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.
The Debate: A time-honored tradition that the 2016 US presidential election has taken a massive dump upon. This episode of The Probe explores whether the students [and faculty] at FDRHS fell prey to name calling and mudslinging as they took the debate stage. How will Staci answer to the accusation of skipping class? Why does Thomas keep taking pictures next to posters bashing Staci? Where would Cori get that many balloons? Why would a woman leave a man who was nothing but loyal to her? And the most burning question of all will finally be answered: Is August running?
Lisa Burton: Lisa Burton
Mary Beth Smith: Mary Beth Smith
Thomas Buffington, Jr.: Clayton Margeson
Staci Kramer: Shira Wilson
Cori Wilson: Lauren Walker
August Tooley-Anderson: Brian Holden
Vice Principal Curtis Hannigan: Ryan Ben
Faculty Liaison Eliza Schroeder: Meredith Stepien
Debate Audience: Allie Kahan and Max from the iO box
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.