popcorn For The Apocalypse: How To Stream Sunday's Presidential Debate

Workers prepare the stage for the second presidential debate at Washington University. (Getty Images)
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On Sunday, an eminently qualified presidential candidate and a coke-addled Voldemort imposter* will meet again on the national stage to decide whether or not we should all move to Canada come January. Just kidding, but not really.

You could take it all in as if it's Hollywood fiction at your local movie theater, but this is real life and you probably want to sit in a dark corner of your own home while you watch as Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump take part in the second presidential debate. It's this Sunday at 9 p.m. E.S.T., and will be held on the campus of Washington University in St. Louis, and cyanide smells like bitter almonds, FYI, just in case, things go badly Sunday night.

ABC's Martha Raddatz and CNN's Anderson Cooper will moderate the "town hall"-style event, which will feature questions from undecided voters. How and why anyone could possibly be an undecided voter at this point in time is truly beyond us, but that is neither here nor there.

Pretty much every major network (CBS, NBC, ABC, Fox, PBS, Univision, CNBC, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, C-SPAN, etc.) will be airing the debate live, but cord-cutters will have plenty of options for streaming the fun:

  • NBC News, PBS, Fox News, The Washington Post, Univision, and Telemundo will all be live-streaming their coverage on YouTube.
  • Roku users will also have a number of options.
  • Your local NPR station will also most likely be streaming the debate, so you can tune in through your retro radio or listen on your phone or tablet or whatever through their apps.
  • You will also obviously be able to stream the debate on Facebook Live, because it's Mark Zuckerberg's world and we're just living in it [link to come].
  • Bloomberg Politics will also be streaming the debate on Twitter, both online and on the Twitter app.
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For real-time knowledge and fun, we highly recommend following @PolitiFact for their instant fact-checks, @MerriamWebster for their gloriously snarky live definitions, and @SoSadToday for general (non-election related) existential ennui. And here are some tips for making the most out of Snapchat filters while you watch. Godspeed.

*J.K. Rowling has actually clarified that "Voldemort was nowhere near as bad" as The Donald.

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