How to watch the first presidential debate, because you’re going to want to see this

This upcoming Monday will see the first presidential debate of the general election, and you know what that means: America’s first female nominee from a major party, Hillary Clinton, sharing the stage with the Republican Party’s most unapologetically misogynistic nominee in recent history, Donald Trump. If all the shit they’ve been talking about each other this past year is any indicator of how explosive they’ll be on the debate stage, then boy, are we in for something. Here’s how to watch the first general election presidential debate between Clinton and Trump.

If for whatever reason you’re still watching TV from a TV, you can catch the debate on C-SPAN, ABC, CBS, FOX, and NBC, and cable news channels including CNN, Fox News, and MSNBC. At some point, you even could have bought tickets to watch it all go down at Hofstra University, in person, but since it’s way too late at this point, you could always just livestream it from Facebook, Youtube, or Twitter.

The debate, which will air on every channel from 9-10:30 p.m. ET, promises to shatter records and attract an estimated audience of 100 million viewers, and while I have my doubts about how much substantive information it will offer between Trump’s inevitable temper tantrums, you’d better be one of those viewers, anyway.

How much new knowledge about the candidates’ actual policies you will retain from watching is to be seen. The debate’s themes are national security, “America’s direction,” and “achieving prosperity,” so take from that what you will. I suspect you could easily make a fun drinking game by taking a shot every time Trump says “tough on ISIS” or every time Clinton says something about student loans.

And if that doesn’t interest you, consider how both candidates have prepared for the debate. While Trump has proudly declared that he is against prepping “too much for those things,” (aka doing literally nothing to prepare) and doesn’t want to “sound scripted or phony,” Clinton’s team has reportedly been meticulously researching Trump’s insecurities and triggers, according to New York magazine.

The Clinton camp denies that its goal is to aggravate Trump and make a spectacle out of him (as if he’s incapable of doing this himself) on the debate stage, but would that really be so terrible an idea? Exposing him for the unpresidential, intemperate man-child he is is really what America needs right now, so I say go for it.

And if the possibility of Trump exploding still doesn’t motivate you to tune in, but you’d still like to know what’s going on, you’ll find live debate coverage here at The Frisky.