In an effort to uncover where corruption in American politics starts, The Probe goes deep inside an average high school student body presidential election. Listen as hosts Lisa Burton and Mary Beth Smith meet the candidates and their families, speculate on their motives for running, and unmask all the nasty aspects of running for office at any level.
During week two of what feels like a never-ending election cycle, The Probe team does more work in the field learning about the candidates and their motivations. This week: The anti-establishment outsider. Who is Cori Wilson? What about her upbringing made her want to run for student body president? Was it her biographer father? Her food scientist mother? One of her more nefarious classmates? Why does she seem to care so much more about the X Games than the Winter Olympics? The Probe leaves no stone unturned.
Lisa Burton: Lisa Burton
Mary Beth Smith: Mary Beth Smith
Cori Wilson: Lauren Walker
Whitney Lamont-Wilson: Carly Olson
Christopher Wilson: Luis Cortes.
Thomas Buffington, Jr: Clayton Margeson
Staci Kramer: Shira Wilson
Artie Tooley-Anderson: John Thibodeaux
Robbie Walken: Matt Young
Produced by Matt Young, Lisa Burton, Mary Beth Smith, and Hannah Parsons
Original Music: Hannah Parsons
Other Music: Final Cut Pro, iLife, and iMovie Sound Effect.
Editor: Hannah Parsons
The Probe Logo: Maxwell Hudetz
Special thanks to Cards Against Humanity for allowing us to record in their beautiful space.