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 26, 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 5

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.

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