The Probe

THE PROBE is a satirical take on popular magazine-style news podcasts, focused on telling a single story over the course of a season.
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Oct 12, 2016



Season One:


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.


Episode 3:


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.

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