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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Nov 9, 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 7

Election Day. The culmination of a long month of campaigning and a tireless amount of journalistic coverage ends with students all over the school casting their votes. The Probe team checks in with the candidates and themselves as we look back on the process and forward to the results. What does Thomas still have up his sleeve? Will Staci's election anxiety keep her from having any cogent thoughts? Was exploring a high school student body election actually a worthwhile endeavor? And, most importantly, who. will. WIN?




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

Principal Jonathan Benjamin Franklin: Eddie Piña

Vice Principal Curtis Hannigan: Ryan Ben

Robbie Walken: Matt Young

Students calling in: Lindsey Jean Smith, Bryan Duff, Eric Garneau, Eric Braband and Claudia Martinez


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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