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.
With only one week left before the debate, The Probe takes on the biggest buffoon in the room, Thomas Buffington, Jr. The Buffington family has been influential in Indiana politics and business for decades, and like any family with such influence and history, there are skeletons in their closet. We'll delve deep into the bizarre and contradictory Buffington family. Do the Buffingtons live in a haunted mansion? What is the right age to show a child your face for the first time? How expensive is a sandwich really?
Lisa Burton: Lisa Burton
Mary Beth Smith: Mary Beth Smith
Thomas Buffington, Jr.: Clayton Margeson
Charlotte Buffington: Jessye Mueller
Thomas Buffington Sr.: Tim Dunn
Glover Buffington: Matt Young
August Tooley-Anderson: Brian Holden
Vice Principal Curtis Hannigan: Ryan Ben
Faculty Liaison Eliza Schroeder: Meredith Stepien
Produced by Matt Young, Lisa Burton, Mary Beth Smith and Hannah Parsons
Editor: Hannah Parsons
Original Music: Hannah Parsons
Other Music: Final Cut Pro, iLife, and iMovie Sound Effects
The Probe Logo: Maxwell Hudetz
Special Thanks to Cards Against Humanity for allowing us to record in their beautiful space.